Heaton Named Fellow by American Pharmacists Association
Pam Heaton, PhD, is to be recognized with the
distinction of fellow at the American Pharmacists Association
(APhA) 2018 Awards and Honors Program March 16-19 in Nashville,
The APhA awards and honors program is the most
comprehensive recognition program in the profession of pharmacy.
Fellows are either members of the APhA Academy of Pharmacy Practice
and Management or the APhA Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and
Science with a minimum of 10 years professional experience. To
become a fellow, members must have demonstrated exemplary
professional achievements and service to the profession through
activities with APhA and other national, state or local
Heaton is chair and professor of pharmacy practice
and administrative sciences at the James L. Winkle College of
Pharmacy. She teaches a required pharmacy ethics course in the
doctor of pharmacy curriculum. She also trains graduate students in
the area of health outcomes. Her current research focus is on
the use of secondary databases to evaluate clinical, humanistic and
economic outcomes of drug therapy. She has published over 60
manuscripts and given over 100 poster presentations.
In partnership with Kroger Pharmacy, Heaton has developed a
two-year MS/residency with an emphasis in community pharmacy. Also,
with Kroger Pharmacy, along with the Cincinnati Health Council,
Health Bridge and several hospitals, Heaton received a grant from
National Association of Chain Drug Stores to determine whether
community pharmacists can reduce 30-day readmissions for patients
with priority conditions.
She is an associate editor for the Journal of the
American Pharmacists Association and led the development of its
first community residency issue.
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