Christine Le PharmD'21 Wins Scholarship from APhA
Published on April 19, 2019
Christine Le PharmD'21 received a competitive scholarship from the American Pharmacist Assocation (APhA) to attend the APhA Institute on Alcoholism and Drug Dependencies in Salt Lake City, Utah from May 28 to June 3, 2019 with 20 other students from USciences.
The Ronald L. Williams Memorial Fund was established in 2004 by the APhA Addiction Practitioner Interest Group (PInG) (now known as the APhA Pain, Palliative Care and Addiction SIG) in honor of Ron Williams who served as the long-time coordinator of the Pharmacy Section at the University of Utah School on Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependencies.
As a member of the APhA Staff from 1968 until 1998, Ron devoted his untiring attention to improve the health and careers of pharmacists who suffer from alcohol and drug dependencies. During his career, Williams was instrumental in the development of Pharmacist Recovery Programs (PRNs) that assist pharmacists and student pharmacists who have become impaired by dependence on alcohol and other drugs. Due to Ron’s efforts, countless lives have been saved throughout the years.
APhA Institute on Alcoholism and Drug Dependencies - Student Scholarships
The memorial fund, building off of initial contributions made by the members of the APhA Addiction PInG and administered by the APhA Foundation, provides two (2) $1,000 scholarships annually to student pharmacists attending the APhA Institute on Alcoholism and Drug Dependencies in Salt Lake City, Utah. Scholarship recipients will be required to prepare a one-page publishable report for Student Pharmacist magazine on their experiences at the APhA Institute.
Applicants must be a member of the APhA Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP), provide a letter of intent (750 words) describing why they wish to receive the scholarship, what they expect to gain from attending the APhA Institute, and how they intend to incorporate the knowledge of addiction and recovery into their academic experience and future practice. The Selection Committee will select recipients based on careful review of completed materials.