ACCP Volunteer Recognition

The individual(s) listed below have made significant contributions to ACCP during the last 2 years. ACCP congratulates these individuals for being nominated by their peers and thanks them for their significant contributions to the organization.

November 2014
Norris
Norris
Pawloski
Pawloski
Hematology/Oncology PRN
  • LeAnn Norris, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCOP, Assistant Professor at South Carolina College of Pharmacy – USC, Columbia, SC.
  • Pamala Pawloski, Pharm.D., Clinical Pharmacy Researcher at HealthPartners Institute for Education and Research, Minneapolis, MN.











August 2014
Barton
Barton
Shah
Shah
Earl
Earl
Knorr
Knorr
Rudd
Rudd
Patel
Patel
Adult Medicine PRN

The Adult Medicine Practice and Research Network recognizes Sarah L. Anderson, Pharm.D., BCPS, Lindsay Arnold, Pharm.D, BCPS, and Melissa Badowski, Pharm.D., BCPS, AAHIVE.

Sarah L. Anderson, Pharm.D., BCPS is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of Colorado School of Pharmacy in Denver, CO. She has been a valuable contributor to the Adult Medicine PRN activities and committees since 2010. Sarah not only takes responsibility for work, but helps out when needed in other areas. With both the Newsletter and Programming Committees, Sarah has been amongst the most responsible members, continually offering insight and volunteering efforts with a team-based approach.

Lindsay Arnold, Pharm.D, BCPS is a Clinical Specialist in Cardiology at Boston Medical Center in Boston, MA. As past-chair of the Adult Medicine PRN, she has continued to provide mentorship to the current officers. Whether providing input regarding programming, or assisting with nominations for awards, she has maintained an extremely active role with the PRN. It is very reassuring to have past officers such as Lindsay to provide assistance and guidance with the various activities of the PRN.

Melissa Badowski, Pharm.D., BCPS, AAHIVE is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Illinois at Chicago in Chicago, IL. She has been an active and engaged member of the PRN. She has an award-winning HIV telemedicine program, about which she contributed a spotlight article to the Spring 2013 PRN newsletter. She was a valuable contributor to the Newsletter committee that year and provided prompt, timely feedback.

Mid-Atlantic College of Clinical Pharmacy (MACCP) Chapter

The Mid-Atlantic College of Clinical Pharmacy recognizes the following individuals:

Ellena Anagnostis, MS, Pharm.D., BCPS is a Drug Information Specialist at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. Ellena made significant contributions to the MACCP chapter while serving as Secretary in 2013. She instituted and edited a new chapter newsletter. She worked collaboratively with other officers to ensure accurate and timely completion of continuing education program materials. Ellena also coordinated and participated in the continuing education program, which was designed to inform participants of the ways to incorporate students and residents into daily practice. She was highly effective in coordinating with the panelists to ensure presentation of diverse strategies.

Grace Earl, Pharm.D., BCPS is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of the Sciences / Philadelphia College of Pharmacy in Philadelphia, PA. Grace made significant contributions to the MACCP chapter while serving as President (2013) and President-elect (2012). She promoted an agenda of Professional Advocacy by developing a program designed to encourage participants to develop a personal strategy for engaging health care policy and lawmakers. She invited a speaker to provide a first-hand account of making a presentation to a federal government committee. She also encouraged members to get involved in the national organization through membership and committee work. Grace, along with the leadership team, worked collaboratively with another organization, the Philadelphia Area Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, to develop an inter-professional continuing education program tailored to nurses, registered dietitians, and pharmacists.

Joseph Kluck, Pharm.D., BCPS is a Clinical Specialist at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. Joe was a member of the MACCP chapter leadership team while serving as Treasurer in 2013. He worked collaboratively with the officers to ensure accurate accounting of bank accounts, member receipts, and PayPal accounts.

John Knorr, Pharm.D., BCPS is a Transplant Clinical Pharmacist and Student Clerkship Coordinator at the Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA. John made significant contributions to the MACCP chapter while serving as President (2012) and President-elect (2011). He initiated an annual clinical conference to provide chapter members with an opportunity for continuing education credit. This format also provided an opportunity for area specialists and academicians to present information on relevant areas of practice and new guidelines. John improved the organizational operations by adopting Dropbox for storage of shared files. He also created numerous templates for meeting announcements, budget forms, and year-end reporting forms.

Sejal Patel, Pharm.D., BCPS is an Emergency Medicine Patient Care Pharmacist at the Methodist Hospital – Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. As a MACCP member, Sejal helped coordinate a September social event for the chapter. The chapter event was a new activity and was highly successful in attracting some new faces.

Bhavik Shah, Pharm.D., BCPS, AAHIVP is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy at the Thomas Jefferson University – Jefferson School of Pharmacy in Philadelphia, PA. Bhavik made significant contributions to the MACCP chapter while serving as President-Elect in 2013. He worked collaboratively with officers to ensure accurate and timely completion of continuing education program materials, member surveys, and chapter election. He continued the new chapter initiative started in 2012 by coordinating the Second Annual Clinical Conference with the theme “Optimizing Care, Optimizing Safety.” He was also instrumental in recruiting talented area professionals for many MACCP programs and events.

Tiffany Bias, BS, Pharm.D., AAHIVP is an Infectious Disease Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. As a MACCP member, Tiffany helped coordinate a September social event for the chapter. The chapter event was a new activity and was highly successful in attracting some new faces. Tiffany had also presented at the Second Annual Clinical Conference on an infectious disease topic.

New York State College of Clinical Pharmacy

The New York State College of Clinical Pharmacy recognizes Kelly Rudd, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCACP and Amy Barton Pai, Pharm.D., BCPS, FASN, FCCP.

Kelly Rudd, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCACP is a Clinical Pharmacist Specialist in the Anticoagulation Clinic at the Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, NY. She has spearheaded a collaborative drug therapy management (CDTM) program in anticoagulation at Bassett Hospital. New York is one of the last states to approve CDTM legislation. Kelly has been instrumental in providing leadership, practice advice, and critical data needed to extend the legislation.

Amy Barton Pai, Pharm.D., BCPS, FASN, FCCP is an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Director-ANephRx Core Laboratory at the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (ACPHS) in Albany, NY. Amy is the College of Pharmacy liaison for the student chapter at ACPHS. She organized the first student-centered program for the New York State ACCP annual meeting. The program ran concurrently with the annual meeting and hosted speakers on residency programs and clinical pearls and had a career roundtable for students to engage in dialog with current residents. Students from ACPHS, St. Johns, St. John Fisher and University of Buffalo attended the program.


February 2014
Adeline Saliba, PharmD, MBA
Saliba
Kevin Chung
Chung
Whitney Davis
Davis
Norman Fenn
Fenn
Roseann Gammal
Gammal
Andrew Himsel
Himsel
Jared Mannen
Mannen
Cara Milburn
Milburn
Diwura Owolabi, Pharm.D.
Owolabi
Christine Puschak, Pharm.D.
Puschak
Courtney Watts, Pharm.D.
Watts
Kimberly Won
Won
The Middle East Chapter of The American College of Clinical Pharmacy recognizes Adeline Saliba, Pharm.D., MBA.

Dr. Saliba is a Pharmacy Manager and Medication Safety Manager at the Corniche Hospital in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. She contributed significantly to the Medication Safety Conference that was organized in part by the Middle East Chapter of ACCP in November 2012 in Abu Dhabi. Dr. Saliba’s input in the scientific committee, resulting from her education, training, and experience, has contributed to advance the pharmacy profession; particularly medication safety, through this educational activity. It was a very successful conference.

ACCP National Student Network Advisory Committee

The ACCP National Student Network Advisory Committee would like to recognize Kevin Chung; Whitney Davis; Norman Fenn; Roseann Gammal, Pharm.D.; Andrew Himsel; Jared Mannen, Pharm.D.; Cara Milburn; Diwura Owolabi, Pharm.D., Christine Puschak, Pharm.D.; Courtney Watts, Pharm.D.; and Kimberly Won.

This group, as members of the ACCP National Student Network Advisory Committee, created an ACCP Student Liaison Informational Packet to clearly define the roles and responsibilities of ACCP Student Liaisons, provide suggestions for campus events, and summarize the current ACCP student resources available via the ACCP website. In addition, the group developed a list of ways in which ACCP can increase visibility and organization interactions among student members, especially those in the P1/P2 years. The group also formulated a plan for expanding and restructuring the Career Pathways portion of the ACCP student website, authored new clinical specialty summary pages, and disseminated a newly-designed career profile template to the PRNs. Finally, the members of the ACCP National Student Network Advisory Committee published six editions of StuNews, ACCP’s national student newsletter, in the past year.


October 2013
Elizabeth A. Farrington, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS
Farrington
Marcia L. Buck, Pharm.D., FCCP
Buck
Varsha Bhatt-Mehta, Pharm.D., FCCP
Bhatt-Mehta
David S. Hoff, Pharm.D., FCCP
Hoff
Tracy Hagemann, Pharm.D.
Hagemann
Allison M. Chung, Pharm.D., BCPS, AE-C
Chung
Amy Calabrese Donihi, Pharm.D., BCPS
Donihi
Mary H. Parker, Pharm.D., BCPS
Parker
Katherine P. Smith, Pharm.D., BCPS
Smith
Amy L. Potts, Pharm.D.
Potts
Richard H. Parrish, II, BSPharm, PhD, BCPS
Parrish
Lea S. Eiland, PharmD, BCPS, FASHP
Eiland
Peter N. Johnson, Pharm.D., BCPS
Johnson
Nathan Painter, Pharm.D., CDE
Painter
Chasity M. Shelton, PharmD, BCPS, BCNSP
Shelton
Hanna Phan, Pharm.D., BCPS
Phan
Rebecca S. Pettit, Pharm.D., M.B.A.
Pettit
Michelle L. Rager, Pharm.D., BCPS
Rager
Andrea Pallotta
Pallotta
Joseph M. LaRochelle, Pharm. D.
LaRochelle
Mate M. Soric, Pharm.D., BCPS
Soric
Stefanie C. Nigro, Pharm.D.
Nigro
Ambulatory Care PRN

The Ambulatory Care PRN group recognizes Stefanie C. Nigro, Pharm.D., BCACP, BC-ADM and Mary H. Parker, Pharm.D., BCPS (AQ Cardiology).

Stefanie C. Nigro, Pharm.D., BCACP, BC-ADM is an Assistant Clinical Professor at MCPHS University School of Pharmacy. She is an active member of the Ambulatory Care PRN, serving as a member of the Communications Committee. She has also taken the lead for a PRN Opinion Paper on the Patient-Centered Medical Home (in its final stages). Dr. Nigro was also awarded a PRN Walk Rounds Poster Presentation Award at the 2012 Annual Meeting.

Mary H. Parker, Pharm.D., BCPS (AQ Cardiology) is a Clinical Pharmacist Specialist at the Durham VA Medical Center. She is an active member of the Ambulatory Care PRN and the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists (NCAP). She is the 2011 recipient of their Innovative Practice Award and is the 2013 President of NCAP.

Endocrine and Metabolism PRN

The Endocrine and Metabolism PRN group recognizes Amy Calabrese Donihi, Pharm.D., BCPS, Michelle Rager, Pharm.D., BCPS, CDE, and Nathan Painter, Pharm.D., CDE.

Amy Calabrese Donihi, Pharm.D., BCPS is an Associate Professor of Pharmacy and Therapeutics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy and Clinical Pharmacist at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. She has been active in the Endocrine and Metabolism PRN for multiple years. She has served as a member on every committee within the PRN. In previous years, she has taken the lead on multiple charges, such as the PRN poster presentation at the Annual Meeting. This year, she is a member of the Networking Committee. On every committee, Dr. Donihi has been an active member and collaborates with others to accomplish the main task. She has always been willing to volunteer when needed for the Endocrine and Metabolism PRN.

