Excellence in Innovation

Presented by Merlin McFarland

excellenceThe Excellence in Innovation award is a national award coordinated by the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations, and generously sponsored by Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc. to recognize and honor a qualified pharmacist who has demonstrated significant innovation in their respective practice, method or service, directly or indirectly, resulting in improved patient care and/or advancement of the profession of pharmacy.

The tradition of designing innovative pharmaceuticals has been the commitment of Upsher-Smith Laboratories and is driven by the ever-changing needs of patients, physicians, pharmacists, and healthcare organizations. Their perspective is not “more products,” but the right products that make people’s lives better. At every level of their business, they are driven to be the best.

The recipient receiving this award today has a pharmacy practice that serves as a model for other pharmacists of what can be offered to patients in today’s rapidly changing healthcare climate.

Lisa Everett, pharmacist and certified clinical nutritionist, is an adjunct faculty member of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy and the University Of Kansas School of Pharmacy.  She has also served as a clinical instructor for the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Lisa was on the Midwest Internal Review Board for 10 years, overseeing more than 95 studies for the Food and Drug Administration.  She also served on the Board of Trustees for the American Holistic Medical Association.  As vice president of the International and American Association of Clinical Nutritionists, and a member of the American Holistic Medical Association, and the International Association of Compounding Pharmacists, she focuses her practice on holistic patient care and education.

Lisa writes articles for various publications and has lectured to professional and patient groups both locally and internationally, compiling more than 1200 presentation hours.   She is currently writing a book for publication which will provide women, men, and health care professionals with a unique prospective on psychoneuroimmunoendocrinolgy, clinical nutrition, and the environment.

Lisa is co-owner of O’Brien Pharmacy and the Kansas City Holistic Centre in Mission, Kansas.   She has a private consultation practice, in which she utilizes 36 years of experience in outcome-based lifestyle, spiritual, and pharmacologic intervention.  Her work incorporates the principals of biochemically based clinical nutrition, physiology, and pharmacology in the monitoring of patient outcomes as they journey towards the reversal of disease and the reclamation of their health.

Let’s please congratulate Lisa Everett, recipient of this year’s Excellence in Innovation Award.

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