Two USF Health Pharmacy students earn awards at national conference

Two students from the USF Health College of Pharmacy recently received Outstanding Achievement awards from the Association of Black Health-system Pharmacists.

Shafaat Pirani received the 2013 ABHP Student Achievement Award for his leadership and community volunteer work.

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In addition, Mackanin received the 2013 Honorable Mention of the ABHP Student Achievement Award for her professional leadership, and involvement in community and professional services.

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Both Pirani and Mackanin received their awards at the group’s annual meeting in conjunction with the American Society of Health-system Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Clinical Meeting held in December in Orlando.

ABHP represents Black and minority health-system pharmacists and is dedicated to the growth and development of their pharmacy practice in healthcare facilities. The association provides educational programs on minority health issues to help member pharmacists improve their professional skills and the quality of care they provide. ABHP serves as a liaison and facilitates communication with other pharmacy associations and organizations concerned with health care.