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The News Magazine of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

Academic Pharmacy NOW

Fall/WInter 2013 Volume 6 Issue 4

A Complex Score With a

Simple Outcome

Also in this issue: 20 Innovative teaching

Predicting adverse drug events before they strike. 16

tools to tackle women’s health issues

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Discover · Learn · Care : Improve Health


Academic Pharmacy NOW

Fall/Winter 2013 Volume 6 Issue 4

Departments 5 News Briefs 8 Academy in Action • MOOC Helps Consumers

Decode Drug Development

• A Gift That Keeps On Giving

12 Around the World • Breaking Down Borders

24 Members Working for You • Managed Care Pharmacy Makes the Grade

25 Faculty News

Columns 3 Maine Message By Lucinda L. Maine 7 Will on the Hill

Congressional Q&A

By William G. Lang

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Features 16 A Complex Score With a Simple Outcome By J. Michael Brown, Ph.D. University of Florida College of Pharmacy researchers hope a new scoring system will better allocate pharmacy resources to reduce adverse drug events in hospital patients.

20 Restocking the Women’s Health Toolbox By Maureen Thielemans AACP and the FDA Office of Women’s Health are giving colleges of pharmacy new tools to tackle the unique challenges of teaching women’s health issues.


maine message

Dear Colleagues: The end of each year typically affords us some quiet (ok, quieter) time to reflect on the year ending and commit to goals for the coming year. Personally, that almost always involves better health, more time with loved ones, and adopting a new activity that makes us a better person. We can make resolutions as organizations too, and I offer a few that may apply to your institution, as well as to our collective work through AACP.

Resolution #1: Communicate More Effectively We (our faculty, students, and the AACP staff) do so much to create value in society, yet within our hurried lives and congested channels of communication we often fail to share information using the most effective tools of communications. Former Dean and APhA CEO Dr. John Gans repeatedly said to his staff, “If you don’t toot your own horn someone will use it as a funnel!” Shall we resolve in 2014 to communicate more effectively and alert all the important stakeholders to the value generated by the work of academic pharmacy?

Resolution #2: Commit to Transformational Leadership The 2013 Argus Commission report studied game-changers in our profession and society. The bottom line was that changes in technology and the consumer’s role in both education and healthcare have profound implications for pharmacy practice and education. It’s time to step forward and embrace change, think boldly about our roles and seize opportunities to be the transformational change agents. It will require new sets of skills as well as courage. AACP leaders commit to “always having your back” in these uncertain yet exciting days ahead.

Resolution #3: Take Action to Improve Our Own Health and the Health of Communities I saved the hardest one for last. The quote from Gandhi about being the change we wish to see in our world starts with our own health behaviors. That seven-hour sleep minimum (catching up on e-mail in bed does not count), eating healthier and exercising more are all personal goals. Identifying gaps in our community architecture that we, our students and faculty, can fill is actually easier to approach than the personal health behavior change. Academic pharmacy does this in many ways. Now we need to communicate about this more effectively (see resolution #1). I wish each of you the happiest holidays and a new year filled with success, both personally and professionally. 2013 has been a fantastic year and I have every confidence that 2014 will be even better. Sincerely,

Lucinda L. Maine, Ph.D., R.Ph. CEO and Publisher

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American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy 1727 King Street Alexandria, VA 22314 Phone: 703-739-2330 • Fax: 703-836-8982 www.aacp.org Founded in 1900, the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy is the national organization representing the interests of pharmacy education. AACP comprises 129 accredited colleges and schools of pharmacy, including more than 6,500 faculty, approximately 60,000 students enrolled in professional programs and 5,100 individuals pursuing graduate study.

AACP Vision

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AACP Mission

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Providing forums for faculty development and networking. Disseminating cutting-edge pedagogy related to professional and graduate education. Fostering environments and stimulating the development of resources that support the research and scholarship of faculty. Creating leadership and advocacy skills development opportunities for members and students. Fostering development of innovative professional and graduate education programs, assessment, resources and strategies. Facilitating members’ development, evaluation and dissemination of new practice models through collaboration with other healthcare organizations and practitioners. Facilitating development of products, programs and services for members that create efficiencies and effectiveness, and enhance value. Ensuring the appropriate infrastructure and resources are in place to advance our mission. Providing advocacy for academic pharmacy. Supporting faculty and graduates dedicated to and equipped for life-long learning, utilizing models of continuing professional development.

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Academic Pharmacy NOW CEO & Publisher

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News Briefs Clinical Trial at Duquesne to Examine Natural Bone Treatment

Rutgers Pioneers Dual Doctorate in Pharmacy/Medicine

A yearlong clinical trial at Duquesne University will study whether a combination of melatonin, vitamins and minerals successfully treats bone loss. Building on an earlier trial that showed that melatonin—a natural molecule released nightly in the body and a popular over-the-counter sleep aid—could help prevent bone loss in healthy women entering menopause, Dr. Paula A. Witt-Enderby, professor of pharmacology, is now focusing on treatment rather than prevention.

Rutgers University’s Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy and Robert Wood Johnson Medical School will offer a dual-degree program combining a doctorate in pharmacy with a medical degree. The schools, part of the new Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, will launch the new Pharm.D./M.D. program within the next year. Healthcare education professionals believe that this program will be the first of its kind and could become a model to better prepare the experts who will drive national healthcare policy in the wake of the Affordable Care Act.

With a Duquesne University Mylan School of Pharmacy translational research grant and a study formulation from Pure Encapsulations Inc., Witt-Enderby’s team is conducting a clinical trial to examine whether a formulation of melatonin, strontium citrate and vitamins D3 and K2 can treat bone loss in women with thinning bones (osteopenia).

The 10-year program, available only to students enrolled in the Pharm.D. curriculum, will integrate core instruction in basic and clinical sciences with clinical clerkships and rotations to train future healthcare professionals as leaders in policy, research and clinical settings.

“Current drug treatments for osteoporosis are not ideal,” Witt- “Creating this formal arrangement solidifies our commitment to Enderby said. “They have only a 30 percent compliance rate, educating an individual fully-skilled in both professions,” said which really drops after six months. What’s needed is a conve- Dr. Joseph A. Barone, professor and acting dean at the Ernest nient, safer and better-tolerated treatment. Many women are Mario School of Pharmacy. “Somebody with this type of trainworried about having to take a powerful drug for months to ing has the interdisciplinary background that can help them years before they see results, so a more natural treatment is ap- develop a much greater depth of understanding of healthcare pealing. In the end, it’s all about safely preventing fractures and policy issues and, in fact, be able to help craft national healthimproving quality of life.” care policy in a meaningful way.”

Washington State Switches to HonorsSatisfactory-Fail Grading

Pharmacy Technician Accreditation Commission Launched

Letter grades are being phased out over the next three years at Washington State University’s College of Pharmacy and replaced with an honors-satisfactory-fail grading system that began in fall 2013 with first-year students.

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) are collaborating to accredit pharmacy technician education and training programs, beginning in late 2014. The new Pharmacy Technician Accreditation Commission will be tasked with assuring and advancing the quality of pharmacy technician education and training programs. The PTAC will conduct document reviews and site surveys, and advise the ASHP and ACPE boards of directors, which will then agree on final accreditation actions.

The competency-based grading system is being used at some newer pharmacy schools, but WSU is among the first longestablished schools to make the switch. A team from WSU led a panel discussion about the change at AACP’s Annual Meeting in July. The college purchased new computer software designed for frequently testing students and giving them immediate feedback, two cornerstones of the learning system. Faculty received intensive training on the software. The new system relies more heavily on remediation efforts by the faculty to assure a level of competence by all who pass. Remediation includes faculty consultations, re-testing one week later and supplemental learning time during the last two weeks of the semester. “Traditional grading no longer accommodates what we need to teach our students,” explained Dean Gary M. Pollack, Ph.D. “Traditional grading also results in behaviors such as arguing for that extra tenth of a percentage point in their grade. Those behaviors won’t be eradicated, but the incentives to engage in them will be lower, and students will be more focused on learning what they need to know.”

AACP President Peggy Piascik, Ph.D., professor of pharmacy practice and science at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, spoke at AACP’s Annual Meeting in July about why technician training is so vital. “As the role of the pharmacist continues to evolve in the healthcare system, the role of the pharmacy technician must also evolve,” she said. “This is an area not frequently studied by AACP, but it is essential if we are to fully liberate the talents of our graduates in direct patient care.” Piascik added that in light of the upcoming certification changes, as well as the increasing reliance on pharmacy technicians by pharmacists, an AACP committee will examine the potential role that academic pharmacy may play in promoting excellence in technician training. There are currently 258 programs in the ASHP accreditation

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news briefs process. Through the work of its Commission on Credentialing, ASHP will continue to accredit pharmacy technician programs until the PTAC officially begins its work in fall 2014. ASHP will also provide ongoing accreditation support for the PTAC.

NIH Awards Alzheimer’s Funding to USC Professor University of Southern California Pharmacy Professor Roberta Diaz Brinton, Ph.D., along with Dr. Lon Schneider of the USC Keck School of Medicine, are principal investigators of a newly-funded study from the National Institutes of Health aimed at testing promising drugs for the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease. The USC project, “Allopregnanolone Regenerative Therapeutic for MCI/Alzheimer’s: Dose Finding Phase 1,” is the first clinical trial to evaluate the safety and tolerability of using allopregnanolone, a natural brain steroid, in treating mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s. The project is part of an intensified national effort to find effective interventions for the degenerative brain disease. “The grant provides an extraordinary opportunity to advance our discovery and translational research on allopregnanolone (Allo) to a clinical trial,” said Brinton, who holds the R. Pete

Online Only: Academic Pharmacy Now’s In Memoriam Section The In Memoriam section regularly featured here will now be published exclusively online at www.aacp.org.

Vanderveen Chair in Therapeutic Discovery and Development at the USC School of Pharmacy. “Our research has shown that Allo activates neural stem cells in the brain to generate new nerve cells and to restore cognitive function while also reducing the pathology of Alzheimer’s. Allo is the first regenerative therapeutic for Alzheimer’s that has the potential to regenerate nerve cells and the pathways necessary for memory.” The study is among the first to be developed with direction from the 2012 NIH “Alzheimer’s Disease Research Summit: Path to Treatment and Prevention” and reflects research goals in the “National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease,” according to the National Institute on Aging, the lead agency within the NIH for Alzheimer’s research.

2013 AACP Election Winners

AACP President-Elect

Council of Deans Chair-Elect

Council of Faculties Chair-Elect

Council of Sections Chair-Elect

Cynthia J. Boyle, Pharm.D.

Robert A. Blouin, Pharm.D.

Todd D. Sorensen, Pharm.D.

Edward M. DeSimone II, Ph.D.

University of Maryland Eastern Shore

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

University of Minnesota

Creighton University

Sections Biological Sciences Chair-elect: Fadi T. Khasawneh, Ph.D. (Western University of Health Sciences)

Experiential Education Chair-elect: Jennifer M. Danielson, Pharm.D. (University of Washington)

Chemistry Chair-elect: John M. Rimoldi, Ph.D. (The University of Mississippi)

Library and Information Science Chair-elect: Hannah K. Rogers, M.L.S. (Mercer University) Secretary: Sherrill J. Brown, D.V.M., Pharm.D. (The University of Montana)

Continuing Professional Education Chair-elect: Timothy E. Welty, Pharm.D. (Drake University)

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Pharmaceutics Chair-elect: Karen M. Nagel-Edwards, Ph.D. (Midwestern University/Downers Grove)

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Pharmacy Practice Chair-elect: Debbie C. Byrd, Pharm.D. (The University of Tennessee) Secretary: Jeffery D. Evans, Pharm.D. (The University of Louisiana at Monroe) Social and Administrative Sciences Chair-elect: David A. Holdford, Ph.D. (Virginia Commonwealth University)


will on the hill

Congressional Q&A Members of Congress seek answers to questions related to the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. By William G. Lang The last edition of Academic Pharmacy Now presented a general overview of discussions around the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA). In this edition, let’s take a closer look at three issues that members of Congress frequently review: affordability, accreditation and innovation. Throughout 2013, both House and Senate committees with jurisdiction over higher education issues have held at least a dozen hearings focused on issues that are impacted by provisions of the HEA. Academic pharmacy should contribute to these discussions by sharing how your institutions, and the Academy as a whole, are addressing the issues of affordability, accreditation and innovation. Here is a quick review of some of Congress’ ideas and thoughts expressed during these hearings:

Affordability It is often stated that higher education-related debt exceeds $1 trillion. The fact that much of this debt is federally-supported makes the cost of higher education a public concern. Members of Congress are worried that higher education institutions are doing very little to control costs. Higher education should adopt more business-like approaches. Regulation associated with maintaining student access to federal financial assistance over-burdens institutions. Students and their parents are unable to navigate financial aid options and there is a lack of transparency in the cost of attendance. How would you respond to a member of Congress if he or she asked what approaches your institution is employing to rein in the cost of education?

Accreditation What is the value of accreditation in higher education? The current link between accreditation and access to federal financial aid programs is tenuous in the minds of some members of Congress. This link could be severed to allow accrediting agencies the opportunity to focus on quality. Is accreditation really an opportunity for continuous quality improvement or a barrier to innovation? Accreditation is cloaked in mystery and the peer review process protects underperforming institutions and the status quo. Accreditation professionals should be responsible for monitoring the financial viability of institutions.

Innovation Traditional models of higher education no longer meet the needs of a changing student population. As the number of traditional students is surpassed by older students, is higher education meeting the needs of this growing population? Competency-based education is an opportunity to allow nontraditional students to get academic credit for life experience. Flexibility in the classroom is essential to accommodate new models of learning. Creative partnerships with the private sector help reduce costs, strengthen degree programs and enrich coursework to better meet the needs of a changing student body. Regulation authorized by provisions in the HEA prohibits innovation. How would you respond to a member of Congress if he or she asked you to describe how your institution supports innovation in the classroom? William G. Lang is Vice President of Policy and Advocacy at AACP; wlang@aacp.org.

