IPC announces scholarship winners

Independent pharmacy purchasing group announces 2012 MVP winner

SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. — Eight pharmacy students have won scholarships worth $12,000, according to a group that calls itself the country's largest group purchasing organization for independent pharmacies.

The Independent Pharmacy Cooperative announced that the students were awarded scholarships of $1,500 each. The recipients of the scholarships, handed out at the IPC's 2012 Member Conference in Savannah, Ga., were awarded based on an essay competition. Matching funding came from McKesson.

The recipients, all of whom are studying at their respective universities' schools of pharmacy, are:

  • Albert Carbo, University of Wisconsin;

  • Kynsie Cochran, South University;

  • Mann Ence, University of Utah;

  • Daniel Huynh, University of the Pacific;

  • Dawne O'Brien, University of Arizona;

  • Alan Pannier, Idaho State University;

  • Hitesh Patel, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences; and

  • Brad Winter, University of Utah.

"Pharmacy students are an essential part of keeping the enterprise of independent pharmacy strong," IPC president and CEO Don Anderson said. "IPC is excited to foster their career growth and development. Our organization's involvement with colleges, universities and their pharmacy students is vital to continue the path to forward pharmacy and positively impact and advance community pharmacy."

The IPC also announced that Yost Pharmacy of Mason, Ohio, was named the IPC Most Valuable Pharmacy for 2012. The winner was announced at the IPC annual meeting in Las Vegas.

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