The Iowa Pharmacy Association (IPA) is pleased to announce the 2014 recipient of the GenerationRx Award is Brett Barker, PharmD, of Nevada. The award was presented at the Association’s 2014 Annual Meeting on June 14 in Altoona.
The GenerationRx Award is a national awards program sponsored by Cardinal Health. This award is designed to recognize a pharmacist who has demonstrated excellence in community-based prescription drug abuse prevention. The award is intended to recognize outstanding efforts within the pharmacy community to raise awareness of this serious public health problem. It is also intended to encourage educational prevention efforts aimed at patients, youth, and other members of the community. This award includes a $500 donation to the charity of the recipient’s choice.
Dr. Brett Barker is the Vice President of Operations for NuCara Management Group. Brett received his Doctor of Pharmacy in 2008 from the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy. Prior to this current role, Brett managed the NuCara Pharmacy in Nevada, IA and also served as NuCara’s Director of Clinical Services. Throughout his career, Brett has been passionate about increasing pharmacist-provided clinical services, community involvement, mentoring students, and new models of care delivery such as telepharmacy and new practice model pilot programs. He currently serves on the IPA Legislative Advisory Committee, Telepharmacy Joint Task Force, and is Vice Chair of the Iowa Pharmacy Political Action Committee (IPPAC) Advisory Committee. He has coordinated numerous community medication take-back events and brought together all interested stakeholders.
“ Dr. Barker truly sets a new standard in innovative, progressive, and visible pharmacist-led initiatives for proper medication disposal in his community,” said Kate Gainer, Executive Vice President of the Iowa Pharmacy Association.