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Pharmacy Student Receives National Leadership Award

LEXINGTON, KY (April 7, 2011) — Alex Flannery, a fourth year student in the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, has been selected as a 2010-2011 recipient of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Student Leadership Award.

Flannery, a native of Louisville, Kentucky, was selected because of his interest in health-system pharmacy and demonstrated leadership in the field. He is one of 10 students across the nation that was selected to receive this honor.

“Receiving this award was a pleasant surprise,” Flannery said. “It is an honor and a privilege to be recognized by an organization that does so much for the profession. I’m extremely grateful to ASHP for their support as well as to the UK College of Pharmacy for all of the opportunities made available over my past four years here. I’m very fortunate.”

Flannery has taken on numerous leadership roles on the local and national level. While serving as the Chairman of the Kentucky Alliance of Pharmacy Students, he also served on the ASHP Student Society Development Advisory Group. At Kentucky, Flannery has received numerous awards for leadership and academic achievement. His health-system pharmacy achievements include a VA Learning Opportunities Residency Student position and an internship at a large teaching institution.

“We are very proud that Alex is one of ours,” said Timothy Tracy, dean of the UK College of Pharmacy. “Alex’s award is a splendid example of how the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy is providing a differentiated education, an education that prepares our students to become leaders in the profession.”