Fourteen VCU School of Pharmacy (seven alumni among them), 35 residents and more than 500 students contributed to a program that won the 2014 C. Peter Magrath University Community Engagement Award.
The Pharmacist Collaborative Care and Outreach in the Community program covers the school’s community partnerships and outreach programs since 2001, which have resulted in more than 20,000 patient care encounters.
The award, sponsored by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, was accepted at APLU’s 127th Annual Meeting by Cathy Howard, vice provost for the VCU Division of Community Engagement. This is the first time VCU has won an APLU award.
School of Pharmacy Dean Joseph T. DiPiro said, “This is a terrific recognition of our efforts and a great incentive to build these programs further.”
SOP faculty alumni who have worked closely with PCOC are Krista Donohoe (Cert.’10/AHP; Pharm.D.’10/P), Kelly Goode (B.S.’89/P; Pharm.D.’94/P), Sharon Gatewood (B.S.’97/H&S; Pharm.D.’02/P), Brigitte Sicat (Pharm.D.’98/P), Evan Sisson (B.S.’92/P; Pharm.D.’94/P, M.S.H.A.’96/AHP), Patty Slattum (B.S. ’85/P; Cert.’92/AHP; Ph.D.’93/P) and Tyler Stevens (Pharm.D.’06/P). Hundreds of students – too many to name! – who now are alumni also served as part of the program.
Learn more about the Magrath Award.