Katie L. Axford, PharmD, BCPS

Katie L. Axford, PharmD, BCPS
Katie L. Axford, PharmD, BCPS

Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice
Co-Curriculum Coordinator, Student Services
Pharmacy Practice
Phone: (231) 591-2291
Email: [email protected]u

Education

  • PharmD, Ferris State University, Pharmacy
  • BS, Hope College, Chemistry

Graduate/Post-Graduate Training

  • Residency, Combined PGY-1 & PGY-2 Pharmacotherapy Residency, Indiana University Health and Butler University, Indianapolis, IN, United States

Biography

I am trained as a pharmacotherapy specialist and have spent the majority of my career working in acute care medicine. I currently maintain a practice site at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s (MHSM) in Grand Rapids, where I work closely with the inpatient Academic Family Medicine service to help optimize patient care. I also participate in the pharmacy residency program at MHSM.

In my role as Co-Curriculum Coordinator, I am responsible for ensuring that Ferris pharmacy students participate in activities outside of the classroom that help promote professional development. In light of this, I strive to maintain a robust personal "co-curricular transcript" that has included service on the Western Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists (WMSHP) and Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists (MSHP) executive boards, participation in local and international community service, and attendance at several pharmacy- and teaching-related conferences each year.

Publications and Intellectual Contributions

  • Book Chapter
    Axford, K. L. (2020). "Chapter 9: Warfarin/CYP2C9, VKORC1, CYP4F2 Case," In D. F. Kisor (Ed.), D. R. Bright (Ed.), T. R. Smith (Ed.), K. Wiisanen (Ed.), Pharmacogenomics: Foundations, Competencies, and the Pharmacists' Patient Care Process. (1). pp. 83-93. Washington, DC: American Pharmacists Association.
  • Journal Article
    VanLangen, K. M., Dumkow, L., Axford, K. L., Havlichek, D., Baker, J., Drobish, I., Jameson, A. P. (2019). "Evaluation of a multi-faceted approach to antimicrobial stewardship education methods for medical residents," Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology. 40 (11). pp. 1236-1241. Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/ice.2019.253
  • Journal Article
    Dumkow, L. E., Axford, K. L., Suda, K. J., Draper, H. M., Brandt, K. L. (2018). "Impact of a stewardship-focused culture follow-up initiative on the treatment of pharyngitis in the emergency department and urgent care settings," Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease. Oxford: Elsevier, Inc.
  • Journal Article
    Axford, K. L., Shiltz, D. (2014). "A retrospective comparison of daptomycin thrice-weekly versus Q48H dosing in hemodialysis patients with vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteremia," Advances in Pharmacology and Pharmacy. 2 (1). pp. 1-5. San Jose, CA: Horizon Research Publishing Corporation.
  • Book Chapter
    Axford, K. L., Girand, H. L. (2013). "Meningitis," Capstone Pharmacy Review. (1). pp. 341-344. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett.
  • Continuing Education Article
    Axford, K. L., Dy, E. A., Nisly, S. A. (2012). "Lipid Goals: Update on their Status," Indiana Pharmacists' Alliance Continuing Pharmacy Education. p. Article #8. Indiana Pharmacists Alliance.

Presentations

  • Oral Presentation
    Axford, K. L. (Author & Presenter), Meny, L. M. (Author & Presenter), ExamSoft Assessment Conference, "The Final Chapter: Using ExamSoft© Rubrics on Advanced Clinical Experiences," ExamSoft©, Montréal, Québec, Canada, (June 28, 2019).
  • Oral Presentation
    Axford, K. L., Monthly Continuing Education Meeting, "Practice Makes Better: Embracing a Continuing Professional Development Process," Southeastern Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Livonia, MI, (January 9, 2019).
  • Panelist
    Axford, K. L., Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Meeting, "Second Annual Women in Science Panel," Hope College Women in Science and Engineering (WISE), Holland, MI, (November 19, 2018).
  • Oral Presentation
    Axford, K. L., SpartanNash Pharmacy Conference, "Practice Makes Better: Embracing a Continuing Professional Development Process," SpartanNash, Grand Rapids, MI, (September 20, 2018).
  • Round Table Facilitation
    Axford, K. L., Pharmacy Education 2018, "Implementing a Co-Curriculum Structured Around the Continuing Professional Development Process," American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, Boston, MA, (July 22, 2018).
  • Oral Presentation
    Lamberts, J. (Presenter), Axford, K. L. (Presenter), 4th Annual ExamSoft Assessment Conference, "Using ExamSoft Rubrics to Assess Student Achievement of Outcomes Through Co-Curricular Activities," ExamSoft, Fort Lauderdale, FL, (June 28, 2018).
  • Oral Presentation
    Axford, K. L., Monthly Continuing Education Meeting, "The ABCs of CPD: Building Blocks for Lifelong Learning," Western Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Grand Rapids, MI, (September 14, 2017).
  • Oral Presentation
    Axford, K. L., 12th Annual Preceptor Development Conference, "Continuing Professional Development: The Path of Lifelong Learning," Ferris State University College of Pharmacy, Grand Rapids, MI, (June 1, 2017).
  • Round Table Facilitation
    Bright, D. R., Axford, K. L., 11th Annual Preceptor Development Conference, "Defining Competency: How High is the Bar and How Long is the Leash," Ferris State University College of Pharmacy, Grand Rapids, MI, (June 9, 2016).
  • Poster
    Nichoson, A. (Author), Meyer, R. E. (Author & Presenter), Dumkow, L. E. (Author), Axford, K. L. (Author), 19th Annual Making a Difference in Infectious Diseases (MAD-ID) Meeting, "Evaluating the appropriate use of antibiotics in hospitalized patients with COPD exacerbations," Making a Difference in Infectious Diseases (MAD-ID), Orlando, FL, (May 6, 2016).