American Pharmacy Association presented awards to
third-year UK pharmacy student Debra J. Flores of
Radcliff, Jeff Mills of Beckley, W.Va., and the UK
chapter of the American Pharmacy Association Academy
of Students of Pharmacy.
29, 2002 (Lexington, Ky.) --
Students from the University of Kentucky College of
Pharmacy brought home three national awards during
the recent American Pharmacy Association Academy of
Students of Pharmacy (APhA-ASP) Awards Ceremony in
pharmacy student Debra J. Flores of Radcliff, Ky.,
was one of four pharmacy students in the nation to
be selected for the American Pharmaceutical Association
(APhA) Student Leadership Award for 2002. Flores,
daughter of Dr. George and Ursa Flores of Radcliff,
is a 1993 graduate of North Hardin High School and
received a B.A. in chemistry at Bellarmine University.
Flores' leadership efforts at UK include serving as
the chair of the board of the Kentucky Alliance of
Pharmacy Students (KAPS) and as APhA Midyear Regional
Meeting Coordinator. The APhA Student Leadership Award
recognizes students entering their last year of pharmacy
school who combine the best of academic achievements
with leadership ability.
fourth-year pharmacy student from Beckley, W.Va.,
received first runner-up in the national patient counseling
competition also held in Philadelphia. Mills competed
against pharmacy students from more than 80 pharmacy
schools in the United States. Mills won the UK patient
counseling competition in January to qualify for the
gives students practical work in counseling patients.
The association (APhA) gives students a scenario and
they then must make a diagnosis," said Mills. Upon
graduation in May, he hopes to earn his Masters of
Business Administration and complete a residency in
College of Pharmacy chapter of the American Pharmaceutical
Association Academy of Students of Pharmacy also received
the chapter achievement award for class AA (pharmacy
schools with enrollment of 300 to 400 students). Fourth-year
student Patrick Gaines, president of the UK chapter,
accepted the award on behalf of the students.
Pharmaceutical Association is the first established
and largest professional association of pharmacists
in the United States. APhA's 50,000 members include
practicing pharmacists, pharmaceutical scientists,
pharmacy students, pharmacy technicians, and others
interested in advancing the profession.