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Alice                          Ceacareanu

Alice C. Ceacareanu PharmD, PhD

Department of Pharmacy Practice

Assistant Professor

 
Professional Summary:

With a supportive yet challenging style and a passion for people empowerment, Dr. Ceacareanu leads her research group to elucidate the cancer-preventive pharmacodynamics of insulin sensitizers - pharmacotherapies such as metformin, statins and omega-3 fatty acids. The goal of the Oncology Translational Research Lab is to develop a biomarker-driven surveillance and intervention protocol for glucose and cholesterol management in individuals with type 2 diabetes who are at risk for developing cancer.

Education and Training:
  • Residency, Clinical Pharmacy, Baptist Memorial Hospital (2008)
  • PharmD, Pharmacy, University of Tennessee - College of Pharmacy (2007)
  • Fellowship, Physiology, University of Tennessee - College of Medicine (2005)
  • Fellowship, Pharmacology, University of Tennessee - College of Medicine (2002)
  • BPharm, Biotechnology, University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Carol Davila" (2001)
  • PhD, Molecular Genetics, University of Bucharest - College of Biology (2001)
  • BS, Biochemistry, University of Bucharest, College of Biology (1997)
Employment:
  • Adjunct Clinical Pharmacy Faculty, Pharmacy, Roswell Park Cancer Institute (2009-present)
  • Assitant Professor of Pharmacy Practice in Oncology, Pharmacy Practice, State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (2008-present)
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (2008-present)
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Resident, Pharmacy, Baptist Memorial Hospital (2007–2008)
  • Clinical Pharmacy Instructor, Clinical Pharmacy, University of Tennessee - College of Pharmacy (2007–2008)
  • Oncology Intern - Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy & Pfizer, Pharmacy, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana (2006)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow - Physiology and Signal Transduction, Physiology, University of Tennessee, Health Science Center, College of Medicine (2002–2005)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow - Pharmacology, Pharmacology, University of Tennessee, Health Science Center, College of Medicine (2001–2002)
  • Biochemistry Specialist, Molecular Genetics, Cantacuzino Institute, University of Bucharest, Romania (1998–2001)
  • Expert Consultant, High Court of Cassation and Justice, Romania (1998–2001)
  • Predoctoral Research Trainee, Human Genetics, Institute of Human Biology, Germany (2000)
  • Predoctoral Research Trainee, Physical Biochemistry, Max-Planck Institute for Molecular Physiology, Germany (1999–2000)
  • Biochemist, Molecular Genetics, Cantacuzino Institute, University of Bucharest, Romania (1997–1998)
  • Research Assistant, Molecular Genetics, Cantacuzino Institute, Romania (1996–1997)
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Awards and Honors:
  • Best Undergraduate Collegiate Science and Technology Program Poster Award (Student N Abdelrahman) (2016)
  • Visiting Professor in Residence - University of Bucharest, Romania (2016)
  • Best Undergraduate Collegiate Science and Technology Program Poster Award (Student J Donato) (2015)
  • UUP Professional Development Award (2015)
  • Discovery Seminar Award (2014)
  • Discovery Seminar Award (2013)
  • Institute of Research and Gender - Faculty Research Award (2013)
  • CSTEP recognition for Research and Scholarship (2011)
  • Faculty Teaching Award (2010)
  • The Clinical Pharmacy Services Research Award (2010)
  • CSTEP Recognition for Research and Scholarship (2009)
  • Amgen Oncology Leadership Award (2009)
  • Academy of Managed Care and Pfizer Internship Award (2006)
  • YTF Grant Award - Federation of European Biochemical Societies (2000)
  • Fundamental Immunology Prize "Ion Moraru" - Romanian Society of Immunology (2000)
  • YTF Grant Award - Federation of European Biochemical Societies (1999)
  • Romanian Academy of Sciences Grant Award (1999)

