Contributors

Alan Polnariev, PharmD, MS, is a board-certified pharmacist committed to improving patient safety by championing pharmaceutical outcomes research and policy. He received his PharmD from Long Island University and a master’s degree in Patient Safety and Risk Management from the University of Florida, where he currently serves as a clinical assistant instructor for several courses in the school’s Master of Science program. Dr. Polnariev has provided consulting services for various pharmacy organizations, including the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy and Institute for Safe Medication Practices.
Feb 17, 2017 @03:26 AM
Annabelle Dorion is pursuing her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at Howard University College of Pharmacy. She is an active member of the American Pharmacists Association, Phi Delta Chi Pharmacy Fraternity, American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists, and Phi Lambda Sigma. She is also an Intern for CVS Health.
Feb 17, 2017 @02:50 AM
Theresa Morrow is a pharmacist by trade and an entrepreneur at heart. In 2016, she launched Community Edge Media (www.communityedgemedia.com) to share what she has learned about leveraging the diverse platforms and 2-way conversations happening in digital media.Having spent 21 years asa hospital pharmacist, followed by11 moreas a small business owner, she has invaluable clinical experience and serves as a problem-solver, strategic consultant, and educator.She is a board-certified ambulatory care pharmacist with a PharmD from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Feb 17, 2017 @02:33 AM
Dr. Dyson co-founded and writes for www.tldrpharmacy.com - which helps pharmacy students and practitioners get to the next level by simplifying clinical topics. He is also a clinical pharmacist at an academic medical center in Austin, Texas. He graduated from Howard University College of Pharmacy in 2013 and completed a PGY1 practice residency at Georgetown University Hospital. He teaches pharmacology online through the Georgetown University School of Nursing. His professional interests include oncology, education, and infectious diseases.
Feb 16, 2017 @07:46 AM
Tony Guerra, PharmD, is chair, instructor, and pre-pharmacy advisor at Des Moines Area Community College's Pharmacy Technician program and Pharmacy Podcast Network Co-Host. He's Tony_PharmD on Twitter and TonyPharmD on YouTube providing Top 200 drugs and pronunciation help to over 4,500 followers with over 1 million views. His two audiobooks Memorizing Pharmacology: A Relaxed Approach and How to Pronounce Drug Names: A Visual Approach to Preventing Medication Errors are Amazon bestsellers. He graduated from Iowa State University with a BA in English and the University of Maryland with his PharmD.
Feb 14, 2017 @10:05 AM
Jennifer Gershman, PharmD, CPh, received her PharmD degree from Nova Southeastern University (NSU) College of Pharmacy in 2006 and completed a 2-year drug information residency. She served as a pharmacy professor at NSU’s College of Pharmacy for 6 years, managed the drug information center, and conducted medication therapy management reviews. Dr. Gershman has published research on prescription drug abuse, regulatory issues, and drug information in various scholarly journals. Additionally, she received the Sheriff’s Special Recognition Award for her collaboration with the Broward, Florida Sheriff’s Office to prevent prescription drug abuse through a drug disposal program. She has also presented at pharmacist and physician continuing education programs on topics that include medication errors, prescription drug abuse, and legal and regulatory issues. Dr. Gershman can be followed on Twitter @jgershman2
Feb 13, 2017 @03:51 AM
Steve Leuck, PharmD, has been practicing both hospital and community pharmacy since 1987. He founded AudibleRx, in 2011, which provides Consumer Medication Information (CMI) in an audible format. The AudibleRx.com web or app based program may be provided to patients as an alternative to printed CMI for individuals challenged with literacy, visual impairment, or who learn better by listening.
Feb 13, 2017 @03:26 AM
Timothy Dy Aungst, PharmD, is an assistant professor of pharmacy practice at MCPHS University. He graduated from Wilkes University Nesbitt School of Pharmacy and completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at St. Luke's University Hospital, and then a Clinical Geriatric Fellowship at MCPHS University. He is passionate about the rise of technology in health care and its application to pharmacy. He has published primarily on the role of mobile technology and mHealth, and made multiple national and international presentations on those topics. He blogs at TheDigitalApothecary.com, and you can find him on Twitter @TDAungst.
Feb 13, 2017 @02:58 AM
Gunda Siska, PharmD, has worked in various fields within the pharmaceutical industry as a licensed pharmacist for more than 20 years. She is currently a staff hospital pharmacist assisting nurses and doctors with drug prescribing, administration, and dispensing, as well as independently monitoring and dosing highly toxic and dangerous drugs. For 2 years, she was concurrently a consultant pharmacist for skilled nursing facilities and nursing homes. Dr. Siska is a member of the New Mexico Society of Health-System Pharmacists and the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. Follow her on Twitter @GundaSiska
Feb 13, 2017 @02:34 AM
Alexander Kantorovich, PharmD, BCPS, is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Chicago State University College of Pharmacy and Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in the area of Internal Medicine at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Illinois. Dr. Kantorovich earned his Associate of Science degree with an emphasis in chemistry from William Rainey Harper College in 2008 and received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2012 from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy. He went on to complete a 2-year pharmacotherapy residency with an emphasis in cardiology and critical care at the Cleveland Clinic and earned board certification in pharmacotherapy in 2014. His research interests center around cardiovascular pharmacotherapy, anticoagulation, and anticoagulation reversal.
Feb 13, 2017 @01:39 AM
 

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