Faculty and student scholarship on display at the ACCP Annual Meeting

Collin Clark (PharmD ’17), clinical assistant professor, pharmacy practice.

Best Poster Finalist Collin Clark

By Kara Sweet

Published November 1, 2019

Faculty, students and alumni from the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences presented a number of posters at the 2019 American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) Annual Meeting in New York, N.Y.

Collin Clark (PharmD ’17), adjunct instructor, pharmacy practice, was a Best Poster finalist at the meeting for his poster titled "Potentially inappropriate medication prescribing is associated with increased healthcare utilization and costs among older adults in the United States."

A reception for friends and alumni was also held for the New York State schools of pharmacy. Over 120 people attended and representation was robust from all eight schools.

Other posters presented were:

Poster presentation.

Pictured L-R: David Jacobs, Collin Clark, Christopher Daly

MeRIT Project: Comprehensive Medication Management for High Risk Patients in the Primary Care Setting: A Deprescribing Approach Merit-10
Christopher Daly (PharmD/MBA ’12), clinical assistant professor, pharmacy practice; Collin Clark (PharmD ’17), clinical assistant professor, pharmacy practice; Alison Oddi (PharmD ’20); Robert Wahler (PharmD ’00), clinical assistant professor, pharmacy practice; David Jacobs (PharmD ’11), assistant professor, pharmacy practice
Additional author: Charles Leonard (assistant professor of epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania)

Transplantation Immunosuppressive Pharmacology Research Program
Kathleen Tornatore (PharmD ’81), professor, pharmacy practice

Poster presentation.

Four-Factor Prothrombin Complex Concentrate for Reversal of Apixaban and Rivaroxaban
Maya R. Holsen (PharmD '17), clinical associate professor, pharmacy practice
Additional authors: Keaton S. Smetana, PharmD, BCCCP; Tamara A. Strohm, MD; J. Michael Boyd, PharmD, BCPS

Poster presentation.

Comparative effectiveness of vancomycin versus linezolid for the treatment of acute pulmonary exacerbations of cystic fibrosis
Nicholas Fusco (PharmD '10), clinical associate professor, pharmacy practice; Calvin Meaney (PharmD ’11), clinical associate professor, pharmacy practice; William Prescott (PharmD '02), interim chair and clinical professor, pharmacy practice
Additional author: Carla Frederick, MD (Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences)

Prevalence and Predictors of Potentially Inappropriate Medication Prescribing among Older Adults in the United States: A Population-based Study
Leslie Aurelio (PharmD ’20); Collin Clark (PharmD ’17), clinical assistant professor, pharmacy practice; Steve Feuerstein, data analyst, pharmacy practice; Amy Shaver (PharmD ’18);  Robert Wahler (PharmD ’00), clinical assistant professor, pharmacy practice; Christopher Daly (PharmD/MBA ’12), clinical assistant professor, pharmacy practice; David Jacobs (PharmD ’11), assistant professor, pharmacy practice

Acute Kidney Injury in Critically Ill Patients on Vancomycin with Concomitant Piperacillin/Tazobactam, Cefepime, or Meropenem: A Drug-Shortage Driven Quasi-Experimental Study
Atul Dilawri (PharmD ’20); Melissa McGowan (PharmD ’19); Colleen McKinney (PharmD ’19); Kimberly Zammit (BS ’86 & PharmD ’00); Lisa Voigt (BS ’99 & PharmD ’02); Calvin Meaney (PharmD ’11), clinical associate professor, pharmacy practice
Additional author: Melissa Danek (clinical pharmacist at Kaleida Health)

Zidovudine in combination with a beta-lactam regimen, aztreonam/avibactam, increases efficacy and bacterial killing
Hubert Chua (PharmD ’20); Nicholas Smith (PharmD '18, MS '18 & PhD '20); Patricia Holden, lab technician, pharmacy practice; Brian Tsuji, professor, pharmacy practice

Teaching cultural awareness to pharmacy students through a refugee education training session
Zakiya Rhodie (PharmD/MPH ’22); May Thander (PharmD ’22); Gina Prescott, clinical associate professor, pharmacy practice

Poster Presentation.

Pictured L-R: Habib Rahman, Cecilia Fratus, Gina Prescott

Analysis of an Interprofessional Hotspotting Pilot Program for Super-utilizers
Gina Prescott, clinical associate professor, pharmacy practice; Habib Rahman (PharmD ’21); Cecilia Fratus (PharmD ’21); Devon Coffey (PharmD ’20); Hannah Lu (PharmD ’20); Christopher Daly (PharmD/MBA ’12), clinical assistant professor, pharmacy practice

Evaluation of erythropoiesis-stimulating agent dose adjustments for target hemoglobin attainment in hemodialysis patients
Kateryna Zarunda (PharmD ’20); Calvin Meaney (PharmD ’11), clinical associate professor, pharmacy practice

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