Jackie Gardner is 2016's Outstanding Pharmacy Technician of the Year Award Winner!
Jackie’s research on Pharmacist Prescribed Oral Contraception was ground breaking. She used her knowledge as an MPH, and PhD in Epidemiology to educate pharmacy students on issues of public health and women’s health. She wanted to better understand pharmacy practice and obtained her pharmacy technician license and certification so that she could staff part time in a community pharmacy. She was ...a strong voice for women’s health and public health at the University of Washington. Jackie’s desire to learn more about the “real world” of retail pharmacy motivated her to become a pharmacy technician and she continues to work one day a week as a technician. She is an advocate for pharmacists by promoting the pharmacist’s role as immunization provider and as prescriber of oral contraceptives, including emergency contraceptives. Jackie was a driving force behind the formation of the I2P2 Program by formulating the vision and goal of the Institute.
“From my perspective Jackie also is a thought leader in promoting pharmacists as public health service providers and, personally, a strong personal mentor for me. I believe Jackie is the only PhD who went back to school to become a pharmacy tech. Her research and writing skills helped to publicize WA State pharmacists as pioneers and innovators.” – Don Downing, Clinical Professor, University of Washington School of Pharmacy.