Ferreri Receives APhA Community Pharmacy Residency Precepting Award
The American Pharmacists Association has named Stefanie Ferreri, PharmD, as the 2011 recipient of the Community Pharmacy Residency Excellence in Precepting Award. Ferreri was selected in recognition of her leadership as a preceptor and mentor and her dedication to the advancement of community pharmacy practice.
Established in 2003, APhA Community Pharmacy Residency Excellence in Precepting Award recognizes a community pharmacy residency director or preceptor who has demonstrated excellence in precepting, mentoring, leadership, and community pharmacy residency program administration. Ferreri will be officially recognized at the APhA Annual Meeting and Exposition in Seattle March 25-28.
A previous resident of Ferreri’s praised her in a nomination letter: “Stefanie exudes passion and dedication in every detail of her teaching and mentoring work. Her leadership extends well beyond the doors of UNC and its residency program into the community where she advocates for our profession on a local, state, and national level. She emphasizes service to the profession through her ideals, dedication, innovation, and entrepreneurial spirit. She is truly the embodiment of a community pharmacy leader.”
Another former resident commented, “Stefanie is a pioneer in the area of community pharmacy practice and has built her career—and shaped those of numerous others—on what she believes community pharmacists should become, rather than on what is accepted or even thought possible for community practitioners. Throughout her career, Stefanie has served her community, state and nation with a commitment that comes only from passion for her profession. She is equally committed to ensuring the growth and, development and success of the individual residents and preceptors in her program. Stefanie strives to inspire students to reach for goals that may seem impossible to most, but to her, are just waiting to be attained.”
Ferreri is a clinical associate professor and the director of the Community Pharmacy Residency Program in the Division of Pharmacy Practice and Experiential Education. She has an interest in advancing clinical practice in community pharmacy settings, particularly in the areas of immunization, diabetes and medication therapy management. She is an active member several pharmacy associations including the Nonprescription Medication Academy, AACP, ACCP and NCAP.
Ferreri received her BS in pharmacy from the University of Connecticut and her PharmD from Campbell University. She completed a PGY1 hospital residency at the University of Connecticut Health Care Center and her PGY1 community residency with Ward Drug in Nashville, North Carolina. She is a fellow of APhA and a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE).