Dr Payne to receive RPS conference practice research award

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Dr Katherine Payne has been announced the winner of the Pharmacy Practice Research Trust  2010 Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS)Conference Practice Research Award.   The award will be presented at the conference on Monday, 6th September when Dr Payne will deliver a plenary lecture on her prize-winning research.

The RPS Conference Practice Research Award is presented by the Pharmacy Practice Research Trust (the Trust) to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the field of pharmacy practice research and has the potential to become a leader in the field.   Dr Payne, Senior Research Fellow in the School of Community Based Medicine at The University of Manchester will receive the award in recognition of her work in health economics research and in particular how the role of pharmacogenetics may have an influence on the more cost-effective provision of medicines.

Dr Payne, who started her career as a clinical pharmacist said:  " I am so pleased that my work has been recognised by this award.  During my research career I have focussed on the application of economic evaluation and valuation methods to a range of different health and pharmacy-related interventions and firmly believe that health economics should have key role in pharmacy practice research."

Trust Chairman, Marshall Davies, who will be presenting the award at the RPS Conference said:   "Dr Payne's research and work to further health economics in pharmacy as well as the international recognition of her expertise in the evaluation of pharmacogenetic tests and services makes her a worthy winner.  This recognition of her work reflects the Trust's objective of promoting and developing the field of pharmacy practice research and Dr Payne has already demonstrated that she is indeed already a leader in her field."

Source : Pharmacy Practice Research Trust


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