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URI Health Services pharmacist named Preceptor of the Year

Media Contact: Wendy Roworth, 401-874-2773

KINGSTON, R.I. – April 10, 2007 – The University of Rhode Island’s College of Pharmacy has honored alumnus Sean O’Donnell with the Introductory Pharmacy Practice Preceptor of the Year award.

Preceptors oversee pharmacy students’ clinical experiences and serve as their mentors.

O’Donnell, a resident of Wakefield, graduated from the URI College of Pharmacy in 1987 and is currently a pharmacist at the University’s Health Services. He received his doctor of pharmacy degree from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy in 2000.

O’Donnell has worked as a staff pharmacist at Delta Drug, Pequot Pharmaceutical Network, and Newport Hospital. He was also a consultant pharmacist at Delta Medical Nursing Home.

“I am very proud to receive this award,” said O’Donnell. “It is gratifying working with the students and being able to teach them about this profession.”

O’Donnell, who mentors about eight students a year, is honored that the students recognized and nominated him for this award.



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PHARMACY HONORS: URI Health Services pharmacist Sean O’Donnell proudly displays his award after being named the Introductory Pharmacy Practice Preceptor of the Year by the URI College of Pharmacy. Flanking him are June Spink, coordinator of experiential programs in the College, and Pharmacy Dean Donald Letendre. URI News Bureau Photo by Nora Lewis.