FACULTY SCHOLARSHIP

Publications

United States Transuranium and Uranium Registries (USTUR) Assistant Professor Maia Avtandilashvili, USTUR Director and Professor Sergei Tolmachev, and three co-authors published, “Long-term retention of plutonium in the respiratory tracts of two acutely-exposed workers: estimation of bound fraction,” in Health Physics in August 2020.

Pharmaceutical Sciences Associate Professor Bhagwat Prasad, Pharmaceutical Sciences Assistant Professor Abdul Basit and ten co-authors published, “Characterization of differential tissue abundance of major non-CYP enzymes in human,” in Molecular Pharmaceutics in September 2020.

Bhagwat Prasad, Pharmaceutical Sciences Scientific Assistant Matthew Karasu and nine co-authors published, “P-glycoprotein substrate assessment in drug discovery: application of modeling to bridge differential protein expression across in vitro tools,” in the Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences in September 2020.

Pharmaceutical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Associate Jeevan GC, Pharmaceutical Sciences Assistant Professor Senthil Natesan and seven co-authors published, “Mechanisms of herb-drug interactions involving cinnamon and CYP2A6: focus on time-dependent inhibition by cinnamaldehyde and 2-methoxycinnamaldehyde,” in Drug Metabolism and Disposition, a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, in October 2020.

J. Roberts and Marcia Fosberg Distinguished Professor of Pharmacotherapy Danial Baker published, “Drug evaluation – mitomycin for pyelocalyceal solution (Jelmyto),” in Wolters Kluwer Health’s The Formulary Monograph Service (FMS) in August 2020. Wolters Kluwer Health is a drug and health information publisher, the FMS is a resource used in the formulary decision making process for hospitals and managed care systems on recently released and investigational drugs.

Pharmacotherapy Clinical Professor Terri Levien and Danial Baker published, “Drug evaluation – tanezumab: preliminary evaluation,” in the FMS in August 2020.

Drug Information Center Resident Brittany Craft, Danial Baker, and Terri Levien published, “Drug evaluation – opicapone (Ongentys),” in the FMS in August 2020.

Terri Levien and Danial Baker published, “Drug evaluation – selumetinib (Koselugo),” in the FMS in August 2020.

Danial Baker published, “Drug utilization evaluation – opicapone (Ongentys),” in the FMS in August 2020.

Danial Baker published, “Drug evaluation – selpercatinib (Retevmo),” in the FMS in October 2020.

Danial Baker published, “Drug evaluation – sacituzumab (Trodelvy),” in the FMS in October 2020.

Brittany Craft and Danial Baker published, “Drug evaluation – fostemsavir (Rukobia),” in the FMS in October 2020.

Danial Baker published, “Drug utilization evaluation – remimazolam (Byfavo),” in the FMS in October 2020.

Pharmacotherapy Assistant Professor Lauren Marcath and co-authors published, “Improvement initiative to develop and implement a tool for detecting drug-drug interactions during oncology clinical trial enrollment eligibility screening,” in the Wolters Kluwer September 2020 Journal of Patient Safety.

Pharmacotherapy Associate Professor (Yakima) Rustin D. Crutchley and six co-authors published, “Vitamin D assessment over 48 weeks in treatment-naive HIV individuals starting lopinavir/ritonavir monotherapy,” in Current HIV Research in August 2020.

Allen I. White Distinguished Associate Professor of Pharmacotherapy Joshua Neumiller, Pharmacotherapy Assistant Professor (Yakima) Anne Kim, Pharmaceutical Sciences Assistant Professor Connie Remsberg, and two co-authors published, “The effect of pharmacy students’ attendance on examination performance in two sequential active-learning pharmacotherapy courses,” in the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education in September 2020.

Presentations

Danial Baker presented the webinar, “Mechanism and indications for furosemide,” on Therapeutic Pearls for Interprofessional Care-Furosemide for the Gulf Medical University and Thumbay University Hospital in Ajman, United Arab Emirates on September 1, 2020.