Resources Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions http://www.help.senate.gov/hearings/ House Committee on Education and Workforce http://docs.house.gov/Committee/Search/Home. aspx?Keyword=Path:”/ED13/”

How would you respond to a member of Congress if he or she asked you to discuss the value of accreditation?

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academy in action

MOOC Helps Consumers Decode Drug Development UT Austin’s first pharmacy-related Massive Open Online Course engaged participants from all skill levels looking to become better informed about today’s healthcare environment. By Jane E. Rooney The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy marked drugs, personal diagnostics, the role of university research, drug a technological milestone this fall when it introduced its first costs and communicating with healthcare professionals. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) in partnership with edX, a nonprofit that offers MOOCs worldwide. “Take Your “The course was designed to reach a broad audience—both scientists and consumers,” Walkow said. “The feedback we’ve reMedicine,” taught by Dr. Janet C. Walkow, executive director and chief technology officer of the Drug Dynamics Institute at the College of Pharmacy, explores the process and challenges involved in developing pharmaceutical products. The free course covers drug development, FDA approval and consumer issues, and is geared toward scientists, healthcare professionals and consumers.

Something For Everyone After collaborating with edX in October 2012, UT Austin held a competition to select four courses to be its first MOOC. Walkow said she was in the process of putting together a set of drug development tools for researchers on campus when the university announced the call for proposals. “We were very fortunate to have a technology guru as part of the team for developing the content and using an instructional design approach intended to engage distance learners,” Walkow noted. “Several people from the College of Pharmacy supported these efforts, and there was tremendous support from the Center for Teaching and Learning as well as the office of communications. It was a true team effort.” The course has two parts: a review of the drug development process and a look at how to be a savvy consumer. Topics covered include drug development, personalized medicine, counterfeit

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Above: Two teaching assistants from The University of Texas at Austin take part in a series of weekly e-communications with students to maintain engagement in the MOOC. The TAs and other faculty were also available to answer questions in discussion forums. Below: Dr. Janet C. Walkow, executive director and chief technology officer of the Drug Dynamics Institute at The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy, led “Take Your Medicine,” the first MOOC at the school. Aimed at scientists, healthcare professionals and consumers, the course explored the process and challenges of drug development.


academy in action ceived has been very positive for both general learning as well as professional enhancement.” She added that information was presented in basic terms so the average consumer could easily understand it. For example, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration took considerable time explaining its role in ensuring product quality and protecting consumers. Walkow made more detailed information available for students who were motivated to learn more. “The demographics of the course were quite interesting,” she said. “We had more women enrolled than in any other MOOC run by UT, and our population was more highly educated than most other MOOCs. From the discussion forums we found out that we had healthcare professionals, pharmacists, industry workers, parents, high school students and a mix of other participants.” Approximately 22,000 people enrolled in the course, 4,500 of whom were from the United States. The remaining students represented more than 20 other countries. The eight-week course will be offered again, perhaps with slight variations to target specific demographic groups.

Examples From Experts During the design phase, Walkow and her team decided to bring in experts to cover each topic. Twenty-eight speakers

were taped for the course. These included individuals who were diagnosed with a disease and spoke about how novel medicines played a role in their recoveries; doctors who spoke about clinical trials, cancer drug development, personalized medicine, why drugs cost so much, the role of university research in drug development; and leaders in the field who explained how to talk effectively to healthcare providers. “People really liked this model” of hearing directly from experts, Walkow said. “Part of the challenge with this kind of course is keeping people engaged. Having a variety of speakers helped, and also having an expert explain things had more of an impact.” Walkow added that consumers absolutely will be looking to MOOCs to educate themselves about today’s healthcare climate. “Based on our online discussion forums and feedback, many participants said it made them happy just to understand how drugs are developed and why they cost so much. They feel safer now that they understand. It’s very practical, useful information. And that was the point of the course—we want people to be healthier. This arms people with information so they can make good decisions.” Jane E. Rooney is a freelance writer based in Oakton, Virginia.

SAVE THE DATE

2014 AACP Institute

CAPE Educational Outcomes 2013 At the 2014 AACP Institute, CAPE Educational Outcomes 2013, teams of 3–5 faculty and preceptors from one institution will explore each of the four domains, gaining foundational insight and discovering how programs are working toward implementation. Through structured team meetings, groups will develop action plans for curricular delivery, mapping, and assessment.

The National Conference Center, Leesburg, Virginia

May 19–21, 2014 Who should attend? • Associate/Assistant Deans of Academic Affairs • Faculty members involved in leading curricular and/or assessment changes • Experiential Education Directors and Preceptors 9


academy in action SPECIAL ADVERTISEMENT SECTION

A Gift That Keeps On Giving Through charitable bequests and other planned giving efforts, pharmacy educators can positively affect the future of their institution and the profession. By Maureen Thielemans

Think back to your years as a student pharmacist. Was there a special faculty member or unique experience that helped mold you and your career? Or maybe it’s the camaraderie you’ve built with current colleagues and students that has enriched your personal and professional life. Whether it’s your alma mater or current academic home, one group of AACP members is asking you to remember that special place in your planned giving efforts. Making a positive impact on the future of pharmacy education is something educators do every day through their teaching, research and service, but making a planned gift to your institution of choice is leaving an even deeper legacy.

Building Awareness

The idea to get pharmacy educators thinking about planned giving began about three years ago during a Development Directors SIG workshop on the topic. Recognizing that every pharmacy school is unique in its access to planned giving programs and resources, a team of development professionals suggested partnering with the national campaign, Leave a Legacy. The program’s goal is to raise the general public’s awareness of planned giving and inspire individuals to make a charitable bequest. This type of charitable giving is not realized until after your death. Ellen Carfagno, director of development at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy and former chair of the SIG, said the group decided to promote the idea within academic pharmacy. “The idea is about pooling resources to raise awareness and therefore increase giving for everyone. If just 10 percent of pharmacy faculty left an estate gift to their school, it would have a significant impact on private philanthropy to pharmacy education.”

Meeting Multiple Needs

There is no shortage of ways pharmacy faculty can make a planned gift. Below are just some of the giving opportunities available through your school’s planned giving office. Charitable Bequest—A popular and simple option, individuals can remember an institution in their will, with a letter stating the intended future gift. Retirement Plan or Life Insurance Beneficiaries— Life insurance can be distributed to a school of pharmacy if it is named as a beneficiary of the policy at the time of your death. Request a change of beneficiary form from the insurance company and then decide what percentage of the policy’s value you would like your school to receive. Charitable Remainder Trust—A charitable remainder trust enables you or other named individuals to receive a set income each year during your life. Your gift assets create a trust, which is invested and generates income annually. As the donor, you (or your named beneficiary) receive the income and at the time of your death, the school of pharmacy receives the principal investment.

A Personal Choice

Carfagno stresses that pharmacy faculty at any age, and at any point in their career, should begin having planned giving discussions with their school’s development office. Academic Pharmacy Now will feature a series of faculty vignettes highlighting those who are remembering their alma mater or employer in their estate planning. As you read each story, think about how your school has provided you with a professionally fulfilling career, and consider how you can leave a legacy that will give back to the profession for years to come. Maureen Thielemans is Communications Manager at AACP and editor of Academic Pharmacy Now; mthielemans@aacp.org.

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academy in action SPECIAL ADVERTISEMENT SECTION

I never dreamed that my pharmacy education would lead me right back to school.

CLICK AND RECRUIT: AACP’s Online Career Center Take advantage of the best recruitment tool in the academic pharmacy community: the AACP Online Career Center.

M. Lynn Crismon, dean

LEAVE A LEGACY More than 30 years ago, I crossed the Red River from my native Oklahoma and came to The University of Texas at Austin. Here I had the honor of working with and being challenged by some of the most talented and dedicated individuals that I have ever known—students, faculty, and alumni. My Texas experiences and encounters forever changed my life.

Posting a job—and reaching a large pool of candidates—is easy and inexpensive. Just go to http://pharm.aacp.associationcareernetwork.com and click on Job Search or Employer Home to view instructions and fees. For more information, contact Kyle R. Bagin at kbagin@aacp.org or 703-739-2330 ext. 1036.

Pharmacy is a time-honored profession of service and science. Colleges of pharmacy across the nation are at work every day preparing subsequent generations to make a difference both in their personal lives and in the world at large. What happens here matters. There is no better legacy than to make a difference in the lives that follow. What institution has changed your life? What better place to leave a legacy.

Post a Job

You, too, can affect the future by leaving a pharmacy legacy gift. A gift officer at the school or college of your choice can show you how to assure financial security for you family while impacting the future of our profession with a gift that has no end. Contact a representative from your college today to learn more.

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around the world

Breaking Down Borders A new online tool aims to transform pharmacy education by allowing educators to work together and share resources worldwide. By Jane E. Rooney Ever wished you could get input from pharmacists throughout the country—or around the world? What if you could share an idea that might help your colleagues near and far? A new educational Web site, developed by the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Monash University in Australia, is making that type of global communication and collaboration possible. SABER, which stands for Sharing and Building Education Resources, provides a single place to share resources and ideas with like-minded people who are committed to improving pharmacy education and better health outcomes for everyone. Members include many universities and pharmacy associations representing more than 25 countries.

• Case studies;

SABER has three components: discover, contribute and collaborate. High-quality, best-practice resources are shared from various institutions for the benefit of students and educators throughout the world. Resources are freely available to the pharmacy and pharmaceutical science community. Users can find specialists or peers, invite people to join, and set up project sites. With ongoing commitment and contributions from pharmacy education leaders, the repository focuses on collaboration through the sharing of teaching resources. It also focuses on supporting pharmacy schools in developing countries by providing resources that assist the healthcare profession.

SABER also provides a platform for raising awareness about MyDispense, which is software developed by Monash University that uses virtual patients to help students build skills and confidence in dispensing, communication and patient care. The Web-based application supports a total dispensing experience, from initial communication with the patient and prescriber to professional advice when handing medicines to patients. The application features a dispensing system with many features of commercial dispensing programs to give students an authentic experience in modern dispensing practice. At the end of each exercise, students receive detailed feedback on their dispensing performance.

A Toolkit for Success Shared resources on SABER mainly consist of curriculum tools and content. The site categorizes resources by material type into one of the following: • Building blocks—small assets such as images, 3D models or code snippets; • Presentations/lectures—PowerPoint and other presentations, as well as support materials;

• Workshops and training—mostly video material; • Collections—primarily themed groups of images; or • Assessments—exam question ideas, multiple choice questions and so forth. “The focus of SABER is very much on providing the tools that support sharing, collaboration and community building,” said Keith Sewell, project developer. “SABER is not just about leveraging advances in technology, but importantly it canvasses a culture of openness and the sharing of resources within a global pharmacy community.”

Interested SABER members are given access to a demonstration of MyDispense so they can test it out. Monash is working with partners to develop versions of the software for the United Kingdom and the United States. According to Sewell, the next version of MyDispense will allow instructors to export and import exercises, which can then be shared on SABER. Jane E. Rooney is a freelance writer based in Oakton, Virginia.

• Reference materials—conference proceedings, guides to legislative and professional rules and so forth;

Have you been taking advantage of AACP’s online learning opportunities? Webinar registration is free for AACP members. Visit www.aacp.org for more information. 12

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WE’RE PROUD TO SPONSOR … THE FUTURE

At the NACDS Foundation, we are honored to sponsor the 2014 American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Interim Meeting. Yet our partnership only begins there. Throughout the year, we present future-focused academic initiatives, including: For Faculty Members • Faculty Scholars Program • Academic Pharmacy Awards • Research Grants

For Students • Executive Fellowship Program • Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience Rotations

Please visit www.nacdsfoundation.org to learn more about our educational partnerships to advance pharmacy’s future. ACADEMIC PHARMACY NOW  Fall/Winter 2013

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Simple Outcome University of Florida College of Pharmacy researchers hope a new scoring system will better allocate pharmacy resources to reduce adverse drug events in hospital patients. By J. Michael Brown, Ph.D.

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As the old saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Imagine walking into work as a clinical hospital pharmacist and being handed a list of the top 10 percent of patients most likely to experience an adverse drug event (ADE) that day. What’s more, it would be completely automated using the patient’s electronic medical records (EMR), meaning even patients admitted the night before would appear on a list. Thanks to a grant from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Research and Education Foundation, Dr. Almut Winterstein, professor of pharmaceutical outcomes and policy at the UF College of Pharmacy, is working to make this the future of proactive management of preventable ADEs.

Preventable Problems Asking 10 different pharmacists for their definition of an ADE will likely yield just as many answers. Winterstein prefers an expansive definition that classifies ADEs as either errors of omission or commission. Commission is the type of error many people think of when they consider an ADE. For example, a patient is recovering from surgery on a hospital floor and is being managed for pain when suddenly he or she is in respiratory depression due to opiate use. In contrast, an error of omission can occur when a prescriber is overly cautious in managing the pain of the same patient and the patient suffers in agony from under-treatment. These two different types of ADEs are intimately linked and problematic when a healthcare provider is trying to ensure the best treatment possible for patients. Both present interesting challenges for the clinician, but can be prevented, and both are targeted by the new scoring system being developed by Winterstein’s team of researchers. ADEs of all kinds are responsible for up to $5.6 billion in costs to the Unites States healthcare system, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, which underscores the importance of the work being conducted by Winterstein. “Although some ADEs are unavoidable, a plurality should be known, and therefore prevented, through proper implementation of the scoring system currently being developed.”

A Lifelong Journey In many ways, Winterstein’s current research is the culmination of a career built around identifying and mitigating preventable ADEs. She was educated in Germany for both her pharmacy and doctoral work during an exciting time in the expansion of pharmaceutical services to include more involvement in prevention of medication errors. When the opportunity arose to work with University of Florida professor Dr. Doug Hepler in 1999, she made the jump from Berlin to Gainesville, Fla., and has been with UF ever since. In 2001, she received her first grant from the ASHP Foundation to develop metrics to appropriately track medication error rates. Winterstein’s current work focuses on the information collected for the scoring system. The two-year, $499,000 grant represents the largest single grant ever awarded by the foundation. Her team is thinking big and involving a national advisory board of experts to look at every possible cause of an individual ADE. “This project is too large for one small group to properly accomplish,” she said. “I have a great network of panelists who will help make this dream a reality.”

