Pharmacy Residency Program Awards and Achievements
Guthrie Pharmacist Named Preceptor of the Year
Binghamton University School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences awarded the Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience General Medicine Preceptor of the Year Award to Karen Williams, Pharm.D., BCPS-AQ ID, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist. Dr. Williams was nominated for this highly competitive award by the pharmacy students, for her passion and dedication to teaching. The award was presented to Dr. Williams by Sara Spencer, Director of Experiential Education, Binghamton University, during a virtual ceremony that took place on May 13. Congratulations, Dr. Williams, on this prestigious award!
Select Local Presentations:
Poster presentations at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Clinical meeting held virtually Dec 5-9, 2021
- Assessing knowledge and attitudes of nursing staff regarding congestive heart failure medication regimens and impact on patient understanding post-discharge
Authors: Alena Thannikal, PharmD, Karen S Williams, PharmD, BCPS-AQ-ID; Joshua Campbell, PharmD, BCPS; Lucy Stephens, PharmD, BCPS
- Improving Harm Reduction Services in People Who Inject Drugs at a Rural Health System
Authors: Amandeep Kaur, PharmD; Karen S. Williams, PharmD, BCPS-AQ ID; Laura J. Walker, DO
Poster presentations at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Clinical meeting held virtually Dec 6-10, 2020.
Improving time to appropriate antibiotics in septic patients using interdisciplinary care and artificial intelligence.
Presenters: Brittany Fuller, Melanie Fazzolari, Karen Williams, Lea Scopelliti, Lucy Stephens
Comparing identification of adverse effects from immune checkpoint inhibitors between a traditional adverse effect tool and a modified immune-related adverse effect tool
Presenters: Alec J. Romanowski, Zane M. Waite
Stanley Conklin Research Day Virtual Event, April 24, 2020
Dr. Melanie Fazzolari and Dr. Kristeen Alazruei competed in the oral and poster presentation categories. Melanie Fazzolari won first place in the interdisciplinary team category for her project “Impact of an interdisciplinary team on time to administration of appropriate initial antibiotics in suspected septic patients presenting to the emergency department.” Click here to see poster.
Stanley Conklin Research Day, April 5, 2019 at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital:
Dr. Khalid Srour competed alongside medical residents, fellows and medical students in both the oral presentation and research poster categories and won second prize in the poster presentation section for his research, Why am I back? Patients’ perspective on a 30-day hospital readmission. Click here to see poster.
Poster Presentation at American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Dec 2018 in Anaheim, CA
Why am I back? Patients’ perspective on a 30-day hospital readmission
Presenter(s): Khalid J. Srour, Pharm. D., Joshua Campbell, Pharm.D., BCCCP
Poster Presentation IDWeek 2018TM, October 3-7, 2018 in San Francisco, CA
Provider Knowledge and Attitudes Towards Antibiotic Prescribing and Antibiotic Stewardship in Outpatient Rural Clinics
Presenter(s): Wesley D. Kufel, PharmD, BCPS, AAHIVP1,2,3*, Bryan T. Mogle, PharmD, BCPS, AAHIVP2, Karen S. Williams, PharmD, BCPS-AQ ID4, Keri A. Mastro, PharmD Candidate1, James Jester, PharmD5, John Snyder, PharmD, BCPS5, Theresa J. Lubowski, PharmD6, KarenBeth H. Bohan, PharmD, BCPS1
Click here to see poster.
Impact of Antimicrobial Stewardship Commitment Posters on Antibiotic Prescribing for Upper Respiratory Tract Infections in a Rural Outpatient Setting
Presenter(s): Wesley D. Kufel, PharmD, BCPS, AAHIVP, Karen Williams, PharmD, BCPS-AQ ID, Caitlin Cushna, Utkarsh Dang, PhD, KarenBeth H. Bohan, PharmD, BCPS
Click here to see poster.
Poster Presentation at American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) in Orlando, FL, Dec 2017
Evaluation of empiric meropenem utilization in a community teaching hospital
Presenter(s): Jibi Philip, Karen Williams
Each of our residents are expected to complete one longitudinal project.
Amandeep Kaur, Pharm.D.
Project: Improving Harm Reduction Services in People Who Inject Drugs at a Rural Health System
Alena Thannikal, Pharm.D.
