Pharmacy graduate Logan Hunkus receives grant to increase access to HIV PrEP and STI screening
Logan Hunkus, Pharm.D. (’22) is one of 40 pharmacists who received a 2022-2023 American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Foundation Incentive Grant to for her project titled “A systematic approach to identifying HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis candidates in primary care.” The project aims to increase access to HIV PrEP and STI screening in the primary care setting.
“This will be one of the first projects to implement a systematic HIV PrEP screening process for persons of all ages and genders in the primary care setting. We hope this will increase education and access to HIV PrEP medications for various individuals,” says Hunkus. “I am honored to receive an Incentive Grant this year and excited to have the opportunity to provide an open environment to our patients while providing the necessary resources to allow them to make an informed decision about their own care.”
The APhA Foundation is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to improve health by inspiring philanthropy, research and innovation that advances pharmacists’ patient care services. The grants provide seed money to help pharmacists implement or support innovative patient-care services with their pharmacy practice.
Currently, Hunkus serves as a PGY1 pharmacy resident at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy/OSU Division of General Internal Medicine.