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   AACP Public Health Webinar April 2017

Date: Friday, April 21, 2017

Time: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Webinar Description: Traditionally, the focal interactions of public health and pharmacy has been within health promotion and disease prevention initiatives, community outreach, chronic disease management, vaccination or emergency preparedness. However, there are other important areas for pharmacists engagement within the field of public health, such as scholarship. This webinar will discuss opportunities for engagement, such as the use of publicly available databases. In addition, the webinar will provide a framework to integrate public health scholarship into pharmacy curricula

Webinar Objectives:

  • Discuss the importance of pharmacist involvement in scholarship related to the field of public health
  • Identify opportunities for scholarship through the use of publicly available datasets, such as MEPS, NHANES, and others
  • Provide a framework for integrating scholarship in public health into curricula for pharmacy and graduate students

Webinar Presenters:

Leslie Ochs PharmD, PhD, MSPH
Assistant Professor and Vice-Chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice
University of New England College of Pharmacy

Ami Vyas, MBA, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice
University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy

Jordan R Covvey, PharmD, PhD, BCPS
Assistant Professor, Division of Pharmaceutical, Administrative and Social Sciences
Duquesne University School of Pharmacy

 Webinar Moderator:

Suzanne Clark, RPh, PhD
Associate Professor of Pharmacology
California Northstate University College of Pharmacy



    Addressing the Health Needs of Patients Experiencing Homelessness and Other Underserved Populations 


    Date: Thursday, March 9, 2017

    Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time

       AACP Public Health Webinar Mar 2017

    Webinar Description: This webinar will focus on public health roles for pharmacists involved in the care of the underserved, including individuals experiencing homelessness. The presentation will discuss opportunities to enhance care for these individuals as well as available mechanisms to connect together resources to improve health outcomes.

    Webinar Objectives:

    • Describe common health concerns of patients experiencing homelessness and other underserved populations
    • Provide examples of available community resources and partnerships to address health concerns of patients experiencing homelessness and other underserved populations
    • Discuss the role of the pharmacist in improving patient outcomes when serving patients experiencing homelessness and other underserved populations

    Webinar Presenters:

    Lakesha M. Butler, PharmD, BCPS
    Clinical Associate Professor/Clinical Pharmacist
    Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy

    Sharon Connor, PharmD
    Assistant Professor, Pharmacy and Therapeutics
    University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy

    Cheryl Abel, PharmD
    Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
    MCPHS University School of Pharmacy

    Ashton Beggs, PHarmD
    Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
    Belmont University College of Pharmacy

    Webinar Moderator:

    Holly Lassila, Dr.P.H, M.P.H., B.S.
    Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
    Duquesne University, Mylan School of Pharmacy


    The Role of Public Health Education in the Pharmacy Curriculum

    Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2017

    Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time

     AACP Public Health Webinar Feb 2017

    Webinar Description: This webinar will focus on the recent paper written by members of the Public Health SIG, entitled "Public Health and the CAPE 2013 Educational Outcomes: Inclusion, Pedagogical Considerations and Assessment." Speakers will discuss the growing need for public health within pharmacy curricula and opportunities/examples for inclusion in courses and in the wider curricular structure.

    Webinar Objectives:

    • Discuss the goals of the recent AACP Public Health SIG paper on the 2013 CAPE Educational Outcomes
    • Provide examples of how public health is being integrated in pharmacy education
    • Design learning activities that incorporate public health principles into pharmacy education

    Webinar Presenters:

    Mark Strand, PhD, CPH
    Professor, Pharmacy Practice and Public Health Departments
    North Dakota State University College of Health Professions

    Radha V Patel, PharmD, MPH, BCACP, CPH, CPh
    Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacotherapeutics and Clinical Research
    University of South Florida College of Pharmacy

    Jordan R Covvey, PharmD, PhD, BCPS
    Assistant Professor, Division of Pharmaceutical, Administrative and Social Sciences
    Duquesne University School of Pharmacy

    Jonathan Thigpen, PharmD
    Assistant Professor, Clinical and Administrative Sciences
    Notre Dame of Maryland University School of Pharmacy

    Webinar Moderator:

    Jeanine P Abrons, PharmD, MS
    Assistant Professor, Clinical
    University of Iowa College of Pharmacy

    Grants: How do I get started?

    Documents: Webinar Slides

    Date: Tuesday, November 10, 2015

    Time: 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm ET

    Webinar Description: This webinar will provide attendees with an overview of the grant process. It is directed to junior faculty members in his/her early endeavors in the grant seeking and application process.

    Webinar Objectives:

    • Identify grant opportunities and potential collaborators
    • Understand the various aspects in preparing a grant application
    • Describe the submission and evaluation process


    Kathy Yang, Pharm.D., MPH
    Health Sciences Clinical Professor
    UCSF School of Pharmacy

    Karen S. Hudmon, DrPH, MS, RPh
    Professor of Pharmacy Practice
    Purdue University College of Pharmacy

    Jennifer Cocohoba, Pharm.D., BCPS
    Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor
    UCSF School of Pharmacy


    Marissa Salvo, PharmD, BCACP
    Assistant Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice
    University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy

    EPT 101: What Pharmacists Need to Know

    Documents: Webinar Slides

    Date: April 27, 2015

    Webinar Description: The webinar is aimed at educating participants about Expedited Partner Therapy (EPT) for chlamydia, pertinent role of pharmacists in access to EPT, and potential impact of e-prescribing legislation on EPT access. Participants will also learn about where to potentially include this topic in PharmD curriculum to prepare graduating students.