Michelle Rager, Pharm.D., BCPS, CDE is an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Shenandoah University Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy. She has been active in the Endocrine and Metabolism PRN for several years. She served as a member of the Networking Committee last year, and has been a productive Chair of this PRN committee for 2012-2013. Dr. Rager has assisted with recruitment and selection of a candidate for the PRN resident scholarship for the ACCP Spring Meeting. In addition, she will collaborate with the Ambulatory Care PRN for Research Walk Rounds and will organize the PRN’s Networking Session at the upcoming Annual Meeting. She has always been willing to volunteer when needed for the Endocrine and Metabolism PRN.

Nathan A. Painter, Pharm.D., CDE is an Associate Clinical Professor at UC-San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. He has been active in the Endocrine and Metabolism PRN for multiple years. He has been a member of numerous committees by volunteering to serve on one committee per year, and currently is serving as Chair for the Research Task Force. He is taking the lead on two main charges to the PRN Task Force: investigating a PRN-sponsored residency research grant and submitting a PRN research proposal to PBRN.

Pediatrics PRN

The Pediatrics PRN group recognizes Marcia L. Buck, Pharm.D., FCCP, FPPAG; Chasity M. Shelton, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCNSP; Lea S. Eiland, Pharm.D., BCPS, FASHP; and Peter N. Johnson, Pharm.D., BCPS.

Pediatric pharmacy has long been recognized for its unique practices and specialized training. Drs. Johnson, Buck, Eiland, and Shelton representing PPAG, ACCP, ASHP, and APhA respectively, have worked to develop the petition to the Board of Pharmacy Specialties for a pediatric board specialty exam. This petition provided evidence of the need, demand, specialized knowledge and functions, and education of pediatric pharmacists. The petition explained why a specialty in pediatrics is warranted, and is currently under review by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties.

  1. Marcia L. Buck, Pharm.D., FCCP, FPPAG is the Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator at University of Virginia Children's Hospital; Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Virginia School of Medicine; and Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Virginia School of Nursing.
  2. Chasity M. Shelton, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCNSP is an Assistant Professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital.
  3. Lea S. Eiland, Pharm.D., BCPS, FASHP is a Clinical Professor and Associate Department Head of Pharmacy Practice at Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy. She is also a Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine Huntsville Regional Medical Campus.
  4. Peter N. Johnson, Pharm.D., BCPS is an Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy: Clinical and Administrative Sciences, at the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy and Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine.

The Pediatrics PRN group would also like to recognize Varsha Bhatt-Mehta, MS, Pharm.D., FCCP; Marcia L. Buck, Pharm.D., FCCP, FPPAG; Allison Chung, Pharm.D., BCPS, AE-C; Elizabeth Farrington, Pharm.D., FCCP, FCCM, BCPS; Tracy M. Hagemann, Pharm.D., FCCP; David S. Hoff, Pharm.D., FCCP; Joseph M. LaRochelle, Pharm.D.; Rebecca S. Pettit, Pharm.D., MBA, BCPS; Hanna Phan, Pharm.D., BCPS; Amy L. Potts, Pharm.D., BCPS; Katherine P. Smith, Pharm.D., BCPS; and Richard H. Parrish, II, BS Pharm., PhD, BCPS.

This group, as representatives of the Pediatrics PRN and PPAG, collaborated in writing the position statement, “Recommendations for Meeting the Pediatric Patient's Need for a Clinical Pharmacist: A Joint Opinion of the Pediatrics Practice and Research Network of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group.” This work involved over 2 years of coordination, teamwork, and dedication to bring forth recommendations for improving the quality and quantity of pediatric pharmacy education, from student to resident to practitioner.

  1. Varsha Bhatt-Mehta, MS (CRDSA), Pharm.D., FCCP, Department of Pharmacy, Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, University of Michigan
  2. Marcia L. Buck, Pharm.D., FCCP, FPPAG, University of Virginia Children’s Hospital, University of Virginia Schools of Medicine and Nursing
  3. Allison M. Chung, Pharm.D., BCPS, AE-C, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy and the Department of Pediatrics, University of South Alabama School of Medicine
  4. Elizabeth A. Farrington, Pharm.D., FCCP, FCCM, FPPAG, BCPS, Department of Pharmacy, Betty H. Cameron Women’s and Children’s Hospital, New Hanover Regional Medical Center
  5. Tracy M. Hagemann, Pharm.D., FCCP, FPPAG, Department of Pharmacy: Clinical and Administrative Sciences, University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy and Director of Clinical Affairs at the Oklahoma University Medical Center
  6. David S. Hoff, Pharm.D., FCCP, Clinical Leader, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
  7. Joseph M. LaRochelle, Pharm.D., Division of Clinical and Administrative Sciences, Xavier University of Louisiana College of Pharmacy and Department of Pediatrics, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
  8. Rebecca S. Pettit, Pharm.D., MBA, BCPS, Department of Pharmacy, Riley Hospital for Children, Indiana University Health
  9. Hanna Phan, Pharm.D., BCPS, Departments of Pharmacy Practice and Science and Pediatrics, Colleges of Pharmacy and Medicine, University of Arizona
  10. Amy L. Potts, Pharm.D., BCPS, Department of Pharmacy, Monroe Carell Jr Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt
  11. Katherine P. Smith, Pharm.D., BCPS, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Roseman University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy
  12. Richard H. Parrish, II, BS Pharm., PhD, BCPS, Clinical Practice Leader – Pediatric Pharmacy for Alberta Health Services Regional Pharmacy Service
Ohio College of Clinical Pharmacy

The Ohio College of Clinical Pharmacy recognizes Andrea Pallotta, Pharm.D., BCPS and Mate Soric, Pharm.D., BCPS.

Andrea Pallotta, Pharm.D., BCPS is a Clinical Specialist-Infectious Diseases and HIV Pharmacist at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. She serves the Ohio College of Clinical Pharmacy as Treasurer and is a major contributor on all committees. We appreciate her consistent support of improved patient outcomes, pharmacy resident education, and clinical pharmacy.

Mate Soric, Pharm.D., BCPS is an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Northeast Ohio Medical University. He practices Clinical Pharmacy at University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center. He started a PGY1 Residency in 2011 and is adding a Specialty Program this year. Dr. Soric serves the Ohio College of Clinical Pharmacy as the webmaster and is a major contributor to most committees. We appreciate his consistent effort to support clinical pharmacy, education, and improved patient outcomes.


July 2013
Lawrence J. Cohen, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPP
Cohen
Susan Fagan, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS
Fagan
Michele Splinter, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS
Splinter
Scott Bolesta, Pharm.D.
Bolesta
Heather Personett, Pharm.D., BCPS
Personett
Michael Bentley, Pharm.D., BCPS, FCCM
Bentley
Steve Lemon, Pharm.D., BCPS
Lemon
Bryan Lizza, Pharm.D, BCPS, FCCM
Lizza
Pamela Smithburger, Pharm.D., BCPS
Smithburger
Sandra Benavides(Caballero), Pharm.D
Benavides(Caballero)
Haley M. Phillippe, Pharm.D., BCPS
Phillippe
Kimi Ueda-Stevenson, Pharm.D., BCPS
Ueda-Stevenson
Sarah Ussery, Pharm.D., BCOP
Ussery
Central Nervous System PRN

The Central Nervous System PRN recognizes Lawrence J. Cohen, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPP; Vicki L. Ellingrod, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPP; Susan Fagan, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS; and Michele Splinter, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS.

Lawrence J. Cohen, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPP, is Associate Dean for Clinical Programs and Professor of Pharmacotherapy at University of North Texas System College of Pharmacy. Dr. Cohen recently served as President ACCP Board of Regents; Vice-Chair ACCP Board of Trustees, and member of various committees. He has worked diligently to represent ACCP and to continue the valuable work of past and current leadership. In addition, he is an approachable role model.

Vicki L. Ellingrod, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPP, is Head of the Clinical Pharmacogenomics Laboratory, Associate Professor, College of Pharmacy and Associate Professor, College of Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan. CNS PRN member Dr. Ellingrod has contributed to ACCP and the PRN as Chair ACCP Board of Trustees, a Focused Investigator Training (FIT) program mentor and advocate, and a member of various ACCP committees. She has worked diligently to represent ACCP, its mentorship programs, and has continued the valuable work of its past and current leadership. In addition, she is an approachable role model.

Susan Fagan, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS, is an Albert W. Jowdy Professor, Associate Department Head, and Assistant Dean, GHSU Program at the University of Georgia, College of Pharmacy in Augusta, Georgia. Dr. Fagan is recognized for her recent volunteer contributions including serving as Trustee of the Research Institute, Focused Investigator Training (FIT) program mentor and advocate, and member of various ACCP committees. She has worked diligently to represent ACCP, its mentorship programs, and has continued the valuable work of its past and current leadership. In addition, she is an approachable role model.

Michele Splinter, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS, is an Associate Professor at the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy. Dr. Splinter has served as president and past president for the PRN. She has worked diligently to continue the valuable work that the PRN delivers. During her leadership she developed and presented guidelines for the leadership positions to the PRN members. She has also collaborated with the Cardiology PRN members to produce a two part key article manuscript: Key Articles and Guidelines in the Acute Management and Secondary Prevention of Ischemic Stroke. This noteworthy contribution will serve to inform practitioners who are managing care for patients with ischemic stroke. In addition, she is a delightful colleague who delivers excellent product.

Critical Care PRN

The Critical Care PRN recognizes Michael Bentley, Pharm.D., BCPS, FCCM; Scott Bolesta, Pharm.D., BCPS; Mitchell Buckley, Pharm.D., BCPS, FCCM; Steve Lemon, Pharm.D., BCPS; Bryan Lizza, Pharm.D.; Heather Personett, Pharm.D., BCPS; and Pamela Smithburger, Pharm.D., BCPS.

Heather Personett, Pharm.D., BCPS, is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Critical Care at the Mayo Clinic. Scott Bolesta, Pharm.D., BCPS, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at Nesbitt College of Pharmacy and Nursing at Wilkes University. They are recent chairs of the Communications Committee within the PRN and have contributed much time and effort to developing a Critical Care PRN Newsletter.

Michael Bentley, Pharm.D., BCPS, FCCM, is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Critical Care at Roanoke Carillion Clinic. He has served as Chair of the Critical Care PRN Travel Award Committee, and is responsible for reviewing applications for awards and arranging presentations at the ACCP Annual Meeting.

Mitchell Buckley, Pharm.D., BCPS, FCCM, is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Critical Care at Banner Health Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona. He has served as Chair of the PRN's Program Committee for the ACCP Annual Meeting, and has also been very involved in the PRN. He is the current Chair-Elect.

Steve Lemon, Pharm.D., BCPS, is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Critical Care at the University of Florida/Shands Healthcare. He has served as Chair of the Member Recognition Committee and has been very involved in submitting qualified names for various ACCP awards.

Bryan Lizza, Pharm.D., is a Critical Care Pharmacist in the SICU at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Bryan chairs the Critical Care PRN Student, Resident, and Fellow Committee, and under his leadership the PRN has experienced a significant increase in student and postgraduate trainee involvement in the PRN.

Pamela Smithburger, Pharm.D., BCPS, is an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy and Therapeutics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy. Pam served as the inaugural chair of new PRN Research Committee, which has established several new funding opportunities for students, residents, and attending pharmacists.

Education and Training PRN

The Education and Training PRN recognizes Sandra Benavides, Pharm.D., and Haley M. Phillippe, Pharm.D., BCPS.

Sandra Benavides (Caballero), Pharm.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Benavides has been instrumental in the Education and Training PRN’s endeavors to partner with the ACCP student activities over the last few years. Subsequently, these efforts resulted in awarding the PRN’s first student/resident/fellow travel award to the 2012 ACCP Annual Meeting. In addition, Dr. Benavides has served tirelessly as a leader within the PRN assisting with nominations as well as helping move the PRN forward. Dr. Benavides has also used her clinical skills in the area of pediatrics to serve as one of the Lead Editors for Pediatric Pharmacotherapy, a comprehensive textbook focused on pediatric patients’ pharmacotherapy needs.

