Cary Receives US Public Health Service Award

May 03, 2012

Fourth-year student Bryant Cary of Bowling Green, Kentucky received the United States Public Health Service Excellence in Public Health Pharmacy Practice Award at a ceremony at the UK College of Pharmacy today. Cary was presented the award by Captain Lynn Hill, a UK College of Pharmacy alumnus and clinical pharmacist at Clinical Pharmacist at the Federal Medical Center in Lexington.

According to the U.S. Public Health Service, the program was created to encourage pharmacy students to become active in public health. The annual award recognizes pharmacy students who have demonstrated a commitment to public health and public health practice.

"Pharmacists are healthcare providers, public health professionals and each community's trusted access to the health system," stated Rear Admiral Scott F. Giberson, U.S. Assistant Surgeon General and Chief Professional Officer for Pharmacy in the U.S. Public Health Service. "I encourage you to continue your passion and dedication in public health throughout pharmacy practice, to be leaders for the profession, not of the profession, and most importantly to lead with integrity, service and excellence."

Cary was recognized for his work on UK's GenerationRx Initiative, which reaches out across campus to inform students about the dangers of abusing prescription drugs.

"Bryant's efforts to educate peer students across the UK community about prescription drug abuse speaks volumes about his leadership," said Tim Tracy, Dean of the UK College of Pharmacy. "I applaud him for receiving such a prestigious honor and thank him for continuing to represent the UK College of Pharmacy in a first-class manner."

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