News Release

February 22, 2017

APhA Foundation Announces 2017-2018 Executive Resident

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Foundation has announced Jing Wu as the 2017-2018 Knowlton Center Executive Resident in Association Management and Leadership. The residency, created by the Knowlton Foundation through the Center for Pharmacist-Based Health Solutions, seeks to prepare the next generation of leaders in the pharmacy profession. Wu will begin her year-long residency in June 2017 at APhA Foundation headquarters in Washington, D.C. As the executive resident, she will participate in a broad range of association management experiences and initiatives.

Wu, a final-year student pharmacist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy in Madison, Wisconsin, was selected based upon her leadership qualities and commitment to the advancement of the pharmacy profession. Wu is a dual degree Doctor of Pharmacy and Master of Public Health candidate. She has been active in state and national pharmacy associations, Multicultural Affairs Program in Pharmacy (MAPP), Phi Lambda Sigma, and has also served on the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy Student Senate.

Wu places great value in patient empowerment and strives to create supportive, inclusive, and compassionate communities for patients. She is enthusiastic about public health and aims to improve healthcare infrastructure through collaborative practice. In 2014, Wu received the Walgreens Diversity and Inclusion Excellence Scholarship for her work promoting diversity and inclusion awareness on campus.

Dr. Calvin H. Knowlton, BSPharm, MDiv, PhD established the Knowlton Foundation to provide resources, such as the Knowlton Center, to develop future leaders in healthcare. To learn more about the Executive Residency program, please visit our website.

About the American Pharmacists Association Foundation

The APhA Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C., is a trusted source of research demonstrating how pharmacists can improve health care. The APhA Foundation’s mission is to improve health by inspiring philanthropy, research and innovation that advances pharmacists’ patient care services. The APhA Foundation is affiliated with the American Pharmacists Association, the national professional society of pharmacists in the U.S. For more information, please visit the APhA Foundation website Follow the APhA Foundation on Twitter and Facebook for the latest updates.