Tuesday, June 3, 2008

FAMU Graduate Receives National Achievement Award

Denisha Carty, a 2008 Florida A&M University College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences graduate from St. Maarten, Virgin Islands, was selected as a recipient of the 2008 Pharmacy (RX) portfolio National Achievement Award.

“I am very excited and honored to have received the RX portfolio National Achievement award,” said Carty. “I feel extremely grateful to have been selected among the other students and proud to represent the best of what Florida A&M University Pharmacy Division has to offer. It goes to show with hard work and perseverance anything is possible.”

According to Gregory Cianfarani, R.Ph., CEO/Founder of RX Insider LTD, Carty was selected based on her exceptional RX portfolio submission and outstanding academic achievements. Carty was selected among 3,000 applicants nationwide by the RX portfolio Selection Committee, which consisted of pharmacy industry professionals from the Walgreens Company; CVS CareMark; SuperValu; Belmont University’s College of Pharmacy (COP); Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital; and the University of the Incarnate Word COP.

David Trang, RPh, University of the Incarnate Word’s COP, and RX portfolio selection committee member said, “It was truly a pleasure to review the portfolios of outstanding pharmacy students across the nation and the schools they represent.”

As the 2008 award recipient, Carty’s portfolio will be honored with extensive recognition and exposure sent to pharmacy industry professionals and will gain national recognition on the RX portfolios website.

“We are proud that a FAMU graduate’s portfolio was selected as one of the best in the U.S. This exemplifies the quality of students that FAMU produces,” said Henry Lewis III, dean and professor of FAMU’s College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

RX portfolios, RX Insider, LTD, located in West Warwick, R.I., is a communications and software development firm focused on the development of portfolios for the pharmacy profession and schools of pharmacy. RX portfolios are professional, detailed and lifelong portfolios used to organize one’s entire professional history from their first professional year until retirement.

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