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Linda                          Catanzaro

Linda M. Catanzaro PharmD

Department of Pharmacy Practice

Clinical Assistant Professor

 
Professional Summary:

Director of the Pharmacotherapy Information Center


Primary research interests are in the fields of drug information and pharmacy informatics. Currently, Dr. Catanzaro is continuing to work in collaboration with other UB SoPPS faculty on projects with the NY State Department of Health (DOH). The projects involve post-marketing drug utilization literature evaluation as well as retrospective drug utilization review (DUR) research for the Office of Medicaid Clinical Drug Review Program. Additional projects for this year will involve the development and tracking of outcomes for the DOH Prescriber Education Program (PEP) as well as the development of a web-based Rapid Response Center for providing drug information in support of the PEP within the Pharmacotherapy Information Center.


Students interested in this type of research will have the opportunity to develop their literature retrieval and evaluation skills and professional writing skills. The DUR research component will provide the opportunity to learn how to analyze insurance claims databases to identify prescribing patterns and opportunities for optimizing appropriate medication use. Participation in the project may also lead to the opportunity for the student to become a published author.

Education and Training:
  • PGY2 Specialty Residency in HIV Pharmacoinformatics, University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences (2003)
  • PharmD, The State University of New York at Buffalo - School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (2001)
  • AAS, Niagara County Community College, Summa cum laude (1994)
Employment:
  • Clinical Assistant Professor (2003-present)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor (2003)
  • Staff Pharmacist (2001–2002)
  • Staff Pharmacist (2001)
  • Pharmacy Intern (1998–2001)
  • Pharmacy Messenger (1998)
  • Pharmacy Messenger (1998)
  • Pharmacy Intern (1998)
  • Gas Chromatography Analyst (1994–1997)
  • Gas Chromatography Analyst (1994)
Awards and Honors:
  • Educator of the Year (2007)
  • William Dambach Academic Scholarship (2000)
  • Alumni Association Scholarship (2000)
  • Cecil and Violet Newton Scholarship (2000)

Research Expertise:
  • Antiretroviral Adherence
  • Pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic Interactions
  • Therapeutic Drug Monitoring - Pregnancy
  • Therapeutic Drug Monitoring - Pediatric Patients

Journal Articles:
  • McCabe SM; Ma Q; Slish J; Catanzaro LM; Sheth N; DiCenzo R; Morse ED. Antiretroviral therapy : pharmacokinetic considerations in patients with renal or hepatic impairment.. Clin Pharmacokinet. 2008; 47.
  • McCabe SM; Ma Q; Slish J; Catanzaro LM; Sheth N; DiCenzo R; Morse ED. Antiretroviral therapy: pharmacokinetic considerations in patients with renal or hepatic impairment. Clinical Pharmacokinetics. 2008; 47.
  • Ma Q; DiFrancesco R; Morse ED; Slish J; Zingman BS; Reichman RC; Fischl MA; Gripshover B; Forrest A; Brazeau DA; Boston N; Catanzaro LM. Assessing the impact of substance use and hepatitis coinfection on atazanavir and lopinavir trough concentrations in HIV-infected patients during therapeutic drug monitoring. Ther Drug Monit. 2007; 29.
  • Morse ED; Catanzaro LM; Acosta EP. Clinical pharmacodynamics of HIV-1 protease inhibitors: use of inhibitory quotients to optimize pharmacotherapy. Lancet Infectious Diseases. 2006; 6.
Abstracts:
  • Catanzaro LM; Nelson MM; Lliguicota FO; Warrick J; Morse ED. Development and Implementation of Web-based HIV Pharmaceutical Care Continuing Education and Certificate Programs. AJPE. 2008; 72.
  • Coe HV; Catanzaro LM; Lliguicota FO; Morse ED. Development of an Academic Pharmacotherapy Information Center Website as a Resource for Community Healthcare Providers. AJPE. 2008; 72.
  • Felton CM; Catanzaro LM; Walsh T. Pharmacy Informatics Instruction in Colleges and Schools of Pharmacy. AJPE. 2008; 72.
  • Catanzaro LM; Brody PM; Fiebelkorn KD; Felton C; Bellnier T; Morse ED. Integrated Approach to Community Pharmacy Medication Therapy Management (MTM) and Doctor of Pharmacy Experiential Programs.. AJPE. 2007; 71.
  • Fiebelkorn KD; Catanzaro LM; Bosinski AM; Brazeau GA; Morse ED; Lliguicota F. Enhancing Quality in Pharmacy Practice by e-Pharmacotherapy Networks in Asthma, HIV and Poison Prevention. AJPE. 2006; 70.

