CSU pharmacy grads named as rising stars


Wednesday 4 Oct 2017

Charles Sturt University (CSU) has again demonstrated its prowess in producing highly committed professionals with one of its pharmacy alumni topping a national ranking of the profession's '10 Rising Stars'.

The Australian Journal of Pharmacy (AJP) has named Ms Elise Apolloni, co-owner of Capital Chemist Wanniassa in the ACT, as number one in its '10 Rising Stars of Pharmacy'.

Compiled from readers' votes on early career pharmacists who are leading the profession into the future, the AJP noted that in the Australian pharmacy sector, '2017 belongs to Elise Apolloni'.

After graduating from CSU in 2009, Ms Apolloni and her Canberra pharmacy have received a number of accolades including the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia's Early Career Pharmacist of the Year.

Two additional CSU graduates appear in AJP's 10 Rising Stars list. They include Ms Krysti-Lee Rigby, Pharmacist in Charge at Life Pharmacy in Forbes, and Ms Morgan Kennedy, a pharmacist at Capital Chemist Wanniassa in the ACT.

Head of the University's pharmacy program, Associate Professor Maree Simpson said, "A total of three of our Bachelor of Pharmacy graduates appear in this impressive list of 10 early career pharmacists.

"The inclusion of our graduates in this ranking is a testament to their commitment to their patients, their communities, their careers and their work to develop our profession," Associate Professor Simpson said.

The Bachelor of Pharmacy is a four-year program offered through the School of Biomedical Sciences at CSU in Orange  which encourages students to focus on the needs of the communities they will serve with empathy, proficient skills and professional services.

Read more about AJP's '10 Rising Stars of Pharmacy' here.


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Media contact: Fiona Halloran , (02) 6933 2207

Media Note:

Head of CSU's pharmacy program Associate Professor Maree Simpson is available for interview.