Erin M. Slazak PharmD, BCPS, BCACP

Erin Slazak

Erin M. Slazak
PharmD, BCPS, BCACP

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Pharmacy Practice

School of Pharmacy


Specialty/Research Focus

Ambulatory Care; Asthma; Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS)

Contact Information
210 Pharmacy Building
Buffalo, NY 14214-8033
Phone: (716) 645-3931
Fax: (716) 829-6093
emsabia@buffalo.edu



Professional Summary:

Clinical Practice Site: General Physician, PC

Therapeutic Areas of Interest:
-Ambulatory Care (Diabetes, Hypertension, Hyperlipidemia, Cardiovascular Disease, Osteoporosis, Asthma/COPD)
-Clinical Pharmacy Services and Medication Therapy Management
-Transitions of Care
-Self Care/nonprescription medicines

Scholarship - areas of interest areas include:

1. Patient-centered pharmacotherapy management of ambulatory disease states

2. Transitions of care in the primary care setting

3. Clinical and economic outcomes of clinical pharmacy services

4. The scholarship of teaching and learning

Education and Training:

  • Patient Care Traineeship, ASHP Research and Education Foundation (2006)
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency/Ambulatory Pharmacotherapy, University at Buffalo SPPS (2005)
  • PharmD, University at Buffalo SPPS (2004)
  • BS, Canisius College, Cum laude (2000)

Employment:

  • Director and Secretary, N/A, University Pharmacy Resident Services, Inc. (2013-present)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice, University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (2005-present)
  • PGY1 Resident/Ambulatory Pharmacothearpy, Lifetime Health Medical Group, University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (2004–2005)
  • Pharmacy Intern, High Street Pharmacy (2002–2004)
  • Pharmacy Technician/Pharmacy Intern, IvyLea Prescription Center (2000–2002)
  • Pharmacy Technician, Target Corporation (2000–2001)

Awards and Honors:

  • Teacher of the Year (2020)
  • Poster Merit Award Semifinalist (2019)
  • Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award (2018)
  • Alumni of the Year, Phi Lambda Sigma/Beta Omicron Chapter (2018)
  • Western New York Residency Preceptor of the Year (2017)
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Rho Chi Society, Omega Chapter (2017)
  • Faculty Service Award (2013)
  • Pharmacy Practice Faculty Preceptor of the Year (2012)
  • Female Pharmacist of the Year (2012)
  • Best Practices in Residency Education (2010)
  • Teacher of the Year Finalist (2009)
  • Lilly Achievement Award (2004)
  • Phi Lambda Sigma (Pharmacy Leadership Society) (2003)
  • United States Public Health Service Excellence in Public Health Service in Pharmacy Practice Award (2003)
  • Rho Chi (2001)

Grants and Sponsored Research:

  • July 2019–June 2021
    Impact of an integrated pharmacist and primary care collaborative transitions of care program on clinical and economic outcomes among high risk patients
    ASHP Foundation
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $77,618
  • June 2018–May 2019
    Development of a Micro-Credential on the Newly Developed Pharmacist Patient Care Process for Use in Pharmacy and Health Profession Programs: Promoting Patient-Centered Care
    SUNY Innovative Instruction Technology Grants (IITG) program
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $20,000

Journal Articles:

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Abstracts:

  • Prescott WA Jr., Doloresco F, Bednarczyk EM, Prescott GM, Slazak EM, Woodruff AE, Brody PM Jr., Norgard NB.. Design, Implementation, and Assessment of a Program to Equip PharmD Students for Postgraduate Training. Am J Pharm Ed. 2017; 81(5).
  • Grace PM; Slazak EM; Fiebelkorn KD; Brody PM. Four separate Measures for Assessing Written and Oral Communication Skills in First Year Pharmacy Students. AACP Annual Meeting. 2007.
  • Slazak EM; Albanese NP; Wrobel MJ; Monte SV; Orlick AE; Ambres CA; Morse ED. MedSense, and Academic Medication Management Program in a Primary Care Group Practice. AACP. 2007.
  • Slazak EM; Paolini NM; Broffman G; Morse ED. Evaluation of Patient-Centered Pharmacotherapy Management in a Managed Care Organization. ACCP Annual Meeting. 2005.

