UF College of Pharmacy graduate student wins Best Paper award in Clinical Sciences
Sharrel L. Pinto, Pharm.D., a UF College of Pharmacy student and research coordinator, is the recipient of the 2004 American Pharmacists Association Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science Postgraduate Best Paper Award in the clinical sciences category.
Awards are presented annually by the APhA to one paper in each of three categories: clinical sciences, economic, social and administrative sciences and basic sciences. Each award recognizes the best contributed papers by postgraduate authors, who presented them at the APhA annual meeting and exposition in Seattle, Wash., March 26-30. The award is given on the basis of originality of the work, rigor of the experimental methods, clarity of the presentation of the results, appropriateness of the conclusions, potential significance of the study and overall quality of the presentation.
Pinto won the award, a $500 honorarium and a certificate, for her paper Evaluation of Pharmacists Interventions in Diabetic Patients from Rural Community Health Centers. Pinto’s research interests include adherence of ethical guidelines by physicians and disease management and health care quality improvement for diabetic patients. She is also the recipient of the UF Outstanding International Graduate Student Award in the pharmacy health care administration department.