Student Pharmacist Wins ACCP Student Travel Grant

GersteinFourth professional year (PY4) Student Pharmacist Rachael Gerstein, won the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) Emergency Medicine Practice and Research Network (EMED PRN) Student Travel Award and will be giving a platform presentation at the upcoming ACCP Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Az. The project is entitled "Utilization of ketamine for procedural sedation among patients with obesity." There is only one winner for the $1,000 award. Other PY4 student pharmacists who collaborated on the poster are Aubrie Gaydosh, Joseph Scott, and Kelly Tompkins. Faculty involved on the project are Drs. David E. Zimmernam, Jordan R. Covvey, Branden D. Nemecek, and Anthony J. Guarascio.

This is the second consecutive year that a Duquesne student pharmacist has won the EMED award - last year's recipient was Lindsey Jachim. This also marks three years in a row where a Duquesne student has won a PRN or ACCP award.

The ACCP Annual Meeting will take place from October 7-10. The meeting is designed for health professionals involved with clinical pharmacy - students, residents, fellows, and experienced practitioners and educators. It includes educational programming, a town hall and business meeting, and a career fair, as well as scientific paper platform presentations.

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