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DISRxUPT

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DISRxUPT is a podcast from the Cedarville University Center for Pharmacy Innovation which explores novel advances in the practice of pharmacy. From nanotechnology to unique public health initiatives, DISRxUPT will highlight stories of pharmacists who are changing the paradigm of patient care. Tune in for new content once a month detailing how the profession of pharmacy continues to change and how the Center for Pharmacy Innovation is playing a key role in this transformation.

DISRxUPT is a podcast from the Cedarville University Center for Pharmacy Innovation which explores novel advances in the practice of pharmacy. From nanotechnology to unique public health initiatives, DISRxUPT will highlight stories of pharmacists who are changing the paradigm of patient care. Tune in for new content once a month detailing how the profession of pharmacy continues to change and how the Center for Pharmacy Innovation is playing a key role in this transformation.

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United States

Description:

DISRxUPT is a podcast from the Cedarville University Center for Pharmacy Innovation which explores novel advances in the practice of pharmacy. From nanotechnology to unique public health initiatives, DISRxUPT will highlight stories of pharmacists who are changing the paradigm of patient care. Tune in for new content once a month detailing how the profession of pharmacy continues to change and how the Center for Pharmacy Innovation is playing a key role in this transformation.

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 17 | Advancing Compounding Technology - Joe D'Silva and Will Boyko

4/15/2022
Joe D'Silva, founder, CEO, and CSO of Patient & Consumers (P&C) Pharma, has always had an eye toward developing high-quality pharmaceutical products. Driven by a passion for enhancing personalized patient care and a vision to take the technology used in the pharmaceutical industry into the pharmacy itself, Joe left roles in the pharmaceutical industry to found P&C Pharma. Through this work, Joe developed QuartetRx, a first-in-class oral liquid compounding device that leverages wet milling...

Duration:00:51:15

Episode 16 | Pharmacy Intrapreneurship and Entrepreneurship - Sue Paul

3/15/2022
Sue Paul is a pharmacist who sees and seizes every opportunity. Energized through her experiences in various pharmacy settings and driven to provide better care for patients, Sue went on to become president and founder of SyneRxgy Consulting, co-founder of Medipreneurs, and co-founder of PGx101. In this episode of DISRxUPT, Sue joins us to discuss her unique experiences as a pharmacy entrepreneur, the many people who supported her along the way, and her passion for connecting other pharmacy...

Duration:00:45:06

Episode 15 | The Story of Your Financial Pharmacist - Tim Ulbrich

1/18/2022
Innovation in the pharmacy space sometimes comes in unexpected forms. Based on his own journey facing student loan debt after pharmacy school, Dr. Tim Ulbrich saw a need to empower other pharmacists to achieve financial freedom. This led to the creation of Your Financial Pharmacist (YFP). In a few short years, Tim and the rest of his team have taken YFP from an idea to a thriving business that has supported thousands of pharmacists and pharmacy students around the US on their path toward...

Duration:00:52:41

Episode 14 | Pharmacists and Smoking Cessation Services - Myriam Shaw-Ojeda and Andrew Straw

12/17/2021
Smoking continues to be a public health concern in the United States. Despite clear data on the negative health implications of smoking, 14% of adults in the US are current smokers. Pharmacists, with accessibility in underserved communities and unique knowledge regarding nicotine replacement products, are uniquely positioned to assist individuals interested in smoking cessation. In this episode of DISRxUPT, Dr. Myriam Shaw-Ojeda, assistant professor for pharmacy practice at The Ohio State...

Duration:00:53:04

Episode 13 | Cedar Care Village Pharmacy - Justin Coby

10/15/2021
Local community pharmacies and free clinics may not be the first places you think of when it comes to improving the healthcare system. In a day when customer service and care seem to be devalued, this might be the best place to start. We as people are created for connection, thus genuine care and innovation in healthcare start with a recognition of realities. In this episode of DISRxUPT, Dr. Justin Coby, Director of Cedar Care Village Pharmacy in Cedarville, Ohio, joins us to discuss these...

Duration:00:45:06

Episode 12 | Advances in Nuclear Pharmacy - Andrew Brown

9/1/2021
Radiopharmaceuticals are used daily in medical care as both diagnostic and therapeutic agents. With the expertise of nuclear pharmacists, radiopharmaceuticals can be used to precisely diagnose and treat many conditions. Radiopharmaceuticals can act like "flashlights," illuminating certain organs or cells through advanced imaging techniques. They can also act as "hand grenades," delivering a focused and fatal blow to cancer cells. In this episode, we are joined by Dr. Andrew Brown, Manager...

Duration:00:31:34

Episode 11 | COVID-19 and the Opioid Crisis - Jon Sprague

7/30/2021
The opioid epidemic, a three-phased crisis thus far in the United States, has ravaged American communities both small and large. Ohio has been a major intersection for drug trafficking and is often cited as one of the worst-hit states in the nation. Initially fueled by predatory pharmaceutical marketing, this crisis was worsened by illicit laboratory production and the rise of black-market synthetic opioids like fentanyl. Opioid medications are effective and useful in the correct medical...

