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IL: Chicago College of Pharmacy Names Alumnus of the Year

March 24, 2010

by Jill Blair-Smith

From left: Nancy Fjortoft, Ph.D., Dean, Amber Briggs, Pharm.D., the 2009 CCP Alumnus of the Year, and Susan Cornell, Ph.D., Assistant Director of Experiential Education.

Amber L. Briggs, Pharm.D., was recently named the Midwestern University's Chicago College of Pharmacy 2009 Alumnus of the Year by the College's Alumni Council. This prestigious award recognizes the accomplishments of an alumnus who has worked to promote the reputation of the College, made significant contributions to the profession and community, and has received public acknowledgement for leadership and service.

Dr. Briggs completed her pharmacy studies at the Chicago College of Pharmacy (CCP) in 2001 and entered pharmacy practice residency training with an emphasis in Community Care. Shortly after the completion of her residency, Dr. Briggs relocated to Soldotna, Alaska, a small town on the Kenai Peninsula outside of Anchorage. She currently practices as both a Consultant Pharmacist for Heritage Nursing Home and as an In-patient Pharmacist at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna, and additionally serves the native Alaskan population through her work with North Star Health Clinic in Seward. Her contributions to her profession and her community have been recognized through honors including the Distinguished Young Pharmacist and Alaska Pharmacist Leadership Awards. Dr. Briggs has also attained board certification in Advanced Diabetes Management in recent years to better serve her patients.

Dr. Briggs is a native of the Chicago area and is the daughter of George and Darlene De Vries, longtime residents of Lansing, Illinois. Aside from professional pursuits, Dr. Briggs and her husband, Mr. Bruce Briggs, enjoy canoeing, hiking, snowshoeing, and exploring the Alaskan wilderness with their six children.

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