USPHS Excellence in Public Health Pharmacy Award
2016–2017 Top Award Recipients
University of Pacific
For demonstrated leadership in organizations devoted to improving vaccination rates, ensuring affordable healthcare access, and serving the homeless.
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
For service to the public through the many projects she coordinated to promote patient health and disease treatment awareness.
West Coast University
For leadership, commitment, and involvement in providing services in HIV/AIDS prevention including travel to Zambia on humanitarian missions.
Xavier University of Louisiana
Recognition of his strong commitment to serve the underserved by hosting local health fairs, creating an initiative to promote oral health, and playing an integral role on the healthcare team in Haiti.
Virginia Commonwealth University
Recognition of her relentless effort to improve medication adherence in underserved urban communities.
Touro College of Pharmacy–New York
For co-founding the Pharmacist for Public (PPH) student organization and providing community outreach focused on nutrition, HIV, and Hepatitis education and screening.
For her commitment to serving underserved populations locally and abroad. This includes extensive health education programs, mental health awareness, and medical mission trips to Honduras.
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Chicago State University
For educating underserved youth on health literacy and empowering them to make a difference in their communities.
The University of Oklahoma
For her active involvement and leadership in a wide array of public health projects locally and abroad.
Recognition of her dedication to improving access to healthcare in underserved communities through volunteerism and sustained leadership in efforts to establish a free clinic.
For her leadership in reducing health disparities by establishing an educational program, through her university, to provide health literacy to new and expecting parents served by the crisis pregnancy center in her community.
Sonia Andrea Laguado
The University of Texas at Austin
Recognition of her commitment to combatting the opioid epidemic demonstrated by her leadership and community engagement in her role as the founding student director of her university’s Operation Naloxone.
Recognition for outstanding efforts towards providing and transforming wound care compression therapy services for underserved populations in western Kenya.
Pacific University, Oregon
Recognition for her leadership and dedication towards the development of student-led community public health initiatives, peer training and team building, and interprofessional health services to positively impact the lives of thousands of patients.
Duquesne University, Pennsylvania
Recognition for his contribution and outstanding efforts to enhance access to naloxone rescue medications and promote screening for hepatitis C.