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Clinical Pharmacy & Outcomes Sciences

The department of Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences provides education and training related to professional practice including application of the pharmaceutical sciences to patient care. The promotion of critical thinking skills is the hallmark of the Department’s courses. Additionally, faculty members in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences are engaged in various areas of scholarship that impact clinical therapeutics, professional practice, evaluation of drug health policies, and pharmacy education. 

Faculty members act as a positive force within the profession of pharmacy through active participation and leadership in professional and scientific organizations. We strive to create an environment that produces appropriate and innovative coursework to prepare practitioners for contemporary and future practice roles, and fosters the academic growth and success of the faculty.

Highlights

Grants

Publications

Presentations

Faculty Directory

Highlights

Don Wiest

Don Wiest '85, Distinguished Faculty Service

The award recognizes faculty who, over a substantial portion of their careers, have provided exceptional and sustained service and who have made contributions in teaching, research, health care, and/or public service to the University and to the citizens of South Carolina.

Dave Shirley '02, Teaching Excellence, Developing Teacher Award. The Developing Teaching Award specifically recognizes excellence in teaching by a junior faculty member.

2017-2018 College Teaching Awards - P1-Dave Shirley; P2 James Sterrett; P3 Kelly Ragucci 

2017-2018 APPE Awards- APPE preceptor award nominations: Nicole Bohm, Scott Bragg, Jason Haney, Marc Lapointe, Shannon Drayton, Joli Fermo. Don Wiest won APPE preceptor of the year for acute care rotations. Nicole Pilch won preceptor of the year for elective rotations.

2017-2018 Mentor nominations: Kristy Brittain and Kelly Ragucci

Kristy Brittain was appointed to the Carolina Pharmacy Network Board of Directors and then elected to serve as the Chairperson for 2017-2018. CPN oversees SCPhA’s for-profit programs like the City of Charleston Diabetes Management Program.

Grants

Nicole Bohm

Nicole Bohm is primary investigator on a $125,850 grant awarded through an RFP for independent medical education for the novel oral anticoagulants. The grant, funded by Bristol Myers Squibb/Pfizer, supports a collaboration with MUSC’s Technology Applications Center for Healthful Lifestyles to develop a mobile application including drug selection and dosing guidance based on clinical data input with interactive educational and self-quizzing functions. Similar programming will be offered to incorporate into EPIC, MUSC’s electronic medical record system, to provide active dose guidance for prescribers. 

James Sterrett awarded large HRSA grant.

James Sterrett received MUSC IPID grant entitled “Integrating Telepharmacy Precepting and Consulting to Optimize Interprofessional Collaborative Care and Education in a Nurse Practitioner Clinic Targeting the Medically Underserved”

Kelly Ragucci is co-investigator on the $390,000 Josiah Macy Foundation grant “Virtual Interprofessional (VIP) Learning.

Chris Wisniewski continues to work with the Medicaid grant for SCORxE (South Carolina Offering Prescribing Excellence), the South Carolina Medicaid Academic Detailing Program.

Kelly Ragucci is primary investigator on the Office of Interprofessional Initiatives grant Evaluation of Simulated Interprofessional Rounding Experiences.

Publications

CPOS faculty compiled 37 peer-reviewed publications in 2014-15

Cogdill BR, Ross CA, Hurst JM, Garrison KL, Drayton SJ, Wisniewski CS. Evaluation of urinalyses ordered for diagnosis of urinary tract infection at an inpatient psychiatric hospital. International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine, 2014:47(1);17-24.

Nichols TA, Drayton SJ, Borckardt J, Taber DJ. Lithium dosing equations: are they accurate? Ann Pharmacother, 2014:48(5):596-600.

Drayton SJ, Pelic CM. Bipolar Disorder, in, Dipiro JT, Talbert RL, Yee GC, et al., eds., in, Pharmacotherapy; A pathophysiologic approach. 9th Edition, New York City, McGraw-Hill, 2014.

