POP Seminar: A.Elliot, K.Alkhuzam, and S.Abuloha, 02/10/2022

EKSPlease join us Thursday, 02/10/2022 for POP Research seminar of the Spring 2022, held from 11:00 am-12:30 pm in Communicore C1-04. We will be welcoming Amy Elliot, PhD, MSEKhalid Alkhuzam, MSPharm; and Sumaya Abuloha, BPharm, MSc. as our seminar speakers.

Dr. Elliot is a NIDA-funded postdoctoral fellow for Sure Med Compliance, LLC, and a courtesy postdoctoral fellow for the University of Florida’s Department of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy.  In 2016, she received her master’s degree in Epidemiology at the University of Florida and became a NIDA T32 predoctoral fellow in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Florida.  Under the mentorship of Linda Cottler, PhD, MPH, FACE, Dr. Elliott focused her dissertation research on racial/ethnic and area deprivation disparities in access to SUD services in the Florida Juvenile Justice System.  She has authored 11 peer-reviewed publications and has several more in development.  After earning her PhD in 2020, she began a postdoctoral position with Sure Med Compliance, LLC under the mentorship of Abraham Hartzema, PharmD, PhD, MSPH, FISPE.  Funded by a NIDA R44 SBIR grant, Dr. Elliott serves both on the business side and the research side of operations and is the Quality Assurance Manager for Sure Med Compliance.  Most of her work is currently focused on questionnaire development and software development. Her seminar title presented is: Patient Self-Assessment in Risk Mitigation of Opioid Prescribing.

Khalid, is a second-year master student in the department of pharmaceutical outcomes and policy. He recently graduated with Master of Pharmacy from Liverpool John Moores University in the UK. Khalid’s main research area is Pharmacoeconomics and his research interests involve diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and neurodegenerative diseases. His advisor is Dr. Shao. Today he will be presenting “Long-term Health Benefit and Economic Return of Time in Range (TIR) Improvement in Individuals with Type 2 Diabetes.”  His seminar title presented is: Long-term Health Benefit and Economic Return of Time in Range (TIR) Improvement in Individuals with Type 2 Diabetes.

Sumaya, is a first year PhD-student that joined the POP department in Fall 2021. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy and Master’s degree in Clinical Pharmacy from University of Jordan. She has worked in academia for the last 8 years; mainly as lecturer and clinical preceptor for PharmD students. Her current research interest is in pharmacoeconomic studies, and her advisor is Dr. Shao.  Her seminar title presented is: A Scoping Review on Diabetes Management in People with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI): Glycemic Control, Medications, and Onset of Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias (ADRD).”

To join the Zoom meeting: Please contact Katherine Morris (kmorris@cop.ufl.edu), Valarie Jackson (vdj@cop.ufl.edu), or Motomori Lewis (motomorilewis@ufl.edu) for the Zoom link and password.