Teamwork Plays a Role The ambitious scope of the project has two main components the team is working to tackle. First, they are seeking to create algorithms for each of the ADEs observed. These algorithms will factor in every conceivable cause of the event and whether or not it would have been possible to prevent the event. Winterstein expects this to

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consume much of the group’s time over the first year of the project. Once they have a handle on the root causes of these errors, they can begin to develop the formula needed to plug into a patient’s EMR to determine the likelihood of an adverse reaction in a given hospital population. Additionally, they hope to find many traits in the individual cases that do not merit tracking, thereby simplifying the final product. The second aspect of the project is to design a system that will work with the variety of electronic health records used nationally. In order to reduce the variability in different hospital EMRs, the team is using several hospital systems with standardized EHRs for the initial design and testing of the scoring system. “We have a great network of hospitals that are committed to reallocating resources appropriately in order to make this successful,” Winterstein explained. Adjusting the program to a national level will be the job of the ASHP Foundation, which will seek to develop the software into something useful to hospitals across the country. Students working on the project are given individual adverse event cases and asked to look not only at pharmacotherapy, but also other possible causes of the injury. For instance, a patient may be on an oral hypoglycemic agent and experience hypoglycemia in the hospital. This could be the direct result of the drug, or perhaps the patient was getting a chest X-ray and missed lunch. Many times, data such as missing a meal can be harder to pull from the electronic records.

Long List, Short Outcome The final product will work during the early morning hours pulling all the discrete variables Winterstein’s team develops to predict the likelihood of an ADE. Not only will it analyze a large number of medications and their known ADEs, but also factor in traits such as nutrition status, lab values and anything else that the team considers useful from the electronic records. The most unique aspect of the scoring system is the ranked list that will prioritize the likelihood of adverse events in patients. This eliminates the guesswork for the clinical pharmacist. Additionally, the list enables a pharmacist to avoid traditional “alert fatigue” by providing a concise record of those who most require the pharmacist’s attention. Winterstein sees this list as a tool to reallocate pharmacist resources within the hospital and eventually change the way pharmacy is practiced. Current models focus on where the most powerful or expensive drugs are used, such as oncology or the intensive care unit. This ranking list aims to enable pharmacists to prevent individuals from being admitted to the intensive care unit in the first place, and will drive more pharmacists into collaborative care teams.

A Shift in Thinking The success of the new program will not only depend on the ability of the scoring system to correctly predict patients at highest risk for ADEs but also pharmacists’ ability to modify therapy and avert errors. If this new program works as planned, Winterstein estimates a 10 to 20 percent reduction in risks, which could result in more than $1 billion in annual savings to the U.S. healthcare system. Additionally, the correction of potential therapeutic problems within the hospital will aid in transitional care upon discharge of the patient by eliminating possibly dangerous medications prior to discharge. Winterstein acknowledges that this project will not accomplish everything on its own and stresses the need to educate the public on ADEs and quality of care. “There is a problem when it is easier to ascertain which hotel has the best service than it is to examine CMS ratings to determine where you should have your appendectomy.” She also said that a cultural shift needs to occur within the healthcare system so that patients are educated about what to look for in their care, and one of those factors should be the rate of ADEs at different hospitals. Winterstein’s scoring system can go a long way in making that goal a reality. J. Michael Brown is a 2014 Pharm.D. Candidate at the University of Charleston School of Pharmacy and completed an APPE rotation at AACP; jamesbrown@ucwv.edu.

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Restocking the Women’s Health Toolbox AACP and the FDA Office of Women’s Health are giving colleges of pharmacy new tools to tackle the unique challenges of teaching women’s health issues. By Maureen Thielemans

Women make up just over half of the United States population, according to 2012 estimated figures from the U.S. Census Bureau, and oftentimes are the ones responsible for their families’ healthcare and well-being. So it only makes sense that women’s health issues be a priority for teaching in today’s health professions education curriculum. For more than a decade, AACP members and staff have been dedicated to ensuring that women’s health is a vital part of student pharmacist training. Earlier this year, a key

group of individuals revised and released the Women’s Health Curriculum. Developed in collaboration with the FDA Office of Women’s Health, the curricular framework outlines core competencies and performance-based learning objectives for use in either dedicated courses on women’s health or in conjunction with other pharmacy courses. Academic Pharmacy Now takes a look at how the curriculum, while years in the making, is already demonstrating immediate value to pharmacy schools across the country.

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Filling the Gaps In 2003, Dr. Rosalie Sagraves, dean and professor emerita at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy, was actively involved in the National Institutes of Health Office of Research and Women’s Health Advisory Committee, a collection of federal agencies including the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the Department of Health and Human Services and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The group was tasked with assessing the degree to which women’s health issues were incorporated into medical and dentistry school curriculums and Sagraves felt the same analysis should also be performed in pharmacy programs. Later that year, AACP developed the Web-based “Gender and Sex-Related Health Care Pharmacy Curriculum Guide,” which was housed in the Curricular Resource Center and included a pharmacy curricular framework for defining women’s health, general health concerns for sex and gender differences, socioeconomics of women’s health, and other topics. It did not, however, provide detailed content-specific information. In 2005, AACP, in collaboration with the same federal partners, produced a report through HRSA titled “Health Professions Training, Education and Competency: Women’s Health in the Pharmacy School Curriculum.” The project sought to assess the extent to which women’s health is addressed in required and elective courses in the Pharm.D. curriculum; learn from the recommendations included in the medicine, dentistry, and nursing reports on women’s health in their curricula; and compile resources to promote women’s health instruction within pharmacy education.

Dr. Susan M. Meyer, senior vice president at AACP from 1998 to 2006, led an effort to conduct a brief survey of pharmacy schools with the goal of determining how many had women’s health components within their curriculum. Of the 89 schools, about 40 percent explicitly mentioned women’s health. “That 40 percent was a wake-up call,” Sagraves said. “We knew there was a need to develop a curriculum guide that would help schools teach women’s health that weren’t already doing so.”

A Refreshing Perspective With women’s health issues continuously changing, AACP staff was challenged with maintaining the curriculum guide’s informational accuracy. That task fell upon Dr. Robert A. (Buzz) Kerr, AACP vice president for academic affairs from 2009 to 2012, who determined that a revision of the curriculum was necessary and recommended removing the outdated guide from the Curricular Resource Center. Next, Kerr submitted a grant proposal to the FDA Office of Women’s Health requesting and being granted funds to form a working group that would be responsible for an overhaul of the current guide or the creation of a new one. Eight individuals representing various clinical and academic pharmacy backgrounds comprised the Women’s Health Task Force in 2010. From the beginning, it was apparent to the group that updating the outdated content wasn’t achievable— a new curriculum structure was needed. “As a group we decided to focus on the skills students needed and the approach that was necessary to care for women, rather than concentrate on detailed content,” said Dr. Elena M. Umland, associate dean for academic affairs at the Thomas Jefferson University School of Pharmacy and member of the task force. From there, the task force determined that a set of resources would be helpful to schools. “Not every pharmacy program is able to develop a required course in women’s health,” said Dr. Annie Y. Lin, dean of the Notre Dame of Maryland University School of Pharmacy and task force member. “Some offer a women’s health elective, while others embed women’s health elements in required classes. Every school will approach it differently and so we wanted to include resources that were going to be flexible enough to allow schools to adapt them to their own curriculum.”

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A View From Above The task force began the content overhaul by looking at women’s health across a lifespan, identifying the key issues in each segment of their lives, and determining an approach to each scenario. For example, an adolescent female requires a different care approach than a woman of reproductive age, Umland said, and the group paid special attention to ensuring these types of scenarios were included in the curriculum. “Students need to know the right questions to ask and to feel comfortable asking them, depending on where the woman is in her lifespan,” she added. “We also wanted to make the curriculum more interactive and useful to faculty.” The FDA Office of Women’s Health echoed the importance of including women’s health issues in today’s student pharmacist training. “We are very excited that this FDA-AACP collaboration resulted in a nimble curriculum and resource toolbox for pharmacy educators and students, giving student pharmacists the opportunity to master core competencies in critical areas of women’s health, such as the inclusion of women in clinical trials, sex differences in response to FDAregulated medical products, and the differing health needs of a woman across her lifespan,” said Marsha Henderson, assistant commissioner for women’s health at FDA. “These students can then, as practitioners, play a vital role in advancing the health of women and their families, and recognize women not only as patients but also as caregivers and healthcare decision makers in our society.”

Role Playing To avoid creating another curriculum guide that would soon become outdated, the task force knew that fixing broken links and continuously researching expired guidelines was beyond their scope of work. “Rather than include current guidelines, the curriculum leads educators to where they can find that information online, as well as other useful resources,” Lin said.

often the first person a patient sees. “We’re not trying to make students experts because they need to know when to refer a patient to a physician or to another pharmacist,” Lin noted. “There are some basic things a general practitioner should know, but the goal was not to make them specialists.”

Keeping Pace The revised Women’s Health Curriculum will continue to play a vital role in ensuring that women’s health issues remain a significant part of pharmacy education and skill development. Its flexibility guarantees that pharmacy schools can keep up with the ever-changing knowledge about women’s unique health issues, which is paramount to a student’s success as a future practitioner. “We have issues that are unique, but are very common to all women,” Umland said. “They will be the ones coming in to the pharmacy and so students need to know how to take care of them, and we need to give them those skills.” Maureen Thielemans is Communications Manager at AACP and editor of Academic Pharmacy Now; mthielemans@aacp.org.

To view the revised Women’s Health Curriculum, visit http://www.aacp.org/ resources/education/whc.

Keeping the future practitioner in mind was another way the team managed content accuracy. With the expanding roles pharmacists play as key members of the healthcare team, the task force designed the curriculum to incorporate the demands of the on-the-ground community pharmacist, who is

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Managed Care Pharmacy Makes the Grade Academic pharmacy is well-represented on the Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy’s editorial team. Three new assistant editors of the Journal of Managed Care • Pharmacy (JMCP) are pharmacy educators at AACP member schools: Dr. Laura E. Happe (Presbyterian College), Dr. Karen L. Rascati (The University of Texas at Austin) and Dr. Eleanor Perfetto (University of Maryland). JMCP is the official peerreviewed journal of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP).

Dr. Karen L. Rascati is the Eckerd/Turley Centennial Endowed Professor of Health Outcomes & Pharmacy Practice at The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy. She has conducted more than 50 funded research projects on economic and outcomes evaluations for disease states and pharmacy services—she‘s also authored or co-authored over 200 publications and presentations.

“We are very pleased that these three well-published research- • ers agreed to share their expertise with JMCP authors,” said Editor-in-Chief John Mackowiak, Ph.D. “With their extraordinary experience, qualifications and commitment, Drs. Happe, Rascati and Perfetto will boost JMCP’s reputation as a widely read and quoted journal describing cutting-edge research and practices in managed care today.”

Dr. Eleanor Perfetto is a professor at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy and member of the Pharmacy Quality Alliance and Health Industry Forum Board. Previously, she was senior director, Federal Government Relations for Pfizer and has also served on boards and committees for CMS, National Quality Forum and Center for Medical Technology Policy.

“The Journal now has the team in place to take AMCP’s strategic commitment to supporting innovative research to the next level,” added JMCP Publisher and AMCP CEO Edith A. Rosato, R.Ph., IOM. “With Drs. Happe, Rascati and Perfetto on board, JMCP will bring to the fore the kind of research that will accelerate improvements in care delivery and patient outcomes.”

In their brief time with JMCP, Happe, Rascati and Perfetto have already had an impact, Mackowiak said. Even though manuscript submissions are up 55 percent this year, the time a manuscript spends in JMCP’s high-quality review process has decreased significantly.

“As word of that gets around, even more managed care authors will be submitting their best work to JMCP,” he said. “With this team of editors, we will be the go-to place for great research Dr. Laura E. Happe is associate professor of pharmacy and commentary.” administration and director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Development at Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy. With more than 10 years in managed care pharmacy, Happe is an authority on health economics and outcomes research, and an author of over 20 peerreviewed publications.

AMCP’s new assistant editors are: •

A Chapter Closed After more than a decade of service, Dr. Joseph T. DiPiro, dean at South Carolina College of Pharmacy, is stepping down as editor of the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. In a letter to AACP leadership, DiPiro says, “it is a great time to pass the reins on to a new editor who can take the Journal through the next big steps.”

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Applications for the position of AJPE editor will be accepted until Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, or until the position is filled. View the complete position description and submission details on by visiting www.aacp.org, then clicking on Governance and Board of Directors.


Faculty News Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Appointments/Elections

• Abby M. Boire, laboratory instructor (Vermont campus) • Joseph J. Carreno, assistant professor of pharmacy practice (Albany campus) • Giselle K. D’Epiro, assistant professor of pharmacy practice (Vermont campus) • Sandra Rosa, coordinator of experiential education (Vermont campus) • Bridget A. Scoville, assistant professor of pharmacy practice (Albany campus) • See-Won Seo, assistant professor of pharmacy practice (Albany campus)

Grants

• Meenakshi Malik received a three-year, $465,000 research grant from the National Institutes of Health-National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

Retirements

• George Bailie, professor

Auburn University Appointments/Elections

• Spencer Durham, assistant clinical professor • Kimberly B. Garza has been elected the AACP Alternate Delegate for 2013–2014. • Cherry W. Jackson has been appointed to the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists’ Board of Directors as past president advisor. • Phillip Lee, assistant clinical professor • Allison Meyer, assistant clinical professor • Jayachandra Ramapuram has been re-appointed chair of the AAPS-FDD Abstract Screening Committee. • Lynn Stevenson has been elected chair-elect of the AACP Experiential Education Section. • Margaret A. Williamson, assistant clinical professor

Awards

• Richard Hansen was named a 2013 American Pharmacists Association fellow. • Gordon Sacks received the 2013 Faculty Member of the Year Award from the Alabama Pharmacy Association. Sacks also received an award for excellence in nutrition support education from the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition.

