Thursday, March 24, 2016

Torrey Puncochar, PharmD student, has received the highly sought after Stanley Award for International Research for her project, “The Impact of Economic Depression on the Practice of Pharmacy in Thessaloniki, Greece.” 

The Stanley Award for International Research is given annually to outstanding University of Iowa students for the pursuit of learning activities in international studies that are not available on the UI campus. Awards are made to students who have, in close consultation with faculty members, developed well-conceived, small-scale independent research or fieldwork projects on international topics, which require travel abroad.

She will utilize her award stipend to travel to Thessaloniki, Greece this summer for about five weeks to study the health impact of the policy changes implemented in response to the economic crisis in Thessaloniki. Specifically, she will interview and observe pharmacists to determine how the policy changes are impacting the healthcare services that pharmacies provide to patients.

Puncochar is in the UI Global Health Certificate Program and has dual student status. Specifically, she is a fourth year CLAS student, as well as a second year PharmD student.