The Ohio Pharmacists Association (OPA) announced that Jen Sabatino, R.Ph., PharmD, BCACP of Grove City, Ohio was honored with a 2021 UNDER 40 Recognition Award for leadership, excellence, and vision in the practice of pharmacy at its 143rd Annual Conference held April 16-18.
Sabatino is a Specialty Practice Pharmacist in Ambulatory Care at The Ohio State University in the division of General Internal Medicine. She oversees pharmacy services at Grandview Internal Medicine and Pediatrics where she provides patient care in a primary care environment. Sabatino has also developed a workflow for screening COVID-positive patients for eligibility to receive monoclonal antibody treatment, expediting access to those who would benefit. She has been a member of the OPA Practice Advancement & Innovation Committee for several years and has developed resources to help pharmacists build relationships with stakeholders and provide quality services. Sabatino was also involved with OPA’s New Practitioner Experience Committee where she worked to increase the engagement of Ohio’s student pharmacists. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Northeast Ohio Medical University and completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency and a PGY2 residency in ambulatory care at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy.
Jen's response when asked Why do you belong to OPA? Since my first exposure to the organization, OPA has continuously provided me with opportunities to share a room with Ohio pharmacy leaders and peers. When practice presents a problem to solve or an innovative idea to explore, OPA provides its members and staff as the resource center.
“We are pleased to recognize Jen Sabatino who has exemplified leadership, excellence, and vision in her practice. She has been a valued member of the Association, and we look forward to her future contributions to the profession of pharmacy,” said Ernest Boyd, OPA Executive Director.
OPA, established in 1879, represents more than 4,000 pharmacists, pharmacy educators, and pharmacy students throughout the state. It is OPA’s mission to unite the profession of pharmacy and encourage interprofessional relations, while promoting public health through education, discussion, and legislation.