5th annual Pharmasave Industrial Case Competition winners

Friday, September 19, 2014

Pharmasave competition winners Trina McFarlane, Michelle Holm,Christine Hockin ,Angela Quach, Holly Meginnis,  and Marcus WalzThe 5th annual Pharmasave Industrial Case Competition took place on Wednesday, July 30. Students in PHARM 350 Fundamentals of Business Administration and Management had a week to showcase their mastery of business concepts and demonstrate creativity and entrepreneurship in developing a business plan and pitch to promote new pharmacy innovations. 

Congratulations goes to the team members of Caring for your Kidneys: (pictured left to right) Trina McFarlane, Michelle Holm, Christine Hockin, Angela Quach, Holly Meginnis, and Marcus Walz.

Their business proposal looked at the role they could play in continuous renal function monitoring with point of care devices that measure serum creatinine. With the expanded scope of practice, pharmacists can provide a point of care creatinine service for patients to assess kidney function and adjust medication dosing to prevent adverse effects.

This service further demonstrates the high quality clinical care that pharmacists can provide as part of the health care team for patients. Services like this will become increasingly important to ensure the overall health and well-being of the aging Canadian population and to support our health care system. 

The University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy would like to congratulate the winning team and all participants for the quality of their ideas and their hard work throughout the competition. Thanks to Pharmasave for sponsoring the $5,000 annual prize and for their continued support in the success of University of Waterloo Pharmacy students. Thanks also goes out to the presentation judges, Marc Gibson (Velocity Science), Michael Thompson (Pharmasave), and David Windross (Teva Canada). 

Any questions about PHARM 350 or the case competition can be directed to David Ha, Program Manager, Computing and Financial Management, in the School of Accounting and Finance & Cheriton School of Computer Science.

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