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ACCP Report - November 2019

Schultz, Atyia, and Gamble Receive Best Poster Honors


Winners of the Best Poster Awards from the 2019 ACCP Annual Meeting in New York, New York, were announced Monday, October 28, 2019, after they delivered platform presentations of their research. In all, more than 800 posters were presented at the Annual Meeting. Papers described original research, innovative clinical pharmacy services and programs, case reports, systematic reviews/meta-analyses, and student, resident, and fellow research-in-progress.

Bob Schultz (right), winner of the ACCP Best Poster Award, with ACCP President Suzanne Amato Nesbit.

Bob Schultz from the Department of Pharmacy Systems, Outcomes & Policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago in Chicago, Illinois, won the Best Poster Award for his paper titled “Cost-Effectiveness of a Pharmacist-Led Medication Therapy Management Clinic: Hypertension Management.” Schultz’s coauthors were Jessica Tilton, Julie Jun, and Tiffany Scott-Horton from the Department of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Illinois at Chicago College; Danny Quach and Daniel Touchette from the Department of Pharmacy Systems, Outcomes & Policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago; and Anna Haltman from the University of Illinois College of Pharmacy.

The other finalists in the Best Poster competition were Theodore Berei from the University of Wisconsin Health in Madison, Wisconsin; Collin M. Clark from the University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in Buffalo, New York; and Besu Teshome from the St. Louis College of Pharmacy in St. Louis, Missouri. Berei’s presentation was titled “Implementation of a Thromboelastography (TEG)-Based Blood and Factor Product Algorithm in Cardiac Surgery.” Clark presented “Potentially Inappropriate Medication Prescribing Is Associated with Increased Healthcare Utilization and Costs Among Older Adults in the United States.” Clark’s coauthors were Leslie Aurelio, Steve Feuerstein, Robert Wahler, Christopher Daly, and David M. Jacobs from the Department of Pharmacy Practice at the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Buffalo, New York; and Amy Shaver from the Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health at the University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions in Buffalo, New York.

Sara Atyia (middle), winner of the ACCP Best Resident and Fellow Poster Award, with Brandon Bookstaver and Jill Kolesar.

Sara Atyia, a PGY2 critical care pharmacy resident at the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio, won the Best Resident and Fellow Poster Award for “Impact of PhORCAS References on Overall Application Score for Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency Candidates.” Aytia’s research was conducted when she was a PGY1 resident at University of Kentucky HealthCare in Lexington, Kentucky. Coauthors were Frank Paloucek from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy in Chicago, Illinois; Allison R. Butts, Douglas R. Oyler, and Aaron M. Cook from the University of Kentucky HealthCare in Lexington, Kentucky; and Craig A. Martin and Aric D. Schadler from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy in Lexington, Kentucky.

The other finalists in the Best Resident and Fellow Poster competition were Manar Kandil, a PGY2 emergency medicine pharmacy resident at the Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Illinois; and Dana Pierce, Pharm.D., a PGY1 pharmacy resident from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy in Chicago, Illinois. Kandil presented “Pain Control During the IV Opioid Shortage – A Natural Experiment.” Kandil’s research was conducted when she was a PGY1 resident at the Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois. Kandil’s coauthors were Stephanie Bennett and Sarah Zavala, also from the Loyola University Medical Center. Pierce presented “Utilization of Direct-Acting Oral Anticoagulation in Solid Organ Transplant Patients: A National Survey of Institutional Practices.” Her coauthors were Alicia Lichvar from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy; Georgina Waldman from the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts; David Salerno from the Liver Transplantation, Hepatobiliary & Transplantation Surgery program at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in New York, New York; Patrick Klem from the University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora, Colorado; and Jeong Park from the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Kelly Gamble (middle), winner of the ACCP Best Student Poster Award, with Brandon Bookstaver and Jill Kolesar.

Kelly Gamble from the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy in Savannah, Georgia, won the Best Student Poster Award for “Hidden Fluids in Plain Sight: Identifying Intravenous Medication Classes Contributing to Intensive Care Unit Fluid Status.” Gamble’s coauthors on the poster were Susan Smith and Trisha Branan from the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy; Andrea Sikora Newsome from the Augusta University Medical Center in Augusta, Georgia; W. Anthony Hawkins from the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University in Albany, Georgia; and Christopher Bland from the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy.

The other student finalists in the Best Student Poster competition were Jennifer Rodriguez from the University of Florida College of Pharmacy in Gainesville, Florida; and Anushka Tandon from the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Aurora, Colorado. Rodriguez presented “Impact of Supplementary Material on Student Perception of Knowledge.” Her coauthors were Stacy Voils and Lindsey Childs-Kean from the University of Florida College of Pharmacy in Gainesville, Florida. Tandon presented “Pharmacist-Led Pilot Targeting High-Risk Older Adults After Emergency Department Discharge in an Academic Medical Center.” Tandon’s coauthors were Danielle Fixen, Sarah Billups, Sunny Linnebur, and Scott Pearson from the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences; Gretchen Orosz and Bennett Parnes from the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora, Colorado; and Alexandra Marcus from the Office of Value-Based Performance at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado.

Each winner received a plaque. Serving as judges for the Best Student Poster competition were Kathryn Connor, Julie Murphy, Sarah Spinler, and Adrian Wong. Serving as judges for the Best Resident and Fellow Poster competition were Tracy Hagemann, Drayton Hammond, Gary Milavetz, and Kim Tallian. Serving as judges for the Best Poster competition were Michael Bottorff, Andy Miesner, Pram Kale-Pradhan, and Michael Ujhelyi.