By: Emily Keeler

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Two College of Pharmacy outreach programs at The Ohio State University have been named recipients of the 2016 Outreach & Engagement Awards from The Ohio State University. Pharmacy’s Partner for Promotion was named recipient of the Distinguished Service-Learning Award ; the OSU-South Africa Partnership was honored with the Emerging International Engagement Award.

Created and run by Jennifer Rodis, PharmD, BCPS, FAPhA, Partner for Promotion (PFP) is a one-year educational experience that partners student groups with a community-based pharmacy practice and a pharmacist to create or expand specially- developed patient services for the site and its patients. PFP was created through grant funding from the Office of Outreach and Engagement and, with the help of the Technology and Commercialization Office, has been adopted at six additional colleges of pharmacy across the United States. PFP is currently celebrating its 10th anniversary.

Debra Goff, PharmD, FFCP, spearheaded the collaboration between Ohio State and South Africa to combat antibiotic resistant “superbugs.” The partnership seeks to develop a train-the- trainer pharmacists mentoring outreach program for antibiotic stewardship. This program impacts the quality of patients’ lives and citizens of South Africa, who are impacted everyday by superbugs. Ohio State faculty work with pharmacists in South African hospitals to understand local barriers related to superbugs. The pharmacists are mentored at Ohio State by faculty in the colleges of Pharmacy, Medicine and Veterinary Medicine during the 2-week program. This program was recipient of a 2014 Engagement Impact Grant.

Both programs will be honored at an awards ceremony on May 3 in the Archie Griffin East Ballroom in Ohio State’s Union.

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