Clinical Research Program students defend theses

Clinical Research Program students.

By Kara Sweet

Published May 2, 2019

University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Clinical Research Program students presented defenses for their theses on May 1.

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. 

CRP Student Presenters

Student Mentor Project Title
Emily Thurnherr    Dr. Calvin Meaney Piperacillin/Tazobactam: More Nephrotoxic in Pediatric Patients than First Realized?
Hubert Chua   Dr. Brian Tsuji Combining the Current Generation of Antibiotics with Zidovudine: Assessing it’s utility as Salvage Therapy
John Trendowski         Dr. Calvin Meaney Erythropoietin Stimulating Agent Dynamics in Kidney in Transplant Recipients: A Prospective Title
Ebne Rafi Dr. Scott Monte Enhanced Recovery After Bariatric Surgery: A Retrospective review on Opioid Free Discharge
Elaine Shao Dr. Scott Monte Pharmacy Students’ Confidence and Ability Regarding De-Prescribing: A Cross Sectional Survey
Kory Zelen Dr. Fran Gengo The Impact of Abrupt Discontinuation of Chronic Aspirin on Stroke/TIA Events
Robert Parambi  Dr. Murali Ramanathan Serum Neurofilaments and Cholesterol to Predict New Lesions and Brain Matter Atrophy in Multiple Sclerosis
Henry Wilson Dr. Qing Ma Bictegravir in the Elderly Living with HIV: Impact of Polypharmacy and Multi-Morbidity
Kate Zarudna   Dr. Calvin Meaney Optimizing Erythropoiesis-Stimulating Agent Dosing: Achieving Target Hemoglobin Safely and Efficiently

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 ranked as one of the top 25 schools of pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences in the United States.