POP Seminar: Maria Pilar Hernandez-Con, M.D., Hsin-Min (Grace) Wang, M.S., and Shao-Hsuan (Brendan) Chang, B.S., 10/20/2022

Please join us Thursday, 10/20/2022 for POP Research Seminar of the Fall 2022, held from 11:00 am-12:30 pm in Medical Sciences Building 6120. We will be welcoming  Maria Pilar Hernandez-Con , M.D. , Hsin-Ming (Grace) Wang, M.S. and Shao Hsuan (Brendan) Chang, B.S.,as our seminar speakers.                                                       

Maria Pilar Pilar, Grace & BrendanHernandez-Con, is a third-year PhD student in the department of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy. She earned her medical degree at the University of Costa Rica, where she practiced as a primary care physician for five years before moving to the U.S and transitioning to a research career. She obtained her master’s in clinical epidemiology from the University of Pennsylvania in 2021. Her current research focus is on access to medications by people with hepatitis C virus infection and health disparities, particularly among patients with substance use disorder. Her primary mentor is Dr. Haesuk Park and her presentation title is: “Cascade of care outcomes for individuals with HCV infection in the era of all-direct acting antiviral agents: a systematic review and meta-analysis”.

Hsin-Min (Grace), is a second year PhD student, and her advisor is Dr. LoCiganic. She received her PharmD degree and Master of Clinical Pharmacy degree at National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) in Taiwan. She has worked as a clinical pharmacist at NCKU Hospital and a research assistant at NCKU before joining our program. Most of her prior research are pharmacoepidemiologic studies focusing on drug safety issues among geriatric populations. Her presentation title is: “Cost-utility analysis of monthly, 3-monthly, and 6-monthly long-acting injectable paliperidone palmitate and oral paliperidone extended-release in patients with schizophrenia”.

Shao-Hsuan (Brendan) Chang, is a second-year master student in the Department of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy under the supervision of Dr. Park. He received bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from Taipei Medical university, Taiwan. Before joing POP, he worked as a clinical research pharmacist in a cancer hospital. His research interest focuses on liver diseases and cancer. His presentation title is: “Economic Impact of Universal HCV Testing for Middle Aged Adults Who Inject Drugs”.

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.