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Previous Research Projects

2016-2017

Steven Braun, PharmD
Impact of Provider Education and Implementation of Symptom-triggered Therapy on Outcomes for Patients with Alcohol Withdrawal

Sarah Cho, PharmD
Effect of Standardization of Vancomycin Infusion Rates on Infusion-Related Reactions

Diana Loffgren, PharmD
Double the Fun: Psychiatric Exacerbations in Veterans Receiving Concomitant
Oral Antipsychotics and Long-Acting Injectable Antipsychotics

Erin Pilcher, PharmD
Differences in Outcomes of Pharmacist-provided versus Trainee-provided Medication Counseling on Transitions of Care in Patients in the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System

2015-2016

Brendon Hogan, PharmD
Adherence rates of Direct Oral Anticoagulants (DOACs): comparison of once-daily versus twice-daily dosing among Central Texas Veterans Health Care System patients

Jennifer Jiang, PharmD
Clinical Application and Evaluation of a Vancomycin Nomogram

Sarah Klembith, PharmD
Evaluation of the impact of a national opioid safety initiative on Central Texas Veterans on concurrent opioids and benzodiazepines who completed suicide

Kim Vo, PharmD
Initiation of target-specific oral anticoagulants for atrial fibrillation and venous thromboembolism: impact on time to hospital discharge

2014-2015

Arohi Desai, PharmD
Evaluation of testosterone replacement therapy per criteria for use protocol in a VA population

Veronica Fassio, PharmD
Analyzing Transitions of Care Elements Parallel to Project Re-Engineered
Discharge in the Care of Veteran Patients at Risk for Rehospitalization

An Mai, PharmD
Evaluation of Ranolazine Use and Monitoring Parameters in a Veteran Population

Leah Rickert, PharmD
Use of venlafaxine as a prerequisite for duloxetine therapy for neuropathic pain and manuscript

2013-2014

Amanda Basto, PharmD
Evaluation of Granulocyte-Colony Stimulating Factor Use as Supportive Care in a Veteran Population Receiving Chemotherapy

Angela Chen, PharmD
Intense to moderate pravastatin dose conversion: an analysis of lipid lowering benefit in a Veteran population

Barbara Lucke, PharmD
Comparison of insulin neutral protamine Hagedorn and long-acting insulin analog use in a Veteran population

Sandra Naegele, PharmD
Evaluation of Palliative Care in Cancer Patients Within the Central Texas Veterans Healthcare System

2012-2013

Bethany Cross, PharmD
Use of Antipsychotic Polypharmacy in a Pharmacist versus Psychiatrist Managed Outpatient Clinic

Sergio Regalado, PharmD
Comparison of Bleeding Events while on Warfarin vs. Dabigatatran in Veterans with Atrial Fibrillation

Christine Wicke, PharmD
Heart Failure Patients Evaluated in Pharmacist-Managed Clinics and Resulting Clinical Outcomes (HERO)

Lindsay Thurman, PharmD
Monotherapy versus double-coverage of Pseudomonas aeruginosa: A combination antibiogram for hospitalized veterans

Wenya Lu, PharmD
A Dose Response Retrospective Study of Omega-3 Fatty Acids in the Veteran Population with Very High Triglyceridemia (the DROP study)

2011-2012

Mina Mehvar, PharmD
Safe Lithium Use in a Non-psychiatric inpatient setting versus a psychiatric inpatient setting: a retrospective assessment.

Cristina Gonzales, PharmD
The Potential Cardioprotective Effects of Beta-blockers in Emergency Department (ED) Patients Testing Positive for Cocaine following a Cardiovascular Event in a Veterans Healthcare System

Leslie Simien, PharmD
Evaluation of patient and provider satisfaction with a pharmacist managed heart failure clinic

Adam Smith, PharmD
Evaluation of initial heparin infusion rates for a high-dose protocol

Bernadette Asias, PharmD
Clinical and Financial Outcomes of Switching Insulin Glargine to Insulin Detemir, in a Veteran Population with Type 2 Diabetes

2010-2011

Jana Shults, PharmD
Long-Acting Injectable Risperidone versus Oral Risperidone: A Comparison of Recidivism

Mina Mehvar, PharmD
Metabolic Monitoring Of Patients Treated With Olanzapine: A Retrospective Case Review Of The Implementation Of A Metabolic Monitoring Clinical Reminder

Katerine Palacios, PharmD
Potential predictors of Candida glabrata fungemia

Carrie Griffiths, PharmD
Comparison of volume of distribution calculations in the treatment of obese patients with vancomycin.

Mark Kostelnik, PharmD
Evaluation of the in vitro effectiveness of ertapenem, imipenem/cilastatin, and meropenem in an antibiotic lock solution for the treatment of catheter-related infections caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Klebsiella pneumonia.

2009-2010

Michael Rose, PharmD, BCPS
Comparison of solutions used to unclog obstructed nasogastric feeding tubes at the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System.

Erik Peterson, PharmD, BCACP
Fluoroquinolone Exposure In Veterans Tested For Clostridium Difficile Toxin At The Central Texas Veterans Health Care System.

Jacquelyn Canning, PharmD
Atypical antipsychotic polypharmacy versus monotherapy in veterans with mental illness: case-control study of mental health care utilization

Jordan Nelson, PharmD
A Proactive Approach to Adverse Drug Reaction Reporting: A Proof of Concept Investigation

2008-2009

Cassidy Dzenowski, PharmD
A Retrospective Analysis of a Systematic Conversion from Ezetimibe/Simvastatin to Rosuvastatin in 969 Veterans

Mande Hasting, PharmD
Atypical antipsychotic polypharmacy versus monotherapy in veterans with mental illness: case-control study of mental health care utilization

Patrick Murray, PharmD
Analysis of a computerized physician-order entry for venous thromboembolism prophylaxis: efficacy and safety in hospitalized veterans

Victoria Pho, PharmD
Factors Influencing Veterans' Acquisition of Nonprescription Medications at the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System

2007-2008

Abimbola Farinde, PharmD
Low-Density Lipoprotein Performance Measures Improvement Initiative

Nathan Fewel, PharmD, BCPS
Evaluation of initial heparin infusion rates for a high dose protocol

Mia Ta, PharmD, BCPS
Sensitivity and Specificity of Dual Care Phraseology.

TheAhn Nguyen, PharmD
Implementation of computerized physician order entry for venous thromboembolism prophylaxis: efficacy and safety in medical veterans

2006-2007

Suzanne Fry, PharmD
Pharmacy Benefits Management Provider Survey and Educational Intervention.

Michelle Peoples, PharmD
Cetirizine to Hydroxyzine: A Novel Therapeutic Conversion