Wilkes University Associate Professor Kimberly Ference Elected to Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association Educational Foundation Board

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WILKES-BARRE, PA (02/06/2018) Wilkes University's Kimberly Ference, associate professor of pharmacy practice in the Nesbitt School of Pharmacy was elected to the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association Educational Foundation Board. She will serve for a three year term. The foundation is a complementary organization to the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association.

The Educational Foundation was founded in 1997 as a public, charitable foundation. Its mission is to invest in the future of pharmacy by fostering research and education and advancing innovative pharmacy practice and patient care.

Ference received her doctor of pharmacy degree from Wilkes University. She completed a primary care in conjunction with Wilkes-Barre Veterans Affairs and Wyoming Valley Family Medicine in Kingston. After residency training, Ference held a position as a clinical assistant professor at the University of Oklahoma in Tulsa, Okla. Her current clinical practice site is at the Volunteers in Medicine clinic in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

Founded in 1878, the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association is a professional membership organization of more than 2,300 pharmacists and pharmacy students across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, representing almost all facets of pharmacy practice. As the leading voice of pharmacy in Pennsylvania, it promotes the profession through advocacy, education, and communication to enhance patient care and public health.

About Wilkes University:

Wilkes University is an independent institution of higher education dedicated to academic and intellectual excellence through mentoring in the liberal arts, sciences and professional programs. Founded in 1933, the university is on a mission to create one of the great small universities, offering all of the programs, activities and opportunities of a large, research university in the intimate, caring and mentoring environment of a small, liberal arts college, at a cost that is increasingly competitive with public universities. The Economist named Wilkes 25th in the nation for the value of its education for graduates. In addition to 43 bachelor's degree programs, Wilkes offers 25 master's degree programs and five doctoral/terminal degree programs, including the doctor of philosophy in nursing, doctor of nursing practice, doctor of education, doctor of pharmacy, and master of fine arts in creative writing. Learn more at www.wilkes.edu.