Research Projects for 2019 Resident Graduates
2019 UC Pharmacy Collaborative Conference

Abigail Takacs

Evaluation of Send-In Concentration for Unintentional Ingestion of Extended-Release Amphetamine Products

Aletha Loeb

Analysis of Safety and Efficacy of Direct-Acting Oral Anticoagulant Utilization for Treatment of Venous Thromboembolism in Obesity

Andy Nguyen

Evaluation of Pharmacists’ Implementation of a Diabetes Treatment Algorithm Emphasizing Cardiovascular and Renal Protection

Arianna Laguna

Evaluation of Direct Oral Anticoagulants vs Low Molecular Weight Heparin for Venous Thromboembolism Treatment in Patients with Gastrointestinal Malignancies

Austin Green

Change in Burnout Related to P&T Committee and Subcommittee Service Following Standardization

Byron Stevenson

 DOAC Load for Venous Thromboembolism Treatment After Therapeutic Parenteral Anticoagulation

Claire Yang

Direct Oral Anticoagulants in Venous Thromboembolism Treatment in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant in Adult Patients  

Claude Yoo

Evaluation of Maintenance Lenalidomide in Myeloma Patients Post Autologous Stem Cell Transplant

Colleen McCann

Documentation of Infertility Risk Discussion in Cancer Patients Receiving Cancer-Directed Therapy

Courtney Manning

Association Between Order Complexity and Frequency of Medication Administration Errors

Dakota Hiner

Uptake of PrEP Following Referral to Pharmacist Led PrEP Clinic in High-Risk HIV Population

Dwayne Walker

Identifying Racial Disparities in Administration of Opioid Analgesia for Minor Trauma in the Emergency Department

Ellen Berkley

Effectiveness of an Opioid Stewardship Protocol in Renal Transplant Recipients at UC Davis Health

Emily Hsu

Rate of Blood Pressure Reduction and Risk of Acute Kidney Injury in Critically Ill Vascular Surgery Patients

Felicia Lee

Utilization of Inventory Management Technology to Drive Inventory Standardization

Heidi Tran

Perioperative Surgery Prophylaxis in Pediatric Spinal Procedures

Jasper Truong

Impact of Intravenous Versus Oral Administration of Dexamethasone in Paclitaxel Infusion Related Hypersensitivity Reactions

Jerry Jing

Treatment of Heart Failure with Mildly Reduced Ejection Fraction with Mineralocorticoid Receptor Antagonists

Josh Clement

Risk Factors for the Development of Clostridioides difficile Infection in Patients Colonized with Clostridioidies difficile

Katrina Marquez

Uptake of PrEP Following Referral to Pharmacist Led PrEP Clinic in High-Risk HIV Population

Kelven Tran

Comparison of Epinephrine 0.3 mg vs 0.5 mg in Complete Resolution of Anaphylaxis in the Emergency Department

Madiha Shah

Change of Heart: Battle of – Cillins Penicillin and Ceftriaxone vs Ampicillin and Ceftriaxone for Treatment of Enterococcal Endocarditis 

Maki Usui

Hypersensitivity Reactions with Intravenous versus Intramuscular Pegaspargase after Diphenhydramine Pre-medication in Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Patients

Mehr Virk

Fluoroquinolone and Azithromycin Usage in the Emergency Department: Pre and Post Clinical Decision Support Implementation​

Melanie Paragas

The Impact of Trikafta on Pulmonary Function Tests in Adult and Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis Patients 

Mia Lim

Use of Sodium Zirconium Cyclosilicate (SZC) for Acute Hyperkalemia in the Emergency Department

Michael Garber

Impact of a Pharmacist Led Outpatient Transitions of Care Program within a Federally Qualified Community Health Center 

Nancy Ramirez

Fluoroquinolone and Azithromycin Usage in the Outpatient Setting: Pre and Post Clinical Decision Support Implementation​

Parker Knueppel

Evaluation of Standard versus Reduced Dose Apixaban for the Treatment of Venous Thromboembolism in Patients with Severe Renal Disease

Priscilla Liu

 Improvement of Formulary System Guidance

Saumya Papneja

Evaluation of Incidence of Neurotoxicity in Patients Receiving Ifosfamide-Based Regimens and Neurokinin-1 Receptor Antagonists

