October 12, 2015
Two faculty members from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy have been selected for Practice and Research Networks awards from the American College of Clinical Pharmacy.
Denise Rhoney, Pharm.D., has been chosen as the 2015 recipient of the Critical Care PRN Education Award. According to the recognition committee, the award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated excellence in the classroom or clinical training site, conducted innovative research, demonstrated dedication to clinical pharmacist continuing professional development and shown leadership in the development of clinical pharmacy education programs.
“There are few individuals who have contributed more to critical care clinical pharmacy. We can think of no individual more deserving of this award,” said Stephen J. Lemon, Pharm.D., a clinical assistant professor of the University of Florida College of Pharmacy, on behalf of the recognitions committee.
Rhoney is the Ron and Nancy McFarlane Distinguished Professor and chair of the Division of Practice Advancement and Clinical Education at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. She is a fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine, American College of Clinical Pharmacy and the Neurocritical Care Society, where she serves on the board of directors.
Jo Ellen Rodgers, Pharm. D., has been selected as the 2015 recipient of the Cardiology PRN Service Award. The award recognizes contributions and service to health-care institutions by an active member of the ACCP Cardiology PRN.
“This is a wonderful recognition of Dr. Rodgers’ accomplishments by her peers. She has made outstanding contributions to ACCP, and her activities in advancing the goals of the ACCP Cardiology Practice and Research Network are being acknowledged with this award,” said Angela Kashuba, Pharm. D., chair of the Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics. “DPET is exceedingly proud to have Dr. Rodgers, a national leader in her field, as part of our faculty.”
Rodgers is a clinical associate professor in DPET, where she serves as associate director of clinical fellowship programs. She is a fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and a Distinguished Practitioner and fellow of the National Academies of Practice. She also serves as vice chair of the Board of Pharmacy Specialties Pharmacotherapy Specialty Council
“Dr. Rodgers has made immeasurable impact on our PRN and our profession throughout her career,” said Shannon Finks, Pharm.D., chair of the nominations committee and an associate professor in the University of Tennessee Department of Clinical Pharmacy. “Her devotion to clinical pharmacy is evident not only through her numerous service activities within the college but it only takes one conversation with her to note her deep desire to inspire younger practitioners to invest time and effort to ensure future success for our profession. She serves as an example to many for how one should give back to their profession.”
Rhoney and Rodgers will be presented their awards at the ACCP annual conference on October 20 in San Francisco.