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2013 Annual Report


Office of President

It has been my honor to serve as your 2012-2013 OSHP President.  I am amazed at how quickly the year has gone by.  We had a very busy and productive year, and I am very excited about all that the Society has achieved.  Some of these accomplishments are summarized below:


  • In August we completed the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists State Affiliate Review Process for our ongoing affiliation with ASHP.  We were notified in January that ASHP granted us full affiliation.  We will continue to provide ASHP with on-going updates on our activities, and we will then go through the re-affiliation process in another five years.   This process allowed us to recognize our strengths and identify opportunities for the future.
  • After the passing of our staff secretary, Shirley Dunn, we were faced with finding someone to fill her position.  After functioning without a secretary for most of the summer, Lisa Slaton joined us in August as our new staff secretary.  Lisa has been a wonderful addition to our organization and has transitioned into her new role well.
  • In the fall, we held two very successful membership mixers in both Oklahoma City and Tulsa and recruited several new pharmacists and students to join.  Thank you to the Membership Committee co-chairs, Rebecca Dunn and Brooke Honey, for your efforts in coordinating these activities.
  • On November 17th, we participated in a community service project – St. Jude Give Thanks Walk, which was held in both Oklahoma City and Tulsa.  Volunteers passed out water bottles and also walked in the 5K event.  OSHP raised over $600 to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
  • Our Programming Committee provided two excellent programs for the Society.  Much time and hard work go into creating the quality programming that we have had.  A special thank you to the Program Committee Chair, Jennifer Wakefield, as well as her committee members.  Additionally, our Vendor Showcase Chairs, Lisa Mayer and Debbie Poland, continued to recruit vendors who help support our meetings.  Mark Gales deserves thanks for his efforts in coordinating the Residency Showcase at the Fall meeting.
  • In an effort to reach out to our directors of pharmacy throughout Oklahoma, we hosted a roundtable discussion for them during one of our breakout sessions at the Annual Meeting.
  • The OSHP ad hoc Policy and Guidelines Committee has diligently worked over these past few months to revise the policies and guidelines that serve as the foundation of our organization.  This has been a very long and tedious process, and I sincerely thank Susan Conway for leading this effort.  After the Policy and Guidelines document was sent to the membership for comment, the Board of Directors voted to approve them.
  • For the first time in many years, the Finance Committee has developed a working budget for the society.  Thank you to Peter Johnson and the members of this committee for your work on this task.  The work of this group will provide a sound foundation for the society for the upcoming year.


I want to thank you all for your support during the past year.  I thoroughly enjoyed serving as your OSHP President and getting to meet so many of you.  My sincere thanks to this year’s Board of Directors (Nancy Williams, Miki Finnin, Peter Johnson, Kari McCracken, Kristie Williams, and Teresa Truong), committee chairs and members, and our staff secretary, Lisa Slaton.  I could not have done it without you all!  Thank you also to those who assisted with the re-affiliation process.  I am proud of what we have accomplished this year, and I look forward to continuing my service as Past-President next year. 

Ann Lloyd, Pharm.D, BCPS
President, 2012-2013
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Office of President-Elect

It has been a privilege to serve as OSHP’s 2012-2013 President-Elect. As my first year on this state organization’s Board, it was encouraging to witness the dedication and hard work offered by all Board members and Committee Chairs. I learned a great deal about the organizational structure, finances, and goals of OSHP and will strive to do my very best to continue these great efforts during my term as OSHP President.

As has been the custom, the Board of Directors and Committee Chairs met in July for a strategic planning retreat. There was some great energy in the room! Several topics were identified as major focus areas for OSHP for the upcoming year, one of which was investigating the need, cost and utility of a membership database. OSHP, over the years, has conducted business without such a database, and it has proven to be a cumbersome, and not altogether, accurate process. As President in the upcoming year, I would like to continue investigating this need and bring a tool to the organization that can assist in streamlining membership services. The Committee Chairs have done an exceptional job of leading their charge throughout 2012-2013, and to continue with this momentum, we will once again begin the new Board cycle with yet another strategic planning retreat.

At the national level, I had the opportunity to attend the ASHP Presidential Officers Retreat in Chicago, IL. The meeting was very informative and presented the opportunity to learn from ASHP affiliate leaders from other states. One of the major topics discussed was focused on membership – such as innovate ideas on structuring non-traditional membership packages, adding value to the membership of the organization, and ways to increase member retention. In the coming year, I hope to revisit these concepts learned and see how they might be implemented into our affiliate organization.

I am excited to begin my year as OSHP President and want to thank you for the trust that you have placed in me. My goal is to continue the great strides that previous Boards have granted to the organization and to also introduce new opportunities for growth to our organization and its members! Thank you for this opportunity to serve. It is going to be an exciting year!

