THE Society of Hospital Pharmacists has awarded the 2012 GlaxoSmithKline Medal of Merit to Rohan Elliott, Senior Aged Care Pharmacist at Austin Health and Clinical Senior Lecturer, and Unit Coordinator in geriatric pharmacy practice at Monash University. Elliott is also an author and editor for DrugScan (geriatrics) and Geriatric Therapeutics, both published in the Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research and a reviewer for a range of peer-review journals, the Australian Medicines Handbook (AMH) and the AMH Drug Choice Companion: Aged Care. According to SHPA, Elliott received the award for his commitment to hospital practice through his ongoing work as a clinical practitioner, researcher and educator. SHPA also lauded Elliott’s collaborative research work in aged care, care highlighted by the recent MedGap project for which he was the principal investigator and driving force. Elliott is pictured below with his award.
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