Haley M. Phillippe, Pharm.D., BCPS, is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice with the Harrison School of Pharmacy at Auburn University and UAB Division of Family Medicine. As chair of the Education and Training PRN’s Networking Committee for the past 5 years, Dr. Phillippe has continued to work to offer mock interviews to students and residents at ACCP’s Annual Meeting each October. This has required her to partner with and coordinate PRN and non-PRN members to ensure that adequate volunteers are available to interview all of the students, residents, and fellows. The mock interview session has grown each year with last year’s attendance of 60 interviewees (students/residents) and 42 interviewers, which allowed interviewees to have at least 2 mock interviews. Dr. Phillippe’s leadership and passion about giving future practitioners opportunities to network with current practitioners has been an important part of the PRN’s efforts to reach students, residents, and fellows the last few years.

Immunology/Transplantation PRN

The Immunology/Transplantation PRN recognizes Kimi Ueda-Stevenson, Pharm.D., BCPS.

Kimi Ueda-Stevenson, Pharm.D., BCPS, is a Kidney/Pancreas Transplant Clinical Pharmacist at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, California. She is a past-chair and current active member of the PRN. For the past two years, she has also served on the Nominations Committee. She has been instrumental in coordinating the nominations of individuals for all the ACCP awards as well as nominations of fellows.

Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy

The Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy recognizes Sarah Ussery, Pharm.D., BCOP.

Sarah Ussery, Pharm.D., BCOP, is a Medical Science Liaison at Bristol-Myers Squibb. She has made contributions to the literature with the following publications in the past two years:

Shah SR, Gressett Ussery SM, Dowell JE, Marley E, Liticker J, Arriaga Y, Verma U. Shorter bevacizumab infusions do not increase the incidence of proteinuria and hypertension. Annals of Oncology. Sept 2012;epub ahead of print:1-6.

Jean GW, Keisner SV, Gressett Ussery SM, Dowell JE, Shah SR. Risk of renal failure in cancer patients with bone metastasis treated with renally adjusted zoledronic acid. Support Care Cancer. 2012;20(1):87-93.

In addition, she has two pending, actively submitted publications:

Whittington B, Gressett Ussery SM, Kelly KC, Little BB, Dowell JE, Shah SR. An evaluation of the effect of acid suppressive therapies on erlotinib efficacy in non-small cell lung cancer. Submitted for publication in January 2013 to Cancer Journal.

Welch TL, Gressett Ussery SM, Kelly KC, Dowell JE, Shah SR. Increased incidence of recurrent venous thrombemoblism in cancer patients receiving bevacizumab. Submitted for publication in October 2012 to Cancer Journal.


January 2013
Robert Lee Page II, Pharm.D., MSPH, FCCP, FAHA, FASHP, FASCP, BCPS, CGP
Page
Heather Nyman, Pharm.D., BCPS
Nyman
Thomas Dowling, Pharm.D., Ph.D., FCCP
Dowling
Joanna Hudson, Pharm.D., BCPS, FCCP
Hudson
Wendy St. Peter, Pharm.D, FCCP, BCPS
St. Peter
Thomas Nolin, Pharm.D., Ph.D., FCCP
Nolin
; Judy Cheng, Pharm.D., MPH, FCCP, BCPS
Cheng
Amy Barton Pai, Pharm.D., BCPS, FASN, FCCP
Pai
Chai Low, Pharm.D., BCPS
Low
Mark Mills, Pharm.D., BCPS
Mills
William Dager, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS
Dager
Michael Schwenk, Pharm.D.
Schwenk
Mariann Churchwell, Pharm.D., BCPS
Churchwell
Gary Matzke, Pharm.D., FCCP, FASN
Matzke
Cardiology Practice and Research Network

The Cardiology PRN recognizes Robert Lee Page II, Pharm.D., MSPH, FCCP, FAHA, FASHP, FASCP, BCPS, CGP.

Robert Page is an Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and Physical Medicine as well as Clinical Specialist at the University of Colorado, School of Pharmacy. Dr. Page has made it his mission to further the role of the pharmacist as a key member of the health care team in cardiology. Dr. Page has served as the only pharmacist member of the American Heart Association’s writing committees. These committees put forth key practice recommendations which have included the role of the pharmacist. Dr. Page has also spear-headed collaborative educational sessions between the Cardiology PRN and the American Heart Association, and the Heart Failure Society of America.

Nephrology Practice and Research Network

The Nephrology PRN recognizes the authors and reviewers of the publication “Comparative Evaluation of the Cockcroft-Gault Equation and the Modification of Diet in Renal Disease (MDRD) Study Equation for Drug Dosing”.

Authors: Heather Nyman, Pharm.D., BCPS; Thomas Dowling, Pharm.D., Ph.D., FCCP; Joanna Hudson, Pharm.D., BCPS, FCCP; Wendy St. Peter, Pharm.D, FCCP, BCPS; Melanie Joy, Pharm.D., Ph.D., FCCP; and Thomas Nolin, Pharm.D., Ph.D., FCCP.

Reviewers: Sarah Tomasello, Pharm.D., BCPS; Judy Cheng, Pharm.D., MPH, FCCP, BCPS; Amy Barton Pai, Pharm.D., BCPS, FASN, FCCP; Chai Low, Pharm.D., BCPS; Meri Hix, Pharm.D., BCPS, CGP; Mark Mills, Pharm.D., BCPS; Rolee Das, Pharm.D., BCPS; Lori Wazny, Pharm.D.; William Dager, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS; William Spruill, Pharm.D., FCCP; Michael Schwenk, Pharm.D.; Mariann Churchwell, Pharm.D., BCPS; Rebecca Maxson, Pharm.D.; and Gary Matzke, Pharm.D., FCCP, FASN.

In November 2011, the Nephrology PRN’s opinion statement on the use of Cockcroft-Gault and MDRD equations for drug dosing was published in Pharmacotherapy. Authors spent countless hours over two years to research, debate, and revise the document. Members of the PRN also spent much time reviewing drafts of the manuscript at various points along its path to publication. The efforts of these members were substantial due to the complicated nature of the topic.


June 2012
Alexderder Flannery, Pharm.D.
Flannery
Tiffany Pon, Pharm.D.
Pon
Lydia Rabbaa Khabbaz
Khabbaz
Soha Sinno
Sinno
Kirsten La, Pharm.D.
La
Sally Rafie, Pharm.D.
Rafie
David Lourwood, Pharm.D.
Lourwood
ACCP National StuNet Advisory Committee

The National StuNet Advisory Committee recognizes Alexander Flannery, Pharm.D. and Tiffany Pon, Pharm.D.

Alexander Flannery, Pharm.D., is a PGY1 Pharmacy Resident at the Medical University of South Carolina and South Carolina College of Pharmacy. He served on the ACCP National StuNet Advisory Committee in 2009-10 and 2010-11, serving first as a Member-at-Large and then served as Secretary. Dr. Flannery’s contributions over these two years have been instrumental in bringing innovative brainstorming and forethought to the Committee. He was a leader on subcommittee work, most notably working to publish a commentary written by StuNet, updating the ACCP Clinical Compass, and helping to enhance and broaden the depth of StuNet involvement in colleges and schools of pharmacy throughout the country.

Tiffany Pon, Pharm.D., is a PGY1 Pharmacy Resident at University of California, Davis Medical Center. She was a Member-at-Large in 2010-11. She consistently approached all committee work with an idea of the bigger picture and consideration of the future within clinical pharmacy. Her energetic attitude and keenness for detailed, complete, sincere work aided in the Committee’s success. Most notably, Dr. Pon’s sustained contributions to the completion of a commentary publication written by StuNet, as well as her passion for clinical pharmacy and current pharmacy students, set her apart.

Middle East Chapter of Clinical Pharmacy

The Middle East Chapter of Clinical Pharmacy recognizes Ziad Nassour; Leila Khoury; Randa Aoun; Georges Sili; Lydia Rabaa Khabbaz, Pharm.D., Ph.D.; Lama Soubra, Pharm.D., Ph.D.; Soha Sinno; Ruba Eed; Ziad Damergi; and Rony Zeenny.

The Middle East Chapter would like to recognize the members of the Lebanese Order of Pharmacists: Ziad Nassour; Leila Khoury; Randa Aoun; Georges Sili; Lydia Rabaa Khabbaz, Pharm.D., Ph.D.; Lama Soubra, Pharm.D., Ph.D.; Soha Sinno; Ruba Eed; Ziad Damergi; and Rony Zeenny. This committee was appointed by the Lebanese Order of Pharmacists in April 2010 to put together the regulations that are going to govern the implementation of Clinical Pharmacy in Lebanon. The committee members utilized the documents and white papers published by the ACCP, with adaptation to Lebanon practice, including but not limited to, country laws and institution regulations. The members met on a weekly basis for more than a year and worked diligently, on a volunteer basis, to promote clinical pharmacy in Lebanon and subsequently sequentially the Middle East, since this is going to be the first regulation in this regard in the whole region. ACCP is not only influencing the practice of Clinical Pharmacy within the United States, but rather contributing to the advancement of Clinical Pharmacy practice in the Middle East Region.

1. Ziad Nassour is the President of the Lebanese Order of Pharmacists in Beirut, Lebanon

2. Leila Khoury is a Consultant for the World Health Organization and is the Past President of the Lebanese Order of Pharmacists in Beirut, Lebanon

3. Randa Aoun is a Technical Manager at Droguerie Mercury in Beirut, Lebanon

4. Georges Sili is a Community Pharmacist at Sili Pharmacy in Beirut, Lebanon

5. Lydia Rabaa Khabbaz, Pharm.D., Ph.D., is a Faculty of Pharmacy at the University Saint Joseph – School of Pharmacy in Beirut, Lebanon.

6. Lama Soubra, Pharm.D., Ph.D., is a Faculty of Pharmacy at Beirut Arab University – School of Pharmacy in Beirut, Lebanon

7. Soha Sinno is Adjunct Faculty at Beirut Arab University – School of Pharmacy in Beirut, Lebanon

8. Ruba Eed is an Associate Professor at the Lebanese International University School of Pharmacy in Beirut, Lebanon

9. Ziad Damergi is a Community Pharmacist at Damergi Pharmacy in Byblos, Lebanon

10. Rony Zeenny is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Lebanese American University – School of Pharmacy in Byblos, Lebanon

Southern California College of Clinical Pharmacy

The Southern California College of Clinical Pharmacy recognizes Kirsten La, Pharm.D.

Kirsten La, Pharm.D., is a Pharmacist Clinical Specialist at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. She served for 2 years as the Continuing Education Co-chair for SCCCP. She was the primary coordinator for 2 of the most successful CE events in both of the years she was on the board. She expanded the venue in which the CE was offered via webinar to 3 sites within Southern California to reach members in the vast area our membership covers. She was an extremely valuable member of the board for these 2 years and was vital in the expansion of our membership through the coordination of these events.

Women’s Health Practice and Research Network

The Women’s Health PRN recognizes Sally Rafie, Pharm.D. and David Lourwood, Pharm.D., BCPS, FCCP.

Sally Rafie, Pharm.D., BCPS, is an Assistant Professor and Clinical Pharmacist at University of California, San Diego. She is an active member of the Women’s Health PRN and has contributed by being a voice for women’s health advocacy. She led a group and published an opinion paper on OTC oral contraceptive use. In addition, she represents pharmacy at a national level in organizations focusing on reproductive health issues.

David Lourwood, Pharm.D., BCPS, FCCP, is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, MO. He is a highly involved member of the Women’s Health PRN. He always volunteers for at least 2 committees every year. This year he is an active member of the Programming and Nomination Committees. He started the Women’s Health PRN several years ago and has been contributing to its development ever since. He quietly and humbly provides leadership to better our organization each year.

Adult Medicine Practice and Research Network

The Adult Medicine PRN recognizes David Lourwood, Pharm.D., BCPS, FCCP

David Lourwood, Pharm.D., BCPS, FCCP, is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, MO. He has been an active member of the Adult Medicine PRN for many years and has always participated on our e-mail list serv. He is quick to volunteer services to the PRN and has served on various PRN committees. He is currently serving on the Nominations and Awards committee to help recognize our other valuable members.

