Wayne State pharmacy well represented at ACCP Annual Meeting

Wayne State University enjoyed robust representation at the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) Annual Meeting Nov. 11-14 in Dallas, with several highlights to note.

PharmD students and faculty
WSU Applebaum pharmacy faculty and students

After being elected earlier this year, Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice Candice Garwood officially joined the ACCP Board of Regents.

Assistant Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice Insaf Mohammad was named Chair of the Ambulatory Care PRN.

Assistant Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice Joseph Fava was named Chair-Elect of the new Community-Based PRN.

Associate Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice Helen Berlie was named Outstanding Reviewer for Pharmacotherapy.

Alumnus and Henry Ford Health Preceptor Zach Smith, PharmD '11 became a Fellow.

PharmD candidate Obioma Opara was appointed to the ACCP National Student Network Advisory Committee.


Professor of Pharmacy Practice Mary Beth O’Connell presented three posters with students:

Sabrina Gregor presented “Variability Upon Entry and Learning Similarities of Cultural and Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Concepts Within Cohorts Across a Doctor of Pharmacy Curriculum.”

Yasmin Nasser presented “Impact of Fourth-Year Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPEs) on Cultural and Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Knowledge and Skills Development.”

poster presentation
Sheila Wilhelm, Wiam Ouahab and Alison Lobkovich

• O’Connell presented “Medicare Part D Plan Comparisons and Switching” with Sharon Na, Karli Pelaccio, Hanadi Thomas, Zenab Rashid and Patrick Tabon.

• Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Patient Care Laboratory Coordinator Sheila Wilhelm, Assistant Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice Alison Lobkovich, and Assistant Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice Insaf Mohammad had a poster: “Building Student Empathy Through a Decision-Making Game” with PharmD candidate Wiam Ouahab. In addition, Wilhelm presented the session "Building Immunity: Initiating and Monitoring Biologic Agents." 

• Assistant Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice Joseph Fava had the poster “The Newest PRN on the Block: Updates from the Community-Based PRN” with Jennifer Bacci, Akshara Kumar, Michelle Jeon, Shanna O'Connor, Christopher J. Daly, Emily Eddy and Margie Snyder.

PharmD faculty
Pharmacy faculty Candice Garwood, Mary Beth O'Connell, Helen Berlie and Michael Rybak

In addition, Associate Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice Melissa Lipari led the Pulmonary PRN Focus Session of COPD guideline updates.

“Sabrina, Yasmin and Wiam attended their first national meeting to present their scholarship of teaching and learning posters,” said O’Connell. “Our students did an amazing job being very professional as they educated convention attendees about their research with confidence and poise. Along with Nicole and Obioma, they actively engaged with other students and pharmacists, showcasing Wayne State's excellence, exploring future careers, learning new knowledge to improve patient care, and solidifying their pharmacy learning to date. The faculty enjoyed conversations over meals with the students, sharing laughs and advice.”

See more photos in the event album.

The Doctor of Pharmacy program at Wayne State University is a four-year curriculum in the heart of Detroit. Approximately 100 students are enrolled in each year of the program. WSU Applebaum information meetings for prospective students take place at 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month. The application process or the Doctor of Pharmacy program begins each July.

An anchor in urban health care

The Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is built on more than 100 years of tradition and innovation in the heart of Detroit. We have grown deep roots in our city, harnessing its powerhouse hospital systems and community service organizations as vibrant, real-world training grounds for students, with an ongoing focus on social justice in health care. And our research at all levels – from undergraduates to veteran faculty members – translates into creative solutions for healthier communities.

Wayne State University is a premier urban research institution offering approximately 350 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 24,000 students.

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