Blake Fountain, MPH

Working on research centered around usage, conceptions, and possible harmful effects of ethnic beauty products in conjunction with WEACT for Environmental Justice Enhanced Integration of In-class Learning and Experiential Education

Craig Kovera, PhD.

  • Education and prevention of prescription drug abuse in Staten Island high schools (PDAPEP)
  • Efficacy of pharmacist brief intervention counseling for smoking cessation  (INSPIRE)
  • Pedagogical approaches for best preparing students for experiential education public health rotations
  • Use of CCLAP, a new student peer feedback system to enhance professional development
  • Health literacy and medication safety in under-served children (HealthStart!)
  • Innovative instructional methods for courses in public health and pharmacy practice

Ronnie Moore, Pharm D.

  • Enhanced Integration of In-class Learning and Experiential Education
  • Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR)

Dipan Ray, PhD.

  • Enhanced Integration of In-class Learning and Experiential Education

Nataliya Shinkazh, Pharm.D., BCPS, CDE.

  • The association of student course perceptions with course performance
  • Outpatient pharmacy run services and enhancement of patient outcomes in a community hospital
  • Peer-to-peer evaluation in the profession of pharmacy

Keith Veltri, PharmD.

  • Some medical providers recommend that warfarin therapy be initiated using no more than 5 mg daily based on previous trials that the majority of patients will achieve a therapeutic INR by day 5 while some clinicians recommend initiating warfarin therapy with 10mg daily because a therapeutic INR is achieved sooner thereby allowing an earlier hospital discharge and more rapid discontinuation of LMWH or unfractionated heparin therapy. A prospective analysis was initiated in our institution to identify if there is evidence that bleeding complications occur more frequently with this higher initiation dose due to excessive anticoagulation.
  • HIV-infected patients receiving antiretroviral therapy are at an increased risk for medication errors during hospitalization. In addition, physicians and other health care providers who are not experienced with HAART management are often unfamiliar with these medications and their proper dosing. With this in mind, a prospective analysis and strategies to prevent, identify and resolve drug related problem orders was initiated in our institution.
  •  Grant Research Project: For most prescribers, providing proper antiretroviral therapy for HIV-1 patients can be difficult as each individual’s special needs must be incorporated into their specific treatment regimen. Many of these pharmacological agents are only available in tablet or capsule forms while a limited number are produced in liquid formulations. This may pose a problem for some patients who cannot ingest tablet or capsule formulations, who must utilize feeding tubes due to other medical conditions, or who simply dislike the taste of their medications. In these cases, patients and/or their care-givers often crush the tablets or open the capsule contents in order to administer the required medicine. Modifying the formulations in such ways may have effects on the absorption, bioavailability and pharmacokinetics of the drugs with potential effects on therapeutic outcome. An antiretroviral dosage modification analysis via In vitro dissolution of intact and crushed tablets is currently being performed at the Touro College of Pharmacy. In vivo pharmacokinetic testing of the suspension formulation in animals and clinical pharmacokinetic studies of the suspension formulation in humans will eventually be performed based on the initial analysis results.

Shelly Warwick, Ph.D

  • Results from HealthStart! Grant – with Craig Kovera – in data analysis mode –

1. Impact of educational intervention based on pre & post test

2. Graphic representations of knowledge gained

3. Teacher feedback to professional development

4. Use of clickers with K-2 students for assessment

5. Library & academic department collaboration for health literacy outreach