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Annual Meeting Recap West Virginia School of Pharmacy Update Legislative Update ASHP Council Appointees WVSHP Logo Gets New Look Cabell Huntington Residency Spotlight

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Between archery, laser tag, hiking and biking, the Resort at Glade Springs offers plenty of opportunities for adventure. But planning this year’s Annual Meeting and Director’s/New Practitioner’s Meeting was a bit of an adventure itself. In preparing for this year’s annual event, we took a few chances. We chose a different location and combined the Annual Spring Meeting with the inaugural New Practitioner’s Meeting and the Director’s Meeting. In addition, we encouraged more exhibitor

participation and sponsored activities. The new approaches brought a fresh take on our annual event and created a fun environment to match the days that were packed with learning opportunities and CE sessions. The event kicked off with the Director’s/New Practitioner’s Meeting. Special thanks goes out to all of the presenters who shared valuable updates on a variety of pharmacy-related issues and insightful information on topics

such as managing conflict and transformational leadership. I would also like to thank organizations that donated items for the silent auctions. These donations helped to raise nearly $1,800 which will be donated toward scholarship funds for 2015 School of Pharmacy students. This year’s event saw an increase in exhibitor and sponsorship participation than in previous years. Exhbitor participation aids in funding our event and sponsors help provide



both educational and entertainment sessions. This year the pharmacy school sponsorships provided a fun night of bowling for both attendees and their family members to enjoy. In addition, we received book donations from ASHP and offered special CE sessions hosted by our sponsors, ASHP Advantage and Medical Learning Institute. Finally, I would like t o thank the participants of the WVSHP Annual Meeting and Director’s/New Practitioner’s Meeting. Your involvement in this special event and all WVSHP activities is what elevates and advances our professional society. Thank you for being a part of our efforts and our mission to provide quality patient care.

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WVU SCHOOL OF PHARMACY UPDATE In 2014, the West Virginia University School of Pharmacy will be celebrating 100 years of educating leaders in the profession of pharmacy. The School has grown from its humble beginnings in a small, three-story brick building to become a distinguished institution that was ranked No. 26 in the Best Health Schools-Pharmacy category of the U.S. News & World Report’s 2013 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools.” Much has been accomplished at the WVU School of Pharmacy in educating student pharmacists and advancing the profession of pharmacy over the past 100 years, and the School is dedicated to continuing to enhance the education of future pharmacists and scientists to conquer and prevent disease. Flash forward to academic year 20132014. The WVU School of Pharmacy welcomed 84 students into the Doctor of Pharmacy professional program Class of 2017. The average GPA a

Our Student Society of Health-System Pharmacists chapter recently received recognition for 2013-2014 from ASHP. Benefits of receiving official ASHP chapter recognition include a certificate of recognition, one complimentary student registration for the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Summer Meeting, one complimentary ASHP publication, and awards for chapter incoming and outgoing

In October, the WVU SSHP chapter hosted its School-level ASHP Clinical Skills Competition in which 28 student pharmacists participated. P-4s Kirsten Garman and Cara Milburn received first place, and represented the WVU School of Pharmacy at the national competition held at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting in Orlando, Florida. We are proud to say that twenty-three WVU student pharmacists presented research posters at Midyear, as well.

time of acceptance was 3.57. The Graduate Program in Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences, the largest biomedical Ph.D. program at WVU, currently has 41 students enrolled.

The School and WVU Healthcare have an outstanding group of PGY-1 and PGY-2 residents for 2013-2014 including specializations in oncology, infectious diseases, drug information, critical care, and internal medicine.

This has also been an exciting year for WVU School of Pharmacy faculty members. To name just a few: Dean Patricia Chase was selected as president-elect of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP). She will serve as the AACP 2013-2014 president-elect, 2014-2015 president, and 2015-2016 immediate past president. Chase has been active in AACP for many years. She has taught academic leadership at the Academic Leadership Fellows Program for the past nine years, and has served both as chair and secretary of the Council of Deans and chair of AACP’s Women Faculty Special Interest Group (SIG). She was also the lead editor for the AACP Deans’s Compass: Practical Advice for Achieving Excellence and served as a facilitator for the Institute for Pedagogical and Curriculum Change and the New Teacher’s Seminar. Chase is the thrid dean in the history of the WVU School of Pharmacy who will serve as AACP president. J. Lester Hayman, the first dean of WVU School of Pharmacy, was AACP president from 1948-1949, and Raphael O. Bachmann, second dean of the school, was president from 1969-1970. Dr. Douglas Slain, associate professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy, traveled the globe this summer to collaborate with fellow pharmacists and physicians in advancing the profession of pharmacy and improving the health of citizens worldwide. Dr. Slain is the School of Pharmacy’s THE LABEL|PAGE 2

Global Affairs Liaison for the WVU Robert C. Byrd health Sciences Center. Because of his expertise in infectious diseases, antibiotics resistance, and clinical pharmacy education, the C.L. Baid Metha College of Pharmacy and Apollo Hospitals in India requested him to consult with college administrators on the development of their Doctor of Pharmacy professional program. Slain was asked to advise in the development of clinical programs. While he was there, he was also asked to participate as a keynote speaker in the symposia Global Threat of Antibiotic Resistance- An Indian Initiative. The symposia focused on the emerging roles of pharmacists in addressing the global concerns of antibiotic use. Slain was also one of the invited U.S. representatives who participated in the Global Respiratory Infection Partnership (GRIP) international summit. The summit, held in Windsor, England, in June, brought together infectious diseases experts worldwide to discuss antibiotic resistance and how countries can work together to reduce inappropriate antibiotic use and monitor resistance trends across the globe. Slain hopes that through these discussions, more antibiotic-stewardship programs will be established globally.

