People First: Bizzell Sr. Clinical Researcher Brings Bizzell’s Values to Life

Lanham, MD—June 27, 2019Dr. Nicole Crase is based out of the New Carrollton office but works remotely in Ohio, conducting 340B Program Audits. She is responsible for bridging resources between pharmacy practice and 340B Program integrity under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) contract. Dr. Crase’s responsibilities include leading all auditor training and education, which entails providing technical assistance to auditors and HRSA’s Office of Pharmacy Affairs. In addition, she provides pharmacy practice expertise in quality assurance review. She is a pharmacist by trade.

Q & A:

Bizzell tackles projects that impact public health issues locally/globally. How does your project/role align with this mission/strategy?

My responsibilities at Bizzell are focused on 340B Program Audits. The intent of the 340B Program is “to stretch scarce Federal resources as far as possible, reaching more patients and providing more comprehensive services.” This program is so important to the underserved population. Prior to coming to Bizzell in 2017, I focused 13 years helping to oversee the 340B Program, providing direct patient care for my underserved patients on a community health center level, opening an In-House Pharmacy, and serving as a HRSA 340B Peer Mentor for two leading practice sites. I gave 24 national presentations, 1 state presentation, and 3 collegiate presentations on topics concerning the 340B Program. I’m so grateful for the opportunity to continue my work with this program on the auditing side on behalf of HRSA. My role allows me the opportunity to not only see how the 340B Program is positively impacting the people in my own community, but also around the country.

How do you demonstrate Bizzell’s core values inside/outside of the organizations? Within your respective community? Core Values: Excellence, Integrity, Innovation, People First/Professional Development/Diversity, Collaboration, and Service?

I always try to exemplify Bizzell’s core values in everything that I do by striving for excellence and being a kind human. I think each day presents a new opportunity to strive to become a better person. My passion for health care has been exemplified in my medical mission work in Jamaica and Colombia, as well as my medical contributions at the Ironman World Championships. At the Ironman World Championships this past October, I had the opportunity, along with another medical staffer, to take one of the top pro finishers from the medical tent out to the finish line to see his wife finish (who is also a pro athlete). Having once completed an Ironman 70.3 myself, being able to assist athletes and stand on that finish line on the world championship stage was an amazing moment for me as a pharmacist.

Another passion of mine is working with individuals with special needs. They bring so much joy to my life. I especially enjoy volunteering at an event each year called Night to Shine, which is a prom night experience for these individuals. I also serve as a running guide at races for a wheelchair-bound friend with muscular dystrophy. I’ve raced competitively since 2008, but racing to get another person to the finish line is so much more rewarding.

What do you enjoy most about working at Bizzell?

The work is interesting and challenging. Each day presents new opportunities for learning, and I truly enjoy working with my team. I also appreciate the opportunity to work for a company that truly cares about making a difference.

Profound Quote from Dr. Crase:

“Each day is new and different, but you focus on your passion to serve your community and leave space for the unknown, which allows for a great work/life blend.”

Bizzell Directors Support the Maryland March of Dimes Walk

Bizzell Directors Support the Maryland March of Dimes Walk

Two directors from the Bizzell Group, Jovan Silva and Trevis Cage, participated in the Baltimore March for the Babies walk, hosted by the March of Dimes (MOD). As members of the Delta Lambda chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, they raised nearly $1,500 for the event.

MOD leads the fight for the health of all moms and babies. They believe that every baby deserves the best possible start. For 80 years, MOD has helped millions of babies survive and thrive. They’re building on that legacy to level the playing field for all moms and babies, no matter their age, socioeconomic background, or demographics. They advocate for policies that prioritize their health, support radical improvements to the care moms and babies receive, and pioneer research to find solutions to the biggest health threats to moms and babies. MOD pioneered the vaccine research leading to the eradication of polio in the United States, and then shifted focus to address some of the biggest health threats to moms and babies with innovations like folic acid, newborn screening, and surfactant therapy. Today, they educate medical professionals and the public about best practices, support lifesaving research, provide comfort and support to families in neonatal intensive care units, and advocate for those who need them most: moms and babies. For more information on the March of Dimes, please visit

Bizzell CEO Joined the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation to Combat the Opioid Crisis

Bizzell CEO Joined the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation to Combat the Opioid Crisis

The President and CEO of the Bizzell Group (Bizzell), Anton Bizzell, M.D., will partner with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation for the launch of Sharing Solutions, a campaign and online resource designed to help local businesses combat the opioid crisis. Dr. Bizzell, a U.S. Chamber Foundation Fellow, serves as the substance abuse expert, advising the Chamber Foundation’s campaign, which includes a tour of 10 hard-hit cities, where educational workshops are provided to the community. Dr. Bizzell leads and moderates panel discussions with other business leaders, sharing innovative solutions to help employers address the opioid crisis through changes in business processes, employee engagement, core competencies, and community outreach. “Businesses at the core of our communities can help solve this public health crisis, starting with our families and people in the workplace,” said Dr. Bizzell. “As a business owner, I am honored to be a part of this movement, saving lives and making resources accessible to the people who need them most.”

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation is dedicated to strengthening America’s long-term competitiveness. They educate the public on the conditions necessary for business and communities to thrive, how business positively impacts communities, and emerging issues and creative solutions that will shape the future.

Bizzell CEO Receives the National Service to Youth Award from BGCGW

Bizzell CEO Receives the National Service to Youth Award from BGCGW

Caption: Dr. Anton Bizzell, President/CEO of the Bizzell Group, being recognized by the Boys & Girls  Clubs of Greater Washington (BGCGW).

Today, Dr. Bizzell received the National Service to Youth Award for over 5 years of devoted service and commitment to our communities, specifically to the BGCGW–Prince George’s County Region.

The mission of BGCGW is to help boys and girls of all backgrounds, especially those who need us most, build confidence, develop character, and acquire the skills needed to become productive, civic-minded, responsible adults.

The BGCGW serves kids and teens through an adopted strategy created by their National Headquarters to ensure academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. Their 16 sites, covering 75 miles from Manassas to Germantown, serve as safe havens for their members. Open when schools are not, their clubs provide a safe and fun alternative to being home alone or on the street. Over 1,500 youth attend the Clubs for activities, to see their friends, and to spend time with positive and encouraging adults. They welcome every child for a nominal annual membership fee but will not turn any child away for inability to pay.