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UHCOP Students Present Highest Quantity of Research Posters from Texas at ASHP Midyear Meeting

December 2 — University of Houston College of Pharmacy Pharm.D. students will be presenting the highest number of research posters among their peers at Texas pharmacy schools at the 2023 American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Clinical Meeting & Exposition Dec. 4-8 in Las Vegas, Nev.

Thirty-three research posters by UHCOP students were accepted for presentation at the ASHP meeting, which was one poster shy of matching the combined accepted submissions from the two next highest Texas pharmacy institutions.

The presenting student authors and their project titles were: 

  • Summer V. Alvarez, "Racial Disparity in Healthcare Expenditure for Breast Cancer Patients: A 6 Years 2014-2019 Nationally Representative Data Analyses";
  • Jalon T. Barnes, "Evaluation of Unplanned Extubation Rates in Neurocritical Patients Sedated with Dexmedetomidine at Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center";
  • Prathusha G. Bethala, "Gamma-aminobutyric Acid (GABA) Analog Use in Patients with End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) on Hemodialysis";
  • Anu Cherayil, "Pharmacist Impact on Antimicrobial Stewardship in the Emergency Department"
  • Christina E. Cisar, "Describing the Association Between Oral FXaI-Specific Anti-Xa Concentrations and Heparin Anti-Xa Activity";
  • Andy Q. Dang, "Hemoglobin A1C (HbA1c) Reduction with a Pharmacist - Run Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) Service in a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC)";
  • Dana Elder, "Evaluation of Current Prescribing Practices and Safety of Propofol Utilization for Sedation in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit";
  • Tara J. Fleshner, "Cost-Benefit Analysis of Anti-Thymocyte Globulin (Rabbit) Weight-Based Dosing Strategies";
  • Lacey Gotcher, "Evaluation of the Appropriateness of Calcium Chloride and Sodium Bicarbonate Usage During Cardiac Arrest in the Emergency Department";
  • Avnesha Gupta, "Utilization of Eptifibatide in Patients Undergoing Coronary Angiography with or Without Percutaneous Coronary Intervention at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center (TMC)";
  • Jeanette Lahoud, "Review of Meropenem Use in Medical/surgical Units of a Community Hospital";
  • Lauren L. Lee, "Patterns of Naloxone Administration in Renal Impairment Patients as a Result of Morphine Overdose Before and After Pharmacy Education";
  • Sukaina Makzoumi, "Women Refugee Art Program: The Benefit of Art Therapy in Refugee Women";
  • Matthew Merta, "Insulin Glargine Dispensing Strategies and Its Effect on Waste in a Community Hospital Setting";
  • Nisha Mohiuddin, "Expansion of PharmID Waste Witness™ Technology on a Nursing Unit";
  • Atir Nandwani, "Ketorolac 15 Mg vs 30 and 60 Mg for Acute Pain in the Emergency Department";
  • Andrew Ngo, "Development of Meropenem Criteria for Use Based on Retrospective Evaluation at a Small Community Hospital";
  • Irene Oh, "Impact of Indication and Duration of Treatment Requirements on Hospitalized Patients with Urinary Tract Infections";
  • Francesca Oleta, "Sticky Situation: Are Multidrug-Resistant Organisms Colonizing Hospitalized Patients?";
  • Nicholas J. Palma, "Evaluating the Relationship Between Diabetes Distress, Depression, and Anxiety on Glycemic Control in an Adult Hispanic Population";
  • Priya J. Patel, "Utilization of the Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Polymerase Chain Reaction Test for De-escalation of Antimicrobials in Non-Respiratory Tract Infections";
  • Tien Pham, "Efficacy and Safety of Aspirin and P2Y12 Inhibitors as Single Antiplatelet Therapy in Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome: A Systematic Review";
  • Melissa Raymond, "Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) Implementation – Medication Adjustments by a Clinical Pharmacist and Their Effects on HbA1C";
  • Jee yeon Ryu, "Assessing the Applicability of the Modified CDI-DaySyms Survey to Hospitalized Patients with Clostridioides Difficile Infection or Antibiotic-Associated Diarrhea in a Real-world Setting";
  • Simin Dokht Sadeghi, "Refugee Post Migration Stress and Breast Cancer Awareness and Screening Attitudes in a Sample of Houston-Based Afghan Refugee Women";
  • Rudolph Saenz, "Rapid Determination of Candida Spp. and Micafungin Susceptibility Utilizing Imaging Flow Cytometry";
  • Raymond Thai, "Evaluation of the Use of Hypertonic Sodium Chloride in the Management of Hyponatremia in Critically Ill Patients";
  • Michael A. Toraño, "Implementation of a Demand Forecasting Model for Premixed Sterile Compounded Products";
  • An Tran, "Medication Use Evaluation of Systemic Glucocorticoids for Acute Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Exacerbation";
  • Dustin Vo, "Evaluation of Promethazine Utilization and Safety in Alignment with Safe Practices";
  • Catherine H. Vu, "Assessing Prescribing Practices of Medications for Opioid Use Disorder Within a Large Academic Health System";
  • Jason Yang, "Biologic Use in Oncologic and Non-Oncologic Indications: Patient Safety and Satisfaction"; and
  • Azzam Yazji, "Medication Use Evaluation of Sugammadex for Neuromuscular Blockade Reversal in a Medium-sized Institution."