Grants

• Robert D. “Rusty” Arnold was awarded a four-year $1,345,892 grant from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering/National Institutes of Health for “Secretory Phospholipases sPLA2 and their Receptors for Delivering Nanoparticles.” • Brent Fox received a $9,936 grant from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists to design and conduct a survey of pharmacy informatics adoption and use in U.S. hospitals. • Amber M. Hutchison received a $4,000 award from the 2013–2014 Daniel F. Breeden Endowed Grant Program for “Geriatric Sensitivity Training to Improve Student Pharmacist Attitudes and Perceptions on Aging.” • Jan Kavookjian received a $25,000 award from the BCBS Caring Foundations program. • Kimberly B. Lloyd received a $50,000 grant from the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation to establish a PGY1 community residency partnership with Adams Drugs. • Peter Panizzi was awarded a $454,440 grant from the National Institutes of Health-National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute for the proposal “Pathogen specific imaging of endocarditis.” • Peter Panizzi, Rajesh Amin, and Robert D. “Rusty” Arnold received a $100,000 grant from the Auburn University Research Initiative in Cancer for their proposal “Magnetic Resonance and Bioluminescent Imaging of Mouse Models of Primary Cancer and Metastatic Disease.” • Jingjing Qian received a $10,000 New Investigator Award from AACP to fund her study “Psychiatric Health Services Utilization and Spending among Young Medicare Enrollees.” • William R. Ravis was awarded a $50,272 grant from War Eagle Labs to conduct studies of Buprenorphine nanoparticles for long-term pain relief.

• Rajesh Amin received the Auburn University Graduate Student Council’s annual Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award.

• Pamela L. Stamm received a $2,155.80 grant from the Grants and Awards Subcommittee of the Auburn ePortfolio Project.

• Murali Dhanasekaran was honored as an Outstanding Faculty Advisor by Auburn University.

• Salisa C. Westrick received a $20,000 grant from the Auburn University Research Initiative in Cancer for “Pharmacist as Provider of Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Service.” She also received a $19,990 outreach grant from the Auburn University 2013 Competitive Outreach Scholarship Program for the project “Medicate Part D Plan Selection Assistance for Seniors in Alabama.”

• Brent Fox was recognized by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists with the Society’s Pharmacy Practice Section and New Practitioners Forum Distinguished Service Award. Fox also received the award from the Section of Pharmacy Informatics and Technology.

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Promotions

• Frank Caligiuri, assistant professor of pharmacy practice

• Lea S. Eiland, clinical professor

• Wendy C. Duncan, dean and professor with tenure

• Wesley T. Lindsey, associate clinical professor

• Eliza Dy, assistant professor of pharmacy practice

• Haley Phillippe, associate clinical professor

• Pramod B. Mahajan has been elected the chair of the Pharmaceutical in Global Health Focus Group of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists for 2013–2014.

• Lynn Stevenson, associate clinical professor

Campbell University

• Raylene M. Rospond, deputy provost, Drake University

Appointments/Elections

• Erin Thatcher Ulrich, assistant professor of social and administrative sciences

• Sidonie Nupa, clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice

Grants

• Paul DiMondi, assistant professor

Awards

• Bill Pickard, 2013 Next-Generation Pharmacist

Concordia University Wisconsin Appointments/Elections

• Cara L. Burditt, visiting assistant in pharmacy practice

• Abebe Endale Mengesha, Iowa NASA EPSCoR Research Building Grant; $15,000; Project title: Lipid-based triggerable drug delivery systems for smart medical system. • Nora L. Stelter will be collaborating with Hy-Vee on the study “Integration of Interprofessional Practice and Education in a Supermarket-Based Lifestyle Modification Class.” $5,000 from AACP/Food Marketing Institute.

• Audrey Kostrzewa, assistant professor of pharmacy practice

• Cardinal Health has awarded the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences $125,000 in scholarships for students interested in independent community pharmacy practice.

• Robert M. Mueller, assistant professor of pharmacy practice

Promotions

• Uvidelio Castillo, assistant professor of pharmacy science

• Michael L. Neiduski, director of student affairs • Victoria Valentine Brouner, visiting assistant professor, pharmacy • Peter B. Welch, director of recruitment & admissions

Awards

• Douglas J. Borys was recently elected a fellow at the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology.

Grants

• Christopher W. Cunningham, AACP New Investigator Award; $10,000 for “Synthesis of Novel Cannabinoid CB1 Receptor Modulating Ligands.” He also received $1,000 from the Naulin Foundation for “Pilot Study Proposal; Fungal Bio-Remediation of the Great Lakes;” and an additional $1,000 for “Pilot Study Proposal: Freshwater Sources of Natural Medicines.”

• Rhonda Beemer was approved for promotion to the rank of associate professor of health sciences. • Darla K. Eastman was approved for promotion to the rank of associate professor of pharmacy practice. • Kim Huey was approved for tenure. • Pramod B. Mahajan was approved for tenure.

Retirements

• Jane DeWitt retired as associate professor emerita of social and administrative sciences.

Duquesne University Appointments/Elections

• Karen Fancher, assistant professor of pharmacy practice in oncology acute care

Promotions

• Khalid Kamal, visiting professor and chair, AACP Social and Administrative Sciences Graduate Program Committee

• Armin H. Gerhardt, associate professor of pharmacy science

• Jamie L. McConaha, director of Alternative Practice Settings, Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association

• Daniel S. Sem, professor of pharmacy science

Grants

• Michael C. Brown, associate dean for academic affairs

• Andrew P. Traynor, interim chair of pharmacy practice • Laura M. Traynor, associate professor of pharmacy practice

Retirements

• Robert Fritz, professor of pharmaceutical science

Drake University Appointments/Elections

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• James K. Drennen; principal investigator. Project Title: Development of PAT Platform Technologies for Drug Manufacturing. Period of Project: Sept. 1, 2012, to Aug. 31, 2013. Source: National Institute for Pharmaceutical Technology and Education. Amount Granted 9/2012: $26,700. Total Grant: $26,700. • Aleem Gangjee; principal investigator. Project Title: Pneumocystis jirovecii Targeted Antiopportunistic Agents. Period of Project: Feb. 1, 2012, to Jan. 31, 2017. Source: National


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Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Amount Granted: Yr. 2: $357,092. Total Grant: $738,650.

Universal Research Enhancement, Pennsylvania Department of Health. Amount Granted 1–13: $25,000. Total Grant: $50,112.

• Aleem Gangjee; principal investigator. Project Title: Pneumocystis jirovecii Targeted Antiopportunistic Agents. Period of Project: Feb. 1, 2012, to Jan. 31, 2017. Source: National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Amount Granted: Yr. 2: $342,672 (2/1/13 – 1/31/14). Total Grant: $1,903,735.

• Jamie L. McConaha; principal investigator. Co-investigator: A. Kearney and Sean T. Lasota. Project Title: Evaluation of Pharmacist Impact on Inhaled Medication Adherence and Disease State Control in Adult Patients with Asthma. Period of Project: Feb. 2013 to Jan. 2014. Source: Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association Educational Foundation. Grant Amount Granted: $500.00. Total Grant: $1,000.00.

• Aleem Gangjee; principal investigator. Co-investigators: Larry H. Matherly and Charles Dann III. Project Title: Purine Synthesis Inhibitors with Selective Folate Receptor Tumor Transport. Period of Project: Feb. 5, 2013, to Jan. 31, 2016. Source: National Institutes of Health and National Cancer Institute. Amount Granted: 2/2013: 1,563,106. Total Grant: $1,563,106. • Aleem Gangjee and Larry H. Matherly; principal investigators. Project Title: Discovery of Novel PCFT-Targeted Agents. Period of Project: March 1, 2011, to Feb. 28, 2016. Source: National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute. Amount Awarded: $85,293 is awarded at 90% of six months of funding at this time as a result of the congressional continuing resolution. Funds may be adjusted at a later date. Total Grant: $1,563,106. • Aleem Gangjee and Larry H. Matherly; principal investigators. Project Title: Water Soluble Antimitotics that Circumvent Tumor Resistance. Period of Project: June 1, 2011, to March 31, 2013. Source: National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute. Amount Granted: $1,567,135. Amount Awarded: Year 3 funding ($141,166) is awarded at 90% of six months of funding at this time as a result of the congressional continuing resolution. Funds may be adjusted at a later date. • Suzanne Higginbotham; principal investigator. Project Title: Community Health Screenings in the Pittsburgh area. Period of Project: Sept. 1, 2012, to Sept. 30, 2012. Source: National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation. Amount Granted: $1,000. • Khalid Kamal; principal investigator. Co-investigator: Paula Witt-Enderby. Project Title: Budget Impact Analysis of Melatonin in the Prevention or Treatment of Osteoporosis. Period of Project: March 15, 2013 – March 15, 2014. Source: 2012–2013 Translational Research Award for the Mylan School of Pharmacy. Total Grant: $11,930.00. • Sean T. Lasota; principal investigator. Co-investigator: Jamie L. McConaha, K. Lynch and J. Whitehouse. Project Title: Establishing a Community-based Medication Therapy Management Chronic Pain Consult Service: Determining the Psychosocial and Pharmacotherapeutic Benefits. Period of Project: Feb. 2013–Jan. 2014. Source: Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association Educational Foundation. Amount Granted: $492.00. Total Grant: $984.00. • Rehana Leak; principal investigator. Project Title: Impact of N-acetyl cysteine on heat shock protein 70. Period of Project: Jan. 1, 2013, to Dec. 31, 2014. Source: Commonwealth

• Kevin J. Tidgewell; principal investigator. Project Title: Investigation of Cyanobacterial Natural Products for Comorbid Pain and Depression. Period of Project: May 2013 to April 2015. Source: Duquesne Faculty Development Fund. Total Grant: $10,000. He was also principal investigator on “Explorations of Honduran Marine Cyanobacteria for GPCR Ligands,” which received $5,000 from an American Society of Pharmacognosy Research Starter Grant. Period of Project: July 2013 to June 2014. • Kevin J. Tidgewell and B. Kolber; principal investigators. Project Title: Cyanobacterial Natural Products to Treat Comorbid Pain and Depression. Period of Project: March 2013 to March 2015. Source: American Pain Society Keller Award. Amount Granted: $35,000. Total Grant: $35,000.

Long Island University Appointments/Elections

• Stephen M. Gross is now dean at the Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences. • David R. Taft has returned to a faculty position at the college.

Manchester University Awards

• Robert D. Beckett was the recipient of the first Manchester University College of Pharmacy Teacher of the Year Award for 2012–2013. • Mary E. Kiersma was awarded the 2012–2013 Manchester University College of Pharmacy Scholar of the Year Award. • Andrea L. Murray received the Manchester University College of Pharmacy Outstanding Service Award for 2012–2013.

Midwestern University/ Downers Grove Appointments/Elections

• Shridhar V. Andurkar has been installed as immediate past chair of the AACP Chemistry Section. • Regina Arellano has been hired as an assistant professor in pharmacy practice. • Jacob P. Gettig has been installed as chair-elect of the Continuing Professional Education Section of AACP.

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• Annette Gilchrist has been appointed senior online editor for the journals of the British Pharmacological Society (British Journal of Pharmacology and British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology). • Spencer E. Harpe has been hired as an associate professor in pharmacy practice. • Lisa Mackowski has been hired as an assistant professor in pharmacy practice. • Milena McLaughlin has been hired as an assistant professor in pharmacy practice. • Arti Phatak has been hired as an assistant professor in pharmacy practice. • Ana C. Quiñones-Boex is continuing as secretary for the AACP Social and Administrative Sciences Section. • Kathryn Wdowiarz has been hired as an assistant professor in pharmacy practice. • Robin M. Zavod has been installed as chair for the AACP Council of Faculties. She is also chair of the American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science Section on Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Awards

• Jacob P. Gettig graduated from the AACP Academic Leadership Fellows Program. • Tudy Hodgman received the 2013 Kathy Reno Scholarship Award from Northwest Community Healthcare for the project “Evaluation of the implementation of non-pharmacologic therapies in the prevention of ICU related delirium.”

Northeast Ohio Medical University Appointments/Elections

• Louis D. Barone was appointed to the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists’ Section of Pharmacy Informatics and Technology’s Section Advisory Group on professional development. • Deepak Bhatia joined the editorial board of the Journal of Pharmacovigilance as editor. • Sara E. Dugan was appointed Clinical Advisory Panel member of the Ohio Colleges of Medicine Government Resource Center statewide collaborative. • Brian S. Hoffmaster joined the Department of Pharmacy Practice as assistant professor and holds a shared position with MetroHealth System. • Denise Inman was named director of the integrated pharmaceutical medicine degree program in the NEOMED College of Graduate Studies. • Charles T. Taylor was appointed as chair of the AACP Pharmacy Practice Section.

Awards

• Charles Cather received FirstLine Therapy Healthcare Practitioner Certification. • Patrick Divoky and faculty mentor Dale E. English II, and Riane J. Ghamrawi and faculty mentor Timothy R. Ulbrich, were recipients of the 2013 AACP Walmart Scholars Program.

Grants

• Dale E. English II received the Special Contribution Award at the 2013 Forbidden City International Pharmacists Forum in Beijing.

Promotions

• Daniel Wehrung, graduate student in the integrated pharmaceutical medicine degree program, who worked in the lab of faculty member Moses O. Oyewumi, was awarded the predoctoral fellowship (2013–2014) in clinical pharmaceutical sciences by the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education.

• Jacob P. Gettig was awarded $5,000 for the “Second Annual Updates in Diabetes Management and Education” pharmacy CE program from Novo Nordisk Inc. • Carrie A. Sincak has been promoted to professor in pharmacy practice. • Sheila Wang has been promoted to associate professor in pharmacy practice and awarded tenure.

