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2020 Pharmacy Residency Excellence Awards Recipients

Cleveland Clinic PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency Receives Program Award

The ASHP Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 Pharmacy Residency Excellence Awards. This awards program, sponsored by Amgen and Samson Medical Technologies, features three categories that recognize innovative and impactful pharmacy residency preceptors and programs.  

This year, the Pharmacy Residency Excellence Program Award is being given to the Cleveland Clinic PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency. This program, one of 14 at Cleveland Clinic, has measured and demonstrated real impact on patient care and outcomes from their residents and preceptors.  They have successfully expanded and enhanced services by incorporating their residents more directly into patient care.  In addition, their program participants have a track record of publishing and presenting research, many in high impact journals.  At least six manuscripts generated from former resident projects have been cited over 25 times by other studies.

“The success of this residency program serves as an example to inspire other residency programs to evaluate and enhance their programs,” said ASHP Foundation CEO Steven A. Rubloff. “The program’s commitment to developing research and leadership skills give residents the ability to thrive in a variety of settings.”

The other Pharmacy Residency Excellence Award recipients are:

Preceptor Award
Charles "Chip" Hayes III, Pharm.D., BCPS,BCCP
Clinical Pharmacist, Cardiology
Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City
Kansas City, MO

Dr. Hayes has a legacy of sustained contributions with many more years ahead.  Beyond being a master teacher, Chip is a recognized clinical leader who is a role model for his peers and residents. He engages residents in meaningful research leading to presentations and publications. Chip has raised the pharmacy profession's visibility with the cardiology staff by demonstrating his clinical expertise and collaborating on impactful research. From Mark Woods, Clinical Coordinate and PGY1 Residency Program Director, "He is a great ambassador for St. Luke's Pharmacy Department no matter the setting." 

New Preceptor Award
Justin Delic, Pharm.D.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
University of the Sciences
Philadelphia, PA

A champion for innovation, Dr. Delic is an integral part of the educational technology team and helped integrate virtual patient simulation into the pharmacy curriculum. He served on the Residency Advisory Committee for the PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy and PGY2 Pharmacotherapy Residency Programs. Dr. Delic also implemented a monthly journal scan meeting for residents, faculty members, clinical specialists, and students to enhance these relationships and offer opportunities to involve residents in peer education and discussion.