Nicholas M. Fusco

Nicholas Fusco

Nicholas M. Fusco

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



Professional Summary:

Dr. Nicholas M. Fusco is employed as Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice at the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (UB-SPPS), since 2013. He earned his PharmD from UB-SPPS (2010) and completed his PGY1 Pharmacy Practice and PGY2 Pediatric Specialty residencies at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy (2010-2012). He received his Board Certification in Pharmacotherapy (BCPS) in 2011 and his Board Certification in Pediatric Pharmacy Practice (BCPPS) in 2016. Dr. Fusco practices and teaches in acute care general pediatrics. His research interests include infectious diseases, cystic fibrosis and inter-professional education (IPE).

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 Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice, University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (2013-present)
  • Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice and Science, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy (2012–2013)

Awards and Honors:

  • 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)

Research Expertise:

  • Clinical Pharmacy
  • Pediatric Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy Education

Journal Articles:

Abstracts:

  • 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. Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. 2017; 22(2).
  • 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.
  • Holsen M, Chen S, Fusco NM, Hassinger AB, Jacobs DM. The utility of procalcitonin to support clinical decision making in critically ill pediatric patients. Pharmacotherapy. 2016; 36(12).
  • Fusco NM. Evaluation of meropenem use at a children’s hospital. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy. 2016.
  • Kiersma ME, Chen AM, Blake EW, Knell ME, Fusco NM, Kleppinger EL, Gillespie ME, Body V, Zavod R. Pharmacy Student Perceptions of Teaching Award Recipients and Teaching Excellence. American Journal of Pharmacy Education. 2015.
  • Prescott WA, Fusco NM. National Survey of Treatment Strategies for Acute Bronchiolitis. J Pediatr Pharmacol Ther. 2015; 20(3).
  • Kiersma ME, Chen AM, Blake EW, Knell ME, Fusco NM, Kleppinger EL, Creekmore FM, Gillespie ME, Body V. Enhanced Student Awareness and Recognition of Scholarly Teaching. American Journal of Pharmacy Education. 2014.
  • Fusco NM, Gonzales JP, Young SYA. Evaluation of the Treatment of Diabetic Ketoacidosis in the Medical Intensive Care Unit. Critical Care Medicine. 2012.
  • Prescott GM; Fusco NM; Prescott WA. Motivations for Pharmacy Students to Join Professional Organizations. Am J Pharm Educ. 2010; 74.
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Professional Memberships:

  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP); • Member, Communications Committee, Sections of Teachers in Pharmacy Practice (2012 – present) • Member, Task Force for Enhanced Student Awareness and Recognition of Scholarly Teaching (2012 – present) (2012–present)
  • Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG); member (2011–present)
  • Maryland Society of Health-System Pharmacists; Maryland Society of Health-System Pharmacists (2010–2013)
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP); • Member, Student and Resident Committee of Pediatric PRN, American College of Clinical Pharmacy (2012 – present) (2010–present)
  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP); member (2009–2012)

Presentations:

  • "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:

  • Behling Simulation Center Advisory Committee; Member (2015–present)
  • Behling Simulation Center Research and Scholarship Committee; Member (2015–present)
  • 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 Kapoor
Buffalo, NY 14214-8033
Phone: (716) 645-1732
nmfusco@buffalo.edu