AMCP Foundation Presents Awards for Record-Breaking 2014 National P&T Competition and Best Posters

For Immediate Release

Tampa, FL, April 4, 2014 — The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) Foundation today announced the winners of its 14th Annual National Student Pharmacist Pharmacy & Therapeutics (P&T) Competition and the 2014 Best Poster Contest – both of which drew record participation. The awards were presented at AMCP's 26th Annual Meeting & Expo in Tampa, Fl.
"The AMCP Foundation's annual competitions bring out the best in our young student pharmacists," said Edith A. Rosato, RPh, IOM, Chief Executive Officer of the Academy and Chairman of the Foundation's Board of Trustees. "We're so excited to have record interest and participation in these premier student pharmacist programs and are proud of our P&T Competition winners and Poster Award recipients."
14th Annual National Student Pharmacist P&T Competition 
The National P&T Competition attracted a record 36 teams from AMCP Student Pharmacist Chapters. Each team submitted required written materials in the preliminary round, from which eight teams were selected to compete in live presentations held at the AMCP Annual Meeting. The competition provides student chapter members with an opportunity to hone a variety of essential skills related to the formulary management process and analysis of a product dossier, based on AMCP's Format for Formulary Submissions.
The 2014 winners were:
  • First place: University of California, San Francisco, including team members Edna Cheung, Randal Du, Isabel Fong, Thomas Lee and Faculty Advisor Glen Yokoyama. The first place team's school receives a $2500 scholarship 
  • Second place: University of Southern California, including team members Shannon Dervin, Kevin Hong, Karen Kowalski, Aidan Metzinger and Faculty Advisor Ed Lieskovan. The second place team's school receives a $1500 scholarship 
  • Third place: University of Illinois at Chicago, including team members Julie Bucek, Cortney Dunmars, Michael Gannon, Nashrah Maryum and Faculty Advisor Allen Shek. The third place team's school receives a $1000 scholarship 
AMCP volunteer members served as judges and evaluated each team's case study submissions and presentations during the finalist competition. The 2014 National P&T Competition was supported by Genentech, Amgen and Dymaxium. The other finalist teams included Loma Linda University, Rutgers University, University of the Pacific, Western University of Health Sciences and University of Washington.
2014 Poster Competition Award Recipients 
  • Best Student Poster: Carolyn Corn, University of Nebraska Medical Center, "Healthcare Resources Analysis of Influenza-Like Illness"
  • Best Resident or Fellow Poster: Logan Brinn, CVS Caremark, "Evaluation of Utilization Trends Associated with the Treatment of Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia"
  • Honorable Mention, Best Resident or Fellow Poster: Elizabeth Schwab, SelectHealth, "Suboxone Utilization Patterns within a Managed Care Setting"
This year's contest featured a record 68 poster presentations. Volunteer judges evaluated posters and their authors according to the following criteria: the paper's scientific merit; evidence that the research conducted was innovative and practical; evidence that the results of the study match the paper's conclusions; the relevance of the study to managed care pharmacy practice; the clarity of the material; and the knowledge of the author regarding the subject matter during his or her presentation.
The poster award winners each receive a $500 check, a one-year AMCP membership, a complimentary registration for the AMCP Nexus Conference this October in Boston and an engraved plaque to commemorate this achievement.
About the AMCP Foundation  
The AMCP Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation, is a research, education and philanthropic organization supporting the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP). Established in 1990 as the Foundation for Managed Care Pharmacy, the AMCP Foundation was created to support the research and education agenda of AMCP. The Foundation exists to advance collective knowledge and insights on major issues associated with the practice of pharmacy in managed health care settings. 
For more information, please contact:
Kevin Bruns | 703-683-8416 ext. 656