The Auburn Pharmacist E-News


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General News

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November is American Diabetes Month®. Choosing a healthy, active lifestyle is one of the most important things you can do to manage all types of diabetes or prevent type 2 diabetes and prediabetes. This year, the American Diabetes Association is introducing America Gets Cooking to Stop Diabetes®, presented by Sun Life Financial. It will have daily recipes, practical cooking and fitness tips, facts about diabetes and nutrition, and more. Learn more HERE.
         
The Harrison School of Pharmacy has teamed up with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to distribute information on healthcare issues that affect those in our area, including diabetes. Pharmacy students will distribute information to more than 200 PPE patients this Fall while also disseminating in our clinics and at health fairs. Information from AHRQ for both patients and clinicians can be found on the HSOP website. For more information, contact Richard Hansen at rah0019@auburn.edu.
         
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Faculty News

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Congratulations to our own Dr. Brad Wright and Dr. Cherry Jackson on being selected for positions with the Alabama Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Brad was installed as AlHSP President last week at the Annual Meeting while Cherry was installed as President-Elect. For more information on AlHSP, check out their website: http://www.alshp.org/.
         
Three HSOP faculty members, Rusty Arnold, Jay Ramapuram and David Riese were recognized at the annual Auburn University Faculty Awards Dinner with the President’s Collaborative Units Award, recognizing their work with other academic units on campus. Check out the full release HERE.
         
Several HSOP students and faculty members have been busy at recent conferences. Take a look at some of the recent poster presentations and committee designations from the ACCP and ASCP Meetings HERE.
         
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Meet Our New Faculty Members

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Four new faculty members joined the Harrison School of Pharmacy at the start of the Fall semester, all in Pharmacy Practice: Katelin Lisenby, Kaitlin McGinn, Michael Scalese and Nicole Slater. Get to know our new faculty members below:

         
Katelin Lisenby is an Assistant Clinical Professor that works out of Tuscaloosa. Additionally, she is also a visiting scholar with the University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences in the Department of Family Medicine. She earned her Pharm.D from the Harrison School of Pharmacy in 2013. Following graduation, she completed a PGY-1 Residency at DCH Regional medical Center in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Lisenby is a member of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), and the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM). Her clinical practice is in rural ambulatory care at a Family Medicine Practice in Gordo, Alabama. In addition to her didactic teaching, service, and scholarship within both the Harrison School of Pharmacy and Department of Family Medicine, Lisenby precepts both pharmacy students and pharmacy residents and contributes to medical student education at her practice site. She also helps teach family medicine residents in their pharmacotherapy academic curriculum at the University Medical Center.
         

Kaitlin McGinn is an Assistant Clinical Professor at HSOP’s Mobile campus. She earned an associate’s degree from Florida in 2008 and her Pharm.D. from Florida in 2012. Following graduation, she completed a PGY-1 Residency with West Virginia University Healthcare in Morgantown, West Virginia. She then completed a PGY-2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She is a member of American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), University Health Consortium (UHC), and American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP). She is a Critical Care PRN member with ACCP, a Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacology Section member with ACCM and a resident member of the Research and Education Committee with UHC. Her areas of interest include critical care and surgery/trauma critical care.

         

Michael Scalese is an Assistant Clinical Professor at HSOP’s Mobile campus. He graduated summa cum laude from Wilkes University with a bachelor in science degree in 2010 and summa cum laude from Wilkes’ Nesbit School of Pharmacy in 2012. Following graduation, Scalese completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Palmetto Health Richland in Columbia, South Carolina. He then completed a PGY-2 Cardiology Residency at the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, where he was the chief pharmacy resident. Prior to coming to HSOP, he was an adjunct assistant professor at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. He is an active member of American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), the American Heart Association (AHA) and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). His areas of interest are cardiology- ischemic heart disease, anticoagulation, arrhythmias and hypertension.

         

Nicole Slater is an Assistant Clinical Professor at HSOP’s Mobile campus while also working as an adjunct faculty member in the University of South Alabama Medical School and in the Family Medicine Residency program. She graduated with her Pharm.D from Shenandoah’s Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy in 2012. Following graduation, she completed a PGY-1 Residency in ambulatory care at the Amherst Family Practice in Winchester, Virginia. She also completed a fellowship in academic/ambulatory care at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia. She is an active member in American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) in both the ambulatory care PRN group and endocrine PRN group, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), and the American Pharmacists Association. Her areas of interest include family medicine, diabetes, obesity, dyslipidemia, hypertension, heart failure, osteoporosis.

         
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Student News

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On Oct. 18, various Harrison school of Pharmacy student organizations joined APhA-ASP at the annual Syrup Sop festival in Loachapoka, Alabama. More than 50 students came out to the health fair throughout the day to offer free blood pressure and blood glucose readings as well as offer hand-outs about immunizations and smoking cessation to the community. Check out the photos on the official HSOP Facebook page.
         

Our own Aimee Patterson puts a personal spin on drug addiction in her article for the APhA - American Pharmacists Association. Check out the full article here on the APhA Website

         

The Auburn University NCPA chapter had a big showing at the NCPA Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas, picking up several group and individual awards. Check out the full recap of all the honors HERE.

         

HSOP’s Sierra Schmidt teamed up with her APhA-ASP National Policy Standing Committee teammate Valerie Budinger of Ohio State to author an article on Pharmacist-led clinics, which also includes contributions from Auburn Assistant Clinical Professor Margaret Williamson. Check out the full article on the APhA Website.

         

HSOP students donated more than 4,000 lbs. of canned food last week as part of the Beat Bama Food Drive! The P2 Class took first place in the class competition, followed by the P4s.

