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ACCP Report - June 2018

University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy Wins 2018 ACCP Clinical Research Challenge


Competition in the 2018 ACCP Clinical Research Challenge (CRC) began February 3 with 80 teams vying for a spot in round 2: Letter of Intent (LOI) submission. Teams achieving the top 40 scores after the initial online Journal Club Round submitted an LOI. Teams achieving the top 20 scores after round 2 were invited to compete in round 3: Research Protocol Development. Teams were tasked with developing a research proposal designed to demonstrate the clinical pharmacist’s value in providing antimicrobial stewardship services in a small, rural, critical access hospital environment.

Proposals were reviewed by the CRC Review Panel, and submissions ranking in the top one-third were sent to the CRC Oversight Panel for evaluation and selection of awards. Please join ACCP in congratulating the finalist teams and the award winners.

ACCP CRC Finalist Teams:

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Pharmacy
Oregon State University College of Pharmacy
University of Arizona College of Pharmacy
University of Hawaii at Hilo College of Pharmacy
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy
University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy
University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy
Wayne State University Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

ACCP CRC Awards:

Championship Team: University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy
Proposal Title: Antibiotic Stewardship in a Small Hospital: Overcoming Barriers with Telemedicine
Student Team Members: Karla Marz, Parker Johnson, Victoria Smith
Faculty Liaison: Ann Philbrick, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCACP

Second-Place Team: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Pharmacy
Proposal Title: The Value of a Clinical Pharmacist – Led Antimicrobial Stewardship Network: Evaluating Improved Clinical Outcomes and Cost Savings in a Critical Access Hospital
Student Team Members: Brianna Kousin, Emma Wysocki, Shannon Haberman
Faculty Liaison: Randall Heemer, Pharm.D.

Third-Place Team: Oregon State University College of Pharmacy
Proposal Title: Impact of Clinical Pharmacist – Led Delayed Prescribing of Antibiotics for Uncomplicated Urinary Tract Infections in the Emergency Department
Student Team Members: Chelsea Harmon, Rachel Proteau, Tyler Lantz
Faculty Liaison: Adrian Irwin, Pharm.D.

Fourth-Place Team: Wayne State University Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Proposal Title: Impact of a Pharmacy-Directed Intervention for the Use of Combination Vancomycin and Beta-Lactams for Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia
Student Team Members: Griffin Calme, Wasym Mando, Jessica Dare-Shih
Faculty Liaison: Melissa Lipari, Pharm.D., BCACP

Teams with the top three research proposal submissions are invited to present their research design during a poster session at the 2018 ACCP Global Conference on Clinical Pharmacy in Seattle, Washington. In addition, each student member of said teams will receive a complimentary Global Conference registration. For complete competition information, click here.

Please join ACCP in recognizing and thanking the many members of ACCP for their contributions and service to the College in advancing this important program for the College’s student members.

CRC Oversight Panel

Beth Phillips, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS (Oversight Panel Chair)
Sandra Benavides, Pharm.D., FCCP
Lori Dickerson, Pharm.D., FCCP
Doug Fish, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS-AQ ID
Anne Hume, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS
Asad Patanwala, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS

CRC Reviewer Panel

Rita Alloway, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS
Scott Benken, Pharm.D., BCPS
Kyle Burghardt, Pharm.D.
Jennifer Cocohoba, Pharm.D., BCPS
Robin Corelli, Pharm.D.
Erika Ernst, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS
Mike Ernst, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS
Rob MacLaren, Pharm.D., FCCP, FCCM
Scott Micek, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS
Tien Ng, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS
Daniel Riche, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS
Phillip Rodgers, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS
Zachary Stacy, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS
James Tisdale, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS
Joseph Vande Griend, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS

CRC Journal Club Author Panel

Kristin Bradley, Pharm.D.
Timothy Gladwell, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCACP
Rena Gosser, Pharm.D., BCPS
John Martello, Pharm.D., BCPS
Dianne May, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS
Christine Schumacher, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCACP
Elizabeth Van Dril, Pharm.D.

CRC Journal Club Reviewer Panel

William L. Baker, Pharm.D., FCCP, FACC, FAHA
Allison Bernknopf, Pharm.D., BCPS

For complete information on the CRC, visit www.accp.com/stunet/crc/eligibility.aspx.