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Monday, October 30, 2023

Ten Purdue College of Pharmacy students were chosen for the Indiana Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Scholars program as part of a national initiative to help students of health professions improve their practice readiness skillsets.

The competitive program is specifically designed for students who want to provide care to residents of rural and medically underserved communities across Indiana.

Participating students from the Purdue College of Pharmacy are the following third professional year (P3) PharmD students:

  • Katelyn Carlson
  • Katherine Davis
  • Vincent Ekwealor
  • Charles Fashina
  • Kelly Gole
  • Jailyn Jones
  • Inae Kwon
  • Chau Phan
  • Kara Robeson
  • Yuqi Wu

Over the course of the two-year program, AHEC Scholars complete didactic training opportunities and field experiences with a focus on rural and urban healthcare and caring for underserved populations. The experiences emphasize the integration of eight core topics: Behavioral health integration, cultural competency and humility, interprofessional practice, practice transformation, social determinants of health, connecting communities and supporting health professionals, virtual learning and telehealth, and current and emerging issues.

Additionally, seven students from the Purdue College of Health and Human Sciences were also selected for the program. They are Rebekah Dearing and Avital Liberzon in Exercise Physiology; and Anyi Ding, Sarah Dudley, Genevieve Gray, and Olivia Pozsgay in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences.

The Indiana AHEC Network was launched in 2001 by the Indiana University School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine. Learn more about the network and the AHEC Scholars program at