School of Pharmacy Annual Report
2012-2013

Elements for Success


Dean's
Message

Elements are building blocks. As chemical substances they are infinitely complex, in combinations of arrangement and connection that unlock potential for greatness. The human elements are equally remarkable. They are at their best when individual strengths find collective expression in the pursuit of a common goal.

Together these elements define our School of Pharmacy. Medical science and discovery meets a passion for health care and helping others. They find symmetry as we join together to advance pharmacy education in Newfoundland and Labrador. This year has seen exemplary achievement in that ongoing journey.

My term as Dean will conclude on March 31, 2014 and although I will remain at the school, it won't be in that position. The last 12 years in the Director and now Dean's role have been incredibly rewarding. I have witnessed a school that began as an idea and is now a vital part of our healthcare system.

We will continue to grow stronger. Responding to changes in the academic and professional landscape means that we must be prepared. Our graduates must continue to push boundaries for the expanded scope of practice that allows them to exercise the high level of skill and expertise they possess. It is incumbent on us as educators to address our challenges of infrastructure and resources to secure the exciting future that lies before them.

In this annual report the elements of our school are proudly on display. Our student success, community outreach, research progress and teaching excellence are carefully cultivated by a wide network of educators, supporters, volunteers and benefactors. Essential elements producing and responding to dynamic reactions and interactions.

The School of Pharmacy is an exciting place to be.

Teaching & Learning

Dr. John Hawboldt and Dr. Beverly FitzPatrick

Performed at the highest level, it is a fluid process, a give and take where one informs the other. A teacher learns and the learners teach. However, breaking traditional barriers that rely on one-way information exchange is not easy. Rote memorization and recall is a comfortable trap. Self-reflection in evaluation is difficult.

Charting the course

The Curriculum Planning and Development Committee at the School of Pharmacy has led the way in a comprehensive review of teaching practices. A new initiative that has evolved from that work is the Pillbox Seminar Series, workshops for faculty that provide new insights in a number of areas such as creating course objectives, setting competencies and developing assessment techniques.

Dr. Beverly FitzPatrick has taken the lead in the development of these sessions. A post-doctoral researcher at the School of Pharmacy with a PhD in education, Dr. FitzPatrick is working under the supervision of Dr. John Hawboldt. Together they are examining the School of Pharmacy curriculum, whether or not it is optimally tied to the Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada educational outcomes and how it assesses if students are meeting them. Through the use of curriculum mapping, they are hoping to better understand what kind of student performance is expected to occur and to map assessments for each course to ensure that the students are achieving the outcomes.

Dr. FitzPatrick has also sat in on numerous courses to see if teaching and assessment being undertaken reflect the objectives that are stated in the course syllabi. This has been a significant help to ensure that the learning experience corresponds to outcomes that have been deemed necessary for entry-to-practice pharmacists. Dr. Hawboldt commented on the value of this work.

"A student recently indicated to me that a recent assessment (examination) was very fair because it reflected the course objectives. This is an excellent compliment for a teacher to receive; and it's a direct result of the work that Dr. FitzPatrick has been doing for the betterment of our curriculum."

Graduation

Two graduate students and 40 undergraduate students from Memorial University's School of Pharmacy received their diplomas in May 2012.

Doctor of Philosophy

Abeer Ahmed Abuelmagd Ahmed........................................ St. John's

Master of Science in Pharmacy

Mohammad Zahid Hossain........................................ St. John's

Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy

Morgan Patrick Roy Andrews........................................ Conception Bay South
Ian Michael Aucoin.................................................... Kippens
Melissa Ashley Eileen Bartlett........................................ Cambridge, ON
Samantha Joy Bartlett........................................... Mount Pearl
Jasmine Christine Bélanger-McCue........................................ Markham, ON
Terri Candice Bessey............................................ Mount Pearl
Vanessa Denise Boone........................................ Corner Brook
Timothy Joseph Paul Buchanan........................................ Springdale
Jenni Elizabeth Buglar........................................... Corner Brook
Ashley Marie Colbert............................................. Gull Island
Stephen Derek Coombs........................................ Bay Roberts
Stephen Robert Crowell........................................ St. John's
Tiffany Christine Crummey........................................ Western Bay
Stephanie Dianne Davis........................................ St. John's
Robert Wayne Fish.............................................. Yarmouth, NS
Matthew Frank Gill.............................................. Paradise
Nicole Kathleen Goode........................................ St. George's
Jamie Roland Grandy................................................ Grand Bank
Christopher Clarence William Grant........................................ Mount Pearl
Sarai Hamodat........................................................ St. John's
Jennilee Judith Harley........................................ Warkworth, ON
Melissa Marie Kielly................................................ St. John's
Elizabeth Julia McGrath........................................ St. John's
Laura Frances Georgina Mouland........................................ Bonavista
Michael Christopher O'Grady........................................ Carbonear
Paul William George O'Leary........................................ Adam's Cove
Audrey Ellen Perry................................................ St. John's
Stefan Dale Rideout................................................ Grand Falls-Windsor
Curtis John Saunders................................................ Bay Roberts
Stephen Bruce Sharpe........................................ Twillingate
Whitney Katherine Shea........................................ Fogo
Heather Elizabeth Slaney........................................ St. John's
Amanda Christina Teti........................................ Montréal, QC
Nichole Rickie Thorne................................................ New Harbour
Ian Alan Vaughan................................................ Yellowknife, NWT
Jennifer Marie Walsh................................................ Marystown
Liam David Walsh................................................ Logy Bay
Karyn Selena Williams................................................ St. John's
Chenchen Yang........................................................ Shenzhen, China
Kristen Hyesung Yoon........................................ Coquitlam, BC

Awards

Sarai Hamodat, Stefan Rideout and Stephen Coombs were recipients of the Dean's Award of Excellence in 2012. The award is a significant academic achievement, recognizing those graduating students who have been named to the Dean's List in all four years of the pharmacy program.

An award that has been presented on an annual basis since 2006 is the Kristine Cadigan Memorial Award. It is given in memory of Kristine Cadigan, a student who died suddenly in 2005 after having completed one year of the pharmacy program. Open to all pharmacy students, the award recognizes an individual with the qualities that Kristine exhibited – someone who is a well-rounded, a dedicated and accomplished student who is willing to help out when needed and involved in activities both inside and outside the school. The 2012 recipient was Adrienne Penney, seen here receiving the award from Kristine's mother, Mrs. Diana Cadigan, at the School of Pharmacy Scholarships and Awards Ceremony.

University Medal for Academic Excellence
Sarai Hamodat

2012 Dean's Award for Academic Excellence
Stephen Coombs
Sarai Hamodat
Stefan Rideout

Dean's List
Stephen Coombs
Stephanie Davis
Sarai Hamodat
Stefan Rideout

Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists (CSHP) Clinical Excellence Award
Heather Slaney

Glaxo/Harlow Award in Clinical Pharmacy
Stephen Coombs
Whitney Shea

Dr. L.R. Hensman Prize
Amanda Teti

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database Recognition Award
Terri Bessey

Natural Standard Research Collaboration Award
Nicole Goode

The James J. O'Mara Award
Laura Mouland

The Pfizer Award of Excellence
Nichole Thorne

The School of Pharmacy Clinical Awards
Vanessa Boone
Stephen Coombs
Melissa Kielly
Liam Walsh

Dean's List
Class of 2013: Joshua Bragg, Maggie Cole, Robert McCarthy, Tyler Parrill
Class of 2014: Claire Jenkins, April Lee, Jeffrey Ollerhead, Joseph Alcorn-Otto
Class of 2015: Samuel Gionet, Samantha House, David Ropson, Megan Snow

Abbott Prize
Joshua Bragg, class of 2013

The Alcohol and Drug Dependency Commission Commemorative Award
Samantha Swain, class of 2014

The Alpha Group Memorial Award in Community Pharmacy
Craig Currier, class of 2013

Amerisource Bergen Canada Scholarship / Bursary
Samuel Gionet, class of 2015

The James and Betty Batt Family Award in Pharmacy
Joseph Alcorn-Otto, class of 2014

The Kristine Cadigan Award
Adrienne Penney, class of 2014

The Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) Centennial Award
Robert McCarthy, class of 2013

The Neil Curtis Memorial Award in Pharmacy
Jenni Hoddinott, class of 2015

The J. Joseph Dicks Memorial Bursary in Pharmacy
Brittany Courtney, class of 2014

The Drug Store (Dominion) Bursaries
Michael Bernard, class of 2014 and Nicole Knee, class of 2013

The G.R. Duncan Prize in Pharmacy
Linda Ou, class of 2015

The Excellence in Compounding Award
Megan Elliott, class of 2015

The Edward D. Freeman Bursary
Lindsay Barbour, class of 2013

The Charles E. Frosst Scholarship in Pharmacy
Samantha House, class of 2015

The David Goudie Memorial Award in Pharmacy
Ann-Marie Hodder, class of 2013

The Hapgood and Vey Family Award
Chelsea Power, class of 2016

The Robert Heale Memorial Bursary
Alicia Cadwell, class of 2015

The J. Keith Lawton Memorial Bursary
Jeffrey Ollerhead, class of 2014

The L.J. Lawton Memorial Award
Deidre Clark, class of 2013

The McKesson Scholarship/Bursary
Jerry Ball, class of 2014 and Lyndsay Roy, class of 2013

The Memorial University Pharmacy Society Spirit Award
Lyndsay Roy, class of 2013 and Aaron Siller, class of 2013

The Merck Scholarship
Alishia Anstey, class of 2014

The James J. O'Mara Awards
Aimee Mills, class of 2015, Stephanie Hewitt, class of 2014 and Robert McCarthy, class of 2013

