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Jamie L. McConaha, Pharm.D., C.G.P., TTS, BCACP

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

316 Bayer
Phone: 412.396.2219

Education:

Pharm.D., Pharmacy, Duquesne University, 2007
Courses

PHPR 342: Pharmacy Practice II
PHPR 449: Pharmacy Practice VI
PHBM 436: Respiratory Disorders
PHPR 481: Dermatological Therapeutics and Topical Delivery Systems
PHPR 489: Branding of a Clinical Community Practice

Bio

 Jamie L. McConaha, Pharm.D., CGP, TTS, BCACP is an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice in the Department of Clinical, Social and Administrative Sciences in the Duquesne University Mylan School of Pharmacy. Dr. McConaha received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Duquesne in 2007. Prior to joining the faculty at Duquesne, she completed an academic teaching and research fellowship through the school of pharmacy. During her fellowship, Dr. McConaha completed research projects that focused on the effects of caffeine and choline on short-term memory and recall and the health impact of a worksite pharmacist-directed wellness center on risks for cardiovascular disease. She also gained an interest in cosmeceuticals which led to the development of an elective course, 'Dermatological Therapeutics and Drug Delivery Systems' and her certification and membership as a compounding pharmacist through the Professional Compounding Centers of America (PCCA).

Dr. McConaha is also a clinical pharmacist for the internal medicine and family practice physician group Preferred Primary Care Physicians (PPCP). At this site she works with the PPCP healthcare team to improve patient's health outcomes and quality of life through disease prevention and disease management programs. Specifically, Dr. McConaha performs services for transitions of care patients, medication reconciliation, various quality initiatives to ensure proper medication usage, and medication therapy management. In addition she is a certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist and leads group and individual smoking cessation classes for patients of the practice within the offices and at St. Clair Hospital. Dr. McConaha serves as the faculty preceptor for advanced pharmacy practice experience (APPE) student pharmacists, as well as Duquesne University community pharmacy practice residents and academic and teaching fellows. She is also the Residency Program Director of the Duquesne University/Giant Eagle Pharmacy Community Practice Residency program and the Director of the Community Pharmacy Practice Concentration.

Dr. McConaha is the Immediate Past President of the Allegheny County Pharmacists Association (ACPA) and is currently completing her second consecutive term on the Board of the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association in the Director of Alternative Practice Settings seat. She is involved in numerous committees and projects through these organizations. In addition, Dr. McConaha is an active member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) and American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP). She is advisor for the School of Pharmacy professional pharmacy fraternity Lambda Kappa Sigma (LKS), the student Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association chapter, and is a member of the LKS and Duquesne University Alumni Associations.

Grants/Contracts

Courage to Quit Smoking Cessation Classes Pfizer Medical Education Grant Awarded: $10,000

Evaluation of Pharmacist Impact on Inhaled Medication Adherence and Disease State Control in Adult Patients with Asthma Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association Educational Foundation Grant Awarded: $1,000

Establishing a Community-Based Medication Therapy Management Chronic Pain Consult Service: Determining the Psychosocial and Pharmacotherapeutic Benefits Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association Educational Foundation Grant Awarded: $984.00

Evaluation of optimal liquid medication dosing devices.
Duquesne University Mylan School of Pharmacy Interdisciplinary Grant
Awarded: $8,498

Assessing pharmacist impact on over-the-counter medication selection.
Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association Educational Foundation Grant
Awarded: $1,000

Improving health outcomes and continuity of care in underserved, urban populations.
Pennsylvania Department of Health Grant
Awarded: $4, 848

Community pharmacist clinical intervention project.
Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association Educational Foundation Grant
Awarded: $1,000

Professional Affiliations

Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association (Board of Directors: Director of Alternative Practice Settings, 2011-Present)

Allegheny County Pharmacists Association (Chair of the Board 2013-2014; President 2012-2013; President-Elect 2011-2012)

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

American College of Clinical Pharmacy       

Presentations

Longyhore DS, McConaha JL. "The Pharmacist's Role in Health Literacy." Pennsylvania pharmacists and pharmacy technicians at the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Annual Meeting. September 27, 2013. (regional forum, invited).
McConaha JL. "Utilization of Student Pharmacists and Residents in the Launch and Design of a Patient-Centered Medical Home Practice Site." Roundtable discussion for school of pharmacy faculty members, staff, and students at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting. July 16, 2013. (national forum, invited).

