Heather L. Girand, PharmD, BCPPS

Heather L. Girand, PharmD, BCPPS
Heather L. Girand, PharmD, BCPPS

Professor
Assistant Department Chair, Pharmacy Practice
Pharmacy Practice
Phone: (269) 341-7805
Email: [email protected]

Education

  • PharmD, University of Michigan

Graduate/Post-Graduate Training

  • Residency, Specialty Pharmacy Residency in Pediatrics, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI, United States
  • Residency, ASHP-accredited Pharmacy Practice Residency, Children's Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, MI, United States

Biography

Dr. Girand maintains a clinical practice site and precepts an elective advanced pharmacy practice experience in inpatient pediatrics at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, MI. She teaches in the areas of pediatrics, upper respiratory tract infections, and toxicology. Her research interest areas are pediatric infectious diseases, antimicrobial usage in children, prescribing trends in chronic pediatric medical conditions, and the scholarship of teaching and learning.

Publications and Intellectual Contributions

  • Journal Article
    Girand, H. L. (2020). "Continuous infusion vancomycin in pediatric patients: a critical review of the evidence," Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics. 25 (3). pp. 198-214. Memphis, TN: Pediatric Pharmacy Association. https://www.jppt.org/doi/full/10.5863/1551-6776-25.3.198
  • Monograph
    Girand, H. L., McNeil, J. C. (2020). "Lock therapy for intravascular non-hemodialysis catheter-related infection," UpToDate. Waltham, MA: UpToDate. www.uptodate.com
  • Continuing Education
    VanLangen, K. M., Girand, H. L., Bernknopf, A. C. (2019). "Food allergies in the pharmacy: Why they DO matter," Pharmacy Times.
  • Continuing Education
    VanLangen, K. M., Girand, H. L., Bernknopf, A. C. (2019). "Food allergies in the pharmacy: Why they matter," Pharmacy Times. https://www.pharmacytimes.org/on-demand/food-allergies-and-sensitivities-in-the-pharmacy-why-they-matter
  • Book Chapter
    Girand, H. L. (2019). "Upper Respiratory Tract Infections," Pharmacotherapy Principles and Practice. (Fifth Edition). pp. 1105-1120. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Education.
  • Monograph
    Girand, H. L. (2018). "Antibiotic Lock Therapy for Treatment of Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections," UpToDate. Waltham, MA: UpToDate. www.uptodate.com
  • Study Guide
    Girand, H. L. (2017). "Croup," PPAG University: Pediatric Preparatory Advanced Guide. (Second edition). Memphis, TN: Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group. https://ppagu.benchprep.com/
  • Study Guide
    Girand, H. L. (2017). "Pulmonary Development and Bronchiolitis," PPAG University: Pediatric Preparatory Advanced Guide. (Second edition). Memphis, TN: Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group. https://ppagu.benchprep.com/
  • Study Guide
    Girand, H. L. (2016). "Influenza," Pharmacotherapy Principles and Practice Study Guide: A Case-Based Care Plan Approach. (Fourth Edition). pp. 301-304. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Education.
  • Study Guide
    Girand, H. L. (2016). "Upper Respiratory Infection," Pharmacotherapy Principles and Practice Study Guide: A Case-Based Care Plan Approach. (Fourth Edition). pp. 305-308. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Education.

Presentations

  • Poster
    Mersfelder, T. L. (Author & Presenter), Sohn, M. (Author), Girand, H. L. (Author), American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, "Factors influencing the involvement of Doctor of Pharmacy students in research/scholarship projects," American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, Chicago, Illinois, (July 21, 2019).
  • Oral Presentation
    Girand, H. L. (Author & Presenter), 66th Annual Spring Seminar, "Acute Sinusitis: To Treat or Not to Treat, That This is the Question," Ferris State University College of Pharmacy, Big Rapids, MI, (May 20, 2019).
  • Poster
    Litkowiec, S. (Author & Presenter), Girand, H. L. (Author), Sohn, M. (Author), WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine 2019 Research Day, "Attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and psychotropic polypharmacy trends in children and young adults," Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine, Kalamazoo, MI, (April 16, 2019).
  • Poster
    Litkowiec, S. (Author & Presenter), Girand, H. L. (Author), Sohn, M. (Author), American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Clinical Meeting, "Attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and psychotropic polypharmacy trends in children and young adults," American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), Anaheim, CA, (December 2, 2018).
  • Expert Panel
    Girand, H. L. (Author & Presenter), 27th Annual Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group Meeting, "Panel discussion: roles of a faculty member," PPAG, Salt Lake City, UT, (April 28, 2018).
  • Poster
    Hanson, T. (Author & Presenter), Girand, H. L. (Author & Presenter), Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners Research Day, "Medication administration in schools and childcare settings: a survey on practices, training, and medication errors," GR-MEP, Grand Rapids, MI, (April 19, 2017).
  • Poster
    Wellman, G. S. (Author), Smith, C. L. (Author), Seiferlein, M. R. (Author), Meny, L. M. (Author), Bright, D. R. (Author), Salvati, L. A. (Author), Girand, H. L. (Author), Thill, P. (Author), Ottney, A. R. (Author), Hancock, K. E. (Author), Ward, T. D. (Author), Shiltz, D. (Author & Presenter), AACP Annual Meeting, "Integration of Entrustable Professional Activities & CAPE Domain 4 Outcome into a Revised PharmD Curriculum," American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, Nashville, Tennessee, (July 15, 2017).
  • Poster
    Hanson, T. (Author), Girand, H. L. (Author & Presenter), 26th Annual Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group Meeting, "Medication administration in schools and childcare settings: a survey on practices, training, and medication errors," PPAG, Charlotte, NC, (May 5, 2017).
  • Oral Presentation
    Girand, H. L. (Author & Presenter), Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group Fall Specialty Conference and BCPPS Review and Recertification Course, "Pulmonary update: asthma and cystic fibrosis," PPAG, Cincinnati, OH, (September 23, 2017).
  • Lecture
    Girand, H. L., Pharmacy Grand Rounds, "Cystic fibrosis management: past, present, and future," Michigan Center for Rural Health, East Lansing, MI, (August 16, 2017).