Winner of Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association competition named

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — Wilkes University has announced that Colleen Herman, a student in Wilkes University’s Nesbitt College of Pharmacy, has won the “Know Pain Know Gain Pharmacy Patient Counseling Competition” administered by the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association.

Caption: Finalists Colleen Herman of the Wilkes University Nesbitt College of Pharmacy, Benjamin Andrick of Duquesne University's Mylan School of Pharmacy and Kyle McGrath of the University of Pittsburgh's School of Pharmacy.

The student competition was conducted at the Association’s annual mid-year conference, held late January in Bedford, Pa. Sponsored by the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations and Purdue Pharma, the competition consisted of a rapid fire question elimination round and a patient counseling round.

Herman, who is expected to graduate in May 2014 with a doctor of pharmacy degree, finished first out of 12 student competitors and received a $250 prize and a $50 donation in her name to the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association Educational Foundation.


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