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Dr. Sean Sullivan Honored with Steven G. Avey Award for Distinguished Service

Steve SullivanAcademy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) and the AMCP Foundation recently recognized more than a dozen distinguished members of the Academy for their significant contributions to AMCP, managed care pharmacy and the health care system. The honored members were announced Wednesday evening, April 2, at the Annual Awards Dinner of AMCP's 26th Annual Meeting & Expo in Tampa.

The prestigious AMCP Foundation Steven G. Avey Award for sustained, exemplary and distinguished service to the profession of managed care pharmacy was awarded to Dr. Sean Sullivan, Stergachis Family Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education at the University of Washington School of Pharmacy.

Dr. Sullivan was chosen for his many outstanding accomplishments, including service as director of the UW Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research and Policy Program; Co-Director of the University of Washington Centers for Comparative and Health Systems Effectiveness; author of more than 350 journal articles, book chapters, task force reports and government publications; and past chair of the AMCP Format Executive Committee responsible for the AMCP Format for Formulary Submissions.Steve Sullivan

"The Annual Awards Dinner is a celebration of achievement and commitment that represents the very best of the Academy and managed care pharmacy," said Edith A. Rosato, RPh, IOM, AMCP's CEO and Chairman of the AMCP Foundation. "The members recognized have made a positive and lasting impact on the practice of managed care pharmacy, contributing significantly to improvements in health care quality and affordability."

The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) is a national professional association of pharmacists and other health care practitioners who serve society by the application of sound medication management principles and strategies to improve health care for all. www.amcp.org. The AMCP Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation, is a research, education and philanthropic organization supporting the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP).

To read Dr. Sullivan's acceptance speech, click here. http://www.amcp.org/amcp-foundation/steven-avey-award/

--April 2014