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2016 Pharmacy Practice Seminar Speakers

Speakers are still being selected for the 2016 Seminar. For an example of the type of speakers you can expect to see at PPS, see the 2015 speakers below.

2015 Pharmacy Practice Seminar Speakers

See speaker biographies below

Betsy A. Carlisle, Pharm.D., CDE
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Seton Medical Center Hays
Bethany A. Kalich, Pharm.D., BCPS
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Feik School of Pharmacy
University of the Incarnate Word
Stephen J. Pont, M.D., MPH, FAAP
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Medical Director
Texas Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Childhood Obesity
Gay Dodson, R.Ph.
Executive Director/Secretary
Texas State Board of Pharmacy
Bryson Duhon, Pharm.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor
of Pharmacotherapy
The University of Texas at Austin

Jason Reichenberg, M.D.
Associate Professor
Dell Medical School
The University of Texas at Austin
Richard D. Grant, Jr., Ph.D.
Psychologist, Private Practice
RoxAnn Dominguez, Pharm.D.
Vice President
Managed Care
ReCept Pharmacy
Jason Reichenberg, M.D.
Associate Professor
Dell Medical School
The University of Texas at Austin
Kevin Hines
Advocate, Speaker,Author, and Documentarian
San Francisco, California
Michelle Magid, M.D.
CEO
Austin PsychCare P.A.
Collin N. Verheyden, PharmD, BCPS
Div Director of Infectious Diseases
HCA North Texas
S. Claiborne "Clay" Johnston, M.D.
Dean
Dell Medical School
The University of Texas at Austin
Jennifer K. Seltzer, Pharm. D.
Clinical Assistant Professor
of Pharmacotherapy
The University of Texas at Austin
Carla Portnoy, R.Ph.
Clinical Oncology Pharmacist 
Texas Oncology Pharmacy

In Memoriam:
Leroy C. Knodel, Pharm.D.

Clinical Professor
College of Pharmacy
The University of Texas at Austin
Associate Professor
UTHSCSA

 

Speakers Biographies
Bios added as the are received from speakers


Betsy A. Carlisle, Pharm.D., CDE

Dr. Carlisle is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist for Seton Medical Center Hays.  In this role, Dr. Carlisle is responsible for managing an inpatient diabetes consult service.

Dr. Carlisle has been a member of the Seton Family of Hospitals for the past 12 years.  She was previously the Network Diabetes Specialist for the Department of Pharmacy and in this role, was instrumental in developing several protocols and order sets for inpatient diabetes management.

Dr. Carlisle has spent the majority of her career in the academic and patient practice environment.  She served as Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago and as a Clinical Associate Professor for the University of Texas at Austin.

Dr. Carlisle has co-authored two editions of a book for the American Diabetes Association entitled:  “101 Tips for Managing Your Medications for Diabetes”.  She has also co-authored the Diabetes Mellitus chapter in the three editions of Applied Therapeutics: The Clinical Use of Drugs She has delivered numerous invited presentations and scientific exhibits at local, state and national pharmacy and medical meetings.  Dr. Carlisle recently served as a guest blogger authoring several columns for DiabetesSelfManagement.com.


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Gay Dodson, R.Ph.
Gay Dodson is a 1969 graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, College of Pharmacy. After graduation, Gay worked as a community pharmacist in the Dallas area for 13 years. While working as a community pharmacist, she was an active member of the local, state, and national pharmacy associations.

Gay has been an employee of the Board since November 1982 and served for 2 years as Field Compliance Officer in the Houston Area, 3 years as Senior Compliance Officer in the Austin office, and almost 10 years as Director of Compliance before being appointed to her present position as Executive Director on June 28, 1997. In her position as Executive Director, Gay serves as the chief executive officer of the agency and an ex-officio member and secretary of the Board of Pharmacy. 



Gay Dodson's awards and recognitions include: 2013 Kappa Epsilon Career Achievement Award; 2012 State Agency Council to the Governor's Commission for Womens, Outstanding Women in Texas Government; 2010 Texas Society of Health System Pharmacists' Distinguished Service Award; 2007 National Association of Board's of Pharmacy's Lester E. Hosto Distinguished Service Award; 2006 Texas Pharmacy Association's Distinguished Service Award; 2000 University of Texas College of Pharmacy William J. Sheffield Outstanding Alumnus Award; 1997, Recognition Award from the Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists in " recognition of her commitment, leadership, and dedication in advancing the practice for pharmacists and the patients they serve ," 1993 award for Outstanding Service from the Texas Pharmacy Association; and the 1989 Linda T. Rodgers Memorial Leadership Award from Kappa Epsilon.

