The Pharmacy Leadership and Education Institute has named UWSOP’s Jennifer Bacci the 2021 recipient of the Albert B. Prescott Pharmacy Leadership Award. Dr. Bacci is recognized for her outstanding leadership example in the Academia-CPESN Transformation (ACT) Pharmacy Collaborative Task Force by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), as a Flip the Pharmacy coach, and as a network facilitator for Community Pharmacy Enhanced Services Network (CPESN) Washington.
A nationally recognized researcher in implementation science and community pharmacy practice advancement, Dr. Bacci trains the next generation of pharmacists through a high level of involvement in community residency training, mentoring students in research and teaching, and leadership contributions to UW School of Pharmacy’s curricular innovation.
“Jenny has demonstrated exemplary leadership qualities as a young pharmacist passionate about advancing community pharmacy practice and training the next generation of pharmacists,” said UWSOP Dean and professor Sean D. Sullivan. “She envisions and is actively working toward a future where community pharmacists are positioned to take responsibility for the medication-related needs of the communities in which they practice and serve as an integral member of each person’s healthcare team.”
As a faculty member at the UWSOP, Dr. Bacci has been heavily involved in the PharmD curriculum redesign effort, co-chairing the Fundamentals Work Group, a group of faculty and staff across three departments. She also serves as the faculty advisor to three registered student organizations, guiding the professional development of student and future leaders of the profession outside of the classroom. She was recently appointed to the University of Washington’s Population Health Initiative by University President, Dr. Ana Mari Cauce. In this role she joins an interdisciplinary group of faculty and public health advocates representing the diverse University community to guide this effort to advance the health of people globally and in her region.
Dr. Bacci is also a respected leader of practice advancement within Washington state through her research program, which addresses the application of implementation science to advance innovative patient care models in community pharmacy practice. Her work has resulted in over 25 peer-reviewed publications at this early point in her career. But more importantly, her work has drawn the attention of community pharmacy leaders in Washington state and beyond. Dr. Bacci is regularly asked by community partners to advise and collaborate on their pharmacy practice models.
Dr. Bacci will receive her award and deliver a scholarly address during a webcast of the APhA Annual Meeting in March 2021. Details of date, time, and access will be announced later.