2023 Incentive Grant Recipient: E'Shay Winfield, PharmD
Project Proposal: Community Pharmacy Based Sickle Cell Disease Management Program
E’Shay Winfield, PharmD, currently serves as the PGY1 Community Pharmacy Resident at Walgreens Pharmacy and Howard University College of Pharmacy in Washington, DC.
"When determining the focus of my research, I reflected on the population that I serve and how I could maximize the impact on that community during my resident year. Awareness of sickle cell disease and its effect on individuals is insufficient in correlation with the number of individuals whose lives are significantly impacted each day. My drive to fight to achieve equality for patients with sickle cell disease stems from my desire to improve health disparities in black and African American communities. Working at the Howard University Hospital, which houses the Center for Sickle Cell Disease, puts me in the position to transform the impact of community pharmacists on sickle cell disease. The APhA Foundation Incentive Grant excites me because it allows me to assure that I am properly trained to
manage patients in this population and allows me to expand the resources participants have for chronic management of their sickle cell disease. More than anything, this grant excites me because it shows me that the fight for equality for patients with sickle cell disease is supported by the pharmacy profession."