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Hampton University School of Pharmacy Professor Receives VSHP New Practitioner of the Year Award
11/24/2020 - #90

HAMPTON, Va. (November 24, 2020) – Hampton University School of Pharmacy Assistant Professor, Dr. Khalida Amini has been awarded the Virginia Society of Health-System Pharmacist (VSHP) Award.

“Congratulations to Dr. Khalida Amini for this prestigious professional achievement. Hampton University is proud to see our professors achieving great success, and is a token of inspiration for our students, faculty and staff,” said Hampton University President, Dr. William R. Harvey.

Dr. Amini is an Assistant Professor at the Hampton University School of Pharmacy (HUSOP) specializing in clinical pharmacy practice. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy from Georgia State University and graduated Rho Chi from our very own HUSOP. Dr. Amini completed her PGY-1 Residency at Riverside Health System and worked as a Clinical Pharmacist before joining the faculty at Hampton University in 2017. In addition to didactic teaching, she is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS) and serves as an Internal Medicine Clinical Preceptor to fourth-year pharmacy students.

Dr. Amini has been a member of VHSP since 2013 as a student pharmacist and since graduating in 2015, she has served VSHP in many capacities. “In my current role as an Assistant Professor, I have served as the student advisor for the chapter, promoting membership, VSHP annual meeting attendance and active involvement in the organization,” said Dr. Amini. “As a preceptor to the fourth-year pharmacy students, I have guided them on how to properly write a clinical article and successfully publish it. My students and I have submitted and published three clinical articles in the VSHP Newsletters. I have also coordinated the Local Clinical Skills Competition for the School of Pharmacy and served as the judge for the VSHP Clinical Skills Competition in the last four years. In this role, I have guided the students on how to better navigate a case study, manage time appropriately, help with the oral presentation, and answer questions.”

In addition, Dr. Amini has served on the VSHP Education Committee as a member since January 2019 and her latest service to the organization is her presentation of the clinical peer session at the VSHP 2020 Spring Seminar.

VSHP New Practitioner of the Year Award Criteria
- Earned his/her first pharmacy degree within the previous 5 years
- Supports VSHP by membership, meeting attendance, and participation
- Promotes the pharmacy profession within the Commonwealth
- Provides service to community
- Demonstrates superior leadership, innovation, clinical skill or other talent compared to other new practitioners

“Dr. Amini is richly deserving of this wonderful award, and I am truly proud of the fantastic work that she is doing at Hampton. She is an integral part of our team, and I wish Dr. Amini continued success,” HUSOP Dean, Dr. Iyer.

The Virginia Society of Health-System Pharmacists is a professional organization for pharmacy in Virginia. Members include pharmacists, educators, pharmacy residents, pharmacy students, pharmacy technicians and pharmaceutical industry members tied in their support of safe, effective, and rational drug therapy through the concept of pharmaceutical care. Known as the Virginia Society of Hospital Pharmacists until 1996, the VSHP began with a small group of interested pharmacists at a family picnic in 1954.


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