Research

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Collaborative research is a priority in the school of pharmacy.

Research initiatives are coordinated by Dr. Elisha Injeti, director of research and development. Dr. Injeti has developed the strategic direction of the school’s research initiatives, established a plan for acquiring equipment to support research endeavors, and designed the research facilities for the  Health Sciences Center. He has also been instrumental in establishing collaborative relationships with other universities and companies, including Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine and Future Path Medical.

Each faculty member is expected to engage in research that will advance the profession of pharmacy or enhance his or her teaching effectiveness. To support and encourage this effort, each faculty member is provided with annual financial support to complement any external funding that may be obtained.

Students engage in research initiatives beginning their freshman year through the Profession of Pharmacy course. Working in teams, they identify a relevant issue in pharmacy and conduct qualitative research related to it. They present their poster presentations in class as well as during the university-wide annual Research and Scholarship Symposium held each spring. Those who wish to further their research ambitions are invited to develop proposals and work with faculty members, often during the summer as paid research assistants. Student research initiatives culminate in a project presented their third year of the advanced professional curriculum.

Student research projects from 2012-13 include:

  • Perception and Use of Emergency Contraceptives in and Indigent Population
  • To Determine Cultural, Gender, Racial, and Regional Influences on Students' Perceptions and Influences in Choosing Pharmacy as a Profession on a National Scale
  • Pediatric Asthma
  • What Do Residency Programs Look For in a Candidate Anyways?
  • To Study the Effect of Age Related Changes on the Functioning of Hypothalmic-Pituitary-Adrenocortical System
  • Tear Film Project
  • HPLC Assay to Determine the Relationship Between Meropenem Serum Concentration and Nausea
  • Health Literacy and Community Pharmacy
  • Job Placement of PGY1 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residents in Ohio
  • Do Students Think it is Right to Mandate the Guardisil Vaccine to All Students?
  • Pharmacy School Price Comparisons
  • Age and Patients' Source of Information for Prescription Medications
  • Survey of Community Pharmacy Customer's Medication Storage and Disposal Methods

Faculty Research Projects from 2012-13 include:

  • Utilizing Team-Based Learning and Technology in Self-Care During the First Year of a Pharmacy Program
  • Survey of Pharmacy Residency Preceptor Development
  • A Novel Approach to Integrating Course Material Between Pharmacy Practice Lab, Self-Care, and IPPE Rotations
  • Polypharmacy
  • Select Dietary Supplements in the Management of Alzheimer Disease: An Evidence-Based Review
  • Team-Based Learning
  • Cedarville University School of Pharmacy Preceptor Development
  • MTM Program Within Pharmacy Clinic
  • Patient Wellness Health Screenings
  • Student Knowledge/Behavior Toward Post Pharmacy Education
  • Pharmacist-Led Employee Diabetes Program
  • Impact of Collaborative Shared Medical Appointments on Diabetes Outcomes in an Osteopathic Family Medicine Resident Program
  • Assessment of Critical Thinking Skills Progression in Prepharmacy Curriculum
  • IPPE Survey for Pharmacists Who Work in Acute Care Hospitals
  • Don't Leave Without Them: Dispensing Asthma Medications to Pediatric Patients Upon Discharge is Associated With Decreased Hospital Readmissions
  • Get Hooked on Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Phase I Single and Multiple Ascending Dose Study to Evaluate the Safety, Tolerability and Pharmacokinetics of N1814 Following Intramuscular Administration
  • A Randomized, Open-Label, Crossover, Pilot Study in Health Subjects to Assess the Pharmacokinetics and Abuse-Deterrent Properties of Oxycodone Immediate-Release Formulations
  • To Study the Role of RGS Proteins in Signal Transduction Mechanisms of G-Protein Coupled Receptors Involved in Contractile Function of Vascular Smooth Muscle
  • Macrofluidics: Development of a Fluid Flow Chamber to Study Cell Behavior
  • Development of Environmentally Friendly PVC Bags From Soy Beans
  • A New Temperature Modulated Process for the Preparation of 5-Fluoro Uracil Loaded Solid Lipid Nano Particles
  • Biomarker/Protein Identification
  • Antibody Program
  • Confocal Imaging
  • Functionalized Antibodies
  • Palliative Care Textbook Chapter
  • Understanding Our Colleagues
  • Student Perceptions of Research
  • Student Perceptions of Research: A Longitudinal Study
  • Cultural Competency and Health Literacy:  A Longitudinal Study
  • Health Literacy and Self-Care in Heart Failure
  • Health Literacy Assignment in Pharmacy Education
  • Contact Lens Care
  • Pharmacist Discharge Counseling and COPD Readmission
  • Geriatric Medication Game and Validation of the Kiersma-Chen Empathy Scale
  • Required Vaccinations of Health Professionals in Training
  • Through the Eyes of Christ: Serving with Compassion at Work
  • Pharmacists in Free Clinics
  • Nebivolol for HF-Compelling Evidence or a Me Too Trial?
  • Physician Attitudes Toward Collaboration with Healthcare Professionals in Indiana
  • Evaluation of Electronic Tools to Assist in Dietary Adherence in Coronary Heart Disease
  • Graduate Student Mentoring Program in Research