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New practitioner receives award

Daniel M. Riche


he American College of Clinical Pharmacy will present Daniel M. Riche with its New Clinical Practitioner Award Oct. 17, during its annual meeting in Pittsburgh.

The award honors a new clinical practitioner who has made outstanding contributions to the health of patients and/or the practice of clinical pharmacy.

Riche, an assistant professor of pharmacy practice and medicine, is coordinator of the Cardiometabolic Clinic at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. As such, he developed a collaborative practice protocol allowing him to provide direct patient care, meaning he can daily initiate and modify patient-specific medication therapy.

"Dr. Riche is committed to improving patient care and works each day to improve his knowledge, hone his clinical abilities and train our pharmacy students and residents," said Leigh Ann Ross, the UM School of Pharmacy's associate dean for clinical affairs.

"He is an excellent clinician, and his efforts are recognized by both professional colleagues and patients," Ross said. "His enthusiasm for clinical practice aligns with the spirit of the ACCP New Clinical Practitioner Award, and this is a well-deserved recognition for his significant contributions."

A Louisiana native, Riche received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2005 from the University of Louisiana at Monroe and completed a family medicine residency at the St. Louis College of Pharmacy. He is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist and certified diabetes educator.

"I am both honored and humbled to receive this award," Riche said. "In our region, and particularly our state, cardiometabolic disorders are common and complex. The integration of medication therapy management and utilization of the pharmacist has been instrumental to the success of our patients and programs."

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