Selina Somani

Impact of COVID-19 Vaccination Status on Cost of COVID-19 Related Hospitalizations

Tala Ataya

Pharmacist Attitudes, Beliefs, and Perceived Barriers to Precepting in Academic and Community Practice Settings

Thalia McCann

Evaluation of Pain Management in Traumatic Rib Fracture

Tina Ho

Evaluating Proton Pump Inhibitors and H2-Receptor Antagonists Use in Cystic Fibrosis Patients with Pancreatic Insufficiency

Tricia Nguyen

Dexmedetomidine Use in Post-Operative Burn Patients and Its Effects on Oral Morphine Equivalent Usage

Vera Pervitsky

Impact of a Multi-Disciplinary Care Team on Hospital Discharge for Patients Receiving Hypomethylating Agents with Venetoclax as Induction Therapy for Acute Myelogenous Leukemia

Yesenia Gutierrez

Impact of a Clinical Pharmacy Program on Post-Transplant Hyperglycemic Hospitalizations

Zac Carlson

Predictive Values of MRSA Nares Swabs for Pneumonia in Burn ICU Patients

Dakota Hiner

The Impact of Elexacaftor/Tezacaftor/Ivacaftor on Pulmonary Function Tests in Adult and Pediatric Patients with Cystic Fibrosis

Katrina Marquez

Apixaban Dosing in Patients with End Stage Renal Disease for Stroke Prophylaxis and Venous Thromboembolism Treatment

Andy Nguyen

Evaluation of Outcomes for Buprenorphine Conversions from Full Mu-Receptor Agonists for Chronic Pain Management within UCDH Clinics

Mursal Habibzadah

Transition to Telemedicine: Clinical Pharmacy Services in the Primary Care Setting During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Kathie Tran

Evaluation of Outcomes in Mutation Positive Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients Enrolled in An Oral Chemotherapy Adherence Program

Austin Green

Psychosocial Complications of the COVID-19 Pandemic on People Living with HIV

Cynthia Li

Identifying Modifiable Risk Factors for Hospital-Acquired VTE Readmissions at an Academic Medical Center

Dwayne Walker

Mineralocorticoid Receptor Antagonists for the Treatment of Heart Failure with Mildly Reduced Ejection Fraction

Colleen McCann

Assessment of the Elimination of Test Doses for Paclitaxel and Carboplatin

Emily Hsu

Safety and Efficacy of Intravenous Bisphosphonates for Treatment of Hypercalcemia of Malignancy in Patients with Baseline Renal Dysfunction

Tricia Nguyen

Impact of a Well-being Promotion Program for a University Health System Pharmacy Workforce

Mia Lim

Evaluation of N-Acetylcysteine Dose for Treatment of Massive Acetaminophen Ingestion

Tommy Lam

Association Between Train-of-Four Assessment and Ventilator Synchrony for Patients with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome on Therapeutic Paralysis

Albert Yang

The Effect of Targeting High-Risk Patients for Antimicrobial Stewardship Intervention on Hospital-Onset Clostridioides difficile Infection Rates

Jasmeet Singh

A Multicenter Study Evaluating the Impact of Desmopressin on Hematoma Expansion in Patients with Antiplatelet-Associated Intracranial Hemorrhage

Noelle Nelson

Effect of Pharmacist-Led Population Health Initiative on Clinical Care Gaps for Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease

Domini Hood

Optimizing Hepatitis A Vaccine Prescribing and Dispensing Practices at a Large Academic Medical Center

Haley Burhans

Safety Analysis of Alteplase When Given 3 to 4.5 Hours After Last Known Well

Selena Warminski

Impact of To Keep Open Protocol on Fluid Overload in Pediatric Patients

Jason Chao

Evaluation of Differences in Extended Infusion Versus Standard Dose Meropenem and Cefepime Drug Concentrations Among Critically Ill Patients

Frank Oley Jr.

