Preceptor Recognitions Thank You Preceptors! The following colleges & organizations would like to acknowledge & thank the following preceptors for their hard work & dedication. 2013 Preceptor of the Year Award The Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy would like to thank Frank Iannarone III, for his hard work and dedication. Frank Iannarone III 24 Summer 2014 I heal th system • infuis on MCPHS University Thanks Timothy Aungst, PharmD Tim is an Assistant Professor at MCPHS University who maintains a Transitions of Care practice site at the University of Massachusetts, Ambulatory Care Clinic. Tim graduated in 2011 from Wilkes University Nesbit School of Pharmacy. Post-graduation he completed a PGY1 residency at St Lukes University Hospital in Bethlehem, PA and a Geriatric Fellowship at MCPHS University. Tim has published a book, authored multiple articles, and has made numerous presentations dealing primarily with Mobile Medical Applications. His clinical focus is Congestive Heart Timothy Aungst, PharmD Failure (CHF). Tim explains that the literature shows the positive impact of having a pharmacist on a multidisciplinary team to treat CHF. Pharmacists play an integral role in medication adherence by customizing therapy for each patient through careful review of the patient’s education level, potential language barriers, diet, cost of therapy, and timing of medications. It is also important to consider the patient’s lifestyle when making treatment decisions. Tim views “Lifestyle Coaching” as an important facet to the transitions of care when working with CHF patients. Educating patients on diet and fluid restrictions is important. Teaching patients what to look for on a nutrition label will ultimately help in treating the whole patient. Students on rotation with Tim complete medication reconciliation on each new CHF discharge, ensuring that patients understand their treatment plans and individualized goals for managing CHF. Tim coaches his patients on medication therapies as well as appropriate diet and lifestyle modifications, which can impact the patient’s ability to achieve their overall treatment goals. The University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy would like to thank Mark E. Rogers, PharmD, CDOE, CVDOE, and Stephen R. Cofone, RPh, for their continuous hard work and dedication. Mark R. Rogers, PharmD, CDOE, CVDOE, is the Clinical Pharmacist Supervisor, at The Westerly Hospital, Westerly, RI, and displays exceptional dedication to his students. Dr. Rogers serves as the Chairman of the Medication Safety Committee, the hospital’s Diabetes Education Program Coordinator and is the application champion for the pharmacy information system. Stephen R. Cofone, RPh, is a Clinical Pharmacist at Lawrence and Memorial Hospital, in New London, CT, and has spent numerous years mentoring to our students. Mr. Cofone serves on the Complementary and Alternative Medicine, the Best Practice, the Emergency Preparedness Committees and is Editor of the Department of Pharmacy’s Newsletter, “The Capsule”. Kathleen O. Fisher, RPh, MBA Director of Experiential Education Brett Feret, Pharm.D. Clinical Associate Professor Introductory Experiential Education Director Phone: (401) 874-2320 | firstname.lastname@example.org On May 20, 2013, Frank Iannarone III was recognized for his outstanding service and commitment the students of the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy by being awarded the 2013 the Ernest Mario School Preceptor of Year Award at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey’s commencement ceremony in New Brunswick, NJ. As Preceptor of the Year, Mr. Iannarone was selected from hundreds of pharmacy preceptors and acknowledged by the school for his dedication to developing and mentoring pharmacy students at his independently owned Madison Pharmacy. Having graduated from the School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University, Mr. Iannarone has seen the value of practice experience and has continued to be a tremendous advocate of student development through community outreach programs and one-on-one interactions with his patients. During the four or five week rotation segments, students are given opportunities to apply information learned in school and gain hands-on experience through patient interactions and prescription processing. Students have created and delivered a variety of programs over the year covering specific disease states such as diabetes and high blood pressure to more general programs on medication disposal and Medicare prescription program information. In addition to training students at his pharmacy and in the community, Mr. Iannarone has also supported student learning during student organization meetings at the school by providing his insights on the value of owning a pharmacy. Based on his commitment to the students of Rutgers University and excellence in the profession of pharmacy, Mr. Iannarone was awarded the prestigious designation of Preceptor of the Year for 2013.
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