By Anna Herd
OXFORD, Miss. – Jamie Wagner, clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, received the 2017 Innovations in Continuing Pharmacy Education Award from the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy at its annual meeting Sunday, July 16 in Nashville, Tenn.
The award honors an individual who develops and demonstrates an original technique to promote pharmacy-related learning.
Wagner was awarded for a continuing education activity she created that uses polling technology to help an audience retain information and remain engaged.
Her activity, called “Use of audience response technology to improve participation, understanding, and comprehension of content within a HIV pharmacotherapy CPE activity,” was selected by the AACP’s Section of Continuing Professional Development.
“This award helped give me confidence to continue striving for more innovative techniques in my teaching and presentations,” Wagner said.
The awards committee called it “a truly an innovative program with creative use of audience response software.”
“Dr. Wagner put forth great effort and care in the design and implementation of therapeutic content to meet the programmatic targets and intended audience,” said Seena Haines, chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice at the UM pharmacy school. “This is a well-deserved honor.”