Pharmacy Practice Residency Award

The Pharmacy Practice Residency Award recognizes pharmacy practice residents whose major projects are judged to be most deserving in terms of significant innovation, practical application, and/or development in an institutional pharmacy practice setting.

This award is administered by the CSHP branches and sponsored by Pfizer Canada Pfizer-logo-gradient-small.png

2018 Award Recipients

British Columbia Branch

Candy Lee

Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services

Real World Evaluation of Sacubitril/Valsartan in a Heart Function Clinic

Leo Leung

Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services

Adverse Effects of High Dose vs Stanard Dose Dexmedetomidine in Cardiac Surgery Patients: A Retrospective Cohort Study

Jasminder Mourh

Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services

Barriers and Strategies for Transition from Student to Successful Hospital Pharmacist

Brendan Woods

Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services

Designing a Pharmacist Opioid Safety and Intervention Tool (POSIT)

    Alberta Branch

    Daniel Leung

    Alberta Health Services, Red Deer (Central Zone)

    Focused Analysis of Acute Ischemic Stroke and Time to Thrombolysis with Emergency Medicine PHARMacist Participation (FAST-PHARM)

    Saskatchewan Branch

    Meagan Rieger

    Saskatchewan Health Authority, Saskatoon Area

    Development of a Vancomycin Competency-Based Training and Assessment Program (VC-TAP)

    Manitoba Branch

    Stephanie Bryant

    Winnipeg Regional Health Authority

    Effectiveness of Proton Pump Inhibitor Deprescribing Interventions in Long Term Care

    Ontario Branch

    Vivian Bui

    Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

    Voriconazole Prophylaxis in Leukemic Patients: A Retrospective Single Centre Study

    Priya Patel

    The Hospital for Sick Children

    Relative Bioavailability of an Extemporaneously Prepared Aprepitant Oral Suspension in Healthy Adults

    Tiana Nadine Tilli

    St. Michael's Hospital

    Opioid Stewardship: Implementing Proactive, Pharmacist-led Reviews for Patients Co-Prescribed Opioids and Benzodiazepines at an Urban Academic Family Health Team

    Vivian Tsoi

    London Health Sciences Centre

    An Evaluation of Daptomycin Prescribing and Clinical Outcomes: A Retrospective, Single-Centre Experience

    New Brunswick & Nova Scotia Branches

    Kristin Kaupp

    Nova Scotia Health Authority, Central Zone

    Optimizing Patient Education of Oncology Medications: A Quantitative Analysis of the Patient Perspective

    2017 Award Recipients

    British Columbia Branch

    Mitch Prasad

    Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services

    Health Authority Pharmacists' Perceptions of Independent Pharmacist Prescribing

    Jolene Guenter

    BC Cancer Agency

    Evaluating Genomic Biomarkers Associated with Resistance or Sensitivity to Chemotherapy in Patients with Advanced Breast and Colorectal Cancer
    Robert Wright

    Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services

    Characterization of Prescribed Immunosuppression Reduction in Kidney Transplant Patients
    Lisa Yip

    Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services

    Management of Acute Agitation and Agression in Children and Adolescents with Quetiapine in the Emergency Department (2ACT)

      Alberta Branch

      Grace Wong

      Cancer Control Zone

      Effects of Proton Pump Inhibitors on FOLFOX and XELOX Regimens in Colorectal Cancer

      Saskatchewan Branch

      Laura Almas

      Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region

      Assessing the Magnitude and Impact of Medication Discrepancies in Hospitalized Adult Patients Requiring Critical Care Admission

      Manitoba Branch

      Alanna Doell

      Winnipeg Regional Health Authority

      Quantifying Proton Pump Inhibitor Deprescribing Candidacy Among Long Term Care Residents

      Ontario Branch

      Sheena Pang

      William Osler Health Centre

      Epidemiology of Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae Bacteremia and Evaluation of Antimicrobial Prescribing Practices in a Community Hospital Setting

      Brittani Prete

      University Health Network

      Characterizing Opioid Use at an Academic Family Health Team
      Matthew Richler

      St. Michael's Hospital

      A Qualitative Descriptive Study of Admitted Homeless Patients' Perceptions of Prescribed Medications
      Michael Wan

      Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

      Vancomycin Trough Concentrations and Outcomes in Non-deep Seated Infections: A Retrospective Cohort Study Project

      New Brunswick & Nova Scotia Branches

      Tessa Lambourne

      Nova Scotia Health Authority

      Optimizing Patient Education of Oncology Medications: A Patient Perspective


      To be eligible, each candidate must:

      • Be a Member of CSHP as of October 1 of the year of the residency program;  
      • Be enrolled in a CPRB-accredited pharmacy practice residency program in the province of the branch administering the award or have completed such a program within the previous year; and 
      • Submit an award application to the branch in the province in which the residency was completed. The residency project manuscript must be formatted according to the Canadian Journal of Hospital Pharmacy's (CJHP) Author Guidelines.

      Application Process

      Each branch will be entitled to one Pharmacy Practice Residency Award for every 10 pharmacy residents who are CSHP Members and who are enrolled in a CPRB-accredited program in the province. All participating branches advertise and administer the program annually within their respective branches. The branches also adjudicate the award submissions and present the awards at branch award presentations.    

      Refer to the Pharmacy Practice Residency Award Prospectus for more information, and check your branch website for submission requirements and deadlines. 

      Inquiries should be directed to :

      Robyn Rockwell, Membership & Awards Administrator
      Toll Free: 1 (877) 340-2756
      Direct: (613) 736-9733, ext. 222