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2014 Annual Report


Office of President

It has been my honor to serve as your 2013-2014 OSHP President. It has been a very busy and exciting year! Although at the beginning of the year the Board made a commitment to have one major focus - bringing increased value to our members through better communications and available services - it turns out that we accomplished much more than this single goal! Some of these accomplishments are summarized below:

• 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.
• Our Program Committee provided two excellent programs for the Society. Much time and hard work go into creating these quality programs. A special thank you to the Program Committee Chairs, Jennifer Wakefield and Julia Reffert, as well as their committee members. Additionally, our Vendor Showcase Chair, Sarah Payne, recruited a record number of vendors at our Fall Meeting – 25! And finally, Mark Gales, the Residency Showcase Chair, brought in 11 residencies to show off their programs.
• In a continued 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 Fall Meeting.
• A large part of our time this year was devoted to working with the Social Media and Communications Ad Hoc Committee to discover, evaluate and implement the Societies new website platform and membership database system. The decision was unanimous by the Board to go with as the host for these services and to assign our Secretary, Lisa Slaton, as the point-person for learning the system and becoming the administrator. The committee is in the midst of building this new platform and we are very excited to be able to bring this to the membership in the next few months. The Board is confident that the membership will see great value in this new portal!
• Your Treasurer, Matthew Bird, has been busy working with our accountants to set up our financial books, via Quickbooks, in a manner that will make it easier in the future to run financial reports, budgets and forecasts for the organization, something that has not been an easy task in the past. The Board and the Finance Committee also spent a great deal of time looking at the Societies financial investments and reallocating the money to gain the largest return on investment, yet be able to take some of our funds and use them to give back to our members through increased value by way of the new website and membership database management system.
• The Newsletter Committee, chaired by Yvette Morrison and Teresa Lewis, with the help of Webmaster, Ben Welch, worked to increase the readability of our quarterly newsletters by incorporating clickable links. Awesome improvement!
• The Board approved a donation of $500 to help with providing needed medications to the Moore Tornado Relief Fund administered by Norman Regional Hospital.

I want to thank you all for your support during the past year. It was a privilege to serve as your OSHP President! My sincere thanks to this year’s Board of Directors (Ann Lloyd, Kari McCracken, Matthew Bird, Darlene Doty, Kristi Williams and Debbie Poland), committee chairs and members, and our staff secretary, Lisa Slaton. I would also like to give a special Thank You to Ben Welch for all his years of service and continued support on the OSHP website, and to Jacyntha Sterling for taking on the role of social media administrator. I could not have done it without you all! I hope our members will continue to get involved with the organization and make a difference in the practice of health-system pharmacy across Oklahoma. I will remain on the Board for another year and look forward to continuing our move forward. Thank you for the opportunity to serve!

Miki Finnin, Pharm.D., BCPS, CGP
President, 2013-2014

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Office of President-Elect

It has been a privilege to serve as OSHP’s 2012-2013 President-Elect. Through my experience on the OSHP Board of Directors, I have worked with outstanding and committed OSHP members, learned a great deal about the inner workings of the Society, and gained a better understanding of some of the key issues facing a volunteer leadership organization like OSHP.

During this year, I also had the opportunity to attend the ASHP Presidential Officers Retreat in Dallas, TX. The meeting was a great learning experience and allowed a lot of interaction with other ASHP State Affiliate leadership. The topics of discussion included incorporating meaningful metrics to help drive program development, resource optimization and, ultimately, the success of our organization. Participants in the retreat also learned how ASHP’s new Strategic Plan could be utilized to drive activities at the state affiliate level.

I am very excited to be able to continue to work on several projects introduced under the 2013-2014 Board of Directors. President Finnin was instrumental in the formation of a social media and communication ad-hoc committee. The committee took on the responsibility of developing a new website. The development of this website continues to be a work in progress and I plan to fully support it until completion. Another project in conjunction with the website redesign involved the purchase of membership software. This software will streamline the process of joining the organization, renewing memberships, and registering for meetings. We are hopeful that the full capabilities of this software will be introduced to the membership in the upcoming months.