Miki Finnin, Pharm.D., BCPS, CGP
2012-2013 President-Elect

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Office of Immediate-Past President

Looking back, I am amazed at how quickly my five years on the OSHP Board of Directors has flown by.  It has been a pleasure to serve the Society in the roles of Secretary and President.  I have enjoyed the opportunity to better know the many dedicated members that make up OSHP.

I would like to personally thank the members of the Board for their hard work and acknowledge our many accomplishments.  Much activity goes on “behind the scenes” to keep our organization moving forward, and I was not truly aware of this until I started serving on the Board.  However, I have gained so much from my experiences in OSHP, including the opportunity to further develop my leadership skills, which I have been able to apply in my professional life.  I encourage all members to take an active role in the Society; this is such a valuable experience.

I would also like to thank all who have volunteered with OSHP and served on committees.  Although I had to call in a few favors when I was President, I hope those committee chairs grew from their experience.  I want you to know that I truly appreciate your support and service.  Additionally, I want to thank our membership for the opportunity to serve you.  It has truly been an honor.

For the past two years, I have coordinated OSHP’s community service project – St. Jude Give Thanks Walk, which was held in both Oklahoma City and Tulsa just before the Thanksgiving holiday.  I would like to thank all the volunteers who participated – passing out water bottles and t-shirts, cheering on walkers, and even walking in the 5K event.  In total for the last two years, OSHP raised over $1500 to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  I am proud to be a part of such a caring organization and hope that this tradition of serving the community continues.

As my tenure on the Board comes to an end, I am experiencing mixed emotions.  While I am very proud of the Society’s accomplishments during the past five years, I am also sad to leave because I have thoroughly enjoyed the camaraderie among the board members and learning the operations of the organization.  However, I know that our Society is in excellent hands with our incoming President, Miki Finnin.  I look forward to the future of OSHP and will continue to be involved.

Thank you again for the opportunity to serve on the Board of Directors.  I have really enjoyed the colleagues and friends that I have gained through OSHP.

Nancy Toedter Williams, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCNSP, FASHP
Immediate Past President, 2012-2013

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Office of Secretary

OSHP held nine (9) Board Meetings and a Strategic Planning Retreat during 2012-2013 term. Board meetings were held at the University of Oklahoma, College of Pharmacy where videoconferencing technology allowed members to attend the meetings on either the Oklahoma City or Tulsa Campus. This site and the technology allowed flexibility and reduced commute time for the Board members, committee chairs, and guests. 

Database reports have documented the following trends in the Society membership:

                                           2012    2011    2010
Eastern District Members:      132      121      97
Western District Members:     195      190    168 
Total members*:                    327       311   266

*Total members include Honorary, Associate, and Out of State members.

The membership database remains updated throughout the year and updated reports are regularly being provided to the Board and posted on the OSHP website. E-mails and website postings continue to be the primary method of communication within the Society. We are pleased to report that approximately 99% of our membership has provided the Society with their e-mail address. We encourage all members to provide us with a current e-mail address to facilitate communication and keep membership updated on current issues and available programs. 

Another great online source for the Society is the OSHP webpage ( The website continues to evolve into an indispensable tool for OSHP, thanks to Ben Welch for keeping the website updated. 

I would like to thank the members of the Board and to our staff secretary, Lisa Slaton, for their assistance over the past year. It has been a pleasure to work with such a dedicated and talented group of individuals. 

Kari McCracken, Pharm.D., BCPS
OSHP Secretary, 2012-2014

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Office of the Treasurer

Over the last year, I have continued to perform the day to day duties of the Treasurer office including paying bills, depositing checks, managing the PayPal account, have provided reports to the Board of Directors (BOD) on a routine basis.  I have also worked with our accountant FD, Thompson & Co., to prepare the proper tax documentation for 2012.  In addition, I am working currently with our accountant to prepare for our bi-annual audit this spring.   


Our organization continues to not only survive but has in many ways thrived during the continued financial difficulties that face non-profit organizations like OSHP.  Over the last several years, it has been very difficult to obtain educational grants from pharmaceutical companies due to cut-backs and other restrictions placed on these organizations.  However, the Vendor Showcase Chairs and Programming Committee have worked hard to keep our programming at our Annual and Fall meetings top notch while also identifying additional monetary support through a variety of different vendors.   I am happy to report that their efforts were extremely successful.  We had 22 vendors at the 2012 Annual Meeting and 25 vendors at the 2012 Fall Meeting!


