Meet the 2017-2018 APhA Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Research (APhA-APRS) Executive Council

 

APhA-APRS President-elect (2017-2018)

Edward M. Bednarczyk, PharmD, FCCP is a Clinical Associate Professor and Chairman of Pharmacy Practice at the University at Buffalo, SUNY (UB). He received his BS in pharmacy from UB in 1984, and completed a pharmacy practice residency at the Buffalo General Hospital in 1985. He went on to receive his PharmD degree from the Medical University of South Carolina followed by a fellowship in Clinical Cardiovascular Pharmacology at Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals of Cleveland. He came to the University at Buffalo in 1993 through the Clinical Pharmacokinetics Lab and the Department of Nuclear Medicine within the School of Medicine. He switched his primary appointment to the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in 1998. He was named Chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice in 2007. His research is largely focused on the use of molecular imaging to explore drug effects, with his clinical responsibilities divided between nuclear medicine and neurology. eb@buffalo.edu

 

APhA-APRS President (2016-2018)
Robert DiCenzo, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP, is currently Professor and Chair of the Department of Phar­macy Practice at the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Adjunct appointments include Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Infectious Disease Unit of the Department of Medicine and the Center for Human Experimental Therapeutics at the University of Rochester Medical Center. After almost 10 years of hospital pharmacy experience, completion of a PharmD degree at Albany College of Pharmacy and a post-doc Fellowship in Antiretroviral Pharmacology and Pharmacometrics at the University at Buffalo, he began an academic career which evolved from a faculty appointment at the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University at Buffalo to an administrative and leadership role as the Director of Experiential Education at the Wegmans School of Pharmacy at St John Fisher College. After contributing to the development and operation of a new Experiential Education program, he was appointed the Chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice at the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Rob.DiCenzo@acphs.edu
 

Basic Sciences Section Chair-elect (2017-2018)

Elvin T. Price, PharmD, PhD, FAHA is an Assistant Professor of pharmaceutical sciences (pharmacogenomics) at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). He earned the Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Florida A&M University in 2004 and subsequently his PhD from the University of Florida. He joined the faculty at UAMS after defending his dissertation. As a junior faculty member, he participated in the NIH NHLBI’s program to increase diversity among individuals engaged in health related research (PRIDE) where he completed additional training in cardiovascular genetic epidemiology at the Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine Division of Biostatistics. He received additional mentoring as a NIH NCATS funded KL2 scholar and he was selected to serve as one of the AAAS Science Translational Medicine Associate Scientific Advisors for 2014–2015. Furthermore, he has received funding as the PI of grants from the Arkansas Science and Technology Authority and the Arkansas Claude Pepper Older American Independence Center. He studies the impact of genetic variation in nuclear hormone receptor genes on cardio-metabolic homeostasis and pharmacological responses. He is enthusiastic about fighting cardiovascular diseases and educating the next generation of practitioners and scientists. ETPrice@uams.edu

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APhA-APRS Basic Sciences Section Chair-elect (2018-2019)

Jennifer T. Lamberts, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Pharmacology at Ferris State University College of Pharmacy. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry from Kalamazoo College and a PhD in Pharmacology from University of Michigan. She completed her postdoctoral training in neurodegenerative science at Van Andel Research Institute in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Dr. Lamberts then joined the faculty at Ferris State University in 2014. Dr. Lamberts' research interests include defining the cellular mechanisms responsible for Parkinson disease pathogenesis, including (but not limited to) inflammation, protein aggregation, transport defects, and energy dysregulation. She greatly enjoys working with students in the lab, and she is proud to serve as the advisor to a recipient of a 2016 AFPE Gateway Research Scholarship. Dr. Lamberts is active in several professional societies, including American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics and National Postdoctoral Association. In particular, she recently served as the Co-Chair of the Meetings Committee for the National Postdoctoral Association where she was responsible for overseeing the planning of the organization's annual meeting. Dr. Lamberts also enjoys facilitating student learning in the classroom. She is currently Course Director of Pathophysiology 1 and 2, and teaches several topics in Drug Action.

Clinical Sciences Section Chair-elect (2017-2018)

Adriane N. Irwin, MS, PharmD, BCACP is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Oregon State University/ Oregon Health & Science University College of Pharmacy. She maintains a practice site within the Community Health Centers of Benton & Linn Counties focused on rural primary care and oversees the pharmacy resident research requirement for Salem Hospital. Her research is focused on demonstrating the value of clinical pharmacy services through quality measure performance and improved clinical outcomes. She has served on multiple committees in APhA-APRS and is a former APhA Trustee and National President for the APhA-ASP. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry & Biophysics from Oregon State University and both a Master of Science degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy. She completed pharmacy practice residency at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and fellowship in Ambulatory Care & Practice-Based Research with Kaiser Permanente Colorado. She is board-certified in ambulatory care. Adriane.irwin@oregonstate.edu

