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Autumn L. Stewart, Pharm.D., BCACP

Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Mylan School of Pharmacy
Clinical, Social, and Administrative Sciences

209 Bayer
Phone: 412.396.1321

Education:

Pharm.D., Doctor of Pharmacy, Duquesne University, 2004
Bio

After graduating from the Mylan School of Pharmacy in 2004, Dr. Stewart completed a Community Practice Residency Program with Duquesne University, Giant Eagle Pharmacy, and Pfizer, Inc. Following this experience, she practiced in the hospice and palliative care setting providing pain and symptom management consultations for hospices across the country. In 2008, Dr. Stewart accepted a full-time clinical faculty appointment at Duquesne University where in addition to didactic teaching responsibilities, she oversees clinical pharmacy services at Catholic Charities Free Health Care Center. As an academic partner of the Mylan School of Pharmacy, the Free Health Care provides a clinical teaching site for advanced pharmacy practice experiential students and outcomes research. Dr. Stewart is a Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist.

Her research interests include expanding the interdisciplinary role of the pharmacist in primary care settings through medication reconciliation services and innovative pedagogy.

She is also the faculty coordinator for the APhA Certificate Training Program: "The Pharmacist and Patient-Centered Diabetes Care" and is the Chapter Advisor for the Duquesne University Chapter of APhA-ASP.

Scholarship

Tomko JR, Runyon AL, Lassila H. 'student self-assessed medication therapy management skills resulting from caring for uninsured patients using team based care.' Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning. 2011; 3(1) 63-70.

Stewart AL, Buckner IS, Wildfong P. 'A Shared Assignment to Integrate Pharmaceutics and Pharmacy Practice Course Concepts.' American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. 2011;75(3) Article 44.

Stewart AL, Lynch KJ. 'Pharmacist conducted medication review to identify medication record discrepancies in the electronic medical record in a primary care setting.' Journal of the American Pharmacists Association. 2012; 52(1) 59-66.

Lupu AM, Stewart AL, O-Neil CK. 'Comparison of active learning strategies for teaching motivational interviewing skills, knowledge, and confidence to first year pharmacy students.' American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. 2012; 76 (2) Article 28.

Presentations

Stewart A, Krasnow D. 'Pharmacist Based Rapid Strep Testing in a Grocery Store Chain Pharmacy- APhA Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, April 2005. (national forum, competitive review)

Stewart A, Lynch K, O-Neil C, Krasnow D, Mattei T. 'Employee Health in a Corporate Environment: A Quality Control Review- APhA Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, April 2005. (national forum, competitive review)

Stewart A, Berdine H, Giannetti V, O-Neil C. 'Pharmacist Managed Smoking Cessation Classes in a Corporate Environment- AMCP Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN, October 2005. (national forum, competitive review)

Stewart A, Lynch K. 'The Effect of a Pharmacist Intervention on Treatment and Care of Urinary Incontinent Patients in a Long Term Care Facility- ASCP Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, November 2005. (national forum, competitive review)
Parekh R, Kamal KM, Mihalyo M, Runyon A. 'Medication Costs and Utilization: An Analysis of 2007 Claims Data.' Presented at ISPOR 14th Annual International Meeting, Orlando, FL. May 19, 2009. (international forum, competitive review)

Runyon AL, Skomo ML, Koerner PH, O-Neil CK. 'Continuing Professional Development: Pharmacist provided smoking cessation brief intervention program.' Presented at 2009 ACCP/ESCP International Congress on Clinical Pharmacy. Orlando, FL. April 22, 2009. (international forum, competitive review)

Runyon AL, Skomo ML, Koerner PH, O-Neil CK. 'Continuing Professional Development: Pharmacist provided smoking cessation brief intervention program.' Podium Presentation at 2009 ACCP Annual Spring Meeting: CNS PRN Business Meeting, Orlando, FL April 27, 2009. (national forum, competitive review)

Runyon A, Lassila HC, Tomko JR. 'Impact of Service Learning on Pharmacy Students' Empathy Towards Patients'. Presented at the AACP Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, July 19, 2009. (national forum, competitive review)

Tomko JR, Runyon A, Lassila HC. 'Teaching Medication Therapy Management Skills Using Team-Based Active Learning in an Uninsured Patient Population-. Presented at the AACP Annual Meeting. Boston, MA July 19, 2009. (national forum, competitive review)

Parekh R, Kamal KM, Mihalyo M, Runyon A. 'Impact of Pharmacist-Led Intervention on Medication Costs and Utilization in a Hospice Care: A Claims Data Analysis' Podium Presentation at NHPCO 10th Clinical Team Conference, Denver, CO. Sept 25, 2009. (national forum, competitive review)

