Faculty and students from the FSU College of Pharmacy attended the American College
of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) Annual Meeting in New York City on Oct. 26-29 and presented
posters on their research
[Published November 19, 2019]
ACCP is a professional organization of over 15,000 clinical pharmacy practitioners, scientists, educators, administrators, students, residents, and fellows from more than 60 countries committed to excellence in clinical pharmacy practice, research and education.
“Our student projects evaluated antimicrobial (antibiotic) use in community settings and ways to improve education around proper use”, noted faculty advisor Dr. Michael Klepser, PharmD, FCCP.
Partner institutions on the student research projects included Western Michigan University’s Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine, WMU School of Interdisciplinary Health, and Bronson Health Group.
Jessica Goldsworthy (P4, Marquette) presented her poster on the “Impact of prescriber education and report cards on outpatient antibiotic prescribing for urinary tract infections at a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC)”.
Paige Weaver (P4, Davison) presented a poster on the "Impact of pharmacist-led education and prescriber report cards as outpatient antimicrobial stewardship initiatives in a community health system”.
Audrey Spekhard (P4, Freeland) and Spencer Potter (P4, Traverse City), co-presented a poster on "Improving university students’ knowledge of antibiotic utilization through a multimedia intervention”. This project involved creation of a brief educational video about antibiotics, bacteria and viruses, as well as testing its learning effectiveness. The video was made in collaboration with students in the FSU School of Digital Media (Danielle Will and David Wee), and can be seen here: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLAdHdY4mV8&t=10s).
"We enjoyed having FSU faculty stop by our posters and giving us support", said Potter. "We had a great time presenting and it was a great experience to be at ACCP!"
Other FSU faculty presentations at the ACCP Annual meeting included:
- Thomas Dowling, PharmD, PhD, FCCP, and colleagues from the Cleveland Clinic Akron (Michaelia Cucci, PharmD) presented a poster describing the design of a study to assess the performance of kidney function equations using different body weights in ICU trauma patients with augmented renal clearance. The project is being developed as part of ACCP’s 2019 Mentored Research Investigator Training (MeRIT) Program.
- Renee Koski, PharmD, CACP, FMCP, and colleagues from Midwestern University (Kelly Limpicki, PharmD) and Seattle Washington (Kyann Wisse, PharmD), presented a poster describing the history of the ACCP Ambulatory Care Practice and Research Network.
Ferris State Pharmacy Faculty and Students Present at 2019 AACP Annual Meeting
The FSU College of Pharmacy was well represented at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), held in Chicago on July 13-17, 2019. AACP is the premier academic pharmacy organization, aimed at advancing and enhancing the quality of education and training in its 142 member institutions representing more than 6,400 faculty and 62,500 students enrolled in professional (PharmD) programs. This year, there were 18 College of Pharmacy faculty, staff, and administration who attended the meeting, delivering three podium/panel presentations, five poster presentations, and a national award recipient!
Faculty presentations included:
- Dr. Jennifer Lamberts - Gave a presentation on “Practicing Understanding: Strategies to Orient Non-Practice Faculty to the Pharmacy Profession and Professional Education”. Dr. Lamberts shared her unique experience in establishing strategies to orient non-practice faculty to the pharmacy profession and professional education. Together with other presenters, they also summarized the current literature surrounding best practices in cross-disciplinary understanding. She also presented a poster on this topic.
- Dr. Lisa Meny - Presented “Charting Your Own Course: Finding Yourself and Finding Your Path in Academia”. Dr. Meny, with other speakers on the panel, shared the tools for promoting self-authorship, personal authenticity, self-advocacy, and strategies for success with the audience.
- Dr. Lisa Meny and Mandy Seiferlein – participated a symposium on “Data Overload? Three Approaches to Implementing Data-Driven Changes Using the AACP Curriculum Quality Survey”. Their presentations focused on innovative approaches, covering the areas of sampling, response rates, benchmarks, communicating results and creating action plans on how to optimize the data gathered from AACP Curriculum Quality Surveys (student, faculty, alumni, preceptor) for programmatic assessment and accreditation
National award recognition:
- Dr. Lisa Meny and colleagues received an award for Excellence in Experiential Education for her work on intentional interprofessional education.
