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PHOP Graduates, Doctoral Candidates Recognized as Research Poster Finalists at ISPOR International Meeting

Four projects from UH College of Pharmacy's Pharmaceutical Health Outcomes and Policy program were recognized as finalists in the Research Poster Competition at the International Society of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research's 21st Annual International Meeting May 21-25 in Washington, D.C.

The recognized project authors, their project titles and their coauthors were: 

Mark Hatfield – "Rescheduling Hydrocodone Combination Products: Assessing the Impact on Opioid Utilization," with coauthor UHCOP faculty member Marc Fleming, Ph.D., MPH, R.Ph.; 

Ya-Huei Li – "Modeling Ecodevelopmental Context of STDs/HIV Risk and Protective Behaviors Among African American Adolescents," with UHCOP adjunct faculty member Osaro Mgbere, Ph.D., M.S., MPH; University of Texas School of Public Heatlh's (UTSPH) Paula Cuccaro, Ph.D., and UHCOP faculty members Susan Abughosh, Ph.D., Hua Chen, M.D., Ph.D., and E. James Essien, M.D., DrPH;

Ayush Patel, Ph.D. ('15), now with GlaxoSmithKline – "Effect of Psychopharmacotherapy Discontinuation on Body Mass Index Among Bipolar Children and Adolescents," with coauthors UTSPH's Wenyaw Chan, Ph.D., Legacy Community Health's Melissa Ochoa-Perez, M.D., and UHCOP faculty members Chen, Jeffrey Sherer, Pharm.D., BCPS, CGP, and Rajender Aparasu, Ph.D., FAPhA; and

Xin Wang – "Comparison of Cardiovascular Risks Following Smoking Cessation Treatments Using Varenicline vs. NRT Among Schizophrenic Smokers," with coauthors Pfizer's I-Hsuan Wu, Ph.D. ('14), UH Graduate College of Social Work's Patrick Bordnick,  MPH, MSW, Ph.D., LCSW, UT School of Public Health's R.J. Peters Jr., DrPH, and UHCOP faculty members Chen, Essien, Abughosh, Sherer, and Michael Johnson, Ph.D.

More than 30 presentations from PHOP students, graduates, faculty members and their collaborators were made at this year's ISPOR meeting. The program of all presentations can be viewed here.