Research Centers:
  • Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences
UB 2020 Strategic Strengths:
  • Health and Wellness Across the Lifespan
Grants and Sponsored Research:
  • July 2014–June 2016
    Health Workforce Retraining Initiative, New York State Department of Health - Community Pharmacists Trained in Pharmaceutical Care for Cancer Survivors
    New York State Department of Health
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $530,021
  • January 2011–January 2016
    Program Project (P01) Award
    NCI
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $51,512
  • January 2013–January 2014
    SUNY Institute for Research and Gender - Faculty Research Grant Award
    SUNY Institute for Research and Gender
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $3,500
  • January 2010–January 2012
    NIH/NCI K07 Award - Nutrigenetics of cruciferous vegetable intake and breast cancer prognosis
    National Cancer Institute
    Role: Consultant
    $2,000
  • January 2010–January 2012
    Peter Rowley Breast Cancer Award - Modulation of Inflammatory Response by Diabetes Management in Breast Cancer Patients: a Potential Modifier of Breast Cancer Prognosis
    4. Wadsworth Foundation, New York State Department of Health
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $346,988
  • January 2010–January 2011
    Clinical Pharmacy Research Award
    New York State Council of Health-system Pharmacists
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $1,000
  • January 2009–January 2010
    Oncology Leadership Award
    New York State Council of Health-system Pharmacists
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $5,000
  • January 2000–January 2000
    Federation of European Biochemistry Societies - YTF Grant
    Federation of European Biochemistry Societies
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $1,500
  • January 1998–January 2000
    Romanian Academy of Sciences Grant Award
    Romanian Academy of Sciences
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $5,000
  • January 1999–January 1999
    Federation of European Biochemistry Societies - YTF Grant
    Federation of European Biochemistry Societies
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $1,500

Journal Articles:
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Abstracts:
  • Ceacareanu AC; Kublas T; Forrest A; Hong C; Jackowiak C; Zhang Y; Khoury T; Nimako G; Ekonomidis D; Wintrob Z; Kossoff E. Use of insulin sensitizers is associated with better hormone-receptor pattern and improved bresat cancer outcomes. Cancer Research. 2012; 72.
  • Epstein M; Barima A; Brennan J; Patel K; Nimako G; Kossoff E; Hong C; Ceacareanu AC. Assessing the prognostic value of insulin resistance biomarkers in diabetics with breast cancer. Research Poster Symposium. 2011.
  • Fu H; Wintrob Z; Martens C; Kossoff E; Forrest A; Hong C; Ceacareanu AC. Could cholesterol drugs modulate inflammation in type 2 diabetics with breast cancer?. American Society of Health-system Pharmacists Proceedings Midyear 2010. 2011.
  • Ceacareanu AC; Fu H; Wightman S; Forrest A; Hong C; Elgebaly M; Epstein M; Wintrob Z; Kossoff E; Yeow D; Boateng H; Welt J. Diabetes pharmacotherapy: A potential modifier of breast cancer prognosis?. 2010.
  • Rickert M; Drumea I; Epstein M; Boateng H; Ceacareanu AC. Impact of repetitive freezing, hemolysis and dilution on cytokine and growth factor profiling by Luminex. 2009.
  • Ceacareanu AC; Evans A; Link A; Morgan C; Claiborne P. Appropriateness of Antiemetic Premedication in Oncology Patients Receiving Chemotherapy. Southeastern Residency Conference. 2008.
Books and Book Chapters:
  • Ceacareanu AC, Wintrob ZAP. Pharmacokinetic considerations in oncology. 2015.

