Project InnoVAte

Purpose: To design, test and evaluate evidence-based approaches to delivering clinical and community-based interventions aimed at reducing the risk, complications and barriers to the prevention and control of diabetes and cardiovascular disease in underserved areas of Virginia

Funding: $1.3 million (Virginia Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

PI and Co-PI: Dave L. Dixon, Pharm.D., and Teresa M. Salgado, M.Pharm., Ph.D.

Implementation and Evaluation of a 24-hour Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring Service in Community Pharmacies

Purpose: To pilot a community pharmacy driven 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring service, develop a business model through which pharmacists are reimbursed for the service to ensure sustainability and reproducibility, and explore patient, pharmacist, and physician perceptions of and satisfaction with the service

Funding: $47,165 (Community Pharmacy Foundation)

PI: Dave L. Dixon, Pharm.D.

Using Intervention Mapping to establish an outpatient Chronic Kidney Disease Anemia Clinic at VCU Health

Purpose: To develop and establish a pharmacist-run anemia clinic in the outpatient chronic kidney disease clinic at VCU Health using the Intervention Mapping framework

PI and Co-PI: Teresa M. Salgado, M.Pharm., Ph.D., and Rachel Flurie, Pharm.D.

Evaluating the impact of pharmacists on patient outcomes and quality of care provided in primary care clinics within the Bon Secours Medical Group

Purpose: To assess the impact of pharmacist services on patient outcomes and the achievement of quality measures in primary care clinics within the Bon Secours Medical Group

PI and Co-PI: Teresa M. Salgado, M.Pharm., Ph.D., and Dave L. Dixon, Pharm.D.

Implementation of Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship Core Elements in a Free Health Care Clinic

Purpose: To address inappropriate prescribing of antibiotics for urinary tract infections using a pharmacist-led antimicrobial stewardship program

Funding: $15,000 (CPPI Feasibility Grant Program)

PI and Co-PI: Amy Pakyz, Pharm.D., Ph.D., and John D. Bucheit, Pharm.D.

Pilot for a Community Pharmacy Incentivized-Care Model: Impact of Pharmacist-Monitored Patient Blood Pressure Readings

Purpose: To improve ambulatory blood pressure measurement at a local community pharmacy using an incentivized care intervention

Funding: $15,000 (CPPI Feasibility Grant Program)

PI and Co-PI: Benjamin Van Tassell, Pharm.D., and Lauren M. Caldas, Pharm.D.