KU Pharmacy earns Healthier Together Award
For its active role in countywide COVID-19 vaccine clinics, the KU School of Pharmacy has been given the Healthier Together Award from Lawrence Douglas County Public Health. KU Pharmacy students, alumni and faculty helped administer more than 50,000 vaccines in the past year in Douglas County and thousands more across the state.
With the award comes a $200 check that is being donated to the KU Medical Center’s JayDoc Free Clinic, where KU Pharmacy students and faculty frequently volunteer. Associate Dean Joe Heidrick accepted the award on behalf of the School of Pharmacy.
“We are so proud to accept this award on behalf of the many School of Pharmacy students, alums and faculty members who volunteered their time to help keep our fellow Kansans healthy during the pandemic,” said Heidrick. “The School of Pharmacy has a long history of serving the community and giving students practical experience as they train to serve the needs of their future communities.”
Associate Dean Joe Heidrick (left) is presented with the Healthier Together Award from Lawrence Douglas County Public Health Director Dan Partridge on April. 6, 2022. Others pictured from the KU School of Pharmacy are (L-R) Brad Stauffer, Brian Barnes, Jessica Bates and Chris Claussen. Photo courtesy of Daniel Smith, Lawrence Douglas County Public Health.