2023 Incentive Grant Recipient

2023 Incentive Grant Recipient: Kaitlyn Kerley, PharmD



Project Proposal: Impact of Community Pharmacy Administered Long-Acting Injectable Medications on Adhere and Patient Perceived Barriers to Care

Kaitlyn Kerley, Pharm.D. currently serves as the PGY1 Community-based Pharmacy Resident at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and Kroger Health in Memphis, TN.

"Community pharmacist’s are highly qualified clinicians in a unique position to truly connect with and make an impact on patients. My goal with this project is to create a service that will minimize some of the complexities in treating severe mental illnesses by dispensing and administering long-acting injectable medications in the pharmacy. Often the key to successful therapy is adherence and who else is better equipped to help patients with this than your community pharmacists?"

 "I am most excited to see how community pharmacy is able to further expand services available to patients in my area and have a positive impact on patient outcomes. I look forward to quantifying the impact this service implementation will have on patients regular course of care, specifically mental
health treatment."

"I am honored and grateful to receive an Incentive Grant this year. I am looking forward to the
opportunity to help individuals live healthier lives with the enhanced services of the community