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Idaho State University

Rebecca Hoover Receives a 2017 AACP New Investigator Award

Rebecca Hoover, PharmD, MBA has been named as a recipient of the 2017 American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy New Investigator Award. The award and accompanying grant are given to early-career pharmacy faculty researchers. The topic of Hoover's research is Drug Information Education for Students in Non-Pharmacy, Non-Prescribing Health Professions.

Hoover's award is just one of 17 given out this year across the country. The grant can be worth up to $10,000. Hoover will use the money to continue her research on how to best teach drug information to health care students who won't prescribe or dispense medications, but either administer medications or have close contact with patients using medications.

"It's been such a great experience teaching students in nursing, physical therapy and dental hygiene in the Kasiska Division of Health Sciences at ISU," Hoover said. "These fields are so important and have a lot of interaction with patients. Advancing the knowledge of these professions and their approach to how they find information on drug products can make a big difference in patient care and safety."

Hoover joined the College of Pharmacy in 2013 after completing a specialty residency in drug information. Before studying pharmacy, she graduated from the University of Idaho with bachelor’s degrees in Biochemistry, Microbiology and English. She also earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Nebraska Lincoln. Dr. Hoover is the current Director of Idaho Drug Information Center.



Written by: Jake Dixon