The Ottawa Pharmacy Alumni Scholarship
Raman Sohi, class of 2013

The Dr. Co Pham and Family Award
Sarah Way, class of 2013

The Panta Pharmaceuticals Passion for Compounding Award
Janice Coleman, class of 2015

The Pfizer Consumer Healthcare Leadership Award
Sarah Way, class of 2013

The PharmaChoice Award
Natalie Holden, class of 2013

Pharmasave Community Service Award
Joel Sharpe, class of 2015

Pharmasave Pharmacy Innovation in Patient Care Award
Caitlin Noseworthy, class of 2014

The Pharmaceutical Partners of Canada Award in Pharmacy
Tyanne Dunne, class of 2014

The Jaclyn Rogerson Memorial Bursary in Pharmacy
Sara Inder, class of 2013

Sandoz Canada Inc. Scholarships/Bursaries
Jennie Hoddinott, class of 2015, Samantha Swain, class of 2014 and Maggie Cole, class of 2013

The Sanofi Canada Scholarships
Erin Beresford, class of 2016 and Tyler Duhart, class of 2016

The School of Pharmacy Silver Anniversary Scholarships
Lyudmila Chibrikova, class of 2016 and Gregory Baird, class of 2016

The School of Pharmacy Class of 2011 Legacy Award
Deidre Clark, class of 2013

The School of Pharmacy Class of 2012 Award
Sara Abdi, class of 2014

The Shoppers Drug Mart Associates Scholarships/Bursaries
Kristina Myers, class of 2015, Stephanie Hewitt, class of 2014 and Tyler Parrill, class of 2013

The Augustus Stafford Memorial Scholarship
Samantha House, class of 2015

The TEVA Scholarships/Bursaries
Nelson Pearce, class of 2014 and Joseph Alcorn-Otto, class of 2014

The Christine M. Tulk Scholarship in Pharmacy
Amanda Brett, class of 2014

The Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada (AFPC) Pharmacy Student National Poster Award
Sarah Way, class of 2013

GlaxoSmithKline 2012 National Summer Student Research Program Award
Stephanie Hewitt, class of 2014

School of Pharmacy Undergraduate Student Research Poster Award
Catherine Orr, class of 2013

Fellow of the School of Graduate Studies
Rahul Shukla

Preceptors

Ms. Rahman Sohi presents the community pharmacist preceptor
of the year award to Ms. Jillian Croke

Pharmacists turn communities into classrooms. These are the preceptors who open the doors of their pharmacies and clinics every year to provide an environment where students realize their potential to become the best community and clinical practitioners they can be. Why do they do it? Because they share our vision for excellence in pharmacy education. Because they care about the health and wellness of our communities. Because our students are their students.

Each year approximately 150 pharmacists from all over Newfoundland and Labrador and across the country share their time and expertise in support of the School of Pharmacy's Structured Practice Experience (SPE) Program. Preceptors provide supervision and mentoring for students to observe and practice the skills necessary to become a pharmacist. Techniques and approaches to the provision of patient care as well as the information learned in the classroom and laboratory are put in context and practically applied.

At the end of each SPE placement, pharmacy students are given the opportunity to nominate their preceptors for the Preceptor of the Year Award. Two pharmacists, one from hospital pharmacy and one from community practice, are acknowledged each year with this honour. The recipient of the hospital pharmacist preceptor of the year award for 2012 was Ms. Shianna White, who works at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital in Corner Brook. Ms. White was nominated by Ms. Adrienne Penney (class of 2014).

"Great natural teachers are rare and I was lucky enough to have one as my preceptor this year," said Ms. Penney in her nomination. "I can only hope that one day I can approach my profession with the same amount of dedication and desire that she has."

The recipient of the community pharmacist preceptor of the year award was Ms. Jillian Croke (class of 2009). Ms. Croke works at Shoppers Drug Mart in Conception Bay South and she was nominated by Ms. Rahman Sohi (class of 2013).

"Jillian was a fantastic preceptor and I couldn't have asked for a better experience than I had during my SPE," said Ms. Sohi. "Being a relatively recent graduate herself, what it's like to be a pharmacy student is quite fresh in Jillian's mind. She knew this SPE was important for me to apply my knowledge and to learn new things."

Preceptors 2012-2013

We offer our sincere gratitude for the contribution of all of our preceptors who served between April 1, 2012 and March 31, 2013. Without the dedication and support of these individuals, we would not be able to offer the highest quality education experiences for our students. We also offer our thanks to all of the physicians, nurses and other health care professionals who participate in the experiential education of our students.

Alison Alexander
Mehrnaz Asadollahi
Jaclyn Aucoin
Melanie Badcock
Barbara Ball
Raymond Bartlett
Natalie Batten
Julia Belliveau
Deanne Bennett
Susan Beresford
Paul Bitsack
Patricia Boddie
Jennifer Boswell
Allan Brake
Robert Brennan
Dean Brett
Darryl Burke
Joan Caines
Kayla Cameron
Rebecca Campbell
Lorie Carter
Stephen Champion
Laura Chaytor
Irene Christie
Brittany Churchill

Berkley Coish
Deanna Coles
Andrew Collins
Richard Coombs
Jillian Croke
Robin Crosbie
Julie Dansereau
Janeen Damczyk
William Davis
Nicole Dawe
Sara Downey
Jonathan Edwards
Jennine Ernst
Sarah Fennell
Jennifer Ficken
Terry Ficken
Kathy Fillier
Jamie Fitzgerald
Kelly Foster
Lloyd Fudge
Kelda Ghaney
Renu Gill
Susan Gillingham
Stephen Green
Raymond Gulliver

Zeta Hannaford
Jeremy Harnum
Lynn Hartery
Rhonda Haynes
Jennifer Heath
Theresa Hill
Wanda Hindy
Erin Hodder
Vincent Hogan
Noelle Hookey
David Houghton
Catherine Howlett
Ann-Marie Hull
Corey Hunt
Donna Hynes-Vail
Jackie Jackson
Parag Jani
Bernadette Johnson
Michael Joy
Lori Joyce
Jamie Kelley
John King
Kathleen King
Elizabeth Kozyra
Brenda Lambert
Christopher Leung
Sharon Lewis

Derek Long
Erika May
Shannon May
Jason McCarthy
Gerald McDonald
Randy McFadyen
Ian McNeil
Karen Mercer
Susanna Muggeridge
Emily Muir
Michael Murcell
Kelly Norman
Denise O'Brien
Barbara O'Rielly
Lori Pardy
Tracey Park
Kristi Parmiter
Vicki Parsons
Angie Payne
Lincoln Peters
Michelle Pittman
Jody Pomeroy
Karen Power
Melissa Power
Amanda Price
Lance Quirke

Hilda Randell
Mohamed Ravalia
Jeremy Reid
Michael Renouf
Stefan Rideout
Amanda Rumboldt
Heather Ryan
Patrick Ryan
Jason Saunders
Renee Saunders
Nancy Scott
Kenny Shortt
George Skeard
Mark Skinner
Tanya Spurrell
Glynda Evans
Suzy Stever
Sarah Strong
Camilla Sturge
Lindsay Taylor
Michael Thomson
Miranda Thornhill
Andrew Tobin
Deena Tolba
Elaine Tucker
Mark Tucker
Christina Tulk

Graham Tweedie
Robert Vail
Jennifer Wadden
Tania Wadden
Alicia Wall
Meghan Wall
Frank Walsh
Craig Walters
Cynthia Way
Garrett Wells
Glenn Wells
Karen Wells
Michael Welsh
Jennifer Whey
Henry White
Karen White
Shianna White
Trudy White
Glenn Whiteway
Natasha Wilkins
Karen Winsor
Andrea Woodland
Ryan Wright
Audrey Young
Karim Yafai

Our preceptors are exemplary contributors to pharmacy practice in our communities. Get involved and help us continue to raise the standard of pharmacy education in Newfoundland and Labrador and beyond. For more information, please contact Wanda Spurrell at 709 777 6498 or wspurrel@mun.ca.

Students

(L-R) Robyn O'Rielly, Matthew Hamlyn and Adrienne Penney in their varsity jerseys and pharmacy white coats at the MUN Field House





















Robbie McCarthy

Balance. Achieving it is a challenge that every student faces. The academic demands exacted by a tough program like pharmacy are often enough to monopolize time and talent. But our students do more. They are diverse, active members of the school and university communities. They volunteer and advocate for organizations and causes that matter. They strive to do better. The range of student activities and interests at the School of Pharmacy is only surpassed by a determination to pursue them.

Top of their game

That spirit of determination is well represented by our student athletes. In 2012-13, Robyn O'Rielly, Adrienne Penney and Matthew Hamlyn competed for Memorial in basketball, volleyball and soccer respectively.

All have achieved accolades as students and athletes. In addition to a demanding schedule with the women's varsity volleyball team, Adrienne Penney was the president of the Memorial University Pharmacy Society and a lead organizer for the School of Pharmacy Christmas family fundraiser and the annual Parkinson's and AIDS walks. Along with being a member of the men's soccer team, Matthew Hamlyn was nominated as a student representative for the Task Force on Competitive Sports, a pan university committee that will conduct a formal review of the current competitive inter-university sports program at Memorial University. Robyn O'Rielly concluded her playing career with the women's basketball team in 2012 and was promptly inducted into Memorial's Athletic Honour Society. It is the highest athletic award a student can receive, and one whose criteria also includes good academic standing.

One thing that Matthew, Adrienne and Robyn all agree on is a lesson they've learned in time management. Adrienne sums up how they meet so many competing demands.

