The winners of the Best Poster Awards from the 2022 ACCP Global Conference on Clinical Pharmacy in San Francisco were announced Monday, October 17, 2022, after they delivered platform presentations of their research. In all, almost 500 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/fellow research-in-progress.
Erin Chung, ACCP Best Poster Award winner.
Erin Chung from The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, won the Best Poster Award for “Improving Precision of Vancomycin Dosing in Neonates Based on Clinical Outcomes and Population Pharmacokinetics.” Chung’s coauthors were Brianna Pelle and Winnie Seto, also from The Hospital for Sick Children.
The other finalists in the Best Poster competition were Yen Dang from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) School of Pharmacy and Health Professions in Princess Anne, Maryland; Keri Hurley-Kim from the University of California Irvine School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Irvine, California; and Vasyl Zbyrak from the Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy at Shenandoah University in Fairfax, Virginia. Dang’s presentation was “Implementation of an Interprofessional COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Program for High School Students.” Dang was the only author on her poster. Hurley-Kim presented “Effect of Metformin Use on Vitamin B12 Deficiency Over Time: A Real-World Evidence Database Study.” Hurley-Kim’s coauthors were Aryana Sepassi, Chuong Hoang Vu, Nhat Minh Dao, Lam Chau Tran, and Sarah McBane, also from the University of California Irvine School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Zbyrak’s presentation was “Factors Affecting Job Satisfaction Among Board Certified Pharmacists in Virginia.” His coauthors were Teresa Salgado, Dave Dixon, Rotana Radwan, Evan Sisson, and Lauren Pamulapati from the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy in Richmond, Virginia.
Nicholas Nelson, ACCP Best Resident and Fellow Poster Award winner.
Nicholas Nelson, a PGY2 critical care pharmacy resident at the University of Michigan Health in Ann Arbor, Michigan, won the Best Resident and Fellow Poster Award for “Analysis of Renal Function in Patients Hospitalized with COVID-19.” Nelson’s coauthors were Denise Rhoney from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and Nicholas Farina, also from the University of Michigan Health.
The other finalists in the Best Resident and Fellow Poster competition were Teresa Gennaro, a PGY2 solid organ transplant pharmacy resident at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia; and Gustavo Alvira-Arill, a pediatric infectious diseases pharmacy fellow at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Tennessee.
Gennaro presented “Impact of Proton Pump Inhibitor Utilization on Infectious Adverse Events After Kidney Transplantation.” Gennaro’s coauthors were Heather Snyder, Erika Meredith, and Fizza Abbas, also from Emory University Hospital.
Autumn Spyhalsky, ACCP Best Student Poster Award winner.
Autumn Spyhalsky from the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Buffalo, New York, won the Best Student Poster Award for “Dynamics of Urinary Biomarkers to Detect Acute Kidney Injury in Critically Ill Children Receiving Vancomycin.” Spyhalsky’s coauthors were Jin Kim, Calvin Meaney, Nicholas Smith, Dhavalkumar Shah, and Nicholas Fusco, also from the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
The other student finalists in this category were Emem Udott from Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science in Los Angeles, California; and Edith Ford from the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy in Augusta, Georgia. Udott presented “Medication Regimen Complexity as a Predictor of Diabetes Outcomes in Underserved Non-Hispanic Black Adults Living with Diabetes.” His coauthors were Sheila Melone, Magda Shaheen, and Edward Adinkrah, also from Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science; Linda Opara from CVS Health in Camarillo, California; and Cheryl Wisseh from the University of California Irvine School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Irvine, California. Ford presented “Impact of Triciribine in Retinal Neurovascular Injury in a Mouse Model of Ischemic Retinopathy.” Her coauthors were Fang Liu, Shengshuai Shan, Somanath Shenoy, and Priya Narayanan, also from the University of Georgia in Augusta.
Each winner received a plaque. Serving as judges for the Best Student Poster competition were Jennifer Clements, Chris Droege, Kazu Kido, Robert MacLaren, and Keith Olson. Serving as judges for the Best Resident and Fellow Poster competition were Karen Kier, Tanvi Patil, Harminder Sikand, and Dustin Spencer. Serving as judges for the Best Poster competition were Curtis Haas, Brian Hemstreet, Jason Lancaster, and Kathleen Stringer.