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Amber Hutchison

Amber Hutchison

Associate Clinical Professor
Departments: Pharmacy Practice
Auburn University
Harrison School of Pharmacy
4201f Walker Building
Auburn, AL 36849
Email: martiam@auburn.edu
Phone: 334-844-8401
Fax: 334-844-4410


Bio

Education:
  • Pharm.D. - Auburn, 2007

Amber M. Hutchison, Pharm.D., BCPS is an Associate Clinical Professor at Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy on the Auburn campus. Dr. Hutchison received her Pharm.D. from Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy in 2007. In 2008, she completed her PGY-1 residency at Indian River Medical Center in Vero Beach, Florida, and continued to practice at IRMC as a clinical pharmacist until she joined the faculty at Auburn in 2011.

Dr. Hutchison is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist and is a Board Certified Geriatric Specialist. She is the consultant pharmacist for the Skilled Nursing Facility at East Alabama Medical Center. She provides medication regimen reviews and participates in a multi-disciplinary team to provide care to patients admitted for rehabilitation services. This service is also an internal medicine learning site for introductory pharmacy practice experiences, advanced pharmacy practice experiences, and PGY-1 residents.

Within the School, Dr. Hutchison teaches in Integrated Learning Experiences in the first, second, and third professional year. Additionally, she coordinates the skills laboratory experiences for the third professional year. She is also a part of the team integrating sterile compounding education throughout the curriculum.


Selected Presentations
National Presentations
  • Phillippe HM and Hutchison AMDiabetes Mellitus:  A Game of Chess. American Society of Consultant Pharmacists Annual Meeting and Exhibition.  National Harbor, MD; November 3, 2018.
  • Phillippe HM and Hutchison AMPractice Considerations for Physical Changes in the Older Adult. American Society of Consultant Pharmacists Annual Meeting and Exhibition.  Kissimmee, FL; November 4, 2017.
  • Conway JM, Hutchison AM, Johnson PN.  Geriatric Pharmacy and Pediatric Pharmacy SIGs: Age Related Special Populations: How to Incorporate Geriatric and Pediatric Topics Into Pharmacy Curricula—Curriculum Mapping:  A Case Study.  American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting.  Nashville, TN; July 18, 2017.
  • Hutchison AMUse of Aging Sensitivity Kits Throughout a Pharmacy Curriculum and Beyond.  Roundtable Presentation.  American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting and Seminars.  Anaheim, CA; July 24, 2016.
  • Mason NA, Flowers SK, Ruehter VL, Pace AC, Hutchison AM. Experiential Education Section: Best Practices in APPEs and IPPEs: “Ask not what you can do for your students, but what your students can do for you!”—Utilization of APPE Students in Electronic Rounds for Joint Commission Core Measures for Stroke Therapy in a Community Hospital.  American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Annual Meeting and Seminars.  Chicago, IL; July 14, 2013.
Regional Presentations
  • Hutchison AM. COPD:  Guidelines and Devices Update. Lecture.  Alabama Pharmacy Association 2019 Mid-Winter Conference.  Auburn, AL; February 23, 2019.
  • Hutchison AM. Tummy Troubles:  Recent Updates in GI Therapies. Lecture.  Alabama Pharmacy Association Year-End CE.  Montgomery, AL; December 2, 2019.
  • Hutchison AM and Phillippe H.  Introduction for New Consultants.  Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy Summer 2015 CE “Consultant Certification and Geriatric Pharmacotherapy.”  Auburn, Alabama.  July 13, 2018.
  • Hutchison AM. The Do’s and Don’ts of Vitamin D. Lecture.  Alabama Pharmacy Association Year-End CE.  Montgomery, AL; December 3, 2017.
  • Meador A and Hutchison AMTeach and Learn:  Asthma and COPD Medication Review.  Alabama Pharmacy Association Midwinter Conference.  Auburn, Alabama.  February 18, 2017.
  • Hutchison AM and Phillippe H.  Introduction for New Consultants.  Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy Summer 2015 CE “Consultant Certification and Geriatric Pharmacotherapy.”  Auburn, Alabama.  July 21, 2016.
  • Hutchison AMCOPD Update:  Considerations for Older Adults.  Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy Summer 2015 CE “Consultant Certification and Geriatric Pharmacotherapy.”  Auburn, Alabama.  July 16, 2016.
  • Hutchison AM and Phillippe H.  Introduction for New Consultants.  Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy Summer 2015 CE “Consultant Certification and Geriatric Pharmacotherapy.”  Auburn, Alabama.  July 15, 2016.
  • Hutchison AMPhysical and Sensory Changes in the Older Adult:  Considerations for Medication Management.  Alabama Pharmacy Association Midwinter Conference.  Auburn, Alabama.  February 20, 2016.
  • Hutchison AM and Knowles GW.  What Do you Need to Know:  Update on the New Oral Anticoagulants and Reversal Agents.  Alabama Society of Health-system Pharmacists 2015 Annual Clinical Meeting.  Birmingham, Alabama.  October 2, 2015.
  • Hutchison AM and Lee P.  Introduction for New Consultants.  Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy Summer 2015 CE “Consultant Certification and Geriatric Pharmacotherapy.”  Auburn, Alabama.  July 17, 2015.
  • Hutchison AMInhaler Use in Older COPD Patients.  Alabama Pharmacy Association 133rd Annual Meeting.  Point Clear, Alabama.  June 9, 2014.
  • Hutchison AMMedication Errors:  An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of correction.  Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy Fall 2013 CE.  Auburn, Alabama.  October 20, 2013.
  • Hutchison AMA Pharmacist’s Guide to Joint Commission Core Measures.  Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy Fall 2013 CE.  Auburn, Alabama.  October 20, 2013.
  • Hutchison AMGoing or Stopping:  Picking the Right Product for Constipation and Diarrhea. Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy Spring 2013 CE.  Auburn, Alabama.  April 7, 2013. 
  • Hutchison AMC. Diff in Elderly Patients. Alabama Pharmacy Association Mid-Winter Conference.  Auburn, Alabama.  February 16, 2013.

