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Pennsylvania Pharmacist Peer Reviewed Articles

This page of the PPA website includes the accepted, full reference, peer-reviewed articles from the Pennsylvania Pharmacist.  Full articles are posted below. Abstracts of the articles are also printed in the Pennsylvania Pharmacist

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Pennsylvania Pharmacist Issue:
Article Title Authors
March/April 2020 DOAC and Forget-It? Evaluating the Necessity of Ambulatory Direct Oral Anticoagulant Monitoring ServicesEmily Fargo, PharmD, BCPS, Gregory Bastelli, PharmD, BC-ADM and Elizabeth Bunk, PharmD
January / February 2020 Implementation of the National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) in Community Pharmacy  Corinn Floyd, PharmD, Suzanne Higginbotham, B.S., PharmD, Elizabeth Bunk, PharmD
July / August 2019

Essential Statistics for Pharmacists: Guidance on Confounders and Regression


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Kaleen Hayes, PharmD and Melissa Bastacky, PharmD
November / December 2018 How Can Health Kiosks Facilitate Patient Engagement? Sophia Cothrel, PharmD Candidate 2019
 Olufunmilola Abraham, PhD, MS, BPharm
January / February 2018 Pharmacists' perceptions and baseline knowledge assessment of a statewide naloxone standing order

Elizabeth J. Bunk, PharmD

Suzanne K. Higginbotham, BS, PharmD, BCACP

Monica L. Skomo, BS, PharmD, BCACP

July / August 2017

Strategies for Precepting Struggling Experiential Students: Suggestions for Enhancing Communication and Documentation

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Shirley Bonanni, PharmD; Andrea S. Joseph, MS, RPh

May / June 2017

Evaluating pharmacist impact on hypertension and diabetes management in the outpatient setting


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Candis McGraw, PharmD, BCACP; Chidinma Onokogu, PharmD, BCACP; Nima Patel-Shori, PharmD, BCACP; Huaqing Zhao, PhD, MS; Frederick V. Ramsey, PhD and Mirza Perez, PharmD, BCPS 
January / February 2017

Impact on readmission rates of psychiatric patients following pharmacist discharge counseling in a community hospital


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Vicky M. Shah, PharmD and Jasmine Sudhakar, PharmD

November / December 2016

Evaluation of the impact of pharmacist-led tobacco cessation classes on abstinence rates in patients of a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) practice

Lauren E. Wolfe, PharmD; Jamie L. McConaha, PharmD, CGP, BCACP, CTTS, CDE; Angela M. Raymond; Gibbs Y. Kanyongo, PhD; Michele F. Hebda, PharmD, TTS.

May / June 2016

Assessing Knowledge, Barriers, and Attitudes Regarding Pertussis Disease and Immunization


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Cara Koerner, PharmD; Lauren Osgood, PharmD; Jamie L. McConaha, PharmD, CGP, TTS, BCACP, CDE; Andrea Pfalzgraf, MPH, PhD

March / April 2016

A Review of Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal (HPA) Axis Suppression and Steroid Use

Dominick P. Trombetta, PharmD, BCPS, CGP, FASCP

January / February 2016

Popular Dietary Supplements for Weight Loss: An Update for the Pharmacist

Dana Manning, PharmD, R.D, LDN

January / February 2014





March / April 2014




May / June 2014

Interprofessional Education Series


Interprofessional Education:An Overview and Implications for Pharmacy Preceptors 


Interprofessional Education: Ongoing and Planned Activities at Pennsylvania Schools of Pharmacy


Interprofessional Education: A Focus On Pennsylvania Pharmacists Engaged in Interprofessional Team-based Practices


Edward F. Foote, PharmD1 (Corresponding Author); Susan Meyer, PhD2; Janet Astle, BS Pharm, EdD3; Theresa Scaramastro, BS4; and Elena M. Umland, PharmD5



Edward F. Foote, PharmD, Janet Astle, BS Pharm, EdD, Elena M. Umland, PharmD, Cathy Poon, PharmD, Christine O’Neil, PharmD, Ina Calligaro, PharmD, Hershey Bell, MD, MS, MedEd, Susan Meyer, PhD



Edward F. Foote, PharmD, Elena M. Umland, PharmD, Susan Meyer, PhD, Hershey Bell, MD, MS, MedEd, Janet Astle, BS Pharm, EdD

November / December 2013  

A Pilot Project in Utilization of Pharmacy Quality Measures to Identify Patients for Medication Therapy Management Services


Jamie L. McConaha, PharmD, CGP, BCACP; Kevin J. Lynch, PharmD, BCPS, MBA; Joshua B. Packey, PharmD

March / April 2013

Developing an Immunization Administration Service: A Survey of Pennsylvania Pharmacists

Adam C. Welch, PharmD, MBA, BCACP & Kimberly Clouse, PharmD



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