Wisniewski CS, Robert S, Ball S. Collaboration between a drug information center and an academic detailing program. Am J Health-Syst Pharm. 2014;71:128-34.

Nestor J, Huggins T, Kummerfeldt C, Wisniewski CS, Davis J, Doelken P, Sahn S. Dasatinib-induced chylous pleural effusions. Clin Pulm Med. 2014;21:42-5.

Glaholt S, Hayes GL, Wisniewski CS. Evaluation of discharge medication orders following automatic therapeutic substitution of commonly exchanged drug classes. P T. 2014;39:267-72.

Wiest DB, Chang E, Fanning D, Garner S, Cox T, Jenkins DD. Antenatal Pharmacokinetics and Placental Transfer of N-Acetylcysteine in Chorioamnionitis for Fetal Neuroprotection. J Pediatrics 2014;165(4): 672-677

Sebring EJ, Brittain KL, Kirk SE. A review of blood pressure goals for patients with diabetes mellitus. Palmetto Pharmacist 2014;54(5):24-34.

Bohm N, Makowski C, Machado M, Davie A, Seabrook N, Wheless L, Bevill B, Clark B, Kyle TR 3rd. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2014 Aug;58(8):4902-3. doi: 10.1128/AAC.03157-14. Epub 2014 May 12.

Neyens R, Bohm N, Cearley M, Andrews C, Chalela J. J Thromb Thrombolysis. 2014;37(2):80-3. doi: 10.1007/s11239-013-0933-9.

Desai KM, Bragg SW. Close-ups: Group Medical Visits for Chronic Diseases. Am Fam Physician. 2014;90(11):794.

Bragg SW, Das N. When Should Isolated Hypertriglyceridemia Be Treated With Drug Therapy? Evidence-Based Practice. 2014;17(9):9.

Bragg SW. Book Review: Clinical Handbook of Psychotropic Drugs (20th Edition). Int J Psychiatry Med. 2014;47(1):93-95.

Patel S, Nappi JN, Thompson AN. Effectiveness of pharmacy run anticoagulation clinics compared to large clinical trials of new oral anticoagulants. J Pharma Care Health Sys. 2014; 1(1):e101.

Ragucci KR. Student evaluation of a clinical assessment course and related interprofessional simulation exercises. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning 2014;6:692-698.

Ragucci KR, O’Bryant CL, Bova Campbell K, et al. The need for PGY-2 trained clinical pharmacy specialists. Pharmacotherapy 2014;34(6):e65-73.

Wiggins BS, Nappi J, Fortier CR, Taber DJ. Cardiovascular drug shortages-predominant etiologies, clinical implications and management strategies. Annals of Pharmacotherapy 2014. DOI: 10.1177/1060028014539142

Bookstaver PB, Felder TM, Quidely AM, Ragucci K, Nappi J, Draper HM. Pharmacy residents’ barriers to scholarly pursuits. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning 2015;7:40-46. dx.doi.org.

Sieg A, Nappi J. Evaluation of doing practices of rivaroxaban and dabigatran. Journal of Pharmacy Technology 2015. DOI: 10.1177/8755122514567923

Cheng JWM, Colucci V, Howard PA, Nappi JM, Spinler SA. Vorapaxar in atherosclerotic disease management. Annals of Pharmacotherapy 2015. DOI: 10.1177/1060028015571410

Chessman KH, Stitt G. Multivitamin supplementation in memory loss. DiPiro J, et al. Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach, Chapter 118 Update: Assessment of Nutrition Status and Nutrition Requirements. AccessPharmacy.com. New York: McGraw-Hill, Sept 2014.

Chessman KH, Stitt G. Role of multivitamin supplementation in disease prevention. DiPiro J, et al. Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach, Chapter 118 Update: Assessment of Nutrition Status and Nutrition Requirements. AccessPharmacy.com. New York: McGraw-Hill, Sept 2014.

