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Dr. Elizabeth Scharman received the 2015 Advanced Career Excellence Award from Women in Science and Health (WISH) at the WVU Health Sciences Center.

Dr. Gretchen Garofoli received the APhA New Practitioner Award at the Annual Meeting in San Diego in March, 2015.

Dr. Jeremy Prunty received the Excellence in Health Systems Pharmacy Award from the West Virginia Society of Health-System Pharmacists (WVSHP) at the Spring Meeting in April 2015.

Dr. Lena Maynor was elected by the West Virginia University Faculty Senate to be Senate Chair-Elect in 2015-16 and Senate Chair in 2016-17.

Dr. Lena Maynor received the Faculty Teaching Award for 2015 from the P3 class.

Dr. Jay Martello received the Faculty Teaching Award for 2015 from the P4 class.

The 2015 officers of the West Virginia Society of Health-System Pharmacists (WVSHP) include Dr. Jon Wietholter (President) and Dr. Jonathan Kline (President-elect).

The 2014-15 officers of the West Virginia Pharmacists Association (WVPA) include Dr. Krista Capehart (President), Dr. Gretchen Garofoli (Secretary), Dr. Jeremy Prunty (Institutional Pharmacy Director), and Dean Patricia Chase (Board of Directors).

Dr. Krista Capehart received a $25,000 grant from the WV DHHR Division of Rural Health for the project, "Pharmacists Educating to Reduce Blood Pressure and Increase the Use of Diabetes Self-Management Education Programs (DSMEs) in Community Pharmacies."

Dr. Gerald Higa presented, "Prospective Evaluation of a Marker for Delayed Chemotherapy-Induced Vomiting" at the MASCC Annual Meeting on Supportive Care in Cancer held June 25-27, 2015 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Dr. Doug Slain was invited to speak for the second consecutive year at the Forbidden City International Pharmacist Forum in Beijing, China, May 8-10, 2015. He was also invited to speak in Brazil in December 2014 during the Pharmacy Council of Sao Paolo State and at the University of Sorocaba Pharmacy.

Dr. Krista Capehart was appointed to the Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA) Measure Development Team on Primary Medication Nonadherence, representing APhA.

Dr. Betsy Elswick was appointed to the 2015 APhA Policy Reference Committee. The appointment is associated with a seat in the APhA House of Delegates during the March annual meeting.

Dr. Gina Baugh and collaborators received a $25,000 grant from the WV Higher Education Policy Commission (HEPC) to implement a statewide falls prevention program in nursing homes.

Dr. Doug Slain was elected to the Steering Committee for the US-Thai Consortium for 2014-16.