Pharmacy Resident Research Projects

2016-17

  • Comparison of Proton Pump Inhibitors versus Histamine-2-Receptor Antagonists on Clostridium difficile Rates in Liver Transplant Recipients
  • Impact of Antimicrobial Stewardship Intervention in Non-Intensive Care Unit Patients Using Rapid Organism Identification
  • Optimization of Antibiotic Dosing in Patients Receiving Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy
  • Heparin Resistance in Critically Ill Patients
  • Evaluation of Carboplatin Toxicity and Efficacy Using Different Body Weight Descriptors in the Calvert Formula
  • Impact of Specialty Pharmacy Services on Outcomes for Solid Organ Transplant Recipients

2015-16

  • Assessment and optimization of initial vancomycin dosing in critically ill patients at risk for prolonged initial subtherapeutic levels
  • Fall risk with zolpidem versus trazodone for the treatment of insomnia in the elderly
  • Impact of a bedside medication delivery program at an academic medical center
  • Evaluation of the impact of mycophenolate mofetil discontinuation on graft function after liver transplantation at a community-based teaching hospital
  • Evaluating sulfonylurea prescribing practices in elderly ambulatory patients

2014-15

  • "Evaluation of heart failure medical therapy management in patients with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (HFrEF) at a tertiary, community-based teaching hospital”
  • "Evaluation of antibiotic management in the reduction of recurrent COPD exacerbations"
  • "Impact of renal function on adverse effects in patients with bone metastases secondary to solid tumors receiving denosumab for the prevention of skeletal-related events”
  • "Evaluation of the safety and efficacy of 5,000 units of unfractionated heparin administered BID vs.TID for prevention of VTE in patients with active malignancy”

2013-14

  • Evaluation of initial antimicrobial management in patients with community-acquired and healthcare-associated pneumonia at a tertiary, community-based, teaching hospital
  • Pharmacist presence in the emergency department (ED): impact on the medication reconciliation process
  • Impact of pharmacist-obtained medication histories in the emergency department
  • Evaluation of an Evidence-Based Alcohol Withdrawal Treatment Guideline for Critically Ill Patients

2012-13

  • The Impact of Pharmacist Managed Hypertension in the Ambulatory Care Clinic: A Quality Improvement Study
  • Antibiotic Therapy for Skin, Soft Tissue, Bone and Joint Infections: Evaluation of Pharmacist-Hospitalist Collaboration  

2011-12

  • The Effects of Implementation of a Nurse-Driven Sedation Titration Protocol in the Medical Intensive Care Unit
  • Impact of a Pharmacist-Driven Protocol for Patients Receiving Erythropoetin Stimulating Agents at a Community-Based Teaching Hospital

2010-11

  • Evaluation of pharmacist intervention on hemoglobin A1c and LDL-C goals related to the healthcare effectiveness data and information set (HEDIS) diabetes measure within a general internal medicine department
  • Impact of pharmacist collaboration on monitoring and management of metabolic adverse effects associated with use of second-generation antipsychotics

2009-10

  • Evaluation of Lahey Clinic’s Insulin Infusion Protocol: A Quality Improvement Study  
  • Stress Ulcer Prophylaxis - Related Cost in Non-ICU Patients

2008-09

  • Heparin-induced Thrombocytopenia: A Quality Improvement Study Comparing Current Trends in Management to a Proposed Algorithm
  • Effects of Collaborative Pharmacist - Endocrinologist Interventions Based on Assessment of Sliding Scale Insulin Orders

2007-08

  • Assessment of UTI Prescribing Practices and Impact of Pharmacist Intervention

2006-07

  • The Effectiveness of Pharmacist Conducted Medication History and Medication Reconciliation in the Emergency Department in Reducing Medication Errors

2005-06

  • The Impact of Clinical Pharmacy Services in a Cardiac Rehabilitation Program: A Quality Improvement Project

2004-05

  • Blood Culture Reporting: Impact of a Different Method of Reporting on Antibiotic Prescribing