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photo of sshp chapter officers and advisors
Pictured above are the faculty co-advisors and officers of the UHCOP Chapter of the Student Society of Health-System Pharmacists, several of whom will be presenting research posters at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists' 2017 Midyear Clinical Meeting Dec. 3-7 in Orlando, Fla.

Midyear Scholars

23 UHCOP Pharm.D. Students to Present Research Posters at 2017 ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting

Nearly two dozen UH College of Pharmacy Pharm.D. students and candidates will present their research posters at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists' 2017 Midyear Clinical Meeting & Exhibition Dec. 3-7 in Orlando, Fla.

The UHCOP contingent of scholars-in-training is the largest among the Texas colleges and schools of pharmacy presenting at this year's meeting, according to the ASHP website. The UHCOP presentation viewings are scheduled over two sessions — 10:45-11:45 a.m. and noon to 1 p.m. — Tuesday, Dec. 5

The presenting students and their projects are:

  • Sean Badal, "Role of presynaptic active zone proteins, munc13-1 and munc13-2, in alcoholism, and its potential clinical applications";
  • Alyssa Marie Chionglo, "The evaluation and improvement of the medication transfer process in a community inpatient setting";
  • Ibrahim Chowdhury, "Evaluating the appropriate use of ceftolozane/tazobactam at a large health-system";
  • Rodrigo DeLaTorre, "Comparison of the use of prothrombin complex concentrates versus fresh frozen plasma for reversal of bleeding in liver dysfunction patients undergoing cardiac surgery";
  • Diane Dreucean, "Evaluation of automated dispensing cabinet optimization in a community hospital emergency department";
  • Devon El-Dana, "Evaluating patient perceptions and the clinical impact of a diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES) program within a Medicare Advantage plan (MAP)";
  • Uyen Huynh, "Impact of a pharmacist-driven management protocol on acid-suppression therapy and its inappropriate use in intensive care unit patients";
  • Grace Hwang, "Pharmacists' intervention in sotalol management in a tertiary academic institution";
  • Chidi Iroegbu, "Medication Use Evaluation of Dalbavancin at a Comprehensive Cancer Center";
  • Shutian Ju, "Evaluation of blood pressure management in acute ischemic stroke patients prior to and post the implementation of a pharmacist-assisted blood pressure management guideline";
  • Rebecca Kessinger, "Evaluation of complications and readmission rates with rivaroxaban compared with warfarin";
  • Amy Kiley, "Institutional medication use evaluation of vancomycin at Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital";
  • Jaekyu Lee, "Assessment of insulin drip protocol in Neuroscience Intensive care unit (NSICU)";
  • Ashley Long, "Evaluation of dexmedetomidine use in adult ICU patients";
  • Felicia Merchant, "Pneumococcal Vaccination Rates in the Diabetic Population: A Cross Sectional Study";
  • Teri Nguyen, "Evaluation of meropenem prescribing patterns in the pediatric intensive care unit";
  • Lena Rakouki, "Evaluation of anti-platelet agents and bleeding in the post percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) population: A case control study";
  • Bolanle Soyombo, "Evaluation of events and readmission rates with apixaban compared with warfarin";
  • Sarah Theriault, "Do corticosteroids protect against development of Clostridium difficile infection?";
  • Thao Tran, "Comparison of baseline characteristics in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation on warfarin versus apixaban: a retrospective cohort analysis";
  • Melissa Wilcox, "Effect of Clostridium difficile infection on inpatient mortality in hospitalized patients exposed to broad-spectrum antibiotics";
  • Ryan Winslow, "Assessment of pharmacy students professional and inter-professional development in direct patient care settings at a large, tertiary pediatric hospital"; and
  • Andrei Zidaru, "Evaluation of bleeding in the post percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) population receiving heparin: A case control study."