POP Seminar: Dr. Song, Amir Sarayani, and Raj Desai on Thurs, September 24, 2020

PPOP Fall 2020 Seminar Announcement 09 24 2020lease join us Thursday, 09/24/2020 for POP Research seminar of the Fall 2020, held from 11:00 am-12:30 pm in the Health Professions, Nursing, and Pharmacy Building Auditorium (Room HPNP 1404) or via Zoom. We will be welcoming our Post Doctoral Fellow, Hyunjin Song, Ph.D., M.Pharm., graduate student Amir Sarayani, Pharm.D., M.P.H., and  graduate student Raj Desai, M.S. as our seminar speakers.

Dr. Song is a Post-Doctoral Associate in the Department of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy, at the University of Florida, College of Pharmacy. She earned a Doctor of Philosophy at the Sungkunkwan University in 2016 specializing in Health and Social Pharmacy. She previously worked as a Research Professor at the Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kyungpook National University as well as a Researcher at the National Evidence-based Healthcare Collaborating Agency (NECA). Dr. Song has conducted health and economic outcomes research, cost-effectiveness research, decision analytic modeling, and systematic review of several diseases including blood and solid cancers, obesity, and asthma. Currently, her research has focused on understanding the HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis exposure (PrEP) prescribing trends and health and economic outcomes among PrEP users. She is also involved research to investigate health outcomes, costs, and quality of life among asthma patients by severity.  Her seminar title is: Prescribing Trends in HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis among U.S. Commercially-insured Persons

Amir Sarayani is completed a Pharm.D./M.P.H. program in 2012 at Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran. Beside pharmacy practice, he worked as a research fellow at the Research Center for Rational Use of Drugs where he was involved in several quality improvement projects, clinical trials, and drug utilization research. He also enjoyed working as a pharmacy manager in a tertiary hospital before joining the POP Ph.D. program in 2017. His research portfolio covers drug safety and risk management, comparative effectiveness research, and quality improvement studies. He will present his experiences during his summer internship at Regeneron.

Raj Desai  is currently a 4th year Ph.D. student in the Department of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy working under the direction of Dr. Steven Smith and Dr. Haesuk Park. He received his Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from the Institute of Chemical Technology in India and his Master’s in Pharmacy Administration from St. John’s University in New York. His current research interests include evaluating long term safety and effectiveness outcomes in patients with resistant hypertension. He will present his experiences during his summer internship at AbbVie.

To join the meeting: Please contact Katherine Morris or Motomori Lewis for the Zoom link and password.