During the 2016 American Association of College of Pharmacy Annual Meeting in Anaheim, California, the UA College of Pharmacy received the Lawrence C. Weaver Transformative Community Service Award. The meeting took place from July 23 to 27 and the award was presented on July 24.
The Lawrence C. Weaver Transformative Community Service Award is presented each year to one college or school of pharmacy that has demonstrated a major institutional commitment to addressing unmet community needs through education, practice and research.
AACP found that the COP continuously shows commitment through multiple outreach programs including student-run clinics and screening programs, community education and service activities, and youth programs such as PharmCamp.
John Murphy, then interim dean, and Elizabeth Hall-Lipsy, program manager for COP's Health Disparities Initiatives and Community Outreach program, accepted the award for the college at the conference opening session. Numerous faculty and staff members from COP were in attendance.
"It was a tremendous honor to receive the award and to accept it on behalf of the college," says Hall-Lipsy. "This award is truly shared among the remarkable people at the college and our outstanding community partners. Together we are engaging our communitites in a transformative way."
Check out our video about why COP won the Weaver Award.
Photo caption: A very proud John Murphy takes a selfie with the Weaver Award.