Retirements

• Thomas J. Reutzel, professor, retired following 19 years of service.

• The Bio-Med Science Academy was granted formal STEM designation in the state of Ohio by the Ohio STEM Subcommittee. • NEOMED has been named to the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteerism, service and civic engagement.

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Grants

• Samuel Crish received additional funding in the amount of $18,980 from the National Eye Institute to support his grant titled “Axonopathy in Glaucoma.” • Werner Geldenhuys received a gift of $500 from the Summit County Parkinson’s Support Group for his research on Parkinson’s disease. • Werner Geldenhuys and Richard Carroll received $50,000 from Dick Nicely for their research on Parkinson’s disease. • The Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation awarded a $5.5 million grant to the Best Practices in Schizophrenia Treatment Center at NEOMED. • Signet Enterprises has announced a $500,000 gift to establish the Signet Enterprises Executive Boardroom in the new health, wellness and medical education complex being constructed at NEOMED. • The Fred F. Silk Charitable Foundation generously supported the Silk Pharmacy Endowment with $25,718. • NEOMED was awarded state AmeriCorps grant funding from ServeOhio to advance the health and success of rural Ohio communities. The three-year grant will total $798,000 and a portion of the ServeOhio investment will be matched by NEOMED.

Promotions

• Seth P. Brownlee was promoted to associate professor of pharmacy practice. • Chrisovalantis Paxos was promoted to associate professor of pharmacy practice. • Mary Petrea Cober was promoted to associate professor of pharmacy practice. • S. Scott Wisneski was promoted to associate professor of pharmacy practice.

Northeastern University

pital/Harvard Medical School for his work in collaboration with Morris White titled “Hepatic Insulin Resistance and Metabolic Disease.” • Kathleen Bungay, Carla Bouwmeester, Christine Chim, John Devlin, Michael Conley and Debra J. Reid were awarded $1,200 from the NACDS Foundation & Million Hearts 2013 for the “Heart to Heart Community Health Fairs Initiative.” • Heather Clark was awarded $304,255 by the National Institutes of Health for “Polymer-Free Nanosensors to Visualize Biochemical Dynamics in Dendritic Spines.” • Richard Deth was awarded $47,500 by A2 Corporation for “Opiate Peptide Effects on DNA Methylation and Gene Expression” and $34,000 for “Characterization of Multiple Opiate Signaling Pathways.” He also received $40,000 from the Autism Research Institute for “Metabolic Factors Affecting Gamma Synchrony: A Collaborative Research Proposal.” • Vladimir P. Torchilin was awarded $9,630 by Immix Biopharma LLC for “Testing the Construct Targeting CA IX Receptor and Delivering NF-kb Inhibitor to Cancer Cells.”

Promotions

• Debra A. Copeland, associate clinical professor • John Devlin, professor • Jason W. Lancaster, associate clinical professor • Jenny A. Van Amburgh, clinical professor

Ohio Northern University Appointments/Elections

• Thomas L. Kier is now interim dean at the Raabe College of Pharmacy.

Pacific University Oregon Appointments/Elections

• Reza Karimi, professor and associate dean for academic affairs & assessment interim dean at the school of pharmacy

Appointments/Elections

• Jennifer S. Bhuiyan, assistant clinical professor

Purdue University

• Danielle M. Gingras, assistant clinical professor

Appointments/Elections

• Tonia Konry, assistant professor • Thomas M. Matta, assistant clinical professor • Steven D. Pizer, associate professor

Awards

• John Devlin was named Distinguished Scholar and fellow of the National Academies of Practice. • Vladimir P. Torchilin received the lifetime achievement award from the Journal of Drug Targeting. • Jenny A. Van Amburgh was named Distinguished Scholar and fellow of the National Academies of Practice.

Grants

• Arun K. Ghosh was selected for induction into the Medicinal Chemistry Hall of Fame by the American Chemical Society. • Yoon Yeo was the recipient of the 2013 Showalter Trust Award for her project titled “Zwitterionic Chitosan as an LPS Antagonist for the Treatment of Sepsis.” • Alan J. Zillich was elected to the Board of Trustees of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy Research Institute. He was elected as a fellow.

Grants

• Stephen R. Byrn received $24,078 and $22,966 from Argonne National Laboratory for “Synthesis, Characterization and Properties of Fast Acting Amorphous Drugs.” He also received $25,000 from the Merck Company Foundation for

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“Kilimanjaro-Purdue MS Degree in Regulatory and Quality Compliance.” • Mark S. Cushman received $210,445 from PHS-NIH National Cancer Institute for “Novel Topoisomerase I Inhibitors.” • Ryan M. Drenan received $220,390 from PHS-NIH National Institute on Drug Abuse for “Alpha6* nAChRs in Dopamine Transmission and Nicotine Dependence.” • Robert L. Geahlen received $300,855 from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for “Tyrosine Kinases and Lymphocyte Activation.” • Robert L. Geahlen received $13,371 from PHS-NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for “Tyrosine Kinases and Lymphocyte Activation.” • Arun K. Ghosh received $203,243 from Wadsworth Center Health Res Inc. for “Inhibition and Mechanism of Flavivirus Methyltransferase.” • Marlene O. Heeg received four grants from EMD Serono Inc.: $138,073 for “Improving Disease Modifying Therapy Self Injection and Adverse Effect Management in the MS Population: Best Practices for Patient Education and Communication”; $75,000 for “Managing Treatment-Related Adverse Effects and Maintaining Adherence to Injectable Disease-Modifying Therapies: The Emerging Role of the Specialty Pharmacist”; $139,810 for “Practical Considerations for the Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis: A Clinical Primer for the Managed Care Professional”; and $157,260 for “Clinical Case Scenarios Focused on Identifying and Overcoming Potential Therapeutic Barriers to Maintaining Adherence to Interferon Beta Therapy in Patients with MS Throughout the Course of Their Disease.” • Michael B. Kays received $4,500 from Indiana University Health for “Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of an Extended Infusion Piperacillin/Tazobactam Dosing Regimen in a Pediatric Intensive Care Population.” • Rakhi Karwa and Sonak D. Pastakia received $4,525 from the Indiana University School of Medicine for “East Africa International Epidemiologic Database to Evaluate AIDS (IeDEA) Regional Consortium.” • Douglas J. Lacount received $273,324 from PHS-NIH National Institute of General Medical Science for “A Temporal View of the Plasmodium-Red Blood Cell Interactome.” • Tonglei Li received $126,078 from National Science Foundation for “Toward Building a Crystal Structure Prediction Framework.” • Chiwook Park received $269,883 from PHS-NIH National Institute of General Medical Science for “Identification of Protein-Metabolite Interactome.” • Laurie L. Parker received two grants from the PHS-NIH National Cancer Institute: $190,336 for “Biosensor Technology to Monitor Leukemia-Related Kinase Activity in Patient Cells,” and $235,412 “Label-Free, Real-Time Detection of Kinase Activity in Vitro and in Single Cells Using SurfaceEnhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS).”

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• Rodolfo Pinal received $420,000 from National Science Foundation for “SusChEM: Dendrimer-like Biopolymer: A New Material Platform to Deliver Active Ingredients.” He also received $140,000 from Multi Sponsored Industrials for “Center for Pharmaceutical Processing Research Consortium.” • Carol B. Post received $20,402 and $282,493 from PHSNIH National Institute of General Medical Science for “Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Structure of Peptide and Protein Complexes.” • Jean-Christopher Rochet received $75,000 from Showalter Trust for “Mechanisms of PhIP-Mediated Neurotoxicity and Relevance to Parkinson’s Disease.” • Amy H. Sheehan received $85,300 from Eli Lilly and Company for “Joint FDA/Industry/Academia Regulatory Pharmaceutical Fellowship-Drug Information-Lilly Portion.” • Daniel T. Smith received $21,897 from PHS-NIH National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for “Role of Acrolein in Spinal Cord Injury.” • Margie E. Snyder received $1,000 from National Association of Chain Drug Stores for “2013 Heart to Heart Community Health Fair.” • Lynne S. Taylor received two grants from the National Science Foundation: $275,000 for “Collaborative Research: Polysaccharide Derivatives for Enhanced Drug Delivery” and $150,000 for “AIR Technology Translation: Development of a prototype solubility enhancing formulation for improved drug delivery using novel cellulose derivatives.” She also received $65,408 from Anasys Instruments for “Small Business-ERC Collaborative Opportunity: Nanoscale IR Spectroscopy and Thermal Characterization of Solubility Enhancing Drug Delivery Systems” and $60,000 from Merck & Company Inc. for “Studies on Amorphous Solid Dispersion Aqueous Suspensions.” • Joseph Thomas received $140,748 from PHS-NIH National Institute on Aging for “Prognostic Significance of Insufficient Activity of Daily Living (ADL) Help on Health Outcomes/Utilization.” • James E. Tisdale received $44,615 from Health & Hospital Corp of Marion County for “Health and Hospital Corp of Marion County.” • Elizabeth M. Topp received $1,190,102 from NIH for “Protein Aggregation in Amorphous Solids.” • Elizabeth M. Topp, Markus A. Lill and Chiwook Park received $298, 458 from PHS-NIH National Institute of General Medical Science for “Protein Aggregation in Amorphous Solids.” • Val J. Watts received $55,308 from Army Natick Research & Development Laboratories for “Novel Vector Control Solutions for Protecting Health of U.S. Military.” • Val J. Watts and Chang-Deng Hu received $463,111 from NIH for “Identification of the AC5 Sensitization Interactome using BiFc.”


faculty news

Promotions

Promotions

• Sonak D. Pastakia was promoted to associate professor of pharmacy practice.

• Gina F. Peacock was promoted to professor in the Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences, Ashburn campus.

• Kara Weatherman was promoted to clinical associate professor of pharmacy practice.

South Carolina College of Pharmacy

• Jasmine D. Gonzalvo was promoted to a clinical associate professor of pharmacy practice.

• Yoon Yeo was promoted to associate professor of industrial and physical pharmacy.

Roosevelt University Appointments/Elections

• Krista J. Carlson, assistant professor of clinical sciences • Joan M. Hardman, director, experiential education • Yana Labinov, assistant professor of clinical sciences • Klodiana Myftari, clinical community pharmacy specialist • Sharon Sam, assistant professor of clinical sciences • Rebecca Young, assistant professor of clinical sciences • Rebecca Zaworski, assistant professor of clinical sciences

Promotions

• Mark S. Johnson was promoted to professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice, Winchester campus.

Appointments/Elections

• Scott W. Bragg, clinical pharmacy and outcomes sciences assistant professor (family medicine). • John Browne, clinical pharmacy and outcomes sciences professor (pharmacoepidemiology). • Julie Ann Justo, clinical pharmacy and outcomes sciences assistant professor (infectious disease). • Hippocratis Kiaris, drug discovery and biomedical sciences associate professor (pharmacogenomics). • Philip Mohorn, clinical pharmacy and outcomes sciences assistant professor (critical care).

Awards

• Fred Bender was named the South Carolina Society of Health-System Pharmacists 2013 Pharmacist of the Year.

• Paiboon Jungsuwadee, assistant professor of pharmacology and director, integrated sequence

• Scott Sutton was named the 2013 recipient of the University of South Carolina Clinical Practice Teaching Award.

• George E. MacKinnon III, founding dean and vice provost for health professions

Promotions

Shenandoah University

• Kelly R. Ragucci, chair, Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences

Appointments/Elections

St. John’s University

• Natalie J. Dearing has been appointed as assistant professor for the Department of Pharmacy Practice, Winchester campus. • Tara L. Jenkins was selected for the 2013–2014 AACP Academic Leadership Fellows Program. • Penny S. Shelton has been appointed as professor and associate dean for academic affairs.

• Bryan Love, clinical associate professor

Appointments/Elections

• Russell J. DiGate has been named dean at the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

St. Louis College of Pharmacy Appointments/Elections

• Emily J. Volger has been appointed as assistant professor for the Department of Pharmacy Practice, Winchester campus.

• Tricia M. Berry is assuming the interim senior associate dean for pharmacy position.

Awards

• Kimberly J. Kilgore is assuming the additional responsibilities of dean of pharmacy on an interim basis.

• Marcia L. Brackbill was selected for the 2013–2014 AACP Academic Leadership Fellows Program. • Sarah Parnapy Jawaid received the Virginia Pharmacists Association Academy of New Practitioners’ “10 under 10” award.

Grants

• Michelle L. Rager and Dawn E. Havrda received $411,545 from Pfizer for the project “Improving Patient Immunization Rates through Optimizing Pharmacy’s Role in Providing Immunization Services.”

• Scott Micek, associate professor pharmacy practice • Bob Zebroski is serving as interim senior associate dean for arts and sciences. • The school appointed 10 new assistant professors of pharmacy practice: William Call, Justinne Guyton, Aaron Hartman, Erin Hennessy, Vanitra R. Richards, Stephanie Seaton, Jamie L. Shelly, Carmen B. Smith, Paul Stranges, Jennifer Thompson.

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Texas Southern University Appointments/Elections

• Edward C. Stemley Jr. was appointed dean of the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

The Ohio State University Appointments/Elections

• Henry J. Mann was appointed dean and professor, College of Pharmacy.

The University of British Columbia Appointments/Elections

• Michael Coughtrie has been appointed dean of the faculty of pharmaceutical sciences.

The University of Findlay Appointments/Elections

• Katherine Cochran, assistant professor of pharmacy practice • Gregory Reardon, associate professor of pharmacy practice • Sharon Ternullo, assistant professor of pharmacy practice • Erin L. Thompson, assistant professor of pharmacy practice

Promotions

• Richard W. Dudley, associate professor and chair of pharmaceutical sciences with tenure • Lori Ernsthausen, associate professor of pharmacy practice with tenure • M. Chandra Sekar, full professor of pharmaceutical sciences

The University of Georgia Appointments/Elections

• Michael Bartlett was named the first Georgia Athletic Association professor in pharmacy. • Houjian Cai, joined the Department of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences. • Kalen B. Manasco was appointed co-chair of the Research Committee for Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group. • Henry Young was named the Kroger Professor in community pharmacy. • Yujun Zheng joined the Department of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences.

