Pharmacy professor nominated for national and regional awards

By Luanne Williams

Cortney Mospan is one of 30 finalists for the 2021 Next-Generation Pharmacist award. The nomination, in the category of civic leader, comes on the heels of her being named one of the 50 Most Influential Women in the Charlotte region by The Mecklenburg Times

An associate professor in the Wingate University School of Pharmacy since 2016, Dr. Mospan is a leader at the state and national levels within the pharmacy profession. She was recognized in 2018 as the American Pharmacists Association’s Good Government Pharmacist-of-the-Year and North Carolina Association of Pharmacists’ Distinguished Young Pharmacist. She was named the APhA Distinguished New Practitioner in 2019, and Wingate student pharmacists recognized her as Advisor of the Year in 2017, 2019 and 2020 for her service to the APhA-ASP chapter. This year, she received the NCAP President’s Service Award and was recognized by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy as an Emerging Teaching Scholar.

“Dr. Cortney Mospan is a talented pharmacist and faculty member, making a difference in the lives of patients on many levels. Her dedication and passion in advocating for others are evident in her strong track record of accomplishments,” said Dr. Susan Bruce, Wingate’s dean of pharmacy. “She is so deserving of the recognition received through these awards. I am so proud of her and her contributions to our profession and to advancing patient care.”

Dr. Mospan has given more than 65 invited presentations at the local, state and national levels. She has authored 22 book chapters and serves as co-editor for the APhA Handbook of Nonprescription Drugs Quick Reference. She has authored more than 50 peer-reviewed articles and serves on the editorial boards for Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning and Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy. Dr. Mospan has served as an assistant editor for The Senior Care Pharmacist since 2020.

In addition to her teaching and scholarly pursuits, Dr. Mospan works as a clinical pharmacist practitioner at Novant Health Arboretum Family & Sports Medicine. Her areas of expertise include women's health, advocacy, immunizations, OTC medications, gout, and clinical service development and innovation.

About the 2021 Next-Generation Pharmacist award

A peer-nominated awards program sponsored by Pharmacy Times and Parata Systems and now in its 12th year, the Next-Generation Pharmacist award honors exceptional pharmacists, student pharmacists, technicians and industry advocates across 10 specialized categories. A panel of judges selects three finalists in each category. Category winners and the Next-Generation Pharmacist of the Year will be announced at a gala set for 6 p.m. on Oct. 8 at Founder's Hall in Charlotte.

About the 50 Most Influential Women 

Created to recognize the important role women play in the greater Charlotte region’s economy and society, the list of 50 Most Influential Women is published annually by The Mecklenburg Times and presented in partnership with CREW Charlotte. Honorees, representing the most influential women in business, government, law, education, and not-for-profit fields, are selected by a panel of independent business leaders based on professional accomplishment and community involvement in the Charlotte area. The Woman of the Year, chosen from among the 50 nominees, will be named Sept. 24 at a 6 p.m. celebration at Hilton Charlotte University Place.

Aug. 30, 2021

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