Doctor of Pharmacy and Master of Science in Pharmacogenomics & Personalized Medicine student Sidrah Alam ’22 was recently named SingleCare’s Best Up-and-Coming Pharmacist. Alam, (pictured above) who studies in Shenandoah’s pharmacy program at the Inova Center for Personalized Health in Fairfax, has also worked as a pharmacy tech and pharmacy intern at Wegmans Pharmacy in Leesburg, Virginia.
“Sidrah Alam won the 2021 Best Up-and-Coming Pharmacist award because of her unflagging dedication to her community and patients, even while taking classes as a pharmacy student,” the SingleCare awards site states. “Her commitment to healthcare is a family legacy. Her grandfather owned a pharmacy in Pakistan. When he was diagnosed with cancer, she saw how the oncology pharmacists had an immediate impact on his care. Her mother — and fellow award winner — Naureen Alam, also works in pharmacy. These two showed her that pharmacists don’t just put pills in bottles. They help so many patients.”
You can read the entire feature about Alam, which includes a Q&A with her, at https://www.singlecare.com/pharmacy-awards/winner/2021-best-up-and-coming-pharmacist.
Na Young Kim and Andy Kim, along with their faculty advisor, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Administration Sean Kim, Pharm.D., have been awarded the AMCP Foundation Best Poster Award in the student category for their work on the “Effect of Mental Health Impairment and Sociodemographic Factors on Likelihood of Polysubstance Stimulant Use” at the 2021 AMCP Nexus meeting in Denver, Colorado. You can see the poster online.
P4 student, Emmanuel Duah, discusses his full-circle journey to becoming a pharmacist in a blog post that was a part of his rotation at the American College of Apothecaries. To read the full post, please visit http://ow.ly/8vSa50GFxm2.