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BayCare Resident Florida Residency Conference (FRC) Excellence in Research Award Finalist

Melissa Johnson, 2018-19 PGY1 Pharmacy Resident from South Florida Baptist Hospital, was selected as one of this year’s PGY1 finalists for the Florida Residency Conference (FRC) Excellence in Research Award. This award program recognizes pharmacy residents for their innovative contribution of original research relevant to health-system pharmacy practice. Each year four PGY1 residents and two PGY2 finalists are selected to present their research at the FRC opening session. On May 16th, 2019 Melissa presented her research project “Impact of a pharmacist-driven steroid step-down protocol for the treatment of acute exacerbations of COPD in hospitalized patients.”

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