Ostrye J, Hailpern SM, Jones J, Egan B, Chessman K, Shatat IF. The efficacy and safety of intravenous hydralazine for the treatment of hypertension in the hospitalized child. Pediatr Nephrol 2014;29(8):1403-09. [Epub ahead of print Feb 2014: DOI 10:1007/s00467-014-2772-0].

Chessman KH, Matzke GR. Disorders of sodium and water homeostasis. Chapter 34 in DiPiro JT, Talbert RL, Yee GC, Matzke GR, Wells BG, Posey LM, eds. Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach, 9th ed. McGraw Hill Education | Medical, New York, 2014, 745-64.

Chessman KH, Kumpf V. Assessment of nutrition status and nutrition requirements. Chapter 118 in DiPiro JT, Talbert RL, Yee GC, Matzke GR, Wells BG, Posey LM, eds. Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach, 9th ed. McGraw Hill Education | Medical, New York, 2014, 2385-2404.

Kumpf V, Chessman KH. Enteral nutrition. Chapter 148 in DiPiro JT, Talbert RL, Yee GC, Matzke GR, Wells BG, Posey LM, eds. Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach, 9th ed. McGraw Hill Education | Medical, New York, 2014, 2427-44.

Bosso JA. Lack of Change in Susceptibility of Psesudomonas aeruginosa in a Pediatric Hospital Despite Changes in Antibiotic Utilization. Infect Dis Ther 2014;3:55-9. (published online 5/16/14). doi: 10.1007/s40121-014-0028-8

Justo JA, Bosso JA. Adverse reactions associated with systemic polymyxin therapy. Pharmacotherapy 2015;35:28-33. Doi: 10.1002/phar.1493

Bliven K, Brittain K. Hope in a bottle for NSCLC: erlotinib. Palmetto Pharmacist. 2015;55: Number 1.

Garner SS, Cox TH, Hill EG, Irving MG, Bissinger RL, Annibale DJ. Prospective, controlled study of an intervention to reduce errors in neonatal antibiotic orders. Available 4/2/15 as a Journal of Perinatology advance online publication at www.nature.com.

Basco WT, Ebeling M, Garner SS, Hulsey TC, Simpson K. Opioid prescribing and potential overdose errors among children 0-36 months. Clinical Pediatrics Available 5/13/15 online before print at cpj.sagepub.com.

Invited Presentations

John Bosso

  • New indications for old antimicrobials. American College of Clinical Pharmacy Annual Meeting, Austin, TX, October 2014
  • The Current State of Antibiotic Resistance among Gram-negative Bacteria. 1st International Conference of Clinical Pharmacy in Saudi Arabia, Qassim University, KSA, February 2015
  • Antibiotic Stewardship. 1st International Conference of Clinical Pharmacy in Saudi Arabia, Qassim University, KSA, February 2015.
  • Urban Myths and Legends in Infectious Diseases, 18th Annual Making a Difference in Infectious Diseases Conference, Orlando, FL, May 2015

Scott Bragg

  • Identifying Appropriate Drug Use Among Psychopharmacological Agents; Lecture-Discussion at the South Carolina Psychological Association Annual Conference; Myrtle Beach, SC; April 2015
  • How to Handle DVT and PE in Primary Care, Lecture-Discussion at the Update for the Primary Care Provider; Kiawah Island, SC; pending presentation June 2015
  • Treating Osteoporosis in Primary Care, Lecture-Discussion at the Update for the Primary Care Provider; Kiawah Island, SC; pending presentation June 2015

Kristy Brittain

  • Immunization Update 2015 presented to health care professionals at the Evidence-Based Medicine New Drug Update, North Charleston, SC in May 2015
  • Opportunities in Diabetes Management presented to the SCCP Student Body, March 2015
  • Immunization Update for Pharmacists presented at the SCCP Phi Delta Chi CE Weekend, March 2015