Awards

• Maha Abdalla, a fourth-year Doctor of Pharmacy CET student working in Somanath Shenoy’s lab, took third place at the University of Georgia Research Day. • Catherine D. Bourg was selected for participation in the UGA 2013–2014 Teaching Academy Fellows Program. • Islam Mohamed, a fourth-year master of science CET

student in Azza El-Remessy’s lab, won first place at the University of Georgia Research Day. • Lynn Parham was named Employee of the Year for 2012. • Ken Schroder earned the STAR award.

Grants

• Houjian Cai received $309,175 from the National Institutes of Health for study of SRC family kinsases for inhibition of prostate tumor. • Tony Capomacchia received $9,000 from the Sloan Foundation for minority Ph.D. recruitment and retention in pharmaceutical biomedical sciences at UGA. • Azza El-Remessy received $25,180 for second-year funding from the American Heart Association for the study of the role of TXNIP in mediating microvascular inflammation and dysfunction. He also received $15,750 in additional funding from the National Institutes of Health for the study of molecular mechanisms of diabetic retinopathy. • Adviye Ergul received $26,000 from the American Heart Association for study of molecular mediators of neurovascular injury in hyperglycemic stroke. • Susan C. Fagan received $11,600 from Georgia Health Sciences University for the study of use of minocycline in intracerebral hemorrhage. She also received $25,180 from the American Heart Association for second-year funding for the study of mechanisms of vascular protection of angiotension receptor blockade after stroke, and $17,863 in additional funding from the National Institutes of Health for the study of mechanisms of vascular protection after ischemic stroke. She also received $11,439 from the Veterans’ Administration Medical Center for the study of IPA mechanisms and consequences. • Rajgopal Govindarajan received $74,250 from the National Institutes of Health-National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases for elucidating mitochondrial pathomechanisms of ENT3 disorders in ENT3 KO mice. • Somanath Shenoy received $299,880 from the National Institutes of Health for the study of protein kinase B (AKT)mediated pathway regulating endothelial-barrier function. • Jason Zastre received $176,888 from the National Institutes of Health for the study of adaptive regulation of vitamin B1 transport. • Yujun Zheng received $142,363 from the National Institutes of Health as a transfer from Georgia State University for the study of chemical approaches to protein arginine methylation.

Promotions

• Michael G. Bartlett, interim assistant dean for non-traditional education and outreach • Christina DeRemer, clinical associate professor • Joan Monahan Watson, assistant dean for academic and strategic initiatives • Somanath Shenoy, associate professor

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The University of Iowa

The University of Oklahoma

Appointments/Elections

Appointments/Elections

• Jordan L. Cohen, interim executive director, the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Technology and Education

• Sarah Hopps, clinical assistant professor, Department of Pharmacy: Clinical and Administrative Sciences–Oklahoma City

• Stevie R. Veach was chosen to the second class of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation Faculty Scholars Program.

• Shellie L. Keast, assistant professor, Department of Pharmacy: Clinical and Administrative Sciences–Oklahoma City

• Jeanine Abrons was appointed associate editor for the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association.

Awards

• Hibah O. Awwad, clinical assistant professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

• Wei Yue, assistant professor

• Bernie Cremers, 2013 Bowl of Hygeia

• Yong Zhang, research assistant professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

• Colin Higgins, 2013 American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education Fellow

Grants

• Lee Kirsch has been appointed a fellow of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists. • Duncan Mackie, 2013 American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education Fellow • Jacob Simmering, 2013 American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education Fellow • The University of Iowa College of Pharmacy has received the $40,000 Apotex Corporation’s Wayne Roberts Memorial Scholarship from the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation.

• Hariprasad Gali, principal investigator, Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology, $135,000. “A radiopharmaceutical kit for PET renography.” • Randle M. Gallucci, principal investigator, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health R01, $1,938,985. “The role of IL-6 receptor in irritant dermatitis.” Four year grant. • Lucila Garcia-Contreras, principal investigator of subcontract (Pulmokine), NIH-SBIR, $76,933. “An inhaled dry power formulation for the treatment of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis.”

Promotions

• Michael McShan, NIH-MIAID R15, $444,000. “Bacteriophage control of DNA repair in streptococcus pyogenes.”

• Maureen D. Donovan, associate dean for undergraduate education

• Anne Pereira, project leader-research core, IDea-OSCTR, $251,000. “Oklahoma Shared Clinical and Translational Resources.”

• Matthew Cantrell, associate professor (clinical)

• Aliasger Salem, head of the Division of Pharmaceutics and Translational Therapeutics • Susan S. Vos, associate professor (clinical) • Nancee Waterbury, adjunct associate professor

The University of Montana Appointments/Elections

• Kasper Hanson has been hired as a new assistant professor of molecular neuropharmacology. • Kimberly Madson has been hired as a new assistant professor and coordinator of pharmacy continuing education.

Awards

• Andrij Holian received $5,306,250 from NIH for a Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence program grant “Center for Environmental Health Sciences.” • Tony Ward received $6,100 from The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology for Investigation of Dust Mites in Indoor Residential Environments in the Northern Rocky Mountains.

• Nathan Shankar, project investigator, National Institutes of Health/National Institute of General Medical Sciences P20, “Structural studies of a TIR-domain protein from Enterococcus faecalis.” • Sukyung Woo, American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, $10,000. “Systems pharmacology approach for quantitative understanding of treatment response and resistance to anti-angiogenic agents.” • Youngjae You, American Cancer Society Research Scholar Grant, $528,000. “Fluorescence cystoscopy-photodynamic therapy for early bladder cancers.” • Wei Yue, NIH-NIGMS R01, $1,040,239. “Function and regulation of OATP1B1 and OATP1B3.”

Promotions

• Shanjana Awasthi, associate professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences • Vibhudutta Awasthi, professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences • Tracy M. Hagemann, professor, Department of Pharmacy: Clinical and Administrative Sciences

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faculty news

Retirements

• David W. Bourne, professor of pharmaceutics, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

The University of Tennessee Appointments/Elections

• Hassan Almoazen has been appointed as an affiliated faculty member at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at The University of Tennessee Knoxville. • Bradley A. Boucher, re-elected to a second two-year term on the Rho Chi Society Executive Council. • Subhash C. Chauhan has joined as professor of pharmaceutical sciences. • Leslie A. Hamilton, appointed assistant professor of clinical pharmacy. • Meena Jaggi has joined as associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences. • Bernd Meibohm, elected president of the American College of Clinical Pharmacology.

enteral and Enteral Nutrition Rhoads Research Foundation for “Research on omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in parenteral nutrition associated liver disease.”

Promotions

• Michelle Z. Farland, promoted to associate professor of clinical pharmacy. • Andrea S. Franks, tenured as an associate professor of clinical pharmacy. • Amanda M. Howard-Thompson, promoted to associate professor of clinical pharmacy. • Michio Kurosu, tenured as an associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences. • Tao L. Lowe, tenured as an associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences.

The University of Toledo Appointments/Elections

• Hermann von Grafenstein, vice chair, Department of Medicinal and Biological Chemistry

• M. Shawn McFarland, elected chair for the American College of Clinical Pharmacy Ambulatory Care Practice Research Network.

• Katherine A. Wall, department chair, Department of Medicinal and Biological Chemistry

• Frank Park, appointed associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences.

• Laurie S. Mauro, AACP 2013–2014 Academic Leadership Fellows Program

Awards

• Anthony S. Rowe, elected president of the Tennessee Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

• Deb Sobczak was presented with the Academic Advisor Excellence Award by the Ohio Academic Advising Association.

• G. Christopher Wood, elected as a 2013 American College of Clinical Pharmacy regent.

Promotions

Awards

• Amanda C. Bryant-Friedrich, tenured associate professor of medicinal and biological chemistry

• Michael L. Christensen and Stephanie J. Phelps were inducted as fellows in the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group.

• Christine N. Hinko, executive associate

• James C. Eoff III was named Most Influential Faculty by the class of 2014.

• Laurie S. Mauro, assistant dean for academic affairs

• Ming-Cheh Liu, associate professor of pharmacology

• Andrea S. Franks was named Most Influential Faculty by the class of 2014.

• Marcia McInerney, associate dean for research and graduate programs

Grants

• Martin J. Ohlinger, Honors program director

• Rebecca F. Chhim, LeBonheur Children’s Foundation Research Institute, $5,000, “Ethanol dose escalation in neonates and infants.”

• Liyanaaratchige V. Tillekeratne, associate professor of medicinal and biological chemistry

• Terreia S. Jones, National Cancer Institute, $500,000, for researching how drugs used to treat glioblastoma change tumor cells in hopes of understanding treatment resistance.

• Wayne P. Hoss, executive associate dean

• Anthony S. Rowe, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, $1,080,320, for “Integration of clinical simulation, distance education, and delivery of care using telehealth, into interprofessional education.” • Emma M. Tillman, LeBonheur Children’s Hospital, $30,000, “Fish oil in parenteral nutrition-associated liver disease.” She also received $25,000 from the American Society for Par-

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Retirements

University at Buffalo, The State University of New York Appointments/Elections

• Sihem Ait-Oudhia, research assistant professor, pharmaceutical sciences • Sihem Bihorel, research assistant professor, pharmacy practice


faculty news

• Christopher Daly, clinical assistant professor, pharmacy practice • Melanie A. Felmlee, research assistant professor, pharmaceutical sciences • Karl Fiebelkorn elected to serve a second term as Region I Northeast Councilor of the Rho Chi National Honor Society Executive Committee. • Nicholas M. Fusco, clinical assistant professor, pharmacy practice • Carolyn A. Hempel, clinical assistant professor, pharmacy practice • Juliane Nguyen, assistant professor, pharmaceutical sciences

Department Visits, Recidivism, and Environmental Air Quality,” Sept. 1, 2013–Aug. 30, 2014. • Wojciech Krzyzanski received a $75,000 grant from Simcyp for “PBPK Models Accounting for Effect of Pharmacodynamic Response on Clearance of Monoclonal Antibodies,” June 1, 2013–May 31, 2014. • Donald Mager received a $150,000 educational grant from Daiichi Sankyo Pharma Development for PK/PD Analysis, Jan. 1, 2013–Dec. 31, 2016. • Eugene D. Morse received a $188,081 grant from the National Institutes of Health for “Chronic Exposure to cART Predispose Older HIV infected individuals to CNS injury,” April 1, 2013–March 31, 2016.

• James M. O’Donnell, dean, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Research

Promotions

• Gauri Rao, assistant professor, pharmacy practice

• Jun Qu, associate professor, pharmaceutical sciences

• Barbara A. Rogler, clinical assistant professor, pharmacy practice

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

• Dhaval Shah, assistant professor, pharmaceutical sciences • Ashley E. Woodruff, clinical assistant professor, pharmacy practice

Awards

• Nicole P. Albanese received the 2013 Western New York Residency Preceptor of the Year award. • Karl Fiebelkorn received the 2013 Distinguished Pharmacy Educator Award from the Pharmacists Society of the State of NY. • William J. Jusko received the 2013 Sheiner-Beal Pharmacometrics Award from the American Society of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics. • Gina M. Prescott received the 2013 UB Pharmacy Practice Faculty Preceptor of the Year award.

• Brian Tsuji, associate professor, pharmacy practice

Appointments/Elections

• Stephanie F. Gardner has been named the first associate provost for society and health, in addition to her role as dean of the college of pharmacy.

University of California, San Diego Appointments/Elections

• Brookie M. Best was named associate dean of admissions and outreach at the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

University of California, San Francisco

• William A. Prescott Jr. received the 2013 Albert E. Rosica, Jr. Memorial Award from the American College of Apothecaries.

Appointments/Elections

• Alfred Reiman received the 2013 Faculty Participation Award, Student Pharmacist Compounding Competition presented by Medisca and the University of Florida College of Pharmacy.

• Lisa Kroon has been appointed chair of the Department of Clinical Pharmacy.

• Robert G. Wahler received the 2013 Faculty Member of the Year Award from Phi Lambda Sigma, Pharmacy Leadership Society.

Appointments/Elections

Grants

• Javier Blanco received a $10,000 grant from the American Kennel Club–Canine Health Foundation for “Functional Characterization of Canine Carbonyl Reductase 1 (CBR1): A Key Enzyme for the Metabolism of Anthracyclines in Dogs with Cancer,” Jan. 2013–Feb. 2014. • Fred Doloresco III received a $15,000 grant from the Patricia H. Garman Behavioral Healthy Nursing Endowment Fund, University at Buffalo for “Relationship of Emergency

• B. Joseph Guglielmo was appointed dean of the UCSF School of Pharmacy.

University of Cincinnati • Neil J. MacKinnon has been appointed dean of the James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy.

University of Florida Appointments/Elections

• Yousong Ding, assistant professor, medicinal chemistry • Lori Dupree, clinical assistant professor, pharmacotherapy and translational research • John G. Gums, associate dean for clinical affairs • Robert Huigens, assistant professor, medicinal chemistry

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• Meredith Jernigan, clinical assistant professor, pharmacotherapy and translational research • Julie A. Johnson has been appointed as dean of the college and was named a UF Research Foundation Professor for 2013–2016. • Caitrin W. McDonough, research assistant professor, pharmacotherapy and translational research • Haesuk Park, associate professor, pharmaceutical outcomes and policy • Jason G. Powell, clinical assistant professor, pharmacotherapy and translational research • W. Thomas Smith accepted a leadership role in the Health Law Section of the American Bar Association. • Stacy A. Voils, clinical assistant professor, pharmacotherapy and translational research • Kristin W. Weitzel has been appointed the associate director of the UF Health Personalized Medicine Program. She also will chair the Personalized Medicine Subcommittee of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.