Professional Memberships:

  • NYS Council of Health System Pharmacists (2012)
  • American Pharmacists Association; Chapter Co-Advisor (2010)
  • Pharmacists Association of Western New York (2008)
  • NYS Chapter, American College of Clinical Pharmacy (2007)
  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (2005–present)
  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (2005)
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacists (2005)
  • American Society of Health System Pharmacists (2004)

Presentations:

  • "Updates from ASHP and Preceptor Town Hall" WNY Residency Preceptor Development Program (2021)
  • "Integrating teaching and presentation skills into residency training" NYSCHP Preceptor Development Program, NYSCHP (2021)
  • "Integrating teaching and presentation skills into residency training" Acurity 2020 Clinical Pharmacy Forum, Acurity (2020)
  • "Advising the residency-bound student" UB SPPS Faculty Development Program (2019)
  • "Diabetes Management: A Pharmacist’s Perspective" University at Buffalo Undergraduate Medical Symposium (2019)
  • "Updates from ASHP and Preceptor Town Hall" WNY Residency Preceptor Development Program (2019)
  • "Influence of Part-Time Work on Academic Outcomes of Doctor of Pharmacy Students in the Era of Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE)." 2011 AACP Meeting, AACP (2011)
  • "MTM Pearls for Practice: Efficient and Effective Communication with Prescribers" APhA Annual Meeting, APhA (2011)
  • "Writing and Grading Examinations" UB SoPPS Resident Teaching and Learning Certificate Course, UB SoPPS (2010)
  • "Best Practices in Residency Training: Implementing a Precepting Learning Experience" Maximizing Your Effectiveness as a Residency Preceptor, UB SoPPS/Kaleida Health (2010)
  • "Real World Pharmaceutical Care Scenarios (Educational Best Practices Roundtable)" APhA Self-Care Institute 2010, APhA (2010)
  • "Initiating Insulin in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes" Adult Medicine Meeting, Lifetime Health Medical Group (2010)
  • "LPN Inservice: Chronic Ambulatory Medications" , Lifetime Health Medical Group (2010)
  • "Impact of Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose on Cardiovascular Outcomes in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes" ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, ASHP (2009)
  • "Pharmacist Educators in Ambulatory Antihypertensive Therapy Management:Techniques for Effective Interprofessional Communication" Pharmacist Educators in Ambulatory Antihypertensive Therapy Management, UB SoPPS/SUNY/NYS DOH (2009)
  • "Diabetes and Cardiovascular Medication Review" Intensive Diabetes Program, Propel Health (2009)
  • "Optimizing the Use of Resitrak in the Evaluation Process" Maximizing Effectiveness as a Residency Program Preceptor, UB SoPPS/Kaleida Health (2009)
  • "Updates in Diabetes Pharmacotherapy" Primary Care Inservice, Lifetime Health Medical Group (2009)
  • "APhA Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery" , SUNY at Buffalo, SoPPS (2009)
  • "APhA Pharmacy Based Immunization Delivery." , University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (2009)
  • "APhA Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery" , SUNY at Buffalo, SoPPS (2009)
  • "Comparison of Pharmacist-Physician Collaborative and Physician Only Management of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in the Primary Care Setting" ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, ASHP (2008)
  • "NYS Part III Pharmacy Board Exam Review" Professional Practice Review Series, UB SoPPS (2008)
  • "Diabetes and Cardiovascular Medication Review" Intensive Diabetes Program, Propel Health (2008)
  • "Diabetes and Cardiovascular Medication Review" Intensive Diabetes Program, Propel Health (2008)
  • "NYS Part III Pharmacy Board Exam Review" Professional Practice Review Series, UB SoPPS (2008)
  • "Increase Your Knowledge, Decrease Your Blood Glucose" Diabetes Seminar, Propel Health (2008)
  • "Evaluation of atorvastatin to simvastatin conversion in a primary care physician group and the impact on quality of care" ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, ASHP (2007)
  • "Cost of Treating Lower Respiratory Tract Infection in Outpatients" 47th Annual Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, ICAAC (2007)
  • "A Practice-Based Learning Experience to Develop Residents as Clinical Faculty Members" AACP Annual Meeting, AACP (2007)
  • "A Practice-Based Learning Experience to Develop Residents as Clinical Faculty Members" AACP Annual Meeting, AACP (2007)
  • "Four separate Measures for Assessing Written and Oral Communication Skills in First Year Pharmacy Students" AACP Annual Meeting, AACP (2007)
  • "MedSense, an Academic Medication Management Program in a Primary Care Group Practice" AACP Annual Meeting, AACP (2007)
  • "Medication Therapy Management in the Primary Care Setting" Introducing Medication Management into Your Clinical Practice, UB SoPPS Office of Postgraduate Education (2007)
  • "Cost of Outpatient Lower Respiratory Tract Infection in an Adult Primary Care Population" ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, ASHP (2006)
  • "Analysis of Montelukast Plus Short-acting Beta-2-agonist Versus Short-acting Beta-2-agonist Alone in a Pediatric Asthma Population" ASHP Midyear Conference, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (2005)
  • "Evaluation of Patient-Centered Pharmacotherapy Management in a Managed Care Organization" ACCP Annual Meeting, ACCP (2005)
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Service Activities:

  • Residency Advisory Committee; Planning and coordination of UB SoPPS/affilliated residency programs.; Other (2013)
  • Search Committee/Pharm Care Faculty; Member (2013)
  • Electronic OTC Drug Information; OTC Answers OTC Answers is a web-based computer program designed to give drug information on OTC products. There is a pharmacist, patient, and student interface. I contributed 5 articles to the patient interface and am on the steering committee for the; Other (2012)
  • VPUE Adjudication Committee Pool; Each year the Office of the VPUE needs to develop a pool of students and faculty who could be called upon in the event that an Adjudication Committee is required for an Academic Integrity case or a Grievance.; Member (2011)
  • Wellness Clinic/Canterbury Woods; SSHSP; Other (2011)
  • Free Clinic; Good Neighbors Clinic/Harvest House Pharmacist volunteer for free primary care clinic, approximately once (3 hours) per month.; Volunteer (2011)
  • Osteoporosis Screening Clinic; UB SoPPS LKS/Weinberg Campus Osteoporosis-related wellness clinic during open house at the Weinberg Campus. Included osteoporosis screenings.; Coordinator (2011)
  • Student Advisement Committee; Member (2010)
  • Pharmacy Professional Fraternity; Lambda Kappa Sigma (LKS); Other (2010)
  • Student Pharmacy Professional Organization; APhA-ASP (Academy of Student Pharmacists); Other (2010)
  • UB SoPPS Residency Research Day; UB SoPPS; Other (2010)
  • Pharmaceutical Care Committee; Coordination among all courses in the pharmaceutical care sequence.; Other (2010)
  • DOH Prescriber Education Program: Diabetes; PEP DM: White paper co-author; Member (2010)
  • H1N1 Immunization Clinic; UB SoPPS Intramuscular and intranasal H1N1 vaccine administration to faculty and students of the UB SoPPS.; Volunteer (2009)
  • Influenza Immunization Clinic; UB SoPPS Pharmacist immunization delivery of intramuscular influenza vaccines to faculty and students of UB SoPPS.; Volunteer (2009)
  • Curriculum Committee; Member (2009)
  • Diabetes Education Classes; Lifetime Health Medical Group Classes offered several times per year (quarterly) for patients newly diagnosed with diabetes or those wishing to enhance their knowledge of diabetes. Topics covered: Pathophysiology, risk factors, complications, medication; Coordinator (2009)
  • DOH Prescriber Education Program: Hypertension; PEP HTN Detailer Training: Presenter PEP HTN Web Module: Content development; Member (2009)
  • Reviewer, Faculty Annual Reports; Volunteer (2009)
  • Tobacco Sales in Pharmacies; The goal of this committee is to take a position against the sale of tobacco products in pharmacies. The first step is to survey pharmacies and pharmacists to gauge sentiment for or against the practice.; Member (2009)
  • DOH MTM Pilot Program; MTM Bronx Pilot run-through/evaluator; Member (2009)
  • Eastern States Residency Conference; Eastern States Moderated a session (consisting of 5) of residency platform presentations.; Other (2009)
  • Hayes Insights Program; Gave pharmacy-related presentation to donors who plan to donate portions of their estates to the University.; Other (2009)
  • Osteoporosis Screening Clinic; UB SoPPS/Weinberg Campus Osteoporosis-related wellness clinic during open house at the Weinberg Campus. Included osteoporosis screenings.; Coordinator (2009)
