The School of Pharmacy is Pleased to Announce Kathleen Adams and Marissa Salvo as ACCP Award Recipients

The American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) recognizes deserving individuals for their significant contributions in clinical pharmacy practice. This year, Kathleen Adams received the Emerging Adult Medicine PRN Member Award and Marissa Salvo was named an ACCP Fellow

The ACCP granted Kathleen Adams the Emerging Adult Medicine Professional Practice Networks (PRN) Member Award. This award recognizes an individual who has made a substantial impact in adult medicine clinical practice and research in the early stages of one’s pharmaceutical career. To be nominated for this award an individual must be a valued member of ACCP, an Adult Medicine PRN member in good standing, have an established current practice as a clinician in adult medicine pharmacotherapy or researcher in an adult medicine related area of pharmacotherapy, and served as a lead author on at least one peer-reviewed publication or co-author of at least three peer-reviewed publications.

Adams received this award because of her dedication to ACCP over the years and her extensive experience in the field. Through her work as both Chair of Education Training PRN Professional Development Committee and Vice Chair of Adult Medicine PRN Internal Affairs Committee, Adams has been a distinguished leader for the organization. In addition, Adams has spent time as a member of the 2023 ACCP Annual Meeting Program Committee as well as the 2024 ACCP Opioid Use Task Force which has shown her commitment to ACCP. In addition, Adams is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice with a focus on general medicine. She works precepting students on their Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences and trains students and pharmacy residents about appropriate drug use and treatment protocols.

Marissa Salvo received the honor of being elected a Fellow in the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. Recognition as an ACCP Fellow signifies demonstration of exceptional performance in clinical pharmacy practice and/or research, sustained contributions to ACCP, at least 5 years as a Full ACCP member, and at least 10 years in practice since obtaining the Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Salvo’s contributions to ACCP include leadership positions and participation in ACCP as well as Ambulatory Care PRN committees, presentations and posters at national ACCP meetings, and author and peer reviewer for multiple ACCP publications, including Pharmacist Board Certification self-assessment programs and as a 5-year participant on the ACCP Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Recertification Program Standard Setting Panel.

Salvo, an Associate Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice, has made significant and ongoing clinical pharmacy practice and patient education program contributions at her current practice site, UConn Health, and previous practice site, Community Health Centers, Inc. Salvo has delivered educational, professional, and research presentations both locally and nationally and has numerous publications, including original research. Salvo’s leadership positions include Past President of the Connecticut Pharmacists Association and appointment to national American Pharmacists Association (APhA) and APhA Foundation committees.

Salvo’s recognition as an ACCP Fellow also follows her recent receipt of the Lambda Kappa Sigma Vanguard Leadership Award and the APhA-APPM Distinguished Achievement Award for Service. These also recognize Salvo’s outstanding contributions in pharmacy practice, research, leadership, and professional service.