With the efforts from the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 Programming Committee Chairs (Dr. Jennifer Wakefield, Bird, and Poland), the Programming Committee, and Vendor Showcase Co-Chairs (Drs. Debbie Poland and Lisa Mayer), OSHP has been able to meet the revenue goal with approximately $9,000 from our 2012 Annual Meeting and approximately $4,000.00 from our 2012 Fall Meeting.  Through these efforts, OSHP has continued to be able to provide the charitable donations to both the OU and SWOSU student chapters and the ASHP Foundation.  The income, expenses, and net revenue for each of the meetings are listed below: 


OSHP Meeting


Total Income


Total Expenses


Net Revenue


2012 Annual Meeting



+ $8,743.55


2012 Fall Meeting



+ $3,792.42



As of March 12, 2013, the total current assets are as follows: 






Bank of Oklahoma checking account (interest-bearing)




American Heritage CD


Bank of Oklahoma CD


Total Current Assets



In summary, I am pleased to report that our organization continues to be very fiscally sound.  I would like to take this time to thank Lisa Slaton for her hard work and assistance and for the BOD for their support.  Without their help, this job would have been extremely difficult.  I have learned so much in this office over the past several years, and I am thankful to all of our members for honoring me with this experience.  I look forward to seeing you at future OSHP meetings.   


Pete N. Johnson, Pharm.D., BCPS

OSHP Treasurer, 2011 - 2013

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Eastern District







Managing Iron Deficiency Anemia with Feraheme (ferumoxytol) Injection For Intravenous (IV) Use in Adult Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease

Jay Walls, MD

AMAG Pharmaceuticals

1 hour (OK)


Exploring the Pharmacology of Pradaxa in Patients With Non Valvular Atrial Fibrillation

Bryan Poon, PharmD

Boehringer Ingelheim

1 hour (OK)


Immune-Mediated Coagulopathy: An Under-Recognized Post-Operative Complication

Bradley Boucher, PharmD


1 hour (OK)


Less Invasive Strategies for the Treatment of Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Kris Saunders, BSE, PharmD

Cornerstone Pharmaceuticals

1 hour (OK)


A Proactive Approach to Managing Secondary Hyperparathyroidism

Marc Stegman, MD, FACP


1 hour (OK)





1 hour (OK)


Inhibitors – The Most Common and Most Severe Complication of Hemophilia A Treatment

Kenneth Brier, PharmD, FASHP

Grifols, Inc.

1 hour (OK)

In the last 9 months as Eastern District Chair, the Eastern District members gathered six times to take part in continuing education and networking meetings.  The Oklahoma State Board of Pharmacy has approved all six of these meetings for one hour each of continuing education credit.


We have had great participation this year.  The total attendance of all six meetings was 214 with an average attendance of 36 at each meeting.  Even as the number of pharmacist attendees has grown, the number of pharmacy students and pharmacy technicians attending the meetings has also increased.  I am very proud of our growth!


Of course, I would be remised if I did not thank all of our industry sponsors.  We would not be able to cover the breadth of topics and meeting venues without their continued, generous support.


I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the dedicated members of the Eastern District and the Board for their attendance, assistance, and most of all encouragement.  It has been a very rewarding experience for me to direct the district meetings and serve on the OSHP Board of Directors.  I look forward to the year ahead, and hope to see each of you at upcoming meetings.


Kristie L. Williams, Pharm.D.

OSHP Eastern District Chair, 2012-2014     

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Western District






January 2012

NO MEETING – winter break

February 23, 2012

o RSVP: 57

o Attendees:


Pradaxa Efficiency, Safety, Dosing and Administration

Phillip Comp, MD, PhD


Steve Waid

1 hr(OK)


March 8, 2012

o RSVP: 52

o Attendees: 48


Current Clinical Developments in Community-Acquired Bacterial and Acute Bacterial Skin and Skin Structure Infections


David J. Ritchie, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS


Vince Morrison

1 hr(OK)


April 26, 2012

o RSVP: 32

o Attendees: 22

Immune-Mediate Coagulopathy: An Under Recognized Post-Operative Complication


Bradley Boucher, PharmD


Joesph Keel


1 hr(OK)


May 17, 2012

o RSVP: 38

o Attendees: 32


Epidemiology and Treatment: Strategies for Healthcare-Associated Pneumonia


Himal Bajracharya, MD


Kevin Berry

1 hr(OK)


June 12, 2012

o RSVP: 53

o Attendees: 49

Evaluation of Impairment and Risk in the Management of Patients with Asthma


Louay K. Nassri, MD, FAAP, FCCP


Kathleen Sumpter

1 hr(OK)


July 2012

NO MEETING – summer break

August 2012

NO MEETING – sponsor canceled

September 18, 2012

o RSVP: 60

o Attendees: 53


Less Invasive Ventilation Strategies

James E. Dice, PharmD

Cornerstone Therapeutics

John Butler

1 hr(OK)


October 9, 2012

o RSVP: 68

o Attendees: 63

Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of Antibiotics in Special Populations


Kenneth Lamp, PharmD


Kenneth Lamp


1 hr(OK)


November 2012

NO MEETING – fall meeting

December 11,2012

o RSVP: 46

o Attendees: 37


IV Aceteminophen for Peri-operative Pain

Brian Burleson, PharmD, BCPS


Brian Burleson

1 hr(OK)



In 2012, the OSHP Western District (WD) held eight meetings, all of which have been approved thus far by the Oklahoma State Board of Pharmacy for 1.0 hour of Oklahoma continuing education credit each.      

I would like to thank our industry sponsors who have made our meetings possible including Boehringer-Ingelheim, Forest, ZymoGenetics, Pfizer, Merck, Cornerstone Therapeutics, Cubist and Cadence.  As of result of their support, Western District members have had the opportunity to learn about a variety of relevant and exciting topics.   

As I am at the end of my term, I would like to take this opportunity and thank our dedicated members for their continued attendance and support.  Our meetings were very well attended; our average attendance was 45 (range 22-63) members per meeting.  I think that this speaks volumes of our dedicated membership.  It has been a very rewarding experience for me serving as the OSHP Western District Chair.  I have truly enjoyed getting to know the members (almost everyone by name) and serving on the OSHP Board of Directors where I learned a great deal about leadership.  In short, it has indeed been a pleasure to serve the members of OSHP and I hope to see a number of you at future meetings.       

Teresa Truong, PharmD, BCPS, CDE
OSHP Western District Chair, 2011-2013


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Program Committee

The Program Committee is proud to report on a very productive year. Between Fall and Annual Spring meetings, the committee has developed 12 hours of continuing education (CE) programming.  For both meetings, American Council of Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE) accreditation was provided in cooperation with the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy, Office of Continuing Professional Development.  OSHP was also blessed again this year with educational support from the national organization. ASHP Advantage will present two topics of interest to our members at the 2013 Annual meeting. 


Our Committee’s charge was to arrange the program, select meeting sites, solicit papers and prepare suitable subjects for discussion at regular meetings of the OSHP, arrange qualified and engaging speakers, and obtain funding to support meeting expenses.


2012 Fall Meeting Summary


The 2012 OSHP Fall Meeting was held Friday, October 5, 2012, at the Rosser Conservation Education Center at the Oklahoma City Zoo.  A vendor showcase was held during the morning and lunch breaks featuring 34 vendors at $500 a piece for a total of $17,000.


A Residency Showcase followed the meeting, highlighting programs from across Oklahoma including the Chickasaw Nation Division of Health, Norman Regional Health System, Oklahoma City VA Medical Center, Saint Francis Hospital, Saint John Medical Center, The University of Oklahoma, Walgreen’s.


Fall Meeting attendees were eligible for up to 6 ACPE-accredited hours from the University of Oklahoma on the following topics:





New Drug Updates

Pat Medina


There’s a Kid in the Emergency Department: Now What?

Pete Johnson



Introducing a Clinical Pharmacist into the Emergency Department

Cheri Lemons



Pertusis: What’s the Big WHOOP-Dee-Dee?

Tracy Hagemann



Clostridium Difficle Update

Jeff Stroup


Hazardous Drugs: cradle to Grave Best Practices

Fred Massoomi




013 Annual Meeting Summary

The 2013 OSHP Annual Meeting is to be held Friday, April 12, 2013 at the Mary K. Chapman Health Plaza at St. John Medical Center in Tulsa.


A Vendor Showcase will be held during the morning and lunch breaks featuring a number of different vendors.


Annual Meeting attendees are eligible for up to 4 ACPE-accredited hours from the University of Oklahoma and 2 ACPE-accredited hours from ASHP Advantage, on the following topics:





Inpatient Hyponatremia: Opportunity for Pharmacists to Improve Patient Care

Amy Dzierba, PharmD, BCPS, FCCM

Clinical Pharmacist, Adult Critical Care, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Associate Professor, Columbia University School of Nursing. New York, New York


Achieving Hemostasis in the Operating Room and Critical Care Setting: What the Pharmacist Needs to Know

William Spotnitz, M.D., M.B.A

Professor of Surgery, Director Surgical Therapeutic Advancement Center, Department of Surgery, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia


Precepting Pharmacy Students in the Health-System Setting

Vince Dennis, PharmD, BCACP, CDE

Assistant Dean for Experiential Programs, Associate Professor, College of Pharmacy, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma


Break-Out Sessions (attendees may participate in 2 of 6)

Residency Project Pearls – Part I

C Ryan Tomlin, PharmD

University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy

Lezlie Grimes, PharmD

University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy/Walgreen’s

Bethany Ibach, PharmD

University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy

Thanh-Nga Nguyen, PharmD

VA Medical Center

Crystal Luong, PharmD

VA Medical Center


Residency Project Pearls – Part II

Shamama Burney, PharmD

Norman Regional Health System

Nasim Aghaienia, PharmD

St. John Medical Center

Alex Cobb, PharmD

St. John Medical Center

Sherri Stark, PharmD

Chickasaw Nation-Residnet, Ada, Oklahoma

Corinne Asakevich, PharmD

Saint Francis Hospital

New Drugs of Abuse

Michael Snowden

Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Adult Immunizations

Tracy Hageman, PharmD, FCCP, FPPAG

Associate Professor, Director of Clinical Affairs-OUMC, College of Pharmacy, University of Oklahoma Health Science Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Pharmacy Directors Panel – no CE credit

No CE Credit

Medical Management of Patients Receiving Anticoagulant and Antiplatelet Therapy

Rusty Dixon, PharmD

Surgery/Trauma Clinical Pharmacist, St. John Medical Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma



Chair: Jennifer Wakefield

Members:  Alex Cobb,  Debbie Poland, Lisa Mayer, Mark Gales, Matthew Bird, Nasim Aghaienia, Tiffany White, Tahirrasheed Khan, Jamie Burton, Darin Smith, Rebecca Dunn, Shamama Burney

Board Liaison:   Ann Lloyd

Vendor Showcase Chairs:  Lisa Mayer and Debbie Poland

Residency Showcase Chair:  Mark Gales

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Finance Committee

The duty of the Finance Committee is to prepare and report a proposed budget for the Society to the Board of Directors for final approval.  This year the Finance Committee worked extremely hard to put together a more detailed budget for 2013 that would include expected income and expenses, actual income and expenses, and the variance between both of these.   The goal with this budget report would be to provide the Board of Directors (BOD) and Finance Committee with more detailed information throughout the year concerning the budget.  For more specific questions regarding this budget, please contact the BOD or the treasurer for more information. 

Chair: Peter Johnson (Treasurer)
Members:  Nancy Williams (Past-President), Ann Lloyd (President), Miki Finnin (President-Elect), Michelle Splinter, and Martin Jarshaw.  

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Scholarship and Awards Committee

The Scholarship and Awards Committee in conjunction with the OSHP Board of Directors and student societies from Southwestern Oklahoma State University and the University of Oklahoma raised money for the student scholarships by auctioning theme baskets a the Annual Meeting. 

The OSHP scholarships consisting of $1000 each will be presented this year to one student from each college at the annual meeting.  The recipients of the scholarships are Roshni Patel from the University of Oklahoma and Kara Connelly from Southwestern Oklahoma State University.

Application forms for the Continuing Excellence Award were sent to all pharmacist members.  Dr. Chelsea O. Church met the criteria for this coveted award this year.

The committee sent application forms for the Sylvia J. Martin Outstanding Technician Award to all technician and pharmacist members.  The recipient this year is Yolanda Castillo Acosta of of Mercy Health Center. 

Recipients of the OSHP Senior Student Awards were selected by faculty committees at The University of Oklahoma and Southwestern Oklahoma State University.  These awards will be presented at the awards ceremony of each respective college.

Chair: Michele Splinter

Members: Linda R. Bull, Metha Chonlahan, Barry J Gales, LeAnn Graham, Chanda Humprhey, Tiffancy Kessler, Ann T. Nguyen, Edna Patatanian, Randall Sharp
Board Liaison: Kari McCracken

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Newsletter Committee

The Newsletter Committee continues to strive towards keeping the membership abreast of information that is pertinent to OSHP and the practice of pharmacy.  The goals of the 2012-13 Committee were to produce three newsletters throughout the year to coincide with key OSHP events: 1) the Summer Newsletter 2012 to serve as a semester kick-off and summary of summer events. We wanted to welcome everybody back from the summer break, acknowledge the new Oklahoma pharmacy residents and put OSHP in the forefront of people’s minds to build momentum leading into the annual membership drive; 2) the Winter Newsletter 2012 to highlight Fall Meeting events; and 3) the Spring Newsletter 2013 to focus on legislative activity impacting the pharmacy profession.

