Dr. Amber Dale Cann has been selected by her peers for the 2014 Cardinal Health GenerationRx Champion award. She will be presented the award at the 136th Kentucky Pharmacists Association annual meeting on June 6, 2014 in Lexington.
The Cardinal Health Generation Rx Champions Award recognizes excellence in community-based
prescription drug abuse prevention at state pharmacy associations. This award honors a pharmacist who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to raising awareness of the dangers of prescription drug abuse among the general public and among the pharmacy community. The award is also intended to encourage educational prevention efforts aimed at patients, youth and other members of the community.
In addition to the award, to honor the pharmacist’s work to fight prescription drug abuse, the state pharmacy association and the Cardinal Health Foundation will donate $500 to a charity Dr. Cann’s choice. Only two other Kentucky pharmacists have received this distinguished award.
Dr. Cann is a faculty advisor to the student organization Kentucky Professionals Against Substance Abuse (KyPASA). She also serves as director of the Drug Information Center and assistant professor at Sullivan University College of Pharmacy in Louisville, KY.