"It's all about learning how to do the best you can in all aspects of your life. All three of us also have different volunteer commitments and want to spend time with family and friends too. It comes down to using your time wisely. It definitely keeps you on top of your game."

Global thinker. Local focus.

Robbie McCarthy has also distinguished himself. A perfect 4.0 grade point average in the classroom has been complemented by volunteer work with committees and events at the local and national level. He is a winner of multiple scholarships and awards, with accolades that include the Canadian Pharmacists Association Centennial Award and the James J. O'Mara Award, the latter from the School of Pharmacy for the top performer in the final year pharmacy skills course.

During community and hospital pharmacy placements Robbie was a strong advocate for his patients and the profession. He actively promoted and conducted medication reviews, facilitated the creation of a diabetes clinic and in one community placement, formalized a team approach among physicians and pharmacists. In 2012, his advocacy work led to a letter published in the Canadian Journal of Hospital Pharmacy. Based on work he completed as a research assistant under the supervision of Dr. John Hawboldt, Robbie argued that evidence based decisions should determine medication access for cystic fibrosis patients.

Following graduation in May, 2013, Robbie began practicing as a licensed pharmacist at the Peninsula Pharmachoice in his hometown of St. Bernard's, NL.

"To go back home was always the plan when I initially got accepted to pharmacy, but over the course of the program I've also developed an interest in hospital and clinical work," he said. "I'm not sure where I'll ultimately end up, but right now I'm excited about making a positive contribution in my hometown. There are things that I can do to expand the scope of practice on behalf of the pharmacy and in the community."

Outreach

Dr. Lisa Bishop

Starting a partnership is the first step. Making it work is the test. At the School of Pharmacy, passing that test is fundamental to everything we do. The principles of collaboration and teamwork are ingrained in our history and essential to our success. That extends beyond the walls of our school to the public engagement and community work carried out by our students, alumni and faculty every day.

It takes a community

Dr. Lisa Bishop's work with a St. John's community alliance to address the issue of drug abuse, mental health and addiction among youth is a case in point. While also working as a pharmacist in the clinic, Dr. Bishop is the lead co-investigator on a community-based participatory research (CBPR) project that has evolved with the development of the alliance.

Observations of young adults in the clinic seemed to indicate that diagnoses of a variety of mental health issues were often accompanied by substance use. That prompted a theory that these individuals had been delayed in seeking treatment in their youth and turned to self-medicating. If this proved to be true, it was possible that gains could be made with appropriate medical intervention and social supports at a younger age.

From there Dr. Bishop and Dr. Stephen Darcy of Memorial's Faculty of Medicine, along with a number of other clinicians, proposed some exploratory studies with an end goal of using that information to develop a support program. Those discussions were accompanied by engaging the local community board and an open meeting with community members and stakeholders. The group continues to work through the project with additional information gathering and public education initiatives. Ultimately the alliance hopes that this approach will serve as a template for wellness support and engagement that can be applied to any community or group.

"Working in the clinic, you are reminded on a daily basis of how significant this is," said Dr. Bishop. "To see the people and families who are suffering with mental health or addiction issues and recognizing that with more support or early intervention it might have been prevented – that keeps all of us motivated. We have a tremendous team of clinicians, researchers and community members who are behind this. It does take a community to raise a child and that's our focus."

Giving

Mr. Don Rowe, former secretary-registrar of the Newfoundland and Labrador Pharmacy Board, attends a retirement celebration in his honour at the School of Pharmacy. Photo credit: Dennis Flynn

Our supporters don't donate. They invest. At the School of Pharmacy, the ratio is zero risk with unlimited returns. Dedicated individuals, corporate sponsors and organizations provide critical funding for scholarships that enable student achievement. The direct impact of financial support for those students becomes an exponential contribution toward the health and well being of the communities we all share.

A patron of leadership

Shortly after announcing that he would be stepping down as secretary-registrar of the Newfoundland and Labrador Pharmacy Board, Don Rowe requested that a scholarship be established at the School of Pharmacy in lieu of a retirement gift.

The gesture was another pledge of support that has been steadfast during his entire career.

Whether in the form of a direct financial contribution, such as his ongoing patronage of the Augustus Stafford Scholarship, or in an official capacity as an advocate for the school and a champion of accreditation and professionalism, Don Rowe has made a difference. At his request, this new award will foster leadership opportunities for students. Great leaders enable that same capacity in others, so it is fitting this scholarship will create such a legacy.

Students, faculty and staff gathered on Nov. 27, 2012 at a reception held at the School of Pharmacy to extend best wishes to Don in his retirement and to thank him for his many contributions over the years. Included among a number of gifts was a cheque for $250 from the student body toward the endowment of the scholarship. Thanks to the generosity of Don's friends and colleagues from the pharmacy community and beyond, $17,454.00 has been raised for the scholarship to date.

Report on philanthropy

Thank you

The School of Pharmacy is truly grateful for the continued generosity of our dedicated alumni and friends. This year supporters of the school contributed $55,935 for student financial aid, research, infrastructure, student opportunities and other funds that are used for areas of greatest need.

Your commitment to a bright future at the School of Pharmacy is inspiring. Thank you.

Our Donors

Legacy

(Those who have made a planned gift for the School of Pharmacy)

Dr. Linda R. Hensman
Kathleen McLean
Anonymous (2)

Altum

(Those giving $1,000 or more in a year)

Council of Independent Community Pharmacy Owners
Dr. Linda R. Hensman
Loblaws Inc.
Mary Nurse Memorial Award Association
Merck
Newfoundland and Labrador Pharmacy Board
Dr. Co Pham
Pharmasave Drugs - Atlantic
Dr. Janet Rogerson
Sanofi-Aventis
School of Pharmacy Class of 2012
Shoppers Drug Mart
Takeda Canada Inc.
Virginia Park Pharmacy

Friends

(Those giving $1 to $999 in a year)

Abbott Laboratories Limited
Farbod Afshari
Alberta College of Pharmacists
Alpha Group
AmerisourceBergen Canada
Chelsea Anderson
Association of Registered
Nurses of NL (ARNNL)
Ashling Avery
Sandra Aylward
Sheldon Baines
Catherine Balsom
Stephen Barry
John Bautista
Benson Buffett
Dr. Lisa Bishop
Tara Blackwood
William Bradbury
Gillian Brown
Augustine Bruce
Angela Burgess
Brenda Bursey
Karen Burton
Christopher & Krista Butt
Barbara Cadigan
Lynn & John Cadigan
Diana & Gerald Cadigan
Carolyn Calloway
Canadian Council on Continuing
Education in Canada
Canadian Pharmacists Association
Lorie Carter
Angela Chapman
Brittany Churchill
Patricia Clark
Ashley Colbert
College of Pharmacists of British Columbia
College of Pharmacists of Quebec
College of Physicians and Surgeons of NL
Randy Collins
Margaret & Harold Connors
Amy Conway
Arlene Crane
Melanie Crewe
Daniel Curran
Fraser Day
Guy Desaulniers
Dr. Carla Dillon
John Downton
Rebecca Dunn
Roderick Elliott
Rick Elliott
Deborah Elliott
Trevor Favaro
Jennifer Flower
Rodney Forsey
Dawn Frail
David Galway
Patrick Gear
Terri Genge
Seumas Gibbons
Gen Godreau
Dr. Barbara Grandy
Tammy & Dr. Jonathan Greenland
Sylvain Grenier
Dr. Roland Halil
Harris Ryan
Barbara Harvey
Derrick Hierlihy
David Hillier
Ava Hiltz
Linda Hoang
Keith Hogan
William Hogan
Noelle Hookey
Jennifer Horsfall
Dr. Deborah Kelly
Drs. Jason & Nadine Kielly
Lawtons Drug Stores
Learmonth, Dunne & Boulos
Tiffany Lee
Katrina Legge
Dr. Laurina Leyenaar
Loblaw Companies Ltd
Dr. Christopher Loomis
John Lynch
Thomas Lynch
Candace MacAdam
Jennifer Maclean
Bob McGrath
McKesson Canada
Karen Mercer
Marie Metcalfe
Don Mifflin
Joanne Mitchell
Kenneth Moores
Paula & Wes Moran
Susanna Muggeridge
MUN Pharmacy Society
Rosemary Murphy
Lisa Musick
National Association of Pharmacy
Regulatory Authorities
Warren Nethercott
New Brunswick Pharmaceutical Society
Hao Nguyen
Nova Scotia College of Pharmacists
Charles Nurse
ODAN Laboratories Ltd.
Gabriel Okafor
Ontario College of Pharmacists
Beverly Peddle
Pharmaceutical Partners of Canada Inc.
Pharmacists' Association of
Newfoundland and Labrador
Dr. Leslie Phillips
Melissa Power
Margot Priddle
Prince Edward Island Pharmacy Board
Hilda & Christopher Randell
Jeremy Reid
Michael Renouf
Andrew & Debra Ritchie
Joan Roach
Ruth & Angus Rogerson
Dion & Velma Ross
Saskatchewan College of Pharmacists
Roy Saunders
Michele Sceviour
ScotiaBank Group
Wanda Spurrell
Todd Squires
Bernd Staeben
Mark Taylor
The Manitoba Pharmaceutical Association
The Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada
Theatre Pharmacy
Christina Tulk
Robert Vail & Donna Hynes-Vail
Gerald Wade
Dr. John Weber
Ralph Winsor
Chilo Winter
Jerry Young
Audrey Young

Alumni

Dr. Co Pham addresses the audience at the
School of Pharmacy Scholarships and Awards ceremony in 2012

They extend our positive reach. Alumni from our School of Pharmacy are doing incredible things at home and abroad; inspired work on behalf of their patients and communities. As our students evolve to become graduates and then accomplished professionals, we are fortunate that they keep our School in sight. Our growth and the aspirations of our current students depend on their contribution of time, talent and treasure. Although many alumni are vocal supporters of our school, the value of a Memorial education is demonstrated by their actions in ways that words could never equal. They pay it forward. They extend our reach.

