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Press Release

February 08, 2024

ASHP Foundation Awards a Total of $34,923 in Grants to Seven Pharmacy Resident Researchers

The ASHP Foundation is pleased to announce the 2024 recipients of the Pharmacy Resident Research Grants. This grant program supports quality research conducted by pharmacy residents partnered with senior investigators that advances pharmacy practice and patient care.  The ASHP Foundation Joseph A. Oddis Endowment is the primary source of funding for the Pharmacy Resident Research Grant Program, with two technology-focused research projects funded in part by the ASHP Foundation’s Dwight R. Tousignaut Memorial Fund.

The grantees listed below each received a research grant of up to $5,000 to study critical healthcare issues related to disease management, medication management, safety, and access to medications.

Impact of Applying a Novel Approach to Team-based Diabetes Care on Patient’s A1C at a Community Health Center When Social Determinants of Health May Be a Barrier to Achievement of Glucose Control 
Amy Bibik, PharmD, principal investigator, and Robert Griffith, PharmD, senior investigator
Terry Reilly Health Services, Nampa, Idaho

How Judicious is Penicillin G Benzathine Use in Response to a Medication Shortage Alert?
William Campillo Terrazas, PharmD, MPH, principal investigator, and Michael P. Veve, PharmD, MPH, senior investigator 
Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan

Impact of a Pharmacist-Led Employee Wellness Hypertension Clinic Utilizing Remote Monitoring Devices 
Megan Gushrowski, PharmD, principal investigator, and Michael J. Rush, PharmD, MBA, BCACP, CDCES, NCT, senior investigator 
Ohio Northern University HealthWise, Ada, Ohio 
This grant was funded in part by the ASHP Foundation’s Dwight R. Tousignaut Memorial Fund. 

Pharmacist-Led Intervention Study for Improving Medication Adherence and Health Outcomes in a Rural Population of Patients with COPD 
Keith Hughes, PharmD, principal investigator, and Karen S. Williams, PharmD, BCPS-AQ ID, senior investigator 
Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pennsylvania

Implementation of Antibiotic Stewardship Program in a Rural Clinic and Clinical Impact
Anthony Pinto, PharmD, MS, principal investigator, and Arinze N. Okere, PharmD, MS, MBA, BCPS, BCCP, senior investigator 
Florida A&M University College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Community Health Northwest Florida, Pensacola, Florida 

Electronic Health Record Outreach with Pharmacist Support to Address Medication Adherence in Medicare Advantage Enrollees
Natasha Virrueta, PharmD, principal investigator, and Valerie Valdiviez, PharmD, BCPS, senior investigator 
University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy, Aurora, Colorado

Achievement of Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol (LDL-C) Thresholds in Patients with Very High-Risk Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease (ASCVD)
Elisa Worledge, PharmD, principal investigator, and Joseph Saseen, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, senior investigator 
University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy, Aurora, Colorado

Learn more at ashpfoundation.org/rrg.