POP Seminar: Nicole Smolinski, Pharm.D., Seonkyeong Yang, M.S., B.S. Pharm., and Yehua Wang, MSPH 10/13/2022

Please join us Thursday, 10/13/2022 for POP Research Seminar of the Fall 2022, held from 11:00 am-12:30 pm in Medical Sciences Building 6120. We will welcoming Nicole Smolinski, Pharm.D., Seonkyeong Yang, M.S., B.S. Pharm. and Yehua Wang, MSPH, as our seminar speakers.                                                         

Nicole SmolinNicole, Seonkyeong & Yehuaski, is a fourth-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy with Dr. Winterstein as her faculty advisor. She earned two bachelor’s degrees in child psychology and chemistry from the University of Minnesota in 2015. She then received her Pharm.D. from Midwestern University in 2019. Her research has focused on pediatric acute otitis media, treatment preference, and the consequences of the overuse of antibiotics in this population as well as pregnancy-related work on outcomes and safety of medication use during pregnancy. Her presentation will be on: “A Comprehensive Evaluation of Valproic Acid Use among Women of Child-Bearing Age in the United States”.

Seonkyeong Yang, is a fourth-year PhD student in the Department of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy under the supervision of Dr. Lo-Ciganic. Before joining the POP, she worked at the Regional Pharmacovigilance Research Center as a research pharmacist in South Korea and then worked at the Pharminent Pharma Intelligence company as an analyst in the US. She received her master’s degree in Clinical Pharmacy from the College of Pharmacy at Marmara University in Turkey and earned her pharmacy degree from Pusan National University in South Korea. Her current research interest focuses on migraine medication use and associated cardiovascular safety. Her presentation will be on: “Characteristics and trends in cough medication use among patients with chronic cough in Florida: 2012-2021”.

Yehua Wang, is a third-year Ph.D. student at the Department of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy, with Dr.  Almut Winterstein as his advisor. He received his bachelor’s degree in biology from Fudan University in China. He then completed his master’s at Johns Hopkins University, majoring in Global Health Epidemiology, with additional certificates in vaccine science and clinical trials. Yehua’s research interests lay mainly in the field of pharmacoepidemiology. He has been involved in research projects in different fields including cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and women’s health.  His presentation title is: “Associations Between Post-discharge Care (PDC) and Cognitive Impairment-related Hospital Readmissions for Ketoacidosis and Severe Hypoglycemia in Adults with Diabetes”.

To join the Zoom meeting: Please contact Katherine Morris (kmorris@cop.ufl.edu), Valarie Jackson (vdj@cop.ufl.edu), or Ashley Clark (ashleyclark1@ufl.edu) for the Zoom link and password.