Clinical Research Program students defend theses


Clinical Research Program students with Dean James O'Donnell, Associate Dean Kathy Boje, and Professor Brian Tsuji

By Kara Sweet

Published May 2, 2018

University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Clinical Research Program students presented defenses for their theses on May 2.

The third- and fourth-year students prepared their defenses in the style of the 3-minute thesis, which was founded by the University of Queensland, Australia.

The Clinical Research Program (CRP) is an opportunity for third and fourth year PharmD students to elevate themselves for placement in fellowships and residencies via individualized research programs focused on excellent original clinical and translational research. The CRP has a proven track record of providing students robust didactic and experiential clinical research activities which prepares them to compete for competitive post graduate training positions. 

Student Presenters

Abby Fornes

Phenotyping Bariatric Surgery Candidates: Optimizing the Answer to Bariatric Surgery Failure

Amy Drzewiecki

What’s in a Name: The Rising Costs Associated with Utilizing Branded Diabetes Products

Arthur Chan

Beauty and the Beast: a MCR-1 mixing experiment          

Nick Bosso

A World View: Travel Health recommendations for PharmD students during Global Health Experiences  

Cody Racha

Comprehensive Diabetes Interventions Between a Third-Party Payer and Local Community Pharmacies: An Outcomes Analysis

Dominick Varis


Response to Erythropoiesis Stimulating Agent Therapy in ESRD Patients Receiving Dialysis During Transitions of Care: A Retrospective Cross-Sectional Cohort Study

Erik Novak

Antibody distribution in tumor tissue: overcoming barriers in pharmacokinetics by hijacking plasma albumin

Gigi Yam

Changes in hemoglobin A1c levels after switching to bictegravir/emtricitibine/ tenofovir alafenamide fumarate

Jessica Greger

Shot for shot: long-acting buprenorphine injections put a stop to opioid addiction

Katherine Hong

The Effect of Antibody-Drug Conjugate to Reduce Systemic Toxicities Associated with Cancer Therapeutics

Yoscar Ogando

Reticulocyte-driven Dosing of Erythropoiesis Stimulating Agents in Hemodialysis: Hitting the Hemoglobin Bull’s-eye

Shahrier Hossain

Light at the end of the tunnel:  elucidating Epogen dosing

Stacy Yi       

Outcomes of Staphylococcus aureus infection in critically ill children: does vancomycin trough really matter?

For over 130 years, the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has continually been a leader in the education of pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists, renowned for innovation in clinical practice and research. The school is accredited by the American Council of Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE) and is the No. 1 ranked school of pharmacy in New York State and No. 22 in the United States by U.S. News & World Report.