2024 Incentive Grant Recipient: Kaitlyn Koch, PharmD
Project Proposal: College Students’ Acceptability and Perceived Appropriateness of Pharmacist-Led Prescribing of HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis in a Community Setting
Kaitlyn Koch is a PGY-1 Community Pharmacy Resident at Purdue University Pharmacy in West Lafayette, IN. She graduated from Purdue University College of Pharmacy.
"Despite the incredible advances in the treatment and prevention of HIV, uptake of pre-exposure prophylaxis has been slow, with only approximately 25% of eligible individuals having a prescription for it as of 2021. Community pharmacists are uniquely positioned to be accessible to the public, making pharmacies a key location for providing clinical services. Purdue University has been at forefront of pharmacist-based contraceptive prescribing in Indiana, and this is an opportunity to continue advancing the practice of pharmacy by expanding access to services that can improve and potentially save lives."
"I am honored to have been selected for an APhA Foundation Incentive Grant and am looking forward to the opportunities this will open for the project. I am most excited to hear from our student population about how they feel about the direction in which community pharmacy is heading, and how we can help serve them best when it comes to HIV prevention."