POP Seminar: Okpeku, Hernandez-Con, and Oueini on Thurs, Apr 8, 2021

POP Seminar Announcement 04.08.21Please join us Thursday, 04/08/2021 for POP Research seminar of the Spring 2021, held from 11:45 am-1:15 pm in Communicore, Room C1-04, or via Zoom. We will be welcoming Aimalohi Okpeku, BS Pharm, Maria (Pilar) Hernández Con, MD, MSCE, and Razanne Oueini, MSc as our seminar speakers.

Aimalohi Okpeku is a master’s student in the Department of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy (POP). She earned her bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from the Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, Nigeria. Afterwards, she worked as a technical program officer in the Institute of Human Virology, a US technical implementing partner for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Nigeria. Her current research interests include Infectious disease, Pharmacoepidemiology, and health outcomes research.   Her seminar title presented is: The Impact of Mental Health and Substance use Disorder on Readmissions among Persons Living with HIV.” Mentor/Advisor: Dr. Amie Goodin.

Maria (Pilar) Hernández Con is a first-year PhD student. She completed her medical school at University of Costa Rica in 2006, and practiced as a general practitioner for a few years before moving to the U.S. She completed her masters in epidemiology at University of Pennsylvania in 2020. Her research interests are studying the effectiveness and safety of psychotropics used in severe mental health disorders. She is also interested in advocating for the improvement of the overall health care management of these population. Her seminar title presented is: Prescription Patterns in Patients with Trigeminal Neuralgia.” Mentor/advisor is Dr. Juan Hincapie-Castillo.

Razanne Oueini is a 3rd year PharmD candidate at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. She received bachelor’s degrees in Chemistry and Music Studies from the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL. She then completed a Master of Science in Pharmacology at the University of Oxford in Oxford, UK as a recipient of the Frost Scholarship. Razanne is a 2020 recipient of the AFPE Gateway to Research Fellowship, receiving funding to investigate co-utilization of opioids and non-benzodiazepine sedative hypnotics.  Her seminar title presented is: Co-utilization of Opioids and Non-Benzodiazepine Sedative Hypnotics in U.S. Ambulatory Care Visits, 2006 – 2016.” Her mentor/advisor is Dr. Scott Vouri.

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