November 2011
Heidi Brink, Pharm.D., BCPS
Brink
Carin VanDyke, Pharm.D., BCPS
VanDyke
Kristen Longstreth, Pharm.D., BCPS
Longstreth
Marissa Quinones, Pharm.D., BCPS
Quinones
Nicole Pinelli, Pharm.D., BCPS
Pinelli
Jeanette Altavela, Pharm.D., BCPS
Altavela
Daniel Longyhore, Pharm.D., BCPS
Longyhore
Midwest College of Clinical Pharmacy

The Midwest College of Clinical Pharmacy recognizes Heidi Brink and Carin VanDyke.

Heidi Brink and Carin VanDyke are third-year and fourth-year student pharmacists, respectively; Heidi at University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy and Carin at Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, both in Omaha, NE. They served as the chapter’s Student Liaisons in 2010. They planned and directed the chapter’s annual sand volleyball tournament, which was a huge success. They secured donations and the location, as well as organizing every aspect of the tournament. Due to their efforts, $843.40 was raised with $200 donated to the Creighton Magis Clinic. The Magis Clinic serves the underserved population in the community with the help of pharmacists and student pharmacists.

Ohio College of Clinical Pharmacy

The Ohio College of Clinical Pharmacy recognizes Kristen Longstreth, Pharm.D., BCPS and Pamela Moore, Pharm.D., BCPS

Kristen Longstreth, Pharm.D., BCPS is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Internal Medicine and PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Director at Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Pharmacy in Youngstown, OH. In addition, she is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Pharmacy in Rootstown, OH. Kristen has organized the pharmacy resident (PGY1 and PGY2) abstract and poster presentations, which take place at the chapter’s fall and spring meetings, respectively, for the past several years. In addition, Kristen has streamlined the process. Her time and dedication to this important part of our meetings are evident in the well-coordinated and efficient manner in which they are conducted. Kristen is well organized, meticulous, and dedicated to the chapter and its clinicians in training.

Pamela Moore, Pharm.D., BCPS is a Clinical Lead Pharmacist in Pain and Palliative Care at Summa Health System in Akron, OH. Pamela has taken charge of the chapter’s meeting planning committee for the past 3 meetings (2010-2011) and has organized the process. She kept the committee on a good timeline and directed the process in a meticulous manner. Pam has dedicated her own time above and beyond what was expected for the chapter.

Endocrine and Metabolism Practice and Research Network

The Endocrine and Metabolism PRN recognizes Marissa Quinones, Pharm.D. and Nicole Pinelli, Pharm.D.

Marissa Quinones, Pharm.D. is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Primary Care at Parkland Health and Hospital System, Southeast Dallas Health Center, in Dallas, TX. Marissa has been an active member of the Endocrine and Metabolism PRN for many years. As Secretary/Treasurer of the PRN from 2009-10, she created and implemented an on-line journal club for the PRN members, as well as creating the PRN poster for the past 2 years. Marissa is also a speaker for the upcoming PRN Focus Session and is always willing to volunteer when needed as an officer, committee member, and PRN member.

Nicole R. Pinelli, Pharm.D., M.S., CDE is an Assistant Professor at the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. She also has a shared clinical appointment in the Transplant Institute at Henry Ford Hospital where she manages patients with glucose intolerance following solid organ transplantation. Nicole has been a productive member of the Endocrine and Metabolism PRN. As the Chair of the Networking Committee for the Endocrine and Metabolism PRN for 2010-11, she assisted with recruitment and selection of a candidate for the new PRN resident scholarship for an ACCP meeting. Nicole is also a speaker for the upcoming PRN Focus Session and is always willing to volunteer when needed for the Endocrine and Metabolism PRN.

Ambulatory Care Practice and Research Network

The Ambulatory Care PRN recognizes Jeanette Altavela, Pharm.D., BCPS and Daniel S. Longyhore, Pharm.D., BCPS.

Jeanette Altavela, Pharm.D., BCPS is Vice President, Care Management and Pharmacy Services for GRIPA (Greater Rochester Independent Practice Association) in Rochester, NY. Jeanette has been a long-time member of the Ambulatory Care PRN and has worked on many committees, including chairing and vice chairing a few. She is currently the Chair of the Advocacy Committee and has worked diligently to accomplish the tasks put forth as well as tweak a few and add a few. In every position Jeanette has held within the PRN, she has always been an active member and strives to accomplish anything put before her. Jeanette is also active within ACCP in general and other PRNs, and is currently President Elect for the New York State Chapter of ACCP.

Daniel S. Longyhore, Pharm.D., BCPS is an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, PA. Dan has been the Chair of the Research and Scholarship Committee in the Ambulatory Care PRN up until this past fall when he passed the baton to a new chair. Under his leadership, the committee revitalized the selection process for the Ambulatory Care PRN seed grant as well as constructing criteria for support of the FIT program. He is a member of the Communication Committee and has been actively involved in reviewing and updating policies and procedures within the subcommittee. Dan is the current Chair-Elect of the PRN.

August 2011
Tina H. Denetclaw, Pharm.D., BCPS
Denetclaw
Sharya V. Bourdet, Pharm.D., BCPS
Bourdet
Katherine A. Yep, Pharm.D.
Yep
Anthony T. Gerlach, Pharm.D., BCPS, FCCM
Gerlach
Dustin Linn, Pharm.D., BCPS
Linn
Amy L. Dzierba, Pharm.D., BCPS
Dzierba
Kathryn A. Connor, Pharm.D.,BCPS,BCNSP
Connor
Haley M. Phillippe, Pharm.D., BCPS
Phillippe
Nancy L. Shapiro, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS
Shapiro
Heather P. Whitley, Pharm.D., BCPS, CDE
Whitley
Michael J. Peeters, PharmD, MEd, BCPS
Peeters
Sekhar Mamidi, Pharm.D.
Mamidi
Samantha A. Karr, Pharm.D., BCPS
Karr
Eric M. Tichy, Pharm.D., BCPS
Tichy
Canadian College of Clinical Pharmacy

The Canadian College of Clinical Pharmacy recognizes Tom Brown, Pharm.D.

Tom Brown, Pharm.D. is Director of the Doctor of Pharmacy Program and Associate Professor at the University of Toronto. He is also Director of Pharmacy Services at Women’s College Hospital in Toronto, Canada. Tom has served as Education Coordinator for chapter activities since 2004. He was instrumental in aiding in the planning of the Canadian Therapeutics Congress up to 2008. He originated the idea and has actively planned the implementation of the chapter’s webinar series. He is also actively involved in promoting advanced clinical practice in Canada through his leadership of the Doctor of Pharmacy Program at the University of Toronto.

Northern California College of Clinical Pharmacy

The Northern California College of Clinical Pharmacy recognizes Tina Denetclaw, Pharm.D., BCPS, Sharya Bourdet, Pharm.D., BCPS, and Katherine Yep, Pharm.D., FASCP.

Tina Denetclaw, Pharm.D., BCPS is a Clinical Pharmacist at Marin General Hospital in Greenbrae, CA and Associate Clinical Professor at the University of California in San Francisco, CA. Tina is the longest standing board member of the Northern California College of Clinical Pharmacy. She has served tirelessly in various roles which extend from Chapter President to her current role as Coordinator of Students and Residents. In all of her roles, Tina provides NCCCP with great energy and enthusiasm and a wonderful perspective on chapter history. She is an exemplary model of ACCP volunteerism at the chapter level, in her work with the Education and Training PRN, and through her support of the ACCP Research Institute.

Sharya Bourdet, Pharm.D., BCPS is a Clinical Pharmacist at the Veterans Affairs Health Systems San Francisco Health Sciences and Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California in San Francisco, CA. Sharya has served in several roles in the NCCCP chapter over the years including Membership Chair and as a Chapter President. Her excellent organizational skills have helped modernize, maintain, and update NCCCP’s membership database which has in turn allowed NCCCP the opportunity to recruit new members.

Katherine Yep, Pharm.D., FASCP is a Clinical Pharmacist at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, CA. Katherine has served as Webmaster for the chapter. Her creativity and savvy in designing and maintaining the NCCCP website has facilitated electronic event registrations and payments and has provided a central web-home for NCCCP members.

Critical Care PRN

The Critical Care PRN recognizes Tony Gerlach, Pharm.D., BCPS, Dusty Linn Pharm.D., BCPS, Scott Bolesta, Pharm.D., BCPS, Amy Dzierba, Pharm.D., BCPS, and Kathryn Connor, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCNSP.

Tony Gerlach, Pharm.D., BCPS is a Specialty Practice Pharmacist in Critical Care at Ohio State University Medical Center and Clinical Assistant Professor at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy in Columbus, OH. Tony has served as the PRN Travel Award Committee Chair, PRN Secretary/Treasurer, given invited talks at the PRN focus sessions, participated in career path round tables, and published his work in Pharmacotherapy.

Dusty Linn, Pharm.D., BCPS is a Clinical Pharmacist at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, TN and Scott Bolesta, Pharm.D., BCPS is an Assistant Professor at the Nesbitt College of Pharmacy and Nursing in Wilkes-Barre, PA. Dusty is the Chair of the Communications Committee and Scott is the Vice Chair. Over the past year, they have updated the PRN list-serve guidelines, revived the PRN newsletter, and continued the update of the PRN history document.

Amy Dzierba, Pharm.D., BCPS is a Clinical Specialist and PGY2 Critical Care Residency Director at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York, NY. Amy is currently serving as the PRN Travel Award Committee Chair. She also was an invited speaker for the PRN focus session at the 2010 Annual Meeting.

Kathryn Connor, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCNSP is a Clinical Specialist at the University of Rochester Medical Center and Assistant Professor at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY. Kathryn has served on many committees over the past two years and is the current Chair of the Recognitions Committee. She coordinated the nominations of several PRN members for ACCP awards, and she has helped develop the criteria and process for the PRN Clinical Practitioner award, Research award, Education award, and Achievement award.

Education and Training PRN

The Education and Training PRN recognizes Haley Phillippe, Pharm.D.,BCPS, Nancy Shapiro, Pharm.D., BCPS, Heather P. Whitley, Pharm.D., BCPS, CDE, Michael J. Peeters, Pharm.D., M.Ed., BCPS, Sekhar Mamidi, Pharm.D., Samantha Karr, Pharm.D., BCPS, and Tina Harrach Denetclaw, Pharm.D., BCPS.

Haley Phillippe, Pharm.D. , BCPS is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Harrison School of Pharmacy and the University of Alabama Division of Family Medicine in Auburn, AL. Haley was appointed as Co-Chair of the Networking Committee for the 2009-2010 year. Unfortunately, the appointed chair of the committee was unable to coordinate and plan both the Spring and Fall networking meetings. Haley, without question, stepped in and planned two very successful events. At the Spring Networking Lunch, a program entitled, “Best of Both Worlds: Incorporating Research into your Clinical Practice,” had standing room only with over 60 members in attendance. At the Fall Meeting, Haley organized the fourth annual mock-interview session for students and residents. The event was a success with over 40 volunteers and 25 students attending.

The Education and Training PRN would also like to recognize the Membership Committee (2009-2010):
Nancy Shapiro, Pharm.D., BCPS; Heather P. Whitley, Pharm.D., BCPS, CDE; Michael J. Peeters, Pharm.D., M.Ed., BCPS; Sekhar Mamidi, Pharm.D.; Samantha Karr, Pharm.D., BCPS; and Tina Denetclaw, Pharm.D., BCPS. The Membership Committee developed a membership survey to determine the demographics of the PRN. The survey included questions on current position, clinical practice site, involvement in resident training, teaching responsibilities, and teaching methods used. The survey was instrumental in defining the future programming needs for the PRN. Additionally, the data were used to target new members to the PRN. The committee presented the data as a poster at the 2011 Annual Meeting.

