For Abby Winter, the Plein Center’s new Assistant Director of Outreach, a passion for health care comes honestly. In addition to her mother being a retired registered nurse, the Chicago native has had a lifelong love of chemistry, which ultimately steered her into the pharmacy field. (READ MORE)
“My love of the profession has grown exponentially as I’ve learned the many possible routes a pharmacy degree can take you,” she added. “And it has been sustained by the everchanging and continued growth of the profession, along with the opportunities I’ve had to work with patients and students in varying capacities to ultimately positively impact patient care.”
Prior to accepting her new role, Abby worked for UW Medicine as a clinical pharmacist, but her passion for academia compelled her to look for opportunities to get involved with the School of Pharmacy.
“When the job of Assistant Director for Outreach for the Plein Center opened up, I knew I could thrive in this position if given the chance,” she said. “This role provides me with a great opportunity to blend my strengths of communication and empathy, my passion for patient care, and my love of meeting new people and making connections.” In her new position, Abby will be working at the eight Seattle-area Era Living Retirement Communities to continue Plein’s fruitful partnership and enhance the services provided by the UWSOP’s faculty and students. “I will work to find new and innovative ways for pharmacists to get involved at Era Living, with an ultimate focus on improving the health and quality of life of their residents,” she added. “I’ll also be working with the other leaders in the Plein Center to keep our students engaged in research and education affiliated with Era Living. Additionally, I’ll be working on preceptor training and development related to geriatric pharmacy and will contribute to teaching in the Plein Certificate in Geriatric Pharmacy, as well as other core content in the PharmD curriculum.”