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William S. Livingston Outstanding Graduate Research Assistant


Pharmacy graduate student Abiola Oladapo has been named recipient of the 2013 William S. Livingston Outstanding Graduate Research Assistant.  The announcement was made on April 17 at the Graduate School Awards Reception.  

The Livingston Award recognizes an outstanding teaching assistant, assistant instructor and graduate research assistant.  Oladapo and the other two awardees each received a $1,500 award.  He works in the Division of Health Outcomes and Pharmacy Practice under the supervision of faculty member Dr. Jamie Barner.

The honoree's research aims to evaluate medication use patterns of Rheumatoid Arthritis patients on biologic agents and the impact of these patterns on patients' healthcare utilization costs using Texas Medicaid data.

The information can be used to promote better medication use behavior, improve treatment outcomes and optimize treatment costs among RA patients.  It may also influence how physicians prescribe these medications in RA management.

The Livingston Award is the latest in a series of awards received by Oladapo.  Most recently, he received the William C. Powers Graduate Fellowship in September 2012.

He has also been recipient of the David Bruton Jr. Graduate School Fellowship (2011), the Johnson & Johnson Endowment Fellowship (2011 and 2010), the American Society for Quality Control Fellowship (2011), and the Texas Excellence Teaching Award (2009).

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Last Reviewed: April 24, 2013
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