Amarillo pharmacy team advances to national competition
Second-year Amarillo pharmacy students Edward Bergman, Austin Crissman and Russell Neill teamed up Jan. 18 to win the local round of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) Clinical Research Challenge. The local competition included 11 three-member teams comprised of first- and second-year pharmacy students from the TTUHSC campuses in Amarillo and Abilene.
Ashley Higbea, an assistant professor for the School of Pharmacy in Dallas, said the novel competition is targeted toward pharmacy students in their first two years of their pharmacy degree program.
“This unique competition promotes critically evaluating and applying primary literature that is an essential skill for clinical pharmacists,” Higbea added.
Their first-place finish means Bergman, Crissman and Neill will advance to ACCP’s Online Journal Club competition Feb. 6 and compete against other pharmacy school teams from across the country. The top 40 teams from the online journal club round advance to the second round of ACCP’s National Clinical Research Challenge. The top 20 teams second round teams will advance to the third and final round, where they will draft full research proposals. The full research proposals will be evaluated April 17-June 2 and winners will be announced June 5.
TTUHSC Celebration of Life Service was held March 25th in remembrance of Tom McGovern, Ed.D.
TTUHSC has been named as a Military Friendly® School for 2022-2023. Among graduate schools, TTUHSC ranked fourth in the nation, achieving Gold award status.
On March 16, fourth-year TTUHSC Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy students interested in completing a residency after they graduate in May, learned where they would spend the next stage of their training during the Pharmacy Residency Match Day.
Gail Cornwall, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Cell Biology and Biochemistry at the TTUHSC, has been named a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellowship Class of 2022.
To help address communication hurdles, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has awarded a $438,756 subcontract to Tetyana L. Vasylyeva, M.D., Ph.D., from the TTUHSC School of Medicine.