Student Earns Good Government Student Pharmacist-of-the-Year Award

Daniel Kudryashov won the national title at the American Pharmacist Association Annual Meeting in Orlando.

Daniel Kudryashov, PharmD ’15, has won the Good Government Student Pharmacist-of- the-Year Award from the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Academy of Student Pharmacists. The prize honors the recipient’s ability to raise awareness of local and national pharmacy issues while embracing the concept of collaboration among students, practitioners and state pharmacy associations. It includes a $1,000 scholarship and was bestowed at the APhA Annual Meeting and Exposition.

Kudryashov’s advocacy includes serving as director of Legislative Affairs for the National Community Pharmacy Association student chapter, representing the American Pharmacy Student Alliance at the Board of Trustees of the California Pharmacists Association (CPhA) and founding the CPhA Grassroots Advocacy Liaison Program. In addition to his studies and research, he works as an intern pharmacist at the Keck Hospital of USC and the Compounding Pharmacy of Beverly Hills.

On the state level, Daniel serves as Chair of the CPhA Policy Committee, member of the Committee on Healthcare Reform of the California Society of Health-System Pharmacists (CSHP) and Legislation Officer for the California Health Professional Student Alliance. On the national level, Daniel chairs the Policy and Legislative Advocacy Advisory Group of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Pharmacy Student Forum and is a member of the Public Policy Committee of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP).

“Daniel has coordinated student and pharmacist advocacy efforts throughout Southern California at every step of the legislative life cycle of Senate Bill 493 to ensure that pharmacists are recognized as healthcare providers in California,” said USC School of Pharmacy Dean R. Pete Vanderveen. “I believe his efforts have played an important role in passage of this historic bill. I am very proud of his great work.”

The 2014 American Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting, “The Power & Promise of Pharmacy,” was held in Orlando, Florida from March 28-31.