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Wednesday, 14 June 2017 16:39

PCCA Names Jennifer Burch 2017 Evelyn Timmons Advocacy Award Winner

WASHINGTON, DC (June 13, 2017) – PCCA has named Jennifer Burch, owner of Central Compounding Center in Durham, N.C., as the recipient of the 2017 Evelyn Timmons Advocacy Award. The prestigious award pays tribute to Evelyn Timmons, RPh, a pioneer in the compounding industry, by honoring a passionate, committed, and tenacious female compounding pharmacist who is advancing the compounding pharmacy industry in her community and as a profession.

Nominations were submitted by pharmacy professionals and colleagues from around the country. To be considered for the award, the female compounder must exhibit the following:

  • Has been a PCCA member pharmacist and owner for at least five (5) years
  • Demonstrates commitment in her practice
  • Demonstrates selfless advocacy locally and nationally on behalf of all compounding pharmacists
  • Embraces learning and education
  • Fosters a successful and growing practice

“We are proud to announce that Jennifer Burch has been chosen as the 2017 Evelyn Timmons Advocacy Award winner,” said Jim Smith, PCCA President. “Jennifer is passionate about serving the patients in her community, mentoring pharmacy students, and being an advocate for the compounding pharmacy industry in her community and across the country.”

Jennifer, who was chosen from among five finalists, has been contributing to the compounding profession for the past 23 years. A second-generation pharmacist, she returned to her hometown after graduating from Campbell University School of Pharmacy to work at her family-owned, independent pharmacy, where she was integral in growing the compounding portion of the business. She purchased the pharmacy from her father and opened a second location in 2006. She has developed a compounding practice that is strong in patient care, and notes customized hormone-replacement therapy, diabetes care, and nutritional supplementation as three of her specialties.

Some of Jennifer’s advocacy efforts on behalf of her community and the compounding industry include:

  • Mentoring pharmacy students who rotate through her pharmacy
  • Regularly attending Compounders on Capitol Hill to promote compounding at the federal level
  • Actively serving on the Board of the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists
  • Serving as Past-President of the Durham-Orange Pharmacist Association
  • Serving on the Executive Committee for the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists
  • Serving as a board member of the North Carolina Retail Merchants Association

Evelyn Timmons, RPh, was a pioneer and a nationally renowned figure in the use of bio-identical hormones for women, as well as a long-standing advocate of pharmacy compounding. As one of the first female pharmacists in Arizona, she received numerous national awards during her career. Timmons was the first woman president of the American College of Apothecaries (ACA), and was among the first full fellows of the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP).