Profile: Anne Tucker

Anne Tucker
Anne M. Tucker, Pharm.D., BCNSP
Clinical Associate Professor
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Clinical Instructor, Baylor College of Medicine
Department of Clinical Sciences and Administration
UH College of Pharmacy
Texas Medical Center Campus, Room 324
1441 Moursund Street
Houston, TX 77030

832-842-8336
832-842-8383 (Fax)
atucker4@uh.edu

Education & Post-graduate Training

Doctor of Pharmacy, The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy, Little Rock, Arkansas

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry/Biochemistry (magna cum laude), The University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas

Pharmacy Practice Residency, The University Hospital of Arkansas, Little Rock, Arkansas

Certifications

Board Certified Nutrition Support Pharmacist, November 2003-present
Texas State Board of Pharmacy Preceptor, 2003-present
Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy Preceptor, 1998-2000
Basic Life Support, 2010-present
Immunization Delivery, 2010-present
Advanced Cardiac Life Support, 2002-2009

Professional Memberships & Service

  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
  • American Society of Health System Pharmacists
  • American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
    • Education and Professional Development Committee Co-Chair, 2009-2010
    • Education and Professional Development Committee, 2008-2009
    • Pharmacy Practice Section Secretary, 2009-2010
    • Pharmacy Practice Section Chair-elect, 2012-2013
    • Pharmacy Practice Section Chair, 2014-present
    • Abstract Review Committee, 2012-present
    • Abstract Review Comimttee Co-chair, 2013-present
    • Section Affairs Subcommittee, 2013-2014
    • Self-Assessment Committee, 2010-2012
    • Self-Assessment Committee Chair, 2012
    • Clinical Nutrition Week Monitoring Committee, 2009-2012
  • American Society of Health System Pharmacists
  • Board of Pharmacy Specialties
    • Nutrition Support Specialit Council, Specialist appointment, 2013-present
    • Nutrition Support Item Writer, 2008-2011
  • Phi Beta Kappa National Honors Society
  • Phi Delta Chi Professional Pharmacy Fraternity
    • Faculty Advisor, Alpha Tau Chapter, 2010-present
  • Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society
  • Rho Chi National Pharmaceutical Honor Society
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Texas Chapter Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Texas Gulf Coast Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
    • Past-president, 2012-present
    • President, 2009-2011
    • Secretary, 2005-2008
    • Newsletter Editorial Board Member, 2005-2008

Editorial Appointments

  • Invited Reviewer, JPEN Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, 2013
  • Editorial Reviewer, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, 2013
  • Texas Gulf Coast Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Newsletter, 2005-2008

Awards and Honors

  • Excellence in Service Award, UH College of Pharmacy, 2014
  • Faculty Preceptor of the Year, UH College of Pharmacy, 2013
  • Bluebonnet Award, Houston Area Diatetics Association, 2011
  • Clinical Nutrition Week Abstract of Distinction, American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, 2011
  • Texas Society of Health System Pharmacists Outstanding Poster, 2004
  • Pharmacokinetics Traineeship Award, 1998
  • John L. McClellan VAMC Pharmacy Department Award, 1998
  • Jordin Scholar 1994, 1995, 1996
  • Lilly Achievement Award, 1996
  • Arkansas Association of Hospital Pharmacists Award, 1994 
  • Tyler Mitcham Pharmacy Award, 1993

Courses

    Academic
    • PHAR 4260 Pharmacy Management I
    • PHAR 5256 Pharmacy Skills V
    • PHAR 5274 Pharmacy Practice V
    • PHAR 5280 Therapeutics
    • PHAR 5480 Physical Assessment/Anatomy
    • PHAR 5581 Advanced Therapeutics II
    • PHAR 5582 Advanced Therapeutics III
    • PHAR 5218 Critical Care Therapeutics
    Experiential
    • Nutrition Support Pharmacy Student Preceptor, Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX
    • Nutrition Support and Academic Pharmacy Resident Preceptor (PGY1), Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Patel TS, Crutchley RD, Tucker AM, Cottreau J, Garey KW. Crofelemer for the treatment of chronic diarrhea in patients living with HIV/AIDS. HIV AIDS (Auckl). 2013 Jul 15;5:153-62. doi: 10.2147/HIV.S30948. Print 2013. PMID: 23888120

Yeo QM, Crutchley R, Cottreau J, Tucker A, and Garey KW.  Crofelemer, a novel anti-secretory agent approved for the treatment of HIV-associated diarrhea. Drugs of Today 2013;49:239-252.

Cottreau J, Tucker A, Crutchley R, and Garey KW. Crofelemer for the treatment of secretory diarrhea. Expert Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2012 Jan;6(1):17-23.

