2020 Incentive Grant Recipients

Residents and their Preceptors

Jallena Roberts

Project Proposal: Evaluation of Patient Perceptions of a Standardized Curriculum for Opioid and Naloxone Counseling 

Jallena Roberts, PharmD currently serves as the Palm Beach Atlantic University PGY1 Community Pharmacy Practice Resident at Atlantis Pharmacy in Atlantis, Florida. Dr. Roberts graduated from the South College School of Pharmacy, Knoxville TN. 

The rise of the opioid crisis highlights the need for thorough counseling on opioids and naloxone at the time of medication dispensing to patients; however, the community pharmacy environment is fast paced and leaves little room for proper counseling. To help reduce the number of opioid overdose and deaths, Dr. Roberts believes pharmacists need a standardized counseling curriculum to help deliver education efficiently.

By utilizing pharmacist-patient collaboration, Dr. Roberts hopes to develop a counseling tool that will maximize the way community pharmacists deliver opioid and naloxone education to their patients. 

"I am very excited about the relationships that I will build with the participating patients, and hopefully the end results being an effective tool that will help my fellow pharmacists enhance patient care."