AMCP Foundation and Allergan Offered Summer Internships in Managed Care Pharmacy

 Alexandria, Va., October 6, 2017 — The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) Foundation is delighted to announce that two student pharmacists recently completed a summer internship organized by the Foundation and supported by Allergan Plc. The interns executed capstone research projects that will be delivered via poster presentations at AMCP Nexus 2017, Oct. 16-19, in Dallas, Texas.

“We were proud to offer these talented young pharmacists the chance to work for a summer within a leading U.S. biopharmaceutical manufacturer,” says Paula J. Eichenbrenner, CAE, Executive Director of the AMCP Foundation. “The real-world training made possible by Allergan equipped our 2017 interns for future professional practice. These students now join the 160-plus alumni who have participated in our internships over the years.”

Now in its 10th year, the highly competitive AMCP Foundation/Allergan Plc Specialized Summer Internship in Health Outcomes is designed to stimulate student pharmacists’ career interests in health outcomes and pharmacoeconomics through exposure to research, measurement and applications of evidence-based decision-making. Both interns were placed at Allergan in Irvine, CA in the Global Health Economics and Outcomes Research (GHEOR) department.

Claire Nichols, University of California San Francisco, School of Pharmacy

Poster #D1: “A Systematic Literature Review of Patient Reported Impact of Uterine Fibroids on Women's Health-Related Quality of Life and Daily Activity”
Preceptor: Jonathan Kowalski, MS, PharmD 

Kathy Nguyen, University of California, San Diego
Poster #G32: “Acute Treatment Optimization in Migraine Patients: Results from a Large Medical Group”
Preceptor: Hema Viswanathan, PhD

In addition to the rigorous onsite experience at Allergan, the interns learned about AMCP and the Foundation via “virtual” preceptors and a one-week rotation at AMCP/Foundation headquarters in Alexandria, Va. View their research results during the poster presentations in The Exchange at Nexus on Wednesday, October 18, from 12:00-2:45 p.m.