Kathy Chessman

  • Chessman KH, Smith B, Zemel B. Assessment of Growth in the Pediatric Patient with Chronic Disease (moderator). A.S.P.E.N. Webinar, Apr 2015

Jason Haney

  • Evidence-Based Update on the Treatment of Systolic Heart Failure, Evidence-Based Drug Therapy Update, Charleston, SC, May 2014

Stephanie Kirk

  • Safe Prescribing – Elderly. An Update for the Primary Care Provider – Family Medicine Conference, Kiawah Island, SC, June 23, 2015

Jean Nappi

  • Panelist. Case Discussions. Heart Failure Society of America Annual Meeting. September 17, 2014. Las Vegas, NV
  • Improving outcomes for patients with Acute Coronary Syndromes. Pharmacy Learning Network Regional Meeting. September 20, 2014. Dearborn, MI
  • Improving outcomes for patients with Acute Coronary Syndromes. Pharmacy Learning Network Regional Meeting. September 27, 2014. Long Island, NY
  • Improving outcomes for patients with Acute Coronary Syndromes. Pharmacy Learning Network Regional Meeting. October 25, 2014. Tampa, FL
  • Taking Your Medications the Right Way: What Women Need to Know. National Webinar for WomenHeart. January 8, 2015
  • Improving outcomes for patients with Acute Coronary Syndromes. Pharmacy Learning Network Regional Meeting. March 21, 2015. San Mateo, CA
  • Improving outcomes for patients with Acute Coronary Syndromes. Pharmacy Learning Network Regional Meeting. May 16, 2015. Orlando, FL

Kelly Ragucci 

  • “Sexually Transmitted Diseases: A Focus on the New Guidelines”. MUSC College of Nursing MSN/DNP November Immersion. Charleston, South Carolina November 2014
  • “Starting the Journey: Preparing Your CV and Letter of Intent and Navigating Potential Post-Graduate Programs or Career Options”. SCCP Student Seminar Series. Charleston, South Carolina. November 2009-2014
  • “Synchronous Case Conferences as a Successful Strategy for Establishing Interprofessional Clinical Student Experiences”. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, Dallas, Texas. July 2014

Jennifer Schnellmann

  • Scientific Writing, College of Charleston, June, July 2015. This is my 10th continual year to offer

James Sterrett

  • (MITI) Motivational Interviewing Program Atlanta Aug 2014

Chris Wisniewski

  • Journal club make-over: New formats for a new generation. Presented at the 2014 ACCP Annual Meeting, Austin, Texas. October 13, 2014. Lecturing to millennials. Presented at the South Carolina College of Pharmacy, Clinical Pharmacy and Outcome Sciences Department Meeting, Charleston, SC. February 5th, 2015

Research Poster Presentations

John Bosso

  • Bosso J - O’Brien KA, Zhang MJ, Mauldin PD, Gomez J, Hurst JM, Boger S, Bosso JA. Impact of restriction on empiric use ciprofloxacin on Escherichia coli urinary isolates non-susceptibility. Proceedings of the 54th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, September, 2014, abstract #L-1071.
  • Smith T, Salgado C, Mauldin P, Zhang J, Bosso J. Relationship Between Days in Hospital and Infection with a Multidrug Resistant Gram-negative Pathogen. Proceedings of the 54th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, September, 2014, abstract #K-667
  • Bosso JA, Gomez J. Assessment of Year-to-Year Variation in Combination Antibiograms for Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PA) after Ciprofloxacin (CIP) Restriction. Proceedings of IDWeek 2014, abstract: 45893.
  • Timbrook TT, Hurst JM, Bosso JA. Impact of an antimicrobial stewardship program on antimicrobial utilization, bacterial susceptibilities, and financial expenditures at an academic medical center. Proceedings of the 25th European Congress on Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, April, 2015, Copenhagen, Denmark, Abstract #EP215.
  • Timbrook T, Maxam M, Bosso J. The effect of negative respiratory viral panel and procalcitonin results on antibiotic discontinuation in respiratory infections. Proceedings of the 18th Annual Making a Difference in Infectious Diseases Conference

