Pharmacy student wins national competition

by Kalani Simpson, UNMC public relations | September 19, 2017

Image with caption: Pharmacy student Jacob Duncan, center, with Michael Klepser, Pharm.D., left, and Donald Klepser, Ph.D.

Pharmacy student Jacob Duncan, center, with Michael Klepser, Pharm.D., left, and Donald Klepser, Ph.D.

Jacob Duncan, a third-year Pharm.D. candidate at the UNMC College of Pharmacy, recently won first place in the national Pharmacy Student Point-of-Care Disease Management Competition at the ninth-annual Next Generation Dx Summit in Washington, D.C.

Duncan finished in the top five in last year's inaugural edition of the national competition for pharmacy students. The competition tests expertise in point-of-care patient counseling and collaborative practice.

At the competition, pharmacy students met with standardized patients for an interview, review of test results and counseling. The students operated under the Pharmacists Patient Care Process developed by the Joint Commission of Pharmacy Practitioners and the collaborative protocol for their particular pharmacy.

The Next Generation Dx Summit annually convenes more than 1,000 international diagnostic professionals for networking and comprehensive programming spanning from clinical diagnostics to business strategy.

It should be no surprise a UNMC pharmacy student aced his point-of-care protocols. UNMC is a national leader in point-of-care disease management. College of Pharmacy faculty are conducting a series of projects in a handful of states to research ways in which community pharmacists can fill an evolving role in patient-centered health care.

The contest itself was designed by UNMC's Donald Klepser, Ph.D., associate professor and vice chair of pharmacy practice, Ally Dering-Anderson, Pharm.D., clinical associate professor of pharmacy practice, and their collaborators, Michael Klepser, Pharm.D., of Ferris (Mich.) State University and Suzanne Higginbotham, Pharm.D., of Duquesne University.


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September 19, 2017 at 3:59 PM

That's my nephew. Way to go Jay Man.