Lura Thompson, comes to ACP from nearby Tazewell, Va. She graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Lura received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the Appalachian College of Pharmacy in 2016. At ACP she was Student Leadership Council President, Vice President of National Community Pharmacists Association, and a member of Kappa Psi.
After graduation she worked in retail for almost three years until she decided to further pursue her passion for chronic care management. As a PGY-1 resident she will be working under the Living Well Grant through the Virginia Department of Health and Virginia Pharmacist Association. Lura will be working with various community pharmacies in Southwest Virginia to increase their engagement of pharmacists in the provision of diabetes self-management education and support, promote adoption of MTM between pharmacists and physicians for the purpose of managing high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and lifestyle modification.
Lura enjoys spending time with her husband, Josh, on her family’s farm, hunting, and their yellow Lab Scotch. Lura and her husband are expecting their first child this November.