Ms. Dodson is also a Past-President of the University of Texas College of Pharmacy Alumni Association and is an active member of the University of Texas Longhorn Alumni Band.


RoxAnn Dominguez, Pharm.D.

Vice President
Managed Care
ReCept Pharmacy


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Bryson Duhon, Pharm.D.

Dr. Duhon practices in the Adult Internal Medicine setting, where he is involved with the medical management of the adult hospitalized patient. His principal interests include infectious diseases, diabetes, and innovative pedagogical techniques.


Richard D. Grant, Jr., Ph.D.

Dr. Richard D. Grant is a psychologist in private practice in Austin, Texas.  He received his Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1973, and has taught at Auburn, Texas A&M, and the University of Texas.  Besides giving seminars on psychological type,  he has authored Symbols of Recovery: The Twelve Steps at Work in the Unconscious and co-authored Recovering Connections, which integrates depth psychology, spirituality, and recovery.  


 

Kevin Hines

Kevin Hines is an award-winning global speaker, bestselling author and mental health advocate who reaches audiences with his story of an unlikely survival and his strong will to live. Two years after he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder (19 years of age), he attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge.

He was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding work as a suicide prevention advocate and speaker by the National Council of Behavioral Health. He has also been recognized by SAMSHA as a Voice Awards Fellow and Award Winner, an Achievement Winner by the US Veterans Affairs, and he has received several Three Star Marine General’s Medal Award in addition to his numerous accolades.

In the summer of 2013, Kevin released his memoir titled, Cracked Not Broken, The Kevin Hines Story. It has continued to sell out and is on several bestsellers’ lists.

Kevin's will to live and stay mentally well has inspired people worldwide. Thousands of people have reached out to him expressing thanks for his message of hope. His compelling story has touched diverse, global audiences.


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S. Claiborne "Clay" Johnston, M.D.

Since March 2014, Clay Johnston has served as the inaugural Dean of the Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin. His ambitious vision includes building a world-class medical school by creating a vital, inclusive health ecosystem that supports new and innovative models of education and healthcare delivery – all with a focus on improving health and making Austin a model healthy city. He is also a neurologist, specializing in stroke care and research.

Previously, Clay was associate vice chancellor for research at the University of California, San Francisco. He also directed the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, overseeing the planning, development, and implementation of a $112-million, five-year, National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant award; and founded the UCSF Center for Healthcare Value to engage faculty and trainees in improving the quality of care while also lowering costs.

He is a graduate of Amherst College, and Harvard Medical School. He later received a PhD in epidemiology from the University of California, Berkeley, and was a resident in Neurology at UCSF, where he later trained in Vascular Neurology. During his 20 years at UCSF, he rose the academic ranks to Professor of Neurology and Epidemiology, and directed the Stroke Service.

Clay has authored more than 300 publications in scientific journals and has won several national awards for his research and teaching. In particular, he has published extensively in the prevention and treatment of stroke and transient ischemic attack. He is perhaps best known for his studies describing the short-term risk of stroke in patients with transient ischemic attack and identifying patients at greatest risk, and also for his work related to measuring the impact of research. He has led several large cohort studies of cerebrovascular disease and three international multicenter randomized trials, two of which are ongoing.


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Bethany A. Kalich, Pharm.D., BCPS

Dr. Bethany Kalich joins the Feik School of Pharmacy as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice.  She attended Texas A&M University as an undergraduate, and then received her Doctor of Pharmacy in 2011 from the Feik School of Pharmacy. She completed a pharmacy practice residency and a critical care specialty residency at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.

Dr. Kalich is a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), the American Society of health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and the Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International (CPFI).  She is also a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist and her areas of interest include critical care medicine and cardiology.


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Michelle Magid, M.D.

Dr. Magid attended medical school at Boston University and residency at the Mayo Clinic.  During her residency, she was Chief resident, named colleague of the year, and teacher of the year.

Dr. Magid specializes in electroconvulsive therapy and treatment-resistant mood disorders.  She was recruited to Austin, Texas to build a neuromodulation center for Seton Family of Hospitals.  As the director of the neuromodulation department for 7 years, the unit is now the 3rd largest in the state and continues to grow.