2012 Alumnus of the Year – Dr. Co Pham

The School of Pharmacy Alumni Achievement Award honours our best and brightest, celebrating their contribution to the pharmacy profession. In 2012, the recipient of the award was Dr. Co Pham.

A graduate of the Class of 2000, Dr. Pham has established himself as an outstanding member of the Canadian pharmacy community.

His academic accomplishments include undergraduate degrees in psychology and biology from the University of Ottawa, a bachelor of science (pharmacy) from Memorial University, a doctor of pharmacy from the University of British Columbia and a post-doctoral fellowship from the University of Michigan.

His clinical experience is diverse, having worked in community, industry and hospital settings as an advanced practice clinician. He is currently the Scientific Manager for Health Canada's Marketed Health Products Directorate and recently has been appointed to the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa as the Longitudinal Content Expert and Lecturer for Pharmacology for the undergraduate medical program. Dr. Pham is also as an adjunct professor with the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Montreal.

Dr. Pham has numerous publications to his credit and is the recipient of multiple awards for pharmacy practice, advanced clinical skills, teaching and management expertise. Most recently, he has received two of the highest recognitions that Health Canada extends to its employees. In early 2013 he was recognized with the Associate Deputy Minister's Award for Excellence in Management and shortly thereafter the Deputy Minister's Award for Excellence in Management.

In addition to his many professional and academic accomplishments, Dr. Pham is a dedicated volunteer and philanthropist. He has led the way for philanthropy at the School of Pharmacy as a direct supporter of two separate awards. With his former Memorial classmates, he co-founded the Ottawa Pharmacy Alumni Award and he has also established the Dr. Co Pham Family Award.

Research

Dr. JM Gamble

It benefits everyone. Making a difference in the health of our population drives the research and researchers at the School of Pharmacy. Our students are the immediate beneficiaries of their work. Because research reveals new answers and provokes difficult questions, it informs the teaching of our students and enhances the depth of our curriculum. The research being performed at the School of Pharmacy is diverse, touching on topics that connect to everything from drug design to pharmacy practice, population health and computational chemistry – and a wide range in between.

Rising Star

Dr. John-Michael Gamble has quickly made his mark at the School of Pharmacy. He joined the School in June of 2012 as assistant professor with a cross appointment in the Faculty of Medicine within the Discipline of Family Medicine. In the timeframe considered for this annual report, he has already received three very significant grants in support of his work.

Dr. Gamble was one of two researchers at Memorial to receive funding in the recent Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) competition with an operating grant for $150,524 over two years. He was awarded a $124,540 operating grant in April, 2013 by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada over two years and also secured $100,000 in funding from the Newfoundland and Labrador Research and Development Corporation's Ignite program, an initiative that targets new investigators in the province.

An epidemiologist and pharmacist, Dr. Gamble's work is focused on the investigation of clinical benefits and potential harms of drugs in a real world setting, specifically the safety and effectiveness of the drugs approved in Canada to treat type 2 diabetes. Although Dr. Gamble will investigate the older, understudied drugs such as insulin, much of his work will focus on the newest drugs approved to treat type 2 diabetes. These incretin-based medications work by either enhancing or directly mimicking the effects of the body's natural intestinal hormones (incretins) that help regulate blood glucose levels. Dr. Gamble and his colleagues will use a database of detailed healthcare records for individuals with type 2 diabetes to assess the benefits and risks of incretin-based therapies compared to other commonly used drugs. The enormous economic and public health burden created by type 2 diabetes, particularly in Newfoundland and Labrador, makes this work particularly relevant. Currently, over nine per cent of the population is estimated to be living with diabetes and by 2020, the number of people with diabetes or pre-diabetes is projected to be as high as 32 per cent.

"Although the incretin-based drugs help people with diabetes control their blood sugars, we still have very limited knowledge about their impact on important patient outcomes such as heart attack, stroke and death. We also have an incomplete picture of the safety profile of these drugs," said Dr. Gamble. "We will help fill this knowledge gap by measuring both the potential beneficial effects and harms of these drugs. Our work will ultimately help inform the decisions of patients, clinicians, and policymakers in the treatment of type 2 diabetes."

His successful proposal to the Heart and Stroke Foundation is specifically based on an inquiry around the comparative cardiovascular effects of incretin-based therapies compared to other commonly used drugs.

Dr. Gamble's work is also supported by a CIHR New Investigator Award and a Clinician Scientist Award from the Canadian Diabetes Association.

Faculty

Dr. Linda R. Hensman
Dean and Associate Professor
B.Sc. (Pharm.) British Columbia, Pharm.D. SUNY at Buffalo, MBA Memorial

Dr. Laleh Alisaraie
Assistant Professor
(Cross appointment to Faculty of Science)
B.Sc. Sharif University of Technology, M.Sc. CCERI, Dr. rer. nat. Paderborn

Dr. Lisa Bishop
Assistant Professor
(Cross appointment to the Faculty of Medicine)
B.Sc.(Pharm) Memorial, Pharm.D. Colorado

Ms. Amy Conway
Lecturer
B.Sc.(Pharm.) Memorial

Dr. Mohsen Daneshtalab
Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Research and Professor
(Cross appointment to Faculty of Medicine)
Pharm.D. Tehran, PhD Tohoku

Dr. Noriko Daneshtalab
Assistant Professor
(Cross appointment to Faculty of Medicine)
B.Sc.(Pharmacology) Alberta, PhD Alberta

Dr. Erin Davis
Assistant Professor
(Cross appointment to Faculty of Medicine)
B.Sc.(Pharm.) Memorial, Pharm.D. British Columbia

Dr. Carla Dillon
Assistant Professor
(Cross appointment to Faculty of Medicine)
B.Sc.(Pharm.) Memorial, Pharm.D. Toronto

Dr. Scott Edwards
Clinical Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine and School of Pharmacy
B.Sc.(Neuro), B.Sc.(Pharm.) Memorial, Pharm.D. Washington

Dr. JM Gamble
Assistant Professor
(Cross appointment to Faculty of Medicine)
B.Sc. Lakehead, B.Sc. (Pharm.), M.Sc., PhD Alberta

Ms. Terri Genge
Lecturer
B.Sc.(Pharm.) Memorial

Dr. John Hawboldt
Associate Professor
(Cross appointment to Faculty of Medicine, joint appointment with Eastern Health)
BSP Saskatchewan, Pharm.D. Washington

Dr. Deborah Kelly
Associate Professor
(Cross appointment to Faculty of Medicine, joint appointment with Eastern Health)
B.Sc.(Pharm.) Memorial, Pharm.D. Toronto

Dr. Jason Kielly
Assistant Professor
(Cross appointment with Eastern Health)
B.Sc.(Pharm.) Memorial, Pharm.D. Toronto

Dr. Joyce Kille-Marino
Visiting Assistant Professor
B.Sc. Penn State, PhD West Virginia, VMD Pennsylvania

Dr. Rebecca M.T. Law
Associate Professor
(Cross appointment to Faculty of Medicine)
B.Sc.(Pharm.) Toronto, Pharm.D. SUNY at Buffalo

Ms. Tiffany Lee
Lecturer
B.Sc.(Pharm.) Memorial

Dr. Hu Liu
Professor
B.Sc.(Pharm.), M.Sc. Beijing Medical, PhD Alberta

Dr. Christopher W. Loomis
Vice President Research and Professor
B.Sc.(Hons.), M.Sc., PhD Queen's

Mr. Ary Pevida
Lecturer
BN, M.Sc. (Medicine) Memorial

Dr. Leslie Phillips
Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies and Associate Professor
(Cross appointment to Faculty of Medicine, joint appointment with Eastern Health)
B.Sc.(Pharm.) Memorial, Pharm.D. British Columbia

Dr. Barbara Thomas
Clinical Assistant Professor
PhC, Pharm.D. Colorado

Dr. Laurie Twells
Assistant Professor
(Joint appointment with Faculty of Medicine)
BA Memorial, M.Sc. London, PhD Memorial

Dr. Lili Wang
Associate Professor
B.Sc., M.Sc. Beijing Medical, PhD Alberta

Dr. John Weber
Associate Professor
(Cross appointment to Faculty of Medicine)
B.Sc. Eastern Michigan, M.Sc. Montana, PhD Medical College of Virginia

Dr. Roy West
Professor Emeritus
M.Sc., PhD McGill

Dr. Stephanie W. Young
Assistant Professor
(Cross appointment with Eastern Health)
B.Sc.(Pharm.) Memorial, Pharm.D. Idaho State

Staff

Professional, teaching and administrative support staff

Ms. Karina Arnold
Pharmacy Skills Laboratory Instructor
B.Sc.(Pharm.) Memorial

Ms. Heather Bugler
Intermediate Secretary

Ms. Denise Burke
Intermediate Clerk Stenographer

Ms. Kristine Day
Grants Facilitator
B.Sc.(Hons.) Memorial, M.Sc. Alberta

Ms. Csöp Glew
Manager of Academic Programs
B.Sc.(Urban Studies) Windsor, MA (Urban and Rural Planning) Wayne State

