First-Year Pharm. D. Students Present Posters during CHS Research Day
April 11, 2014 — It was great to witness first-year Pharm. D. students present six posters on drug interactions (DIs) during the CHS Research day on April 11, 2014. Each poster described a specific interaction of drug with food, disease, or another drug. These posters were presented as part of the PHCY6102 Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics course taught by Dr. Baskaran “Baski” Thyagarajan, M. Pharm., Ph.D., assistant professor of pharmaceutics at the University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy. See photos of the student poster presentations.
Pharmacists serve as the “primary line of defense” for the prevention/management of potential DIs. The posters presented by students not only increased the awareness on DIs, but also emphasized the responsibility of pharmacists in monitoring for drug interactions and notifying the physician and patient about potential consequences of such interactions. Posters highlighted the importance of the Patient-Pharmacist-Physician team (3Ps) to work together to avoid or make the DIs less severe.
The following posters were presented on 04/11/2014:
GROUP DIAMOND: “Drug Interactions: Type Drug-Food Griseofulvin and Fatty/greasy food” Becky Boschee, Jaime Cantu, Kailey McGrail, Christy Mortimer, Kendra Siebigteroth, Brandon Tritle, Chelsea White and Baskaran Thyagarajan.
GROUP EMERALD: “Drug Interactions: Type Drug-Food Theophylline and Caffeine interaction” Taylor Gardner, Lynlee Gerk, Julia Min, Lauren Pulley, Alec Richard, Taler Steir, Gail Whitecotton and Baskaran Thyagarajan.
GROUP JADE: “Drug Interactions: Type Drug-Disease interactions Ca2+ channel blockers and Congestive heart failure” Sean Baker, Keith Bennett, Ross Davidson, Wenyang Donehue, Amber Hull, Jennifer McCarthy, Erica Turechek and Baskaran Thyagarajan.
GROUP PEARL: “Drug Interactions: Type Drug-Drug interactions Meloxicam and Cholestyramine” Aitor Andikoetxea, Linzi Barton, Jordan Calmes, Heather Dickson, Holly Green, Timothy Hunzie, Jessica Martin, Choong Sung Park and Baskaran Thyagarajan.
GROUP QUARTZ: “Drug Interactions: Type Drug-Drug interactions Phenytoin and Oral contraceptive(s)” Kaylyn Bahnso, Austin Baker, Samantha Holmes, Michael Mullin, Lindsey Snyder, Jennifer Voltmer, Abagail Ward and Baskaran Thyagarajan.
GROUP TOPAZ: “Drug Interactions: Type Drug-Disease interactions Metformin and Renal disease” Luke Aust, Nicolas Cadman, Lyndie Gore, Adrianna Hotchkiss, Marissa McIntyre, Paige Nelson, Jessica Papke, Katrina Roberts and Baskaran Thyagarajan.