The University of Arizona College of Pharmacy was well-represented at the 22nd Annual International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) Meeting held this past May in Boston, MA. Seven graduate students, three faculty members and two HOPE Center researchers (Amy Grizzle and Jason Hurwitz) attended the meeting. Faculty and students received some impressive accolades!
- Jenny Lo-Ciganic was awarded Best Podium Presentation for her talk “Geographic Variation Of Inappropriate Prescription Opioid Use Among Disabled Medicare Beneficiaries.”
- Jenny Lo-Ciganic was awarded a Research Starter Grant for Health Outcomes from the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) Foundation.
- The HOPE Center hosted a reception for alumni and friends on Monday evening, with nearly 50 in attendance.
- The UA ISPOR Student Chapter won the ISPOR student network t-shirt design competition. All students that attended ISPOR received a t-shirt with the winning design.
- The UA ISPOR Student Chapter participated in the ISPOR Student Research Competition.
- Mira Patel received the ISPOR Distinguished Service Award from her role as president of the UA chapter for 2016-2017 as well as co-chair of the newsletter committee.
- Rhys Axon was elected the UA ISPOR student chapter president and was elected chair of the ISPOR student survey and evaluation committee.
ISPOR Student Presentations
Authors: David Rhys Axon, MPharm and Mira Patel, MS
Authors: Alejandra Aguilar, Patrick Campbell, Daniel C Malone
Authors: Daniel C Malone, RPh, PhD and Mok Oh, PharmD
Author: Mira Patel, MS
Patterns And Predictors of Depression Treatment Among Stroke Survivors With Depression In Ambulatory Settings In The United States
Authors: Sandipan Bhattacharjee, B. Pharm., MS, PhD, David Rhys Axon, M.Pharm, Lisa Goldstone, MS, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP, Jeannie K Lee, PharmD, BCPS, CGP, FASHP
Patterns And Predictors of Depression Treatment Among Adults With Multiple Sclerosis And Depression In Ambulatory Care Settings In The United States
Authors: Sandipan Bhattacharjee, B. Pharm., MS, PhD, Lisa Goldstone, MS, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP, Queeny Ip, PharmD, Terri Warholak, PhD, RPh
Patterns And Predictors of Depression Treatment Among Older Adults With Parkinson’s Disease And Depression In Ambulatory Care Settings In The United States
Authors: Sandipan Bhattacharjee, B. Pharm., MS, PhD, Ziyad Alrabiah, PharmD, BCPS, Lisa Goldstone, MS, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP, Scott J Sherman, MD, PhD
Patterns And Predictors of Depression Treatment Among Community-Dwelling Older Adults With Stroke And Depression In The United States
Authors: Sandipan Bhattacharjee, BPharm, MS, PhD, Majed Al Yami, PharmD, Sawsan Kurdi, PharmD, David Rhys Axon, M.Pharm
Patterns And Predictors Of Depression Treatment Among Community-Dwelling Elderly Individuals With Dementia And Depression In The United States
Authors: Sandipan Bhattacharjee, BPharm, MS, PhD, Yeum Mok Oh, PharmD, Eric M. Reiman, MD, William J. Burke, MD
Health Related Quality Of Life Among Survivors of Myocardial Infarction In The United States: A Propensity Score Matched Analysis
Author: Mollon LM, Bhattacharjee S
ISPOR Student Research Competition
The UA ISPOR student chapter participated in the Student Research Competition, a trivia-based tournament testing knowledge and speed of the graduate students. Each round consists of three questions derived from the ISPOR Book of Terms and selected ISPOR Good Practices for Outcomes Research Reports. The first team to buzz in and answer two questions correctly continues to the next tournament level. This year 20 universities participated in the competition. The UA team (Mira Patel, Rhys Axon, Lili Zhou, and Patrick Campbell) was edged out by the University of Maryland with a score of 2 to 1 in the preliminary round. The team will be working on their “buzzing-in speed” for next year.
Authors: Sandipan Bhattacharjee, BPharm, MS, PhD, Lisa Goldstone, MS, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP, Jeannie K Lee, PharmD, BCPS, CGP, FASHP, William J. Burke, MD
Sandipan Bhatacharjee was awarded the Best Poster in the New Investigator category for his research titled “Healthcare Expenditures Among Community-Dwelling Adults With Thyroid Cancer In The United States: A Propensity Score Matched Analysis”. His co-authors included HOPE Center fellows Moteb Khobrani, PharmD
Ziyad Alrabiah, PharmD, BCPS, and Jawad Bilal MD, as well as Irbaz Bin Riaz, MD, MSCE from the UA College of Medicine Department of Internal Medicine.
Sandy’s analysis found that yearly average total healthcare expenditures among adults with thyroid cancer were significantly higher compared to controls, and functional and health status as well as comorbidities significantly influenced the excess expenditures.
Best Podium Presentation Award
Jenny Lo-Ciganic received an award for Best Podium Presentation for her research “Geographic Variation Of Inappropriate Prescription Opioid Use Among Disabled Medicare Beneficiaries.” Jenny’s co-author was graduate student, Lili Zhou.
Jenny’s research examined inappropriate opioid use among disabled Medicare beneficiaries using recently developed quality measures by the Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA). Findings suggested substantial use of concurrent benzodiazepines and identified geographic areas with high rates of problematic use which may benefit from targeted interventions (e.g., lock-in programs).
Graduate students participants included:
- Alejandra Aguilar
- Rhys Axon
- Patrick Campbell
- Chanadda Chinthammit
- Mok Oh
- Mira Patel
- Lilly Zhou
- Sandipan Bhattacharjee
- Jenny Lo-Ciganic
- Dan Malone
HOPE Center researchers:
- Amy Grizzle
- Jason Hurwitz