APhA Announces 2015 Postgraduate Best Paper Awards

The Postgraduate Best Paper Awards recognize the author of the best contributed paper presented at the APhA Annual Meeting & Exposition by a postgraduate student.

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WASHINGTON, DC — The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science (APhA-APRS) today announced the recipients of the 2015 APhA Postgraduate Best Paper Awards. The recipients were chosen during the 2015 APhA Annual Meeting & Exposition in San Diego.

The Postgraduate Best Paper Awards recognize the author of the best contributed paper (podium or poster session) presented at the APhA Annual Meeting & Exposition by a postgraduate student. APhA-APRS presents up to four awards each year to postgraduate APhA members in the basic, clinical and/or economic, social and administrative sciences categories.

Postgraduate Best Paper Award in the Economic, Social & Administrative Sciences (Podium)

Benita Bamgbade of Austin, TX, was selected for paper “Impact of a Mental Illness Stigma Awareness Intervention on Pharmacy Student Perceptions and Factors Influencing Willingness to Counsel.” The co-authors were Jamie Barner and Kentya Ford.

Postgraduate Best Paper Award in the Economic, Social & Administrative Sciences

Ranjani Varadarajan of Ashburn, VA, was selected for paper “The Effect of Illumination on Medication Preparation Errors in a Long-Term Care Facility.” The co-authors were Kenneth N. Barker, Salisa C. Westrick, and Kristen L. Helms.