Josh Neumiller and Pharmacotherapy Assistant Professor Cheyenne Newsome led the WSU panel discussion, “HealthChats: Diabetes 101,” on national trends in diabetes, what causes this chronic condition, and strategies for diabetes prevention on September 23, 2020.

Service

Josh Neumiller and three others published the online Continuing Education, Navigating the crowded space of diabetes medications,” on the American Pharmacists Association website.

Grants

Pharmaceutical Sciences Assistant Professor John Clarke received $191,250 from the National Center for Complimentary and Integrative Health for a research project titled “Enteric and hepatic transporter mechanisms for pharmacokinetic natural product-drug interactions.”

Senthil Natesan received $1,162,800 from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIH) for a research project titled, “Molecular biophysics of integrin activation by oxysterols and rational discovery of small-molecular modulators.”

Awards

Pharmacotherapy Associate Professor Kimberly McKeirnan, Pharmacotherapy Assistant Professor Jeffrey Clark, Pharmacotherapy Professor Brian Gates, Pharmacotherapy Research Associate Loan Lam, and Pharmacotherapy Research Associate Meredith Matsen will be awarded Top Poster for their poster, “A pharmacist led quality improvement team to improve medication – reconciliation and evaluation in home healthcare,” at the ASCP annual meeting in November 2020.

Pharmacotherapy Assistant Professor Cheyenne Newsome was appointed the Commission on Gender Identity/Expression and Sexual Orientation (GIESO). Her term will run through August 15, 2022.

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT   

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) students

Justin Chen (pharmaceutical sciences, Natesan lab) with faculty co-authors Jeevan GC and Senthil Natesan published, “Mechanisms of herb-drug interactions involving cinnamon and CYP2A6: focus on time-dependent inhibition by cinnamaldehyde and 2-methoxycinnamaldehyde,” in Drug Metabolism and Disposition, a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, in October 2020.

Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) students

Ashley Ta with faculty co-authors Joshua Neumiller, Anne Kim, Connie Remsberg, and two co-authors published, “The effect of pharmacy students’ attendance on examination performance in two sequential active-learning pharmacotherapy courses,” in the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education in September 2020.

Li Wei Chen with faculty co-authors Terri Levien and Danial Baker published, “Drug evaluation – ozanimod (Zeposia),” in the FMS in August 2020.

Jeremiah Salmond with faculty co-authors Brittany Craft and Danial Baker published, “Drug evaluation – remimazolam (Byfavo),” in the FMS in October 2020.

Vanessa Tuy with faculty co-authors Brittany Craft and Danial Baker published, “Drug evaluation – lurbinectedin (Zepzelca)” in the FMS in October 2020.

Tracie Comer and faculty co-author Joshua Neumiller published the case study, “SGLT2 Inhibitors for Kidney Disease,” on Diabetes In Control.

Kayla Leland was selected as the 2020 Fall semester recipient of the Gaskins Scholars Program Award from the Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation. The award program was founded by Bill Gaskins, a beloved and now retired Pharmacist for Pullman Regional Hospital. The $2,500 award is available to eligible applicants seeking to practice pharmacy in a rural environment or provide services to underserved populations. Funds may be used to assist with tuition, fees, books, travel and living expenses.

Brian Wu was recognized on the WSU System social media for his work on the frontlines of COVID-19 volunteering at testing sites in Yakima, Washington. View Tweet

Doctor of Pharmacy students who volunteered to help with COVID-19 testing on the Pullman campus were recognized on the WSU System social media for their work on the frontlines of COVID-19. View Tweet

Jackie Labonite was recognized on the WSU System social media for her work on the frontlines of COVID-19 as an intern at Providence Holy Family Hospital. View Tweet

Sabrina Fischer was recognized on the WSU System social media for her work on the frontlines of COVID-19 volunteering with COVID-19 testing in Pullman. View Tweet