Through numerous events and activities, UMKC student pharmacists and their faculty mentors make a huge difference in the health of thousands of people throughout the Kansas City area and across Missouri. As a result, a UMKC School of Pharmacy student group has been recognized among the best in the country again. The UMKC chapter of the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) was first runner up in the Division AA National Chapter Achievement Award, placing UMKC in the top seven out of more than 125 APhA-ASP chapters, announced recently at the American Pharmacists Association annual meeting in San Francisco. The UMKC chapter has ranked in top spots many times in recent years.
Each year, the award is given to APhA-ASP chapters across the nation based on originality of programs, number of chapter members involved, impact on the community, benefit to student pharmacists and collaboration with other healthcare organizations.
UMKC School of Pharmacy faculty advisers include Kelly Cochran; Sarah Cox and Angela Brownfield at the Columbia campus; Cameron Lindsey, Valerie Ruehter and Andrew Bzowyckyj in Kansas City; and Lisa Cillessen and Heather Taylor in Springfield.