Poster presentations by College of Pharmacy faculty included:
- Dr. David Bright - “Re-inventing the Wheel: Content Development Across Disciplines Within an Integrated Pharmacotherapy Course” (School Poster - Ferris State University)
- Dr. Jennifer Lamberts - “Bridging the Great Divide: Survey of Activities That Orient Non-Pharmacist Faculty to the Pharmacy Profession”
- Dr. Lisa Meny and Mandy Seiferlein - “Faculty Perceptions of a Town Hall Model for Engagement in Data-Driven Decision Making”
- Dr. Lisa Salvati and Sophie Dietrich (COP 2019 graduate) - “Transitions of Care Education in Doctor of Pharmacy Curricula in the United States”
- Dr. Tracey L. Mersfelder - “Factors Influencing the Involvement of Doctor of Pharmacy Students in Research/Scholarship Projects”
FIT/MeRIT Class of 2019. Front Row: Hetrick, Hatton Kolpek, Rodgers, Leonard
Second Row: Cucci, Johnson, Allen
Third Row: Moye-Dickerson, Manis, Jones, Kolesar
Fourth Row: Rhoney, Ellingrod, Sikora-Newsome, Chahine
Fifth Row: Crona, Johnson, Dowling
Back Row: Hughes, Felbinger, Daley
Not Pictured: Zillich
Fourteen investigator-participants and eight mentors teamed up for 5 days of intensive investigator development at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, June 17–21.
This marked the fifth offering of the ACCP Foundation Mentored Research Investigator Training (MeRIT) Program. The 5-day primer session kicked off this individualized, 2-year longitudinal program, which is designed to mentor participants throughout the research process – from research idea and study design to institutional review board and funding application to data collection, results presentation, and manuscript submission.
Students and faculty of FSU College of Pharmacy have been visible in several recent national meetings. Nearly 30 members of the College attended the 2019 American Pharmacists Association (APhA) annual meeting in Seattle, Washington and the 2019 Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) annual meeting in San Diego, CA. Faculty and students presented research projects conducted with partners from Spartan Nash, Meijer, and Western Michigan University’s Homer Stryker School of Medicine.
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PI: Klepser, Michael
Project Title: “Characterize time, resources, and acceptance associated with two pharmacy-associated disease management programs utilizing CLIA-waived point-of-care tests”
Sponsor: Quidel (San Diego, CA)
PI: Nybo, Eric
Project Title: "Metabolic engineering of novel branched-chain sugar pathways for production of novel tetracenomycins"
2019 Research Starter Grant
Sponsor: American Society of Pharmacognosy
PI: Sahr, Michelle
Project Title: "Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) Treatment and Behavior Support for Electronic Delivery Systems (ENDS) Cessation"
Sponsor: Michigan Pharmacy Foundation
PI: Bright, David
Project Title: “Genomic Opioid Research” (Subcontract)
Prime Awardee: Kalamazoo County Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
Sponsor: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
PI: Nybo, Eric
Project Title: "A Novel Metabolic Engineering Platform for Production of Anthracyclinones"
Sponsor: MEDC Proof of Concept Award
INVENTOR(S): ANNA LANGERVELD (Genemarkers), DAVID BRIGHT (Ferris State University), MINJI SOHN (Ferris State University), CLAIRE SAADEH (Ferris State University), SUSAN DEVUYST-MILLER (Ferris State University)
TITLE: “RISK EVALUATION OF GENOMIC SUSCEPTIBILITY TO OPIOID ADDICTION"
APPLICATION SERIAL NUMBER AND FILING DATE: CONFIDENTIAL
INVENTOR(S): RAJESH H. AMIN (AUBURN UNIVERSITY) and TRACEY WARD (FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY)
TITLE: “NOVEL DUAL PPAR-DELTA AND PPAR-GAMMA AGONISTS”
APPLICATION SERIAL NUMBER AND FILING DATE: CONFIDENTIAL
INVENTOR: ERIC S. NYBO
TITLE: “GENETICALLY MODIFIED HOST ORGANISM FOR EXPRESSING AN ANTHRACYCLINONE ANALOGUE, METHOD ASSOCIATED THEREWITH, AND SYNTHETIC NUCLEIC ACIDS”
APPLICATION SERIAL NUMBER AND FILING DATE: CONFIDENTIAL
INVENTOR(S): RAJESH H. AMIN (AUBURN UNIVERSITY), ORLANDO ACEVEDO (AUBURN UNIVERSITY)
& TRACEY WARD (FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY)
TITLE: “DUAL PPAR-DELTA PPAR-GAMMA AGONISTS”
U.S. Patent Issued No: 9,422,239
ISSUE DATE: AUGUST 23, 2016