Burkhart Receives Dale Jones Award at Chronic Care Meeting
Daniel Barbara, Judy Turnage, Michelle Ames, Jena Ivey Burkhart and Ted Hancock.
The Dale Jones Memorial Award for Excellence in Geriatrics was presented to Jena Ivey Burkhart, PharmD, of Chapel Hill, NC. The award, which is named in honor of the late Dale Jones who was an active and long-time member of NCAP, was presented at the Association’s 2014 Chronic Care Practice Forum Meeting held at the Ballantyne Hotel & Resort in Charlotte, NC March 19-21. NCAP bestows the annual award to a member of the Association who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to geriatrics and patient care during the course of the year. “It is an honor to receive the Dale Jones Award. I would like to thank NCAP as well as the Chronic Care Forum Awards Committee for my selection. Dale Jones was such a wonderful role model, educator, and advocate for the health and well being of older patients. I hope to continue to strive to meet the needs of this special population throughout my career,” said Burkhart. Burkhart received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2004 from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy where she is a Clinical Assistant Professor. She also serves as a Geriatric Clinical Pharmacist at UNC Hospitals and Clinics. For more photos and meeting highlights visit our facebook page.
Durham Tech Students' Annual Visit to NCAP
The Durham Technical Community College Pharmacy Technician Class of 2014 recently visited NCAP. The class comes to the Institute of Pharmacy each year to discuss current pharmacy technician issues and trends with our executive director and staff.
NCAP Appoints a New Executive Director Welcome Daniel L. Barbara, Sr., M.Ed.
NCAP has appointed Daniel L. Barbara,
Sr., M.Ed. to serve as Executive Director effective February,
2014. He will succeed Fred Eckel, RPh who
has been with NCAP since 2001 and will continue to serve as
Executive Director Emeritus. Dan comes to NCAP
from Arizona where he served as Executive
Director of the Department of Health and Social Services for the Colorado River
Indian Tribes. In that capacity, he oversaw the largest Tribal
Department with a budget of approximately $17 million and 97 staff members from
a wide variety of disciplines. Prior to his
service at DHSS, he was the Community Resource Director for La Paz County, AZ
where his responsibilities included the implementation of a wide variety of
social services and public programs.
Read Dans' introductory letter to membership and learn more about him here.