|AMCP Foundation Interns Evaluate COVID-19 Impact, Opioid Overdoses and Biosimilars in Partnership with Pfizer, Inc.|
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ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- AMCP Foundation congratulates three student pharmacists who recently completed two innovative programs on managed care pharmacy and nonprofit leadership, through the generous support of Pfizer, Inc.
These highly competitive internships develop leadership skills in managed health care and nonprofit settings through real-world experience, relevant research projects, and networking opportunities. Working closely with Pfizer's Medical Outcomes Specialist Team within North America Medical Affairs as well as AMCP Foundation volunteers, interns virtually participated in a certificate training, presentations, and discussions with industry experts.
Following their 10-week placements at health plans and at AMCP Foundation, participants presented posters about their capstones at AMCP Nexus 2020 Virtual on Wednesday, Oct. 21 (view all Nexus 2020 Virtual posters). Research insights include a trend of decreased prescription claim trends for anti-infective, steroid, and cough and cold medication during the COVID-19 shutdown in western New York state. If these decreases were caused in part by decreased social interaction due to stay-at-home orders, there may be a benefit to socially distancing (working from home, remote learning) during illness.
"These once-in-a-lifetime experiences allow trainees to contribute evidence about health care services, while increasing their understanding of the many facets of potential pharmacy careers," said Paula J. Eichenbrenner, MBA, CAE, Executive Director of the AMCP Foundation. "We're extremely proud to once again partner with Pfizer to prepare the next generation of pharmacists who will soon lead managed care organizations, hospitals, and nonprofits."
2020 AMCP Foundation/Pfizer Summer Intern participants are:
AMCP Foundation/Pfizer, Inc. Managed Care Summer Internship
Marin Weiskopf, University of North Carolina, Eshelman School of Pharmacy, Chapel Hill, N.C.
Poster #Z10: Naloxone Prescribing Trends in New Jersey with the Initial Introduction of a Naloxone Administrative Order
Palna Mehta, Rutgers University, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Piscataway, N.J.
Poster #U53: A Retrospective Analysis of Outpatient Prescription Claim Trends during the COVID-19 Pandemic
AMCP Foundation/Pfizer, Inc. Managed Care Research & Nonprofit Leadership Summer Internship
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