The new grant was created to stimulate innovative leadership development practices that enhance outcomes for clinicians, patients, and organizations.
Five pharmacists will be the first to receive funding through the New Practitioner Leadership Development Research Grant. Announced by the ASHP Foundation, the research grant is supported by the new Marianne F. Ivey Fund.
The new grant was created to stimulate innovative leadership development practices that enhance outcomes for clinicians, patients, and organizations. It is intended to fund research conducted by pharmacy residents and new practitioners, according to the ASHP Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.
A competitive program, the grant supports diverse projects that are focused on developing leadership competencies that include: driving results, resilience, and, organizational savvy, according to the ASHP Foundation.
The 5 early career pharmacists receiving the grant will be provided with up to $5,000 in funding to support their research or demonstration projects. Four of the 5 research projects focus on pharmacist burnout, a topic that was a priority of ASHP Past President and Foundation Board member, Paul Bush Pharm.D., MBA, FASHP, during his tenure.
“It is in the profession’s best interest to cultivate an environment of well-being as pharmacists who are resilient do a better job of caring for patients,” said Bush, in a prepared statement. “This program helps highlight the importance of recognizing well-being and resilience as a leadership competency. Research projects like those awarded bring this issue to the masses. This grant is an outstanding response to ASHP’s call to action to create a culture of resilience.”
Each chosen by an independent review panel, the following projects received grant funding:
Systemization and Evaluation of the Impact of a Pharmacy Technician Ladder in a Multi-Hospital System
Primary Investigator: Sunny Bhakta, PharmD, MS, BCPS
Senior Investigator: Alex Varkey, PharmD, MS
Organization: Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas
Burnout Response Among U.S. Hospital Pharmacy Directors and Departments
Primary Investigator: Matthew Bilhimer, PharmD
Senior Investigator: Nicole Acquisto, PharmD
Organization: University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York
Characterizing and Addressing Burnout Among Full-Time Pharmacists Employed Within a MultiHospital Health System
Primary Investigator: Tara Feller, PharmD, MBA, MPH, BCPS
Senior Investigator: Todd Nesbit, PharmD, MBA
Organization: The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland
Assessment of Turnover, Resilience, and Well-Being of Pharmacy Department Employees at an Academic Medical Center
Primary Investigator: Elissa King, PharmD, PGY2 HSPA
Senior Investigator: Lindsey Amerine, PharmD, MS, BCPS
Organization: University of North Carolina Hospital, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Evaluating Empathy and Burnout in Student Pharmacists
Primary Investigator: Mary Elizabeth O'Barr, PharmD, PGY1
Senior Investigator: Joshua Hollingsworth, PharmD, PhD
Organization: Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama Marianne F. Ivey Leadership Development Fund.
The Marianne F. Ivey Leadership Development Fund was created with a donation to the ASHP Foundation from ASHP Past President, Marianne Ivey, PharmD, MPH, FASHP. This new fund aims to enhance pharmacists' impact as direct-patient-care providers, according to ASHP.
The New Practitioner Pharmacist Leadership Research Grant is the first program funded by the Marianne F. Ivey Leadership Development Fund.
ASHP Foundation Announces New Practitioner Leadership Development Research Grant Recipients [news release]. Bethesda, MD; May 23, 2019: ASHP Foundation. http://www.ashpfoundation.org/MainMenuCategories/ProgramNews/PressRoom/2019-Press-Releases/5232019-ASHP-Foundation-Announces-New-Practitioner-Leadership-Development-Research-Grant-Recipie.pdf. Accessed June 3, 2019.