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August 1, 2018

August 2018 news from faculty and staff of the College of Pharmacy Duluth.

Karen Bastianelli, associate professor, presented "Advancing Pharmacists Roles at the University of Minnesota" to the Dipartimento di Scienze della Vita, Università degli Studi di Trieste, June 4, 2018, Trieste, Italy.

Heather Blue, assistant professor, and Diana Langworthy received a $1,500 Academic Health Center Fellowship for Teaching in Active Learning Classrooms.

Kerry Fierke, associate professor, and Gardner Lepp, education program specialist 2, presented "An Intention/Reflection (I/R) Practice to Engage Leaders," and Lepp presented "Changing Students' Perspective: From "Student" to "Pharmacist" at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) inaugural Leadership Development Virtual Symposium, June 18-22, 2018, via AACP Connect.

Fierke received a small grant from UMD’s Commission for Women to develop a “Lean-in Circle” in academic year 2018-19.

Amanda Klein, assistant professor, has been named vice chair of the American Pain Society (APS) Early Career Advisory Group.

Laura Palombi, assistant professor, has been selected to be part of the next UMN Driven to Discover advertising campaign. Palombi's and Lucien Gonzalez's (Med School) work to combat addiction will be among the eight stories featured in this year's campaign.

Palombi has been selected to receive the American Public Health Association (APHA) Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs (ATOD) Section's 2018 Community-Based Leadership Award for leadership and innovation in community-based ATOD programs that affect the community environment.

Palombi received a $3,900 award from the University of New York at Buffalo for the project “Assessing Recovery Capital as a Resource for Recovery from Addiction to Opioids and Other Drugs in Rural Mining Communities.

Palombi, C. A. St. Hill, M. S. Lipsky, and Mike Swanoski, associate professor, had their article, “Scoping review of the non-medical use of opioids in the rural United States,” published in the Annals of Epidemiology. 2018 Jun 2. pii: S1047-2797(17)31103-1. doi: 10.1016/j.annepidem.2018.05.008. [Epub ahead of print]

A photo by Paul Ranelli, professor, titled "Lake Superior Surf Breakers" was featured on the cover of the July/Aug 2018 Journal of the American Pharmacists Association (JAPhA).

Sarah Schweiss, assistant professor, delivered a live continuing education webinar titled "Setting Expectations with Early and Frequent Communication" to University of Minnesota PGY-1 Residency Program Preceptors on July 20, 2018.

Schweiss and Kylee Funk presented "Updates to Diabetes Guidelines: A Focus on Evidence and Clinical Application of Newer Agents" for a Minnesota Pharmacists Association (MPhA) webinar CE series on June 20, 2018.

The following were presented at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Annual Meeting held July 21-25, 2018, in Boston, Mass.:

  • Preceptor and Resident Perceptions of Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) for Postgraduate Pharmacy Training. Schweiss, Jean Y. Moon, Jody L. Lounsbery, and Amy L. Pittenger.
  • Got My Mind Set on You: Measuring Mindset in Student Pharmacists. Ben D. Aronson, Robert Bechtol, Bethany A.Von Hoff, Lepp, and Kristin K. Janke.
  • Evaluating First-Year Pharmacy Students’ Philosophy of Practice. Deborah Pestka and Keri D. Hager, associate professor.
  • Healthcare Provider Perceptions of the Causes and Consequences of the Opioid Crisis in Northeastern Minnesota. Kelsey Lee Melgaard, Blue, Dahly Ashley, and Palombi.

Randy Seifert, professor, had his article, “The role of the pharmacist in mental health care: A team approach,” published in Minnesota Physician 2018 Apr;XXXII(01):22-23.

David Stenehjem, associate professor, presented "Using Genomic Biomarkers for Selection of Targeted Cancer Therapies" at the University of Minnesota Pharmagenomics Conference: Genomic Testing to Individualize Drug Therapy held June 22, 2018, in Minneapolis.

Students Joe Broughton and Tonia Schueller, along with Swanoski, delivered the presentation "Treating Allergies and Hives in Older Adults" to a group from the Carlton County Council on Aging’s Refire Program in Carlton, Minn., on June 16, 2018.

Megan Undeberg, assistant professor, received an American Institute of the History of Pharmacy (AIHP) Certificate of Commendation for her elective course, "When Pharmacy Goes to War." Read more about it in Pharmacy in History2018;60(1&2):41-42. 

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