FORT WORTH, Texas — Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association presented several awards during HOPA Ahead 2019, the organization’s annual conference.
George Carro, RPh, MS, BCOP, received the Award of Excellence, which recognizes an association member who has made a significant, sustained contribution to or provided excellent leadership in developing or supporting hematology/oncology pharmacy.
Carro is senior director of oncology pharmacy at NorthShore University Health System.
Judith Smith, BS, PharmD, BCOP, CPHQ, FCCP, FISOPP, received the Basic Science and Clinical Research Literature Award, which recognizes the author of a scientific article that described hematology/oncology basic science, translational research or clinical trials evaluating drug efficacy or safety.
Smith is associate professor in the department of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences and clinical pharmacy specialist at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center. Her interests include HPV prevention and treatment, as well as advances in cervical cancer treatment.
Julianne Orr, PharmD, BCOP, received the Oncology Pharmacy Practice Literature Award, which recognizes the author of an article other than scientific research that contributes to the betterment of the hematology/oncology pharmacy profession and describes innovations in community, hospital or health care system hematology/oncology pharmacy practices.
Orr is an oncology clinical pharmacist at Indiana University Health.
Ashley Glode, PharmD, BCOP, received the Patient Advocacy Award, which recognizes an association member who demonstrates leadership and collaboration while advocating for outstanding outpatient care.
Glode is assistant professor in the department of clinical pharmacy at University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Megan May, PharmD, BCOP, received the New Practitioner Award, which recognizes an association member early in his or her career who has made a significant contribution to develop or supporting clinical hematology/oncology pharmacy services.
May is an ambulatory oncology clinical pharmacy specialist at Baptist Health System. She also is the community-based faculty member at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy.
Amanda Pate, CPhT, received the Hematology/Oncology Technician Award, which recognizes an association technician member who demonstrates excellence in his or her work and a commitment to hematology/oncology pharmacy practice in an organized health care setting.
Pate is a certified pharmacy technician at Duke Cancer Center Specialty Pharmacy.
Ila Saunders, PharmD, BCOP, received the inaugural Volunteer Award, which recognizes the time, talents and energy of an a HOPA member who contributes significant volunteer service to the organization.
Saunders is health sciences assistant clinical professor of pharmacy at UC San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.