Roseman Pharmacy Student Recognized by American Pharmacists Association

February 10, 2012

Jennifer Polyniak, a second-year student pharmacist at the Henderson campus, is one of five students from across the country to be selected to receive the 2012 One to One Patient Counseling Recognition by the American Pharmacists Association (APhA). She will receive her award at the March APhA Annual Meeting & Exposition in New Orleans.

Polyniak was nominated for the award by the College of Pharmacy’s Introductory Experience Coordinator Dr. Paul Oesterman based on feedback from  preceptors overseeing her experiential learning at clinical training sites. “Jennifer has consistently demonstrated excellent communication skills and compassion for patients,” said Oesterman.

Selected by Pharmacy Today, an official publication of the APhA, the award recognizes student pharmacists who have gone above and beyond to help patients understand why they take their medications and how to take them effectively. They also demonstrate superior communication skills that result in optimized medication regimes, improvement in patients’ physical and emotional well-being and even lives saved in clinics, hospitals and community pharmacies.