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2013 CU Pharmacy Alumnus Contributes to Healthcare Through Data

Alumnus enhanced his pharmacy skills with certification as a health informatics data pro

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Written by Jaron Bryant on June 30, 2023

Dr. Andrew Webb, a 2013 alumnus of the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, is an example of excellence and innovation in the field of pharmacy. Since graduating, Dr. Webb has embarked on a remarkable journey marked by his unwavering commitment to patient care and health informatics. This month's alumni spotlight provides a glimpse into his career path, highlighting his growth as a professional. 

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What are you currently doing as a pharmacy professional and how did you progress to where you are today?

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Andrew Webb, PharmD '13

I work as an Epic Willow/Beacon Pharmacist, I took the classes and got a certification after pharmacy school. In this role, I support the design and build phases for informatics programs in Epic, resolve technical and application issues, and support ongoing workflow and implementation issues related to maintaining health information in Epic.

What is different about the person you are today compared to the person you were while in school?

I think much of what I do today takes a thorough understanding of workflows outside of pharmacy and interactions with many other specialties to understand the need when using medication content in Epic.

What inspired you to attend the CU Pharmacy program and what was your experience while in the program?

I attended the summer program before the admissions process. I enjoyed the summer program and excelled in the program which helped get me recognized by the selection committee for admissions. My experience with the professors, classmates, and the campus was definitely awesome and memorable. It will be something I always remember for the rest of my life. It was hard work, but it also was worth putting in all of the effort.  

What is your proudest moment and your favorite thing about working in the pharmacy profession, and how have you made a difference in your career?

I would say my proudest moment is representing my classmates for three years on the student council and then ultimately graduating. Those are moments I’ll cherish forever. Our job is always growing, you find areas where our roles are expanding and our ability to be agile and embrace new challenges makes it possible for the profession to grow as a whole. 

What sage advice would you pass on to current and future students that was helpful for you in preparing for the job market?

Network, get involved in organizations, work while your in school, pharmacy is such a small community many the folks you interact with now you may encounter or rely on in the future. 

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