Selected Publications
  • Hutchison AM and Eiland EL.  Incorporating age-related special populations into a pharmacy skills laboratory course sequence.  Curr Pharm Teach Learn. 2017;9(5):821-827.
  • Brown M, Hutchison A, McAtee A, Gaillard P, Childress D.  Allometric vancomycin dosing: a new strategy to improve the attainment of therapeutic trough concentrations.  Am J Health Sys Pharm.  2017;74(14):1067-1075. 
  • Ekong G, Kavookjian, J, Hutchison A. Predisposition for empathy, intercultural sensitivity, and intentions for using motivational interviewing in first year pharmacy students: implications for future training needs. Am J Pharm Ed.  2017;81(8):  Article 5989.
  • Nobles J and Hutchison AM.  Potential problems and solutions with inhaler use in elderly COPD patients.  Consult Pharm.  2014;29(11):753-756.  PMID 25369190.
  • Mulherin DW, Hutchison AM, Thomas GJ, Hanson RA, Childress DT.  Concordance of the SHEA-IDSA severity classification for Clostridium difficile infection and the ATLAS bedside scoring system in hospitalized adult patients.  Infection.  2014; http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs15010-014-0671-8.  PMID 25129565.
  • Raley K and Hutchison AM.  Statin use and cognitive changes in elderly patients with dementia.  Consult Pharm.  2014;29(7):487-489.  PMID 25203109.
  • Games G and Hutchison AM.  Tapentadol-ER for the treatment of diabetic peripheral neuropathy.  Consult Pharm.  2013;28(10):672-675.  PMID 24129223.
  • Bulloch MN and Hutchison AM.  Fentanyl pectin nasal spray:  a novel intranasal delivery method for the treatment of breakthrough cancer pain.  Expert Rev Clin Pharmacol.  2013;6(1): 9-22.  PMID 23272789.
  • Pierone G Jr, Mieras J, Martin A, Urban T.   Seven-year follow-up on lopinavir/ritonavir monotherapy. J Int Assoc Physicians AIDS Care (Chic). 2009;8(3):191-2. PMID 19414830.
  • Pierone G Jr, Urban T, Martin A, Mieras J, Kantor C.  Successful use of a tipranavir/ritonavir-based antiretroviral regimen following development of viral resistance to darunavir.  HIV Clin Trials. 2008;9(2):140-1.  PMID 18474499.

    • Last Updated: July 2, 2019