Clinical Health Professions Highlights

Pharmacy Student with Skeleton
September 23, 2019

Faculty from the Clinical Health Professions department were recently awarded a 2019 National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Foundation Scholarship for Excellence in Education Award.

Manouchkathe Cassagnol, Pharm.D., Associate Clinical Professor, Assistant Dean of Service Programs, and Director of the Academic Center for Equity and Inclusion, led a faculty team consisting of Danielle Ezzo '02P, '03Pharm.D., Associate Clinical Professor, Clinical Health Professions; Olga Hilas '02P, '03Pharm.D., Associate Professor Industry Professional, Clinical Health Professions; Maha Saad, Pharm.D., Associate Clinical Professor, Clinical Health Professions; Kimberly Ng '12Pharm.D., Assistant Clinical Professor, Clinical Health Professions; Christine Chim '11Pharm.D., Associate Professor Industry Professional, Clinical Health Professions; and John Conry '96P, '98Pharm.D., Clinical Professor and Chair, Clinical Health Professions, in successfully achieving this award.

St. John’s University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences was one of only six pharmacy schools in the country to receive this award.

This $20,000 NACDS Foundation Award supports St. John’s University's MOBILE Clinic: Moving through Communities to Better Lives using Interprofessional Learners and Educators. This program takes an interprofessional approach to provide culturally-responsive and sensitive, patient-centered care with a focus on prevention and medication therapy to a community in need for connection to primary care/health resources.  

In collaboration with community partner New Life Community Health Centers, the faculty and students will be targeting the most vulnerable within this population by offering the following services: medication/health education, clinical preventive services, alcohol/drug abuse screening and education, as well as mental health screenings and pharmacogenomic testing. This program is currently in the planning stages and will be fully implemented this fall.