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Wolfe Hall 1227 (MC)
Phone: 419.530.2010
Frederic and Mary Wolfe Center 155 (HSC)
Phone: 419.383.1904 pharmacy@utoledo.edu

PCOR Students

photo of BornAlexandra Born
Alexandra.Born@rockets.utoledo.edu

Education

Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences Majoring in Pharmacy Administration and Minoring in Business Administration, Professional Sales, and Chemistry. The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (2009-2014)

M.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences (Health Outcomes and Socioeconomic Sciences), The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (2014-2016)

Biographical Sketch

Alex began her pre-pharmacy journey at The University of Toledo when she was accepted in 2009. In 2012 Alex was accepted into the Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences (BSPS) program majoring in Pharmacy Administration. Alex was fortunate enough to work as an intern for Omnicare, a fortune 500 company. During this time she focused on overseeing all purchasing related functions by working closely with the deadstock/overstock list, implementing and maintaining purchasing guidelines to maximize inventory management, engaging in compliance with national and local pharmaceutical vendor distributors, and completing purchasing reports and analysis while identifying cost-savings opportunities. She also worked closely on projects involving cutting costs on refrigerated drugs. With the main focus being on how to preserve them better when the drugs are shipped, how to educate local distributing sites on how to properly send the un-used drugs back, and the overall inventory of refrigerated drugs that are on site. Alex continues to work at Omnicare in the inventory department as a pharmacy purchasing specialist. Following graduation from the BSPS program in May 2014, Alex was accepted into the Health Outcomes and Socioeconomic Science Graduate Program at The University of Toledo. Alex will continue her education working closely as a Graduate Assistant in the PCOR lab focusing on numerous projects.

Research Interests

  • Health-Related outcomes Research
  • Medication Adherence

photo of BrinkerhoffAndrew Brinkerhoff

Education

Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences Majoring in Pharmacy Administration and Minoring in Business Administration and Chemistry, The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (2010-2014)

Biographical Sketch

Andrew began his pre-pharmacy education in 2010 at The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. In 2012 he was accepted into the Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences (BSPS) program majoring in Pharmacy Administration.  During his undergraduate career he worked as an intern at Klein’s Pharmacy in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio under owner Barry Klein.  During this time, he worked on developing a generic drug discount program, medication therapy management Outcomes operation projects, and pharmacy management related tasks.  In 2014, Andrew was accepted as a research student in the Center for Pharmaceutical Care and Outcomes Research (PCOR).  He hopes to graduate with a Master’s degree in Health Outcomes and Socioeconomic Sciences (HOSS) from The University of Toledo and to pursue a career in operating Medication Therapy Management (MTM) within community pharmacy, or to become involved with pharmacy management.

photo of HastingsTessa Hastings
Tessa.Conner@rockets.utoledo.edu     

Education

Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences Majoring in Pharmacy Administration and Minoring in International Business and Chemistry, The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (2009-2013)

M.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences (Health Outcomes and Socioeconomic Sciences), The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (2013-2015)

Biographical Sketch

Tessa began her pre-pharmacy education in 2009 at The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. In 2011 she was accepted into the Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences (BSPS) program majoring in Pharmacy Administration. During her undergraduate career Tessa had the opportunity to work as an intern at the University of Toledo Medical Center under the direction of Dr. Cindy Puffer. During this experience Tessa worked on a number of projects including a patient prescription discharge program and gained valuable knowledge of managed care, prescription benefit management, formulary management, and cost savings tools among others. Following graduation from the BSPS program in May 2013, Tessa was accepted into the M.S. program in Health Outcomes and Socioeconomic Sciences at The University of Toledo. She works as both a teaching assistant and research assistant in the Pharmaceutical Care and Outcomes Research (PCOR) laboratory.

Research Interests

  • Health-Related Outcomes Research
  • Medication Adherence
  • Socio-Behavioral research

photo of JordanMatthew Jordan
Matthew.Jordan2@rockets.utoledo.edu

Biographical Sketch

Matt Jordan is currently a P2 in the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program at the University of Toledo College of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences. Before coming to the program in the fall of 2012, Matt was a student-athlete at Chicago State University in Chicago, IL participating in cross-country and track under scholarship. He currently holds seven of the school’s distance records. During his three years, he worked as the lead student researcher in the Center for Microwave Enhanced Chemistry (CMEC) with Drs. Robert Richter and Samuel Bowen developing methods for the explanation of the microwave effect on solid powders. Publication from their work is currently in progress. Matt now brings his past research experience in chemistry and biological sciences into the realm of pharmaceutical care and health outcomes.

In addition to research, Matt is a very active member of several organizations. He is a member of APhA-ASP, the current President of Pharmacy Student Council, and the President-Elect/Pledgemaster for the Beta Lambda Chapter of Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, Inc.

