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Script Your Future Team Wins Big

Students from Northeast Ohio Medical University’s College of Pharmacy brought home multiple national awards from the sixth annual Script Your Future Medication Adherence Team Challenge, topping all other participants.

The annual challenge is designed to raise public awareness about the importance of medication adherence.

The NEOMED team found success, winning one of two National Challenge Awards; the Health Disparities/Under-represented Community Outreach Award; and the Communication and Media Outreach Award.

NEOMED was one of 66 health care educational institutions from around the country to participate—and the only pharmacy college or school from Ohio to win an award.

“Medication adherence is both a critical issue here in Northeast Ohio, and a wonderful opportunity for our students, faculty and local pharmacists to enhance involvement in patient care,” says Daniel L. Krinsky, M.S., R.Ph., associate professor in the College of Pharmacy. “Our student participation in the 2017 Script Your Future campaign, led by our Script Your Future student champion Kaitlin Patterson, was absolutely phenomenal.”

The awards will be presented in July at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) meeting in Nashville.