2024 Incentive Grant Recipient

2024 Incentive Grant Recipient: Faiza Sumra, PharmD


Project Proposal: Evaluation of Comprehensive Medication Review Quality Performed by Community Pharmacists

Faiza Sumra is a PGY1 Community Pharmacy Resident with Kroger Health and the University of Cincinnati. She graduated from the University of Cincinnati James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy.      

“Pharmacy provided medication therapy management (MTM) services support in the management of patients with chronic diseases through comprehensive and targeted medication reviews. Further studies are needed to evaluate and prove the quality of MTM services. Community pharmacists have the opportunity to prove to payers they are highly accessible, viable, valuable, and essential providers of the patient’s interdisciplinary care team. The aim of this study is to evaluate a CMR service to demonstrate pharmacists can address standard gaps in care to improve health outcomes.”

"The motivation behind this project is to prove community pharmacist services are fundamental in the patient care process. Community pharmacists are known to be the most accessible health care providers, and this study intends to display individualized patient-centered care pharmacists provide."

"I am honored to receive an Incentive Grant this year and to have the opportunity to demonstrate the essential role community pharmacists have in MTM services. I’m most excited to see the impact of this study as this is being evaluated in a large community pharmacy setting that empowers pharmacists to practice at the top of their license."