Danielle Kieck, assistant professor in the Nesbitt School of Pharmacy at Wilkes University, has been named a 2022-23 Faculty Scholar by the NACDS Foundation. Kieck is one of only six pharmacy faculty members from across the country selected for the program.
The Faculty Scholars program offers assistant professors at accredited U.S. schools or colleges of pharmacy the opportunity to engage in an 18-month mentored academic research process. It is designed for professors who are interested in community pharmacy-based, patient-centered care. Participants in the Faculty Scholars program will bring each faculty research idea from concept to manuscript over the course of the program through a starter grant provided by the NACDS Foundation. Each recipient receives a $5,000 grant to participate in the program.
The program provides mentorship and support throughout the research process through the participation of experienced researchers and thought leaders, as well as the opportunity for Faculty Scholars to attend educational sessions at national conferences. Nicole Pezzino, associate professor of pharmacy practice and 2018-19 Faculty Scholar, is serving as Kieck’s onsite mentor.
Kieck joined Wilkes in 2019 and mainly teaches in the self-care pharmacotherapeutics module and pharmacy care lab series. Her practice site is Cook’s Pharmacy in Kingston, Pennsylvania, where she coordinates the administration of COVID-19 vaccines, develops new clinical services and educates pharmacy students on community pharmacy practice transformation. Her research project focuses on addressing vaccine-related care gaps for patients with potential access related barriers to care.
The NACDS Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization that improves the health and wellness of people in America through enhanced engagement in groundbreaking research and educational initiatives that benefit patients, improve outcomes, and advance public health.