NCPA Foundation
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Alexandria, VA 22314
Tel: 800.544.7447
or 703.683.8200
Fax: 703.683.3619
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Since 1991, the NCPA Foundation has provided funding for cutting-edge research on critical issues related to independent pharmacy.

   Current Research Grants

Catalyst Grant Award Program for Innovative Practice (pain management)
– sponsored by Purdue Pharma L.P.

   2007 Research Grants

A National Telephone Omnibus Survey to Assess Public Opinion on a 'Behind the Counter' (BTC) Medication Category
—the polling companyTM, Inc., A NCPA-commissioned Survey Funded by the NCPA Foundation

   2005-2006 Research Grants

Economic Impact and Variation in Costs to Provide Community Pharmacy Services
—Todd Brown, Ph.D., Northeastern University
This research constructs profiles that quantify the economic impact of independent community pharmacies by state and federal congressional district, e.g., cost to dispense indexes, deviating cost of dispensing, number of employees, wages, total number of prescriptions, number of Medicaid prescriptions, social security and Medicare taxes, unemployment insurance, rental costs, employee costs, payroll costs, and payroll taxes.

Patient Care Services in Community Pharmacy: What is the Bottom Line?
—Gina Peacock, Ph.D., Shenandoah University
Using a unique survey instrument, this study evaluated the types of patient care services that are offered by independent community pharmacies with the goal of establishing baseline benchmarks for future documentation of independent pharmacists' expansion into patient care services niches.

   2004-2005 Research Grants

Examining the Attitudes and Interests of Pharmacists Regarding Pharmacy Ownership
—Carolyn Brown, Ph.D., University of Texas-Austin

Consumer Willingness to Pay for Pharmacist Care Services in Community Pharmacies
—Karen Blumenschein, Pharm.D., University of Kentucky

   2003-2004 Research Grants

Development and Implementation of Pharmacy Ownership in the Pharm.D. Curriculum
—Karen Shapiro, Pharm.D., BCPS, Western University of Health Sciences

Economic Disparities in the Pharmacy Benefit Manager Industry
—Robert I. Garis, Ph.D., Creighton University

Involvement of Independent Community Pharmacies in Home Health and Long-Term Care
—Albert Wertheimer, Ph.D., Temple University

Facilitating Pharmacy Ownership in America's Future Pharmacist
—Dana P. Hammer, Ph.D., University of Washington

   2001 - 2002 Research Grants

Patient Willingness to Pay for Pharmacist Provided Menopause and Hormone Replacement Therapy Consultations
—Jamie C. Barner, R.Ph., Ph.D, The University of Texas at Austin

Standards for Confidentiality and Integrity of Individually Identifiable Health Information
—Doug Wurtzbacher, Pharm.D., Ph.D. and Walter Fitzgerald, BS Pharm, M.S., J.D., University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy

   2000 - 2001 Research Grants

Establishing Herbal Counseling Center in a Community Pharmacy: Its Impact on Patient Care and Overall Sales
—Bisrat Hailemeskel, Pharm.D., M.S., Howard University

An Economic Justification of the Use of Dispensing Technologies in Independent Community Pharmacies
—Donna West, Ph.D., University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

   1999 - 2000 Research Grants

Nonreconciliation of Third-Party Claims: How Much Are We Losing?
—University of Arkansas

A Community Pharmacy Operations Simulation That Incorporates Innovative Pharmacist Care Services
—New Mexico State University

Evaluating the Impact of a Pharmacist Care Program for Persons With Diabetes
—West Virginia University