Dr. Mary Bridgeman, a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administration, was selected from among a slate of finalists for the 2018 Patient Care Provider Award at an awards gala in Boston in October. The honor from the Next-Generation Pharmacist program recognizes Bridgeman as a pharmacist who, through a focus on patient care and customer service, “has established herself as an exemplary patient advocate.”

Dr. Bridgeman is a specialist in internal medicine and nephrology at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, with clinical interests in safe and appropriate medication use in acute care settings and pharmacist-guided patient education. She is the immediate past president of Phi Lambda Sigma, the pharmacy leadership society, and an alumna of our school.

Now in its ninth year, the Next-Generation Pharmacist Awards program honors pharmacists, technicians, students, and industry advocates who are defining the future of pharmacy. The program was co-founded by Pharmacy Times and Parata Systems and has honored more than 200 pharmacy leaders in 11 awards categories since 2010.