Ms. Colleen Mackenzie
Clerk Stenographer

Mr. Darcy McMeekin
Development Officer
BA, B.Ed. Nipissing, M.Ed. Memorial

Mr. Glenn Myrick
Information Technology Consultant
BA, Dip. Information Technology, Memorial

Ms. Ann Marie O'Keefe-Penney
Senior Administrative Officer
BA, B.Ed., MBA Memorial

Dr. Justin Peddle
Drug Information Pharmacist
B.Sc.(Pharm.) Memorial, Pharm.D. Colorado

Mr. David Penney
Communications Coordinator
BA, B.Ed. Memorial, MA Ryerson/York

Ms. Paula Ryan
Laboratory Instructor
B.Sc., M.Sc. Memorial

Ms. Wanda Spurrell
Structured Practice Experience Program Coordinator
B.Sc.(Pharm.) Memorial

Ms. Sharon Tucker
Administrative Staff Specialist II

Statistics

Education

Enrolment Statistics

Bachelor of
Science
(Pharmacy)
Master of
Science
(Pharmacy)
PhD Total
2012-2013 157 1 1 159
2011-2012 158 4 4 166
2010-2011 160 1 5 167
2009-2010 161 1 5 167
2008-2009 160 1 5 166
2007-2008 137 4 5 146

Admissions

Year of
Application
Total Number
of Applicants
(NL/Non-NL)
Percentage of
applicants
admitted
2012 253 (116/137) 15.8%
2011 285 (109/176) 14%
2010 281 (112/169) 14.2%
2009 256 (97/159) 15.6%
2008 284 (99/185) 14.1%
2007 335 (126/209) 11.9%

Application Statistics

Year of
Admission
(expected
year of
graduation)
Number
Admitted
(NL/Non-NL)
Number of
Males/
Females
admitted
Average
Academic
Score
Average
Admission
Score
Percentage
holding an
under-
graduate
degree or
higher
2012 (2016) 40 (34/6) 10/30 81.4 77.5 20%
2011 (2015) 40 (32/8) 14/26 83.3 78.9 35%
2010 (2014) 40 (32/8) 15/25 81.0 77.1 25%
2009 (2013) 30 (33/7) 13/27 82.7 77.3 15%
2008 (2012) 40 (31/9) 17/23 82.3 78.3 15%
2007 (2011) 40 (30/10) 11/29 80.9 77.6 25%

Drug Information Centre

Usage Statistics, April 1, 2012–March 31,2013 (241 operational days)

Requestor Number of Requests Percentage
2011-2012 2012-2013 2011-2012 2012-2013
Pharmacist 242 182 76.1% 80.9%
Physician 39 30 12.3% 13.3%
Other* 37 13 11.6% 5.8%
Total 318 225 100% 100%
Average
Requests
per Day
1.30 0.93

*Other=students (pharmacy, nursing, medicine), nurses, and other health care practitioners

Breakdown of the 182 requests from pharmacists

Site Number of Requests Percentage
2011-2012 2012-2013 2011-2012 2012-2013
Community 149 107 61.6% 58.8%
Institution 38 19 15.7% 10.4%
Government 25 24 10.3% 13.2%
Faculty 30 32 12.4% 17.6%

Philanthropy

Areas of giving and total funds

Areas of Giving Total Funds
Scholarship $50,877.46
Area of Greatest Need $2,187.12
SOP Enrichment Fund $1,425.00
Research $936.00
Infrastructure $500.00
Total $55,935.58

Dr. Lili Wang

Scholarly publications, presentations and posters

Yinhe Tan, Zhiwen Yang, Xin Pan, Meiwan Chen, Min Feng, Lili Wang, Hu Liu, Ziyun Shan, Chuanbin Wu. "Stability and aerosolization of pressurized metered dose inhalers containing thymopentin nanoparticles produced using a bottom-up process." International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 427:385-392, 2012

Wang F, Cui C, Ren Z, Wang L, Liu H, Cui G. "Preparation and biological evaluation of tumor-specific Ara-C liposomal preparations containing RGDV motif." J. Pharm. Sci 2012 Dec; 101(12):4559-68

Dr. Jason Kielly

Professional awards and activities

Dr. Jason Kielly is the president of the NL branch of the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists. He also served as the provincial representative on the Expert Advisory Committee of the Atlantic Common Drug Review. He continued to serve as a member of the Newfoundland and Labrador Pharmacy Board's Registration and Licensing Committee and was a member of the Arthritis Society, NL Division's Advocacy Committee.

Scholarly publications, presentations and posters

Kielly J. Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists (CSHP) Research Workshop 2012. CSHP NL-Branch Annual Continuing Education Day. November 24, 2012. (Oral Presentation)

Dr. Hu Liu

Professional awards and activities

Dr. Liu contributes in both an editing and review function to journals that include Marine Drugs and the European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry.

Scholarly publications, presentation and posters

"Targeted Delivery of Anticancer agents via RGD Motif", the 2nd International Symposium for Industrial Pharmacy and Clinical Pharmacy, Foshan, China, December 8-9, 2012. (Invited Speaker)
Session on Pharmacy Education, Continued Education and Educational Assessment, the 2012 Forbidden City International Pharmacist Forum, Beijing, China, May 11-13, 2012. (Chair)

Yinhe Tan, Zhiwen Yang, Xin Pan, Meiwan Chen, Min Feng, Lili Wang, Hu Liu, Ziyun Shan, Chuanbin Wu. "Stability and aerosolization of pressurized metered dose inhalers containing thymopentin nanoparticles produced using a bottom-up process." International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 427:385-392, 2012

Wang F, Cui C, Ren Z, Wang L, Liu H, Cui G. "Preparation and biological evaluation of tumor-specific Ara-C liposomal preparations containing RGDV motif." J. Pharm. Sci 2012 Dec; 101(12):4559-68

Dr. John Weber

Professional awards and activities

Dr. John Weber serves as a member of the Health Canada Scientific Advisory Committee on non-prescription drugs and was appointed as a member of the editorial boards of Antioxidants and the Journal of Pharmacological & Biomedical Analysis. He was invited to serve as an editor for a special topics issue in Frontiers in Neuropharmacology.

Scholarly publications, presentations and posters

Forbes A, Cooze J, Malone C, French V and Weber JT (2013)" Effects of intermittent binge alcohol exposure on long-term motor function in young rats." Alcohol 47: 95-102.

"Effects of binge ethanol exposure in young rats on long-term motor function" Division of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, MUN, February, 2013.

"Targeting Traumatic Brain Injury: A Strategic Sabbatical Approach" School of Pharmacy graduate seminar, MUN, December, 2012.

"Neuroprotective effects of extracts from local species of berries" Division of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, MUN, November, 2012.

"Chemical analysis and biological activity of berry extracts" Department of Pathology, University of Alabama-Birmingham, October, 2012. (Invited Presentation)

"Cerebellar Purkinje neurons: 12 years of studying the prettiest cells in the nervous system" Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, in June, 2012. (Invited Presentation)

Chibrikova, L, Kelly E, Shea E, Hossain MZ and Weber JT. (2012) "Berry extracts protect cortical cells from mechanically induced trauma." Soc. Neurosci. Abst. Program No. 865.06. Presented at the Society for Neuroscience Conference in New Orleans, October, 2012.

Lamont M and Weber JT. (2012) Altered calcium dynamics in the cerebellar granule cell layer of ataxic mutant mice. Soc. Neurosci. Abst. Program No. 652.02. Presented at the Society for Neuroscience Conference in New Orleans,October, 2012.

Hewitt S, Orr C, Chibrikova L, Fisher S and Weber JT. Analyzing the potential neuroprotective effects of antioxidants. Presented at the Canadian Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences symposium in Toronto, June, 2012.

Research and training grants

John Weber (principal investigator)
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council
Evaluating enzymes with novel functions in the cerebellum
Total grant: $133,750
(2012-13 allocation: $26,750)

 

John Weber (principal investigator)
Canada Foundation for Innovation
Infrastructure Operating Fund
Total grant: $51,794
(2012-13 allocation: $26,250)

Dr. Deborah Kelly

Professional awards and activities

Dr. Deborah Kelly was re-elected as Zone 1 representative and served as appointed chair of the Newfoundland and Labrador Pharmacy Board. She continued as a national advocacy representative for the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists until September 2012, and was named Fellow to the Society. She remains a board member with the AIDS Committee of Newfoundland and Labrador, and is a member of the Nurse Practitioner Framework Working Group with the Association of Registered Nurses of NL.

Scholarly publications, presentations and posters

Kelly DV, Burt K, Missaghi B, Barrett L, Keynan Y, Fowke K, Grant MD. "Responses to pandemic AS03-adjuvanted A/California/07/09 H1N1 influenza vaccine in human immunodeficiency virus-infected individuals." BMC Immunology 2012;13:49. doi:10.1186/1471-2172-13-49. Available at: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2172/13/49.

Kelly DV, Lundrigan P, Burt K. "Going Viral: Keeping HIV/AIDS on the Radar." 21st Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research, Montreal, QC, April 19-22, 2012.

Kennedy J, Lundrigan P, Crouse J, Kelly D. "SWAP in Rural Areas: Contributing to lower HIV rates by providing safe injection equipment and supplies. 21st Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research, Montreal, QC, April 19-22, 2012.

