Second class of PQA-CVS Health Foundation Scholars announced

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The Pharmacy Quality Alliance and the CVS Health Foundation have announced the 2017-2018 PQA-CVS Health Foundation Scholars as the program enters its  second year. The program is aimed at fostering student engagement in performance measurement and quality improvement. 
 
Under the program, student pharmacists, supported by a mentor, will work to execute and implement their unique quality-based project concept they were required to submit as part of their applications. The scholars will present their work at the 2018 PQA Annual Meeting poster session. 
 
"It is exciting to see how the interest in the PQA-CVS Health Foundation Scholars Program has grown between the first and second year," PQA associate director for education and communications Hannah Fish said. "Many high-caliber students applied for the program and we look forward to the scholars' growth in their understanding of the changing quality and performance-based landscape over the next year. Through our partnership with the CVS Health Foundation we are able to provide this unique opportunity to educate the future generation of quality-minded professionals.”
 
The scholarship program also has the goal of supporting students and recognizing excellence in projects centered on quality-related initiatives, improving education around quality measures and value-based care models and fostering interest and engagement in developing quality-related initiatives among students. It provides a scholarship for scholars to attend the PQA Leadership Summit in November, as well as the PQA Annual Meeting. 
 
The 2017-2018 scholars are:
 
  • Alyssa Arway, PharmD Candidate 2019, Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy
  • Linn Chie, PharmD Candidate 2018, University of Charleston School of Pharmacy
  • Richard Dziallo, PharmD Candidate 2018, University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Gabrielle Dziuba, PharmD Candidate 2018, University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy
  • Bailey Eason, PharmD Candidate 2018, Purdue University College of Pharmacy
  • Cori Gray, PharmD Candidate 2019, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
  • Alexandra Grudeski, PharmD Candidate 2019, Wilkes University Nesbitt School of Pharmacy
  • Johnathan Kloss, PharmD Candidate 2019, Duquesne University School of Pharmacy
  • Cody Morcom, PharmD Candidate 2020, Wilkes University Nesbitt School of Pharmacy
  • Kevin Nguyen, PharmD Candidate 2019, Howard University College of Pharmacy
  • Michael Patti, PharmD Candidate 2019, University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy
  • Angela Simon, PharmD Candidate 2018, University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Alfredo Traversa, PharmD Candidate 2018, Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy
  • David Vermeulen, PharmD Candidate 2018, University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy
  • Annette Vidal, PharmD Candidate 2019, Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy
  • Harry Vu, PharmD Candidate 2019, University of Kansas School of Pharmacy
  • Tyler Wagner, PharmD Candidate 2019, South Carolina College of Pharmacy
  • Anne Williams, PharmD Candidate 2018, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
  • Christopher Wilson, PharmD Candidate 2019, University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy
  • Phoebe Wright, PharmD Candidate 2019, University of Washington School of Pharmacy
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