Professional Memberships:
  • American Association Of Pharmaceutical Sciences (2011)
  • New York State Cancer Consortium (2009)
  • National Association of Professional Women (2009)
  • Society for Thermal Medicine (2009)
  • New York State Council of Health-System Pharmacists; Member of the Board of Directors of the NYSCHP Research and Education Foundation since May 2010 (2009)
  • American Association for Cancer Research (2009)
  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (2008)
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy (2007)
  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (2007)
  • American Pharmacist Association (2007)
  • Tennessee Pharmacist Association (2007)
  • Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (2006)
  • Who’s Who Empire of Executives and Professionals (2005)
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Presentations:
  • "Diabetes Pharmacotherapy, Cytokine Profiles, and Prognosis in Breast Cancer" International Immunology Conference, University of Bucharest, Immunology Society (2016)
  • "Graduate and Undergraduate Student Learning and the Personalized Treatment in Oncology" Academic Forum New Dimensions in Patient Stratification, University of Bucharest (2016)
  • "Personalized Treatment in Oncology: Pharmacogenomic Testing and Clinical Application" Academic Forum New Dimensions in Patient Stratification, University of Bucharest (2016)
  • "Vitamin D, diabetes mellitus and cancer outcomes" National Congress of the Romanian Society of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Romanian Society of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Plenary Session (2016)
  • "Personalized Treatment in Oncology: a Health Risk Assessment of the Adjacent Pharmacotherapies" Academic Forum New Dimensions in Patient Stratification, University of Bucharest (2016)
  • "Personalized Treatment in Oncology: a Health Risk Assessment of the Dietary Supplements" Academic Forum New Dimensions in Patient Stratification, University of Bucharest (2016)
  • "Determinants of Hormone-Receptor Status in Women with Diabetes Mellitus and Breast Cancer" International Society of Regenerative Medicine and Surgery, First International Congress, International Society of Regenerative Medicine and Surgery, Oncology (2015)
  • "High School Interns – Opportunities in Translational Research" West Seneca Central School Academy of Life Science, West Seneca Central School Academy of Life Science, Experiential Internships (2015)
  • "Addressing Forecasted Oncologist Shortage: a Cancer Education Program for Pharmacy Students" European Association of Faculties of Pharmacy, Ankara, Turkey (2013)
  • "Living with Diabetes, Caring about Breast Cancer" Gender across Borders Symposium, UB Institute for Research and Education on Women and Gender (2013)
  • "Health Risk Assessment and Evaluation of Statin Utilization" AstraZeneca US Payer Real World Evidence Group, AstraZeneca (2013)
  • "The Process of Preparing a Successful Pharmacy Residency Application" Rho-Chi Student Organization (2012)
  • "Pharmacogenomics – Applications for Managed Care" Session Moderator - Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy Educational Conference, Pharmacogenomic Session, Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (2011)
  • "The Oncology Professional – Clone or Endeavor?" Department of Pharmacy Practice Seminar, University at Buffalo (2010)
  • "Specialty Pharmacy - Applications for Managed Care" Session Moderator - Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy Educational Conference, Specialty Pharmacy Session (2010)
  • "Oncology Pharmacist Shortage in the State of New York" New York State Cancer Consortium. NYSCC Workforce Task Group Webinar, NYSCC (2010)
  • "Impact of Type 2 Diabetes on Breast Cancer Recurrence and Survival" Breast Disease Site Research Group, Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (2010)
  • "Cholesterol drugs improve disease free survival in type 2 diabetics with breast cancer" American Society of Health-system Pharmacists Annual Meeting, American Society of Health-system Pharmacists (2010)
  • "Could cholesterol drugs modulate inflammation in type 2 diabetics with breast cancer?" American Society of Health-system Pharmacists Annual Meeting, American Society of Health-system Pharmacists (2010)
  • "Diabetes pharmacotherapy: A potential modifier of breast cancer prognosis" 101st Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research, American Association for Cancer Research (2010)
  • "A Focus on Your Medication" Sheehan Health Network Symposium, Sheehan Health Network, Health Disparities (2009)