"The Case of Drew B." Department of Medicine, Memorial University, Clerkship Academic Half Day, July 2012 (repeated October 2012, January and April 2013)

Research and training grants

Liddy CE, Ashari S, Becker M, Kaposy C, Rourke S, Caetano P, McGee F, Allison J, Antonio T, Bayoumi A, Burchell A, Christie T, Collins K, Farrell G, Glazier R, Guenter D, Hogg W, Johnston S, Keely E, Kelly DV (co-applicant), Kendall C, Kerr J, Kovacs C, Loutfy M, Manuel D, Marshall Z, Mugford G, Muggah E, Pinto A, Pottie K, Rachlis A, Remis R, Taljaard M, Tyndall M, Wilson M, Yu B, Arbess G, Bacon J, Burt K, Carnochan T, Ireland L, Kitson C, Lundrigan P, McLaren M, Moore L, Rosenes R, Schulz C, Sorenson T.
Canadian Institute for Health Research, Team Grant: Transformative Community-based Primary Healthcare Initiative
Advancing Primary Healthcare for persons living with HIV in Canada
Total grant: $499, 699 per year for five years ($2, 498, 495)

Dr. Lisa Bishop

Professional awards and activities

Dr. Lisa Bishop is an executive member of the Steering Committee for the Newfoundland and Labrador Peer-to-Peer Project at the Centre for Health Information. She is a member of the Informatics project working group, an initiative of the Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada (AFPC) and Canada Health Infoway. She served on the Residency Training Committee with the Discipline of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University. She continued in her role as senior advisor with the NL branch of the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists (CSHP) and sat on the Awards Committee for the AFPC. She was a member of the Salary Based Research Grant Committee through the Office of Research Services at Memorial and was also a member of the Dean of Pharmacy Search Committee. She has been an expert reviewer for journals that include Pharmacy Practice and Canadian Family Physician. In May of 2012, Dr. Bishop was awarded the Excellence in Pharmaceutical Teaching Award from the School of Pharmacy.

Scholarly publications, presentations and posters

Bishop LD, Duggan N, Flynn H. "Teaching family medicine residents how to answer clinical questions using QUIPs." Canadian Medical Education Journal. 2013; Vol. 4, No. 2: e4-e9

Kelly DV, Bishop LD, Young SW, Hawboldt J, Phillips L, Keough M. "Pharmacist and Physician Views on Collaborative Practice: Findings from the Community Pharmaceutical Care Project." Can Pharm J (Ott). 2013 July; 146(4): 218–226.

Young SW, Bishop LD, Conway A. "Interventions performed by community pharmacists in one province in Canada: A prospective cross-sectional study." Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management 2012; 8:415–21.

"A description of youth and young adults and their use of opioid and stimulant drugs in a community in NL: A cross-sectional study." Graduate Studies and Research Seminar, School of Pharmacy, MUN. November 28, 2012

"Impacts of the electronic health record on pharmacy scope of practice and data sharing within the NL pharmacy network." A panel discussion presented with members of the peer leader network. Pharmacists Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (PANL) Conference. St. John's, NL. September 16, 2012.

"Recent advisories relevant to family physicians." Wednesday at Noon Ask the Consultant program. Professional Development & Conferencing Services, Faculty of Medicine, MUN. April 25, 2012

Bishop LD, Tiffany Lee, Samantha Swain, Stephen Darcy, Norah Duggan, Susan Avery, Cheri Bethune. "A description of youth and young adults and their use of opioid and stimulant drugs in a community in NL." Presented at the Primary Healthcare Partnership Forum, St. John's, NL, November 2012.

"Determining the Perceptions of Mental Health and Substance Abuse among youth and young adults in a small urban community", L. Bishop (Co-Principal Investigator), S. Darcy (Co-Principal Investigator), N. Duggan, S. Avery, C. Bethune, R. Sinnott. Faculty of Medicine & School of Pharmacy, MUN, Eastern Health. June 2012-present.

"A community based survey to determine the mental health and addiction needs of youth and young adults in a small urban community". L. Bishop (Co-Principal Investigator), S. Darcy (Co-Principal Investigator), N. Duggan, S. Avery, C. Bethune, R. Sinnott. Faculty of Medicine & School of Pharmacy, MUN, Eastern Health. 2012-present.

"A description of youth and young adults and their use of opioid and stimulant drugs in a community in NL: A cross-sectional study". L. Bishop (Co-Principal Investigator), T. Lee (Co-Principal Investigator), S. Darcy, N. Duggan, S. Avery. School of Pharmacy & Faculty of Medicine, MUN. April 2012 – present.

Research and training grants

L. Bishop (Co-Principal Investigator), S. Darcy (Co-Principal Investigator), N. Duggan, C. Bethune. Summer Undergraduate Research Award (SURA), Non-Medical Student. Faculty of Medicine, MUN
Exploring the expansion of community mental health and addictions services to support youth and young adults
Total grant: $4,410

L. Bishop (Co-Principal Investigator), S. Darcy (Co-Principal Investigator), N. Duggan, S. Avery, C. Bethune, R. Sinnott, M. Godwin.
Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Applied Health Research (NLCAHR) Development Grant, Faculty of Medicine, MUN
Exploring the expansion of community mental health and addictions services to support youth and young adults.
Total grant: $9,997.33

S. Darcy (Principal Investigator), L. Bishop, N. Duggan, S. Avery
Janus Level I Training Grant, College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)
Exploring the expansion of community mental health and addictions services to support youth and young adults.
Total grant: $1,500

L. Bishop (Co-Principal Investigator), T. Lee (Co-Principal Investigator), S. Darcy, N. Duggan, S. Avery, C. Bethune.
CIHR Health Professional Student Research Award
A description of youth and young adults and their use of opioid and stimulant drugs in a community in NL: A cross-sectional study
Total grant: $4,251

L. Bishop (Co-Principal Investigator), T. Lee (Co-Principal Investigator), S. Darcy, N. Duggan, S. Avery, C. Bethune.
School of Pharmacy, MUN A description of youth and young adults and their use of opioid and stimulant drugs in a community in NL: A cross-sectional study Total grant: $2,164.40

L. Bishop (Co-Primary Investigator), S. Darcy (Co-Primary Investigator), N. Duggan, S. Avery, C. Bethune.
Summer Undergraduate Research Award (SURA), Non-Medical Student. Faculty of Medicine, MUN
A community based survey to determine the mental health and addiction needs of youth and young adults in a small urban community
Total grant: $4,410

Dr. Barbara Thomas

Professional awards and activities

Dr. Barbara Thomas is the president-elect of the Canadian Council for Continuing Education in Pharmacy and the chair of the Registration and Licensing Committee of the Newfoundland and Labrador Pharmacy Board. She was the chair of both the Awards Committee of the Newfoundland and Labrador Branch of the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists and the Awards Committee of the Association of Allied Health Professionals. Dr. Thomas also became a member of the Methadone Advisory Committee of the Newfoundland and Labrador Pharmacy Board. In 2013, she became an assistant clinical professor with Memorial's Faculty of Medicine, Discipline of Psychiatry and a professional associate with the Department of Psychology. In 2012, Dr. Thomas received the Takeda Magnum Opus Award for Newfoundland and Labrador, an honour that recognizes pharmacists from across the country for achievement through advanced professional learning.

Dr. Laleh Alisaraie

Professional awards and activities

Dr. Laleh Alisaraie joined the School of Pharmacy in November 2012. She has served as a reviewer on the AFPC Award Committee for the GlaxoSmithKline Graduate Student Research Award. She was a peer reviewer for the Journal of Chemical Biology and Drug Design.

Scholarly publications, presentations and posters

Alisaraie L., Fu Y, Tuszynski JA. "Dynamic Change of Heme Environment in Soluble Guanylate Cyclase and Complexation of NO-Independent Drug Agents with H-NOX Domains" J. Chem. Bio. Drug. Des., March 2013, 81, 3, 359-81

Alisaraie L. "Computational Simulations of Protein Dynamics Assist in Elucidation of Biochemical Phenomena and Drug Discovery", New Principal Investigators 11th Conference, CIHR Institutes of Cancer and Genetics, Quebec, Monte-Gabriel

Alisaraie L. "Application of in silico modeling technology in cancer drug discovery" Canadian Pharmacy Education and Research Conference (CPERC), June 2013

Research and training grants

Alisaraie L. (Principal Investigator)
Research and Development Corporation (RDC)
Design of Functionalized Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes for Drug Delivery
Total Grant: $100,000

Alisaraie L.
Memorial University
Spring/Fall MUCEP Grant
Total Grant: $1,053

Dr. Laurie Twells

Professional awards and activities

Dr. Laurie Twells continued as chair of the Breastfeeding Research Group under the BabyFriendly Council of Newfoundland and Labrador. She has served as a reviewer for the Journal of Quality in Primary Care and the Canadian Journal of Diabetes.

Scholarly publications, presentations and posters

Temple-Newhook JR, Gregory DM, Twells LK.  "The road to obesity: Weight loss surgery candidates talk about their histories of weight gain." Journal of Social, Behavioral and Health Sciences 2013;7(1):35-51.

Twells LK, Gregory D, Lester K. "The Development of a Translational Research Program in Bariatric Care in Newfoundland and Labrador." The Canadian Obesity Network 3rd Obesity Summit, Vancouver, BC. May 2013. [Invited Workshop] Canadian Journal of Diabetes 2013;37(2):S219

Twells LK, Lester K, Gregory DM, Midodzi WK, Dillon CM, Kovacs CS, Hatfield E, MacDonald D, The Multidisciplinary Bariatric Surgery Team.  "The Newfoundland and Labrador Bariatric Surgery Cohort Study: One Year Results." Canadian Journal of Diabetes 2013;37(2):S238.

Lester K, Twells LK, Gregory DM, Kovacs CS, Gamble JM.  "Improvement of Glycemic Control in Prediabetic and Type 2 Diabetic Patients Undergoing Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy (LSG)."  Canadian Journal of Diabetes 2013;37(2):S238.

