COP affiliates recognized for community-oriented research

Jennifer Bingham poses next to her poster presentation Several Medication Management Center employees and other College of Pharmacy affiliates received awards on May 10 at a new annual research fair co-hosted by El Rio Community Health Center and The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education.

The research fair, held at the historic Manning House, which is the administrative headquarters of the El Rio Community Health Center, centered on the theme of “Community-Oriented Primary Care.” Awards were divided into three categories: Innovation, Presentation and Relevance.

The three COP-affiliated posters receiving awards at the event and the researchers involved with each of them were:

  • “Pharmacist- and Nurse-Managed, Interprofessional, Post-Hospital Discharge Transition of Care Program (TMC)” – Amanda Harrington, PhD student in the Pharmaceutical and Health Outcomes track; Mel Nelson, PharmD Class of 2016; Jennifer Bingham, medication management specialist at the MMC; Kate Johnson, interprofessional care coordinator at the MMC; Sandra Leal, vice president for innovation at SinfoníaRx.
  • “Academic-Community Partnership To Implement Medication Therapy Management (MTM) Services in Rural Arizona Communities Improves Safety for Patients with Complex Chronic Conditions” – Melissa Johnson; Rebecca Jastrzab, PharmD 2010; Johnson; Elizabeth Hall-Lipsy, program manager for health disparities initiatives and community outreach and assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science; Rose Martin, director of the MMC; Ann Taylor, project manager at the Center for Health Outcomes and PharmacoEconomic Research; Terri Warholak, associate professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science
  • “Incorporating Promotoras into Medication Therapy Management (MTM) Services Delivered in a Rural Arizona Border Community” –Jastrzab; Melissa Johnson; Kate Johnson; Hall-Lipsy; Martin; Taylor; Warholak.

Bingham presented the first poster at the event. That project was awarded first place in the Relevance category.

Jared Tate, PharmD Class of 2018, an intern at the MMC, presented the other two posters. Second place in the Presentation category was given to the “Academic-Community Partnership To Implement Medication Therapy Management (MTM) Services in Rural Arizona Communities Improves Safety for Patients with Complex Chronic Conditions” poster. “Incorporating Promotoras into Medication Therapy Management (MTM) Services Delivered in a Rural Arizona Border Community” was awarded first place in the Innovation category.

According to Johnson, Tate is taking the lead on the rural health program highlighted in those two posters, which is funded by the Arizona Department of Health Services. Tate will be involved with research and program coordination for the rural health program in the coming year as a third-year student.

Photo caption: Jenny Bingham with the poster she presented at the research fair

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