Awards

• Hartmut C. Derendorf has received the International Society of Pharmacometrics Leadership Award for 2013. • Hendrik Luesch was chosen as one of 17 delegates to represent the United States at the Transatlantic Frontiers of Chemistry meeting in Kloster Seon, Germany. • Stephan Schmidt received a UF Excellence Award for assistant professors 2013–2014. • W. Thomas Smith has joined the 2013–2014 AACP Academic Leadership Fellows Program. • Ian Tebbett has been appointed new president and CEO of the American Distance Education Consortium. • Katherine L. Vogel Anderson received a Faculty Recognition Award for outstanding teaching and service. • Karen Whalen received the Teacher of the Year award. • Almut G. Winterstein has been appointed chair of the FDA Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee.

Grants

• Julie A. Johnson, Rhonda Cooper-DeHoff, Kristin W. Weitzel, Reginald F. Frye and Caitrin W. McDonough received a $3.71M, four-year research cooperative agreement for “Genomic Medicine Implementation: The Personalized Medicine Program” from the NIH-National Human Genome Research Institute. • Hendrik Luesch received a five-year, $2.2M grant from the National Institutes of Health and National Cancer Institute. • Folakemi Odedina received $1.02 million grant from the Department of Defense for a three-year study in prostate cancer to compare differences in morbidity, quality of life and survival among diverse groups of black men. • Xin Qi received a $30,000 award from the American Cancer

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Society Chris DiMarco Institutional Research Grant for “Novel Molecules to Target Apoptosis Defects Using Microarray Technology for Cancer Therapy.” • Almut Winterstein received a two-year, $499,000 award from the American Society of Heath-System Pharmacists Foundation directed at validating a complexity score to identify hospitalized patients requiring pharmacist-led drug management intervention.

Promotions

• Folakemi Odedina was awarded tenure. • Anthony Palmieri III was promoted to associate scholar in pharmaceutics.

University of Maryland Appointments/Elections

• Robert S. Beardsley has been named the Pharmaceutical Health Services Research Department’s vice chair for administration. • William J. Cooper has been named the eastern region member-at-large of the Administration and Finance Special Interest Group of AACP. • Bethany DiPaula has been reappointed to the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists’ Section Advisory Group on preceptor skills development for 2013–2014. • Mathangi Gopalakrishnan has joined the school as a research assistant professor of pharmacy practice and science. • Cherokee Layson-Wolf has been named the school’s associate dean for student affairs. • Raymond C. Love has been appointed a member of the 2013– 2015 United States Pharmacopeia Convention’s Expert Committee on Therapeutic Information and Formulary Support. • Eberechukwu Onukwugha has been named director of the department’s graduate program. • Eleanor Perfetto has joined the school as a professor of pharmaceutical health services research and has been named an assistant editor of the Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy. She has also been named to the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research’s Task Force on Measuring PROs in Rare Diseases-Principles of Good Practice. • Brent N. Reed has joined the school as an assistant professor of pharmacy practice and science. • Charmaine Rochester has been appointed by Governor Martin O’Malley as an at-large commissioner on the Maryland Board of Pharmacy. • Fadia Shaya has been named the Pharmaceutical Health Services Research Department’s vice chair for academic affairs. She has also been elected vice-chair of the board of the Delmarva Foundation for Medical Care. • Toyin S. Tofade has been named the school’s assistant dean for experiential learning.


faculty news

Awards

• Zachary Heeter, board certified pharmacotherapy specialist

• Mary Lynn McPherson and Jill A. Morgan were selected by the graduating Class of 2013 as Teachers of the Year.

• G. Lawrence Hogue, vice speaker of the House for Maryland Pharmacist Association

• C. Daniel Mullins has been selected to receive the 2013 Dr. Daniel B. Savage Memorial Science Award from the Association of Black Cardiologists.

• Patrice L. Jackson-Ayotunde, representative of AAPS Pharmaceutical Scientist Campaign

• Francoise Pradel and James A. Trovato were selected by the School of Pharmacy as its AACP Teachers of the Year.

Grants

• Raymond C. Love has received $159,096 from the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene for “Secure Evaluation and Therapeutic Treatment (SETT) & Potomac Center.” • Sarah Michel has received $390,000 from the National Science Foundation for “Non-Classical Zinc Finger Proteins.” • C. Daniel Mullins has received $381,402 from Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals for “Colorectal Cancer CER-Supplement.” • Deanna Tran has received $5,000 from AACP for “Team Up, Pressure Down with a Dietician Twist.” • Patrick L. Wintrode has received $45,944 from Case Western Reserve University for “Revealing Structure via Dynamics: Biological Networks.” • Ilene Zuckerman has received $202,177 from Novartis Pharmaceuticals for “Fellowship Task Order.”

Promotions

• Madan K. Kharel, assistant professor, pharmaceutical sciences • Allison Lardieri, assistant professor, pharmacy practice and administration • Anjan Nan, assistant professor, pharmaceutical sciences • Mark Simmons, professor • Hoai-An Truong, president of the Maryland Public Health Association • Su Young Lee, associate professor

Awards

• Cynthia J. Boyle, The Daily Record of Baltimore’s 2013 list of the Top 100 Women of Maryland • William Harbester, Delaware Pharmacy Society’s Innovative Pharmacist of the Year. He also received Faculty Preceptor of the Year at UMES. • Hoai-An Truong, Measurable Improvement Team Award for Medication Management Clinic (Practice Site), Primary Care Coalition of Montgomery County Team, Patient Safety & Clinical Pharmacy Services Collaborative, Health Resources and Services Administration

• Heather B. Congdon has been promoted to associate professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science. She is also the school’s assistant dean at Shady Grove.

• Tadas S. Vasaitis and Mike Miller, Teachers of the Year at UMES

• Susan dosReis has been promoted to associate professor with tenure in the Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research.

• James L. Junker, associate dean for academic affairs and assessment

• Francoise Pradel has been promoted to professor with tenure in the Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research. • Patrick L. Wintrode has been promoted to associate professor with tenure in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Retirements

• Myron Weiner has retired from the School of Pharmacy after more than 30 years on faculty.

University of Maryland Eastern Shore Appointments/Elections

Promotions

• G. Lawrence Hogue, director of experiential education • Miguel Martin, associate professor of pharmaceutical science

University of Minnesota Appointments/Elections

• Courtney Aldrich joined the Department of Medicinal Chemistry as an associate professor with tenure. • Caitlin Frail joined the college as an assistant professor in community care innovation. • Oscar Garza joined the Department of Pharmaceutical Care & Health Systems as an assistant professor in social and administrative pharmacy.

• Yen H. Dang, assistant professor, pharmacy practice and administration

• Robert Turesky joined the Department of Medicinal Chemistry as a professor.

• Patrick P. Dougherty, board certified pharmacotherapy specialist

Grants

• William Harbester, president of the Delaware Pharmacy Society

• Peter Dosa received a $775,577 grant from the Minnesota Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics for “Novel Therapeutic Agents for the Treatment of Glaucoma.”

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• Mike Kotlyar received a $110,628 grant from ClearWay Minnesota for “Smoker Response to Banning of Menthol Flavored Cigarettes.” He also received a $200,000 award through the Global Research Award for Nicotine Dependence program sponsored by Pfizer for “Use of Medicinal Nicotine for Preventing Cue Induced Craving and Withdrawal Symptoms.” • Venkatram Mereddy received a $635,626 grant from the Minnesota Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics for “Development of Novel Drugs for the Treatment of Gliomas.” • Serguei Pakhomov is one of three co-PIs to recieve an R01 award from the National Library of Medicine. The project “Natural Language Processing for Clinical and Translational Research,” will receive $148K per year for four years.

Promotions

• Terrence Adam was promoted with tenure to associate professor. • Elizabeth Amin was promoted with tenure to associate professor. • Pamala A. Jacobson was promoted to full professor with tenure. • Deb Skaar was promoted to associate professor. • Calvin Sun was promoted with tenure to associate professor.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Appointments/Elections

• Melissa M. Dinkins was elected chair for the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists Community Care Practice Forum Executive Committee. • Stephen Eckel, clinical associate professor and vice chair • Masuo Goto, assistant professor • Zishan Haroon, research professor • Suzanne Harris, clinical assistant professor • Nathaniel Hathaway, assistant professor • Weigang Huang, research assistant professor • Lindsey Ingerman James, research assistant professor • Debra Kemp was elected to the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists Board of Directors. • Jacqueline McLaughlin, assistant professor • Alexander Tropsha has been named a 2013–2014 AACP Academic Research Fellow. • Scott Wilkie, assistant professor of clinical education • Charlene Williams, clinical assistant professor

Awards

• Russell J. Mumper received the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Distinguished Teaching Award for postbaccalaureate instruction. • K.T. L. Vaughan received the 2012 ASIS&T Watson Davis Award.

Grants

• Delesha Carpenter, American Lung Association, $40,000, “Developing a mobile health application to help adolescents self-manage their asthma.” • Stephen C. Dedrick, Forest Laboratories, Inc., $300,000, “Management of Community-acquired Bacterial Pneumonia: The Pivotal Role of the Health-System Pharmacist from Admission Through Discharge.” He also received $386,710 from Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc. for “Hyponatremia: Obstacles and Opportunities for Clinical Pharmacists.” • Julie Dumond, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, $109,239, “Optimizing Antiretroviral Use in Aging: Pharmacokinetics, Response, and Toxicity.” • Stephen Eckel, Yukon Medical LLC, $32,153, “DVO Microbiological Study for Yukon Medical” Gang Fang, NIH National Institute on Aging, $227,680, “Should the elderly have lower dose of ACE inhibitors for secondary prevention after AMI.” • Stefanie P. Ferreri, National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation, $25,000, “Community Pharmacy Residency Expansion Project (Community PREP).” • Stephen Frye, NIH National Institute of General Medical Sciences, $271,358, “Discovery of Chemical Probes for Methyl-Lysine Readers.” He also received $1,201,594 from Science Applications Incorporated–Frederick Inc for “BOA under 5-58589 as a Comprehensive Chemical Biology Screening Center- (Master (BOA) Agreement IPF#09-5399).” • Leaf Huang, National Cancer Institute, $276,372, “Novel nanoparticles for siRNA delivery.” • Federico Innocenti, Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology Foundation, $155,286, “Proposal for SNP Analyses in CALGB 80303 and AVITA.” • Rudolph Juliano, NIH National Cancer Institute, $155,382, “Addressing Undruggable Targets Using Oligonucleotides and Small Organic Molecules (PQ 18).” He also received $288,674 from the National Cancer Institute for “Intracellular Trafficking of Antisense and siRNA Oligonucleotides in Cancer Cells.” • Alexander Kabanov, NIH National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, $511,498, “Polypeptide Modification for Enhanced Brain Delivery.” He also received $148,533 from the University of Nebraska Medical Center for “Synthetic Nanovaccines Against Respiratory Pathogens.” • Angela Kashuba, Family Health International, $52,322, “United States: Truvada for Prevention of HIV in Women.”

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She also received $229,848 from Eastern Virginia Medical School for “PPC-11-119: Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic Study of Tenofovir 1% Gel Using the BAT 24 Regimen Versus Daily and Pericoital Dosing” and $63,604 from Imperial College London for “Mucosal tissue explants as surrogates for in vivo efficacy of microbicides.” • Sam Lai, Boston University, $51,485, “Diversity Supplement: Optimizing plantibodies for trapping HIV and HSV in cervicovaginal mucus.” He also received $20,000 from the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America Foundation for “Engineering Immune-inert for lymphatic drug delivery.” • David Lawrence, National Cancer Institute, $386,344, “Signaling Network Dynamics in Metastatic Prostate Cancer.” He also received $288,674 for “Spatiotemporal Control of Tumor Cell Signaling” and $126,777 for “Synthetic Regulators of Tyrosine Protein Kinase” from the National Cancer Institute. • Andrew Lee, National Institute of General Medicine Science, $301,181, “Intra- and Intermolecular Dynamics of Dihydrofolate Reductase.” • Craig Lee, American Heart Association, $50,000, “Soluble epoxide hydrolase and cardioprotection: translation from mice to humans.” He also received $297,782 from the National Institute of General Medicine Science for “Cytochrome P450 Derived Eicosanoids and Inflammation.” • Kuo-Hsiung Lee, NIH National Cancer Institute, $376,379, “Novel Antitumor Agents.” • Feng Liu, National Cancer Institute, $288,674, “Nanocrystals for the Treatment of Multidrug Resistance in Cancer.” • Jian Liu received two grants from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: $94,883 for “Bioprocess of synthetic heparin” and $111,596 for “Synthetic Heparan Sulfate: probing Biosynthesis to Prepare Defined Drugs.” He also received $84,613 from Michigan State University for “Chemoenzymatic synthesis of heparan sulfate oligosaccharides-subcontract.” • Rihe Liu, National Cancer Institute, $134,545, “Novel Single Domain Antibodies with Multivalency and Multispecificity.” • Howard McLeod, Myriad Genetic Laboratories, Inc., $36,000, “LCCC 0918 Multicenter Study Investigating Utilization of Pharmacokinetic-Guide.” • Kelly Parsons, North Carolina Biotechnology Center, $50,000, “Fluorogenic Sensors for Phospholipase C Isozymes (NCBC Technology Enhancement Grant).” • Kris Patterson, GlaxoSmithKline, Inc, $36,308, 116195 Phase I, “Open-Label Study in Healthy Male Subjects Describing GSK1349572 Exposure in Blood Plasma, Seminal Fluid and Rectal Mucosal Tissue Following Single and Multiple Dosing of GSK1349572”; and Kris Patterson, GlaxoSmithKline, Inc, $20,000, “A Phase I, Open Label, Study in Healthy Female Subjects to Describe GSK1349572 Exposure in Blood, Cervicovaginal Fluid, and Cervical and Vaginal Tissue Following Single and Multiple Dosing of GSK1349572.”