Nancy Shapiro, Pharm.D., BCPS is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Pharmacy in Chicago IL.
Heather P. Whitley, Pharm.D., BCPS, CDE is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Auburn University, Harrison College of Pharmacy in Auburn AL.
Michael J. Peeters, Pharm.D., M.Ed., BCPS is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Toledo College of Pharmacy in Toledo, OH.
Sekhar Mamidi, Pharm.D. is an Assistant Professor at Ohio Northern University in Ada, OH.
Samantha Karr, Pharm.D., BCPS is an Assistant Professor at Midwestern University, College of Pharmacy-Glendale in Glendale, AZ.
Tina Harrach Denetclaw, Pharm.D., BCPS is a Clinical Pharmacist at Marin General Hospital in Greenbrae, CA and an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of California in San Francisco, CA.

Immunology and Transplant PRN

The Immunology and Transplant PRN recognizes Eric M. Tichy, Pharm.D., BCPS and Nicole (Weimert) Pilch, Pharm.D., MS, BCPS.

Eric Tichy, Pharm.D., BCPS is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist and PGY2 Solid Organ Transplant Program Director at Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven, CT. Nicole Pilch, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS, is a Clinical Specialist and Clinical Assistant Professor at the South Carolina College of Pharmacy –Medical University of South Carolina Campus in Charleston, SC. Eric and Nicole have been major contributors on a collaborative project between ACCP and the American Society of Transplantation (AST) to publish a white paper on the role of the solid organ transplant pharmacist. Currently, the white paper has been approved by the ACCP Board of Regents and is under review with the AST Board of Directors, after which it will be submitted to the American Journal of Transplantation. Eric is also on the ACCP Planning Committee for the 2011 Annual Meeting and has been planning a joint ACCP/AST CE program on complications post-transplantation to be presented at the 2011 Annual Meeting. Nicole has also assisted the officers of the Immunology/Transplantation PRN behind the scenes with ideas for focus sessions, speakers, business meeting topics, etc. She was also an invited speaker at the Immunology/Transplantation Focus Session at the 2010 Annual Meeting.


November 2010
Robert L. Page, II, Pharm.D.,MSPH,FCCP
Page
Sarah A. Spinler, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS
Spinler
Barbara S. Wiggins, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS
Wiggins
Robert L. Talbert, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS
Talbert
Samuel G. Johnson, PharmD,BCPS,AQ-Card
Johnson
Rhonda M. Cooper-DeHoff
Cooper-DeHoff
Thomas C. Dowling, Pharm.D., Ph.D.
Dowling
Mark D. Mills, Pharm.D., BCPS
Mills
Chai L. Low, Pharm.D., BCPS
Low
Lori D. Wazny, Pharm.D.
Wazny
Allison Bernknopf, Pharm.D., BCPS
Bernknopf
Rolee Pathak, Pharm.D., BCPS
Pathak
Meri Hix, Pharm.D., BCPS, CGP
Hix
Gary R. Matzke, Pharm.D., FCCP, FASN
Matzke
Wendy L. St. Peter, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS
St. Peter
Bruce A. Mueller, Pharm.D., FCCP
Mueller
Thomas D. Nolin, PharmD, PhD
Nolin
Darren W. Grabe, Pharm.D.
Grabe
Deborah A. Pasko, Pharm.D.
Pasko
Lisa C. Hutchison, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS
Hutchison
Todd P. Semla, MS, Pharm.D., BCPS, FCCP, AGSF
Semla

Cardiology Practice and Research Network

The Cardiology PRN would like to recognize Robert L. Page II, Pharm.D., MSPH, FCCP, FAHA, FASHP, BCPS, CGP as the recipient of the 2010 Cardiology PRN Service Award for significant lifetime contributions and service to healthcare institutions and healthcare associations. As Chair of the Cardiology PRN, he established the PRN Awards and Recognition Committee which offered six awards to PRN members over the past two years. On behalf of the PRN, he also co-chaired an ACCP focus session in collaboration with the Heart Failure Society of America. He is currently chairing the American Heart Association (AHA) Clinical Pharmacology Committee. Through his leadership, collaborations between the AHA and the Cardiology PRN are currently being explored.

The Cardiology PRN also recognizes Sarah Spinler, FCCP, FAHA, FASHP, BCPS for her facilitation of the Hospital to Home (H2H) initiative with the American College of Cardiology (ACC), and Barbara Wiggins, Pharm.D., FCCP, FAHA, FNLA, CLS for chairing the H2H working group, a collaborative effort between ACC and the Cardiology PRN, which focuses on developing an evidenced-based quality metric for discharge counseling for patients diagnosed with myocardial infarction and heart failure.

In addition to Dr. Spinler and Dr. Wiggins, the Cardiology PRN recognizes Robert Talbert, Pharm.D., FCCP, FAHA for their efforts in establishing a platform for pharmacist leadership within the AHA. Dr. Talbert was also one of the founding members of the AHA Clinical Pharmacology Committee, and served as an AHA abstract reviewer and program committee member.

The Cardiology PRN acknowledges the contributions of Samuel Johnson, Pharm.D., BCPS as the PRN Secretary/Treasurer. Dr. Johnson is an excellent leader and team player. While in the position of Secretary-Treasurer, he sent out welcome notices to all new members to the PRN, served as editor for the Cardiology PRN Newsletter, and arranged funding for the PRN business meetings. He also assisted with the development of awards criteria for the new Cardiology PRN Awards Committee.

The Cardiology PRN expresses our gratitude to Rhonda Cooper-Dehoff, Pharm.D., MS, FACC, FAHA who was instrumental in providing writing opportunities for Cardiology PRN members in Cardiology Today. Cardiology Today is a comprehensive medical newsletter which reports on current clinical issues for the patient with cardiovascular disease.

Robert L. Page II, Pharm.D., MSPH, FCCP, FAHA, FASHP, BCPS, CGP, Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and Physical Medicine, Clinical Specialist, Division of Cardiology, University of Colorado, School of Pharmacy and Medicine, Aurora, CO.

Sarah Spinler, Pharm.D., FCCP, FAHA, FASHP, BCPS, Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, Residency Programs Coordinator, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA.

Barbara Wiggins, Pharm.D., FCCP, FAHA, FNLA, CLS, Senior Pharmacy Leader, Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center, Department of Pharmacy, Fredericksburg, PA.

Robert Talbert, Pharm.D., FCCP, FAHA, BCPS, Professor, College of Pharmacy, University of Texas at Austin, Pharmacotherapy Division, Professor, School of Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Pharmacotherapy Education & Research Center (PERC), San Antonio, TX.

Samuel Johnson, Pharm.D., BCPS, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Cardiology/Heart Failure, Department of Cardiology, Kaiser Permanente Colorado, Denver, CO.

Rhonda Cooper-Dehoff, Pharm.D., MS, FAHA, FACC, Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research and Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Colleges of Pharmacy and Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.

Nephrology Practice and Research Network

The Nephrology PRN would like to recognize Thomas C. Dowling, Pharm.D., PhD, FCP and Thomas D. Nolin, Pharm.D., PhD for providing essential guidance to the FDA pertaining to the guidelines for pharmacokinetic studies in patients with kidney disease.

The Nephrology PRN would also like to recognize Mark Mills, Pharm.D., BCPS; Chai L. Low, Pharm.D., BCPS; Rolee Pathak, Pharm.D., BCPS; Lori Wazny, B.Sc.(Pharm), Pharm.D.; and Meri Hix, Pharm.D., BCPS, CGP for volunteering to review the first draft of the PRN opinion paper entitled : “Using Cockcroft-Gault and Modification of Diet in Renal Disease Equations to Dose Medications”. The objective is to provide guidance and recommendations to practitioners in other specialties to ensure optimal outcomes for patients with chronic disease requiring pharmacotherapeutic interventions.

The Nephrology PRN would also like to recognize Gary R. Matzke, Pharm.D., FCP, FCCP, FASN, FNAP; Bruce A. Mueller, Pharm.D., FCCP, FASN; Thomas D. Nolin, Pharm.D., PhD; Wendy L. St. Peter, Pharm.D., FCCP, FASN, BCPS; Deborah A. Pasko, Pharm.D.; and Darren W. Grabe, Pharm.D. for their participation in a Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) Controversies Conference in Baltimore, Maryland in May. The objective of this conference was to explore current understanding of drug disposition in patients with acute kidney injury and chronic kidney disease. Conference attendees were divided into eight groups and asked to evaluate the evidence for different topics involving drug dosing in patients with kidney disease. Each group developed a position statement about the available evidence for their topic and gave recommendations for whether there was enough evidence to develop guidelines and they identified areas of future research. Stay tuned for further updates from this group.

Thomas C. Dowling, Pharm.D., PhD, FCP, Associate Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, Baltimore, MD.

Mark Mills, Pharm.D., BCPS, Clinical Pharmacist, Nephrology, St. John Medical Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Chai L. Low, Pharm.D., BCPS, Clinical Nephrology Pharmacist, PGY2 Nephrology Pharmacy Residency Director, VA San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego, CA.

Rolee Pathak, Pharm.D., BCPS, Clinical Assistant Professor/Clinical Coordinator, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy/Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, Englewood, NJ.

Lori Wazny, BSc (Pharm), Pharm.D., Pharmaceutical Care Coordinator, Manitoba Renal Program, Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre Department of Pharmaceutical Services, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Meri Hix, Pharm.D., BCPS, CGP, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Clinical Pharmacist - Internal Medicine, Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy, Downers Grove, IL.

Gary R. Matzke, Pharm.D., FCP, FCCP, FASN, FNAP, Professor and Associate Dean for Clinical Research and Public Policy, Director ACCP/ASHP/VCU Congressional Health Care Policy Fellow Program, School of Pharmacy, Virginia Commonwealth University-MCV Campus, Richmond, VA.

Bruce A. Mueller, Pharm.D., FCCP, FASN, Professor and Department Chair, Department of Clinical, Social, and Administrative Sciences, College of Pharmacy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

Thomas D. Nolin, Pharm.D., PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy and Therapeutics Center for Clinical Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.

Wendy L. St. Peter, Pharm.D., FCCP, FASN, BCPS, Professor, College of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota and Investigator, United State Renal Data System & Chronic Disease Research Group, Minneapolis, MN.

Deborah A. Pasko, Pharm.D., Project Manager/Clinical Pharmacist, University of Michigan Health System, Children's and Women's Project, Mott Administration, Ann Arbor, MI.

Darren W. Grabe, Pharm.D., Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Member, Albany Nephrology Pharmacy Group (ANephRx), Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine, Albany Medical College, Albany, NY.

Geriatrics Practice and Research Network

The Geriatrics PRN would like to recognize Lisa C. Hutchison, Pharm.D., MPH, BCPS, FCCP for her tremendous contribution to ACCP and the Geriatrics PRN. She is a former Chair of the Geriatrics PRN, and has been consistently involved with the PRN for many years. She serves on the Editorial Board for PSAP and has been a strong advocate to include geriatrics topics within the PSAP modules, and has been instrumental in the development of a separate geriatrics book within PSAP.

The Geriatrics PRN would also like to recognize Todd P. Semla, MS., Pharm.D., BCPS who was one of the founding members of the ACCP Geriatrics PRN, and is a former officer and Chair of the Geriatrics PRN. He has been a consistent contributor to the PRN, and a speaker for the PRN Focus sessions at ACCP meetings. He is a past member of the PSAP Editorial Board. He recently served as President of the American Geriatrics Society in 2008, and was the first non-physician to do so. This was a very high profile position, and greatly enhanced the perception of pharmacy practice within the field of geriatrics. He is extremely well respected within the field of geriatrics, and we are fortunate to have him affiliated with the PRN.

Lisa C. Hutchison, Pharm.D., MPH, BCPS, FCCP, Associate Professor, College of Pharmacy, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR.

Todd P. Semla, MS, Pharm.D., BCPS, FCCP, AGSF, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Pharmacy Benefits Management Services, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Hines, IL and Associate Professor, Clinical, Departments of Medicine and Psychiatry & Behavior Sciences, The Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.


