Profile: Julianna Fernandez

Julianna Fernandez

Julianna Fernandez, Pharm.D., BCPS, CGP
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Clinical Specialist in Geriatrics, The Methodist Hospital

Department of Clinical Sciences and Administration
Texas Medical Center Campus, Room 436
1441 Moursund Street
Houston, TX 77030

832-842-8352
832-842-8383 (Fax)
jmferna7@central.uh.edu

Education & Post-graduate Training

Doctor of Pharmacy, cum laude, University of Houston College of Pharmacy, Houston, TX

PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, University of Arizona, Tuscon, AZ

B.A. Spanish, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

Certifications

  • ACCP Academy Teaching and Learning Certificate Program, Amercian College of Clinical Pharmacy
  • Certified Geriatric Pharmacist, Commission for Certification in Geriatric Pharmacy
  • Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist, Board of Pharmacy Specialties
  • ACLS Certification, American Heart Association
  • Clinical Pharmacy Scholars Teaching Certificate Program, University of Arizona, College of Pharmacy, Tucson, AZ
  • CPR/BCLS Certification, American Heart Association
  • Certification in Sterile Products, University of Houston College of Pharmacy

Academic/Research Interests

  • Geriatric patient access to health care

  • Medication safety

  • Continuity in care between acute care to outpatient setting

Courses

  • PHAR 5581/5582 Therapeutics
  • PHAR 5480 Physical Assessment
  • PHAR 5256 Pharmacy Skills Program V
  • PHAR 2362 Principles of Drug Action
  • Preceptor, Internal Medicine/Geriatrics

Publications

Fernandez JM, Erstad BL, Petty W, and Nix DE. Time to positive culture and identification for candida blood stream infections. Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease. Volume 64, Issue 4, August 2009, Pages 402-407

Burns KH, Owens GE, Fernandez JM, Nilson JH, and Matzuk MM. Characterization of integrin expression in the mouse ovary. Biology of Reproduction. 2002; 67(3): 743-751.

Presentations

"Electronic Medication Reconciliation." Integrated Pharmacy Staff, Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston, TX, February 2012

"Contrast Media in Diagnostic Imaging." ACPE Universal Program Number 0500-0000-11-010-H01-P, Pharmacy Staff, Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston, TX, November 2011

"ICU Pharmacology in Adults." Critical Care Nursing Staff, Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston, TX, October 2010

"Progress of Development of Sickle Cell Crisis Pathway Development." Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX, August 2009

"Preventing Injury from Intravenous Medications." Nursing Staff, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX, June 2009

"Recognizing the Signs and Symtpoms of Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome." Nursing Staff, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX, May 2008

"Evaluation of How Time-Delay Between Blood Culture Collection and Positive Identification of Candida Species Impacts Selection of Therapy." American College of Clinical Pharmacy Spring Conference, Phoenix, AZ, April 2008

"Evaluation of How Time-Delay Between Blood Culture Collection and Positive Identification of Candida Species Impacts Selection of Therapy." Western States Pharmacy Resident’s Conference Pacific Grove, CA, May 2007

"Neuroleptic Malignant Sydnrome." Clinical Pharmacy Staff and Residents, University Medical Center, Tucson, AZ, May 2007

"Managing Unstable Angina & Non-ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction." ACPE Universal Program Number 003-000-07-008-L01, Clinical Pharmacy Staff and Residents, University Medical Center, Tucson, AZ, March 2007

"The Art of Immunosuppression." ACPE Universal Program Number 003-000-07-061-L01, Clinical Pharmacy Staff and Residents, University Medical Center, Tucson, AZ, January 2007

“Vancomycin-Induced Neutropenia with Fever." Clinical Pharmacy Staff and Residents, University Medical Center, Tucson, AZ, November 2006

"Managing Acute Postoperative Hypertension." Clinical Pharmacy Staff and Residents, University Medical Center, Tucson, AZ, October 2006

"Can Anemia of Chronic Kidney Disease be Effectively Treated with Extended Dosing Intervals of Erythropoiesis Stimulating Proteins?" University of Houston College of Pharmacy faculty and students, University of Houston, Houston, TX, December 2005

"Innovative Practice Projects." Texas Pharmacy Association Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, July 2005

Professional Service & Affiliations

  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy, 2007 – present
  • American Pharmacists Association, 2005 – 2006
  • Phi Lamda Sigma, March 2004 – present
  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, 2002 – present
  • Kappa Epsilon, Upsilon Chapter, 2002 – present

Awards & Honors

  • Facts and Comparisons Award of Excellence in Clinical Communication, University of Houston College of Pharmacy, 2006
  • UT Health Science Center Health Care Team Competition, 2006
  • Winner, Texas Pharmacy Association Student Innovative Project Award, 2005
  • Winner, UHCOP Clinical Skills Competition, 2004
  • Fourth Place, UHCOP Patient Counseling Competition, 2005
  • Finalist, UHCOP Patient Counseling Competition, 2005, 2003
  • Dean's List, 2005, 2002
  • Inductee, Phi Lambda Sigma, 2004