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University of Wisconsin-Madison

Students’ work recognized at APhA conference

The Wisconsin Society of Pharmacy Students Operation Diabetes program, chaired by Andy Ince and Amy Dietzel, both third year Doctor of Pharmacy students, received a first place award at the recent American Pharmacists Association annual conference in San Diego, California.

Over the past year, Operation Diabetes has implemented innovative programming to raise public awareness of diabetes. Such events include diabetes awareness presentations for elementary and middle school children, reaching out to under-served populations in the Madison area in collaboration with the Students for Improvement of Urban Healthcare and the school’s Multicultural Affairs Program in Pharmacy (MAPP), and distributing educational pamphlets to local community pharmacies. In addition, Operation Diabetes has collaborated with School of Pharmacy professor Dr. Eva Vivian in the implementation of her research study which focuses on the development of diabetes in youth.

Kristina Phillips, fourth year Doctor of Pharmacy student, represented the School of Pharmacy in the APhA National Patient Counseling Competition.