July 2010
Julie P. Karpinski, Pharm.D., BCPS
Karpinski
Andrea McKeever, Pharm.D., BCPS
McKeever
Amy Peak, Pharm.D.
Peak
Kelly M. Smith, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP
Smith
Wendy D. Smith, Pharm.D., BCPS
Smith
Erin M. Timpe, Pharm.D., BCPS
Timpe
Kristina E. Ward, Pharm.D., BCPS
Ward
Daniel M. Riche, Pharm.D., BCPS, CDE
Riche
Jennifer N. Clements, Pharm.D., BCPS
Clements
Kim L. Kelly, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS
Kelly
Jeffrey S. Stroup, Pharm.D., BCPS
Stroup
Christopher M. Scott, Pharm.D., BCPS
Scott
Judith Jacobi, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS
Jacobi
William X. Malloy, M.S., Pharm.D., BCPS
Malloy

Drug Information Practice and Research Network

The Drug Information ACCP PRN recognizes Allison Bernknopf, PharmD, BCPS; Julie P. Karpinski, PharmD, BCPS; Andrea McKeever, PharmD, BCPS; Amy Sutton Peak, PharmD; Kelly M. Smith, PharmD, BCPS, FASHP, FCCP; Wendy Smith, PharmD, BCPS; Erin M. Timpe, PharmD, BCPS; and Kristina E. Ward, BS, PharmD, BCPS.

These eight members of the Drug Information PRN published an opinion paper entitled “Drug Information: From Education to Practice” in Pharmacotherapy 2009; 29: 331-46. The opinion paper set forth recommendations for drug information education and training. It also outlined practice areas with an emphasis on changing roles in the future.

Allison Bernknopf, PharmD, BCPS, Associate Professor of Pharmacy, Ferris State University and Drug Information Specialist, Ferris State University/Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies Drug Information Center, Kalamazoo, MI.

Julie P Karpinski, PharmD, BCPS, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Concordia University School of Pharmacy, Mequon, WI and Director of the Drug Information Center at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee, WI.

Andrea L. McKeever, PharmD, BCPS, Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Director of the Drug Information Center and Residency Program, South University School of Pharmacy, Savannah, GA.

Amy Sutton Peak, PharmD, Director of Drug Information Services, Butler University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Indianapolis, IN.

Kelly M. Smith, PharmD, BCPS, FASHP, FCCP, Associate Dean of Academic and Student Affairs and Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science, University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, Lexington, KY.

Wendy Smith, PharmD, BCPS, Drug Information Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX.

Erin M. Timpe, PharmD, BCPS, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Southern Illinois University School of Pharmacy and Director of the Drug Information and Wellness Center, Edwardsville, IL.

Kristina E. Ward, BS, PharmD, BCPS, Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of Drug Information Services, University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy, Kingston, RI.

Endocrine and Metabolism Practice and Research Network

The Endocrine and Metabolism PRN recognizes Daniel M. Riche, PharmD, BCPS, CDE; Jennifer N. Clements (Crist), PharmD, BCPS; Kim L. Kelly, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS, CEC; and Jeffrey S. Stroup, PharmD, BCPS.

Daniel M. Riche, PharmD, BCPS, CDE (Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Medicine and Clinic Coordinator, Cardiometabolic Clinic, The University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS), has been a very dynamic and dedicated member of the Endocrine & Metabolism PRN and has volunteered for many projects and services within the PRN. This past year, he was the second author on a PRN Opinion Paper for which he was an active contributor and did a great job organizing the final manuscript. He has been instrumental in organizing the PRN’s Annual Meeting Networking activities as he has served as both the chair and a very active member of the committee. This year he is serving on the Communications Committee where he has helped to create the PRN’s Journal Club. Danny has also volunteered to give several of the clinical pearl presentations at the Annual meetings. He is a natural leader and supporting member for all PRN activities.

Jennifer N. Clements (Crist), PharmD, BCPS (Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy, Winchester, VA) has been an enthusiastic volunteer within the PRN, going above and beyond many other members with her time and commitment. She has made significant contributions to each committee she has been assigned. She was very active last year in the nominations committee, including helping to establish the guidelines for the nominations procedure along with soliciting and organizing all the nominations received for the ACCP awards and PRN officers. This year she volunteered to serve on two committees and has been very active in the education committee.

Kim L. Kelly, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS, CEC (President, Kelly Diabetes Associates, LLC) has been a very active communication committee member this year and contributed greatly to the PRN. Kim was placed in charge of developing and leading a new committee charge - to develop policies and procedures for implementing an online journal club within the Endocrine PRN listserv. He developed the policy and procedures and actively involved the entire committee in providing feedback. He was the key player in the development of the online journal club and the officers and committee are grateful for his service. This was a great undertaking for which he not only met but exceeded the challenge.

Jeffrey S. Stroup, PharmD, BCPS (Associate Professor of Medicine, Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, Tulsa, OK) has been very pivotal this past year in the creation of the PRN’s first Opinion Paper. The paper was his conception and he was a driving force of the paper throughout the process. Jeff also volunteered to be a speaker at the Annual Meeting and has been very active on the Education Committee this year.

Indiana College of Clinical Pharmacy Chapter

The Indiana College of Clinical Pharmacy Chapter recognizes Chris Scott, PharmD, BCPS, FCCM; Judith Jacobi, PharmD, BCPS, FCCM; and William Malloy, MS, PharmD, BCPS.

Chris Scott, PharmD, BCPS, FCCM (Adjunct Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Director of Pharmacy, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Trauma/Surgical/Critical Care, Residency Program Director: PGY1, PGY2 Critical Care, Wishard Health Services, Indianapolis, IN) is one of two Indiana College of Clinical Pharmacy members who have been named Fellow in the Society of Critical Care Medicine. He received this Fellowship award in 2009.

Judith Jacobi, PharmD, BCPS, FCCM (Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Critical Care Residency Director, PGY2, Critical Care, Clarian Health / Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, IN) was elected the 2010 President of the Society of Critical Care Medicine. She is the first and only pharmacist to hold this office.

William Malloy, MS, PharmD, BCPS (Pharmacy Clinical Director, Pharmacy Residency Director, PGY1, Community Health Network, Indianapolis, IN) was elected the 2009 President of the Indiana Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Additionally, he was named to the Executive Board of the Indiana State Department of Health in 2009. He also served on the Indiana Medicaid Therapeutics Committee.

Mid-South College of Clinical Pharmacy Chapter

The Mid-South College of Clinical Pharmacy Chapter recognizes Shannon W. Finks, PharmD, BCPS (AQ Cardiology); Carrie S. Oliphant, PharmD, BCPS; Amy H. Manguso, PharmD; Kelly C. Rogers, PharmD; Gail Bridges, PharmD; Cyrine-Eliana Haidar, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCOP; Kelley R. Lee, PharmD, BCPS; Marilyn Lee, PharmD, BCPS; Bob Lobo, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS; Amanda M. May, PharmD; Anne Reaves, PharmD; Joseph M. Swanson, PharmD, BCPS; Melanie Swims, PharmD, BCPS; Jason Vinson, PharmD; and Mary E. D. Yates, PharmD, BCPS.

In March of 2008, leadership from the Mid-South College of Clinical Pharmacy (MSCCP) commissioned a MSCCP Task Force on Anticoagulation, comprised of pharmacy administrators, clinical pharmacy practitioners and pharmacy faculty from local hospitals within the greater Memphis area. The charge to the Task Force on Anticoagulation was to:

  1. Identify practice variations in regard to meeting The Joint Commission (TJC) National Patient Safety Goal (NPSG) 03.05.01.
  2. Develop professional collaboration among both academic and nonacademic institutions in order to share policy and protocol development.
  3. Facilitate all institutions in meeting the deadlines set forth by TJC.

The MSCCP Task Force on Anticoagulation project was successful within our city in promoting collaboration between multiple institutions and clinical practitioners. The working group, which met for over a year, was able to collaboratively offer solutions to meet NPSG03.05.01 as it related to each practice settings’ individual needs. In addition, the efforts of this group regarding TJC’s warfarin administration requirement were published in Am J Health-Syst Pharm. 2009;66:2179-88.

The following individuals served on the Task Force for Anticoagulation:

Shannon W. Finks, PharmD, BCPS (AQ Cardiology), Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy, Memphis, TN (Chair, MSCCP Task Force on Anticoagulation).

Carrie S. Oliphant, PharmD, BCPS, Cardiology/Anticoagulation Clinical Specialist, Methodist University Hospital, Memphis, TN.

Amy H. Manguso, PharmD, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Baptist Memorial Hospital, Memphis, TN.

Kelly C. Rogers, PharmD, Associate Professor, University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy, Memphis, TN.

Gail Bridges, PharmD, Clinical Specialist- Anticoagulation/Surgery, The Regional Medical Center at Memphis, Memphis, TN.

Cyrine-Eliana Haidar, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP, Clinical Pharmacist, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN.

Kelley R. Lee, PharmD, BCPS, Clinical Pharmacy Manager, LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center, Memphis, TN.

Marilyn Lee, PharmD, BCPS, Assistant Director of Pharmacy, The Regional Medical Center at Memphis, Memphis, TN.

Bob Lobo, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS, Program Director, Clinical Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Services, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN.

Amanda M. May, PharmD, Clinical Pharmacist, LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center, Memphis, TN.

Anne Reaves, PharmD, Ambulatory Care Clinical Specialist, Methodist University Hospital, Memphis, TN.

Joseph M. Swanson, PharmD, BCPS, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy, Assistant Professor of Pharmacology, University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Memphis, TN.

Melanie Swims, PharmD, BCPS, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Memphis, TN.

Jason Vinson, PharmD, Director of Pharmacy, Saint Francis Hospital – Bartlett, Bartlett, TN.

Mary E. D. Yates, PharmD, BCPS, Assistant Director, Clinical Pharmacy Services, Baptist Memorial Hospital, Memphis, TN.

February 2010
Lisa P. Phillips
Phillips
Lisa M. Avery, Pharm.D., BCPS
Avery
Luke A. Probst, Pharm.D., BCPS
Probst
Kimberly T. Zammit, Pharm.D.,BCPS, FASHP
Zammit
Kelly M. Rudd, Pharm.D., BCPS
Rudd
Jamie L Nelsen, Pharm.D.
Nelsen
Suzanne B. Wortman, Pharm.D., BCPS, BS
Wortman
Beth H. Resman-Targoff, Pharm.D., FCCP
Targoff
Rolee Pathak, Pharm.D., BCPS
Pathak
Laura B Borgelt, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS
Borgelt
Judith Smith, Pharm.D., BCOP, FCCP
Smith
Mary Beth O'Connell, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS
O'Connell
Gerald G. Briggs, B.Pharm., FCCP
Briggs

New York State Chapter

The New York State Chapter recognizes Lisa Phillips, PharmD; Lisa Avery, PharmD, BCPS.; John Noviasky, PharmD; Nabila Ahmed-Sarwar, PharmD, BCPS; Luke Probst, PharmD, BCPS; Kim Zammitt, PharmD, BCPS, FASHP; Kelly Rudd, PharmD, BCPS; and Jamie Nelsen, PharmD, DABAT.

This group of individuals were instrumental in making the Annual Fall Clinical Meeting a success. Drs. Phillips, Avery, Ahmed and Noviasky were on the planning committee and created an agenda with excellent speakers. Drs. Avery, Ahmed, Phillips, Noviasky, Rudd, Zammitt and Nelsen all gave excellent presentations at the Meeting and volunteered their time to do so. With their help and expertise, the meeting had higher attendance than in past years.

Lisa Phillips, BS Pharm, PharmD, BAAP is an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at St. John Fisher College Wegmans School of Pharmacy in Rochester, NY. She is also a Clinical Ambulatory Care Specialist at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY.

Lisa Avery, BS Pharm, PharmD, BCPS is an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at St. John Fisher College Wegmans School of Pharmacy in Rochester, NY. She is also a Clinical Infectious Disease Specialist at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse, NY.