I am very eager to begin my term as President, and look forward to a successful year. It will be hard to measure up to current and recent officers and the experience that they bring to the table; however, I will attempt to serve to the best of my abilities during the coming year. The Board of Directors will once again begin its year with a strategic planning retreat to further define our goals for 2014-2015. I hope all OSHP members will see 2014-2015 as their year to get involved, further develop their leadership skills, and make a difference in the practice of health-system pharmacy across Oklahoma.

Kari McCracken, Pharm.D., BCPS
President-Elect 2013 - 2014

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Office of Immediate-Past President

It has been an honor to serve on the OSHP Board of Directors for the past 3 years. OSHP has been dedicated to our tagline of LEAD—leading, educating, advocating, and developing for Oklahoma health-system pharmacists. Much of my tenure on the Board of Directors has been focused on developing better communication with our membership. The ad hoc Social Media and Communications Committee was tasked during my presidency with evaluating the communication needs of our society. The results of a survey deployed to the membership helped to form the foundation for the continued work of the group under President Finnin's leadership. I look forward to seeing the fruits of their labor very soon.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has served with me on the Board during the past three years. I appreciate your mentorship, advice, and service during this time. Serving on the Board is a large time commitment, and I appreciate the dedication of those who have served before me, with me, and after me.

I would also like to thank all of our committee chairs and committee members. It is these groups who carry out the work of the organization. They have helped to accomplish many goals for the organization over the past three years. Whether it was developing a working budget, renewing our affiliation with ASHP, modernizing the newsletter, advocating with our partner organizations, recruiting new members, providing scholarships and awards, revising our guidelines and policies, or continuing to offer outstanding programming, these volunteers have contributed their time and talents for the good of the organization.

Without the work of our staff secretary, many of our goals would not have been achieved. I would like to thank Lisa Slaton for seizing the opportunity to become our new secretary in 2012. She has jumped on board with the organization, and we are so thankful to have her as part of our team.

Lastly, I would like to thank all of you for your support during the past three years. I have sincerely enjoyed my time as a member of the Board of Directors, and I am committed to maintaining my involvement with the Society. I am looking forward to seeing OSHP continue to grow and develop under the leadership of President McCracken.

Ann Lloyd, Pharm.D., BCPS
Immediate Past-President, 2013-2014

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Office of Secretary

OSHP held nine (9) Board Meetings during the 2013-2014 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. The December 2011 Board meeting was held by audio conference via due to inclement weather and the February meeting was done via e-mail.

Database reports have documented the following trends in the Society membership:
2013 2012 2011
2013 2012 2011
Eastern District Members: 155 132 121
Western District Members: 184 195 190
Total members*: 339 327 311
*Total members include Honorary, Associate, and Out of State members.

The membership database remains updated throughout the year and Board meeting minutes are regularly being posted on the OSHP website. E-mails and website postings continue to be the primary method of communication within the Society. We encourage all members to provide us with current e-mail addresses to keep membership update and facilitate communication. Right now, 99% of the membership has provided OSHP with current e-mail addresses. We are pleased to announce that Jacyntha Sterling is now posting on the OSHP facebook page and twitter feed.

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. In the upcoming year, we hope to have the site completely renovated by and Lisa Slaton, OSHP secretary and Ben Welch will continue to help with that transition, as well as the members of the ad hoc Social Media and Communications Committee.

Since president-elect Rebecca Dunn moved out of state in 2013, Kari McCracken stepped up as president-elect and I took over as secretary in August. Kari had organized all of the reports on a flash drive which helped that transition as well. Special thanks to the members of the Board, especially Kari, who helped me immensely. It has been a pleasure to work with such a dedicated and talented group of individuals. As my term comes to a close, I would like to thank the members of OSHP for allowing me this opportunity to serve as Secretary.

Darlene Doty, D.Ph.
OSHP Secretary, 2013 - 2014

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Office of the Treasurer

It has been a pleasure and quite the learning experience to take over the role of Treasurer during this past year. As the economy has been down over the last few years, it has become more difficult to secure support from outside sources. With increased scrutiny on the money our Society spends and invaluable support from the membership, OSHP has continued to stay financially sound. 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 2013 and the bi-annual audit for fiscal years 2012 and 2013. I will also be meeting with our accountant to improve our process with QuicBooks utilizing and online banking.

