Mongthuong Tran, Pharm.D.

Labeling Lead, Labeling and Health Communication, FDA

Transforming Drug Labeling to Better Translate Science to Clinical Practice

As labeling lead of the Labeling and Health Communication staff within the FDA Office of Clinical Pharmacology, Mongthuong Tran enhances and promotes clarity, comprehension and consistency of clinical pharmacology information in drug labeling through labeling reviews, policy development and training/education. She received her Pharm.D. from UNC at Chapel Hill and completed a pharmacy practice residency in community pharmacy at VCU and a specialized pharmacy residency in endocrinology and metabolic bone disease at McGuire VA Medical Center. Prior to joining the FDA in 2016, she supported providers and patients at Kaiser Permanente Colorado as a clinical pharmacy specialist (CPS) in endocrinology, supervisor of clinical pharmacy specialty services and CPS in utilization management.

Watch her seminar presentation or download her slides [PDF].

Ross Tsuyuki, BSc(Pharm), Pharm.D., M.S.

Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacology, University of Alberta

Advancing Pharmacy Practice Through Independent Prescribing: Evidence to Implementation

Ross Tsuyuki was born and raised in Vancouver, BC, Canada. His training includes:

  • BSc(Pharm) from the University of British Columbia
  • Residency at St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver
  • Doctor of Pharmacy from the State University of New York at Buffalo
  • Postdoctoral fellowship in cardiovascular clinical trials in the Division of Cardiology at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario (Supervisor: Dr. Salim Yusuf)
  • MSc in Health Research Methods from McMaster University

Tsuyuki is currently professor and chair, Department of Pharmacology in the faculty of medicine and dentistry at the University of Alberta. He is also a professor of medicine (cardiology) and director of the EPICORE Centre in the Department of Medicine.

Tsuyuki has received several awards for teaching and mentorship, as well as appointment as a fellow of the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists (FCSHP), the American College of Cardiology (FACC) and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (FCAHS). In 2005, he was recognized as the Canadian Pharmacist of the Year by the Canadian Pharmacists Association. In June 2020, he became president of Hypertension Canada.

His research interests include interventional health services research and in the provision of support for other researchers and training the next generation of health researchers, which is provided through EPICORE Centre.

Watch a recording of his presentation or download his slides [PDF].

Anika Hines, M.P.H., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Health Behavior and Policy, VCU School of Medicine

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Anika Hines is a published health equity researcher focused on chronic stress within the context of neighborhoods and the broader social environment. Using a multidisciplinary approach and community-based participatory methods, she seeks to: 1) understand mechanisms by which stress facilitates chronic disease progression among racial/ethnic minorities; 2) identify modifiable targets for intervention; and 3) devise responsive, multi-level, evidence-based strategies to eliminate health disparities. Upon graduation from the Johns Hopkins General Internal Medicine Fellowship, she was awarded the 2018 Fatemeh Vahabzadeh Award for her cross-collaborative research in these areas. She holds a Ph.D. in Health and Public Policy from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, an M.P.H. in Health Policy and Administration from Yale University, and a bachelor's degree in biological sciences from the Hampton University Honors College.