Nicholas M. Fusco

Nicholas Fusco

Nicholas M. Fusco

Contact Information
216 Pharmacy Building
Buffalo, NY 14214-8033
Phone: (716) 645-1732
nmfusco@buffalo.edu



Professional Summary:

Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice
Vice-Chair for Education, Practice and Service

Practice/teach: acute care pediatrics and interprofessional education
Educational scholarship: interprofessional education
Clinical scholarship: pediatric infectious diseases

Education and Training:

  • Cert, Board of Pharmacy Specialties (2016)
  • Cert, American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) (2014)
  • Cert, The National Institute of Health Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) (2013)
  • Pediatric Residency, Pediatric Pharmacy Practice, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy (2012)
  • Cert, Board of Pharmacy Specialties (2011)
  • Residency, Pharmacy Practice, University of Maryland Medical Center (2011)
  • Cert, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy (2011)
  • PharmD, State University of New York at Buffalo School of Pharmacy (2010)

Employment:

  • Clinical Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice, University at Buffalo (2018-present)
  • Interim Director of Experiential Education, Pharmacy Practice, Univeristy at Buffalo (2018–2019)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice, University at Buffalo (2013–2018)
  • Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice and Science, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy (2012–2013)

Awards and Honors:

  • Emerging Teaching Scholar Award (2020)
  • Class of 2020 Faculty Recognition Award (2020)
  • Department of Pharmacy Practice Faculty Service Award (2019)
  • Rho Chi Teaching Excellence Award (2018)
  • Teacher of the Year (2017)
  • Outstanding Teacher Award (2017)
  • PPAG Christensen Memorial Young Investigator Award (2017)
  • Department of Pharmacy Practice Teaching Award (2017)
  • Outstanding Teacher Award (2016)
  • Rho Chi Teaching Excellence Award (2016)
  • A.B. Lemon Award, University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy (2010)
  • Dean’s List, University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy (2010)

Grants and Sponsored Research:

  • February 2019–February 2020
    Patricia H. Garman Behavioral Health Nursing Endowment Funds
    Patricia H. Garman Behavioral Health Nursing Endowment Funds
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $9,517
  • July 2018–December 2019
    University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Seed Grant Program
    University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $10,000
  • August 2017–August 2018
    University at Buffalo Center for Educational Innovation (CEI) Seed Grant Program
    University at Buffalo Center for Educational Innovation
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    $10,000

Journal Articles:

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Abstracts:

  • Fiebelkorn K, Maerten-Rivera J, Fusco N, Brody P, Sweet K, Doloresco F. Assessing Self-Awareness of Personal and Professional Development in Co-Curricular Activities. AJPE. 2017.
  • Fusco NM, Francisconi R, Meaney CJ, Duman D, Frederick CA, Prescott WA Jr.. Association of vancomycin trough concentration with response to treatment for acute pulmonary exacerbation of cystic fibrosis. J Pediatr Pharmacol Ther. 2017; 22(2).
  • Fusco NM, Wells C, Meaney CJ, Frederick CA, Prescott WA Jr. Vancomycin vs. vancomycin-rifampin for the treatment of MRSA-associated acute pulmonary exacerbations of cystic fibrosis. J Pediatr Pharmacol Ther. 2017; 22(2).
  • Jacobs DM, Holsen M, Chen S, Fusco NM, Hassinger AB. The Utility of Procalcitonin to Support Clinical Decision Making in Critically Ill Pediatric Patients. Open Forum Infectious Diseases. 2016; 3.
  • Prescott WA, Fusco NM. National Survey of Treatment Strategies for Acute Bronchiolitis. J Pediatr Pharmacol Ther. 2015; 20(3).
  • Prescott GM; Fusco NM; Prescott WA. Motivations for Pharmacy Students to Join Professional Organizations. Am J Pharm Educ. 2010; 74.

