Speaker Spotlight: Meet the Residents; New Drugs and Biologics Lunch and Learn

New Drugs and Biologics 2023

Ariana Double, PharmD
Angela Nguyen, PharmD
Madeline Kravitz, PharmD
Leah Coad, PharmD
Zahra Alkazaz, PharmD
Kimball Blake, PharmD

John Anderson, PharmD
Edna Truong, PharmD
Hannah Colburn, PharmD
Yoselin Flores, PharmD
Sarah Masri, PharmD
Rodney Kumi, PharmD

Describe your session in a tweet.

Madeline Kravitz - The field of pharmacy is constantly evolving - come learn about a new therapy you may soon encounter in your practice!

Edna Truong - Discover the latest in New Drugs and Biologics at #NHIA2024. Let's explore groundbreaking advancements together! #PharmacyInnovation #HealthcareFuture

What is the most important thing you want attendees to take away from your session?

Angela Nguyen - To consider how ongoing research and emerging technologies could shape the next generation of therapies.

John Anderson - Outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy programs require the involvement of multiple providers. Effective communication and care coordination can shorten hospital length of stay, decrease healthcare costs, and eliminate unnecessary discharge delays prior to transitions of care to home infusion.

Excluding your session, what other topics are you passionate about in relation to the home and alternate site industry?

Ariana Double - I am passionate about site of care, patient experience, and provider awareness in regard to home infusion.

Zahra Alkazaz - Outside of my session, I'm deeply passionate about the transformative potential of home infusion services. The convenience and personalized care it brings to patients align with my commitment to advancing healthcare accessibility. Additionally, my heart lies in exploring treatments for ALS and UC, delving into innovative approaches that can positively impact the lives of those affected.

Yoselin Flores - My interests lie in home infusion, ambulatory care, specialty medication, and nutrition.

Sarah Masri - I am also passionate about: Telehealth integration in pharmacy services, quality assurance and regulatory compliance, and innovation in medication delivery systems.

Angela Nguyen - Home-based cancer care so patients can receive treatment and supportive care services in the comfort of their homes, which can enhance the overall experience and wellbeing for patients and their families.

Edna Truong - I'm passionate about enhancing patient care through technology integration in home infusion, and the evolving role of pharmacists in personalized medicine.

What are you passionate about outside the home and alternate site infusion industry?

Leah Coad - As a type 1 diabetic, I am always interested in new advances with diabetes technology. In my free time, I walk/play with my dog Ember and love to read.

Yoselin Flores - I spend my free time watching movies, time with my family, embroidering, and baking.

What is your superpower?

Sarah Masri - My superpower is being a "Networking Ninja." I enjoy making meaningful connections with people and creating lasting relationships both professionally and in my personal life!

John Anderson - Knowing too many random facts about sports that nobody else cares about.

Zahra Alkazaz - The ability to create balance in the chaos. Whether it's juggling responsibilities or finding harmony in diverse aspects of life, my strength lies in fostering equilibrium. I believe balance is the key to resilience and sustained well-being.

Leah Coad - Empathy

Hannah Colburn - Communication, I love talking to patients and helping them.

What additional superpower would you like to have and why?

Madeline Kravitz - Sometimes I wish I could be in two places at once.

Hannah Colburn - I would love to have super speed so I can get care to our patients as fast as possible.

Ariana Double - My other superpower is flying. This one is two fold - I love to take projects, initiatives, ideas and people to new heights...and I also love to travel!


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