Pharmacy Practice and Science Department Highlights: August 2020

(August 1, 2020)


Pilot study of focus groups exploring student pharmacists’ perceptions of a medication management center internshipCurrents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning 2020;12(9):1123-1128.

Hyperoncotic albumin reduces net fluid loss associated with hemodialysis. Hosp Pharm 2020;55:130-4.

Pharmacists and the opioid crisis: A narrative review of pharmacists’ practice roles. J Am Coll Clin Pharm 2020;3:478-84.

Initiation of oseltamivir in critically ill patients: variations in prescribing practices. Annals of Pharmacotherapy. 2020 [e-pub ahead of print].

In premenopausal women with bleeding due to fibroids, do oral contraceptive pills reduce menorrhagia? Evidence-Based Practice 2020 [e-pub ahead of print].

Drug dosing in the critically ill obese patient- a focus on sedation, analgesia and delirium. Crit Care 2020;24:315.

The pharmacist’s role in disaster research. Am J Health-Syst Pharm 2020;77:1013-17.

Raising the interprofessional bar in your specialty interprofessional healthcare organizationJ Am Coll Clin Pharm 2020;3:398-9.

Nationally representative healthcare expenditures of community-based older adults with pain in the United States prescribed opioids versus those not prescribed opioidsPain Medicine. Epub 2020 May 01 ahead of print.

Extent and Factors Associated With Adherence to Antidepressant Treatment during Acute and Continuation Phase Depression Treatment among Older Adults with Dementia and Major Depressive DisorderNeuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment. May 2020;16:1433–1450. PMID: 32606697.

Impact of interprofessional primary care practice on patient outcomes: A scoping reviewSAGE Open. April-June 2020:1-17.



The Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases has a Fellowship training program for Infectious Diseases. There were two recent graduates of the program and the graduates traditionally name a faculty member for the teaching award. Traditionally, the award goes to an Infectious Disease Physician faculty member. This year the award went to two infectious disease pharmacists: Kathryn Matthias, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP and David Nix, PharmD, BCPS (AQ-ID).

Book Chapters

"Step VI: Maximize Experiential Learning." In: Bauman, J., Sims, K., eds. The ACCP Field Guide to Becoming a Standout Pharmacy Residency Candidate. Lenexa, KS: American College of Clinical Pharmacy, 2020:93-116.

"Hypovolemic Shock." In: Schwinghammer, T., Koehler, J., Borchert, J., Slain, D., Park, S., eds. Pharmacotherapy Casebook: A Patient-Focused Approach. 11th ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill; 2020.

"Shock Syndromes." In: DiPiro et al, eds. Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach. 11th ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill; 2020;343-68.