Matt is currently employed at James Pharmacy in Toledo, OH, where he has begun the transition of leading and assisting in the development of the independent pharmacy’s MTM program.

Matt is from the small town of Suffield, OH and the oldest of three brothers. He graduated from Field High School in 2009.

Publications

Jordan MR. “The New Earth Saga: The Dawn of New Hope”, June 2009, Authorhouse, Bloomington, IN.

Presentations

  • Jordan MR, Rangel MA. “Microwave Effects in Solid Powders”, October 2011
  • Poster presentation, Joint Annual Conference: National Society of Black
  • Physicists and National Society of Hispanic Physicists, Austin, TX

photo of OmerzaKevin Omerza

Mr. Omerza is a P3 student majoring in Pharmacy, and a first year Master’s student in Health Outcomes and Socioeconomic Sciences. He has obtained a Bachelor’s degree with Honors in Pharmacy and Pharmacy Administration with minors in Business Administration and Chemistry. He joined PCOR in 2012 to work under the direction of Dr. Sharrel Pinto on research involving medication adherence and patient perceptions of pharmacy. This research involves many different functions including observation, focus groups, and information gathering. Through working in the PCOR lab, Kevin was chosen as a recipient of the Joe and Judith Conda Scholarship in Fall 2012 and Spring of 2013.

In addition to research, Mr. Omerza has also gained experience as an intern at the Cleveland Clinic from 2011 to the present, serving as the Lead Intern in the summer of 2013. During the internship, he gained experience in various areas of hospital pharmacy while attending and giving presentations. In addition to presentations, there were also research projects regarding medication labeling, medication inventory, and replenishment processes in intensive care areas.

Mr. Omerza is a member of a number of pharmacy organizations, including; APhA-ASP, SSHP, ISPOR, PLS, ACCP and IOHS. He is also a student member of the college curriculum committee.

Research Interests

  • Medication Adherence
  • Implementation/optimization of technology in pharmacy
  • Health-Related Outcomes Research
  • Pharmacoeconomics

Poster Presentations

  • Omerza, KE, Pinto SL; Patient Perceptions of the Value of Pharmacy-Based Clinical Services: A Systematic Review. APhA Annual Meeting and Exposition, March 1-4, 2013.
  • Omerza, KE, Marchionda, ME; Oral Syringe Label Improvement Project. ASHP Midyear, December 6, 2011.

Other Presentations

  • H051 Pyxis Optimization, Summer 2013
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation
  • Bar Code Medication Administration at the Cleveland Clinic, Summer 2013
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation
  • Medication Adherence, Summer 2012
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation
  • Smoking Cessation: The Role of a Pharmacist, Fall 2011
  • BSPS Seminar, University of Toledo
  • Label Redesign and Pyxis Reconciliation, Summer 2011
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation
  • Resistance to CEA in the United States, Spring 2011
  • Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research, University of Toledo
  • Cystic Fibrosis, Spring 2011
  • Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research, University of Toledo
  • Type 1 Glycogen Storage Disease, Spring 2011
  • Medicinal Chemistry II, University of Toledo
  • Congestive Heart Failure, Fall 2010
  • Honors Functional Anatomy and Pathophysiology II, University of Toledo
  • Drug Therapy in the Treatment of Grave’s Disease, Fall 2009
  • Honors Functional Anatomy and Pathophysiology, University of Toledo

photo of OsundinaFeyikemi Osundina
Feyikemi.Osundina@rockets.utoledo.edu

Biographical Sketch

Feyikemi (Kemi) is a P2 PharmD student in the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. She plans to graduate with Honors in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences (BSPS) and continue on to obtain a Masters in Health Outcomes and Socioeconomic Sciences (HOSS) along with a Doctorate of Pharmacy (PharmD) in 2017. Following graduation, Kemi plans to complete a PGY1 and PGY2 residency to become a specialized pharmacist using her clinical and health outcomes knowledge in a hospital setting.

Kemi is looking forward to being involved in various research areas in the Center for Pharmaceutical Care and Outcomes Research (PCOR) but specifically involving medication reconciliation and the effects on clinical results. Aside from research, Kemi has been working as a pharmacy intern at St. Lukes’s Hospital (an affiliate of the Promedica Healthcare System) since January 2014. In the hospital setting, she is gaining knowledge about the workings of an inpatient pharmacy with first-hand involvement filling scripts, making IV preparations and interacting with other pharmacist, doctors and nurses. Kemi is also a member of various pharmacy organizations including the Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA), Pharmacy Ambassadors, and the Interdisciplinary Personalized Medicine Education Organization (IPMEO).

Last Updated: 3/23/15