2022 Incentive Grant Recipient: Matthew Jensen, PharmD
Project Proposal: Evaluation of implementation strategies and community pharmacist’s perceived readiness to incorporate pharmacogenomics services into community pharmacy workflow
Matthew Jensen, PharmD currently serves as the PGY1 Community Pharmacy Resident at Acme Sav-On Pharmacy in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Pharmacy.
"I am honored to have been named a recipient of the APhA Foundation Incentive Grant and looking forward to exploring a topic that will help advance the pharmacy profession."
During my one of his APPE rotations, Matthew had the opportunity to work alongside pharmacists and PhDs on pharmacogenomic consults and research at a company specializing in neuropsychiatric pharmacogenomics. This experience showed him how clinicians can use pharmacogenetic information in the decision-making process as a way to improve patient outcomes. Because of this, Matthew is passionate about expanding the utilization of pharmacogenomics by incorporating the service in community pharmacies, who have long been deemed one of the most accessible members of the healthcare team.
"I am excited about my project because I think that it will help create guidance for the expansion and employment of pharmacogenomics services in the community pharmacy setting. The receipt of the Incentive Grant will help me to gather the perspectives of as many pharmacists as possible in order to determine best practices for service implementation."