Nancy Waite, Professor and Associate Director at the School of Pharmacy, wins the 2015 Journal Award from the Canadian Association for University Continuing Education. This award is given to an individual who has displayed excellence in an item in the Article, Forum, or Reports of Practice categories in the Canadian Journals of University Continuing Education (CAUCE) publication.
Waite co-wrote an article outlining the effectiveness of an online education course for practicing pharmacists called ADAPT. She demonstrated that participants successfully made changes to their practice due to the targeted vision, support and preparation derived from this program.
Waite is involved in a variety of research initiatives, including developing and assessing the curriculum focused on medication management to produce pharmacists ready to enter the evolving health care system of today. Waite is passionate about pharmacy education and the advancement of pharmaceutical practice, which is displayed through her many research and professional endeavours.
Waite is the co-lead of the Ontario Pharmacy Research Collaboration (OPEN), a multi-university program that promotes innovation in the practice of pharmacy and evaluates the value of pharmacist-led medication management programs in Ontario. She is involved in many OPEN programs, such as being a co-lead for the pharmacists as immunizers and pharmacists prescribing projects, and co-lead for gender and vulnerable populations team, among others.
Waite will be honoured at the CAUCE and Canadian Network for Innovation in Education Annual Meeting, taking place May 27-29 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.