Professional Memberships:

  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) (2012–present)
  • Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG) (2011–present)
  • Maryland Society of Health-System Pharmacists (2010–2013)
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) (2010–present)
  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) (2009–2012)

Presentations:

  • "Using an Interprofessional Escape Room to Enhance Clinical Knowledge, Teamwork, and Communication" International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL) Conference, International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL) (2021)
  • "Pediatric Potpourri: Recent Updates in Pediatric Pharmacotherapy" The New York State Council of Health-System Pharmacists (NYSCHP) Annual Assembly, The New York State Council of Health-System Pharmacists (NYSCHP) (2021)
  • "Don’t Go Breaking My Bones: An Infant’s Plea When Prescribed Acid Suppressive Therapy" American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) Annual Meeting, American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP (2019)
  • "Duration of Antibiotic Treatment: Driven by Data or Dogma?" 26th Annual Meeting of the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG), Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG) (2018)
  • "Pearls and Perils of Precepting: Becoming an Advanced Preceptor" 26th Annual Meeting of the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG), Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG) (2018)
  • "Interprofessional Education and Collaboration in Improving Community Health" The Role of Health Professions Students in Improving Community Health, Erie Niagara Area Health Education Center (2017)
  • "Value of Interprofessional Education and Collaboration in Pharmacist Education" Annual Preceptor Development Program, Empire Experiential Education Consortium (2017)
  • "Quality Improvement Strategies for Interprofessional Forums for Health Professions Students" Assessment 5.0: Continuous Improvement, University at Buffalo Center for Educational Innovation (2017)
  • "Costly Pharmacy Errors, A Root Cause Analysis" Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG) Annual Meeting, Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG) (2017)
  • "Simulation-Based Learning to Teach Pediatric Pharmacy: It’s the Educator’s Turn to Play with the Toys" American Academy of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Annual Meeting, American Academy of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), Pediatric Special Interest Group (SIG) (2016)
  • "Lumacaftor/Ivacaftor: Correcting and Potentiating CFTR" American College of Clinical Pharmacy Annual Meeting (2015)
  • "Drug utilization, dosing and costs after implementation of intravenous acetaminophen guidelines for pediatric patients" 22nd Annual Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG) Annual Meeting 2013 (2013)
  • "Impact of a pediatric severe sepsis and septic shock care plan on initiation of antibiotics in critically ill children" Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG) Annual Meeting 2012, Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (2012)
  • "Evaluation of the treatment of diabetic ketoacidosis in the medical intensive care unit" 41st Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) Critical Care Congress 2012, Society of Critical Care Medicine (2012)
  • "Impact of a pediatric severe sepsis and septic shock care plan on initiation of antibiotics in critically ill children" 46th American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Mid-Year Clinical Meeting (2011)
  • "Impact of a pediatric severe sepsis and septic shock care plan on initiation of antibiotics in critically ill children" United Hospital Consortium Pharmacy Council Meeting 2011, United Hospital Consortium (2011)
  • "Pardon the Interruption: Managing Sedation for Mechanically Ventilated Pediatric Patients" University of Maryland School of Pharmacy Pharmacotherapy Rounds (2011)
  • "Post-Operative Cardiac Pharmacotherapy" Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Cardiac Nurse Training, University of Maryland Medical Center (2011)
  • "Evaluation of the treatment of diabetic ketoacidosis in the medical intensive care unit" 30th Annual Eastern States Conference, University of Maryland Medical Center (2011)
  • "Evaluation of the treatment of diabetic ketoacidosis in the medical intensive care unit" University of Maryland School of Pharmacy Research Day, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy (2011)
  • "2 Legit 2 Quit? A Look at Long-Acting Beta Agonists" Pharmacotherapy Rounds, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy (2011)
  • "Evaluation of dronedarone post-formulary addition at the University of Maryland Medical Center" 45th American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Mid-Year Clinical Meeting, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (2010)
  • "Therapeutic Hypothermia and Post-Cardiac Arrest Care" Clinical Updates in Pharmacotherapy Conference, University of Maryland Medical Center (2010)
  • "Motivations for pharmacy students to join professional organizations" American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting 2010, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (2010)
  • "Variations of MDR1 single nucleotide polymorphisms in HIV-infected individuals." University at Buffalo Celebration of Academic Excellence, University at Buffalo (2006)
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Service Activities:

  • Student Academic Affairs Committee; Member (2018–present)
  • Co-Curricular Activities Committee; Member (2017–present)
  • Curriculum Committee; Member (2017–present)
  • Outcomes and Assessment Committee; Member (2016–2019)
  • Behling Simulation Center Advisory Committee; Member (2015–2017)
  • Behling Simulation Center Research and Scholarship Committee; Member (2015–2017)
  • Inter-Professional Education (IPE) Committee; Chair (2015–present)
  • Teacher of the Year Award Selection Committee; Member (2014)
  • Commencement Student Awards Selection Committee; Member (2014–present)
  • Adjudication Committee; Member (2013–present)

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Contact Information

216 Pharmacy Building
Buffalo, NY 14214-8033
Phone: (716) 645-1732
nmfusco@buffalo.edu