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Advanced Practice Graduate Program
in Conjunction with a Specialty Residency

Class of 2014

(anticipated)

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EUGENE KREYS, PHARM.D., PH.D. CANDIDATE

Major Professor: Jim Koeller, M.S.

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KELLY REVELES, PHARM.D., PH.D. CANDIDATE

Major Professor: Christopher R. Frei, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS, FCCP

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BESU TESHOME, PHARM.D., M.S. CANDIDATE

Major Professor: Christopher R. Frei, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS, FCCP

 

Class of 2013

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IVAN REVELES, PHARM.D., M.S., BCPS
Segmented and Total Direct Cost of Care for Advanced Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck in a Privately Insured Population

Major Professor: Jim Koeller, M.S

Supervising Committee Members:

Christopher R. Frei, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS, FCCP

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AMBER SMITH, PHARM.D., M.S., BCPS
Spironolactone to treat hypertension in ESRD: an analysis of effectiveness and safety

Major Professor: Jim Koeller, M.S.

Supervising Committee Members:

Chris Martin, Pharm.D., M.S.
Laurajo Ryan, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS, CDE
Jennifer Seltzer, Pharm.D.

 

Class of 2012

MATTHEW LABRECHE, PHARM.D., M.S., BCPS
Oral antibiotics for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) in the primary care setting: incidence of treatment failure and its additional economic impact

Major Professor: Christopher R. Frei, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS, FCCP

Supervising Committee Members:

Jim Koeller, M.S.
Russell Attridge, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS

AASYA NASAR, PHARM.D., M.S., BCPS
Influence of serum and albumin on echinocandin pharmacodynamics

Major Professor: Nathan P. Wiederhold, Pharm.D., FCCP

Supervising Committee Members:

Christopher R. Frei, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS, FCCP
Laurajo Ryan, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS, CDE
Jason Cota, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS

 

Class of 2011

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ALLISON BELL, PHARM.D., M.S., BCPS
Total and Segmented Direct Cost-of-Care for Stage IV Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer in a Privately Insured Population

Major Professor: Jim M. Koeller, M.S.

Supervising Committee Members:

Christopher R. Frei, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS
Laurajo Ryan, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS, CDE
John Penrod

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NICHOLAS FORCADE, PHARM.D., M.S., BCPS
Prevalence, Severity, and Treatment of CA-MRSA Skin and Soft Tissue Infections in Outpatient Clinics in Texas

Major Professor: Christopher R. Frei, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS

Supervising Committee Members:

Robert L. Talbert, Pharm.D., BCPS, FCCP
Nathan P. Wiederhold, Pharm.D.
Laurajo Ryan, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS, CDE

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CHRISTINE ORMASIONWU, PHARM.D., PH.D., BCPS
Health disparities between blacks and whites with HIV/AIDS: an analysis of U.S. national health care surveys from 1996-2008

Major Professor: Christopher R. Frei, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS, FCCP

Supervising Committee Members:

Jim Koeller, M.S.
Carolyn Brown, Ph.D.
Kenneth Lawson, Ph.D.
Gene D. Morse, Pharm.D., FCCP


Class of 2010

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RUSSELL T. ATTRIDGE, PHARM.D., M.S., BCPS
Guideline-Concordant Antibiotic Therapy Is Not Associated with Improved Outcomes in Healthcare-Associated Pneumonia

Major Professor: Christopher R. Frei, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS

Supervising Committee Members:

Kenneth A. Lawson, Ph.D.
Eric M. Mortensen, M.D., M.S., FACP
Marcos I. Restrepo, M.D., M.S.
Laurajo Ryan, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS, CDE

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ANDRES D RUIZ, PHARM.D., M.S.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy: Evaluating the Safety and Effectiveness

Major Professor: Christopher R. Frei, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS

Supervising Committee Members:

Jamie Barner, Ph.D., R.Ph.
Jeff Carson, B.S. Pharm., R.Ph.
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Effects of Interaction between Proton Pump Inhibitors and Clopidogrel on Clinical Outcomes

Major Professor: Robert L. Talbert, Pharm.D., BCPS

Supervising Committee Members:

Steven R. Bailey, M.D., FSCAI, FACC
Christopher R. Frei, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS
Laurajo Ryan, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS, CDE
photoWARUNEE SRISUPA-OLARN, PHARM.D., M.S., BCPS
Colistin for Multi-drug Resistant Acinetobacter baumanii from Thailand