Each edition continued to provide a “Letter from the President” to facilitate communication from the OSHP Board regarding the direction of the organization.  We were able to provide timely reporting on the new state pharmacy technician permitting process and the crisis surrounding pharmacy compounding instigated by the New England Compounding Center.  We also continued to feature reports from both SWOSU and OU Colleges of Pharmacy that provided insight into their student chapter activities. A new series, “Direct from the Director”, contained one-on-one interviews with Mark St. Cyr (OU Medical Center, Oklahoma City) and Fred Keehn (St. John Medical Center, Tulsa) revealing their perspectives regarding health-system pharmacy director challenges.

In response to membership input, another goal of the Newsletter Committee was to provide a more reader-friendly newsletter. As a means of accomplishing this goal, the format of the Spring Newsletter 2013 was modified to mimic that of other pharmacy organizations. The newsletter was distributed as a series of article links giving readers the option of viewing the newsletter in its entirety or perusing select articles of interest.

Thank you to the Board of Directors for their guidance and support and to all who have contributed articles, photographs and other information.  Your participation is greatly appreciated!

Co-Chairs:Teresa Lewis, Yvette Morrison

Board Liaison:   Teresa Truong

MembersJulia ChiappeDarlene Doty, Martha Leff, Kristin MontarellaBeth Resman-Targoff Joseph Van Tuyl (P4-OUCOP), Ben Welch

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Nominations Committee

The Nominations Committee was responsible for solicitation of names for consideration in the election of two ASHP Delegates and OSHP offices of President-Elect, Treasurer, and Western District Chairperson.  All nominations and elections were conducted via electronic ballots.  Nominations Committee is pleased to announce the results of elections for various offices and positions for the coming year(s).     


ASHP Delegates:

                            Matthew Bird (Continuing Delegate, 2012-2014)

            Lisa Mayer (New Delegate, 2013-2015)

               Darin Smith (New Delegate, 2013-2015)


ASHP Alternate Delegate:

                No alternate selected


OSHP Officer Positions:

                             President-Elect                 Rebecca Dunn (3-yeart term)

                             Treasurer                          Matthew Bird (2-year term)

         Western District Chair        Debbie Poland (2-year term)

It has been a pleasure serving as the Nominations Committee Chair this past year.   The Committee would like to thank all of the members for their participation in the nomination process and the candidates for their willingness to serve.  Additionally, we thank the Board for their continuing support.    

Nominations Committee Co-Chairs:  Tiffany Kessler and Jamie Miller

Members: Cheri Lemons

Board Liaison: Nancy Williams

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Legislative Committee

We continue with the grass-roots efforts that have been brewing for the past three years, since the 2010 Collaborative Medication Therapy Management (CMTM) rules to the Oklahoma Pharmacy Act were withdrawn before consideration before the Legislature.  The overall goal this year was to continue to improve advocacy effectiveness. Below is a summary of this years goals:


Committee Goal


1. Re-energize student involvement in professional advocacy


2. Involve membership in grassroots advocacy


3. Institute an “Invite Your Legislator to Work” program for OSHP


4. Work collaboratively with AOKPharm and OPhA on legislative initiatives that affect Oklahoma Pharmacy



This year, I have delivered an advocacy-focused talk at OU College of Pharmacy (January 2013) and SWOSU College of Pharmacy (April 2013).  Both student sOSHP Chapters were well-represented at the 2013 Pharmacy Legislative Day at the state capitol in February and it is exciting to see our future pharmacy colleagues become excited about political advocacy.  The biggest legislative focus this year was the PBM bill, which has been recently withdrawn for this year.  We have been working closely with both AOKPharm and OPhA’s Legislative committee to keep momentum.  Regrouping will occur over the next year and it is more important than ever that Oklahoma Pharmacists from ALL practice settings get involved in contributing to the Oklahoma Pharmacy PAC and legislative issues that affect our practices.  These issues don’t just affect our colleagues in community/retail settings.  As health-system pharmacists, we are integral to the profession of pharmacy and should be represented.

***Members should look for new information and opportunities for involvement in grassroots advocacy for ALL Oklahoma pharmacists in the coming months.  Please get involved, we need you!!

A toolkit for grassroots advocacy and how to “Invite your legislator to your work place” is in process and we hope to make this available on the website in the coming months.  This is a joint project between OSHP and OPhA’s Legislative committees.  Establishing relationships with our legislators now, will pay dividends in the future when pertinent pharmacy-related legislation arises in the future. 


Report submitted by Legislative Committee Chair. Tracy Hagemann 

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Membership Committee

Charges by the board for 2012 – 2013:

·Should SWOSU and OU COPs (and any technician colleges) be offered a discounted rate for bulk memberships in OSHP (similar to OPhA)?