• Nicole Pinelli, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, $25,000, “The Layered Learning Practice Model: Toward a Consistent Model of Pharmacy Practice.” • Philip Smith, GlaxoSmithKline, Inc., $35,480, “Quantitative Proteomics of Four Novel Proteins in Membranes Using nanoLC-Mass Spectrometry.” He also received $74,811 from Eli Lilly and Company for “Targeted Quantitative Proteomics Analysis of CES1 and CES2 in Four Species.” • Dhiren Thakker, National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases, $302,809, “Role of a Novel Absorption Mechanism in Metformin Disposition and Pharmacology.” He also received $76,000 from the NIH National Cancer Institute for “Transporters In Metformin Treatment Of Endometrial Hyperplasia.” • Alexander Tropsha, National Science Foundation-Research, $289,708, “ABI Innovation: Synergistic application of cheminformatics and computational geometry approaches for predicting protein-protein interactions.” He also received $75,000 from The University of Arizona for “Computational Models and High-Throughput Cellular-Based Toxicity Assays for Predicting.” • Alexander Tropsha, Office of Naval Research, $135,653, “Materials Informatics: Expansion of the Aflowlib Database of Electronic Properties of Materials and the Development of Novel Materials Fingerprints for Efficient Database Mining and QSPR Modeling.” He also received $59,056 from the University of Houston for “Prediction of Flavonoid Glucuronidation by Selected Human UGTs.” • Michael Wagner, NIH National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, $609,477, “An Exome Focused Approach to Pharmacogenetic Analysis of the Accord Trial.” • Tim Wiltshire, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America Foundation, $20,000, “Cellular Genetics Approaches to Defining Toxicity Pathways.” • Xiao Xiao received two grants from the NIH National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: $348,565 for “Gene delivery for fukutin-related protein deficiencies” and $332,500 for “Gene delivery to muscle and nerve for laminin-alpha2-deficient MD (MDC1A).” He also received $317,774 from the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases for “Muscle as a platform for type 2 diabetes treatment by gene delivery” and $20,000 from Cure CMD for “Development of the AAV-miniagrin vector.” • William Zamboni, NanoVector, Inc., $190,000, SBIR-NanoVector “Phase II SBIR: Multifunctional Therapeutics Using Engineered Plant Virus Nanoparticles.”

Promotions

• Joel F. Farley, associate professor • Jian Jin, associate professor • Pamela U. Joyner, clinical professor • Elizabeth Michalets, regional assistant dean for clinical affairs • Qisheng Zhang, associate professor with tenure

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University of Pittsburgh Appointments/Elections

• Bruce R. Canaday was elected as the first Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education Board Liaison to the ACPE International Commission.

• James C. Coons, associate professor of pharmacy and therapeutics

• Gladys G. Duenas earned her board certification as an ambulatory care pharmacist.

• Christopher R. Ensor, assistant professor of pharmacy and therapeutics

• Stacy Elder was appointed as a new practitioner representative to the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Council on Education and Workforce Development.

• Hyun Jin Kim, assistant professor of pharmacy and therapeutics • Xiaochao Ma, associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences

• Ben Ereshefsky earned his board certification as a pharmacotherapy specialist.

• Olufunmilola Odukoya, assistant professor of pharmacy and therapeutics

• Diane Hadley earned her board certification as a pharmacotherapy specialist.

Grants

• James M. Hollands was appointed associate professor of clinical pharmacy.

• James C. Coons, Philip E. Empey and Susan J. Skledar received $25,000 from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists for Pharmacist-Delivered Pharmacogenomic Care. • Sarah Dombrowski; Pennsylvania Pharmacist Association; $1,000; Identifying key factors associated with successful integration of patient care services into dispensing workflow: a traditional chain pharmacy evaluation. • Song Li received two grants from the National Institutes of Health: $199,013 for “Nanomicellar Formation for Synergistic Targeting of Prostate Cancer” and $284,677 for “Rational Design of Lipidic Vectors for Mitochondria-Targeted Antioxidants.”

• Prasad Joshi was appointed visiting professor of pharmaceutical sciences. • Alice Lim earned her board certification as a pharmacotherapy specialist. • Isabelle Mercier was appointed research assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences. • Peter J. Miller has been appointed associate dean for assessment and accreditation. • Shelley Otsuka earned her board certification as a pharmacotherapy specialist.

• Melissa Ann Somma McGivney; National Association of Chain Drug Stores; $1,000.00; Heart to Heart Community Health Fairs

• Andrew M. Peterson has been named the McNeil Professor.

• Wen Xie; NIH; $316,438; The Perinatal Pharmacology of the Nuclear Receptor FXR

• Jen Reinhold earned her board certification as a psychiatric pharmacotherapist.

Promotions

• Laura A. Siemianowski was appointed assistant professor of clinical pharmacy.

• Melissa Ann Somma McGivney was promoted to assistant dean for community partnership.

• Sarah Spinler has been asked to serve as a reviewer for the “2013 ACCF/AHA Guideline for the Management of Patients With Non-ST-Elevation-Acute Coronary Syndromes.”

• Levent Kirisci was awarded tenure.

Retirements

• Yvonne L. Phan was appointed assistant professor of clinical pharmacy.

• Balwant N. Dixit, professor of pharmaceutical sciences (now professor emeritus)

• Michael A. Smith was appointed assistant professor of clinical pharmacy.

• Edward P. Krenzelok, professor of pharmacy and therapeutics (now professor emeritus)

• Radha Vanmali earned her board certification as a pharmacotherapy specialist.

University of the Sciences

• Laura H. Waite was appointed assistant professor of clinical pharmacy.

Appointments/Elections

Awards

• Adeboye Adejare was selected to participate in the 2013– 2014 AACP Academic Research Fellows Program. • Angela Bingham was elected to serve as the liaison for research of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Pharmacy Practice Section. She was also appointed by the president of American Society for Parental and Enteral Nutrition to serve on the Membership Committee.

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• Bruce R. Canaday was awarded the Julius W. Sturmer Memorial Award sponsored by the Rho Chi Alpha Tau Chapter. • Michael Cawley was awarded fellowship in the American College of Critical Care Medicine from the Society of Critical Care Medicine. He also received the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. • George E. Downs was awarded the faculty Preceptor of the Year Award.


faculty news

• Grace L. Earl was awarded the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy Dean’s Award for Excellence in Service.

Awards

• Stacy Elder was recently elected to the Delaware Valley Society of Hospital Pharmacists Board of Directors.

• Rafael Alfonso Cristancho received a Distinguished Service Award at the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research Conference in New Orleans.

• John A. Gans was the recipient of the 2013 American Pharmacists Association Foundation Jacob W. Miller Award.

• Bill Atkins has been named the inaugural Sid Nelson Endowed Professor.

• Jomy M. George and Clyde M. Ofner were awarded the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research and Scholarly Activity.

• Lingtak-Neander Chan received the Distinguished Nutrition Support Pharmacist Service Award from the American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition.

• Daniel A. Hussar was designated 2012 American Pharmacists Association Honorary President.

• Beth Devine has been elected a member in the Society for Research Synthesis Methodology.

• Lisa A. Lawson received the 2012 Professional Fraternity Association’s Career Achievement Award.

• Rodney J. Ho received the Research Achievement Award in Biotechnology from the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists.

• Zhiyu Li was recognized as an outstanding faculty and named AACP 2013 Teacher of the Year. • Cathy Y. Poon was named a fellow of the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group.

Grants

• Pardeep Gupta, $106,612. Sponsor: Phase Bio Pharmaceuticals, Incorporated. Evaluation of Anti-Diabetic Activity of ELP fusion Proteins in normal and diabetic mouse and rat models. • William F. McGhan, $257,680. Sponsor: Merck. Outcomes Research Fellowship. • Shanaz Tejani-Butt, $150,000. Sponsor: Development Center for Biotechnology Taiwan Research Service Contract. She was also awarded a $25,000 grant from the Keystone Innovation Network and Katherine Chou to strengthen the Buddy Mentor Program.

Promotions

• Jomy M. George was promoted to associate professor of clinical pharmacy. • Zhiyu Li was promoted to associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences.

• Solomon Lubinga has received a UW School of Public Health Stergachis Fellowship for International Exchange for his research. • Solomon Lubinga and Marita Mann received Thomas Francis Jr. Global Health Fellowships from the UW Department of Global Health.

Grants

• Jashvant Unadkat has secured a $4.7 million National Institutes of Health grant to study “Mechanisms of Drug Disposition During Pregnancy.” Project leaders from the UW School of Pharmacy are Nina Isoherranen, Qingcheng Mao and Joanne Wang. Co-investigators are Gail Anderson, Rodney J. Ho and Ed Kelly.

Promotions

• Joanne Wang was promoted from associate professor to professor of pharmaceutics.

Virginia Commonwealth University Appointments/Elections

• Ron Polk is on the editorial board of the International Journal of Antibiotics.

• Tyan S. Thomas was promoted to associate professor of clinical pharmacy.

• Jeremy S. Stultz is assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes Science.

University of Washington

Awards

Appointments/Elections

• Aasthaa Bansal, research assistant professor of pharmacy

• Umesh Desai received the university’s 2013 Distinguished Scholarship Award at VCU’s 31st Opening Faculty Address and Convocation.

• Shelly L. Gray was appointed vice chair for curriculum and instruction in Department of Pharmacy.

• Dave L. Dixon received a VCU School of Pharmacy 2012– 2013 Outstanding Preceptor Award.

• Nanci L. Murphy was installed as chair of AACP’s Leadership Development Special Interest Group.

• Krista L. Donohoe received a VCU School of Pharmacy 2012–2013 Outstanding Preceptor Award.

• Abhinav Nath, assistant professor of medicinal chemistry

• Sharon S. Gatewood received the 2013 Ed D. Spearbeck Virginia Pharmacists Association Service Award.

• Sean D. Sullivan was named associate dean for research and graduate education at the UW School of Pharmacy. • Brian Werth, assistant professor of pharmacy

• Tom Karnes was featured in the Aug. 13 edition of AAPS Newsmagazine’s “Member Spotlight.”

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• Lemont Kier was named Didactic Instructor of the Year by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists. • Masahiro Sakagami received a spring 2013 VCU Presidential Research Quest Fund award for his research on lung repair in emphysema via HIF-alpha modulation. • Tyler Stevens received a “10 Under 10” award from the Virginia Pharmacists Association’s Academy of New Practitioners. • Jurgen Venitz received the University’s 2013 Distinguished Teaching Award at the 31st Opening Faculty Address and Convocation.

Kevin Stevens, Linda Ward, Janet Beary, Brenda S. Bray, Megan Willson, Lisa J. Woodard, George Novan. “Using Interprofessional Education to Improve Care for Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions.” Health and Human Services: $1,102,818. Awarded July 2013.

West Virginia University Appointments/Elections

• Mary L. Euler was appointed associate dean for student services.

Awards

Washington State University

• Charles D. Ponte was selected as a fellow in the American Association of Diabetes Educators.

Appointments/Elections

Grants

• Garrett Ainslie, research associate, clinical pharmacology • Julie Akers, clinical assistant professor, pharmacotherapy • Joseph H. Ashmore, postdoc research associate, pharmaceutical sciences

• Yon Rojanasakul was awarded $348,718 from the National Institutes of Health/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute for continuation of his research “Prediction and Mechanism of Carbon Nanotube-Induced Fibrosis.”

• Jeffrey Clark, assistant clinical professor, pharmacotherapy

Wilkes University

• Jasen Cong, research associate, pharmacotherapy

Awards

• Vanessa Gonzalez-Perez, assistant research professor, clinical pharmacology

• Scott Bolesta was accepted for a fellowship in the American College of Critical Care Medicine.

• Arun Kumar Nalla, research associate, pharmaceutical sciences

Grants

• David Liu, associate professor, pharmaceutical sciences • Ze Liu, research associate, pharmaceutical sciences • Kimberly McKeirnan, clinical assistant professor, pharmacotherapy

• Judith Kristeller, $93,500 from the Community Pharmacy Foundation for “Improving Care Transitions through a Coordinated Pharmacy Practice Model.”

Promotions

• Zbigniew J. Witczak was named chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

• Shannon G. Panther, clinical assistant professor, pharmacotherapy

Emerging Colleges and Schools

• Connie Remsberg, clinical assistant professor, pharmaceutical sciences

Keck Graduate Institute

• Yidi Xu, research technician, pharmaceutical sciences

Appointments/Elections

Grants

• Kyle Ingram received a $5,000 Wolters Kluwer Health Scholarship for Postgraduate Study in Drug Information. • K. Michael Gibson of WSU and Danny D. Shen of UW were awarded up to $40,000 for a year-long project “Large Neutral Aminoacidopathies: Pharmacotherapy Targeting Blood Brain Transport.” The project was funded by an NIH grant from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences and the UW School of Pharmacy Drug Metabolism, Pharmacokinetics and Transport Research Program.

• Minh H. Dang, assistant dean for experiential education • Ronald J. DeBellis, associate dean for academic affairs, professor of clinical sciences • Norm Enriquez, associate dean for biotechnology, pharmacy practice and industry relations • Vivek Gupta, assistant professor of biopharmaceutical sciences • Derick Han, assistant professor of biopharmaceutical sciences • John L. Krstenansky, professor of biopharmaceutical sciences • Eric J. Mack, associate dean for assessment and faculty development, professor of biopharmaceutical sciences • Marcia L. Parker, director of admissions

• Grant D. Trobridge has received a $417,818 grant from the National Cancer Institute for a three-year research project to study key genes involved in the progression of prostate cancer.

• Samit Shah, assistant dean and chair, Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences, associate professor of biopharmaceutical sciences

• Barbara Richardson, Cynthia Fitzgerald, Tamara OdomMaryon, Saleh Elgiadi, Karen Caines, Carrie Holliday, Sarah Kooienga, Anne Mason, Janet Purath, Melody Rasmor,

• Julie Truong, assistant professor of clinical sciences

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