The WVU School of Pharmacy faculty has also been growing. Recent additions to our faculty include: • Dr. Mary Euler joined the School in June 2013 as Associate Dean for Student Services. • Dr. Nilanjana Dwibedi joined the Department of Pharmaceutical Systems and Policy in February 2013 as an Assistant Professor. Her area of expertise is patient-reported outcomes research. • Dr. Allie Karshenas joined us as Director of Clinical Operations, WVU Clinical and Pharmacologic • Research Center (CPRC), and Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Systems and Policy. • Dr. Paul Lockman, Douglas D. Glover Distinguished Chair of Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences and the Associate Center Director for Translational Research in the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center, joined us in early November. • Dr. Krista Capehart, Director of the Wigner Institute and Clinical Associate Professor, will be joining us in December 2013. The WVU School of Pharmacy hosted an alumni reception at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting. For more information about upcoming WVU School of Pharmacy alumni events, visit the Alumni section of our website at




Rules and regulations have been written to allow pharmacy interns to administer immunizations within the state of West Virginia, as well as the addition of the Mennigicoccal vaccine. WVSHP members are taking steps in an effort to pass these changes during the 2015 legislative session, to go into effect by July 1 2015. Collaborative Practice Rules and regulations are being finalized, pending further discussion with the West Virginia Boards of Medicine and Osteopathic Medicine. Legislative Session 2014 Several rules for naloxone use and pseudoephrine were presented in legislation; at this time no new laws have passed to affect either issue. Changes to the controlled substance rules and regulations did pass and on June 6, 2014, Tramadol became a CIV in West Virginia. In addition, prescriptions involving combination products with hydrocodone are now limited to a 30-day fill with no more than 2 refills, and the prescription expires 90 days from date written. Please share comments about any of these issues on the WVSHP Facebook page - we welcome and greatly appreciate the dialogue.

Did you notice the new logo on the front page of the newsletter? As you may recall, WVSHP held a Spring contest to re-design the WVSHP logo. We received a variety of great designs submitted by Alexandra Shillingburg of WVU Healthcare and members voted online for their favorite one. The new logo was revealed at the Annual Meeting. Thank you Alex for committing your time and talent to delivering us a new look! THE LABEL|PAGE 3



WVSHP student members Appointed to ASHP Commissions & Councils. Congratulations to Cassie Stewart for her designation as a member of the ASHP Council on Education and Workforce Development. The Council on Education and Workforce Development focuses on professional policies related to the quality and quantity of pharmacy practitioners in hospitals and health systems, including student education, post graduate education and training, specialization and more.

Located in Huntington, West Virginia, Cabell Huntington Hospital (CHH) is proud to offer two residency positions in an ASHP accredited oneyear post-graduate year 1 residency program. Cabell Huntington Hospital is a regional referral center offering a multitude of services including a level II trauma center, level III neonatal center, the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center, regional burn care and the Hoops Family Children’s Hospital. Cabell Huntington Hospital is also affiliated with the Marshall University School of Medicine.

WVSHP is also pleased to recognize Rachel Backert for her appointment to the ASHP Council on Therapeutics. The Council on Therapeutics addresses ASHP policies related to the safe and appropriate use of medicines. Congratulations to these student members of WVSHP and best of luck in their positions.

Recently re-accredited for a 5 year term by ASHP, this residency program provides extensive clinical pharmacy services within a progressive environment that encourages each resident to develop a personalized course of training. Designed to provide an individual with the knowledge and ability to become a highly competent practitioner, it’s residency program offers direct active preceptorship in areas including internal medicine, emergency medicine, surgical and medical critical care, trauma, oncology, infectious disease, drug information,

pediatrics, ambulatory care and others. The clinical background of the preceptors of it’s residency program are quite diverse and practice in areas including internal medicine, surgical and medical critical care, emergency medicine, oncology and pediatrics. In addition to their clinical practice and assistance with the residency program, Cabell’s preceptors demonstrate dedication to teaching and pharmacy practice through precepting APPE student pharmacists and involvement with numerous committees and organizations both in and out of the hospital. Four of our preceptors hold positions as Clinical Assistant Professors at West Virginia University and Marshall University Schools of Pharmacy and maintain certification as Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialists. In its tenth year of existence, graduates of Cabell’s program have continued their careers in a variety of areas including emergency medicine, critical care, oncology and academia, with several that first completed a PGY-2 specialty residency program prior to entering clinical practice. Future goals are to expand the residency program and offer three PGY-1 residency positions and implement a PGY-2 residency position in critical care/emergency medicine. For further information on the Cabell Huntington residency program or to schedule a site visit, please contact Jennifer Confer, PharmD, BCPS at 304-526-2472 or email at

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The Label: Summer 2014  
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