We LOVE our UNMC ID Pharmacists! This week is National Pharmacy Week and we want to share our appreciation and thanks for the hard work and invaluable contributions of our pharmacists at UNMC ID. Our pharmacists are not only exceptional clinicians giving us the clinical advice we need on antimicrobials and drug interactions, but they are also published national experts in Antimicrobial Stewardship and HIV, experienced educators in both the College of Pharmacy and College of Medicine, and phenomenal colleagues all-around. Our division would not function as well as it does without these individuals, and we do not thank them enough.
Meet our UNMC ID Pharmacists:
(TOP ROW L-R):
Josh Havens, PharmD, BCPS: Pharmacy Coordinator of the UNMC Specialty Care (HIV) clinic, PI on several clinical studies, coordinator of our Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) clinic, and HIV clinic pharmacy rotation preceptor.
Kimberly Scarci, PharmD, MS, FCCP, BCPS-ID: Clinical Pharmacist at UNMC Specialty Care clinic, HIV clinic pharmacy rotation preceptor, HIV principal investigator with many collaboration on AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG) studies and recipient of several research awards. She is also a College of Pharmacy representative on the UNMC Faculty Senate and member of the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA) board of directors.
Phil Chung, PharmD, MS, BCPS, BCIDP: Antimicrobial Stewardship pharmacist and Pharmacist coordinator of the Nebraska Antimicrobial Stewardship Assessment and Promotion Program (ASAP). He coordinates the outreach stewardship programs and participates in several clinical studies relating to this.
(BOTTOM ROW L-R):
Anthony Podany, PharmD: Clinical Pharmacist at UNMC Specialty Care clinic, HIV clinic pharmacy rotation preceptor, and HIV researcher with many collaboration on AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG) studies.
Andrew Watkins, PharmD: PGY2 ID Pharmacy Resident
Bryan Alexander, PharmD, BCIDP, AAHIVP: Clinical and Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacist and coordinator of Outpatient Parental Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT) program.
Scott Bergman, Pharm.D., BCPS, FIDSA: Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacy Coordinator, ID Pharmacy Residency Program Director, Pharmacy residency ID rotation education coordinator and preceptor, education award recipient