Professional Memberships:
  • Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International (2011)
  • Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society (2007)
  • New York State Chapter American College of Clinical Pharmacy (2007)
  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (2006)
  • HIV ePharmacotherapy Network; Associate Editor (2005)
  • American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists (2004)
  • American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists (2004–present)
  • Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists (2003)
  • Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists (2003–present)
  • Clinical Pharmacist Advisory Board, Bristol-Myers Squibb (2003–present)
  • Amercian College of Clinical Pharmacy (2002)
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy (2002–present)
  • Rho Chi Pharmacy Honor Society (1998)
  • American Pharmaceutical Association; Member (1998–2002)
  • Rho Chi Pharmacy Honor Society; Member (1998–2001)
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Presentations:
  • "Preceptor and Student Perceptions of Drug Information Assignments" 32nd Annual Eastern States Conference for Pharmacy Residents and Preceptors (2013)
  • "Program Update: Prescriber Education Program" NYS Medicaid Drug Utilization Review Board, NYS Department of Health (2013)
  • "Diabetes Standards of Care" NYS Medicaid Drug Utilization Review Board, NYS Department of Health (2012)
  • "HCV Protease Inhibitors in HCV-HIV Co-infection" NYS Medicaid Drug Utilization Review Board, NYS Department of Health (2012)
  • "Metformin as First-Line Therapy for Type 2 Diabetes" NYS Medicaid Drug Utilization Review Board, NYS Department of Health (2012)
  • "Lubiprostone" NYS Medicaid Drug Utilization Review Board, NYS Department of Health (2012)
  • "Omega-3-acid ethyl-esters" NYS Medicaid Drug Utilization Review Board, NYS Department of Health (2011)
  • "Hepatitis C Virus Protease Inhibitors" NYS Medicaid Drug Utilization Review Board, NYS Department of Health (2011)
  • "Introducing Center for Health Outcomes Pharmacoinformatics and Epidemiology" Annual Meeting of Dean's National Industrial Advisory Council, UB School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (2011)
  • "Anabolic Steroids" NYS Medicaid Drug Utilization Review Board, NYS Department of Health (2011)
  • "Development of a Web-based Drug Interaction Database and Utility for HIV/AIDS Research Protocols" DCFAR 2nd Annual World AIDS Day Scientific Symposium, University of Rochester (2010)
  • "Pegylated Interferons for Hepatitis C" NYS Medicaid Drug Utilization Review Board, NYS Department of Health (2010)
  • "Developing an International Health Information Technology Network for HIV Medication Management Research" NY HIV Research Centers Consortium 2010 Scientific Conference (2010)
  • "Topical Corticosteroids" NYS Medicaid Drug Utilization Review Board, NYS Department of Health (2010)
  • "Sodium Oxybate (Xyrem)" NYS Medicaid Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee, NYS Department of Health (2009)
  • "Sodium Oxybate (Xyrem)" NYS Medicaid Drug Utilization Review Board, NYS Department of Health (2009)
  • "Appropriate Use of Drug Information Sources" Insights Program: Working with Your Pharmacist to Promote Health & Wellness, UB SoPPS Office of Planned Giving (2009)
  • "Continuity of HIV/AIDS Pharmacotherapy through an Integrated Multidisciplinary Immunodeficiency Services Medication Reconciliation Program" IAPAC HIV Treatment (2009)
  • "Development and Implementation of Web-based HIV Pharmaceutical Care Continuing Education and Certificate Programs" ACCP/AFPC Annual Meeting (2008)
  • "Development and Implementation of Web-based HIV Pharmaceutical Care Continuing Education and Certificate Programs" American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting (2008)
  • "PubDrug.org - An open scholarship collaboration between pharmacy faculty, students, and librarians" ELPUB 2008, ELPUB (2008)
  • "Addressing Adherence Barriers and Managing Antiretroviral Side Effects" HIV Pharmacotherapy Update, University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences (2008)
  • "Addressing Adherence, Toxicity, and Side Effect Concerns in ARV-Na‹ve Patients" International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care (IAPAC) Pharmacist Education Workshop: Promoting HAART Adherence, IAPAC (2008)
  • "Integrated Approach to Community Pharmacy Medication Therapy Management (MTM) and Doctor of Pharmacy Experiential Programs" AACP, AACP (2007)
  • "Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Inhibitory Quotients in HIV-Infected Substance Users and Non-substance Users Receiving HIV-1 Protease Inhibitors" CROI 2007 (2007)
  • "Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM) in patients Co-Infected with HIV and Hepatitis C (HCV)" 45th Annual ICAAC (2005)
  • "HIV-Adherence Pharmacotherapy and Clinical Research" American College of Clinical Pharmacy Annual Meeting (2005)
  • "Comprehensive Pharmacologic Evaluation for Interdisciplinary Management Strategies" Treatment and Management of HIV Infection in the United States Conference (2005)
  • "HIV Adherence Pharmacology Unit Coordinates Pharmacotherapy and Clinical Research" Treatment and Management of HIV Infection in the United States Conference (2005)
