Eugene Applebaum PharmD Leadership & Scholars Program announces second cohort

Wayne State University alumnus and college namesake Eugene Applebaum ’60, ’98 was a role model for innovation and leadership, inspiring student pharmacists to excel in the profession and give back to the community. As part of its Applebaum Fellows Program, Applebaum Family Philanthropy is supporting the second cohort of the Eugene Applebaum PharmD Leadership & Scholars program, whose members will engage in a transformative leadership skills and project development program to advance community-ambulatory pharmacy practice.

Four third-year student pharmacists – Jacqueline Feist, Rola Hariri, Hassan Khatib and Lauren Krumm – have been selected as the 2020-22 cohort of the Eugene Applebaum PharmD Leadership & Scholars Program. Each will receive a $4,000 scholarship – as well as a $2,000 budget to complete a project that will advance community-ambulatory pharmacy.

The project is the cornerstone of the program. The scholars will work in teams to to develop ideas to enhance a pharmacy service from concept to execution. The first cohort, David Gutenschwager and Tara Orzechowski, whose project spans 2019-21, is researching and implementing a medical and medication history process that includes a form to be completed by patients onsite at community pharmacies, giving their pharmacists a much deeper understanding of the patient’s health over the long term. Their ultimate goal is to help community pharmacists provide more effective and safe medication advice and oversight.

“Access to a much more complete long-term medical and medication history that Davey and Tara are developing has been missing from community pharmacy practice,” said Associate Dean for Pharmacy Rich Lucarotti. “This a novel, entrepreneurial project, which includes use of an electronic tablet, which Eugene Applebaum – a pioneering entrepreneur in community pharmacy ­– would be proud. I am looking forward to working with the second cohort on an equally impactful project they design.”

Jacqueline Feist

"As part of the Applebaum scholarship program, I look forward to further improving the practice of pharmacy. The more we can learn from this program, the more we can impact future patients' lives for the better."

  • Pharmacy intern at Ascension Michigan, Southfield
  • PharmD Program Curriculum Committee – Student Member
  • American Pharmacists Association
  • Society of Health System Pharmacists
  • Student Athlete Advisory Committee Senior Representative, 2017-19
  • Captain of Wayne State women’s cross country and track teams, 2017-18
Jacqueline Feist

Rola Hariri

“As an Applebaum Scholar, I hope to impact the profession of pharmacy by developing new methods to identify adherence issues and ways to overcome them. I truly believe this project will open the path to further enhance patient-pharmacist relationships.”

  • Pharmacy intern at Beaumont Hospital, Dearborn 
  • Pharmacy intern at CVS, Garden City
  • President, Arab American Pharmacist Association
  • Co-chair, Operation Immunization
  • Secretary, Phi Lambda Sigma (Pharmacy Leadership Society)
  • Rho Chi Society (Pharmacy Honor Society)
  • American Pharmacists Association – Academy of Student Pharmacists
Rola Hariri

Hassan Khatib

“I am looking forward to utilizing the didactic knowledge and hands-on experience that I have gained during my graduate education to help conduct research to find the best care for my patients.”

  • Pharmacy Intern at Beaumont Hospital, Dearborn
  • Pharmacy Intern at Melvindale Pharmacy
  • President, Student Society of Health System Pharmacists
  • Secretary, Arab American Pharmacist Association
  • Chair, APhA Operation Immunization
  • Student Pharmacists Learning Community Peer Mentor
  • Rho Chi Society (Pharmacy Honor Society)

Hassan Khatib

Lauren Krumm

"I am honored to be a part of the Applebaum Scholars. I hope to use this opportunity to advance community pharmacy to better serve our patients as well as help pave the way for the future of pharmacy.”

  • Lead pharmacy intern at Henry Ford Ambulatory Care, Dearborn
  • Pharmacy intern at CVS, White Lake
  • Student Pharmacist Learning Community Peer Mentor
  • Student member, Pharmacy Assessment Committee
  • Founding committee member, Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy
  • Fundraising and Leadership Challenge committees, Phi Lambda Sigma (Pharmacy Leadership Society)
  • Patient Care Vice President, American Pharmacists Association – Academy of Student Pharmacists
  • Community Homeless Interprofessional Program (CHIP) Clinic
  • Rho Chi Society (Pharmacy Honor Society)
  • Student Michigan Pharmacists Association
  • Student Society of Health-System Pharmacy
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy
Lauren Krumm

Visit the Applebaum PharmD Leadership & Scholars Program web page to learn how to apply for the program.

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