Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has named Sara (Mandy) Wilson Reece, PharmD, to his Commission on Medical Cannabis, a new committee that will help set Georgia's policies on medical marijuana. Dr. Reece is Assistant Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) School of Pharmacy, located in Suwanee, Georgia.
A resident of Gainesville, Reece earned a doctor of Pharmacy degree from Mercer University College of Pharmacy. She is an active member of the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE), American College of Clinical Pharmacy, Georgia Pharmacy Association and American Pharmacists Association. She has given poster presentations at AADE Annual Meetings, published several manuscripts in the areas of gestational diabetes and insulin pump therapy, earned the Peach Teaching Award for 2012 – 2013, the Greater Hall Chamber's 2011 Silver Shovel Award, and was named one of 40 under 40 Pharmacists by the Georgia Pharmacy Association in 2003.
Chaired by Macon state representative Allen Peake, the commision is comprised of nine members including physicians, attorneys, state legislators and law enforcement representatives. Committee members will advise the General Assembly on implementing the medical marijuana law and making possible changes. The law allows doctors to prescribe a form of cannabis oil for people facing different types of medical conditions.
Georgia Campus – Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (GA-PCOM) is a private, not-for-profit branch campus of the fully accredited Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, a multi-program institution of educational excellence founded in 1899. GA-PCOM offers the doctor of osteopathic medicine degree, the doctor of pharmacy degree, the doctor of physical therapy degree, as well as graduate degrees in biomedical sciences and physician assistant studies. The campus, located in Suwanee, Georgia, is also home to the Georgia Osteopathic Care Center, an osteopathic manipulative medicine clinic, which is open to the public by appointment. For more information, visit www.pcom.edu or call 678-225-7500.
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