Leslie Baker hailed for leadership in pharmacy education

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A head shot of Leslie Baker of the Sanford Center for Aging, who has been named Reno Preceptor of the Year by Idaho State University's College of Pharmacy.

Leslie Baker, PharmD, BCGP, of the Sanford Center for Aging has been named Reno Preceptor of the Year by Idaho State University's College of Pharmacy.

Baker was instrumental in developing a partnership, now in its sixth year, between the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine and the ISU College of Pharmacy. As part of the partnership, fourth-year pharmacy students have the opportunity to complete a six-week elective rotation in geriatrics. In addition, students participate in seven other rotations at various Reno practice sites.  

Baker was recognized for excellence in pharmacy practice and mentorship to students.  

"Your impact on the future of pharmacy is significant and will be seen for many years to come in the students you have precepted," wrote Kevin Cleveland, assistant dean at the ISU College of Pharmacy.  

Baker is director of pharmacy services at the Sanford Center and holds a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and is a Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist.  

The Sanford Center for Aging at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine helps patients understand and manage their medications by offering Medication Therapy Management reviews and comprehensive geriatric assessments, as well as chronic care management services.    


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