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VCU Pharmacy and Nursing secure grant to tackle obesity in kidney transplant candidates

May 10, 2024

VCU School of Pharmacy and VCU School of Nursing have been awarded the ASHP Foundation and American Nurses Foundation Collaborative Care Grant, fueling research on the implementation of the Comprehensive Overweight/Obesity Management Pre-Kidney Transplant (COMPKT) program.

Picture of panelists, Tana Kaefer, JoeMichael Fusco, Sharon Gatewood, John Bucheit, Caroline Juran.

Expert Panel Discusses Medicaid Payment for Pharmacist Collaborative Practice Services in Virginia

April 20, 2024

On April 20th, 2024, CPPI hosted a panel discussion during the VCU School of Pharmacy's Alumni Weekend focusing on Medicaid payment for pharmacist collaborative practice services. The panel featured Tana Kaefer, Pharm.D. from Bremo Pharmacy, JoeMichael Fusco, Pharm.D. from the Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS), John Bucheit, Pharm.D. from VCU School of Pharmacy and Caroline Juran, R.Ph., D.Ph. from the Virginia Board of Pharmacy (BOP).

Amanda Owens and Kim Trinh with poster at ASHP

CPPI Travel Scholarship Recipients Present Latest Research Projects at ASHP Midyear Conference

Jan. 14, 2024

CPPI Travel Scholarship Recipients Present latest research at ASHP Midyear Conference

Erica Mitchell and Kim Trinh

New Life Baptist Church Launches Diabetes Prevention Program

Nov. 6, 2023

New Life Baptist Church has undertaken a proactive effort to combat diabetes and pre-diabetes in its community.

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CPPI welcomes new faculty member, Vasco Pontinha, PhD

Aug. 10, 2023

Vasco Pontinha, Ph.D. joins CPPI’s core faculty, bringing expertise in the economic value generated by pharmacist interventions. 

Artificial intelligence can push pharmacy practice forward, say experts

May 17, 2023

VCU School of Pharmacy Associate Professor Dayanjan Wijesinghe, Ph.D., and Ph.D. candidate Tyler Wagner, Pharm.D., discuss the implications of AI on pharmacy education and practice

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Clinical pharmacist from Cairo joins CPPI faculty for postdoctoral fellowship

Feb. 8, 2023

Mona Al-Shahawey, Ph.D., current assistant professor of clinical pharmacy at the School of Pharmacy-Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt, is joining Teresa Salgado, Ph.D. for a postdoctoral fellowship with the goal of expanding her knowledge and skills in qualitative, survey and practice-based research. Further, she will work with CPPI core faculty member David Holdford, Ph.D., who also serves as director of international programs within the VCU School of Pharmacy, to learn the foundation of pharmacoeconomic analyses.

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Sisson takes on role of CPPI assistant director

April 1, 2022

Evan Sisson, Pharm.D., has joined the Center for Pharmacy Practice Innovation‘s leadership team as the new assistant director. He has been a core faculty member since CPPI began in 2015.

From left: Vimal Mishra, Dayanjan Wijesinghe, Emily Ko, Amir Behdani, Teresa Salgado

Digital health showcase celebrates student group Pharmacists for Digital Health’s first year

Feb. 24, 2022

VCU School of Pharmacy student group Pharmacists for Digital Health, the first and only pharmacy digital health student group in the country, celebrated their first year of growth with a digital health showcase on Tuesday.

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New CPPI grad student plans to expand neurocognitive research in HIV population

Jan. 12, 2022

Aimalohi (Aima) Okpeku joined fellow Center for Pharmacy Practice Innovation graduate students studying pharmacoeconomics and health outcomes in the fall after earning her master’s in pharmaceutical outcomes and policy at the University of Florida. With a plan to graduate in May 2026, Okpeku is the first Ph.D. student to study under CPPI core faculty member Julie Patterson.