·Review of membership management software tools to assist with managing our membership database

·Evaluation of ASHP connect as a tool for member communication

The committee met via email and distance technology over this academic year.  We discussed the three above charges at our first meeting.  The membership committee agreed that discounted rates for bulk memberships would be a good promotion to increase overall membership.  Additionally, reduced rates for members serving on committees or in an officer role was also discussed to incentivize increased participation amongst the current membership.  Ideas were presented to the board.  The committee chairs and board liaison also reviewed membership management software tools and reported to the board findings and prices.   

The membership committee also held the annual fall membership drive mixer in both the Eastern and Western districts.  Both mixers were a success and a large number of current members as well as interested practitioners were in attendance.

Chairs: Rebecca Dunn, Brooke Honey

Members: Lisa Nguyen, Sarah Payne, Victoria Lam, Marlene Hall

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Ad Hoc Committee for Revision of the OSHP Policies and Guidelines

This year, the Board of Directors appointed an Ad Hoc Committee with the primary charge of reviewing and recommending updates to the OSHP guidelines and policies.  This process was started last year by the Bylaws Committee.  The Bylaws committee recommended revision to the policies and guidelines at the time of completing updates to the Bylaws last year.  To allow for review and input on the policies and guidelines from ASHP, this work was carried over into the 2012-2013 year.  The ad hoc committee met in the fall to review the comments from ASHP and provide further review to the Bylaws committee’s recommendations from the 2011-2012 year.  The ad hoc committee incorporated this input and presented a revised document to the Board of Directors for their consideration and approval in late 2012.  The proposed revisions to the policies and guidelines were shared with the society membership and there was an open comment period.  In February 2013, the Board of Directors approved revisions to the policies and guidelines.

It has been a pleasure serving on the Ad Hoc Committee for Policy and Guideline Revisions this past year.  Additionally, we thank the OSHP Board and ASHP for their support.    

Committee Chair:  Susan Conway

Members: Chelsea Church, Tracy Hagemann, Martin Jarshaw, Mark Mills, Yvette Morrison, Edna Patatanian, Nancy Williams

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Ad-Hoc Social Media Committee

This year a special ad-hoc committee was formed.  The goal of this committee was to survey the membership to determine their interests in social media and podcasts/webinars, etc. and to explore the usefulness of a variety of media (e.g., ASHP Connect) for our members.  A questionnaire was sent out to membership in mid-March.  The results of survey project will be used by the Board of Directors and possibly this committee in the future to identify the best way to keep the members informed and potentially new resources for our members.   

Chair: Peter Johnson (Treasurer)
Members: Jamie Miller, 
Teresa Lewis, Ben Welch, 
Becca Panak

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SWOSU Student OSHP Chapter Activity Report, 2012-2013 Academic Year

Faculty Advisors:  Tiffany Kessler and Nancy Williams

Our Southwestern OSHP Student Chapter had another busy and productive year.  We hosted several great speakers and membership drives; organized the local Clinical Skills Competition; and plan to assist senior citizens with keeping a record of their medications.

Our speakers throughout the year have included Dr. Mark Gales, Dr. Erin Callen, Mr. Stan Young, and a PGY-1 residency panel consisting of Drs. Nicole Avant, Alex Cobb, Lezlie Grimes, and Jonathan Hansen.  Dr. Tracy Hagemann will speak to us later in April.

Dr. Gales gave our group information and helpful tips in preparation for the annual Clinical Skills Competition.  Dr. Callen spoke to us about >the different components of a residency, her personal experiences as a resident, and working as an infectious disease specialist.  Mr. Young discussed his work with the FBI as a pharmacist.  We appreciated his interesting stories!  Our residency panel, which represented both community practice and hospital settings, was extremely informative and helpful for those of us planning to pursue or thinking about pursing residency training.  We were grateful to them and their residency directors for their time in coming to visit with us.  Lastly, in April, Dr. Hagemann will give us an overview of advocacy and legislative initiatives in the field of pharmacy.  We will also select our new student chapter board at this meeting.  

Robyn Dowdy and Lucy Wilkening won our local Clinical Skills Competition in October and went to represent SWOSU in the national competition at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting in Las Vegas this past December.  We are very proud to announce that they placed in the top ten out of 120 participating schools.  Congratulations Robyn and Lucy!!

This year has also been busy with various service and fundraiser projects.  In the fall, we had several officers and members volunteer at the St. Jude Give Thanks Walk on November 17th.  We passed out water bottles and t-shirts to the participants and also cheered on the walkers.  This spring, we collaborated with Worldwide Book Drive to collect books on campus that will later be donated.  As fundraisers, we are selling various t-shirts, totes, and tumblers in addition to packets of drug information cards.  We are finalizing plans for our professional development project, but the main theme is helping senior citizens keep a record of their medications.

