HOPA’s “Big Idea” Winner: Michael Vozniak, PharmD BCOP FHOPA
The “Big Idea” of Michael Vozniak, PharmD BCOP FHOPA, was recently selected by HOPA members as the one that would best help to fulfill HOPA’s strategic plan for 2016–2020. Learn more about his "Big Idea" proposal from an interview with him conducted in April 2017 by Megan Brafford May, PharmD BCOP, and Brandi Anders, PharmD BCOP, members of HOPA’s Publications Committee.
Research Presented at 2014 HOPA Annual Conference Published in Journal of Oncology PracticeWe are pleased to feature HOPA Members Jennifer L. Niccolai, PharmD and Danielle L. Roman, PharmD along with their colleagues whose research presented at the 2014 HOPA Annual Conference was recently published in the Journal of Oncology Practice, titled "Potential Obstacles in the Acquisition of Oral Anticancer Medications."
HOPA Board Member Edward Li Provides Examples of Oncology Targeting Biosimilars Nearing Approval
Edward Li, PharmD MPH BCOP, associate professor at the University of New England College of Pharmacy, recently discussed some examples of oncology targeting biosimilars that are nearing approval. Watch the video.
Please take a moment to read this article regarding the HOPA Entry-level Competencies Task Force Response Statement to the 2016 American College of Clinical Pharmacy Pharmacotherapy Didactic Curriculum Toolkit.
Please take a moment to read this interesting article from UC Health. It highlights the important role oncology pharmacists have in cancer care and features several fellow HOPA members working in the Denver area.
LeAnne Kennedy, PharmD BCOP CPP FHOPA, Recognized by HOPA
LeAnne Kennedy, winner of HOPA’s first Award of Excellence in 2005 and a member of the inaugural class of HOPA Fellows in 2016, was interviewed in February 2017 by Megan Brafford May, PharmD BCOP, and Brandi Anders, PharmD BCOP, members of HOPA’s Publications Committee. Read about LeAnne’s reflections on her role as a clinical pharmacy specialist and her involvement with HOPA.
HOPA Members Share Their Research at the American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting
Justina Frimpong, PharmD BCOP
Jigar Trivedi, PharmD MS BCOP
Tracy Wiczer, PharmD BCOP and Lauren Levine, PharmD
Ali McBride, PharmD MS BCOP BCPS
At the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Annual Meeting and Exposition, Dr. McBride was recognized with a Best Practice Award for his work to move inpatient chemotherapy to the outpatient setting at his institution. HOPA member Christopher Campen, PharmD BCOP BCPS, was part of Dr. McBride’s team, as well.
Alex Ganetsky, PharmD BCOP
Alex Ganetsky presented his recent research at the American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA. Dr. Ganetsky’s research was featured in the ASCO evening post – a publication that highlighted just four to five topics each day. Congratulations!
Kristin Wheatley, PharmD BCOP, 2016 HOPA New Practitioner
Each year at the HOPA Annual Conference, we acknowledge members for their contributions to patient care and the practice of oncology pharmacy. The HOPA New Practitioner Award is given to a practitioner who is early in their career and has made a significant contribution to developing or supporting clinical hematology/oncology pharmacy services. Learn what Dr. Wheatley shared concerning her role as a clinical pharmacist and her vision for the future of oncology pharmacy from her recent interview with HOPA colleagues.
Chris Fausel, PharmD BCOP
2016 NIOSH Hazardous Drugs List: NIOSH recently published its 2016 NIOSH Hazardous Drugs List. HOPA was asked to collaborate on this project and we were delighted to have HOPA’s and a pharmacist’s involvement. Chris Fausel, PharmD BCOP was asked to represent HOPA as a reviewer. Chris worked with a very well respected group and this was the first time HOPA was included in the process. Thank you Chris for your fine work!
Christine Gegeckas, RPh BCOP
September 7, 2016 (Cape Coral News): Christine Gegeckas, RPh BCOP, earns the 2016 Pharmacist of the Year Award from the Florida Society of Health-System Pharmacists (FSHP). The Pharmacist of the Year Award is given annually to a Florida pharmacist who is recognized for his or her outstanding performance and achievements during his or her pharmacy career. Judging criteria include self-improvement efforts, job accomplishments, and contributions to the general welfare of the community. Read more.
HOPA President Sarah Peters, PharmD MPH BCOP
August 30, 2016 (Vermont Biz): HOPA President Sarah Peters, PharmD MPH BCOP, delivers keynote address at the white coat ceremony for incoming Doctor of Pharmacy Students at the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Vermont campus. Read more.
James Natale, PharmD BCOP
July 26, 2016 (OncLive): HOPA Member James Natale, PharmD BCOP, joins panel discussion regarding chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV). He adds, "It’s really important that we start off on the right foot and control nausea and vomiting from the outset so that we can prevent problems later down the line of therapy." View the discussion.