Cumulative Doses of Liposomal Doxorubicin and Incidence of Cardiac Toxicity

Sarah Cummins

Seizure Cessation in Subjects with Status Epilepticus Prompting Endotracheal Intubation with Ketamine Versus Etomidate for Sedation

Jenny Tran

Evaluating Full Versus Reduced Dose Intravesical Immune Bacillus Calmette-Guerin Treatment in Non-Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer: An Academic Medical Center Experience

Stephanos Gozali

Discharge Opioid Prescribing Patterns in Patients Post-Renal Transplant

Jessica Falksen

Effect of Delays and Disruptions in Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis in Trauma Patients 

Helen Berhane

Rates of Co-Infection and Antimicrobial Usage Among Patients Admitted with SARS-CoV-19

Carolyn Hua

Insulin Sensitivity Factor in Critically Ill Patients with COVID-19

Amber Tang

Characterization of Infections and Graft Versus Host Disease Outcomes in Patients Receiving Ruxolitinib or Ibrutinib

Sutton Watson

Anticoagulation Management in Impella Ventricular Assist Devices

Daniel Lau 

Effect of Proactive Calcium Replacement in Massive Transfusion

Adonia Eskandari

Magnesium Infusion for Analgesia in Critically Ill Trauma Patients

Jacqueline Onwuzurike

Levofloxacin Prophylaxis in Pediatric Patients with Acute Leukemias

Katherine Kazanjian

Evaluation of an Outpatient IV Opioid Protocol for Sickle Cell Patients in Pain Crisis

Shannah Takhar

Evaluating the Impact of Pharmacist Interventions on Prevention of Chronic Kidney Disease

Amber Tang 

A Pharmacist Driven Antimicrobial Culture Review and Callback Program in the Emergency Department

Noelle Nelson

Pharmacist Intervention Lowers HgbA1c In Patients Regardless of HIV Status

Kathy Ton

The Impact of a Primary Care Pharmacist in the Management of Non-Cancer Pain at a Large Academic Institution

Carolyn Hua

Buffered Hypertonic Saline Use in Patients with Moderate to Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

Jessica Falksen

Coma and Delirium in the Burn-ICU: Assessing Use of Continuous Sedation and Analgesia and the Associated Outcomes

Michael Wright

Incidence of Breakthrough Fungal Infections with Isavuconazonale Versus Posaconazole Prophylaxis in AML Patients

Caitlin Kulig

INR Response to Low Dose Vitamin K in Patients on Warfarin

Jenny Zhao

Adherence to HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Guidelines: A Comparison Between Infectious Disease Clinic and Primary Care Clinic Providers

Jordan Meckel 

Post-Resuscitation Fluid Management in Burn Patients and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Jenny Tran

Evaluation of the Appropriateness of Vancomycin Use in a Febrile Neutropenia Clinical Pathway

Daniel Nguyen 

We Fought for a Law, and the Law Works: Statewide Outcomes for Pharmacy-Driven Medications Histories

Jessica Kim 

Predictive Value of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Nasal Screening in Pediatric with Invasive Infections

Dotun Adegunle

Evaluation of Dosing Weight for Beam Preparative Chemotherapy Regimen in Patients Receiving Autologous Stem Cell Transplant

Dale Dong 

Efficacy of Low-Dose Oral Ketamine for Cancer Related Pain

Lindsey Smith

Calcineurin Inhibitor Levels in Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant and Prevalence of Acute Graft Versus Host Disease

Anh-Thu Truong

Impact of Specialty Clinical Pharmacist on Compliance to Recommended Safety Screenings for Tumor Necrosis Factor Inhibitors

Gordon Young 

Assessing the Cost Savings Benefit of Kitcheck for Pharmacy Operations

Haley Burhans

Efficacy of Dalbavancin for Treatment of Acute Bacterial Skin and Skin Structure Infections in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus or History of Intravenous Drug Use

Pulkit Jain

Sepsis: Evaluation of a Pathogen and Source Targeted, Protocol-Driven Empiric Treatment Regiment

Sheena Chokshi

Optimization of Medication Therapy in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Frank Oley

Evaluation of Direct Oral Anticoagulants Versus Low Molecular Weight Heparin for Venous Thromboembolism Treatment in Adult Patients with Primary Brain Tumors and Secondary Brain Metastases