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October 8, 2019

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

Minwoo Baek, research specialist, presented a poster titled "Two Axes of CHCHD10S59LDominant Toxicity: TDP-43 and PINK1" at the UKC 2019 Conference held August 14-17, 2019, in Chicago, Ill. His poster won third place in the competition.

Heather Blue, assistant professor, is quoted in the July 28, 2019, Duluth News Tribune article, "Who's selling opioids in Minnesota?"

Blue presented "From the Pharmacy to the Emergency Department: Opportunities for Pharmacists Amid the Opioid Crisis" at the AACP/NABP District V meeting on August 8, 2019, in Duluth, Minn.

Blue presented "Oh! That's What You Meant; Setting Expectations for Pharmacy Learners" at the Minnesota Society of Health-System Pharmacists Preceptor Development Conference on September 19, 2019, in Robbinsdale, Minn.

Blue presented "Medication Assisted Treatment; Tools in the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder" at the APRN Fall Pharmacology Review on September 21, 2019, in Duluth, Minn. The presentation was co-authored by Keri Hager, associate professor.

Kerry Fierke, associate professor, gave a demonstration entitled “Use Intention/Reflection (I/R) to Engage the Active Learner” at the International Forum on Active Learning Classroom held August 7-9, 2019, in Minneapolis, Minn.

Fierke gave a podium presentation entitled “Emotional Intelligence: Bringing our Leadership Strength” at the Minnesota Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting on September 20, 2019 in Brooklyn Center, Minn.

Cole Fisher, researcher 2, T. Jurgenson, T. Okerman, W. Luu, E. Salo, N. Entenmann, J. Bjork, Kayla Johnson, researcher 2, and Amanda Klein, assistant professor, presented a poster, “Decreased Activity and Function of KATP Channels Subtypes in the Nervous System Contribute to Loss of Morphine Anelgesia and Increased Morphine Tolerance,” at the Collaborative Research on Addiction at NIH (CRAN) Mentored Career Development Meeting held August 13-14, 2019, in Bethesda, Md.

Keri D. Hager, M. Kading, C. O’Donnell, Ann Yapel, adjunct assistant professor, Danielle MacDonald, adjunct assistant professor, J. Nelson Albee, C. Nash, C. Renier, K. Dean K, and Mark Schneiderhan, associate professor, had their article “Bridging community mental health and primary care to improve medication monitoring and outcomes for patients with mental illness taking second-generation antipsychotics-HDC/DFMC bridge project, phase 1: Group concept mapping” published in Primary Care Care Companion for CNS Disorders. 2019 Aug 8;21(4). pii: 19m02452. doi: 10.4088/PCC.19m02452.

Nam Chul Kim, assistant professor, had research featured in the September 18, 2019, U of M Brief story, “Super fly.”

Gardner Lepp, education program specialist 2, gave a demonstration entitled “Overcoming barriers to active learning: Improve your lecture in 5 minutes or less” at the International Forum on Active Learning Classroom held August 7-9, 2019, in Minneapolis, Minn.

Meg Little, assistant professor, is quoted in the August 27, 2019, Pine Journal story, "Pharmacy students tour Cloquet facilities: Inter-professional relationships on display in Cloquet."

Little had her article “Navigating statistics for the holistic nurse: A summary of the AHNA conference workshop” published in Connections in Holistic Nursing Research Newsletter. 2019 Aug;11(3).

Laura Palombi, assistant professor, was interviewed by MPR News for an August 13, 2019, segment titled "As stigma lessens, prescriptions of anti-overdose meds surge - Doctors are prescribing naloxone more frequently in Minnesota and across the nation."

Palombi and D. Hernandez presented “Naloxone: A Critical Tool to Fight the Opioid Crisis” to Itasca County School Nurses, Continuing Medical Education, on August 26, 2019, in Grand Rapids, Minn.

Palombi and M. J. Katras presented “Community Based Solutions to the Opioid Crisis in Rural Minnesota” to the University of Minnesota Extension, Dean’s Citizen Advisory Council Meeting, on August 28, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minn.

Palombi presented “Community Partnerships to Address the Opioid Crisis” at the Minnesota Social Services Association Regional Conference on September 6, 2019, in Cloquet, Minn.

Palombi and colleagues' work is featured in the September 5, 2019, Duluth News Tribune story, "Pharmacies in Carlton County dispensed the second-highest rate of naloxone in state."

Randy Seifert, professor and associate dean, gave an invited round table presentation titled "Integration of Clinical Pharmacist Services into the Mental Healthcare System" at the Minnesota Association of Community Mental Health Programs Business Summit held September 11, 2019, in Brainerd, Minn.

Zach Waters, SAPh graduate student and advisee of David Stenehjem, associate professor and associate department head, has been selected to receive a Wertheimer Leadership Fellowship from the SAPh Graduate Program.


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