Duration:00:47:27

Episode 10 | Academic Detailing - Stephanie Tubb

7/2/2021
Pharmacists receive the most extensive medication experience out of any healthcare professional. Much of the profession’s recent growth has been in areas that allow this expertise to be leveraged alongside key communication skills. Pharmacists are increasingly involved in helping to influence medication prescribing to align with current medical literature and guidelines. One tool that can be utilized by pharmacists to promote these efforts is academic detailing, an educational outreach...

Duration:00:30:39

Episode 9 | Artificial Intelligence in Pharmacy - Luke Mennen

5/17/2021
In this episode of DISRxUPT, we explore how artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are changing the ways pharmacists work each day. We are joined by Luke Mennen, Health System Pharmacy Administration & Leadership Resident at the Cleveland Clinic and Cedarville alumnus. In this episode, we discuss how AI is transforming all aspects of pharmacy, from drug discovery to the bedside. Luke also explains various ways in which the medication use process is impacted by AI technology now...

Duration:00:53:04

Episode 8 | The ABCs of 503B and cGMP - Jeff Hval

4/9/2021
In this episode of DISRxUPT, we explore the important role that 503B outsourcing facilities play in today's drug supply chain. We are joined by Jeff Hval, chief operating officer and chief pharmacist with STAQ Pharma, a 503B outsourcing facility based in Colorado. Jeff explains the history behind the creation of 503B outsourcing facilities, key differences from 503A pharmacies and drug manufacturers, the role of the FDA in oversight of 503B facilities, and the importance of current good...

Duration:00:33:58

Episode 7 | COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy - Aleda Chen

3/12/2021
In this episode of DISRxUPT, we continue our conversations about COVID-19 vaccines by diving into the topic of vaccine hesitancy. We are joined by Dr. Aleda Chen, interim dean and associate professor at the Cedarville University School of Pharmacy. Listen in as Dr. Chen and Dr. Cole discuss the impact of vaccine hesitancy, common beliefs about the COVID-19 vaccines, and how the social determinants of health impact our health beliefs. We also discuss how healthcare providers can utilize...

Duration:00:39:13

Episode 6 | Pharmacy Practice & Advocacy 2 - Thad Franz and Andrea Kowalski

2/26/2021
On this episode of DISRxUPT we discuss pharmacy advocacy with Dr. Thad Franz, Vice Chair of Experiential Programs with the Cedarville University School of Pharmacy and director of Cedar Care Village Pharmacy in Cedarville, Ohio, alongside Dr. Andrea Kowalski, Director of Clinical Services with Shrivers Pharmacy, a multi-store independent pharmacy is Southeast Ohio. Andrea this to say about pharmacy advocacy: “We can’t expect change or progress in our profession without showing the value of...

Duration:00:45:26

Episode 5 | Pharmacy Practice & Advocacy 1 - Melody Hartzler

2/8/2021
In this episode of DISRxUPT, we discuss pharmacy advocacy with Dr. Melody Hartzler, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Cedarville University and founder of PharmToTable. Dr. Hartzler has worked closely alongside the Ohio Pharmacists Association for legislative efforts and has participated in providing testimony to the Ohio Legislature on the language of the law for consult agreements. She says this about pharmacy advocacy: “Advocacy is speaking up about what our profession can do...

Duration:00:44:04

Episode 4 | Practicing Precision Medicine Through Pharmacogenomics - Ryley Uber

1/7/2021
In today’s episode, Cedarville alumnus, Dr. Ryley Uber, will be discussing the practice of pharmacogenomics, which is how an individual’s genetic code can affect the way different medications interact and are processed within the body. The implications of research in this field are enormous. From pharmacovigilance to personalized medication dosing, everyone involved in the medication process stands to benefit from pharmacogenomic data. Dr. Uber’s interest in pharmacogenomics began during his...

Duration:00:39:51

Episode 3 | Ethical Considerations and COVID-19 Vaccines

12/11/2020
In today’s episode, Dr. Justin Cole is joined by a panel of medical professionals, including a retired physician and ethicist, an infectious disease specialty pharmacist, and a student from Cedarville University School of Pharmacy. Dr. Dennis Sullivan, professor emeritus of pharmacy practice at Cedarville University, and Rachel Wolthoff, a current second-year student pharmacist, will provide background information and detailed perspective on the ethical dilemmas surrounding COVID-19 vaccine...

Duration:00:41:20

Episode 2 | The Potential of Nanomedicine - Mohan Pereira

12/4/2020
In today’s episode Dr. Mohan Pereira, Assistant Professor of Physics at Cedarville University, outlines the basics of nanotechnology applications in medicine. Dr. Pereira shares his career journey from a young child in Sri Lanka with an interest in science to a nanotechnology expert in the United States. The physics professor says this about the surprising way in which his career in which physics and medicine have come together: “Even when I was a child I never thought of pursuing my career...

Duration:00:22:50

Episode 1 | The Role of Pharmacy Innovation

11/20/2020
Welcome to the first episode of the Disrupt Podcast, brought to you by the Cedarville University Center for Pharmacy Innovation. In this inaugural episode, Dr. Justin Cole, the director of the center, as well as two of the center’s student innovators, discuss their backgrounds, interests in innovation, and current projects. Luke O’Brien, one of the center’s student innovators, mentioning his interest in technology and informatics, says this about his interest to work in this setting: ”The...

Duration:00:24:50