  • "Management of Nausea and Vomiting in Cancer Patients" Southern Residency Conference, Athens GA (2008)
  • "5HT3 Receptor Antagonists Class Review" Continuing Education Program, Baptist Memorial Hospital, Memphis, TN (2008)
  • "A Report of Haloperidol and Epogen Utilization at BMH" Continuing Education Program, Baptist Memorial Hospital, Memphis, TN (2008)
  • "Current Guidelines in Pain Management" Continuing Education Program, Baptist Memorial Hospital, Memphis, TN (2007)
  • "Role of Small GTPase Rac1 in Redox Regulation of Aortic Smooth Muscle Cells" University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Physiology Department Seminar (2005)
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Service Activities:
  • Avon Research Grants InVitro Sciences; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2016)
  • Journal of Pharmacy Practice Editorial Board - Oncology Pharmacy Editor; Associate Editor (2016–2018)
  • American Cancer Society - Relay for Life; Volunteer (2015–2016)
  • Health Politics Magazine Contributor; External Reviewer (2015–2016)
  • International Society of Regenerative Medicine - Oncology Session Moderator; Chair (2015)
  • American Journal of Pharmacy Education; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2014–2016)
  • Austin Journal of Pharmaoclogy and Therapeutics; Editorial Board Member (2014–2016)
  • NYS DoH Office of Professional Medical Conduct; Advisory Committee (2014–2016)
  • Annals of Pharmacotherapy Journal; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2013–2016)
  • Graduate School of Education; Associate Member (2013–2016)
  • AACP Paul Dawson Biotechnology Award; Board Member (2013–2014)
  • Oncology Pharmacy Practice Faculty Search; Chair (2013–2014)
  • Decanal Recruitment Committee - Executive Senate Delegate; Delegate (2013)
  • Faculty Senate; School Representative (2012–2016)
  • Faculty Senate Executive Committee; School Representative (2012–2014)
  • BMC Clinical Pharamcology; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2012–2016)
  • Breast Cancer Research and Treatment Journal; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2012–2016)
  • AACP Global Advanced Pharmacy Experiences; Advisory Committee (2012–2014)
  • NYSCHP-REF Biostatistics Certificate Committee; NYSCHP Research and Education Foundation; Co-Chair (2011)
  • AMCP Student Chapter; Student Mentor (2011–2016)
  • Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy; Delegate (2011–2016)
  • AACP House of Delegates; School Representative (2011–2014)
  • Romanian Journal of Rare Diseases; Editorial Board Member (2011–2016)
  • Undergraduate Exercise Science Clinical Internship Preceptor; Student Mentor (2011–2013)
  • Accreditation Subcommittee - Experiential Planning and Assessment in Oncology; Chair (2011–2012)
  • ACPE Accreditation Committee; Member (2011–2012)
  • Pharmacotherapeutics Committee; Member (2010–2016)
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences Graduate Program; Student Mentor (2010–2014)
  • NYSCHP-REF Board of Directors; NYSCHP Research and Education Foundation; Board of Directors (2010–2016)
  • New York AMCP Region Affiliate; Western New York AMCP Chapter; Organizing Committee Member (2010–2016)
  • NYS Cancer Consortium - Oncology Pharmacy; New York State Cancer Consortium; School Representative (2010–2016)
  • Pharmacy Curriculum Mapping Task Force; Committee Member (2010–2012)
  • AMCP Conference Moderator; Chair (2010)
  • AMCP Conference Moderator; Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy Invited to moderate the session ""The changing in paradigm of specialty pharmacy from injectables to orals:implications for managed care""; Chair (2009)
  • Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program Research Mentor; Student Mentor (2009–2016)
  • HEALTH FORUM TO FOCUS ON YOUR MEDICATION; Sheehan Health Network and Roswell Park Cancer Institute The medical experts engaged the audience in a conversation about facts that they should know about the use of medication. Attendees were able to ask questions and speak one on one with the experts; Presentor (2009)
  • Novartis Fellowship Recruiting Committee; Other (2009–2012)
  • Clinical Research Track Committee; Student Mentor (2009–2016)
  • RPCI Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee; Committee Member (2009–2013)
  • Admission Committee - Candidate Interviews; Reviewer (2009)
  • Pharmacy Admission Reviewer; Reviewer (2008–2014)
  • JMCP Editorial Board Reviewer; Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy; Peer Reviewer (2006–2016)

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