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Pay it forward - Mentoring student & resident poster presenters

Broadcast Date: November 9, 2021


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In this podcast episode, we explore the importance of paying it forward by serving as poster mentors for student pharmacists and residents. We discuss best practices in coaching learners through the research process and tips on how to effectively evaluate poster presentations to assist learner’s professional development.

For those interested in inspiring and motivating learners in the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition 2021 Poster Hall, sign up to be a poster mentor by November 15.


Karen WhalenMrs. Karen Whalen, BS Pharm, BCPS, FASHP has practiced Ambulatory and Acute Care specializing in drug information and antithrombosis management. She is currently Chair, Educational Steering Committee for the Section of Clinical Scientists and Specialists and Senior Associate Editor for AJHP. For the past 10 years Mrs. Whalen precepted two PGY-1 learning experiences, one in research and the other drug information at St. Joseph’s Health in Syracuse, NY. She has mentored many student and resident poster presenters over the past 10 years.

Gina LuchenGeorgia (Gina) Galanou Luchen serves as the Director of Member Relations at ASHP, serving as staff liaison to the Section of Pharmacy Educators and Section of Community Pharmacy Practitioners. In this role, Dr. Luchen leads the development and implementation of programs and resources related to pharmacy learners, schools and colleges of pharmacy, and pharmacy educators. She also leads initiatives related to community pharmacy practitioners and their impact throughout the care continuum. Dr. Luchen is a graduate of ASHP's Executive Fellowship in Association Leadership and Management in Bethesda, MD. She received her Bachelor’s in Pharmaceutical Studies and Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy and completed a PGY1 Community-Based Residency at the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy in conjunction with Balls Food Stores in Olathe, KS.

The information presented during the podcast reflects solely the opinions of the presenter. The information and materials are not, and are not intended as, a comprehensive source of drug information on this topic. The contents of the podcast have not been reviewed by ASHP, and should neither be interpreted as the official policies of ASHP, nor an endorsement of any product(s), nor should they be considered as a substitute for the professional judgment of the pharmacist or physician.