ASHP Foundation News Release
ASHP Foundation Announces 2015 Recipients of the Pharmacy Resident Practice-Based Research
BETHESDA, MD (March 26, 2015) ― The ASHP Research and Education Foundation announced today
that funding has been awarded to pharmacy resident researchers who seek to improve patient care by
optimizing pharmacists’ roles. These studies will address a number of critical healthcare issues, including
hepatitis C, hyperglycemia, oral anticoagulants, dyslipidemia therapy, and antimicrobial stewardship
programs. The researchers are recipients of the 2015 ASHP Foundation Pharmacy Resident PracticeBased Research Grant Program.
This program, which is supported by the ASHP Foundation, encourages practice-based research related to
the assumptions, beliefs and recommendations from the October 2010 Pharmacy Practice Model Initiative
(PPMI) Summit. The overarching goal of the PPMI is to ensure that pharmacists participate on
interdisciplinary patient care teams as the health professionals who are responsible and accountable for
patients’ medication outcomes. A secondary goal of the program is to develop pharmacy residents’
research skills while fostering development of mentoring relationships with more experienced senior
“This grant program is part of the ASHP Foundation’s overall efforts to advance pharmacy practice
models and patient care through support of high-quality research that validates important pharmacist
interventions,” said Stephen J. Allen, M.S., FASHP, ASHP Foundation chief executive officer.
The 2015 recipients, each of whom received a grant of up to $5,000 are:
“Impact of a Pharmacist-Led Outpatient Target-Specific Oral Anticoagulant Service”
Pharmacy Resident Investigator: Emily J. Ashjian, Pharm.D.
Senior Investigator: Geoffrey D. Barnes, M.D.
University of Michigan Health System
Ann Arbor, MI
“The Best Interventions in Lipid Lowering (BILL) Study: An Observational Study on PharmacistDriven Recommendations to Optimize Dyslipidemia Therapy”
Pharmacy Resident Investigator: Lisa M. Cillessen, Pharm.D.
Senior Investigator: Jenny A. Van Amburgh, Pharm.D.
Community Health Centers of Harbor Health Services, Inc.
Dorchester, MA
“Pilot Project to Evaluate Hyperglycemia and Glucose Variability in Cancer Patients Receiving
Pharmacy Resident Investigator: Jennifer Grabowski, Pharm.D.
Senior Investigator: Cindy L. O’Bryant, Pharm.D., BCOP
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Aurora, CO
“Formalization of an Antimicrobial Stewardship Program in a Small Community Hospital”
Pharmacy Resident Investigator: Alexa Lockwood, Pharm.D.
Senior Investigator: Nicole Bolton, Pharm.D.
Bozeman Deaconess Health Services
Bozeman, MT
“Evaluating SVR12 Rates and Patient/Provider Satisfaction of Hepatitis C-Infected Patients
Followed in the UC Davis Medical Center Hepatitis C Specialty Pharmacy Clinic”
Pharmacy Resident Investigator: Vinh H. Nguyen, Pharm.D., Ph.D.
Senior Investigator: Julianna L. Burton, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCACP, FCSHP
University of California, Davis Medical Center
Sacramento, CA
“Impact of Point-of-Care Screening for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea on Antimicrobial Stewardship
in the Emergency Department”
Pharmacy Resident Investigator: Kaitlyn R. Rivard, Pharm.D.
Senior Investigator: Heather M. Draper, Pharm.D., BCPS
Mercy Health Saint Mary’s
Grand Rapids, MI
For More Information
Information about the Pharmacy Resident Practice-Based Research Grant Program and the abstracts of the
research studies funded by this year’s program can be found at
About the ASHP Foundation
The ASHP Research and Education Foundation ( was established in 1968 by
ASHP ( as a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization. As the philanthropic arm of ASHP, our
vision is that patient outcomes improve because of the leadership and clinical skills of pharmacists, as
vital members of the health care team, accountable for safe and effective medication use. Our mission is
to improve the health and well-being of patients in health systems through appropriate, safe and effective
medication use.
Contact Information
Stephanie D. Brown, M.Ed.
Director of Programs
ASHP Foundation
[email protected]
Bethany L. Coulter, M.A.
Director of Communications and Events
ASHP Foundation
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