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The Toledo Family Pharmacy and the Health Outcomes and Socioeconomic Sciences (HOSS) program at The University of Toledo embarked on a collaborative partnership last year with a goal of developing the first community-based health outcomes fellowship. With changes in healthcare and the move toward outcomes-driven provision of care, there is currently a workforce deficit of health care practitioners who are trained in designing, implementing, and evaluating community-based programs that can help improve the outcomes of patients while saving costs.
After a nationwide search and a highly competitive pool of 21 applicants from around the country, the inaugural fellow was hired. Dr. Rebekah Panak is a licensed pharmacist and a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. She currently splits her time between the UTMC pharmacy and UT’s Health Outcomes and Socioeconomic Sciences division. As part of her fellowship, she will be completing a Master of Science in UT’s Health Outcomes and Socioeconomic Sciences. This program is recognized nationally and internationally for its work, and Dr. Panak will be the first fellow to graduate from this program. As part of her fellowship and thesis requirements, Dr. Panak will be working with Dr. Hussein El-Khatib (owner of the Toledo Family Pharmacy and alumnus of UT) and Dr. Sharrel Pinto (Division Head for Health Outcomes and Socioeconomic Sciences), to develop a community-based diabetes center that will provide patients in the community an opportunity to receive interprofessional care under one roof.
NPhA welcomed their inaugural class of NPhA Fellows. The distinguished group included Johnnie L. Early, II PhD, RPh; H.W. “Ted” Matthews, PhD, RPh; Terrence V. Burroughs, MBA, CMTM, RPh; Barry Bleidt, PhD, Pharm D, RPh, and Marcellus Grace, PhD, RPh. The NPhA Fellows Recognition Program (FNPhA) was created to grant recognition and promote awareness of pharmacists who have a record of outstanding service to the profession through contributions to NPhA. These members have sustained, continuous membership of at least ten years and have demonstrated excellence in serving the medically undeserved.
Dr. Early was a charter member of Student National Pharmaceutical Association, the student affiliate organization of National Pharmaceutical Association, and is the first charter member to be honored in this way.