Alumna Receives Renowned Residency Award

Published on 31 January 2013

Elizabeth A. Neuner ’06, Pharm.D., BCPS, AQ-ID, has been named the recipient of the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP) Research and Education Foundation’s 2012 Pharmacy Residency Excellence New Preceptor Award.

The award recognizes a pharmacy residency preceptor who has excelled in the training of pharmacy residents in the first three to five years of serving as a preceptor. It also seeks to foster innovations in pharmacy residency training.

Neuner is an infectious diseases clinical specialist at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio.

“I am truly honored to be selected by the ASHP Foundation to receive the new preceptor award,” said Neuner. “I am thankful for the preceptors who mentored and trained me and the past, present and future residents who continue to inspire and engage me. I look forward to being a part of shaping the next generation of pharmacists through residency training.”

In just four years, Neuner has transformed the pharmacy residency program at the Cleveland Clinic. As a clinical specialist, she led the development and implementation of the pharmacy vancomycin dosing service and a Staphylococcus aureus screening and eradication protocol. She also co-authored the Guidelines for Antimicrobial Usage Handbook, which outlines the appropriate antimicrobial usage criteria and guidelines for the treatment of various infectious diseases. Neuner has contributed to the improvement of pharmacy staff training with innovative modules, such as “Antimicrobial Jeopardy” and a primer on empiric antimicrobial therapy. To date, she has acted as a preceptor to 21 residents for 51 resident months.

Neuner, as well as the rest of the Pharmacy Residency Excellence Awards recipients, will be formally recognized during the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting in Las Vegas. A reception will be held in their honor on Dec. 1 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.

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