McConaha JL. "The Role of the Community Pharmacist in the Patient-Centered Medical Home and Transitions of Care." Pennsylvania pharmacists and pharmacy technicians at the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association Midyear Meeting. January 25, 2013. (regional forum, invited).

McConaha JL. "Over-the-Counter Testing Devices: What the Pharmacist Needs to Know." Express Scripts (Medco) pharmacists at their office facility. December 11, 2012. (regional forum, invited).

Lasota ST, McConaha JL, Lynch K, Krasnow D, Ameredes R, Whitehouse J. Implementation of medication therapy management services into a high volume community pharmacy. Poster presentation at the American Pharmacists Association annual meeting in Los Angeles, CA on March 2, 2013. (national forum, competitive review)

Piskuric M, Westfall K, McConaha JL. Impact of student pharmacist learning through medication recommendations made to primary care physicians. Student poster presentation at the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association midyear meeting in Camp Hill, PA on January 26, 2013. (regional forum, invited)

McConaha JL, Johnson K, Johnson A. Assessment of interventions made by student pharmacists during a comprehensive medication review. Poster presentation at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy annual meeting in Kissimmee, FL on July 16, 2012. (national forum, competitive review)

McConaha JL, Berdine HJ, Skomo ML, Laux R, Higginbotham SK, O'Neil CK. Impact of the FRAX assessment on physician and patient treatment behavior. Poster presentation at the International Symposium on Osteoporosis in Orlando, FL on April 26, 2012. (international forum, competitive review).

Liszewski A, Lynch C, Sipple L, McConaha JL. Evaluation of pharmacist impact on inhaled medication adherence in patients with asthma. Poster presentation at The Fourth Annual Undergraduate Research & Scholarship Symposium at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh on April 11, 2012.

Packey JB, McConaha JL, Lynch K, Krasnow D, Mattei TJ. Impact of community pharmacist-provided medication therapy review in an employer-based population with diabetes. Poster presentation at the American Pharmacists Association annual meeting in New Orleans, LA on March 11, 2012. (national forum, competitive review).

Galbraith M, Harrison C, McConaha JL, Higginbotham S, Lassila H. Pharmacist-led assessment of cardiovascular risk: the "know your numbers" campaign. Poster presentation at the American Pharmacists Association annual meeting in New Orleans, LA on March 11, 2012. (national forum, competitive review).

McConaha JL. "Assessment and Treatment of Dermatologic Conditions in an Ambulatory Population." Pennsylvania pharmacists, technicians and students at the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association Midyear Meeting. February 10, 2012. (regional forum, invited).

McConaha JL. "You Can't Test This: The Role of Over-the-Counter Medical Devices in Diagnosis and Monitoring." Pennsylvania pharmacy pharmacists, technicians and students at the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association Midyear Meeting. Feburary 11, 2012. (regional forum, invited).

McConaha JL. "An Update on Over-the-Counter Testing Supplies." Pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and students at the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association Midyear Meeting. February 5, 2012. "(regional forum, invited).

Park K, McConaha JL. Improving health outcomes and continuity of care in underserved, urban populations. Poster presentation at the American College of Clinical Pharmacy annual meeting in Pittsburgh, PA on October 17, 2011. (national forum, competitive review).

McConaha JL, Lynch K. Individual patient counseling effects on adherence. Poster presentation at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy annual meeting in San Antonio, TX on July 11, 2011. (national forum, competitive review).

Elliott JP, McConaha JL, Marcotullio N, Buckner I, Haver A. Evaluation of optimal liquid medication dosing devices for pediatric patients. Poster presentation at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy annual meeting in San Antonio, TX on July 10, 2011. (national forum, competitive review).

Nagrecha NN, Gianetti VJ, Witt-Enderby PA, McConaha JL, Patel AS, Johnson DA. Effect of caffeine and choline on short-term memory in adult and middle aged human subjects. Poster presentation at the American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics annual meeting in Washington, D.C. on April 11, 2011. (national forum, competitive review).