  • "Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM) in HIV/Hepatitis C (HCV) Patients" Treatnent and Management of HIV Infection in the United States Conference (2005)
  • "Clinical Application of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring of Antiretrovirals" American College of Clinical Pharmacy Annual Meeting (2003)
  • "HIV Drug Interaction and Antiretroviral (ARV) Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM) Registry: Attaining Compliance with Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act (CLIA) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountabiity Act (HIPAA)" Making a Difference (MAD) Infectious Disease Pharmacotherapy Conference (2003)
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Service Activities:
  • NYS Department of Health (DOH) / SUNY Medicaid Initiative; Coordinate Medicaid Prescriber Education Program initiatives and reporting to NYSDOH Conducted data collection and analysis and summarized program activities for multiple SUNY campuses in annual report for NYSDOH in September 2012. Coordinated preparatio; Other (2012)
  • Free health Clinic for Underserved; Buffalo City Mission - Cornerstone Manor Women's Shelter Serve as pharmacy consultant on interdisciplinary volunteer healthcare team; provide pharmaceutical care for patients, precept pharmacy students and residents.; Volunteer (2011)
  • Free health Clinic for Underserved; Good Neighbors Health Center Serve as pharmacy consultant on interdisciplinary volunteer healthcare team; provide pharmaceutical care for patients, precept pharmacy students and residents.; Volunteer (2011)
  • Student organization; Serve as co-advisor to support CPFI student chapter leadership and activities; attend chapter meetings as well as additional meetings with leadership; facilitate community outreach projects. This student chapter was recently developed and has grown signi; Other (2011)
  • HSL References & Education Services Librarian Search Committee; Review applications for HSL RES Librarian position, participate in interview and selection process. This committee will recommend candidate for this RES Librarian position which will also serve as the HSL Liaison to the School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutica; Member (2009)
  • Resident Project Presentation Day; Provided written evaluations and verbal feedback for pharmacy practice residents presenting their residency projects.; Other (2009)
  • NYS Department of Health (DOH) Drug Utilization Review Program; Coordinate and participate in completion and presentation of drug and drug class reviews in support of NYS Medicaid Clinical Drug Review Program and other requests submitted by DOH, Drug Utilization Review Board, and P&T Committee. I played a key role in; Other (2008)
  • Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences Medication Management Research Network Steering Committee; The focus of this committee is to implement a statewide Medication Management Research Program that will facilitate clinical and translational research in the area of applied drug therapy. This group was awarded the Pharmaceutical Safety Initiative Grant; Member (2007)
  • APhA Patient Counseling Competition; Review student patient counseling videos and complete evaluations ranking each student on counseling skills. Selection of SoPPS representative for annual APhA National Patient Counseling Competition.; Other (2007)
  • Health Sciences Library Faculty Advisory Committee; Primary representative for the School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences on the HSL Advisory Committee. Participate in committee meetings twice each year and function as liaison for communication between the HSL and Department of Pharmacy Practice in; Member (2007)
  • Pharmaceutical Care Committee; Participate in coordination of Pharmaceutical Care Course sequence to ensure continuity of learning experiences and integration with pharmacotherapeutics material.; Member (2006)
  • Experiential Education Advisory Committee; As coordinator of the professional practice experiential electives, monitor and QA student evaluations each module as well as deal with student or preceptor issues. Meet once monthly with other coordinators to address issues and continue development of p; Member (2005)
  • Admissions Committee; Review admissions applications and participate in pharmacy school candidate interviews throughout each admissions cycle . Selection of incoming class for PharmD program each year.; Other (2005)
  • Residency Advisory Committee; Participate in coordination of all UB SoPPS pharmacy practice residency programs and resident activities within the department.; Member (2004)
  • HIV Continuing Education Programs; Responsible for development, implementation and ongoing content updates for two web-based HIV continuing education (CE) programs and one HIV Pharmaceutical Care Specialist Certificate Program (CP); review all cases submitted by participants in the CP; co; Other (2002)
  • University at Buffalo Spring Open House; Spoke with incoming undergraduates and their families touring the SoPPS pharmaceutical care lab about requirements and learning experiences in the PharmD program; answered questions. Outreach and information to UB freshman that have indicated pharmacy as; Other

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Phone: (716) 645-4770
Email: lburow@buffalo.edu


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