Assessing knowledge and attitudes of nursing staff regarding congestive heart failure medication regimens and impact on patient understanding post-discharge
Brittany Fuller, Pharm.D.
Project: Interdisciplinary care and artificial intelligence to improve time to appropriate antibiotics in septic patients. Click here to see poster.
Alec Romanowski, Pharm.D.
Comparing nurse confidence in identification of adverse effects from immune checkpoint inhibitors between a traditional adverse effect tool and a modified immune-related adverse effect tool. Click here to see poster.
Kristeen Alazruei, Pharm.D.
Project: Evaluation of pharmacist le inhaler technique education in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Click here to see poster.
Melanie Fazzolari, Pharm.D.
Project: Impact of an interdisciplinary team on time to administration of appropriate initial antibiotics in suspected septic patients presenting to the emergency department. Click here to see poster.
Khalid Srour, Pharm. D.
Project: ED Utilization of High-Risk Patients Identified by the LACE Tool following Pharmacy Interventions. Click here to see poster.
Jibi Philip, Pharm.D.
Project: Analysis of bleeding events reported for optimization of safety
Pachpande V, Senapathi SHV, Williams K, Chai S, Mandal S, Prabhu S. Demographics, comorbidities, and laboratory parameters in hospitalized patients with SARS-CoV2 infection at a community hospital in rural Pennsylvania. PLoS One. 2022 Apr 27;17(4):e0267468. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0267468. PMID: 35476841; PMCID: PMC9045616.
Khadka S, Williams K, Solanki S. Remdesivir-Associated Pancreatitis.
Am J Ther. 2022 Jul 1;29(4):e444-e446. doi: 10.1097/MJT.0000000000001266.PMID: 33590992
Sikora A, Ayyala D, Rech M, Blackwell S, Campbell J, Caylor M, Condeni Smith M, DePriest A, Dzierba A, Flannery A, Hamilton L, Heavner M, Horng M, Lam J, Liang E, Montero J, Murphy D, Plewa-Rusiecki A, Sacco A, Sacha G, Shah P, Smith M, Smith Z, Radosevich J, Vilella A, MRC-ICU Investigator Team. Impact of Pharmacists to Improve Patient Care in the Critically Ill: A Large Multicenter Analysis Using Meaningful Metrics With the Medication Regimen Complexity-ICU (MRC-ICU) Score. Critical Care Medicine. 2022 Sept 1; 50 (9): 1318-1328
Brown J, Guru S, Williams K, Florentino R, Miner J, Cagir B. Rural Healthcare Center Preparation and Readiness Response to Threat of COVID-19 Journal of the American College of Surgeons 2020;230(6):1105-10. DOI: 10.1016/J.JAMCOLLSURG.2020.04.006 (link https://www.journalacs.org/article/S1072-7515(20)30311-2/fulltext)
Jorgensen SCJ, Murray KP, Lagnf AM, Melvin S, Bhatia S, Shamim MD, Smith JR, Brade KD, Simon SP, Nagel J, Williams KS, Ortwine JK, Veve MP, Truong J, Huang DB, Davis SL, Rybak MJ. A Multicenter Evaluation of Vancomycin-Associated Acute Kidney Injury in Hospitalized Patients with Acute Bacterial Skin and Skin Structure Infections. Infectious Diseases and Therapy 2020 9:89-06. DOI: 10.1007/S40121-019-00278-1 0 (link https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40121-019-00278-1)
Wesley D. Kufel Pharm.D. Keri A. Mastro B.A. Bryan T. Mogle Pharm.D. Karen S. Williams Pharm.D. James Jester Pharm.D. John Snyder Pharm.D. Teresa Lubowski Pharm.D. KarenBeth H. Bohan Pharm.D. Providers’ Knowledge and Perceptions Regarding Antibiotic Stewardship and Antibiotic Prescribing in Rural Primary Care Clinics. Journal of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (JACCP): December 2019. doi: 10.1002/jac5.1198
Bennett Doughty, L. Nathan Tumey, and Karen Williams (2019) Case report: Albendazole associated psychosis. Mental Health Clinician: November 2019, Vol. 9, No. 6, pp. 397-400