2020 Incentive Grant Recipients

Residents and their Preceptors

Nicole Dunn

Project Proposal: An Evaluation of Medication Therapy Management with Blister Packaging on Optimization of Care for Patients with Hyperlipidemia and Hypertension 

Nicole Dunn currently serves as the PGY1 Community-based Pharmacy Resident at Realo Discount Drugs in New Bern, North Carolina. She graduated from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy.

Medication non-adherence is a major contributing factor to poor outcomes in patients with cardiovascular disease. She believes this study will demonstrate the role community pharmacists play in improving health outcomes in this patient population by providing tools such as blister-packaging and by maintaining frequent communication with both patients and providers.

"I am excited that this grant will allow me to provide home blood pressure monitors to patients who otherwise could not afford one. It is my hope that we will see an improvement in health outcomes in patients who have the ability to routinely monitor their blood pressure."