Class of 2020 Recipients
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy, Falls Church, VA
Leah’s leadership accomplishments began early in her pharmacy education, abiding by her school’s vision to become “a transformational leader in pharmacy education, clinical practice and clinical and pharmaceutical research.” Leah’s efforts have encompassed health-systems practice through her internships and rotations, a strong affinity for research, and numerous academic presentations. In addition to her robust academic record, she has stayed active through a number of volunteer positions. Leah began on a local level, serving as the treasurer for her student society, and later elevated her involvement nationally, by joining ASHP’s Pharmacy Student Forum Policy and Legislative Advocacy Advisory Group. Leah plans to continue to grow personally and professionally, as she pursues further training through residency.
Ohio Northern University Raabe College of Pharmacy, Ada, OH
Jessica believes that in order to be a strong and successful leader it is essential to motivate others towards a shared goal. As a young leader, she has exemplified this belief on multiple accounts. Jessica actively took on the role of a mentor to younger students, helping them navigate both academics and volunteer opportunities. While guiding others, she became involved on a local level, in her role as SSHP President, state level through her ASHP State Affiliate, and expanded her leadership to ASHP national, through her involvement in the Pharmacy Student Forum Student Society Development Advisory Group. Her servant leadership is showcased beyond her formal leadership titles, as she took on a student internship to help manage patients on anticoagulation therapy, and continues to participate in multiple community projects providing for those in need.
Class of 2021 Recipients
Texas Southern University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Houston, TX
Uzo has worked to cultivate her leadership skills and abilities from the very start of her pharmacy career, as a P1 student. Her first leadership role was serving as class president, from there, she became SSHP president, entered the Student Section Executive Committee of her ASHP State Affiliate, and joined ASHP national. Uzo’s passion for pharmacy is evident through not only her volunteer spirit, but also her active engagement with health-system practice. She was selected to complete a longitudinal, three-year internship with Houston Methodist Hospital and within one year earned the honor of “Intern of the Year” for her continued contributions to education, research and patient care. Uzo takes pride in her work but recognizes that leadership outcomes are the work of multiple people acting as a team. She intends to continue serving others and work towards advancing the pharmacy profession.
University of Georgia College of Pharmacy, Augusta, GA
Alfred has had a passion for leadership and involvement in professional organizations since the beginning pharmacy school. Within the first month of school, he was admitted into the Dean’s Student Advisory Council as his class representative, and shortly after expanded his involvement through his SSHP and other pharmacy organizations. As his experience grew, so did his passion for giving back to the profession, eventually becoming a volunteer for ASHP on a national level, through participation in ASHP’s the Pharmacy Student Forum Career and Leadership Development Advisory Group. Aside from volunteering, Alfred has also dedicated his time to patient care, through a robust internship with the Augusta University Medical Center’s Pharmacy Internship Program, where he completes both clinical and operational tasks, such as sterile and nonsterile compounding. Alfred continues his pharmacy journey through hard work and volunteering, being a firm believer that true success stems from of being personable, open to suggestions, and leading by example.
University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
Amy’s strengths come from leading by example and through inclusion. Her strong volunteer spirit and dedication to pharmacy have been apparent in both her academic and work paths. Amy serves as Chief Pharmacy Intern for the UNC Medical Center, responsible for both clinical and administrative tasks. Her dedication to advancing pharmacy is displayed not only through her strong work ethic, but also through her academic accomplishments and volunteer leadership. Amy has been involved with multiple research projects and co-authored several articles and publications. She also serves as the Professional Development chair for the UNC Graduate and Professional Student Government, representing 11,000+ students, while engaging with ASHP as part of the Pharmacy Student Forum Community and eCommunications Advisory Group. Amy’s drive for involvement and a variety of experiences as a student stems from her strong belief that student experiences shape one’s entire career.
University of Cincinnati James L.Winkle College of Pharmacy, Cincinnati, OH
Morgan’s interest in health-system pharmacy was evident from the very start of her academic career. Over the past 3 years, she has been interning at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, a role that opened the doors for her volunteer involvement. Early on, Morgan joined her ASHP State Affiliate, and local SSHP, running for office and offering her time and energy to expand and improve student programs. Along with her work on a student level, and her clinical engagements through her internship, Morgan has been involved in research, with several active publications and additional projects in progress. Morgan’s drive and passion for pharmacy continue to get stronger as she continues to engage with the profession. She is an active patient advocate and feels that medication safety is vital to a pharmacist’s role.
The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy, Columbus, OH
Amee’s primary interest has been in health-system pharmacy, ever since starting pharmacy school. Her passion led her to pursue a pharmacy internship program at Mount Carmel East Hospital, working alongside many clinical pharmacists in multiple satellites and services. Amee’s work extends beyond her time as an intern, through volunteering. Among multiple student roles, she was elected as her SSHP president, and helps represent her colleagues on a state level, through involvement with her ASHP State Affiliate. Amee plans to pursue a health-systems residency with emphasis on administration, in an effort to grow her clinical knowledge base but also expand on her leadership skills. As a leader, Amee believes that in order to advance and succeed, everyone on the team must be are able to invest in common goals.
Midwestern University College of Pharmacy-Glendale, Glendale, AZ
Kaveh’s passion for the field of pharmacy, advocacy, and betterment of the ever-changing field of pharmacy practice is evident through his health-system involvement and volunteer leadership. Early on, he spent many years as a medical scribe and later pharmacy technician, earning his IV compounding certification and becoming a lead technician. After entering his professional studies, his passion lead him to pursue national and local involvement through ASHP’s Pharmacy Student Forum Career and Leadership Development Advisory Group, and active engagement with his student society. As Kaveh continues to grow professionally throughout his academic career, he attributes his most memorable milestones to his family and mentors who have supported him on a daily basis.
Class of 2022 Recipients
Ohio Northern University Raabe College of Pharmacy, Ada, OH
Athena has a love for learning, and excitement to continuously challenge herself, develop, and improve. Early in her pharmacy school career she obtained an internship with OhioHealth Marion General Hospital, working on sterile compounding and patient education. As a firm believer that learning does not stop outside the classroom, she set to develop and grow professionally by engaging in research and professional writing. She became an official writer for her university, joined a lab to study melanoma, and participated in practice-based research on medication reconciliation. Athena’s strong work ethic is translated in her internship, her academic, but also her extracurricular involvement. She is a student athlete, engages with numerous organizations, including ASHP national and her ASHP State Affiliate, and holds the role of President-Elect for her SSHP. From being part of a team, to leading a team Athena finds that uniting a group of individuals towards a shared goal is a strength she wants to continue to cultivate and apply both in the softball field and her clinical practice.