Pharmacy Student Receives Prestigious National Award

April 3, 2014

Delaram Bahmandar, 3rd year pharmacy student at Roseman, recently was awarded the United States Public Health Service (USPHS) Excellence in Public Health Practice Award for demonstrating her commitment to public health and public health practices.  The award was established to recognize pharmacy students’ contributions to public health pharmacy practice. Roseman nominated Della for her work as President of Student Alliance and her dedication on advancing the Healthy People 2020 Initiatives.

“[Della’s] exemplary service to underserved populations of the Las Vegas Valley through the provision of immunizations and chronic disease screenings, demonstrates [her] passion and dedication to the profession of pharmacy and public health,” according to Rear Admiral Scott Giberson, Acting U.S. Deputy Surgeon General. “Completion of these projects clearly supports public health and the goals of “Healthy People 2020” [and] through these endeavors, [Della] illustrate[s] the importance of incorporating core public health principles into today’s pharmacy practice.”

Della will be awarded her certificate at Roseman University’s Pharmacy Class of 2014 Graduation Celebration on June 4, 2014.  Della was one of just a handful of students who received the award. Each pharmacy school in the nation could only nominate 1 student and there are over 100 pharmacy schools in the country.

Congratulations to Della for her great accomplishment and for making a difference in our community.