Pharmacy Student Receives Ambassador Distinction for Leadership in RxIMPACT Student Advocacy

National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) recognized Jonathan Lee, a pharmacy student at the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy, as the 2015 NACDS RxIMPACT Ambassador, for his mentorship and serving as a role model in encouraging pharmacy students from across the country to participate in this year’s NACDS RxIMPACT Day on Capitol Hill.

Following Lee’s participation in last year’s NACDS RxIMPACT Day on Capitol Hill, he became an advocate for the event, publishing an article about the importance of student engagement and urging other pharmacy students to participate this year. Lee also addressed fellow pharmacy students at the “U” Academy event today, which was held earlier today in conjunction with the NACDS RxIMPACT Day on Capitol Hill events.

The NACDS RxIMPACT “U” Academy is an interactive advocacy education and training program for selected pharmacy students in lead-up to their meetings with lawmakers on Capitol Hill. “As the future of their profession, students play a pivotal role in pharmacy advocacy,” said NACDS President and CEO Steven C. Anderson. “Jonathan is truly an ambassador for pharmacy, and a role model for pharmacy students in how to become engaged in the policymaking process. We applaud his efforts to stand up for pharmacy.”

You can read Jon’s article at: http://apha.imirus.com/Mpowered/book/vspha14/i3/p24