Peddle J, Lester K, Dillon C, Gregory DM, Twells LK. "Medication Use After Laparoscpoic Sleeve Gastrectomy: One Year Results from the Newfoundland and Labrador Bariatric Surgery Cohort Study."  Canadian Journal of Diabetes 2013;37(2):S253.

Price C, Seviour R, Twells LK.  "The Role of the Primary Care Physician in Obesity Prevention."  Canadian Journal of Diabetes 2013;37(2):S269.

Turner L, Gregory A, Twells LK, Gregory D, Stavropoulos JD. "A clinical report of a 9 year old Caucasian boy with a deletion of chromosome region 18q21.31 presenting with obesity." Canadian Journal of Diabetes 2013;37(2):S284.

Twells L, Lester K. The NL Bariatric Surgery Cohort Study: one year results of weight loss and quality of life. Stattoil Speaker Series. Fluvarium, St. John's, NL. April 23, 2013. [Oral Presentation]

Whelan M, Edwards S, Saltman D, Lester K, Twells LK, Abbott R. A retrospective cohort study to measure the safety and efficacy of concurrent neoadjuvant capecitabine-radiation therapy in the treatment of rectal cancer: the Newfoundland experience. School of Pharmacy Research Competition. February 2013. [Poster]

Twells LK, Lester K. The NL Bariatric Cohort study, update of results and improvement or resolution of type 2 diabetes after bariatric surgery. Surgery Grand Rounds, St. John's, NL. February 2013. [Oral Presentation]

Twells LK. Developing a bariatric care research program in Newfoundland and Labrador. Graduate Seminar Series, School of Pharmacy, Memorial University, St. John's, NL. November 2012. [Oral Presentation]

Twells LK. The NL Bariatric Surgery Cohort Study. Heart and Stroke Foundation Research Showcase, St. John's, NL. November 2012. [Oral Presentation]

Twells LK. Research in bariatric care in Newfoundland and Labrador. Surgery Grand Rounds, St. John's, NL. November 2012. [Oral Presentation]

LK Twells, DM Gregory, WK Midodzi, K Lester, E Hatfield, CS Kovacs, CM Dillon, DM MacDonald, K Manning, RM Murphy, R Crawley, D Pace, D Boone, MH Tracey, E Warren. Early Results from the Newfoundland and Labrador Bariatric Surgery Cohort Study. The Primary Healthcare Partnership Forum, St. John's, NL. October 2012. [Oral Presentation]

LK. Twells, DM Gregory, CM Dillon, CS Kovacs, WK Midodzi, E Hatfield, D Pace, D Boone, RM Murphy, R Crawley, D Pace, D Boone, MH Tracey, E Warren, DM MacDonald, RS Padwal, AM Sharma, B Fleming. Developing Translational Research in Bariatric Care in Newfoundland and Labrador. The Primary Healthcare Partnership Forum, St. John's, NL. October 2012. [Oral Presentation]

Twells L, Newhook L. Understanding Infant Feeding Decisions and Effecting Positive Change. People's Health Matters. Community Health & Humanities, MUN. October 19th, 2012. [Oral Presentation]

Twells LK, Gregory DM, Dillon CM, Kovacs CS, Midodzi WK, Hatfield E, Pace D, Boone D, Smith C, Manning K, Murphy RM, Slade K, Crawley R, Price H, Lester K, Peddle J, Pevida A, Tracey MH, Warren E, Snow B, MacDonald DM, Fleming B, Padwal R, Sharma A

(September 2012). Early results from the Newfoundland and Labrador Bariatric Surgery Cohort Study. 29th Obesity Society Annual Scientific Meeting, San Antonio, Texas. [Abstract # 500-1-P] [Poster]

Twells LK, Gregory DM, Dillon CM, Kovacs CS, Midodzi WK, Hatfield E, Pace D, Boone D, Smith C, Manning K, Murphy R, Slade K, Crawley R, Temple Newhook J, Price H, Lester K, Peddle J, Pevida A, Tracey M, Warren E, Snow B, MacDonald DM, Fleming B, Padwal R, Sharma A. Translational Research in Bariatric Care in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. 29th Obesity Society Annual Scientific Meeting, San Antonio, Texas. September 2012. [Abstract # 777-P] [Poster]

Price HI, Gregory DM, Twells LK. Weight loss goals and expectations of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy candidates in Newfoundland & Labrador. 29th Obesity Society Annual Scientific Meeting, San Antonio, Texas. September 2012. [Abstract # 501-P] [Poster]

Price HI, Gregory DM, Twells LK. Body silhouette and weight loss expectations and their relationship with BMI and comorbid health risk in laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy candidates in Newfoundland & Labrador. 29th Obesity Society Annual Scientific Meeting, San Antonio, Texas. September 2012. [Abstract # 499-P] [Poster]

Gregory DM, Temple Newhook J, Twells LK. Patients' Perceptions of Waiting for Bariatric Surgery. 29th Obesity Society Annual Scientific Meeting, San Antonio, Texas. September 2012. [Abstract # 771-P] [Poster]

Gregory DM, Temple Newhook J, Twells LK. Choosing bariatric surgery: Patient narratives about the decision-making process. 29th Obesity Society Annual Scientific Meeting, San Antonio, Texas. September 2012. [Abstract # 672-P] [Poster]

Temple-Newhook JR, Price H, Gregory DM, Twells L. Expectations of weight loss, health outcomes, and life transformation after bariatric surgery. 29th Obesity Society Annual Scientific Meeting, San Antonio, Texas. September 2012. [Abstract # 673-P] [Poster]

Temple-Newhook JR, Price H, Gregory DM, Twells L. Exploring bariatric surgery as a gendered phenomenon. 29th Obesity Society Annual Scientific Meeting, San Antonio, Texas. September 2012. [Abstract # 675-P] [Poster]

Temple Newhook JR, Gregory DM, Price HI, Twells L. "Losing and Gaining": Bariatric surgery candidates talk about the road to "Extreme obesity". 29th Obesity Society Annual Scientific Meeting, San Antonio, Texas. September 2012. [Abstract # 674-P] [Poster]

Newhook L, Ludlow V, Twells L. Workshop: Understanding Infant Feeding Decisions and Effecting Positive Change: One Step at a Time. ILCA conference. Orlando, Florida. July 2012.

Research and training grants

L Newhook (Principal Investigator), L Twells (Co-Principal Investigator), J Murphy-Goodridge, L Burrage, B Halfyard, N Gill
Janeway Foundation
A Prospective Cohort Study on the maternal and infant nutritional risk factors for initiation, early weaning and sub-optimal duration of breastfeeding in NL
Total Grant: $15,000

S Cheema (Principal Investigator), L Newhook, L Twells, P Kwa
Janeway Foundation
Cytokines in breast milk of women in NL
Total Grant: $15,000

JM Gamble (Principal Investigator), S Majumdar (Co-Principal Investigator), LK Twells, W Midodzi
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Comparative Safety and Effectiveness of Incretins
Total Grant: $150,524

JM Gamble (Principal Investigator), S Majumdar (Co-Principal Investigator), LK Twells, W Midodzi
Heart & Stroke Foundation
Comparative Cardiovascular Effectiveness of the Incretins
Total Grant: $124,540

LK Twells (Principal Investigator), D Gregory (Co-Principal Investigator)
Health Care Foundation
The NL Bariatric Surgery Cohort Study: Quality of Life
Total Grant: $7,500

LK Twells (Principal Investigator), L Newhook, L Burrage, J Murphy-Goodridge, P Murphy, N Edwards, B Halfyard
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Café Scientifique "New Directions in Breastfeeding Research in NL"
Total Grant: $3,000

LK Twells (Principal Investigator), D Gregory, E Warren, D Pace
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Bariatric Care Research Planning Meeting
Total Grant: $19,460

LK Twells and L Newhook
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
CIHR Postdoctoral Fellowship-Predictors for duration of Breastfeeding in NL
Total Grant: $45,000

LK Twells and L Newhook
Department of Health & Community Services: Baby Friendly Council of NL
Breastfeeding Research Group 2012/2013
Total Grant: $30,000

Dr. Leslie Phillips

Scholarly publications, presentations and posters

Patten S, Remillard A, Phillips L, Modgill G, Szeto A, Kassam A, and D. Gardner.  "Effectiveness of contact-based education for reducing mental illness-related stigma in pharmacy students."  BMC Medical Education 2012;12:120

Residents' Retreat Day in Psychiatry Oct 26, 2011, Antipsychotics: Psychopharmacology & Clinical Pearls Parts I & II (Invited Presentation).

Dr. John Hawboldt

Professional awards and activities

Dr. Hawboldt is currently a member of the Canadian Drug Expert Committee (CDEC). CDEC is an advisory body to CADTH composed of individuals with expertise in drug therapy, drug evaluation and drug utilization, and public members to bring a lay perspective.

Scholarly publications, presentations and posters

McCarthy R, Hawboldt J, Davis E. "Real-world challenges to the practice of evidence-based medicine." Canadian Journal of Hospital Pharmacy. 2012 Nov-Dec; 65(6): 465–466.

Hawboldt J, McCarthy R, Davis E. "Quality of Life and Related Factors in Patients with Cystic Fibrosis in Newfoundland and Labrador." 36th European Cystic Fibrosis Conference.

Hawboldt J, Kielly J, Stevens J, Farrell J, Lockyer J. "Establishment of An Adult CF Centre and The Resulting Change In Care." 27th Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference.

