Published February 13, 2023
Collin Clark, PharmD, clinical assistant professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice, has received a 2023 New Investigator Award from the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP).
The award assists early-career pharmacy faculty in the development of an independent research program and provides a foundation for future extramural research funding success by enabling them to generate preliminary data.
Clark received the award for his project titled, “A Pilot Pharmacist-to-Pharmacist Hand-off Intervention During Transitions of Care.” The goal of the project is to test the feasibility of enhancing the communication between clinical pharmacists in the inpatient and outpatient settings to improve patient outcomes as they leave the hospital and return home. The project findings will inform the development of future pharmacist-driven clinical services in transitions of care.
“I am honored and humbled to be selected for the award,” says Clark. “This is a very exciting opportunity for me as it will allow me to establish an independent research program studying the impact of clinical pharmacy services during transitions of care.”
The award provides Clark with funding to conduct his research project and to attend the 2024 AACP Annual Meeting.
Clark adds, “I would not have been able to lead this successful submission if it wasn’t for the hard work of mentors and co-investigators including David Jacobs, PharmD, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Erin Slazak, PharmD, clinical associate professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Bill Prescott, PharmD, department chair and clinical professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Ranjit Singh, MB BChir MBA, associate professor, Vice Chair for Research and Director, Primary Care Research Institute, Department of Family Medicine.”
The mission of AACP is to advance pharmacy education, research, scholarship, practice and service to improve health for all.