FACULTY SCHOLARSHIP

Publications

United States Transuranium and Uranium Registries (USTUR) Postdoctoral Research Associate Martin Šefl, USTUR Assistant Professor Maia Avtandilashvili, USTUR Director and Professor Sergei Tolmachev, ”Inhalation of soluble plutonium: 53-year follow up of Manhattan project worker,” in Health Physics in February 2021.

Pharmacotherapy Assistant Professor Taylor Bertsch, Pharmaceutical Sciences Assistant Professor Travis Denton, Pharmacotherapy Assistant Professor Nicole Perea (Rodin), Pharmaceutical Sciences Assistant Professor Ayesha Ahmed and Pharmacotherapy Associate Professor Kimberly McKeirnan published, “Drug development and the process of transitioning to team-based learning in a qualitative way,” in the peer-reviewed journal Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning in February 2021.

Kimberly McKeirnan and one co-author published, “Pharmacy patient perceptions of pharmacy technicians as immunizers,” in the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association in February 2021.

Pharmaceutical Sciences Associate Professor Bhagwat Prasad contributed as a co-author in a research article “Characterization of CYP3A pharmacogenetic variation in American Indian and Alaska Native communities, targeting CYP3A4*1G allele function,“ from a multicenter study in Clinical and Translational Science in January 2021.

Pharmaceutical Sciences Assistant Professor John Clarke, Pharmaceutical Sciences Professor Mary Paine, Research Technologist Katherine Lynch, Postdoctoral Research Associate Dan-Dan Tian and six co-authors published “Hepatic organic anion transporting polypeptides mediate disposition of milk thistle flavonolignans and pharmacokinetic silymarin-drug interactions,” in Phytotherapy Research in February 2021.

John Clarke, Katherine Lynch and two co-authors published “Sub-chronic microcystin-LR renal toxicity in rats fed a high fat/high cholesterol diet,” in Chemosphere.

John Clarke and one co-author published “Multi-factorial pharmacokinetic interactions: unraveling complexities in precision drug therapy,” in Expert Opinion on Drug Metabolism and Toxicology in January 2021.

Pharmaceutical Sciences Assistant Professor Travis T Denton and three co-authors published, “The metabolic importance of the overlooked asparaginase II pathway,” in Analytical Biochemistry in December 2020.

Travis T. Denton and four co-authors published, “The metabolic importance of the glutaminase II pathway in normal and cancerous cells,” in Analytical Biochemistry in December 2020.

Pharmaceutical Sciences Professor Salah-uddin Ahmed, Pharmaceutical Sciences Assistant Professor Anil K. Singh and one co-author published, “Guanylate Binding Protein 5 (GBP5) regulates synovial fibroblast mediated inflammation and tissue destruction in rheumatoid arthritis,” in Arthritis and Rheumatology in December 2020.

Presentations

J. Roberts and Marcia Fosberg Distinguished Professor of Pharmacotherapy Danial Baker led a webinar titled, “Policy and practice issues in the USA,” for the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Health Pharmacists at Gulf Medical University in Ajman, United Arab Emirates on February 4, 2021

Kimberly McKeirnan and two others participated in the WSU Wake Up with Research panel titled, “COVID-19 and Vulnerable Populations,” on February 24, 2021. The presentation reviewed COVID 19 in high risk communities including the Marshallese, testing and immunization outreach, and vulnerability index and detection of the virus in wastewater. Watch the video

Danial Baker led a webinar titled, “Quality of Evidence,” for the Evidence-Based Practice and Interprofessional Care (EBP-IPC) Certificate Course at Gulf Medical University in Ajman, United Arab Emirates on February 26, 2021.

Service

Allen I. White Distinguished Associate Professor in Pharmacotherapy Joshua Neumiller served as a Course Director for the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA’s) Virtual 68th Advanced Postgraduate Course from February 3-7, 2021. Additionally, he chaired and moderated four sessions during the meeting:

  • 2021 ADA Standards of Care Updates
  • Update on the Management of Diabetic Kidney Disease
  • Current and Future State of Blood Glucose Monitoring
  • Panel Discussion: Management of Type 2 Diabetes in Complex Patients: A Multi-specialty Discussion

Josh Neumiller has been appointed to the American Diabetes Association’s FDA Advisory Working Group. This is a new council of experts convened by the ADA to advise their work with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Vice Dean of External Relations Linda Garrelts MacLean and Kimberly McKeirnan were cited in the New York Times article, “With vaccines in more drugstores, pharmacies go on hiring sprees,” about the booming pharmacy job market.

 

Grants & Awards

John Clarke received an Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) grant of $2,132,242 over five years from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) for a research project titled, “Mechanisms of microcystin-induced hepatocellular carcinoma in nonalcoholic steatohepatitis.”

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT          

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) students

Baron Bechtold (Clarke lab) with faculty co-author John Clarke published “Multi-factorial pharmacokinetic interactions: unraveling complexities in precision drug therapy,” in Expert Opinion on Drug Metabolism and Toxicology in January 2021.

Tarana Arman (Clarke lab) with faculty co-author John Clarke and two other co-authors published “Sub-chronic microcystin-LR renal toxicity in rats fed a high fat/high cholesterol diet,” in Chemosphere.

Tarana Arman (Clarke lab),  Victoria Oyanna (PharmD/PhD, Clarke lab) and Baron Bechtold (Clarke lab) with faculty co-authors John Clarke and Mary Paine and five other co-authors published “Hepatic organic anion transporting polypeptides mediate disposition of milk thistle flavonolignans and pharmacokinetic silymarin-drug interactions,” in Phytotherapy Research in February 2021.

Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) students

Ehsan Sedaghat (class of 2021) with faculty co-authors Kimberly McKeirnan and Research Fellow Sorosh Kherghehpoush and one other co-author published, “Using the Patient Activation Measure during a pharmacist-led rural patient home visit pilot project,” in the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association in February 2021.

Emily Hitt (class of 2022) with faculty co-author Pharmaceutical Sciences Associate Professor Sue Marsh presented the poster, Impact of hypothyroidism on reproductive health” at the 2020 American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition; December 10, 2020.

Simarleen Kaur (class of 2021) with faculty co-author Kimberly McKeirnan published, “Pharmacy patient perceptions of pharmacy technicians as immunizers,” in the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association in February 2021.

Kayla Leland (class of 2022) was selected as one of ten pharmacy students nationwide to receive the Independent Pharmacy Cooperative (IPC) 2020 RxScholarship Foundation scholarship.