PERU Group Wins ‘Best Professional Abstract’ at Expo

An abstract co-created by the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy Program Evaluation and Research Unit (PERU) won the “Best Professional Abstract” award at the American Public Health Association annual meeting and expo.

The abstract, “Pharmacy Student’s Knowledge and Perceived Competency in Conducting SBIRT for Substance Use Disorders,” was written in collaboration with Heather Santa, senior research specialist at Pitt’s School of Pharmacy, and project partners at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. The abstract presented results from a training grant with the University of the Sciences with over 314 student pharmacists trained to proficiency.

The abstract was the highest scoring entry out of 74 abstracts submitted.