    Webinar Objectives:

    • Provide overview of Expedited Partner Therapy for chlamydia
    • Understand how e-prescribing mandate may impact access to EPT
    • Explore how to educate PharmD students on pertinent legislation and role of pharmacists in EPT


    Julia A. Schillinger, MD, MSc
    Director of Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Research
    NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (CDC Assignee)
    US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    Vibhuti Arya, PharmD
    Associate Clinical Professor
    St. John’s University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
    Advisor, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene


    Cathleen Mathew
    PharmD Candidate
    Northeastern University Bouvé School of Pharmacy


    Public Health SIG Webinar 2

    Topic: Educating Pharmacists on Quality Improvement


    • Provide brief overview of Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA)'s quality measure development process
    • Discuss importance of quality improvement (QI) in pharmacy education
    • Provide overview of EPIQ and Electronic Quality Improvement Platform for Plans & Pharmacies (EQUIPP)
    • Provide an Academic Affairs Committee at PQA update

    Documents: Educating Pharmacists on Quality Improvement.pdf

    When: November 12th, 2014 1PM Eastern Time


    Ana Hincapie, PhD
    Ana Hincapie, PhD, is an assistant professor of Clinical & Administrative Sciences at California Northstate University College of Pharmacy (CNUCOP) where she teaches drug information and offers an elective on quality and safety.  Prior to joining CNUCOP, Dr. Hincapie was a graduate research associate at the University of Arizona. Additionally, in 2011, Dr. Hincapie collaborated in the patient safety department at the World Health Organization in Geneva, where she gained experience on patient safety initiatives from a public health perspective and established professional collaborations within and across disciplines.  Dr. Hincapie holds MSc and PhD degrees in Pharmacoeconomics, Policy, and Health Outcomes from the University of Arizona as well as a BS in Pharmacy from the National University of Colombia.

    Terri L. Warholak, PhD
    Terri L. Warholak, PhD, is an Associate Professor Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science the University of Arizona, College of Pharmacy, Tucson and serves as an investigator within the Center for Health Outcomes and PharmacoEconomic Research.  She received her B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. from Purdue University.  From 1990 to 1997, Dr. Warholak served as a Commissioned Officer in the United States Public Health Service where her clinical pharmacy experience spans from inpatient to community practice and included 5 years in the Indian Health Service and an assignment at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  From 2001 to 2005, Dr. Warholak served on the faculty at Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy where she was recognized in 2003 as winner of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Council of Faculties Innovations in Teaching Competition for her work titled “Application of Quality Assurance Principles: Reducing Medication Errors in 30 Pharmacy Practice Settings.”  The Pharmacy quality Alliance recently awarded Dr. Warholak and colleagues a grant to develop a national educational program for student pharmacists and pharmacists focused on quality measurement and improvement.  Dr. Warholak’s teaching and research interests include medication error reduction, health information technology, and bringing pharmaceutical care to underserved populations.  As such, she has substantial experience collaborating with pharmacists and other health care providers.  She has participated in studies evaluating the quality of patient care, techniques for reducing medication errors, and served as Lead Researcher on the AHRQ funded project entitled “Maximizing the Effectiveness of e-Prescribing between Physicians and Community Pharmacies.” Dr. Warholak is involved in electronic prescribing (e-prescribing) and health information technology projects on the state and national levels including the Arizona Medicaid Transformation Grant: Health Information Exchange and Health Record (HIeHR) Project and the EAzRx E-Prescribing Initiative for Arizona Health-e Connection. Dr. Warholak has edited a book, published over 65 papers, abstracts, and book chapters and has been invited to present at the local, state, and national levels.

    Public Health SIG Webinar 1

    Topic: Interprofessional Public Health Opportunities for PharmD Students

    Public health training is encouraged for academic PharmD programs. For Colleges/Schools without PharmD/MPH dual degree options or similarly dedicated programs or coursework, additional opportunities exist through interprofessional research opportunities and competitive national programs. Not only do these programs provide valuable experiences for PharmD students, they provide exposure of the public health community and professionals to our graduates’ capabilities and skills. 


    • Discuss qualities and skills PharmD students can bring to a public health environment
    • Share interprofessional public health training and research opportunities for PharmD students, including examples from the NYC Health Department, the Albert Schweitzer Fellows Program, Lilly Foundation Grants, and the Paul Ambrose Scholars Program
    • Identify and differentiate national public health training and research opportunities for PharmD students, eligibility and submission calendars

    When: April 21st, 1 pm – 2 pm Eastern Time


    Vibhuti Arya, PharmD
    Assistant Clinical Professor, St. John’s University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
    Advisor, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

    Meghana Aruru, BS Pharm, PhD, MBA
    Assistant Professor of Administrative Sciences
    Roosevelt University College of Pharmacy

    Suzanne Clark, BS Pharm, PhD
    Assistant Professor of Pharmacology
    University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy

    Carriann Richey-Smith, PharmD, CDE, BCPS
    Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
    Director of Outreach
    Butler University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

    Carrie Maffeo
    Associate Professor - Pharmacy Practice
    Butler University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

    Last updated on: 4/21/2017 4:12 PM 

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