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August 1, 2019

August 2019 news from faculty and staff of the College of Pharmacy Duluth.

L. B. Ramsey, J. T. Brown, assistant professor, S. I. Vear, J. R. Bishop, and S. L.Van Driest had their article, “Gene-based dose optimization in children” published in Annual Review of Pharmacology and Toxicology2019 Jul 5. doi: 10.1146/annurev-pharmtox-010919-023459. [Epub ahead of print]

Kerry Fierke, associate professor, presented "Navigating the Wilderness: Tales of Leadership" as the keynote speaker at the MPhA Leadership Summit and House of Delegates Meeting held June 12, 2019, in Roseville, Minn.

The following were presented at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Annual Meeting held July 13-17, 2019, in Chicago, Ill.: 

  • Fierke, G. M. Zumach, J. L. Sobotka, A. S. Bzowyckyj, K. Jones, A. N. Crowl, and E. C. Portillo presented the poster “Innovative Virtual Symposium: Connecting Leaders Across AACP.” 
  • J. Moon, J. Lounsbery, S. Schweiss, assistant professor, and A. Pittenger presented the poster “Mapping Postgraduate Year-one Pharmacy Residency Graduation Standards to the Core Entrustable Professional Activities.”
  • Hager, G. Anderson, associate professor and department head, J. Chen, C. K. Frail, K. K. Janke, A. Schullo-Feulner, S. Westberg, and B. Zordoky presented the school poster “Integrating the PPCP Across Clinical, Basic, and Social Sciences Using the “IESA” MTP Assessment Framework.” 
  • J. Cooley, Hager, S. Trovinger, and J. Wheeler (moderator) presented “Tackling PPCP Challenges: Tactics for Engaging Preceptors through the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process.”
  • T. Tran, A. Muzyk, G. M. Baugh, Palombi, [Hager, pinch-hitter], and L. G. Hill presented “Successful Attributes of Interprofessional Education in Substance Use Disorder.”
  • V. Arya, S. Shrader, A. Alexander, J. Novatt, S. Meyer, and Ranelli (moderator) presented “Using the Arts and Humanities to Develop and Enhance Student Communication Skills and Empathy.” 
  • T. Stratton, professor, and D. Baker (moderator) presented Ethical Dimensions of the Prescription Opioid Abuse Crisis.

Keri Hager, associate professor, presented "Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT): Getting People the Help They Need" to Itasca County Health and Human Services on July 10, 2019, in Grand Rapids, Minn.

The following were presented at the UMDF Mitochondrial Medicine 2019 Conference held June 26-20, 2019, in Arlington, Va: 

  • N. C. Kim, assistant professor, presented The PINK1/Parkin Pathway Mediates Dominant Mitochondrial Toxicity in CHCHD10-induced ALS-FTD.
  • Y-J. Choe, post-doctoral associate, M. Baek, research specialist, and Kim presented the poster The PINK1/Parkin Pathway Mediates Dominant Mitochondrial Toxicity in CHCHD10-induced ALS-FTD.

Meg Little, assistant professor, was accepted to the American Holistic Nurses Association Research Committee whose goals are to foster the growth of knowledge and expertise in individual holistic nurses and in the organization, and prepare holistic nurses to utilize and conduct holistic nursing research.

M. D. Johnson-Jennings, D. R. Jennings, and Little had their article, “Indigenous data sovereignty in action: The Food Wisdom Repository” published in the Journal of Indigenous Wellbeing. Te Mauri - Pimatisiwin. 2019 Jul 28;4(1):26-38.

L. Palombi, assistant professor, A. N. Hawthorne, A. Irish, E. Becher, and E. Bowen had their article, “One Out of Ten Ain’t Going to Make It: An Analysis of Recovery Capital in the Rural Upper Midwest,” published in the 2019 Journal of Drug Issues.

Paul Ranelli, professor, has been appointed to the 2019-20 AACP Council of Faculties Nominating Committee.

D. R. Kennedy, T. K. Harrell, N. M. Lodise, T. J. Mattingly, J. P. Norenberg, K. Ragucci, Ranelli, and A. S. Stewart (review) had their article, “Current status and best practices of shared governance within US pharmacy programs,” published in the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. 2019 (online, prepub). 

A. Cernasev, W. L. Larson, T. Rockwood, C. Peden-McAlpine, RanelliO. Okoro, assistant professor, and J. C. Schommer had their article, “Narrative experiences of interactions with pharmacists among African-born persons living with HIV: ‘It's mostly business.,’” published in Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy. 2019 Jul 15. pii: S1551-7411(19)30109-3. doi: 10.1016/j.sapharm.2019.07.009. [Epub ahead of print]

Mike Swanoski, associate professor and senior associate dean, participated in a live interview on SiriusXM's Doctor Radio for a June 27, 2019, segment on managing multiple medications safely. He also took calls from listeners.

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