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Herrera ASPEN Nutrition Support Pharmacist New Practitioner Awardee



Dr. Oscar Herrera received the Nutrition Support Pharmacist New Practitioner Recognition Award on January 19th at the Pharmacy Practice Section meeting of Clinical Nutrition Week in Savannah, Georgia.  Dr. Herrera is Fellow of Pediatric Nutrition and Metabolic Support in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy working with professor and chair, Dr. Rich Helms.  This recognition honors a new practitioner pharmacist or student member of American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) for recent achievements within the field.  It also serves to encourage new practitioners to participate in nutrition support research, to provide an opportunity to share research with experts in the field, to network with other pharmacist members of ASPEN, and to encourage future involvement in ASPEN and the Pharmacy Practice Section.  Dr. Herrera presented his research, “Plasma citrulline concentrations in neonates/infants with or without gastrointestinal disease or bowel loss,” that led to his receiving this award.  Dr. Herrera is pictured right, receiving the award from Dr. Lori Schirmer, Communications Liaison for the ASPEN Pharmacy Practice Section.