***As presented at the VSHP Fall Seminar, November 4, 2022****
The VSHP New Practitioner Award is given to a VSHP member that has earned their first pharmacy degree in the last five years. This member supports the organization through meeting attendance and participation, promotes the pharmacy profession within the commonwealth, and provides service to the community. They must also demonstrate superior leadership, innovation, or clinical skill as compared to other new practitioners.
This year’s award winner is a graduate of Auburn University, where she also completed her PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency. She came to Virginia to complete her PGY-2 in Ambulatory Care at INOVA Fairfax and is now a Clinical Pharmacist with the Inova Juniper Program. She is board certified in Ambulatory Care and is accredited as an HIV Pharmacist by the American Academy of HIV Medicine. She is member of the Education and Communications committees and was recently Region 2 President. She is a frequent contributor to VSHP meetings (and is presenting today) and is published in the most recent AJHP.
Congratulations to VSHP New Practitioner of the Year, Caitlin Prather.