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Register Now for Upcoming GTMRx Webinar: Optimizing Medications to Improve Public Health and Address Health Disparities

Webinar details:

September 26, 2023

2–3 p.m. (ET)


Equitable access to medication optimization is key to improving health outcomes for everyone with ongoing medication needs. Join us for a discussion with public health practitioners providing clinical pharmacy services to communities that are medically underserved. Practice models will be highlighted by clinical pharmacists serving in the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) from the Indian Health Service, the Federal Bureau of Prisons, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Christina Andrade, Pharm.D., BCPS, NCPS

ACCP member Christina Andrade, Pharm.D., BCPS, NCPS, started in the USPHS Indian Health Service in Gallup Indian Medical Center (GIMC) in Gallup, New Mexico, in 2008 as a summer intern. She then graduated from Oregon State University in 2010, where she was selected for the PGY1 residency in pharmacy practice at GIMC and stayed as lead clinical pharmacist in the emergency department after graduating. She was selected as the 2016 Indian Health Service Junior Pharmacist of the Year and the 2017 Allen J. Brands PHS Clinical Pharmacist of the Year. She then served in San Antonio with the Department of Defense/Defense Health Agency in 2017 and now works as a clinical pharmacist with ICE Health Service Corps (IHSC) near Houston, Texas – serving with the advanced practitioner provider team, where she focuses on chronic diseases, immunizations, HIV, STIs, and transgender care in one of IHSC’s busiest facilities.


LCDR Monica Orsborn, Pharm.D., BCPS, CTTS

LCDR Monica Orsborn, Pharm.D., BCPS, CTTS, is a USPHS officer currently serving as the coordinator for pharmacy clinical services at the Fort Belknap Tribal Health Program in Harlem, Montana, overseeing direct care for over 200 patients. LCDR Orsborn has served in the Indian Health Service for over 12 years, concentrating her career on increasing access to medical services in rural isolated sites in Alaska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Arizona, and Montana while supporting the advancement of the pharmacy profession as providers. Before her current role, she served in numerous capacities, including inpatient, outpatient, and clinical settings, and has also held positions such as chief pharmacist in the Yankton Service Unit at Wagner, South Dakota. Before serving in the USPHS Commissioned Corps, LCDR Orsborn served in the U.S. Navy.


LT Derrick Walston, Pharm.D.

LT Derrick Walston, Pharm.D., is a USPHS pharmacist who currently serves as a clinical pharmacist at the United States Penitentiary (USP) in Atlanta, Georgia, where he works under a collaborative practice agreement that includes hepatitis, HIV, and diabetes. In addition to his institutional role, he serves as one of the regional HIV pharmacists in the Federal Bureau of Prisons, which has maintained undetectable viral loads in over 90% of these patients.


We encourage all ACCP members to promote this webinar in their professional networks to bring greater attention to the importance of clinical pharmacy services in public health. Register here for this free webinar. If you are unable to attend on September 26, a recording will be available on the GTMRx website at a later time.