LECOM student earns national recognition

Pharmacy student is one of just 12 recipients of national leadership award

Rodney Turner, a second-year pharmacy student at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Pharmacy, recently received the 2010 American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Student Leadership Award. Of the more than 13,000 pharmacy students in the U.S., only 12 are awarded this special distinction each year.

Rodney Turner, second from right, is pictured with members of the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Pharmacy Student Society of Health-System Pharmacists chapter, which received a national award from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists in November 2009. Turner was one of 12 recipients of the ASHP Student Leadership Award.

The ASHP Student Leadership Award recognizes students with an interest in pharmacy practice in health systems who have demonstrated leadership ability. It also recognizes and celebrates the contributions of students who represent the very best attributes and accomplishments of ASHP student members.

In addition to receiving an award plaque, Turner also receives a $2,500 cash award provided by the ASHP Research and Education Foundation through the Walter Jones Memorial Pharmacy Student Financial Aid Fund.

Turner is president of the LECOM chapter of the Student Society of Health-System Pharmacists (SSHP), the student organization of the ASHP. He presided over the chapter when it was recognized by the ASHP with a national award in November 2009. The award acknowledges the organizational success of the LECOM chapter on a local and national level, and it affords the school’s chapter official recognition by the ASHP. In December 2009, LECOM’s SSHP chapter collected 555 pounds of canned food as part of a monthlong food drive at the College.

The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and LECOM School of Pharmacy offer innovative and affordable education in osteopathic medicine and pharmacy. From campuses in Erie, Pennsylvania, Greensburg, Pennsylvania and Bradenton, Florida, LECOM provides student-centered pathways to prepare the next generation of healthcare professionals. Prepare yourself for medicine as your life’s profession.

March 25, 2010
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