COP Faculty Member Honored with an OPA Award

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Dr. Kelsey Schmuhl
Dr. Kelsey Schmuhl

A College of Pharmacy faculty member was recognized with an award from the Ohio Pharmacists Association (OPA) during its virtual awards ceremony on Sept. 4, as part of the organization’s virtual Annual Conference.

Dr. Schmuhl is an ambulatory care pharmacist at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and completed a PGY1 community care pharmacy practice residency at Charitable Pharmacy of Central Ohio. She has worked to established pharmacy services for patients with substance use disorder and has testified in the Ohio House and Senate in favor of legislation that gave pharmacists the ability to provide naloxone without a prescription.

Dr. Schmuhl works on the clinical initiatives team for Generation Rx, a national organization established at Ohio State that educates people of all ages about the potential dangers of misusing prescription medications through a variety of programming.

In her acceptance statement, Dr. Schmuhl said, “when I was introduced to Generation Rx as an undergraduate student, I immediately felt that I had found my professional passion educating others about medication safety and addressing medication misuse in my community. I feel so fortunate that I have been able to turn that passion into a career.”

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