Runyon A, Tumis C, Mattei T. 'Cost savings associated with pharmacist-assisted enrollment into prescription assistance programs.' Presented at ACCP Annual Meeting 2009. Anaheim, CA. October 21, 2009. (national forum, competitive review)

Runyon A, Lynch K, Tumis C, Higginbotham S, Berdine HJ. 'Pharmacist medication reconciliation in a primary care setting.' Presented at ACCP Annual Meeting 2009. Anaheim, CA. October 21, 2009. (national forum, competitive review)

Higginbotham SK, Runyon A, Mattei TJ, Pfalzgraff A, Notaro J. (2009) Design and Implementation of an Immunization Needs Assessment Tool. Presented at American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Mid-year Meeting, Las Vegas, NV. December 2009. (national forum, competitive review)

Higginbotham S, Runyon A, Mattei T, Pfalzgraf A. 'Implementation of an Immunization Needs Assessment in Ambulatory Care.' Presented at APhA2010. Washington, DC. March 12-15, 2010. (national forum, competitive review)

Costa F, Runyon A, Lynch K. 'Evaluation of statins and ACE/ARB adherence in diabetics enrolled in an automated refill reminder system.' Presented at APhA2010. Washington, DC. March 12-15, 2010. (national forum, competitive review)

Wilson K, Wong K, Shenal S, Runyon A. 'Providing medications to indigent patients: A survey of free clinics.' Presented at APhA2010. Washington, DC. March 12-15, 2010. (national forum, competitive review)

Runyon A, Lynch K. 'Factors associated with medication record discrepancies in an ambulatory care setting.' Presented at ACCP 2010 Spring Practice and Research Forum. Charlotte, NC. April 26, 2010. (national forum, competitive review)

Runyon A, Buckner IS, Wildfong P. 'Horizontal Integration of Pharmaceutics and Pharmacy Practice Courses Using a Novel -Cross-Over- Assessment.' Presented at the AACP Annual Meeting 2010. Seattle, WA July 12, 2010. (national forum, competitive review)

Buckner IS, Runyon AL, Wildfong P. 'The Impact of a Novel Pharmaceutics/Pharmacy Practice -Cross-Over- Assessment on Student Learning and Beliefs.' Presented at the AACP Annual Meeting 2010. Seattle, WA July 12, 2010. (national forum, competitive review)

Higginbotham S, Runyon A, Mattei T, Pfalzgraf A. 'Implementation of an Immunization Needs Assessment in Ambulatory Care.' Presented at Duquesne University AAPS Student Research Symposium. Pittsburgh, PA. October 20, 2010.

Jurek A, Higginbotham S, Runyon A. 'Attitudes and barriers to receiving HPV vaccination among college students'. Presented at APhA2011. Seattle, WA March 25-28, 2011. (national forum, competitive review)

Lupu AM, Stewart AL, O-Neil CK. 'Impact of Teaching and Assessment Strategies on Development of Motivational Interviewing Skills in Pharmacy Students'. Presented at the AACP Annual Meeting 2011. San Antonio, TX July 11, 2011. (national forum, competitive review)
Livengood BH, Keys PA, Buckner IS, Harrold MW, McFalls M, O-Neil CK, Rihn TL, Stewart AL. 'Implementation, Evolution, and Impact of an Integrated Pharmacy Applications (IPA) Examination.' Presented at the AACP Annual Meeting 2011. San Antonio, TX July 11, 2011. (national forum, invited)

Stewart AL, Lynch KJ. 'Impact of Pharmacist Medication Reconciliation on Knowledge and Adherence to Medications in an Indigent Population.' Presented at APhA2012. New Orleans, LA March 9-12, 2012. (national forum, competitive review)
Ptachcinski J. Stewart AL. 'Gaps in Pharmacist Knowledge of Drugs in Pregnancy-. Presented at the Duquesne University Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Symposium. Pittsburgh, PA. April 11, 2012. (local forum, non-competitive review)

Courses

Advanced Experiential Education: Advanced Ambulatory Care- PYIV
Biomedical Sciences & Therapeutics 425: Endocrine Module - Spring PYIII
Service Learning Experience in Pharmacy - Fall PYII
Pharmacy Practice I - Patient Care Skills I - Fall PYI
Pharmacy Practice II - Patient Care Skills II - Spring PYI

Honors/Awards

Teacher of the Year Award-, Omicron Delta Kappa, Duquesne University Chapter, April 2012.

Creative Teaching Award-, Duquesne University Center for Teaching Excellence. April 6, 2011.

Pride in Pittsburgh Award-, Allegheny County Medical Society. March 19, 2011

Nominated for the 2010 President's Award for Excellence in Teaching- Duquesne University Mylan School of Pharmacy Executive Team. February 2010.