USPHS Excellence in Public Health Pharmacy Award
This prestigious award recognizes pharmacy students who have made significant contributions to public health by promoting wellness and healthy communities. Specifically, students are evaluated on their contributions towards voluntary health related services, an emerging public health issue, or contributions that advance the goals of Healthy People 2030 or the National Prevention Strategy.
Today, we face increasing public health crises in America as evidenced by the emergence of COVID-19 pandemic, opioid epidemic, rise of obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. With the advent of these public health issues, pharmacy students can play an important role in finding innovative ways to address these challenges. Therefore, the USPHS would like to recognize and encourage students to learn about public health and engage in public health efforts in their communities.
The Excellence in Public Health Pharmacy award is issued by the Pharmacist Professional Advisory Committee (PharmPAC) of the United States Public Health Service (USPHS). The USPHS is led by the Surgeon General and is made up of more than 6,000 Commissioned Corps officers that work on the front lines of public health – fighting disease, conducting research, and caring for patients in underserved communities. This diverse team of highly qualified healthcare professionals is driven by a passion to serve the underserved, and these men and women fill essential public health leadership and clinical service roles within the Nation’s Federal Government.
2023 Award Recipients
Congratulations to 88 pharmacy students from across the country that have been recognized as the USPHS Excellence in Public Health Pharmacy Award recipients in 2023. Of those, the PharmPAC Student Awards Program selected ten top award recipients for their public health work that positively impacted their local communities and beyond. Please click on the top award recipients’ photos below to learn more about their public health work accomplishments:
East Tennessee State University Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy
Andy D. Fernandez
Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy
Marshall B. Ketchum University College of Pharmacy
Midwestern University College of Pharmacy
Touro College of Pharmacy
Shenandoah University Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy
Samantha Denise Mamie
Temple University School of Pharmacy
Medical College of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy
Jennifer Tram Nguyen
American University of Health Sciences School of Pharmacy
Roosevelt University College of Pharmacy
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