Student Awards for 2006-07

June 2006:
WSPA selected Cris Duvall ’07 “Pharmacy Student of the Year”

WSPA awards Majid Tanas ’07 “Best Student Poster”

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta chose HPA student Ashley Tuomi for nationally competitive summer internship

August 2006:
The 2005 Wyeth-AFPE Gateway to Research Scholarship awarded to Alina Chahal ‘07

The 2005 Rho Chi-Schering Plough-AFPE First-Year Graduate School Scholarship was awarded to Joshua Neumiller

October 2006:
Four students won the National Community Pharmacists Association NCPA) annual business plan competition. Jason Doss, Daniela Beilic, Joshua Fancher and Corinne Gavrun, all from the class of 2009. Thirty teams competed.

December 2006:
Spokane Pharmacists Association recognized Majid Tanas ’07 as Outstanding Student/Intern/Fellow of the Year.

January 2007:
APhA’s Student Pharmacist magazine selected Cris Duvall ’07 for a One-to-One Counseling Recognition Program award.

March 2007:
PPSO won the Region 7 ASP-APhA award for Operation Diabetes. The group conducted 29 diabetes screening events, referred 54 patients to a physician and had the participation of 101 students.

Lynn Marie Tu ’09 won the APhA-APPM Presentation Merit Award for her poster “Utilizing USP 797 to Improve the Quality and Sterility of Radiopharmaceuticals Without Costly Facility Modifications.” The poster explains a research project she was involved in during an internship last summer at a Mallinckrodt Nuclear Pharmacy in Los Angeles.

Majid Tanas was one of 12 students nationally to receive a 2006-2007 ASHP Student Leadership Award. The awards were given to students with an interest in health-system pharmacy and who have demonstrated leadership. They include $2,500 in cash, a drug information library and recognition throughout the year in various ASHP publications.

Jason Doss ’09 was selected as the Regional NCPA Student, which means he will serve for two years in the student leadership of the NCPA. The first year, he will serve on the Student Regional Council as the liaison between NCPA and student chapters of a particular region, and the second year he will be on the Student Leadership Council, which is involved in policy discussions. Doss will receive paid trips to the NCPA annual and legislative conferences for 2007 and 2008 (four conferences total). He also will serve on the National Steering Committee for NCPA in 2008.

Daniela Beilic ’09 was selected as the NCPA summer intern. The NCPA selects one summer intern each year. Daniela will spend 10 weeks in the NCPA headquarters in Alexandria, Va. She will be required to submit a report after five weeks and another at the end of the internship.

April 2007:
Corrine Gavrun was selected as the NCPA Student Chapter Member of the Year for 2006-2007.

Connie Remsberg, a first-year Pharm.D. student, received a prestigious American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education (AFPE) Gateway to Research Scholarship for her proposal titled “Pharmaceutical Engineering of Nanocarriers for Delivery of Hydrophobic Xenobiotics”. Connie is one of 12 AFPE Gateway to Research Scholars awarded nationwide in 2007.

Marsha Goodman, class of 2008, received the U.S. Public Health Service “Excellence in Public Health Pharmacy Practice Award.” For the past two years, Marsha has chaired Operation Diabetes, which won a regional award from APhA in March for most people reached. Among those screened for diabetes under her leadership were the middle school and high school aged Native American children in Wellpinit, Wash. It was the clinical pharmacist at Wellpinit, who is a U.S. Public Health Service employee, who presented Marsha with the award. Her activities have included more than diabetes education, however. For two years she organized the APhA patient counseling competitions on campus. Winners of those competitions go to the national APhA contest each year. She also served as APhA-ASP (student chapter) president in 2006-07.

Majid Tanas ’07 has two publications coming out this spring/summer: The first is a chapter co- published with Jason M. Lund ’07, Dr. Danial Baker and Dr. Keith Campbell for the American Diabetes Association in a book titled, The Uncomplicated Guide to Diabetes Complications 3rd Ed. The second is an article (currently in the final stages of review) for the peer-reviewed journal, The Federal Practitioner, based on a study he conducted while at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center this past year.