Dr. Scott Edwards

Professional awards and activities

Dr. Scott Edwards is a member of the CSHP National Research Committee and a member of the National Hospital Clinical Pharmacy Key Performance Indicators Consensus Group 2013. He was awarded the Eastern Health CEO Award of Excellence as Mentor of the Year in 2012 and also received the Memorial University School of Pharmacy Excellence in Teaching Award. In 2012 he completed a post graduate certificate in Oncology Studies from Newcastle University in Newcastle, England.

Scholarly publications, presentations and posters

KL Noonan, J McCarthy, E Powell, K Laing, S Edwards, F McCrate. A population based analysis of patients with early stage HER-2 positive breast cancer in Newfoundland and Labrador. Oncology Exchange, 2012.

Dr. Mohsen Daneshtalab

Professional awards and activities

Dr. Mohsen Daneshtalab has been the Associate Dean (Graduate Studies and Research) at the School of Pharmacy since January 2008. He was appointed session chair of the 23rd International Congress of Heterocyclic Chemistry in Glasgow, Scotland. He has continued as a member of the editorial board for the following international peer-reviewed journals: Organic Chemistry Insight (Libertas Academia); Arkivoc; Iranian Journal of Pharmacology and Therapeutics (IJPT); and DARU (Journal of the Faculty of Pharmacy, TUMS, I.R. Iran). This past year he continued to peer-review articles for major international journals of Chemistry and Medicinal Chemistry including J Med Chem, Bioorg MedChem, J Org Chem, Current Med Chem, J Org Chem. Dr. Daneshtalab is a member of the VP Research Council of Memorial University.

Scholarly publications, presentations and posters

Ahmed A., Daneshtalab M. (2012). Polycyclic Quinolones (PART1 ).Thieno[2,3-b]benzo-[h]quinoline Derivatives: Design, Synthesis, Preliminary In Vitro and In Silico Studies. Heterocycles, 85 (1), 103-122

Dawe L.N., Ahmed A., Daneshtalab M. (2012). Polycyclic Quinolones (PART 2) — Synthesis of Novel 4-Oxo-1,4-Dihydroobenzo [h] [1,3] Thiazeto [3,2-a] Quinoline Carboxylic Acids Via Oxidative Cyclization of the Corresponding 2-Mercaptoquinoline Precursors. Heterocycles, 85 (1), 123-133

Ahmed A., Daneshtalab M. (2012). "Nonclassical Biological Activities of Quinolone Derivatives, A Review Article." J. Pharm. Sci., 15 (1), 52-72

Z. Mahmoud and M. Daneshtalab (2012). "Imidazoquinolines as Diverse and Interesting Building Blocks: Review of Synthetic Methodologies." Heterocycles, 85 (11), 2651-2683

Research and training grants
M. Daneshtalab
Danmar Biosciences
Total Grant: $18,000

M. Daneshtalab
School of Pharmacy, Dean's supplementary research fund
Total Grant: $5,000

Dr. Noriko Daneshtalab

Scholarly publications, presentations and posters

Daneshtalab, N. "New Research–New Ideas Panel", Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Technology Industries Annual Bio-Partnering Forum. (Oral Presentation)

Daneshtalab N, Squires K, Roussell L, Rousseau S, "IL-17A is a possible link between stroke and chronic inflammation", 2013 Canadian Hypertension Congress, Canada, Quebec, Montreal. (Poster presentation)

Pearce N, Daneshtalab N, "Development of an animal model for examining the relationship between stroke and rheumatoid arthritis", 2013 Canadian Society for Pharmaceutical

Pearce N, Daneshtalab N, "Multi-Disease Animal Model for Examining the Relationship Between Stroke and Rheumatoid Arthritis", School of Pharmacy 2013 Annual Research Poster Competition Daneshtalab, N, "Finding the link between Autoimmune Disease and Stroke Development", Cardiovascular Awareness and Research Day, Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador, St. John's. (Oral Presentation)

Dr. Linda Hensman

Professional awards and activities

Dr. Hensman continued to serve as a board member with the NLPB and as a member of their finance committee. She also continued to serve as the NLPB representative on the board of the National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA) and chaired NAPRA's National Committee on Regulated Pharmacy Technicians.

Dr. JM Gamble

Professional awards and activities

Dr. JM Gamble is a family medicine clinical pharmacist at the Family Practice Unit in the Health Sciences Centre. He is a peer reviewer for a number of journals that include: Annals of Pharmacotherapy, Canadian Journal of Diabetes, Canadian Medical Association Journal, Diabetes Management, Drug Safety and Healthcare Policy. He served as a peer reviewer for abstracts for the International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology and Therapeutic Risk Management, August 23-26, 2012 in Barcelona, Spain. Dr. Gamble also participates in the Chronic Disease Research Exchange Group run by the Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Applied Health Research.

Scholarly publications, presentations and posters

MacIntyre EJ, Majumdar SR, Gamble JM, Minhas-Sandhu JK, Marri TJ, Eurich DT. "Stress hyperglycemia and newly diagnosed diabetes in 2130 patients hospitalized with pneumonia: population-based cohort study." Am J Med 2012;125:e17-23.

Gamble JM, McAlister FA, Johnson JA, Eurich DT. "Restrictive Drug Coverage Policies Can Induce Substantial Drug Exposure Misclassification In Pharmacoepidemiologic Studies." Clin Ther 2012;34:1379-1386.

Asadi L, Eurich DT, Gamble JM, Minhas-Sandhu JK, Marrie TJ, Majumdar SR. "Impact of Guideline-Concordant Antibiotics and Macrolide/B-lactam combinations in 3203 Patients Hospitalized with Pneumonia: Prospective Cohort Study." Clinical Microbiol Infect 2013;19:257-264.

Gamble JM, Johnson JA, McAlister FA, Majumdar SR, Simpson SH, Eurich DT. "Impact of Exposure Misclassification Due to Incomplete Drug Data in Observational Studies of Drug Safety and Effectiveness: a cohort study." Canadian Association for Population Therapeutics (CAPT) Annual Meeting, May 6-8, 2012, Montreal, QC. J Popul Ther Clin Pharmacol 2012;19:e119.

Abdelmoneim AS, Eurich DT, Gamble JM, Johnson JA, Seubert J, Qiu W, Simpson SH. "Risk Difference Between Glyburide and Gliclazide for Acute Coronary Events Depends on a History of Ischemic Heart Disease: A Nested Case-control Study." 72nd Annual American Diabetes Association scientific sessions. June 8-12, 2012, Philadelphia, PA. Diabetes 2012;61(Suppl 1):A346(abstract 1334-P).

Gamble JM, Majumdar SR, Johnson JA, McAlister FA, Simpson SH, Eurich DT. Changes in Thiazolidinedione Use and Outcomes Following Removal of a Prior Authorization Policy: Controlled Time-Series Analysis. 72nd Annual American Diabetes Association scientific sessions. June 8-12, 2012, Philadelphia, PA. Diabetes 2012;61(Suppl 1):A374 (abstract 1436-P).

Gamble JM, Johnson JA, Majumdar SR, McAlister FA, Simpson SH, Eurich DT. "Drug Exposure Misclassification Because of Prior-Authorization Policies: A Cautionary Tale for Researchers Using Databases Limited to Formulary-Approved Prescriptions." Abstracts of the 28th International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology & Therapeutic Risk Management, 23-26 August 2012, Barcelona, Spain. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 2012;21(Suppl. 3):176-177.

Gamble JM, Johnson JA, McAlister FA, Majumdar SR, Simpson SH, Eurich DT. "Impact of Exposure Misclassification Due to Incomplete Drug Data in Observational Studies of Safety and Effectiveness." Abstracts of the 28th International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology & Therapeutic Risk Management, 23-26 August 2012, Barcelona, Spain. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 2012;21(Suppl. 3):176.

Abdelmoneim AS, Eurich DT, Gamble JM, Johnson JA, Seubert J, Qiu W, Simpson SH. "Glyburide Is Associated With An Increased Risk Of Acute Coronary Events Compared To Gliclazide In Patients With A History Of Ischemic Heart Disease." Abstracts of the 28th International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology & Therapeutic Risk Management, 23-26 August 2012, Barcelona, Spain. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 2012;21(Suppl. 3):271.

Abdelmoneim AS, Eurich DT, Gamble JM, Johnson JA, Seubert J, Qiu W, Simpson SH. "Glyburide is Associated with a Higher Risk of Acute Coronary Events Compared to Gliclazide: A Nested Case-control Study." 15th Annual CDA/CSEM Professional Conference and Annual Meeting. Oct 10-13, 2012, Vancouver, BC. Can J Diabet 2012;36(Suppl 1):S21-22.

Abdelmoneim AS, Eurich DT, Gamble JM, Johnson JA, Seubert J, Qiu W, Simpson SH. "Risk of Acute Coronary Syndrome Differs Between Glyburide And Gliclazide Treatment in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes and Ischemic Heart Disease: A Population-Based Cohort Study." 48th Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes. October 1-5, 2012, Berlin, Germany. Diabetologia 2012;55(Suppl 1):28.

Lester K, Twells L, Gregory DM, Kovacs CS, Gamble JM. "Improvement of glycemic control in prediabetic and type 2 diabetic patients undergoing laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG)." Canadian Obesity Summit. May 1-4, 2013, Vancouver, BC. Can J Diabetes.

Research and training grants

JM Gamble (Principal Investigator), S Majumdar (Co-Principal Investigator), LK Twells, W Midodzi
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Comparative Safety and Effectiveness of Incretins
Total Grant: $150,524

JM Gamble (Principal Investigator), S Majumdar (Co-Principal Investigator), LK Twells, W Midodzi
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
Comparative Cardiovascular Effectiveness of the Incretins
Total Grant: $124,540