Faculty Receive State Pharmacy Awards

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The 2004 KPhA Innovative Pharmacy Practice Award was presented to Holly Divine, Pharm.D., and Amy Nicholas, Pharm.D., in recognition of the diabetes education and management programs they provide to UK Health Plan members through the Pharmacy REACH program. The REACH program, in conjunction with the UK Health Literacy Project, provides disease management and medication cost counseling to all UK Health Plan members at no charge.

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 4, 2004) -- The Kentucky Pharmacists Association (KPhA) honored three University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy faculty members with awards during the 2004 Joint Convention of Pharmacists in Louisville on May 22.

John Armitstead, M.S., R.Ph., received the KPhA Professional Promotion Award for his work in advancing pharmacy education and service throughout the Commonwealth.

Armitstead is assistant dean for Medical Center Pharmacy Services, UK College of Pharmacy, and director of UK Hospital Pharmacy Residency programs. His responsibilities at UK include the direction and coordination of pharmaceutical care division, consisting of over 100 full-time pharmacy staff providing services to patients of UK Hospital and its associated clinics.

The 2004 KPhA Innovative Pharmacy Practice Award was presented to Holly Divine, Pharm.D., and Amy Nicholas, Pharm.D., in recognition of the diabetes education and management programs they provide to UK Health Plan members through the Pharmacy REACH program. The REACH program, in conjunction with the UK Health Literacy Project, provides disease management and medication cost counseling to all UK Health Plan members at no charge.

Divine is an assistant professor in the Division of Pharmacy Practice and Science, UK College of Pharmacy, and director of the Community Pharmacy Residency program. She has certification in geriatric pharmacy and is a certified diabetes educator.

Nicholas is an assistant professor in the Division of Pharmacy Practice and Science, UK College of Pharmacy, and is a certified diabetes educator. She was a clinical pharmacy specialist with the Lexington Veterans Affairs Medical Center prior to her appointment with REACH.


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