In addition, she was Educator of the Year for the UT Psychiatry Residency Program and named one of Texas Monthly magazine’s Rising Star Physicians, an award given to 2% of Texas physicians.  She is teaching faculty at UT Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, UT Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas A&M, and the new UT Austin Medical School.  She is on the team that is developing the psychiatry curriculum for the new medical school.  She is also back at school herself, getting her MBA.

She has a 6 year old son and an 8 year old daughter with her husband who is a dermatologist. Their book, Practical Psychodermatology, which discusses the interface between the mind and the skin, was released last year.  She has received an NIMH investigator award and a Brain and Behavior Institute research grant to study emerging treatments in depression.  She is here today to speak about depression, and what to do when first line treatments fail.


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Stephen J. Pont, M.D., MPH, FAAP

Stephen Pont, MD, MPH is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics with the UT Austin Dell Medical School and an adjunct professor in the UT-Austin Departments of Advertising and Nutrition. Dr. Pont serves as the founding medical director of the Texas Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Childhood Obesity, which strives to empower families and communities to lead healthy, happy lives through multidisciplinary individual and group programs, advocacy initiatives, research interventions, and through spreading healthy messages in English and Spanish through TV, radio, print, and social media. 

Dr. Pont also serves as the medical director for Austin Independent School District’s Student Health Services whose Dell Children’s employed staff cares for Austin ISD’s more than 85,000 students and 120 campuses.  Dr. Pont works with many local, state, and national organizations to promote health and wellness and to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic, including the American Academy of Pediatrics where he serves as the founding chair of AAP Section on Obesity.


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Carla Portnoy, R.Ph.

Carla M. Portnoy, RPh, is currently working as an oncology pharmacist at Texas Oncology, a division of U.S. Oncology.  She has been there for 10 years and finds it to be the most clinically challenging and most rewarding job she has ever had.  She has previously taught Experiential Pharmacy Practice and Patient Counseling at the University of  Texas College of Pharmacy (a required course for all pharmacy students) and currently is a guest lecturer at the College.  Carla serves as a Professional Board Member of the Austin chapter of Cancer Support Community of Central Texas.  She is a member of HOPA (Hematology/Oncology Pharmacists Association.).  This is her seventh year as a planning member for PPS and her second year to be a speaker.


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Jason Reichenberg, M.D.

Dr. Reichenberg's clinical practice includes medical dermatology with an interest in complex medical dermatology and the interaction between the mind and body. He won the Young Physician of the Year for Travis County for his work and leadership in clinical care.

Dr. Reichenberg acted as Associate Program Director, Program Director, and Vice Chair of the only Dermatology training program in Austin, Texas. He helped build the educational program from the ground up, developing partnerships with the VA, the Pediatric, Adult and Surgical Dermatologists in the city, and local Pathology group. He co-developed the dermatology curriculum and work across various specialties to train the students and residents. He has mentored numerous students and residents who have gone on to graduate and work at other academic institutions.

Dr. Reichenberg's research interests have resulted in several achievements. He is a co-editor of a textbook called Practical Psychodermatology, an international book for students in Dermatology, Psychiatry and Psychology. He has received grants for work on the interaction between the mind and body, including a project on the treatment of depression with botulinum toxin.

Dr. Reichenberg has participated in several clinical studies with the Department of Biomedical Engineering at UT-Austin to design a novel device for detecting skin cancer with light and laser technology. His group received state and NIH funding for this work, and in 2015 the device won the international SXSW Interactive “Sci Fi No Longer” Award.  


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Jennifer K. Seltzer, Pharm. D.

Clinical Assistant Professor
of Pharmacotherapy
The University of Texas at Austin


 

Collin N. Verheyden, PharmD, BCPS

Dr. Verheyden graduated with his doctorate in pharmacy from the University of Texas at Austin in 2012. After graduation, he completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio and a PGY2 residency in infectious diseases at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston. He is now the Division Director of Infectious Diseases Pharmacy for the North Texas and Oklahoma division of HCA and supports 12 hospitals in their antibiotic stewardship and infectious diseases endeavors.

Dr. Verheyden has spoken at the state and national level and is involved in training the next generation of clinical pharmacists by precepting students from many colleges of pharmacy. He lives in Dallas with his wife Jen and their dog Murphy.


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Last Reviewed: September 28, 2015

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