John Noviasky, BS Pharm, PharmD, BCPS is the Associate Director of Pharmacy Clinical Services at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY.

Nabila Ahmed-Sarwar, PharmD, BCPS, CDE is an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Ferris State University College of Pharmacy in Big Rapids, MI and Clinical Coordinator at Crouse Hospital in Syracuse, NY.

Luke Probst, BS Pharm, PharmD, BCPS is the Associate Director of Pharmacy Pediatric Services at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital in Syracuse, NY. He is also a Clinical Assistant Professor in both Pediatrics and Medicine at the SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Probst serves as Vice-Chair of the Institutional Review Board at SUNY Upstate Medical University.

Kimberly Zammit, PharmD, BCPS, FASHP is a Clinical Coordinator at Kaleida Health – Buffalo General Hospital in Buffalo, NY. She is also a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy.

Kelly Rudd, PharmD, BCPS is the Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Anticoagulation at the Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown, NY. She serves as a preceptor for Albany College of Pharmacy of Union University in Albany, NY.

Jamie Nelsen, PharmD, DABAT is a Clinical Toxicologist at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY.

Adult Medicine PRN

The Adult Medicine PRN recognizes Suzanne B. Wortman, BS, PharmD, BCPS, Beth H. Resman-Targoff, BS, PharmD, FCCP, and Rolee Pathak, PharmD, BCPS.

Suzanne B. Wortman, BS, PharmD, BCPS is Clinical Pharmacist at DuBois Regional Medical Center in DuBois, PA. Dr. Wortman worked extensively last year as the Chair of the Adult Medicine PRN Nominations Committee. In addition, she was greatly involved in the creation of the Adult Medicine PRN history paper and poster that was presented at the Annual Meeting in October 2009 for ACCP's 30th Anniversary celebration. She previously served as chair for the PRN and currently serves on a variety of committees within the PRN.

Beth H. Resman-Targoff, BS, PharmD, FCCP is Clinical Professor, Department of Pharmacy: Clinical and Administrative Sciences, University of Oklahoma (OU) College of Pharmacy in Oklahoma City, OK and a Clinical Pharmacist in Adult Medicine at the OU Medical Center. Dr. Resman-Targoff is recognized for her work on the Adult Medicine PRN history paper and poster that was presented at the Annual Meeting in October 2009. She is also actively involved in the Programming and Newsletter Committees for the Adult Medicine PRN.

Rolee Pathak, PharmD, BCPS is Clinical Assistant Professor at Ernest Mario College of Pharmacy, Rutgers University and Clinical Coordinator at New Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, Piscataway, NJ. Dr. Pathak is current Secretary/Treasurer for the Adult Medicine PRN. Over the past few years she has been extensively involved in the Social/Networking committee for the Adult Medicine PRN and has served both as the chair and an active member of this committee.

Pharmaceutical Industry PRN

The Pharmaceutical Industry PRN recognizes Clara K Song, PharmD.

Clara Song is a Senior Manager, Global Clinical and Medical Affairs, Hemophilia Therapeutic Area at Baxter Healthcare Corporation. Dr. Song has been a steady and significant contributor to numerous Pharmaceutical Industry PRN activities over the past 3 years as Secretary/Treasurer (2006-2009) helping to keep the PRN active and engaged in the College’s programs. Of particular note, she has been exceptional in keeping the multiple Chairs and Chairs-elect of the PRN on track related to upcoming timelines and due dates in a way that facilitated meeting deadlines related to programming and networking forums. These activities are essential to sustain a viable PRN. More important than simply her organizational skills, however, was the sustained commitment Clara has made to the PRN as evidenced by her leadership in the development of the History of the Pharmaceutical Industry PRN poster presented at the 2009 Annual Meeting, her contributions to the PRN programming committees over the past several years and service on nearly every task force and project of the PRN. Any Chair would welcome the enthusiasm, professionalism, and quality of work that Clara has provided to the PRN.

Women's Health PRN

The Women's Health PRN recognizes Laura M. Borgelt, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS; Karim Anton Calis, PharmD, MPH, FASHP, FCCP; Mary Beth O'Connell, PharmD, BCPS, FASHP, FCCP; Judith A. Smith, PharmD, FCCP, BCOP and Gerald G. Briggs, BPharm, FCCP.

Laura M. Borgelt, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS (Associate Professor, University of Colorado, Denver Anschutz Medical Campus, Schools of Pharmacy and Medicine), Karim Anton Calis, PharmD, MPH, FASHP, FCCP (Clinical Reviewer, Division of Metabolism and Endocrinology Products, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, FDA), Mary Beth O'Connell, PharmD, BCPS, FASHP, FCCP (Associate Professor, Wayne State University, Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Pharmacy Practice Department; Geriatric Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Specialist, Detroit Medical Center) and Judith A. Smith, PharmD, FCCP, BCOP (Associate Professor and Director of Pharmacology Research, Department of Gynecology Oncology, Division of Surgery and Director, Translational Research Fellowship, Division of Pharmacy, The UT MD Anderson Cancer Center) are recognized for serving as editors of the ground-breaking publication: “Women’s Health Across the Lifespan: A Pharmacotherapeutic Approach.” This is the first book geared towards pharmacy students and pharmacists on the pharmacotherapeutic management of women’s health issues.

Gerald G. Briggs, BPharm, FCCP is Clinical Pharmacist Specialist at Obstetrics/Gynecology Clinics in Memorial Care Center for Women, Miller Children’s Hospital in Long Beach, CA. Mr. Briggs serves as editor for “Disease, Complications and Drug Therapy in Obstetrics: A Guide for Clinicians,” a landmark book covering the use of drugs in pregnancy.


October 2009

Militello

Jaoude

Jackevicius

Cleary

Corbett

Fagan

Altavela

Tisdel

Martin

Neal

Ohio College of Clinical Pharmacy

The Ohio College of Clinical Pharmacy (OCCP) recognizes Michael A. Militello, PharmD, BCPS.

Michael A. Militello, PharmD, BCPS (Cardiology Clinical Specialist, The Cleveland Clinic) has been instrumental in developing, maintaining and expanding the Ohio Chapter’s website, www.occpweb.org over the past decade. This past spring, he spent a vast amount of time developing the site so that Spring Meeting materials could be posted online. Dr. Militello also worked diligently to ensure that the website functioned seamlessly so that chapter members could access all necessary materials for the meeting. In the end, this saved a significant amount of resources by avoiding the need to print and package program materials.

Middle East Chapter of Clinical Pharmacy

The Middle East Chapter of ACCP recognizes Cynthia Abou Jaoude, PharmD and Shereen Nabhani Gebara, PharmD, BCOP.

Cynthia Abou Jaoude, PharmD (Pharmacy Owner, Cynthia’s Pharmacy, Mount Lebanon, Lebanon) and Shereen Nabhani Gebara, PharmD, BCOP (Senior Lecturer, Pharmacy Practice, Kingston University, UK) collaborated on a project to increase awareness of the Lebanese drug market which is open to the United States, Europe and Arab countries. They developed a “Look-Alike Sound-Alike Lebanese List” of different brand and generic drugs. The project was a success and was presented at the Annual Lebanese Order of Pharmacists Conference in October 2008.

Southern California College of Clinical Pharmacy

The Southern California Chapter of ACCP (SCCCP) recognizes Cynthia Jackeviscius, PharmD, MS, BCPS and Kelly Lee, PharmD, BCPP.

Cynthia Jackevicius, PharmD, MS, BCPS (Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Western University of Health Sciences Clinical Pharmacotherapy Specialist, Cardiology, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System Adjunct Scientist, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences) has contributed to the practice area of cardiology through her exceptional activities in clinical research. She has recently published in The New England Journal of Medicine, Circulation and Pharmacotherapy. She has served as a moderator, reviewer for meeting abstracts and the Pharmacotherapy Self-Assessment Program series, and served on the task force for the Cardiology PRN focus sessions. Dr. Jackevicius serves as a role model for pharmacy practitioners.

Kelly Lee, PharmD, BCPP (Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of California San Diego) has been actively involved with ACCP as a member of the Central Nervous System and Women’s Health PRN. She is this year’s Chair Elect of the Central Nervous System PRN. She was the recipient of the 2009 Investigator Development Research Award from ACCP for her research “Genetic Predictors of Valproic Acid Response in Patients with Bipolar Disorder." Dr. Lee has authored several books for the PSAP module and serves as a School of Pharmacy ACCP Student Liaison. She has been on the program committee for an ACCP spring meeting, a poster reviewer and reviewer for the “Annals of Pharmacotherapy.” She has also been an active member and board member of the Southern California Chapter of ACCP. Beyond her involvement with ACCP, Dr. Lee has also contributed greatly to the practice area of psychiatry through her activities in clinical research and involvement with College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP).

Infectious Diseases Practice and Research Network

The Infectious Diseases PRN recognizes John Cleary, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS and Amanda Corbett, PharmD, BCPS.

John Cleary, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS (Vice Chair for Research, Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Research Professor in the Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Mississippi Schools of Pharmacy and Medicine) has served as a member of the ACCP Research Institute’s Board of Trustees and recently accepted added responsibilities as their treasurer. Additionally, John has volunteered as a mentor for the Focus Investigator Training (FIT) program sponsored by the ACCP Research Institute each July. He participated last year and will serve again this year, helping the members of the Infectious Disease PRN position themselves for larger funding opportunities.

Amanda Corbett, PharmD, BCPS, AAHIVE (Clinical Assistant Professor, Eshelman School of Pharmacy and School of Medicine, Clinical Associate, Center for AIDS Research, Pharmacologist, AIDS Clinical Trials Group, University of North Carolina) has served in several capacities for the Infectious Disease PRN and ACCP. She previously served as Secretary-Treasurer for the PRN and currently serves as StuNet Liaison for the PRN as well. As StuNet Liaison, Amanda has worked with the current officers in completing meeting agendas, involving students in meetings of the PRN and advising the members on needs of the students. For ACCP, she is currently the Awards Committee Chair and School of Pharmacy StuNet Liaison. In addition, she served as the first Vice Chair of the Awards Committee prior to her service as the chair.

Central Nervous System Practice and Research Network

The Central Nervous System PRN recognizes Susan C. Fagan, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS.

Susan C. Fagan, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS (Albert W Jowdy Professor of Pharmacy Care, Associate Head, Department of Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy, Assistant Dean, College of Pharmacy University of Georgia, and Co-director, Program in Clinical and Experimental Therapeutics, University of Georgia and Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center) has been a member of ACCP since 1984 and has volunteered her time in many capacities, including presentations, abstract reviewer, poster judge, and various administrative positions. She continues to be an active member of the Central Nervous System PRN and has served as Chair of that group. Her current roles in ACCP are as Chair of the ACCP Research Institute Board of Trustees and member of the Pharmacotherapy Editorial Board.

Ambulatory Care Practice and Research Network

The Ambulatory PRN recognizes Jeanette Altavela, PharmD, BCPS, Karen Tisdel, PharmD, BCPS, CDE, CCRC and Melissa Blair, PharmD, FCCP, FASHP, BCPS, CDE.

Jeanette Altavela, PharmD, BCPS (Director, Care Management and Pharmacy Services, Greater Rochester Independent Practice Association, Rochester, NY) worked extensively last year as the Chair of the Ambulatory Care PRN Communications Committee. She worked with 13 other members to accomplish a number of goals. Most importantly, her committee helped to finalize the newest edition of the Ambulatory Care PRN Survival Guide, ensured publication of the PRN newsletter, and revised the policies and procedures for the use of the PRN Listserv.

Karen Tisdel, PharmD, BCPS, CDE, CCRC (Clinical Pharmacotherapy Specialist, Diabetes Health Center, McGuire VA Medical Center, Richmond, Virginia) is recognized for her work as the Editor of the Ambulatory Care PRN Newsletter. This newsletter is distributed twice per year to all PRN members and provides an update of the PRN’s activities. In addition, the newsletter provides other clinical updates, pearls, and interviews with PRN members. Karen has served as the Editor for this publication for a number of years and is really committed to ensuring a high-quality, professional publication.