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APhA-APRS Clinical Sciences Section Chair-elect (2018-2019)

Roger D. Lander, PharmD, FASHP, FCCP, BCACP, currently serves as Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the McWhorter School of Pharmacy, Samford University, in Birmingham, Alabama. He received his B.S. in Pharmacy and PharmD from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and completed a clinical pharmacy residency at Truman Medical Center. He then served four years as a faculty member at UMKC’s Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy. Moving to Samford in 1986, he has developed practices in adult medicine, nutrition, ambulatory care, and pharmacokinetics. He served as Vice-Chair, then Chair and Assistant Dean for Practice Programs for 10 years. In 2003, Dr. Lander developed ambulatory clinical pharmacy services at the Jefferson County Health Department, where he started and directed a PGY1 residency training program. In 1994, Dr. Lander helped develop a clerkship for Samford students at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospitals in London, England and assisted the pharmacy department there in the development of their ambulatory anticoagulation services. Dr. Lander helped establish Samford’s faculty/student exchange program with Meijo University in Nagoya, Japan and has traveled widely throughout Japan and Asia for information exchange and to assist colleges and hospitals in their clinical teaching and practice. He has also helped develop study opportunities at Samford for pharmacists from England, Japan, Korea, China, Malaysia, Indonesia, and most recently Vietnam. Dr. Lander is also one of the founders of the Asian Conference on Clinical Pharmacy, which originated with 37 Asian delegates attending a meeting at Samford University in 1997. This meeting, now held annually in various Asian countries, typically attracts some 800-1200 participants from more than 15 countries.         

Economic, Social and Administrative Sciences Section (ESAS) Chair-elect (2017-2018)

Michelle A. Chui, PharmD, PhD is an Associate Professor and Vice-chair in the Social and Administrative Sciences Division and Director of the Systems Approach to Medication Safety (SAMS) Research Laboratory at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, School of Pharmacy. She received her PharmD from Creighton University in Omaha, NE and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Pharmacy Administration from Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN. The focus of her work is using human factors engineering theories, design principles, and methodologies to improve medication safety in the community pharmacy setting with independently living older adults. She was a National Institutes of Health K award scholar, funded by the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, the University of Wisconsin Center for Translational Science Award (CTSA). She is currently focused on understanding the work that both the community pharmacist and the older adult patient does to select non-prescription OTC medications in order to inform a state-wide intervention that will improve safe OTC use. She is an active member in the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, and the American Pharmacists Association where she has served on the ESAS Methods Committee, Colleagues in Research Planning Committee, and the Strategic Planning Taskforce. Michelle.chui@wisc.edu

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APhA-APRS Economic, Social and Administrative Sciences Section (ESAS) Chair-elect (2018-2019)

Spencer E. Harpe, PharmD, PhD, MPH, is Associate Professor of Pharmacy Administration at Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy where he teaches courses in pharmacy management, health care quality, epidemiology, and statistics.  He holds a BS in Pharmaceutical Sciences and a PharmD from the University of Mississippi. Harpe earned his PhD in Pharmaceutical Administration with a focus on health outcomes research from the Ohio State University, as well as an MS in Pharmaceutical Administration and an MPH with a concentration in biostatistics. His research interests include pharmacoepidemiology, outcomes research, and health care quality. Harpe frequently collaborates with colleagues in various practice settings to evaluate the outcomes and impacts of pharmacy services.  He also has an interest in educational research, especially related to methods for teaching statistics and research and evaluation methods. His research has appeared in numerous peer-reviewed publications and resulted in presentations at national and international meetings. Harpe has served on committees for several professional organizations.  From 2014 to 2016, he served on the APhA-APRS ESAS Contributed Papers Review Committee and was Chair of that committee in 2014-15. He is currently the 2016-17 chair of the APhA-APRS ESAS Research Roundtable Committee. In addition to serving as a peer-reviewer, Harpe has served on the editorial advisory boards of several pharmacy-related journals, including the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association (JAPhA). Since 2014, he has served as an Associate Editor for JAPhA.

Postgraduate Officer (2017-2018)

Anthony Olson, PharmD, Med is a first-year PhD student in Social & Administrative Pharmacy at the University of Minnesota–College of Pharmacy. His research interests include medication-related health behaviors & decision making, tools for advancing pharmacy practice, and leadership. Dr. Olson currently teaches a course on Drugs in the US Healthcare System at the University of Minnesota and also has experience working in the community pharmacy practice setting. He has been involved with American Pharmacists Association (APhA) at the local, state, and national levels as both a student and new practitioner. Dr. Olson has served as a delegate in the APhA House of Delegates and the Minnesota Pharmacists Association (MPhA) Board of Directors. He is also a member of Phi Lambda Sigma (PLS), Phi Delta Chi (PDX), and several other professional organizations. Olso2001@umn.edu

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