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Professional Affairs Council Leadership

Director: Ashmi Philips

The Council on Professional Affairs shall be responsible for the professional enhancement of pharmacy practice by promoting enhanced pharmacy practice. Practice standards shall be communicated to the membership. The evaluation of new methods and research related to all phases of pharmacy practice shall be promoted and encouraged. The Council shall collaborate with allied health organizations and agencies to improve patient care.

To join this Council, please print and fill out the Council Involvement Form.

2021 NJSHP Annual Meeting Poster Winners

NJSHP's Professional Affairs would like to announce the 2021 NJSHP Annual Meeting poster winners! To view the posters of the top 3 winners, just follow the links by clicking on the poster title.

Top 3 Winners

First Place:
Ashita Debnath, PharmD
Impact of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Nares Screen on Vancomycin Utilization for Respiratory Tract Infection

Second Place:
Muhammad Effendi, PharmD, BCCCP
Ketamine Use in Mechanically Validated Adult Patients with COVID-19

Third Place:
Silvia Ou, PharmD
Evaluating Real-World Experience with Co-Formulated Bictegravir/Emtricitabine/Tenofovir Alafenamide as Initial Therapy or a Switch Regimen in Persons with Human Immunodeficiency Virus

College Bowl Winners

First Place:
Touro College of Pharmacy
• Tushar Balar
• Ronak Balar
• Saloomeh Noochirwani

Second Place:
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
• Reemah Shah
• Andrew Wallin
• Alina Chykharivska
• Rutvi Patel
• Nicole Mae Capuli

Professional Affairs News

Top 5 Poster Finalists

The poster finalists out of 70 reviewed abstracts

Friday, April 3, 2020

The following 5 abstracts were selected as poster finalists:


1. Poster Finalist: Developing a pharmacy intensity scoring system to optimize oncology infusion center operations

Atlantic Health System

Chris Franzese, PharmD, MHS, Kunal Shah, PharmD, Mohamed Eldib, RPh, BCOP, Douglas Bloomstein, PharmD


2. Poster Finalist: Augmenting utility of rapid diagnostic testing in treatment of Gram-negative bacteremia with Stewardship intervention

Clara Maass Medical Center

Jessica Gerges, PharmD, Karan Raja, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP; Mitesh Patel, PharmD, BCCCP; Mona Philips, RPh, MAS


3. Poster Finalist: Assessment of primary preventative cardiovascular care in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC)

Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Nourhan Shaltout, PharmD Candidate, Sanjukta Basu, PharmD/MBA Candidate, Class of 2020, Ayşe Elif Özdener, PharmD, BCACP, CDE, AAHIVP


4. Poster Finalist: An Integrated Viral Hepatitis Program: From Emergency Department Screening to Primary Care Practice for Care and Cure

Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas Health

Rahul Jacob PharmD, Alyssa Gallipani PharmD, BCACP, Binghong Xu, MD, Ruth Brogden, MPH, Sophia Huang, BS, Jaymie Yango, BS, Eric Handler, DO, Christopher Freer, MD, Wen-Chi Chen, MA, Su Wang, MD MPH


5. Poster Finalist: Retrospective evaluation of reduced apixaban dosing in patients with atrial fibrillation

Saint Barnabas Medical Center

Sareli Bonilla, PharmD, Yekaterina Opsha, PharmD, BCPS-AQ Cardiology and Samuel Reveron, PharmD, BCPS


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