I am very honored to have been selected as the 2016 Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin recipient of the Cardinal Health Generation Rx Champions Award.

This award, administered by the Alliance for Patient Medication Safety and the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations and sponsored by Cardinal Health, was established in 2011 to recognize a pharmacist that has demonstrated a commitment to the mission of substance abuse education.

The recipient, selected by Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin and nominated by community members, demonstrates a high level of community service, an impact on the profession through commitment to prescription drug abuse and misuse education that is targeted to youth, their parents and the elderly, has implemented prescription drug abuse and misuse education programs in their practice site and/or community that are informed by evidence-based research, and has participated in other professional activities.

Each state has the opportunity to present the award on an annual basis. Learn more about the Generation Rx program. I will receive the award on April 6th at the PSW spring conference at Monona Terrace.