Joe Moose, PharmD, and Ashley Branham, PharmD, preceptors for the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, received three awards at the National Community Pharmacists Association Annual Convention and Trade Exposition in San Diego, California, on October 13-17.
Moose was named the Next Generation Pharmacist Entrepreneur of the Year and the Overall Next Generation Pharmacist of the Year. Branham received the NCPA Outstanding Adherence Educator Award, which recognizes a pharmacy educator who has made significant contributions to the education of pharmacy students in the area of medication adherence.
“These are outstanding accomplishments and a true reflection of not only Joe and Ashley, but also the standard of excellence set at Moose Pharmacies,” says Stefanie Ferreri, PharmD, director of the School’s PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency Program, which has a residency site at Moose Pharmacies.
Moose is a fourth-generation pharmacist at Moose Pharmacies, an independent, family-owned business that has been in operation since 1882. The business has four locations around Concord, North Carolina, and Moose currently manages the Concord site.
Branham is the director of clinical services at Moose Pharmacy in Concord and a clinical pharmacist at Cabarrus Family Medicine. Branham, a former community pharmacy resident at the School, serves as preceptor to more than fifteen pharmacy students each year, and she urges all of them to become advocates for medication adherence.
“Ashley’s efforts to incorporate adherence into her teaching practices is helping to prepare tomorrow’s pharmacists to embrace their role as medication adherence experts,” says NCPA president Lonny Wilson. “By advocating the importance of medication adherence in classroom and professional settings, her commitment to this issue touches her students and the entire community.”