Kristy Brittain

  • Albrecht A, Briggs G, Doan S, Dodds J, Rodriguez K, Saavedra K, Tomsic P, Toney M, Watson B, Wood J, Brittain K. A Community Health Fair Survey Addressing Child Care. MUSC Presidential Scholar’s Day, Charleston, SC.
  • Vuthiganon J, Brittain K, Demonbreun KA, Jones SD, Mund AR, Breland HL (2015). The Presidential Scholars Program: An Interprofessional Program to Foster Community Engagement and Interdisciplinary Collaboration. [Poster] Association for Prevention Teaching & Research Annual Meeting. Charleston, SC.
  • Fabel P, Brittain K. Team-based Learning in Self-care Therapeutics via Distance Education. Team-Based Learning Collaborative Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL, March 2015.
  • Kim A, Fu C, Unks M, Brittain K. The student pharmacist’s role in health and wellness: Operation Diabetes and Operation Heart. South Carolina Diabetes Symposium for Health care providers, Charleston, SC, September 2014.

Kathy Chessman

  • Forrester J, Chessman K. Incidence of hyponatremia and hypovolemia in pediatric patients with perforated appendicitis or gastroenteritis receiving standard intravenous maintenance fluids. Southeastern Residency Conference, Athens, GA, April 2015.

Shannon Drayton

  • Linder L, Mabus CM, Nash KF, Mohorn P, Drayton SJ. Use of prescription stimulants among students in Health care training programs: a survey of PharmD candidates. ASHP Mid-year Meeting, Anaheim, CA 2014.

Sandra Garner

  • Hammond DA; Linder MA, Cousins WB, Garner SS, Bookstaver PB. Assessment of mentor involvement with pharmacy students pursuing post-graduate residency training. Presented at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy’s Annual Meeting. Grapevine, TX, July 2014.

Jason Haney

  • Bliven K, Jindracek L, Raho C, Sanford J, Haney J. Development and Validation of a Risk Score to Identify Hospitalized Patients at Risk for Torsade de Pointes and Sudden Cardiac Death. 2014 ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, Anaheim, CA. Abstract # 2-209.
  • Bliven K, Jindracek L, Raho C, Sanford J, Haney J. Development and Validation of a Risk Score to Identify Hospitalized Patients at Risk for Torsade de Pointes and Sudden Cardiac Death. 2014 ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, Anaheim, CA. Abstract # 2-209.

Jean Nappi

  • Anderson ER, Tran EM, Boyle KM, New JP, Nappi JM. Evaluation of dabigatran and prasugrel use in hospitalized patients at an academic medical center. University Hospital Consortium meeting. December 1014. Anaheim, CA.

Kelly Ragucci

  • Stuart G, Kern, D, Ragucci K, Fowler T, Hudson S, Patel S, Ruggiero K, Pope C, Zapka J. Virtual Interprofessional Learning. Presented at the 2015 National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties Annual Meeting. Baltimore, MD.
  • Maxwell W, Grant A, Worrall C, Davis R, Ziegler B, Fabel P, Brittain K, Ragucci KR, Bookstaver B, Hall P, Rowen R. Utilization of the Birkman Method Assessment by Students and Faculty in a Multi-Campus College of Pharmacy. Presented at the 2015 American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, Washington DC.
  • Dunn BL, Michels JE, DeRienzo CA, Bookstaver PB, Ragucci KR. Building Community Collaborations: A Focus on an Innovative Senior Medication Safety Program in South Carolina. Presented at the 2014 American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual

Chris Wisniewski

  • Wisniewski CS. Impact of a minimalistic approach to didactic PowerPoint presentations performed in a drug information course. To be presented at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy 2015 Annual Meeting, Washington, DC. July 11, 2015