College of Pharmacy honors preceptors

by Kalani Simpson, UNMC public relations | May 27, 2015

Image with caption: At right, Caroline Jamison, Pharm.D., 2015 College of Pharmacy class president, presented Preceptor of the Year awards to, from left, Drs. Joy Beranek and Staci Hubert of Ashland Pharmacy.

At right, Caroline Jamison, Pharm.D., 2015 College of Pharmacy class president, presented Preceptor of the Year awards to, from left, Drs. Joy Beranek and Staci Hubert of Ashland Pharmacy.

The College of Pharmacy honored its annual Preceptors of the Year and added a new award, Preceptor Site of the Year, at its recent annual scholastic honors convocation.

College of Pharmacy alums Staci Hubert, Pharm.D., and Joy Beranek, Pharm.D., were named 2015 Preceptors of the Year. Fourth-year students lauded the Ashland Pharmacy pharmacists for a rotation which included hands-on experience with patients, including providing cognitive services and blood-pressure readings. Students who took the Ashland rotation also got the unique experience of working in both retail and compounding pharmacy.

Drs. Hubert and Beranek modeled continuity of care, putting their patients first and a love of their chosen profession.

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Courtney Fletcher, Pharm.D., dean of the College of Pharmacy, far left, and Caroline Jamison, Pharm.D., class president, far right, honored (left-right) Drs. Lourdes Heuermann, Lisa Bilslend, Brent Bollwitt and Paula Carlson of the Grand Island VA site.
The Preceptor Site of the Year award honors not just the pharmacists the students work with, but the overall interdisciplinary interaction with the other professionals and staff on site. Multidisciplinary rounds, shadowing and daily interaction with other health care professionals were part of what made the Grand Island Veterans Affairs Ambulatory Care rotation the award's inaugural winner.

The Grand Island VA integrated students into its workflow in a number of ways, offering an anticoagulation clinic, multiple medication therapy management clinics and a mental health clinic. Additionally, it was a great model of a collaborative practice between physicians and pharmacists.

Lourdes Heuermann, Pharm.D., Lisa Bilslend, Pharm.D., Brent Bollwitt, Pharm.D., and Paula Carlson, Pharm.D., were recognized by UNMC pharmacy students for their mentorship roles at the Grand Island VA site. All but Dr. Bollwitt are UNMC alums.

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