Julie Akers is 2016's David Almquist Award Winner
Thursday, September 08, 2016
Posted by: Janet Anderson
Julie Akers, PharmD is 2016's David Almquist Award Winner
Julie Akers teaches on the topics of health care systems and pathophysiology, and serves as a preceptor for introductory pharmacy practice experiences (IPPEs and is currently working on developing research grants for reducing hospital readmission due to an adverse drug event, Human Papilloma Virus education and prevention, and how pharmacists can contribute to care for patients with minor illnesses in the State of Washington. She began her clinical practice in pharmacy as a pharmacy technician and intern at Shopko, and then moved up from pharmacist at Bartell Drugs to pharmacy manager and then pharmacy district manager over a span of about 10 years. She then worked for the Everett Clinic in Everett, Wash., as the retail pharmacies manager. Akers served on the WSU College of Pharmacy Dean’s Advisory Board from 2009 to 2013, at which time she joined the College faculty. She is a past president of the Washington State Pharmacy Association, and has twice been selected as a delegate to APhA representing the State of Washington.
The David Almquist Award recognizes outstanding work in the endeavors of WSPA and the community in general.