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Vijay Ivaturi, PhD Research Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science Ivaturi received his PhD in experimental and clinical pharmacology from the University of Minnesota. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in pharmacometrics at Uppsala University in Sweden. Working in the School of Pharmacy’s Center for Translational Medicine, Ivaturi’s research focuses on the development of methods and tools for quantitative clinical pharmacology that can be applied in informed decision-making in clinical therapeutics and drug development.

Eleanor Perfetto, PhD, MS Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research Perfetto is renowned for her work in comparative effectiveness research, quality, health economics and outcomes research, and related policy and regulatory topics. Before joining the School of Pharmacy, she was senior director of federal government relations at Pfizer, Inc. She holds BS and MS degrees in pharmacy from the University of Rhode Island, and a PhD from the University of North Carolina School of Public Health, concentrating in health policy and epidemiology. She is a board member of the Pharmacy Quality Alliance and the Center for Medical Technology Policy. In recent years, she has served on boards and committees for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the National Quality Forum, and the Health Industry Forum. Early in her career, Perfetto served in the U.S. Public Health Service, initially as an Indian Health Service pharmacist and later as a senior pharmacoepidemiologist at the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, now the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Perfetto is an advocate for patients with head trauma-related dementias, receiving wide recognition for her advocacy efforts. She currently serves on the board for and is the immediate past president of the board of directors for the Sports Legacy Institute.

Brent Reed, PharmD, BCPS Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science Reed received a BS degree in biology from the University of Tennessee and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy. He completed both a pharmacy practice residency and a cardiology specialty residency at the University of North Carolina Hospitals in Chapel Hill. He is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist. Reed’s practice and research interests include cardiovascular critical care, acute decompensated heart failure, cardiac transplantation, and mechanical hemodynamic support. He is a fellow of the American Heart Association and a member of its Council of Clinical Cardiology’s Clinical Pharmacology Committee, and a former trustee of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), national president for the APhA Academy of Student Pharmacists, and chair of the APhA New Practitioner Advisory Committee. He recently received APhA’s Distinguished New Practitioner Award.


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