Joseph Moose Honored as the 2010 NCPA National Preceptor of the Year


Philadelphia, PA - October 25, 2010 - Joseph Moose, RPh, owner of Moose Pharmacy and manager of Moose Professional Pharmacy in Concord, N.C., was named the 2010 NCPA National Preceptor of the Year by the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) today at the association's 112th Annual Convention and Trade Exposition held October 23-27. The National Preceptor of the Year Award honors a pharmacist who has made significant contributions to the education of pharmacy students by devoting time, talent, and effort as a preceptor.

"Joseph Moose exemplifies the type of invaluable guidance that helps pharmacy students thrive during their journey to becoming outstanding practicing pharmacists," said Joseph H. Harmison, PD, NCPA President and pharmacy owner in Arlington, Texas. "All the students who have passed through his doors have been enlightened by the experience and gained a greater appreciation for the difference that can be made in the lives of patients through a variety of services that can't be found in your typical chain pharmacy. We are proud to call him the 2010 NCPA National Preceptor of the Year winner, because he truly deserves the honor."

After graduating from Campbell University with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree, Moose's post graduate education and training has seen him become certified in asthma care, hypertension, immunization, diabetes and medication therapy management (MTM) . His professional interests include advancing clinical practice in community pharmacy settings, particularly in the immunization and MTM arena.

He willingly shares his expertise in his role as the primary preceptor for the UNC Edelman School of Pharmacy Residency Program, as Moose helps future pharmacists get the on-the-job experience needed to complete their education. He is also an Adjunct Professor for UNC Edelman School of Pharmacy and a Clinical Assistant Professor for Wingate University.

In addition, Moose maintains professional affiliations with NCPA, the American Pharmacists Association and the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists. He also serves on a variety of committees including the chairperson for the North Carolina Drug Utilization Review and a member of their P & T Committee.

The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA®) represents America's community pharmacists, including the owners of more than 23.000 independent community pharmacies, pharmacy franchises, and chains. Together they represent a $93 billion health-care marketplace, have more than 315,000 employees including 62,400 pharmacists, and dispense over 41% of all retail prescriptions. To learn more go to www.ncpanet.org or read NCPA's blog, The Dose, at http://ncpanet.wordpress.com.

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