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June 3, 2019

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

Karen Bastianelli, associate professor, has been invited to participate in the 2019_20 Cohort 16 AACP Academic Leadership Fellows Program. The Academic Leadership Fellows Program supports and contributes to the development of leaders in academic pharmacy and higher education. The four session, year-long program provides an opportunity for Fellows to expand relationships with peers and colleagues in other institutions, as well as within their own college and university.

Congratulations to 2018-19 PharmD Teaching Award recipients:

Duluth PD1 class: Joe Johnson, associate professor (F18); Grant Anderson, associate professor (S19)

Duluth PD2 class: Anne Schullo-Feulner, TC associate professor (F18); Sarah Schweiss, assistant professor (S19)

Duluth PD3 class: Mike Swanoski, associate professor (F18); Venkatram Mereddy, professor (S19)

Amanda Klein, assistant professor, is serving on the International Association for the Study of Pain Membership and Chapter Committee (MCC) through August 2020.

Presented at the Best Practices in Health Sciences Education Conference on Outcomes Based Health Sciences Education: Translating Data to Best Practices held May 1-2, 2019, in Minneapolis, Minn.: 

• Gardner A. Lepp, education program specialist 2, Kerry K. Fierke, associate professor, C. L. Friedrich, H. Mead Kim, and B. Sick presented, "Using an Intention/Reflection Activity to Establish Personal Goals and Make Meaning from an Escape Room Learning Experience." 

• Fierke, A. LaRue, and Laura Palombi, assistant professor, presented a poster, "A Departmental Multi-step Consensus-building Process to Define Community Engagement."  

• Anderson and S. Westberg presented a poster, "Interdisciplinary Group Project and Shared Peer Teaching Using Active Learning Classrooms Linked Between Two Campuses."

• Jared Van Hooser, assistant professor, presented a poster, "Interprofessional Standardized Patient Experience: Sharing Practical Skills to Enhance Teamwork and Collaboration."

• Van Hooser presented a poster, "Crossing Barriers for Interprofessional Learning and Collaboration: A Pilot Bridging Pharmacy and Veterinary Medicine."

Palombi is quoted in the Duluth News Tribune story, "Overdose reversal drug employed as part of fight against opioid epidemic in the Northland" and mentioned in The Ely Echo story, "St. Louis County Board presents public health achievement awards to Ely Community Care Team, Palombi." She was also included in the Duluth News Tribune Health notes: "Public health achievers honored"  and the Forest Lake Times story, "Combating the roots of the opioid problem."

Palombi gave the following presentations:

• Keewatin Community Forum on Substance Use, "Substance Use in Minnesota," Itasca County Public Health; USDA Rural Health and Safety Grant, Keewatin, Minnesota. (April 18, 2019).

• McGregor Community Forum on Substance Use, "The Opioid Crisis in Rural Minnesota," University of Minnesota, Aitkin County Public Health, McGregor, Minn. (April 23, 2019).

• Deer River Community Forum on Substance Use, "The Opioid Crisis in Rural Minnesota," University of Minnesota, Itasca County Public Health, Deer River, Minn. (April 25, 2019).

• Grand Rapids Community Forum on Substance Use, "The Opioid Crisis in Rural Minnesota," University of Minnesota, Itasca County Public Health, Grand Rapids, Minn. (April 30, 2019).

• Aitkin Community Forum on Substance Use, "The Opioid Crisis in Rural Minnesota," University of Minnesota, Aitkin County Public Health, Aitkin, Minn. (May 2, 2019).

• With M. Gurno. Rural Hospital Drug Conference, "Naloxone to Reverse Opioid Overdose," Mercy Hospital, Moose Lake, Minn. (May 3, 2019).

• With M. Gurno, B. Bilden, and D. Hernandez. Cloquet High School Staff Opioid Overdose Training, "Opioid Overdose Prevention and Naloxone Rescue," Birch Tree Mental Health Center, Duluth, Minn. (May 7, 2019).

• Malmo Community Forum on Substance Use, "The Opioid Crisis in Rural Minnesota," University of Minnesota, Aitkin County Public Health, Malmo, Minn. (May 7, 2019).

• With J. Blomberg and A. Randall. SBIRT Training of Public Health Nurses, "Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment for Substance Use Disorders," Carlton County Public Health, Pike Lake, Minn. (May 13, 2019).

• With M. Gurno, B. Bilden, and D. Hernandez. Cloquet High School Staff Opioid Overdose Training, "Opioid Overdose Prevention and Naloxone Rescue," Opioid Abuse Response Strategies (OARS) Workgroup Meeting, Minn. (May 16, 2019).

Paul Ranelli, professor, V. Arya, and T. Warholak presented at the Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA) Annual Meeting held May 15-17, 2019, in Baltimore, Md. Ranelli also presented, "Carriers of the Patient Voice: Intersection of Science, Theatre, and Clinical Practice."

The following were presented at the 54th Annual U.S. Public Health Service Scientific & Training Symposium: Better Health Through Better Partnerships held May 6-9, 2019, in Minneapolis, Minn.:

• Tim Stratton, professor, "It Takes a County: Carlton County Jail's Reducing Admissions by Prevention Program."

• Randy Seifert, professor, Captain Cindy Gunderson, and Commander Kailee Fretland, "Red Lake Indian Health Service Pharmacist Value-based Health Outcomes Model."

• Seifert, Commander Michael Verdugo, and pharmacy student Sean Byrne, "Building Capacity to Address Public Health Priorities: USPHS Pharmacists Preparing Pharmacy Students to Treat Tobacco Use."

Alumnus Steve Turner is featured in the May 6, 2019, UMD News story, "Leap of Faith."

Van Hooser presented a poster, "Crossing Barriers for Interprofessional Learning and Collaboration: A Pilot Bridging Pharmacy and Veterinary Medicine (encore)," at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine Education Day, May 17, 2019, in Minneapolis, Minn.

 

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