Razanne Oueini, a third-year Pharm.D. student at the Gainesville campus, is one of 10 students nationally to be awarded a Gateway to Research Scholarship by the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education. The scholarship program helps students gain a research foundation, enabling them to improve their clinical and problem-solving skills. The award includes a $5,000 stipend to be used for research-related expenses over one year.
Oueini will undertake research that examines trends associated with the co-utilization of opioids with other classes of sedative medications, including non-benzodiazepine hypnotics. The dangers associated with such co-utilization has been widely documented but little has been reported about the prevalence of co-use.
Oueini has previously contributed to other projects within the Opioid Research Workgroup. She will be mentored by Scott Martin Vouri, Pharm.D., Ph.D., and Juan Hincapie-Castillo, Pharm.D., Ph.D., over the award’s one-year term.