Nicholas M. Fusco

Nicholas Fusco

Nicholas M. Fusco

Clinical Associate Professor

Department of Pharmacy Practice

School of Pharmacy


Specialty/Research Focus

Infectious Disease

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
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:

  • 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)

Research Expertise:

  • Pediatric Pharmacy Practice: pediatric infectious diseases, with a particular focus on infections due to Staphylococcus aureus
  • Pharmacy Education: interprofessional education

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).
  • 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:

  • "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