Major Professor: David S. Burgess, Pharm.D., FCCP

Supervising Committee Members:

Christopher R Frei, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS
Y.W. Francis Lam, Pharm.D., FCCP

Class of 2009

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CHRISTINE U. ORAMASIONWU, PHARM.D., M.S., BCPS
Disparities in Antiretroviral Prescribing Patterns and Health Outcomes between Black and White HIV / AIDS Patients: An Analysis of U.S. National Health Care Surveys from 1996-2006

**Outstanding UT Austin Master's Thesis/Report Winner**

Major Professor: Christopher R. Frei, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS

Supervising Committee Members:

Carolyn M. Brown, Ph.D.
Kenneth A. Lawson, Ph.D.
Alice K. Pau, Pharm.D.
Laurajo Ryan, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS, CDE

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REBECCA L. OWENS, PHARM.D., M.S., BCPS
Evaluation of the Incidence and Risk Factors for Development of Fenofibrate-Associated Nephrotoxicity

Major Professor: Jim M. Koeller, M.S.

Supervising Committee Members:

Christopher R. Frei, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS
William D. Linn, Pharm.D.
Laurajo Ryan, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS, CDE

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REBECCA D. MOOTE, PHARM.D., M.S., BCPS
Platelet Response to Aspirin in Healthy Volunteers

Major Professor: Robert L. Talbert, Pharm.D., BCPS, FCCP

Supervising Committee Members:

Christopher R. Frei, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS
Laurajo Ryan, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS, CDE

Class of 2008

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MONICA L. MILLER, PHARM.D., M.S., BCPS
Health and Economic Outcomes of Vancomycin Alternatives as Treatment Options for Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Skin Infections

Major Professor: Christopher R. Frei, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS

Supervising Committee Members:
Kenneth A. Lawson, Ph.D.
James S. Lewis, Pharm.D.

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LAN-PHUONG (ASHLEY) PHAM TRAN, PHARM.D., M.S., BCPS, BCOP
Evaluation of RAF Kinase Polymorphisms in HER2-Positive Breast Cancer Patients

Major Professor: Jodi L. Grabinski, Pharm.D., M.S., BCOP

Supervising Committee Members:

John G. Kuhn, Pharm.D., BCOP, FCCP
Carla Van Den Berg, Pharm.D.
Muralidhar Beeram, M.D., MBBS

Class of 2007

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JASON M. COTA, PHARM.D., M.S., BCPS
Compensatory Response of the Cell Wall Integrity Pathway and Chitin to Caspofungin Exposure in Candida glabrata

Major Professor: Nathan P. Wiederhold, Pharm.D.

Supervising Committee Members:

David S. Burgess, Pharm.D., FCCP
Jodi L. Grabinski, Pharm.D., M.S., BCOP
Jose Lopez-Ribot, Ph.D
Robert L. Talbert, Pharm.D., BCPS, FCCP

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TREVOR MCKIBBIN, PHARM.D., M.S., BCPS
Impact of Age on the Chemotherapy Treatment and Outcomes of Advanced Colorectal Cancer in the Community Oncology Setting

Major Professor: Jim M. Koeller, M.S.

Supervising Committee Members:
Christopher R. Frei, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS
-Rebecca E. Greene, Pharm.D., BCOP

Class of 2006

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CARLOS A. ALVAREZ, PHARM.D., M.S., BCPS
Aerosolized Nanoparticles of Itraconazole for the Prevention of Invasive Pulmonary Aspergillosis due to Aspergillus fumigatus in a Murine Model

Major Professor: Nathan P. Wiederhold, Pharm.D.

Supervising Committee Members:
David S. Burgess, Pharm.D., FCCP
Jay I. Peters, M.D.
Robert L. Talbert, Pharm.D., BCPS, FCCP
Robert O. Williams, Ph.D.

Class of 2005

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BARBARA J. HOEBEN, PHARM.D., M.S.
Comparison of Commercial Itraconazole to Aerosolized Nanoparticle Itraconazole in a Murine Model for the Prevention of Invasive Pulmonary Aspergillosis

** Outstanding UT Austin Master's Thesis/Report Winner**

Major Professors:

David S. Burgess. Pharm.D., FCCP
Robert L. Talbert, Pharm.D., BCPS, FCCP
Supervising Committee Members:
Jay L. Peters, M.D.
Robert O. Williams, Ph.D.

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TROY A. MOORE, PHARM.D., M.S., BCPP
Antidepressant Medication Management in Depression Patients: A Role for Clinical Pharmacists

Major Professor: Jim M. Koeller, M.S.

