Two SOP Faculty Named to Officers to ACCP Practice and Research Networks
Two Duquesne University School of Pharmacy faculty members have been elected to help lead two different ACCP Practice and Research Networks (PRNs) for 2021–22. Michael Gionfriddo, Pharm.D, Ph.D., assistant professor of pharmacy administration, has been named Chair-Elect of the Health Outcomes PRN, and Branden Nemecek, Pharm.D., associate professor of pharmacy practice, has been named Chair-Elect of the Nephrology PRN.
According to the ACCP website, the Health Outcomes PRN provides an opportunity for ACCP members to network in the area of pharmacoeconomics and outcomes assessment. The primary goals of the PRN are: to facilitate communication between ACCP members regarding developments in the application of outcomes and economics techniques in clinical practice, research, and educational environments; and to enhance the knowledge of ACCP members in the field of outcomes and economics. The main activities of the PRN include organization of educational sessions at ACCP meetings, production of a quarterly newsletter for PRN members, and development of a membership network that links people of similar clinical, research, and academic interests.
The Nephrology PRN is a group of pharmacists interested in practice and research related to patients with renal disease. The main goals of the group are: to advance the scope of nephrology pharmacotherapy through excellence in education, clinical practice, research, and involvement in professional nephrology organizations; and to ensure optimal patient outcomes. Current activities of the PRN include fostering a growing relationship with the National Kidney Foundation in terms of pharmacist membership; programming and committee involvement; communicating the role of pharmacists in the care of dialysis patients to those working with the ESRD program at the Health Care Financing Administration; providing a network for research collaboration among PRN members, and establishing a communication link among pharmacists working in this area.
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