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ACCP Report - November 2018

Choi, Eum, and Jenson Receive Best Poster Honors


The winners of the Best Poster Awards from the 2018 ACCP Global Conference on Clinical Pharmacy in Seattle, Washington, were announced Monday, October 22, 2018, after delivering platform presentations of their research. In all, more than 750 posters were presented at the Global Conference. Papers described original research, innovative clinical pharmacy services and programs, case reports, systematic reviews/meta-analyses, and student, resident, and fellow research-in-progress.


Giwon Choi, winner of the ACCP Best Poster Award.


Giwon Choi from the Department of Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, Republic of (South), won the Best Poster Award for “Development of NAT2 Genotype–Based Limited Sampling Strategies Toward Isoniazid Therapeutic Drug Monitoring in Korean Patients with Tuberculosis.” Choi’s coauthors were Eun Kyoung Chung from Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea, Republic of (South); Su Young Jung, Suhyun Lee, and Jangik Lee, also from Seoul National University; and Eun Sun Kim, Jong Sun Park, Junghan Song, and Jaeho Lee from Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul National University Hospital, Gyeonggi-do, Korea, Republic of (South).

The other finalists in the Best Poster competition were William Call from Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri; Justin Gatwood from the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy, Nashville, Tennessee; and Lytani Wilson from the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina. Call’s presentation was titled “The Clinical Impact of Intravenous Calcium Utilization in Hyperkalemia.” Call’s coauthors were Sahar Torabi, Eli Deal, and Christina Anderson, also from Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Gatwood presented “Racial and Regional Disparities in Outcomes Among Veterans Initially Adherent to Oral Antidiabetic Therapies.” Gatwood’s coauthors were Marie Chisholm-Burns, Praveen Potukuchi, Robert Davis, and Fridtjof Thomas from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee; Adriana Hung from VAMC Tennessee Valley Health System, Nashville, Tennessee; and Csaba Kovesdy from Memphis VA Medical Center, Memphis, Tennessee.


Seenae Eum, winner of the ACCP Best Resident and Fellow Poster Award.


Seenae Eum, postdoctoral research fellow in psychopharmacology and pharmacogenomics, University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, won the Best Resident and Fellow Poster Award for “Genome-wide Association Study Accounting for Medication Exposure Reveals a Significant Locus for Cognitive Performance in Psychotic Disorders.” Eum’s coauthors were Adam M. Lee and Jeffrey R. Bishop, also from the University of Minnesota; Scot K. Hill from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, North Chicago, Illinois; Ney Alliey-Rodriguez, Sarah K. Keedy, and Elliot S. Gershon from the University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois; Leah H. Rubin from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland; Lauren J. Mills and James L. Reilly from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois; Rebekka Lencer from the University of Muenster, Muenster, Germany; Elena I. Ivleva and Carol A. Tamminga from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas; Rebecca Shafee, Steven A. McCarroll, and Matcheri S. Keshavan from Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts; Richard S.E. Keefe from Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina; Godfrey D. Pearlson from Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut; Brett A. Clementz from the University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia; and John A. Sweeney from the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio.


Seenae Eum, winner of the ACCP Best Resident and Fellow Poster Award.


Rachel Jenson from the University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy won the Best Student Poster Award for “Prolonged Exposure to β-Lactam Antibiotics in Daptomycin-Nonsusceptible Staphylococcus aureus Re-establishes Daptomycin Susceptibility.” Jenson’s coauthors on the poster were Sarah Baines and Benjamin Howden from the University of Melbourne at the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity in Melbourne, Australia; Andrew Berti from Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan; and Warren Rose from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin.

The other finalists in this category were:

  • Syed Samad, University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Buffalo, New York, for “The Impact of a Pharmacist-Managed Epoetin Alfa Dosing and Monitoring Service for Hospitalized Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients at an Academic Medical Center.” Samad’s coauthors were Calvin Meaney, also from the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences; and Kimberly Zammit from Buffalo General Medical Center, Buffalo, New York.
  • Emily Hart, University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Buffalo, New York, for “Proton Pump Inhibitors and the Risk of Acute and Chronic Kidney Disease: A Retrospective Cohort Study.” Hart’s coauthors were Terry Dunn, Steve Feuerstein, and David M. Jacobs, also from the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
  • Kerui Peng, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, for “HLA-B*58:01 Carrier Status in the Minnesota Hmong: First in Hmong Genotyping for Prevalence of This Biomarker of Risk for Severe Cutaneous Adverse Reactions (SCARs) Caused by Allopurinol.” Peng’s coauthors were Robert Straka, also from the University of Minnesota; Youssef Roman from the University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii; Kathleen Culhane-Pera from West Side Community Health Services, St. Paul, Minnesota; and May Lo from Phalen Family Pharmacy, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Each winner received a plaque to commemorate this recognition of their exceptional work. Serving as judges for the Best Student Poster competition were Maya Campara, Juliana Chan, Jennifer Clements, Mike Ernst, and Rob MacLaren. Serving as judges for the Best Resident and Fellow Poster competition were Alex Flannery, Jason Lancaster, Julie Murphy, and Dustin Spencer. Serving as judges for the Best Poster competition were Dave Dixon, Joe Guglielmo, Mary Hayney, and James Tisdale.