The Public Health Special Interest Group of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, or AACP, has selected Lindsey Childs-Kean, Pharm.D., M.P.H., BCPS, as its 2020 Public Health Publication Award winner. Childs-Kean serves as a clinical assistant professor of pharmacotherapy and translational research in the University of Florida College of Pharmacy and has been a member of AACP since 2014.
Childs-Kean’s award winning paper was titled, “All aboard!: Involvement of medical and pharmacy trainees in antimicrobial stewardship.” It was published in the journal Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology in January 2019. The paper reviewed published evidence describing medical and pharmacy trainees’ involvement in antimicrobial stewardship programs. Childs-Kean and her co-authors found that training programs, such as medical and pharmacy residencies, need to incorporate antimicrobial stewardship education and activities to ensure that principles are followed beyond graduation. In addition, more published literature around antimicrobial stewardship is needed to help guide training programs in these activities.