In the Spotlight: Oct. 7, 2015

Smiling woman with long black hairChinmayee Katragadda, a PhD student in the Pharmaceutical Economics, Policy, and Outcomes track and a predoctoral fellow in the HOPE Center, attended the University of Lausanne in Switzerland this past summer. She was selected for the highly competitive Swiss travel research grant, which helped to cover travel costs.  The summer institute taught the understanding of research using different types of routine data on patient safety health outcomes. Faculty members were invited from the U.S., Canada and Switzerland. Katragadda also visited the World Health Organization, Geneva, as part of the institute. There, participants met with experts on health incentives and patient safety. Katragadda hopes to use what she learned in the summer institute in her own research.

Mel Nelson, Class of 2016, is the author of“Outcomes of a Multi-Faceted Educational Intervention To Increase Student Scholarship,” published in the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education.  Faculty members Janet Cooley, Marion Slack and Terri Warholak were co-authors of the paper. The objective of the study was to increase the percentage of state, national or international student presentations and publications.

Two COP graduates were featured in videos on the “Pharmacists Provide Care” website, a platform for the American Pharmacists Association to promote provider status for pharmacists. The two alumnae are on a page about pharmacist care in the state of Arizona. Padma Sundareshan, PharmD 2009, shared about a time when she was credited with saving a man’s life – featured in an April 2012 Bulletin – and Angie Walsh, PharmD 2015, described why she wants pharmacists to attain provider status.

Photo caption: Chinmayee Katragadda


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