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Dr. Andrew Straw, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, introduced Medication Therapy Management (MTM) at the Rocking Horse Community Health Center in Springfield to combat the problem of incorrect medication use. Read more about Dr. Straw’s innovative program.
Dr. Rocco Rotello, Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, and the Cedarville University School of Pharmacy recently played a part in securing a utility/design patent application for Antibodies That Bind Human Protein Tyrosine Phosphatase beta (HPTPbeta) and Uses Thereof, filed on February 10, 2017, in the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The contribution is from a collaboration/research agreement with Aerpio Therapeutics LLC., Blue Ash, Ohio. The work is focused on blood vessel stabilization using humanized antibodies.
Dr. Zach Jenkins, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, and Dr. Emily Laswell, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, presented two topics designed to educate new pharmacists about precepting and practice development. These topics were presented at the Ohio College of Clinical Pharmacy and the Ohio Society of Health-System Pharmacists, respectively.
Dr. Dennis Sullivan, Professor of Pharmacy Practice, was the keynote speaker at the Living Well Benefit Dinner, held on April 29 in Xenia, Ohio. He spoke about his years as a missionary in Africa and how the story in Mark 1 of Jesus' healing should be our guide to missions work.
Dr. Justin Cole, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, co-authored the following article:
Swaminathan R., Huang Y., Astbury C, Fitzgerald-Butt S., Miller K, Cole J, Bartlett C., Lin S. Clinical exome sequencing reports: current informatics practice and future opportunities. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 0(0), 2017, 1–9.
Dr. Jeb Ballentine, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, and Dr. Emily Laswell, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, were co-authors of the following article:
Martinez J, Laswell E, Cailor S, Ballentine J. Frequency and impact of pharmacist interventions in clinical trial patients with diabetes. Clin Ther. 2017 Mar 9. pii: S0149-2918(17)30126-1. doi: 10.1016/j.clinthera.2017.02.006. [Epub ahead of print].
Dr. Dennis Sullivan, Professor of Pharmacy Practice, and Pharm.D. students Jeremy Flikkema, Tyler Michael, Christian Carroll, and Neal Fox presented "Ethics in Pharmacy Practice: Case Study Debates" at the Ohio Pharmacists Association (OPA) Annual Meeting April 23.
This was the first presentation of its kind at the OPA meeting. One case study they presented was “Lethal Injection and the Pharmacy Profession,” which examined if pharmacists should participate in the compounding and administration of lethal agents for executions.
Dr. Marc Sweeney, Dean of the School of Pharmacy, facilitated a discussion with the area's residency directors as part of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists' May 12–13 meeting titled "Leadership Essentials for Preceptors and Students." Cedarville's School of Pharmacy and the ASHP are partnering together to create initiatives to improve patient care, expand collaboration, and strengthen pharmacy residency programs.