2023 Incentive Grant Recipient: Miriam Easo, PharmD
Project Proposal: ASPIRE (Acquisition of Skills for Pharmacists to Identify, Refer, and Educate) to Optimize Diabetes Medications in a Predominantly Hispanic Patient Population
Miriam Easo, PharmD currently serves as the PGY1 Community Pharmacy Resident at Centro de Salud Familiar La Fe, Inc. and the University of Texas at El Paso in El Paso, Texas.
"Community pharmacy has a unique and evolving role in the care of patients with diabetes, especially in medically underserved populations. It is my hope to elevate the skills of community pharmacists and technicians to expand pharmacy services right from the counseling window. In doing so, the community pharmacy can be a place where significant targeted interventions can educate patients, transform current health practices, and optimize the management of diabetes."
"I am excited for this opportunity to showcase the integral role of community pharmacists and technicians in improving diabetes health outcomes. By expanding the role of the pharmacy team to provide focused diabetes services, I believe that we can close the referral gap seen in primary care and ambulatory health settings for patients with diabetes."
"I am honored and humbled to be a recipient of an Incentive Grant for this year. With this opportunity, I hope to contribute to the effort of expanding access to quality diabetes care in medically underserved populations by optimizing the services provided in the community pharmacy setting."