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February 3, 2020

February 2020 news from faculty and staff of the College of Pharmacy Duluth.

Keri Hager, associate professor, was featured in the December 13, 2019 Office of Academic and Clinical Affairs' Clinical Connections article, "Collaborating to Advance Opioid Treatment for Patients." It highlights Hager's work offering clinical pharmacy services within the Center for Alcohol & Drug Treatment's residential treatment homes and opioid treatment program.

H. Thompson Buum, M. Dierich, P. Adam, and Hager had their article,“Implementation of a direct observation and feedback tool using an interprofessional approach: A pilot study,” published in the Journal of Interprofessional Care. 2019;23:1-4. doi:10.1080/13561820.2019.1640190.

A. Philbrick, Hager, J. Lounsbery, J. Y. Moon, C. Pereira, M. Undeberg, S. Westberg, and S. Reidt had their article “Educational prescriptions to document evidence-based medicine questions in ambulatory care advanced pharmacy practice experiences” published in the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education2019 Oct;83(8):7299. doi: 10.5688/ajpe7299.

Laura Palombi, assistant professor, and Marcia Gurno of the St. Louis County Public Health and Human Services Department led naloxone training for Medical School and College of Pharmacy students on the Duluth campus on January 21, 2020. The event was featured in the Duluth News Tribune story, "Naloxone kits distributed to Duluth medical, pharmacy students." 

Palombi presented the following presentations:
Community Partnerships to Address the Opioid Crisis. 2019 College of Pharmacy, Duluth, PED Rx Event, Duluth, Minn., October 11, 2019.

with P. Miller: Kanabec County Mental Health First Aid Training. Kanabec County Public Health, Mora, Minn., November 6, 2019.

with B. Bilden, M. Gurno, and D. Hernandez: Naloxone to Reverse Opioid Overdose. College of St. Scholastica Naloxone Training, CSS Social Work Department, Duluth, Minn., November 16, 2019.

with B. Bilden, M. Gurno, and D. Hernandez: Naloxone to Reverse Opioid Overdose. College of St. Scholastica Health Services Naloxone Training, Duluth, Minn., November 19, 2019.

with B. Bilden, and M. Gurno: Naloxone to Reverse Opioid Overdose. St. Louis County Supportive Housing Naloxone Training, Duluth, Minn., December 12, 2019.

with B. Bilden, M. Gurno, and D. Hernandez: Naloxone to Reverse Opioid Overdose. Duluth Family Medicine Center Naloxone Training, Duluth, Minn., January 7, 2020.

with P. Miller: Adult Mental Health First Aid. Pine County Mental Health First Aid Training, Sandstone, Minn., January 8, 2020.

Palombi, A. LaRue, and Kerry Fierke, associate professor, had their article, “Facilitating community partnerships to reduce opioid overdose: An engaged department initiative,” published in Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy. 2019 Dec;15(12):1406-1414. doi: 10.1016/j.sapharm.2018.07.002. Epub 2018 Jul 4.

T. McAuliffe-Staehler and Palombi had their article, “Beneficial opioid management strategies: A review of the evidence for the use of opioid treatment agreements,” published in the journal Substance Abuse.

Congratulations to Duluth recipients of Pharm.D. teaching awards: Joe Johnson, associate professor, PD1 Teacher of the Semester F19; Jared Van Hooser, assistant professor, PD2 Teacher of the Semester F19; Mike Swanoski, associate professor and senior associate dean, PD3 Teacher of the Semester F19.

Van Hooser, K. L. Rouse, M. L. Meyer, A. M. Siegler, B. M. Fruehauf, E. H. Ballance, S. M. Solberg, M. J. Dibble, and M. N. Lutfiyya had their article, “Knowledge of heart attack and stroke symptoms among US Native American adults: A cross-sectional population-based study analyzing a multi-year BRFSS database,” published in BMC Public Health. 2020 Jan 10;20(1):40. doi: 10.1186/s12889-020-8150-x.

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