Student Team Takes 2nd Place in ACCP Clinical Research Challenge

The student team of Molly Csere, Kelly Carucci, and Anagha Gogate, with faculty advisor, Bill Baker, Pharm.D.,  took second among 82 teams, in the recently concluded 2022 ACCP Clinical Research Challenge Awards. 

UConn School of Pharmacy building

Aerial view of the School of Pharmacy, courtyard on Oct. 15, 2019. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)

Kelly Carucci
Kelly Carucci

The School of Pharmacy is proud to share that the student team of  Molly Csere (Pharm.D. ’24), Kelly Carucci (Pharm.D. ’24), and Anagha Gogate (Pharm.D. ’25), with faculty advisor, Bill Baker, Pharm.D.,  took second place, in the recently concluded  2022 American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) Clinical Research Challenge Awards.

The three  student’s proposal title was Impact of a Clinical Pharmacy-Community Health Worker Paired Program on Blood Pressure Control in Migrant Agricultural Workers with Hypertension: A Randomized Trial.

Molly Csere Student Pharmacist at UConn
Molly Csere

According to the ACCP: Competition in the 2022 ACCP Clinical Research Challenge (CRC) began in February with eighty-two teams vying for a spot. The competition was composed of three rounds. The first round consisted of an online journal club question round. Teams with the top 40 scores moved on to round two where they were asked to submit a letter of intent for “a research proposal designed to demonstrate the value of clinical pharmacy led services and/or initiatives to improve health outcomes among underserved or under-resourced populations.” The top 20 scoring letters were invited to submit full project proposals.

Anagha Gogate student pharmacist at UConn
Anagha Gogate

Proposals from eight finalist teams were then reviewed by the CRC Review Panel for evaluation and selection of awards. The proposal submitted by the UConn team was awarded second place. Each team member won $250 and will present their submitted research proposal design as a poster at the 2022 ACCP Global Conference in San Francisco, California.

“This team worked extraordinarily hard to educate themselves about the target population and setting, as well as all facets of research proposals. I am incredibly proud of each of them and look forward to them sharing their work at the ACCP Conference in October” said Baker.

View the full list of teams and 8 finalists on the ACCP website.