UH Hilo DKICP Dean inducted into National Academies of Practice

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Posted: Mar 23, 2021

Carolyn Ma
Carolyn Ma

The Dean of the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy has been elected a Distinguished Practitioner & Fellow by the National Academies of Practice (NAP).

Carolyn Ma, PharmD, BCOP, FNAP was welcomed into the National Academies of Practice as a Class of 2021 Fellow at a virtual awards and induction ceremony held March 20, 2021.

“Since the beginning of my pharmacy career as an oncology pharmacy specialist, interprofessional patient care has proven to be the best approach for quality patient care,” Ma noted. “As part of the UH’s Center for Health Sciences and Social Work (CHSSW), this amazing experience with my fellow deans, directors and health care colleagues supports a strong foundation to expand on this critical work representing Hawaiʻi on a national level.”

Founded in 1981, NAP is an interprofessional, nonprofit organization with membership representing a range of health care professions willing to serve as distinguished advisors to health care policy makers in Congress and elsewhere.

The 14 academies of practice within NAP include: Allopathic and Osteopathic Medicine, Athletic Training, Audiology, Dentistry, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Podiatric Medicine, Psychology, Social Work, Speech-Language Pathology and Veterinary Medicine.

Fellowship is extended to those who have excelled in their profession and are dedicated to furthering interprofessional practice, scholarship and policy in support of interprofessional care.

NAP will have a virtual day on Capitol Hill on April 21, 2021 where interprofessinal teams comprised of Distinguished Fellows will meet with congressional members to discuss this year's topic of telehealth.