2023 Incentive Grant Recipient: Kristen Mize, PharmD
Project Proposal: Assessing the Impact of Pharmacist-led Digital Retina Scan Services on Rates of Annual Eye Exams for Patients with Diabetes at a Federally Qualified Health Center
Kristen Mize, PharmD currently serves as the PGY1 Community Pharmacy Resident at University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy with a practice site at KC CARE Health Center in Kansas City, Missouri.
"My motivation for this project was to increase accessibility for patients to be screened for diabetic retinopathy by removing time, cost, and other barriers that the underserved patient population faces. Research has shown that identifying diabetic eye disease early can help prevent vision impairment and blindness. By offering retina scans during primary care appointments, I hope that these complications can be avoided for our patients."
"I am excited about this project, because I feel that it will be truly beneficial for our patients. Additionally, this project shows an innovative way that pharmacists can impact patient care in the primary care setting."