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WVU Hospitals earns national award for pharmacy residency program

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Foundation selected WVU Hospitals Postgraduate Year Two Internal Medicine Residency Program as the recipient of the 2022 Pharmacy Residency Excellence Program Award. 

A group of people pose on the steps.
Pictured is the WVU Hospitals Postgraduate Year Two Pharmacy Residency Program team that was named the 2022 Program Award recipient by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

The award recognizes a pharmacy residency program with a national reputation for excellence in the training of residents and consistent provision of an exceptionally positive and rewarding training experience. After reviewing more than 3,100 award applications, the ASHP Foundation deemed the WVUH program as one of the country’s most “innovative and impactful” pharmacy residency programs.

Jay Martello, Pharm.D., B.C.P.S., associate professor of clinical pharmacy at the West Virginia University School of Pharmacy, is the program director. Daniel P. O’Neil, Pharm.D., M.S., is the director of pharmacy at WVU Hospitals.

“The success of the program is a credit to the residents and their passion for helping those in need,” Dr. O’Neil said. “Preceptors in this program routinely practice in underserved areas to eliminate rural health disparities. In addition, residents produce and publish innovative research, which has led to meaningful changes at WVU Hospitals.”

Preceptor Sheena L. Burwell, Pharm.D., B.C.P.S., C.T.T.S., said, “Our program excels in innovation to enhance patient care, advocates for the underserved both locally and globally, and actively seeks feedback to better our preceptors, program, and region alike.”

Award recipients will be recognized during the Celebrating Excellence in Residency Training and Research reception at the 2022 ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting on Sunday in Las Vegas.

The ASHP Foundation was established in 1968 as a nonprofit organization to encourage scientific research and professional study and advance pharmacy practice. Since then, the Foundation, the philanthropic arm of ASHP, has established itself as a pioneer in helping pharmacists improve patient care.