Pharmacy Practice and Science Department Highlights: May 2021

(May 1, 2021)


Immune checkpoint inhibitors-associated risk of immune-related hypothyroidism in older patients with advanced melanoma: a real-world analysis from the SEER-Medicare data. Expert Opinion on Drug Safety (2021) 20 Apr (4):489-497 PMID:33445985

Association of immune checkpoint inhibitors and the risk of immune-related colitis among elderly patients with advanced melanoma: real-world evidence from the SEER-Medicare database. Therapeutic Advances in Drug Safety (2021) 12:2042098621991279

Ex Ante Economic Evaluation of Arg389 Genetically Targeted Treatment with Bucindolol versus Empirical Treatment with Carvedilol in NYHA III/IV Heart Failure. American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs (2021) 21 Mar, 21:205-217 PMID: 32710439

Planning and Conducting a Pharmacogenetics Association Study. Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics. (2021) In Press, available online ahead of print.

What Does Experiential Education Look Like in a Global Pandemic? Reflecting and Looking Forward.  Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning. In press, available online ahead of print.

Expanding pharmacists’ roles: Pharmacists’ perspectives on barriers and facilitators to collaborative practice. Journal of the American Pharmacists Association. (2021) 1 Mar, 61 (2): 213-220.e1


Dhatt, H., Vaffis, S., Le, D., Campbell, P., Black, H., Kolobova, I., David Rhys Axon, PhD, MPharm, MS, Nelson, M., Terri Warholak, PhD, RPh presented Qualitative analysis of clinician-patient interactions during real-world telephonic comprehensive medication reviews in the United States, Supplement to Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy (2021) 27(4a):S134 at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) managed care and specialty pharmacy virtual annual meeting in April 2021. 

Hale, T., Smith, C.,  JEANNIE K. LEE, PHARMD, BCPS, BCGP, FASHP, Insel, K., and Rogers, W. presented A Human Factors Evaluation of Blood Pressure Monitors for Use in MEDSReM 2.0 System at the 2021 International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care in April 2021


Nina Vadiei, PharmD, BCPP (co-I) and her colleague Beth Meyerson (PI) were awarded an NIH R03 grant for their project "Access to Syringes at Pharmacies (ASAP)." The goal of this project will be to implement a structural intervention to increase non-stigmatized pharmacy-based syringe sales and safe syringe use education to increase safer injection practices among people who inject drugs (PWID).

Nina Vadiei, PharmD, BCPP has been nominated for the position of Director at Large on the 2021-2022 AzPA Board of Directors. Please consider voting for her so she can get elected.