Bisanz A, Tucker AM, Amin DM, et al. Summary of the Causative and Treatment Factors of Diarrhea and the Use of a Diarrhea Assessment and Treatment Tool to Improve Patient Outcomes. Gastroenterol Nurs 2010;33:268–281.

Pirat A, Tucker AM, Taylor KA, et al. Comparison of Measured Versus Predicted Energy Requirements in Critically Ill Cancer Patients. Respir Care 2009;54(4):487-494.

Tucker AM. Current Literature Review of Baradi H, Walsh RM, et al. Postoperative Jejunal Feeding and Outcome of Pancreaticoduodenectomy. Nutr Clin Practi 2004;19(5):533-534.

Tucker, AM. Reducing the Risk of Infection. Health-System Edition of Drug Topics. 2002;146(16):16.

Book Chapters

Gura K, Langley G, Tucker AM. Nutrition in Pharmacy Practice. Chapter 86 in Allen L (ed): Remington: The Science and Practice of Pharmacy. London, United Kingdom, Pharmaceutical Press, 2013:2235-2272.

Coyle E and Tucker AM. PGY-2 Medicine Subspecialties. Chapter 20 in Bookstaver PB, Rudisill CN, Smith KM, Miller AD (eds): Roadmap to Postgraduate Training in Pharmacy.  Columbus, Ohio, McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc, 2013:287-298. 

Bean S, Bickford C, Ippoliti C, et al (#6). Managing Non Life-Threatening Transplant-Related Toxicities. Chapter in Champlin R, Ippoliti C (eds): Supportive Care Manual for Blood and Marrow Transplantation. Armonk, New York, Summit Communications, LLC, 2007:41-78.

Johnson T, Tucker A, Canada T. Nutrition Support of the ICU Cancer Patient. Chapter in Shaw A, Riedel B, Burton A, et al (eds): Acute Care of the Cancer Patient. Boca Raton, Taylor & Francis Group, 2005:805-825.

Abstracts

Tucker AM, Broussard Q, Tajchman SK, Rodriguez J, Finch CG, Nates JL. "Accurate assessment of caloric requirements in a critically ill, non-obese cancer population." Clinical Nutrition Week 2014, American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, Savannah, Georgia; January 2014. (Recognized as Runner-up for New Practitioner Award, Pharmacy Practice Section, ASPEN Clinical Nutrition Week 2014, Savannah, Ga.) 

Broussard Q, Tucker AM. "Are topical oils containing essential fatty acids useful in the prevention and/or treatment of essential fatty acid deficiency in adult patients?" American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting, Orlando, Florida; December 2013.

Stinnette A, Halton K, Tucker AM, "Influence of underlying cardiovascular conditions on electrolyte monitoring and supplementation in critically ill parenteral nutrition patients." American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada; December 2012.

Esmaily-Fard A, Patel K, Halton K, Tucker AM. "Potential cost savings with appropriate acid suppressant use in parenteral nutrition patients." American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana; December 2011.

Nguyen JK, Tucker AM. "Determination of accurate parenteral nutrition formulation osmolarity and development of an osmolarity calculator for safe infusion of peripheral parenteral nutrition." American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana; December 2011.

Villamor CB, Tucker AM. “Improving communication among healthcare professionals by means of a simple tool to mitigate the impact of drug shortages on parenteral nutrition therapy.” American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana; December 2011.

Tajchman S, Tucker AM, Rodriguez J, et al.  “Current Nutrition Guidelines Underestimate Energy Requirements in Critically Ill Obese Cancer Patients.” American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Clinical Nutrition Week 2011, Vancouver, British Columbia; January 2011.  *Awarded Abstract of Distinction

Hsu C, Palmer H, Manson M, Tucker A, et al.  “Evaluation of antibiotic prophylaxis for LVAD patients and the risk of surgical site infections.”  American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting, Anaheim, California; December 2010.

Joe J, Gessner M, Halton K, Hu B, Tucker AM.  “Evaluation of electrolyte prescribing patterns in critically ill patients on parenteral nutrition.” American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting, Anaheim, California; December 2010.

Gessner M, Joe J, Halton K, Tucker AM.  “Potassium and magnesium administration practices in critically ill patients on parenteral nutrition requiring renal replacement therapy."  American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting, Anaheim, California; December 2010.

Patel K, Beard K, Halton K, Hu B, Tucker AM.  “Overuse of proton pump inhibitors as stress ulcer prophylaxis in patients receiving parenteral nutrition.” American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting, Anaheim, California; December 2010.

Pirat A, Tucker A, Taylor K, et al.  "A Comparison of Calculated and Measured Caloric Requirements in Critically Ill Cancer Patients." Society of Critical Care Medicine 35th Critical Care Congress, San Francisco, California; January 2006.