Melissa Blair, PharmD, FCCP, FASHP, BCPS, CDE (Clinical Assistant Professor, Assistant Director of Pharmacotherapy, Eshelman School of Pharmacy, University of North Carolina and Pharmacy Clinical Manager, New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Wilmington NC) is nominated for her work as the Editor of the Ambulatory Care PRN Survival Guide. This guide is a compilation of numerous practitioners’ clinical pearls, practice protocols, guidelines, and other clinical work processes related to ambulatory clinical pharmacy. Melissa worked on the updated edition of this Survival Guide for more than two years. She specifically requested an additional appointment to ensure completion of the book.

StuNet Advisory Committee

The StuNet Advisory Committee recognizes Kelly Martin, BS, PharmD Candidate and Jennifer Neal, PharmD.

Kelly Martin (PharmD Candidate, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD) has offered excellent ideas and made significant contributions to many group discussions. She also led a subgroup on researching topics for clinical competitions.

Jennifer Neal, PharmD (PGY1 Pharmacy Resident, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA) frequently volunteered and was never hesitant to do so. She was always very motivated and fostered a positive outlook. Her involvement was essential for the accomplishment of subgroup tasks especially when additional work was required.

Both Kelly and Jennifer have an amazing work ethic and they both were outstanding members to have been involved in StuNet.

July 2009

Knoppert

Holt

Farrington

Pediatric Practice and Research Network

The Pediatric PRN recognizes David C. Knoppert, MScPhm, FCCP, MSc.

David C. Knoppert, MScPhm, FCCP, MSc, (FCHSP Scientist, Children’s Health Research Institute; Liaison-Neonatology Dept of Pharmacy, St. Joseph’s Hospital, London, Ontario, Canada) has been at the forefront advocating for children’s medication use and safety. He has been instrumental in helping organize the collaboration between ACCP Pediatrics PRN, Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG), and the European Society of Clinical Pharmacy (ESCP) Paediatric SIG for the planning of the first International Pediatric Pharmacy and Clinical Pharmacology Symposium. He is a unique individual who has worked to involve all pediatric pharmacy organizations worldwide to come together and work towards improved medications for children. He keeps the Pediatric PRN updated on what is going on internationally in the area of medications for pediatrics. We are fortunate to have Dave among our PRN membership, as an active member forging new ground and linking pediatric pharmacy clinicians worldwide.

North Carolina/Triangle College of Clinical Pharmacy

The North Carolina/Triangle College of Clinical Pharmacy (TCCP) recognizes Shannon Holt, PharmD and Elizabeth Farrington, PharmD, FCCP, FCCM, BCPS.

Shannon Holt, PharmD, (PGY1 Resident, Duke University Hospital) currently serves as the “Webmaster” for TCCP. She developed the original website for the organization and has maintained it for the past two years. In addition to keeping the website updated with officer contact information, past meeting handouts, and future meeting announcements, she developed a mechanism for members to register on-line for upcoming meetings. She is currently developing a process for on-line payment of meeting fees, membership renewal, and voting. Dr. Holt has committed significant time to these initiatives and her efforts have contributed significantly to optimizing various administrative aspects of the organization.

Elizabeth Farrington, PharmD, FCCP, FCCM, BCPS (Pediatrics Clinical Specialist, UNC Hospitals and Clinics and Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacotherapy, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy) has served as a past president for TCCP. After her term she continued to work closely with the officers to identify and contact speakers, develop programming for meetings, and assist with many other administrative aspects of the organization. She has also worked diligently to engage current TCCP student members and to encourage local pharmacy students to become TCCP members. Overall, Dr. Farrington has contributed significant effort to assure TCCP will continue to flourish as an active and growing organization. Most recently she graciously agreed to serve in a recently developed position, Education Committee Chair.

January 2009

MacLaren

Kiser

Harrach

Thielke

Whelan

Hoffman-Roberts

Denetclaw

Yep
Tony Gerlach, Pharm.D., BCPS
Gerlach

Critical Care PRN

The Critical Care PRN recognizes Rob MacLaren, Tony Gerlach, and Ty H. Kiser.

Rob MacLaren, Pharm.D., BSc, FCCP, FCCM (Associate Professor, University of Colorado Denver School of Pharmacy), led the critical care portion of developing a joint Critical Care/Nephrology PRN premeeting symposium at the 2008 Annual Meeting. Rob was also involved in the development of a previous Critical Care PRN premeeting symposium a few years ago. He has a very strong commitment to developing these high-level educational programs.

Tony Gerlach, Pharm.D., BCPS (Specialty Practice Pharmacist, Critical Care, The Ohio State University Medical Center, and Clinical Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy), has served as Chair of the Awards Committee for the PRN for several years. His committee evaluates the applicants for the Critical Care PRN travel award for both the Annual and Spring meetings. This award provides $1000 for a postdoctoral individual who is presenting a poster or platform at the meeting on a critical care topic. The recipients also present their research findings at the PRN business and networking forum.

Ty H. Kiser, Pharm.D., BCPS (Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Denver School of Pharmacy), has served as Chair of the Communications Committee for the PRN for many years. His committee has been responsible for creating rules for Listserv postings as well as archiving protocols and pathways on the PRN Web site. These Internet services, which continue to serve as a great resource for clinicians, simply did not exist before Ty’s leadership.

Education and Training PRN

The Education and Training PRN recognizes Tina Harrach Denetclaw and Trish Orlando.

Tina Harrach Denetclaw, Pharm.D., BCPS (Critical Care Pharmacist, Marin General Hospital, and Associate Clinical Professor, School of Pharmacy, University of California), has been actively involved in the Education and Training PRN for several years. She has made an extraordinary effort to coordinate the networking sessions of the PRN business meetings. Because of her hard work and dedication, the PRN has been able to provide mock interviews for students attending ACCP business meetings and continuing education presentations with roundtable discussions. For the past 2 years, Tina has helped secure external funding to support the PRN meetings, and all of the activities she has coordinated have been extremely well received.

Trish Orlando, Pharm.D., FCCP (Associate Professor (Clinical) of Pharmacotherapy, University of Utah College of Pharmacy, and Pharmacy Consultant, Infectious Diseases Service, Salt Lake Veterans Affairs Medical Center), was one of the founding members of the Education and Training PRN; in 2005–2006, she was Chair and continues to be actively involved. Trish remains instrumental in supporting the PRN and its mission by volunteering her time to coordinate committee activities.

Immunology/Transplantation PRN

The Immunology/Transplantation PRN recognizes James Thielke, Amy G. Krauss, and Adele Rike Shields.

The Immunology/Transplantation PRN would like to recognize James Thielke, Pharm.D. (Clinical Pharmacist – Solid Organ Transplant, University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center, and Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Illinois College of Pharmacy); Amy G. Krauss, Pharm.D. (Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Solid Organ Transplant, Methodist University Hospital in affiliation with the University of Tennessee); and Adele Rike Shields, Pharm.D. (Research Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Cincinnati, and Transplant Clinical Pharmacist, The Christ Hospital), for their time and effort in drafting the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) PGY2 residency standards for specialty training in organ transplantation. This was a huge undertaking, from which the entire field of transplant pharmacy benefits. These three traveled to ASHP headquarters and spent long hours drafting standards to meet ASHP requirements as well as the rigorous clinical practice standards this specialty demands. Their draft, open to the PRN for comment, was implemented last year. This is a notable accomplishment; James, Amy, and Adele are very deserving of recognition for their contribution to this initiative.

Canadian College of Clinical Pharmacy

The Canadian College of Clinical Pharmacy (CCCP) recognizes Suzanne Malfair Taylor and Anne-Marie Whelan.

Suzanne C. Malfair Taylor, Pharm.D., BSc(Pharm), ACPR, BCPS, FCSHP (Executive Director, Drug Use Optimization Branch, British Columbia Ministry of Health Services, and Clinical Associate Professor, University of British Columbia), is an active member of CCCP, including President in 2006/07. She currently represents CCCP on the Education Sub-committee for the Task Force for a Blueprint in Pharmacy, a national committee that brings together representatives of various organizations to develop a blueprint for pharmacy in Canada.

Anne-Marie Whelan, Pharm.D., BSc(Pharm) (Associate Professor, College of Pharmacy, Dalhousie University, and Consultant Pharmacist, Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University), like Suzanne above, is an active member of CCCP. In 2007, she won a CCCP Research Award for her project titled, “Efficacy of Natural Health Products for Osteoporosis: What Is the Quality of Internet Patient Advice?” She will present the results of her study at the 2009 CCCP Annual Meeting. Anne-Marie also won the CCCP mini-sabbatical grant in 2008 to work with Dr. Lori Dickerson in Charleston, North Carolina, in the area of family medicine. She will be applying the experience she gains in North Carolina to support the primary care initiatives in progress in Nova Scotia and other parts of Canada.

Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy

The Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) Chapter recognizes Holly Hoffman-Roberts (Clinical Scientific Director, Cubist Pharmaceuticals). Through her efforts as Membership Coordinator, Holly increased the membership of the chapter severalfold and used her networking skills to enhance the chapter’s presence in the DFW area. She also organized two continuing education programs for the chapter membership, obtaining grants to assist with speaker and meal costs. (Anyone who has been through this process knows the tremendous amount of work involved.). These programs were well received by the membership, and again, they helped make many area clinicians aware of the DFW Chapter of ACCP.

Northern California College of Clinical Pharmacy

The Northern California College of Clinical Pharmacy (NCCCP) recognizes Tina Harrach Denetclaw, Katherine Yep, and student/resident leaders.

Tina Harrach Denetclaw, Pharm.D., BCPS (Critical Care Pharmacist, Marin General Hospital, and Associate Clinical Professor, School of Pharmacy, University of California), is recognized for her service as NCCCP Coordinator of Students and Residents, working tirelessly as a mentor for incoming board members and coordinating multiple student and resident activities. In addition to mentoring students and residents as they planned a Residency Panel and a Pediatric Seminar, Tina helped NCCCP Continuing Education coordinators secure significant funding for events. She has played a key role in increasing student and pharmacist membership. She is a valuable member of NCCCP and ACCP who deserves recognition for her hard work and dedication.

In addition, NCCCP recognizes Katherine Yep, Pharm.D., FASHP (Clinical Pharmacist at California Pacific Medical Center). Katherine, the NCCCP Webmaster, has dedicated countless hours constructing the chapter’s Web site, taking classes to refine the Web site’s operation and conducting functions of the Web site such as setting up event registration, posting information and event ads, and moderating discussion boards. She is a dedicated and reliable asset to NCCCP; without her valuable input, it would not be the strong, efficient organization it is.

Finally, NCCCP recognizes its inaugural student leaders who began with no organized student membership and only a handful of student members. Through dedication, smart planning, and careful selection of incoming student leaders, they increased student membership and student member activities to a significant and thriving level. Along with the newer student leaders, they have taken student activities many steps beyond the origin; currently, they are successfully designing, producing, and conducting the programming for students at a caliber fit for a regional chapter of ACCP. NCCCP student leaders include:

Inaugural Co-Chairs:

  • University of California San Francisco – Alycia Clark, Kristen Harter, Wendy Sui, and Christine Bang
  • University of the Pacific – Michelle Ho, Pharm.D. (currently a resident at Stanford Hospital and Clinics), and Allen Ho, Pharm.D. (currently a postdoctoral fellow at Tibotec Therapeutics)
  • Touro University – Ellena Mar
  • California Northstate – Christine Guirgius and Maureen Shelley

Incoming Co-Chairs:

  • University of California San Francisco - Steve Atallah, Jianna Tam
  • University of the Pacific - Yvonne Phan, Joy Pimentel, Jessie Kim, Tam Thai
  • Touro University - Michelle Pham, Helen Kim, Stephanie Yoo, Kelly Villegas, Bahareh Bayat