Congratulations to Centre for Remote Health and Flinders NT’s Dr Danny Tsai, who received the SA/NT Pharmacist of the Year Award at the Annual Celebration of Excellence in Pharmacy, hosted by the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia.
Dr Tsai was commended for his significant contribution to the safe and effective use of medicines in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and for improving clinical pharmacy services in Central Australia. He was presented with the award by Minister for Industry and Skills, David Pisoni MP, on Friday 1 March 2019.
Dr Tsai is the inaugural Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacist at the Alice Springs Hospital and also his current research interests include investigating the demographics and bacteriology of severe community acquired pneumonia in Central Australia.
He was also recognised for his work supporting student placements, as a mentor for early career pharmacists, and for his contributions to ongoing education for health professionals working in remote areas.
Late last year Danny also became the first Central Australian based pharmacist to be awarded a fellowship by the Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia.