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Marlowe Djuric Kachlic receives High Honors at IPhA


At the Illinois Pharmacists Association Annual Conference this year in Naperville, one Pharmacy Practice faculty member was honored for her service to the profession.

Marlowe Djuric Kachlic, pharmd ’05, was the recipient of the Distinguished Young Pharmacists Award. The national award is presented by Pharmacists Mutual Insurance Companies and honors an up-and-coming pharmacist, an individual who shows tremendous commitment to the profession and his/her community, leadership potential, professional aspirations, and involvement in community service.

Djuric Kachlic completed her undergraduate degree in chemistry from Valparaiso University before earning her doctor of pharmacy degree from UIC. She currently serves as clinical assistant professor and as director of the Community Pharmacy Residency Program at the College of Pharmacy.

An active member of the American Pharmacists Association, Djuric Kachlic has served in a number of roles for that organization, including New Practitioner Mentor from 2006-08 and ASP (UIC Chapter) faculty advisor (2007-present). She is also a member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. At the state level, she served as IPhA Conference and Education Committee Chairperson from 2010-12 and is a member of the Illinois Diabetes Pharmacists Network. From 2008-09, Djuric Kachlic served as a member of the planning committee for the Illinois Immunization Patient Advocacy Leadership Summit. She also continues to serve as a trainer for pharmacists participating in immunization certificate programs.

Honors merited by Djuric Kachlic include the APhA Foundation Incentive Grant for Practitioner Innovation in Pharmaceutical Care “Gerd Management Program,” UIC Advisor of the Year (APhA-ASP), the Rising Star Award presented by the UIC College of Pharmacy Alumni Association, and the Caught in the Act Award presented by the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System – Family Medicine Center.

Finally, Djuric Kachlic has also volunteered her services for community events, including the American Diabetes Association Diabetes Camp, UIC Flu-Shot Kick Off Event, Arab American Network Health Fair, Holy Family Church Health Fair and the New Age Services Corporation Health Fair.

• Photo Credit : Bernie Marx


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