Office of Research Corner

Sullivan College of Pharmacy is certainly making a name for itself in the research world. Check out the latest research endeavors and recognitions of our students, residents and faculty.

Congratulations to Katy Petrone and Tanya Nguyen, along with their co-presenters Liem Tran and Dung Ngo, on winning the Office of Research Student Travel Award for attending ASHP. We appreciate everyone who took the time to submit their application for the travel award and hope to see more applicants in the future for AACP!

The Office of Research hosted a round table discussion this past December with Dr. Michael Tseng, a professor at the University of Louisville School of Medicine in the Department of Anatomical Sciences and Neurology. The round table discussion was held to exchange research ideas for potential collaboration among our faculty and Dr. Tseng.

SUCOP faculty, residents and students had a strong presence at the 49th ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition

  • Heather Bryan, Josh Plefka, Cody Greenlaw and Sarah Smith presented a poster entitled “The potential impact of pharmacogenomics on selection of antidepressant therapy.”
  • Anne Bystrek and Rachel Backert presented a poster entitled “Baseline metabolic syndrome monitoring for atypical antipsychotics in the acuter care setting: Before and after pharmacist implementation to clinical psychiatric team.”
  • Rachel Backert presented a poster entitled “Sullivan University College of Pharmacy partners with Haven of Hope to bring an understanding to the community on the roles a pharmacist can hold.”
  • Maria Alejandra Camargo, Joseph Strano, Michael Smith and Abeer Al-Ghananeem presented a poster entitled “Design, synthesis and optimization of a novel amoxicillin-erdosteine Codrug.”
  • Danielle Morris, Katie Petrone, Heather Garret and Amber Cann presented a poster entitled “Assessing current drug information services to create a model drug information center in a collaborative setting between a university and hospital.”
  • Tanya Nguyen, Liem Tran, Dung Ngo and Wasana Sumanasekera presented a poster entitled “Investigate the influence of cigarette smoke exposure and estrogen on ovarian cancer progression.”
  • Sharlonda Nunn, Viet Nguyen and Emily Esposito presented a poster entitled “The effects of smoke condensate and menthol on gene expression in human alveolar adenocarcinomic cells.”
  • Katie Petrone, Sarah Baltzley and Abeer Al-Ghananeem presented a poster entitled “Design and in-vitro release profiles for combined multilayer immediate release antiemetic and sustained release anticancer oral tablets.”
  • Mary Bystrek presented a poster entitled “Analysis of Sovaldi (sofosbuvir) utilization in KY Medicaid traditional and expansion population.”
  • Amy Rogers presented a poster entitled “Pharmacist review of medication reconciliation performed by nursing staff upon admittance to hospital.”
  • Lauren Glaze, Stacy Rowe and Amanda Jett presented a poster entitled “Patient-centered education: A comparison of traditional warfarin counseling versus a designed, educational series.”
  • Drew Cates presented a poster entitled “Assessing the benefits students receive from working health fairs.”
  • Krista Best presented a poster entitled “Assessing the need for a long acting injectable antipsychotic initiation protocol in an acute care psychiatric facility.”
  • Alaina Rotelli presented a poster entitled “Impact of a pharmacist driven weight management program.”

Research and Scholarly Activity Snapshot

From conferences to presentations to publications, our faculty and residents have been extremely active in the pharmacology community.

Abeer Al-Ghananeem 1
  • SUCOP Residents Teaching Certificate Session: Intellectual Property/Scholarship of Teaching and Learning/Grant Writing, November 2014
  • SU Ph.D. Graduate Students Retreat Session: IRB guidelines and application submission requirements, October 2014

Malcom, D.R. and A.M. Al-Ghananeem. “Biotechnology in practice: Call for incorporation of biosimilars into pharmacy education.” Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning. 2014. doi:

  • AACP ALFP Session II Leadership Potpourri: Constructing Skills, Historical Perspectives and Higher Education, November 2014
  • AAPS Career Fair, November 2014
Cassandra Beyerle
  • U.C.-Davis Admission Conference, October 2014
  • KPhA Midyear Legislative Meeting, November 2014
Julie Burris

Glaze, L.E. and J.N. Burris. “Preventing errors in the pharmacy to improve patient safety.” The Kentucky Pharmacist. 2014. 9(6):19-25.

Julie Burris and Misty Stutz

KPhA Midyear Meeting, Certificate Course: “Delivering medication therapy management services,” November 2014

Holly Byrnes
  • KPRN Business Meeting, October 2014
  • ACCP Annual Meeting, October 2014
David Cleary

Duke University: “Accelerating the cure for Alzheimer’s disease through regenerative medicine,” November 2014

Amber Cann

Sullivan University Physician Assistant Program, Louisville, Ky.: “Emerging drugs of abuse,” October 2014

Emily Frederick

ACCP Annual Meeting, October 2014

Amanda Jett

KPhA MidYear Legislative Conference

Barb Jolly

Revisions for Infusion Therapy Education Manual, 2014 edition.


Kentucky Diabetes Network Fall Conference

Uyen Le

Organizer and chair for the SUCOP Compounding Competition, January 2015

Daniel Malcom

Malcom, D.R. and A.M. Al-Ghananeem. “Biotechnology in practice: Call for incorporation of biosimilars into pharmacy education.” Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning. 2014. doi:

Lourdes Ramos

KY Statewide Diabetes Symposium: “Evaluation of clinical and economic outcomes and provider acceptance rates of pharmacist recommendations in a diabetes medication therapy management clinic,” November 2014


UT Psychiatric Pharmacotherapy Update, October 2014
Kentucky State Diabetes Symposium, November 2014

Amber Riesselman

U.C.-Davis Pre-Med and Pre-Health Professions Conference, October 2014

Stacy Rowe

Focus Louisville Leadership Conference

Cathy Spencer
  • ID Week, Philadelphia, Pa.
  • APhA Midyear Regional Meeting
  • APhA Legislative Day
Cindy Stowe
  • DiVall, M.V., G.L. Alston, E. Bird, S.M. Burning, K.A. Kelley, N.L. Murphy, L.S. Schlesselman, C.D. Stowe and J.E. Szilagyi. “Formative assessment in pharmacy education: A faculty toolkit.” American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. 2014. 78(9) article 160.
  • Schneider, E.F., A.N. Castleberry, J. Vuk and C.D. Stowe. “Pharmacy students’ ability to think about thinking.” American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. 2014. 78(8) article 148.
  • Stowe, C.D., A.N. Castleberry, C.E. O’Brien, S.K. Flowers, T.S. Warmack and S.F. Gardner. “Development and implementation of the multiple mini-interview (MMI) in pharmacy admissions.” Currents in Pharmacy Teaching & Learning. 2014. 6:849-855. doi:
  • Payakachat, N., P.O Gubbins, D. Ragland, S.K. Flowers and C.D. Stowe. “Factors associated with health-related quality of life of student pharmacists.” American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 2014. 78(1): article 7.
  • KSHP Midyear, December 2014
  • KPhA Midyear, November 2014
Misty Stutz
  • KPhA Midyear, November 2014
  • AAPS Career Fair, November 2014
  • KPRN Business Meeting, October 2014
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