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Erin                           Slazak

Erin M. Slazak PharmD, BCPS

Department of Pharmacy Practice

Clinical Assistant Professor

 
Professional Summary:

Clinical Practice Site: Lifetime Health Medical Group, MedSense Clinical Pharmacy Program

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

Research interest areas include:

1. Patient-centered pharmacotherapy management of ambulatory disease states

2. Effect of pharmacist intervention on health care and economic outcomes

3. Ambulatory management of type 2 diabetes

4. Lipid and blood pressure management in the ambulatory type 2 diabetes population

Education and Training:
  • Patient Care Traineeship, ASHP Research and Education Foundation (2006)
  • PGY 1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, University at Buffalo SoPPS (2005)
  • PharmD, University at Buffalo SoPPS (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)
  • PGY 1 Resident/Ambulatory Care, 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:
  • 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)


Journal Articles:
  • Slazak EM, Zurick, Gina M. A practice-based learning experience to develop residents as clinical faculty members. American Journal of Health System Pharmacy. 2009; 66(13).
  • Slazak EM, Kozakiewicz JT, Winters NS, Smith JR, Monte SV. Statin Adherence Rates in Patients Utilizing a Patient-Centered Medical Home-Based Pharmacy. J Pharm Pract. 2016.
  • Slazak EM, Fodero KE, Albanese NP. Student Pharmacist Perceptions of a Behind-The-Counter Class of Medications. Journal of Pharmacy Practice. 2015.
  • Monte SV; Slazak EM; Albanese NP; Adelman M; Rao G; Paladino JA. Clinical and Economic Impact of a Diabetes Clinical Pharmacy Service Program in a University and Primary Care-Based Collaboration Model. Journal of the American Pharmacists Association. 2009; 49.
  • Monte SV; Albanese NP; Slazak EM; Schentag JJ; Paladino JA. Costs of treating lower respiratory tract infections in outpatients. American Journal of Managed Care. 2008; 14(4).
Abstracts:
  • Slazak EM, Prescott WA, Bednarczyk EM. University Pharmacy Resident Services, Inc.: a novel approach to employment of pharmacy residents(Poster #6-003). ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting. 2015.
  • Manciotti C; Slazak EM; Monte SV; Brody PM. Degree of A1C lowering and metabolic effects betwen GLP-1 agonists, DPP-IV inhibitors, and basal insulin when added to a combination of metformin adn sulfonylurea in patietns with inadequately controlled type 2 diabetes. 2011.
  • Sawkar S; Slazak EM; Monte SV; Norgard NB; Fominaya C; Brown J. Impact of add-on antihyperlipidemic therapies to statin therapy on cardiovascular outcomes and mortality [Abstract]. American Society of Health-System Pharmacy Midyear Clinical Meeting. 2010.
  • Monte SV; Dearing N; Slazak EM; Schentag JJ. Relationship of self monitoring of blood glucose on cardiovascular outomes in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Diabetes Technology Conference. 2009.
  • Herges J; Monte SV; Slazak EM; Albanese NP; Paladino JA. Comparison of Pharmacist-Physician Collaborative and Physician Only Management of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in the Primary Care Setting. ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting. 2008.
  • Mac Evoy MS; Slazak EM; Paladino JA; Monte SV. Evaluation of atorvastatin to simvastatin conversion in a primary care physician group and the impact on quality of care. ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting. 2007.
  • Paladino JA; Monte SV; Albanese NP; Slazak EM; Schentag JJ. Costs of Outpatients Lower Respiratory Tract Infection in an Adult Managed Care Population. ICAAC. 2007.
  • Zurick GM; Slazak EM. A Practice-Based Learning Experience to Develop Residents as Clinical Faculty Members. AACP Annual Meeting. 2007.
  • 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.
  • Monte SV; Paolini N; Slazak EM; Paladino JA. Cost of Outpatient Lower Respiratory Tract Infection in an Adult Primary Care Population. ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting. 2006.
  • Slazak EM; Paolini NM; Broffman G; Morse ED. Evaluation of Patient-Centered Pharmacotherapy Management in a Managed Care Organization. ACCP Annual Meeting. 2005.
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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:
  • "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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