Johnson TN, Tucker AM.  "Insulin Protocol Development and Evaluation for Critically Ill Cancer Patients", Texas Society for Heath-System Pharmacists Annual Seminar, Houston, Texas; April 2004.

Invited Presentations

“Acid-Base Disorders: Easy as 1, 2, 3,” Clinical Nutrition Week 2014, American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, Savannah, Georgia; January 2014.

“Creating an Award Winning Nutrition Support Team,” Clinical Nutrition Week 2014, American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, Savannah, Georgia; January 2014.

“Nutrition and Metabolism Research Paper Session: Malnutrition, Obesity, Practice Issues,” Moderator, Clinical Nutrition Week 2014, American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, Savannah, Georgia; January 2014.

“A Case-Based Approach to the Nutritional Management of the Critically Ill Patient: Feeding the Hemodynamically Unstable Patient Requiring Vasopressor Agents,” 2013 A.S.P.E.N. Webinar Series, American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, October 2013.

“A Systematic Approach to the Assessment and Treatment of Diarrhea in Nutrition Support Patients,” Clinical Nutrition Week 2013, American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, Phoenix, Arizona; February 2013.

“Drug-Induced Electrolyte Disorders: A Case-Based Approach,” Clinical Nutrition Week 2013, American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, Phoenix, Arizona; February 2013.

“Faculty Relations,” Phi Delta Chi Fraternity South Central Regional Conference, Sugarland, Texas; March 2012.

“Hyponatremia – Salt Please? A Simple Approach to Fluid and Sodium Disorders,” Clinical Nutrition Week 2012, Department of Veterans Administration Section Meeting, American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, Orlando, Florida; January 2012.

“Optimizing Perioperative Nutrition Management in the Gastrointestinal Surgery Patient,” 2010 A.S.P.E.N. Teleseminar Series, American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, August 2010.

“Evaluation of Abnormalities in Liver Function Tests after Drug-Induced Injury,” Clinical Nutrition Week 2010, American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, Las Vegas, Nevada; February 2010.

“Clinical Pearls in the Nutritional Management of Oncology Related Complications,” The 31st Annual Pharmacy Symposium on Cancer Chemotherapy, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas; October 2009.

“Nutrition and Liver Disease,” 2009 A.S.P.E.N. Teleseminar Series, American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, March 2009.

“Monitoring Nutrition Support:  Utilizing Clinical Judgment - A Case-Based Approach to Common Misinterpretations of Laboratory Values,” Clinical Nutrition Week 2005, American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida; January 2005.

“Diabetic Management in Cancer Patients,” The 11th Symposium on Nutrition and Cancer, University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas; July 2004.

“The ICU Oncology Patient:  Advances in Critical Care - Atrial Fibrillation,” The 25th Annual Pharmacy Symposium on Cancer Chemotherapy, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas; September 2003.

“Critical Care Dilemmas in Oncology – Steroid Induced Hyperglycemia,” The 23rd Annual Pharmacy Symposium on Cancer Chemotherapy, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas; September 2001.

“Nutritional Management of Oncology Related Complications – Postoperative Thoracic Duct Fistulas,” The 23rd Annual Pharmacy Symposium on Cancer Chemotherapy, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas; September 2001.

State and Local Presentations

"Parenteral Nutrition: A Pharmacist’s Responsibility," Inpatient Pharmacy Inservice, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, Houston, Texas; June 2010.

"From Hospital to Home: Transitioning Stem Cell Transplant Patients on Parenteral Nutrition," Stem Cell Transplant Nursing Inservice, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas; January 2009.

"Assessing Laboratory Values In Your Patients," Tall Pines Dietetic Association, Tomball, Texas; April 2007.

"A Case-Based Approach to Common Misinterpretations of Laboratory Values," Fall Seminar 2005, The 3rd Annual Current Topics in Clinical Nutrition, Parkland Health and Hospital System, Dallas, Texas; September 2005.

“Nutrition Support of the ICU Critical Care Cancer Patient,” Critical Care Medical Residents Grand Rounds; University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas; January, March, and October 2005.

"Critical Care Continuous Infusion Medications and Calculations," Nursing Orientation and Education, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas; January and September 2004.

"Recent Updates in Stress Ulcer Prophylaxis," Nutrition Grand Rounds, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas; July 2003.

"Renal Failure and Nutritional Considerations," Nutrition Grand Rounds, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas; May 2002.

"Nutritional Management of Thoracic Duct Fistulas," Nutrition Grand Rounds, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas; April 2002.

"Nutrition and Esophageal Cancer," Nutrition Grand Rounds, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas; April 2002.

"Multivitamins and Trace Elements," Nutrition Grand Rounds, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas; January 2002.