by Nicole Hackett, Student Public Relations Writer
Martha Morton, a third-year professional pharmacy major from Goldsboro, North Carolina, was named a member-at-large for the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) National Student Advisory Committee.
ACCP is a society for clinical pharmacists that provides leadership opportunities and resources to further their careers in practice, research and education. Recently, ACCP has started to incorporate more student pharmacists into the organization who are participating in ACCP’s Student College of Clinical Pharmacy (SCCP) at universities around the country.
Morton currently serves as the president of Cedarville’s SCCP chapter. She is one of only nine students nationwide accepted on the National Student Advisory Committee.
“I want to be an advocate for patients,” explained Morton. “This committee is a good way to reinspire me, because currently I don’t work directly with patients at Dayton Children’s Hospital. On the committee, I will be able to hear from pharmacists who were in the same spot as me so that I can receive encouragement in this transition stage.”
— Martha Morton
The committee will work on four areas this year, including ACCP’s social media presence to reach student pharmacists. As part of the committee, Morton has also been invited to attend ACCP’s Annual Meeting in New York City in October. Morton will have the opportunity to present clinical research that she worked on at Cedarville.
“I hope I can represent Cedarville and SCCP at the ACCP Annual Meeting well because they have been so impactful in my life,” said Morton. “And I hope that when I go to the conference and meeting that I am able to bring a new light to the pharmacy realm.”
Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 4,380 undergraduate, graduate and online students in more than 150 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, including its Doctor of Pharmacy program, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and high student engagement ranking. For more information about the University, visit www.cedarville.edu.