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Pharmacy Research

Meet the Research Committee Members

Randy Absher, PharmD, BCPS

Title:    Assistant Director of Pharmacy for Clinical Services, Wesley Long Campus

Role:    Chair, Cone Health Institutional Review Board

Member, Pharmacy Research Committee; Mentor, Pharmacy Resident and Student Research

“What I love about research is that it seeks to generate and confirm new scientific knowledge that can help our patients and future ones to live better or live longer.”

 

Alison Grimsley, PharmD, BPCS, BCPPS

Title:    Investigational Drug Service Research Clinical Pharmacist

Role:    Chair, Pharmacy Research Committee; Coordinator, Pharmacy Resident Research; Member, Nursing Research Council; Mentor, Pharmacy Resident and Student Research

 “What I love most about research is its impact on the community. Some studies offer patients access to medications and medical care that they might not otherwise be able to afford. It is a privilege to be a part of a meaningful contribution to health are – globally and locally.”

 

Jen Kim, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, BC-ADM

Title:    Assistant Director of Pharmacy Education, Greensboro AHEC

Associate Professor of Clinical Education, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy

Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner, Cone Health Internal Medicine

Role:    Chair, Pharmacy Research Committee; Coordinator, AHEC Pharmacy Student Research

Mentor, Pharmacy Resident and Student Research

“What I love most about research: finding ways to improve patient care and sharing in the experience with pharmacy learners while discovering new research questions.”

 

Michelle Turner, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP

Title:    PGY1 Residency Program Director and Clinical Pharmacist

Role:    Coordinator, Pharmacy Residency Research; Member, Pharmacy Research Committee; Mentork, Pharmacy Resident and Student Research

“I enjoy mentoring residents through the research process and facilitating their development as clinical researchers.”

 

Peter G. Koval, PharmD, BCPS, CPP

Title:    Associate Professor of Clinical Education, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy

Director of Pharmacy Education Greensboro AHEC

Clinical Pharmacist Cone Health Family Medicine

Role:    Member, Pharmacy Research Committee Member

Mentor, Pharmacy Resident and Student Research

“I most enjoy seeing the impact of an intervention being studied show positive patient care results.”

 

Nick Gazda, PharmD, MS, BCPS, CSP

Title:    Assistant Director, Cone Health Specialty Pharmacy

Role:    Member, Pharmacy Research Committee; Mentor, Pharmacist, Resident, and Student Projects

“I am very passionate about outcomes research in the specialty pharmacy, administration, and ambulatory care space. By conducting outcomes research, we are able to demonstrate the quality of our care to justify our resources as well as share best practices with others to ensure all patients get the best care. I am also very passionate about helping students and residents see the benefit of research and get great experience while giving back to the health system and our patients.”

 

Nathan A. Cookson, PharmD, BCPS

Title:    Clinical Pharmacist, Cone Health Alamance Regional Medical Center

Role:    Member, Pharmacy Research Committee, Mentor, Pharmacist, Resident, and Student Projects

“My favorite quote about research is from The Journal of Critical Care Medicine: ‘Where there is clinical equipoise, random variation in care should be replace by randomized variations in care.’”

 

Benjamin Mancheril, PharmD, BCPS

Title:    Clinical Pharmacist, Cone Health Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital

Role:    Pharmacy Research Committee Member; Mentor, Pharmacy Resident and Student Research

“Conducting research not only allows me to stay engaged and inquisitive about established and burgeoning pharmacy practice modalities, but it also forces me to question elements of my current practice and seek to find ways to improve it.”

 

Tsz-Yin So, PharmD, BCPS

Title:    Pharmacist, Cone Health Information & Technology Services; Willow Application Analyst

Role:    Member, Pharmacy Research Committee; Mentor, Pharmacy Resident and Student Research

“The thing I love most about research is the potential of improving patients’ outcome from the results of the studies.”