NCPA Pharmacist of the Year to deliver CPHS’ 2016 commencement address

BUIES CREEK, North Carolina – National Community Pharmacists Association 2015 Willard B. Simmons Independent “Pharmacist of the Year” Joseph Moose will deliver the commencement address at Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences’ 27th annual hooding and graduation ceremony on Friday, May 13, 2016. The ceremony is scheduled for 3 p.m. at the John W. Pope, Jr. Convocation Center on Campbell University’s main campus in Buies Creek.

Moose has a distinguished pharmacy career and is at the forefront of efforts to make independent community pharmacies an integral part of a more coordinated and efficient health care delivery system.

He is the Lead Community Pharmacy Coordinator for Community Care of North Carolina, Inc. (CCNC) which is a federally-funded, $15 million grant through the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation, which supports experimental pilot programs looking for best practices (i.e., better health outcomes, lower costs, etc.) for implementation on a national scale. In this role, he has built a network of over 200 high quality community pharmacies that strive to offer enhanced value to payors.

In addition to his role with the CCNC, Moose is a co-owner of Moose Pharmacy where he has established collaborative practice agreements with local physicians to integrate community pharmacists into a patient-centered medical home. Moose has served as a primary preceptor with the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy Community Pharmacy Residency Program and as a preceptor for students completing introductory and advanced practice experiential education rotations with Campbell University’s College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences and Wingate University School of Pharmacy. He is on a variety of committees in North Carolina, including chairperson for the state’s Medicaid Drug Utilization Review.

Moose earned a PharmD from Campbell University School of Pharmacy as a member of its charter class. He has previously been a recipient of the M. Keith Fearing, Jr. Community Pharmacy Practice Award and serves as a member of the Dean’s Board of Advisors.