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UArizona College of Pharmacy's associate dean received the APhA-ASP Award

Scott Murdoch

TUCSON, AZ - Nancy A. Alvarez, PharmD, BCPS, CPCC, from the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy, has been honored by the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists with the 2021 Linwood F. Tice Friend of APhA-ASP Award.

The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) awards and accolades program is the most comprehensive in the pharmacy field. In 1988, the Linwood F. Tice Friend of the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists Award was established to honor an individual whose long-term services and contributions have benefited the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists, thereby benefiting student pharmacists.

"To learn that I have had an impact upon student pharmacists simply by who I am daily is a tremendous gift. To be recognized by student pharmacists is deeply meaningful," said Dr. Alvarez.

Dr. Alvarez is a board-certified pharmacotherapy expert and a 1992 graduate of the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy. She was a member and served as the American Pharmacists Association's 162nd president and was later designated as a fellow for the organization.

In the year 2019, she began her studies at the College of Pharmacy. Pain medicine and advocacy for proper opioid use, as well as medical communications in the pharmaceutical business, are two of her teaching interests.

Dr. Alvarez is heavily involved in the creation and delivery of leaders and programs, as well as personal assessment, communication, and professional advocacy. She also focuses on and leads the college's initiatives in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Furthermore, as a trained Co-Active Coach, Dr. Alvarez helps students to identify and cultivate the components that contribute to a fulfilling job and a happy life.

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