         

Several undergraduate and graduate researchers from the Harrison School of Pharmacy recently presented at the 2014 NanoBio Summit, including Matthew Eggert, who took second place for his presentation. Check out the release for a full listing of their posters.

         

Fourth-year student Erin McCreary recaps her whirlwind travel to conferences around the country this Fall and recognizes HSOP national involvement in this column.

         

Congratulations to Josh Francis, a P1 on the Mobile campus, on winning a new iPad from Ball Drop ticket sales!

         
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Fundraising Items

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Student organizations in the Harrison School of Pharmacy have a few fundraising items for sale this fall. Below are photos and information on each item, as well as a contact person for questions and orders.

         
$20 | The comfort tees come in long sleeve for the blue and the green, and short sleeve for the green. For more information, contact Leborah Smith at lcs0015@auburn.edu or 334-449-1484.   $15 | The white t-shirts are short sleeve. For more information, contact Leborah Smith at lcs0015@auburn.edu or 334-449-1484.
         

$15 | For more information, contact Leborah Smith at lcs0015@auburn.edu or 334-449-1484.

  $20 | The Walker Building t-shirt is being sold by the Auburn NCPA chapter. They are short sleeve with a front pocket and available in sizes Small – X-Large. For more information, contact Lauren Linna at lel0012@auburn.edu.
         

$15 | The HSOP Cook Books are being sold by the Student College of Clinical Pharmacy chapter. For more information, contact Jonathan Gray at jdg0023@auburn.edu.

  Prices Vary | The Auburn NCPA chapter is offering 13.5 oz. glasses with the official HSOP logo for $12 each. You can buy two for $22 or four for $42. For more information, contact Lauren Linna at lel0012@auburn.edu.
         

Prices Vary | The Auburn NCPA chapter is offering dri-fit polos and oxfords. The dri-fit polos are offered in white or navy in sizes Small – 2X-Large. The ladies’ polo is $35 while the men’s is $40. The oxford shirts are offered in white or blue in sizes Small – 2X-Large for $40. For more information, contact Lauren Linna at lel0012@auburn.edu.

     
         
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School News

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Auburn men’s basketball assistant coach Harris Adler spoke to the Harrison School of Pharmacy as part of the Professional Seminar Series on Oct. 10. Adler, a licensed pharmacist who holds a degree from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science, spoke on leadership and his career path that started in pharmacy and led him to the sidelines. Adler has coached previously at LaSalle, Penn, Centenary and Rowan University. Adler and the Tigers, under first-year head coach Bruce Pearl, will open the 2014-15 regular season on Friday, Nov. 14 vs. Wisconsin-Milwaukee at 9 p.m. CT. Check out the full basketball schedule HERE.
         

As part of its continued commitment to supporting future pharmacists, Cardinal Health has given a philanthropic gift of $125,000 to the Harrison School of Pharmacy. HSOP will use the award from Cardinal Health to endow an annual student award. An application process will be held each year, focusing on student-pharmacists who are interested in independent practice. For more information, check out the full release HERE.

         
We had a great turnout for the 18th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament at the Auburn University Club. Taking top honors in the Low Net category was the team of Richard Hansen, Justin Owensby, Ben Teeter and Josh Hollingsworth. The team of Scott Donald, Craig Davis, Tyler Dalton and Jeff Jerkins took second while the team of Brian Boyett, Drew Raley, Zac Pitzing and Evan Tomlinson took third. In the Low Gross category, the team of Jim Smith, Chris Phung, Miles Sheffield and Tracy Jones took the win. The team of Alex Short, Aaron Barton, Gavin McNatt and David Darby finished second while the team of JT Leatherwood, Earl Pace, Bryan Walker and Brett Enabnit finished third. In the putting contest, Richard Hansen took the win while Brian Boyett had the long drive of the day. Check out all the photos from the day HERE.
         
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Alumni News

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With a heavy heard, we are saddened to report the passing of Caitlyn Crockett, a member of the HSOP Class of 2012. She was 28 years old. At the time of her passing, Caitlyn was living in Jensen Beach, Florida and worked as a pharmacist at CVS in Hobe Sound, Florida. To read her full obituary, click HERE.
         
Auburn pharmacy alum Charlie Thomas was recognized by the Alabama Pharmacy Association for his donation to the APA Scholarship Fund. Thank you for your support!
         
The Auburn Alumni Association now has three ways to book away-game travel. Go to the website for overnight packages along with game day travel, including motor coach and charter bus trip options. Among the options offered is the BIG GAME BUS, a round-trip charter bus service from Atlanta and Birmingham that was started by HSOP alum Patrick Greene (Class of 2013). A trip from Auburn to Starkville for the Mississippi State game has also recently been added. For more information and rates, check out BigGameBus.com.
         

We are excited to have Jeff Jerkins with us today as our speaker for the Professional Seminar Series. Jeff and his wife April, both Harrison School of Pharmacy Graduates, own and operate Bubba's Medicine Shop in Opelika. In 2013, he was recognized with the Excellence in Innovation Award by the Alabama Pharmacy Association.

         

Congratulations to HSOP alum Garrett Aikens who was nominated as the new District 11 trustee at the Alabama Pharmacy Association District Meeting on Oct. 30.

         
Thanks to everyone that came out to our tailgates this year prior to the LSU and South Carolina games! It was great to see everyone and catch up. We would also like to thank our sponsors for those tailgates, CVS and Rite Aid. Thank you for all your support of the Harrison School of Pharmacy.
         
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