Recently, OSHP revised their bylaws, incorporating one student representative from each pharmacy school as non-voting members of the Board of Directors.  Corey Williams represented the SWOSU student chapter in the fall semester and learned a lot from his experience.  Our own student chapter is currently working on updating our bylaws as well.

We would like to thank all of our speakers, members, officers and especially the faculty advisers for doing such a great job! We have had a great year and look forward to next year.


Fall 2012

Spring 2013


Melody Elder

Jennifer Le


Jennifer Le

Joanna Mach


Thomas Tran

Debbie Tran


Corey Williams

Tiffany Le

Fundraising Co-Chairs

Nhu Tran

Nazifa Chowdhury

Kara Connelly

Victoria Lam


Victoria Lam

Kim Ly


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University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy 2013

Advisors:  Michele Splinter and Ann Lloyd



The academic year began with the first organizational meeting which was designed to recruit students into the organization. This effort has resulted in the student membership totaling 88 members.  Students in attendance were informed of the benefits of membership in the student organization, as well as the opportunities available to members of the national and state organizations. The second organizational meeting introduced current and prospective members to Dr. Mark St. Cyr, the Director of Pharmacy at OU Medical Center. Dr. St. Cyr presented the responsibilities of his position within the health-system and the measures currently being developed to prevent drug diversion.

In November, a Residency Panel was held to provide current students with a forum to learn about residency programs from current residents located in Tulsa and Oklahoma City.  This annual forum allows each resident to present his or her own unique perspectives on how to become competitive for residency positions, important features of quality residency programs, and the responsibilities and lifestyle of a resident.

In January, Dr. Tracy Hagemann spoke about legislation affecting pharmacy and how students can get involved.  She informed us about some of the current issues involving pharmacy in Oklahoma, how to find our local legislators, what to do once we find them, and how to support PAC’s.

In February, Whitney Kemp from Oklahoma Poison Control Center spoke about Poison Prevention Month, informing students of events going on that they can participate in.  She also talked about the extent of services the Poison Control Center provides.

In March, Dr. Tim Murray spoke about his role at the Indian Health Services clinic, and opportunities available to students.

In April, we will be hearing from Shamama Burney, a recent OU graduate and current PGY1 resident and Norman Regional Hospital.  She will discuss the Pharmacy Practice Model Initiative.

Clinical Skills Competition:

The competition was held in early October.  Five teams from Oklahoma City and one team from Tulsa competed.  The team of Shivani Shah and Debbie Leung won the local competition, giving them the opportunity to represent our college at the national competition at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada in December.


Last year, we had success with selling OU College of Pharmacy tumblers, so we decided to do this fundraiser again this spring.  Funds will be used to support travel expenses to state and national meetings. 

Service Projects:

In the fall, students performed blood pressure, glucose, and lipid monitoring during the Integris Men-U Health Fair and they obtained experience in medication counseling at the Korean Health Fair. The chapter partnered with the college’s chapter of The Rho Chi Society for smoking cessation advocacy and education at the City Rescue Mission Health Fair.

Throughout the spring semester, the chapter has continued with involvement in the Marcus Garvey Project. This project was developed in 2011 to educate students at a local charter school that serves an underprivileged population. The children in grades 1-8 are taught poison prevention using active learning techniques.

In March, students participated in Poison Prevention Awareness Day at the OKC Zoo hosted by the Oklahoma Poison Control Center.  In addition, we had a poison prevention booth set up with games and activities at the Department of Mental Health Youth and Families Systems of Care Picnic.

In April, the chapter will be participating in the Big Event, a campus-wide community service project held on both Oklahoma City and Tulsa campuses. 

Recognition and Officers:

At the ASHP Midyear Meeting in Las Vegas, chapter members Roshni Patel and Amy Sid were authors of a poster on Poison Prevention at Marcus Garvey Leadership Charter School.  The outgoing and incoming officers are as follows:


Outgoing officers:
Spring 2012-Spring 2013

Incoming officers:
Spring 2013-Spring 2014


Roshni Patel

Rebekah Panak


Amy Si (OKC)

Rebekah Panak (Tulsa)

 Ruby Oh (OKC)

Adam Gaines (Tulsa)


Xiangyu Tan (OKC)

Lindsey Crane (Tulsa)

Vivian Nguyen (OKC)


Courtney Bishop (OKC)

Calli McLean (Tulsa)

Marisa Irving (OKC)

Katie Manley (Tulsa)


Stephanie Garland (OKC)

Allyson Votruba  (Tulsa)


Service Chair

Ruby Oh (OKC)

Lindsay Bebout (Tulsa)

Helen Vu & Pinkey Rahman (OKC)

Lindsey Crane (Tulsa)

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