  • UB SoPPS Residency Research Day; UB SoPPS; Other (2009)
  • Simulation Center Committee; Planning for interprofessional patient simulation center, creating simulation cases.; Member (2009)
  • Commencement Awards Committee; Review of graduating P4 students and available awards.; Member (2009)
  • American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education; AACP Ad-hoc peer reviewer Review #1 - September 2008; Reviewer (2008)
  • UBreathe Free Committee; Committee charge: develop and implement policy for a campus-wide smoking ban. Planned implementation date: August 1, 2009; Member (2008)
  • Search Committee: Internal Medicine/Women's Health; Member (2008)
  • Student Preparation for Midyear Clinical Meeting Residency Showcase; Panel discussion with P3 and P4 students attending AHSP MCM in preparation for residency application and match.; Other (2007)
  • Student Background Checks; Charge: Develop a policy regarding mandatory student background checks.; Member (2007)
  • Pharmacy Day; UB SoPPS On Pharmacy Day, pharmacists from around the state travel to the state capital and lobby for pharmacy-related laws and regulations. Attendance, 2007 Attendance, 2008; Other (2007)
  • Tech Savvy Workshop; AAUW Gave pharmacy-related presentation to young women (middle-high school-aged).; Volunteer (2007)
  • Search Committee: Director of Experiential Education; Interviewed 5 candidates and successfully recommended the hiring of one of the candidates.; Member (2007)
  • APhA Counseling Competition; Review of counseling skills (videotaped) of students.; Reviewer (2006)
  • Pharm.D. Admissions Interviews; Other (2006)
  • Pharm.D. Program E-Reviews; Review online pharm.d. candidate applications and recommend for interviews.; Reviewer (2006)
  • ASHP Clinical Skills Competition; Evaluation of case-based clinical assessment and plan of student teams.; Reviewer (2006)
  • Conference on Health Aging; Amherst Senior Services Supervised pharmacy students at wellness clinic, services included drug information, health promotion, and blood pressure screenings; Volunteer (2006)
  • Jim Hayes Health Fair; Jim Hayes, Assemblyman Supervised pharmacy students at wellness clinic, services included drug information, health promotion, and blood pressure screenings; Volunteer (2006)
  • UB Wellness Awareness Day; University at Buffalo Day for university staff to learn about health & wellness. I help to set up and staff the pharmacy booth, offering drug information answers and blood pressure screenings. Attendance - 2006 Attendance - 2007 Attendance - 2009; Other (2006)
  • Diabetes Group Visits; Lifetime Health Medical Group Discussed pharmacy-related issues to patients with diabetes in a ""group health visit"" format.; Other (2005)
  • Pharmaceutical Care Committee; Coordination among all courses in the pharmaceutical care sequence.; Member (2005)
  • Residency Advisory Committee; Planning and coordination of UB SoPPS/affilliated residency programs.; Member (2005)
  • Diabetes Education Advisory Board; Univera Health Care Planning for provision of and accreditation of diabetes education programs within Univera Healthcare.; Other (2005)
  • UB Business Partners Day; Volunteer

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Contact Information

210 Pharmacy Building
Buffalo, NY 14214-8033
Phone: (716) 645-3931
Fax: (716) 829-6093
emsabia@buffalo.edu