Recog­ni­tion of her ded­i­cated ser­vices in 2007

BOSTON – June 19, 2008 – Robyn White, PharmD, Assis­tant Clin­ical Pro­fessor of Phar­macy at the Bouvé Col­lege of Health Sci­ences at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, has received the 2007 Harbor Wide Clin­i­cian of the Year award for her out­standing ser­vice at Harbor Health Ser­vices, Inc. (HHSI). Dr. White, a 2006 North­eastern grad­uate, was selected by her peers for this award for her ded­i­cated patient care ser­vices for an elderly ser­vice pro­gram and a com­mu­nity health center at HHSI. Her award was pre­sented this past Friday at the Venezia Restau­rant in Boston.

Prior to joining the North­eastern Uni­ver­sity — School of Phar­macy (NU-​​SOP) fac­ulty, Dr. White com­pleted a one year phar­macy prac­tice res­i­dency in ambu­la­tory care /​ teaching at NU-​​SOP and HHSI. In addi­tion to her ser­vice to patients, her role with NU-​​SOP stu­dents has included facil­i­tating ther­a­peu­tics sem­inar, pro­viding lec­tures in drug infor­ma­tion and ther­a­peu­tics courses, and par­tic­i­pating in weekly ambu­la­tory care case pre­sen­ta­tions. At HHSI, Dr. White has pre­cepted phar­macy stu­dents and res­i­dents in col­lab­o­ra­tion with a variety of health­care pro­fes­sionals to manage patients suf­fering from chronic diseases.

I am hon­ored and hum­bled by this award. I have the priv­i­lege of working every day with amazing people, clin­i­cians and staff alike, who truly work as a team to pro­vide the best pos­sible care for the patients they serve,” said White. “I could not be more proud to be part of that team, and could not be more grateful for this recognition.”

The col­lab­o­ra­tion between HHSI and NU-​​SOP was estab­lished in the Summer of 2000 by Jenny Van Amburgh, PharmD, CDE, Asso­ciate Clin­ical Pro­fessor in the SOP. This col­lab­o­ra­tion has been an inte­gral com­po­nent of the phar­macy expe­ri­en­tial pro­gram. Clin­ical pro­fes­sors train stu­dents, who are required to have clin­ical prac­tice expe­ri­ence, at HHSI’s three com­mu­nity health cen­ters and the elderly ser­vice pro­gram, helping physi­cians and nurse prac­ti­tioners develop the best med­ica­tion therapy man­age­ment plans for each patient.

Spe­cial thanks to Jenny Van Amburgh, who began and inte­grated clin­ical phar­macy ser­vices at Harbor Health, and who has taught me, guided me, and applauded me all along,” added White.

Selected out of more than 40 eli­gible clin­i­cians for this award, Dr. White has demon­strated that being a suc­cessful clin­i­cian requires a ded­i­ca­tion to patients, col­leagues and students.

The man­agers and staff at HHSI are delighted to award Robyn White with the Harbor Wide Clin­i­cian of the Year for 2007,” said Robert Hoch, MD, Cor­po­rate Med­ical Director at HHSI. “Her work, as an edu­cator of patients and staff, par­tic­i­pant in our quality ini­tia­tives, and advo­cate of cus­tomer ser­vice, has made her a role model for the phar­macy stu­dents and all of Harbor’s staff. All of Harbor asso­ciates con­grat­u­late Robyn on being the recip­ient of this award.”

For more infor­ma­tion about Dr. White’s award, please con­tact Jenny Eriksen at (617) 373‑2802 or via email at j.​eriksen@​neu.​edu.

About the Bouvé Col­lege of Health Sciences

The mis­sion of the Bouvé Col­lege of Health Sci­ences is to be a center of excel­lence in health pro­fes­sional edu­ca­tion, research, and ser­vice, with an inter­dis­ci­pli­nary emphasis that reflects today’s team approach to health care. The Col­lege is com­mitted to the gen­er­a­tion and advance­ment of knowl­edge to improve the health and health care ser­vices of indi­vid­uals and com­mu­ni­ties through basic and applied research. The three schools – health pro­fes­sions, nursing, and phar­macy – encourage inno­va­tion in the edu­ca­tion of both entry level and advanced prac­tice health pro­fes­sionals, and rec­og­nize the autonomy of each pro­fes­sion. Through part­ner­ships with health care delivery sys­tems and the com­mu­nity, Bouvé stu­dents and fac­ulty have access to prac­tice sites that pre­pare our grad­u­ates to meet the health care needs of our urban neigh­bors and society.

About Harbor Health Services

Harbor Health Ser­vices, Inc. (HHSI) is a public health agency com­mitted to pro­viding quality, com­pre­hen­sive health care to all those in our com­mu­nity. HHSI includes: Neponset Health Center, founded in 1970; Geiger Gibson Com­mu­nity Health Center, founded in 1965; Columbia Point Infant and Tod­dlers Day Care, founded in 1967; Harbor WIC Pro­gram, founded in 1985; Elder Ser­vice Pro­gram, a cap­i­tated pro­gram for frail elders that opened in 1996; and Mid-​​Upper Cape Com­mu­nity Health Center and the Ellen Jones Com­mu­nity Dental Center, who joined HHSI in 2003.

About North­eastern

Founded in 1898, North­eastern Uni­ver­sity is a pri­vate research uni­ver­sity located in the heart of Boston. North­eastern is a leader in inter­dis­ci­pli­nary research, urban engage­ment, and the inte­gra­tion of class­room learning with real-​​world expe­ri­ence. The university’s dis­tinc­tive coop­er­a­tive edu­ca­tion pro­gram, where stu­dents alter­nate semes­ters of full-​​time study with semes­ters of paid work in fields rel­e­vant to their pro­fes­sional inter­ests and major, is one of the largest and most inno­v­a­tive in the world.The Uni­ver­sity offers a com­pre­hen­sive range of under­grad­uate and grad­uate pro­grams leading to degrees through the doc­torate in six under­grad­uate col­leges, eight grad­uate schools, and two part-​​time divi­sions. For more infor­ma­tion, please visit www​.north​eastern​.edu.