Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) Foundation and Pfizer Offered Eight Summer Internships in Managed Care Pharmacy

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) Foundation is delighted to announce that eight student pharmacists from across the country recently completed summer internship programs organized by the Foundation and supported by Pfizer, Inc. All interns completed capstone research projects that will be delivered as poster presentations at AMCP Nexus 2017, Oct. 16-19, in Dallas, Texas.

The highly competitive programs offer future practitioners the opportunity to experience firsthand the broad spectrum of managed care pharmacy careers. This year's participants will join the ranks of 165 alumni who have completed Foundation-organized internships over the years.

"These talented young pharmacists gain invaluable experience in managed care organizations, pharmaceutical manufacturers and nonprofits," says Paula J. Eichenbrenner, CAE, Executive Director of the AMCP Foundation. "We are enormously proud to have partnered with Pfizer for 25 years to embed future leaders for real-world training in health care."

The AMCP Foundation/Pfizer, Inc. Managed Care Summer Internship is designed to develop future leaders in managed care through exposure to population health and managed care pharmacy principles via concepts such as formulary management, benefit design, medication therapy management and adherence. New this summer was an AMCP Foundation/Pfizer, Inc. Managed Care Research and Nonprofit Leadership Internship, which develops future leaders to conduct medication-related research, and succeed as a nonprofit leader.

The 2017 cohort for the AMCP Foundation/Pfizer, Inc. Managed Care Summer Internship is:

    --  Stephen Meninger, University of Maryland, School of Pharmacy Poster
        #V19: The Effect of Combination Antiretroviral Treatment Regimens on
        Patient Medication Adherence and Overall Healthcare Utilization in the
        Human Immunodeficiency Virus Population Site: Optima Health Plan,
        Virginia Beach, VA Preceptor: Elizabeth L. Brusig, PharmD, MBA Pfizer
        Medical Outcomes Specialist: Cherie Robertson, PharmD, MSPH, BCPS

    --  Mary Mulrooney, University of Connecticut Poster #I13: Cost and
        Utilization Analysis for Patients with Non-valvular Atrial Fibrillation
        Newly Treated with Either Coumarin or Direct Oral Anticoagulants at
        Independent Health Assoc. (IHA)Site: Independent Health, Buffalo, NY
        Preceptor: Denise Rotella, PharmD Pfizer Medical Outcomes Specialist:
        Gary Brady, PharmD, MBA

    --  Kody Nelson, University of Missouri-Kansas City Poster #U35:
        Appropriateness of Targeted Immune Modulators Prescribing in Chronic
        Inflammatory Disease in the Medicaid Population: Retrospective Chart
        Review and Claims AnalysisSite: Providence Health Plans, Beaverton, OR
        Preceptor: Jennifer Smith, PharmD, BCPS Pfizer Medical Outcomes
        Specialist: Richard McLeod, PharmD

    --  Jennifer Oh, University of Washington Poster #V4: Impact of Complete
        Medication Review (CMR) on Medication Adherence in Eligible Medicare
        Members in a Managed Care PlanSite: SelectHealth, Salt Lake City, UT
        Preceptor: Curtis Wander, PharmD, BCPS Pfizer Medical Outcomes
        Specialist: Lori Blackner

    --  Ana Ramirez, The University of Arizona Poster #U27: Identification of
        opioid-naïve patients' progress from acute prescriptions of opioids to
        chronic use and interventions to decrease rate of patients that are new
        chronic users of opioid pain medications Site: HealthPartners,
        Bloomington, MN Preceptor: Peter Marshall, PharmD, RPh Pfizer Medical
        Outcomes Specialist: Jocelyn Good, RPh

    --  Soham Shukla, Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University Poster
        #U33: Assessing opioid trends and management of members with general
        pain conditions Site: Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey,
        Newark, NJ Preceptor: Saira Jan, MS, PharmD Pfizer Medical Outcomes
        Specialist: Dean Gianarkis, MS, PharmD

    --  Kristen Tripicchio, University of North Carolina Site: Prime
        Therapeutics, Bloomington, MN Poster # J1: Impact of a mail reminder on
        influenza and pneumococcal vaccinationsPreceptor: Craig Mattson, MS,
        MBA, RPh Pfizer Medical Outcomes Specialist: Kevin Odell, PharmD, CDE

The 2017 AMCP Foundation/Pfizer, Inc. Managed Care Research and Nonprofit Leadership Intern is:

    --  Amber Reinert, University of Missouri-Kansas City Site: AMCP Foundation,
        Alexandria, VA "Top Managed Care Pharmacy Evidence Gaps in 2017: A
        Conventional Content Analysis"Supervisor/Virtual Preceptor: Paula
        Eichenbrenner, CAE and Annesha White, PhD, PharmD, MS Pfizer Senior
        Director Field Based Medical: John Main, PharmDPfizer Senior Director,
        Medical Outcomes Specialist Lead: Linh B. ter Riet, PharmD, BCPS, CPHIMS

In addition to a rigorous experience at their host sites, all interns learned about AMCP and the Foundation via "virtual" preceptors who will offer continued mentorship. View their research results during the poster presentations in The Exchange at Nexus on Wednesday, Oct. 18, from 12pm-2:45 p.m.

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