Supervising Committee Members:
Cynthia A. Mascarenas, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPP
Christopher R. Frei, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS
Iva M. Timmerman, M.D.

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SHANNON N. SALDANA, PHARM.D., M.S., BCPP
Genetic Analysis in the Relationship between Brain-Derived Neurotropic Factor and Schizophrenia

Major Professor: Stephen R. Saklad, Pharm.D., BCPP

Supervising Committee Members:
Michael Escamilla, M.D.
Jody Grabinski, Pharm.D, M.S., BCOP
Cindy Mascarenas, Pharm.D., M.S,, BCPP

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CHRISTOPHER P. MARTIN, PHARM.D., M.S., BCPS
A Clinical and Laboratory Evaluation of the Efficacy of HMG-CoA Reductase Inhibitors in Sepsis

Major Professor :Robert L. Talbert, Pharm.D., BCPS, FCCP

Supervising Committee Members:

David S. Burgess, Pharm.D., FCCP
Jay I. Peters, M.D.

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DOUGLAS L. BOGGS, PHARM.D., M.S., BCPP
The Effect of Second Generation Antipsychotics on Weight Gain in Children and Adolescents

Major Professor: Stephen R. Saklad, Pharm.D., BCPP

Supervising Committee Members:
M. Lynn Crismon, Pharm.D., BCPP, FCCP
Jerry G. Olsen, M.D.
Robert L. Talbert, Pharm.D., BCPS, FCCP

Class of 2004

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ALICIA M. REESE, PHARM.D., M.S., BCPS
In Vitro Activity and Pharmacodynamics of Tigecycline Against Gram-Negative Organisms

** Outstanding UT Austin Master's Thesis/Report Winner**


Major Professor: David S. Burgess, Pharm.D., FCCP

Supervising Committee Members:
James H. Jorgensen, Ph.D.
Robert L. Talbert, Pharm.D., BCPS, FCCP

Class of 2003

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Incidence of antihyperglycemic medication use following atypical antipsychotic use in a Texas medicaid population

Major Professor: Leroy Knodel, Pharm.D.

Supervising Committee Members:
Karen Rascati, Ph.D,
Robert Talbert, Pharm.D., BCPS, FCCP
Veronica Young, Pharm.D.

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BRADI L. JONES, PHARM.D., M.S., BCPS, BCOP
Investigation of Pulmonary and Oral Delivery of Itraconazole Produced by Evaporative Precipitation into Aqueous Solution (EPAS) and Spray-Freezing into Liquid (SFL) Technology in a Murine Model

**Outstanding UT Austin Master's Thesis/Report Winner**



Major Professor: Robert L. Talbert, Pharm.D, BCPS, FCCP

Supervising Committee Members:
David S. Burgess, Pharm.D., FCCP
Jay I. Peters, M.D.
Robert O. Williams, Ph.D.

photo CYNTHIA A. MASCARENAS, PHARM.D., M.S., BCPS, BCPP
Evaluation of the Clinical Drug Interaction Potential of Citalopram Compared to Paroxetine and Fluoxetine on CYP2D6 using Dextromethorphan Probe Technology

Major Professor:Larry Ereshefsky, Pharm.D., BCPP

Supervising Committee Members
David S. Burgess, Pharm.D.
Y. W. Francis Lam, Pharm.D.
Stephen R. Saklad, Pharm.D., BCPP
photo CHRISTOPHER R. FREI, PHARM.D., M.S., BCPS, FCCP
Impact of Antimicrobial Therapy on Outcomes in Hospitalized Patients with Community-Acquired Pneumonia

Major Professor: Jim M. Koeller, M.S.



Supervising Committee Members:
David S. Burgess, Pharm.D., FCCP
Michael T. Johnsrud, Ph.D.
Robert L. Talbert, Pharm.D., BCPS, FCCP
Last Reviewed: March 26, 2014

Division Information

Mailing Address:
Pharmacotherapy
Education & Research Ctr.
College of Pharmacy
The University of Texas
Health Science Center
7703 Floyd Curl Drive - MC 6220
San Antonio, TX
78229-3900
USA

Email Address: pharmacy
@austin.utexas.edu

Phone:
1-210-567-8355


Frei to Lead Division

Dr. Chris Frei has been appointed as division head for the college's Pharmacotherapy Division which is located on the UT Health Science Center San Antonio campus.

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