New Alumna Gabrielle Dziuba, PharmD ’18 was awarded 1st place as the Top┬áScholar Award at the 2018 Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA) Annual Conference hosted in Baltimore, Maryland, May 2018. Dziuba presented research on understanding medication related fall risk pathways involving antidepressant, psychotropic, and CNS exposure. The research utilized a fall risk algorithm developed by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Biomedical Informatics that analyzed both Minimum Data Set and Medication Administration Records.

The PQA-CVS Health Foundation Scholars Program is designed to support and recognize excellence in demonstrating projects centered on quality-related initiatives.

Associate Professor Sandra Kane-Gill, PharmD, MS, FCCM, FCCP was Dziuba’s faculty mentor.

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