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 25 vendors at the 2013 Annual Meeting and 25 vendors at the 2013 Fall Meeting! The income, expenses, and net revenue for each of the meetings are listed below:

OSHP Meeting Total Income Total Expenses Net Revenue
2013 Annual Meeting $20,125.00 $9,788.00 + $10,337.00
2013 Fall Meeting $17,845.00 $7,897.00 + $9,948.00

As of March 11, 2014, the total current assets are as follows:

Account Balance
Bank of Oklahoma checking account (interest-bearing) $188,793.38
PayPal $7,396.32
Bank of Oklahoma CD $58,058.40
Total Current Assets $254,248.60

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 year, and I am thankful to all of our members for honoring me with this experience. Thank you.

Matthew Bird, Pharm.D., BCPS
OSHP Treasurer, 2013-2014

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Eastern District

In my 2012-2014 term as Eastern District Chair, members gathered a total of seventeen times to take part in continuing education and networking meetings. The Oklahoma State Board of Pharmacy has approved all of these meetings for one hour each of continuing education credit. The next Eastern District monthly meeting will be held Thursday, May 8th and will be sponsored by AstraZeneca.

We have had great participation this year. The average attendance of all seventeen meetings was 35 with our highest attended meeting having 47 pharmacists, interns and technicians in attendance. 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 also 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.

January 2012 Treatment of Opioid Induced Constipation Gregory Holmquist, Pharm.D., CPE Salix 1
February 2012 The Role of Intravenous Acetaminophen for Postoperative Pain Brian Burleson, Pharm.D., BCPS Cadence 1
March 2012 Rivaroxaban for Reducing the Risk of Stroke and Systemic Embolism in Patients with Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation Jeff Stroup, Pharm.D., BCPS, AAHIVE Johnson and Johnson 1
May 2012 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
June 2012 Exploring the Pharmacology of Pradaxa in Patients with Non Valvular Atrial Fibrillation Bryan W. Poon, Pharm.D. Boehringer Ingelheim 1
July 2012 Immune-Mediated Coagulopathy: An Under-Recognized Post-Operative Complication Bradley Boucher, Pharm.D. ZymoGenetics, Inc. 1
August 2012 Less Invasive Strategies for the Treatment of Respiratory Distress Syndrome Kris Saunders,BSE, Pharm.D. Cornerstone Therapeutics Inc. 1
September 2012 A Proactive Approach to Managing Secondary Hyperparathyroidism Marc Stegman, M.D., FACP Abbott Pharmaceuticals 1
December 2012 Inhibitors - The Most Common and Most Severe Complication of Hemophilia A Treatment Kenneth Brier, PharmD., FASHP Grifols Inc. 1
February 2013 Transitions of Care Ed Eiland, PharmD. Cubist Pharmaceuticals 1
March 2013 The Treatment of Iron Deficiency Anemia in CKD Patients George Bailie, PharmD., Ph.D. American Regent 1
May 2013 Prevention of Skeletal Related Events: Clinical Data and Dosing Considerations Mandy C. Leonard, PharmD., BCPS Amgen Pharmaceuticals 1
June 2013 Measuring the Inmapct of Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs: Integrating Health Economics and Outcomes Research Kenneth C. Lamp, PharmD. Cubist Pharmaceuticals 1
July 2013 Inquiries in Acquired Hemophilia Tammuella Singleton, M.D. Novo Nordisk Inc. 1
August 2013 Spiriva and COPD Exacerbations Monty Roberts Boehringer Ingelheim 1
September 2013 Iron Deficiency Anemia of Different Etiologies George Bailie, PharmD., Ph.D. American Regent 1
November 2013 Bipolar Depression Presentation, Diagnosis, and Treatment Robert O. Morton, M.D. Sunovion Pharmaceuticals 1
December 2013 A New Treatment Option for Ulcerative Colitis Astra Sparks, PhD. Santarus Pharmaceuticals 1
January 2014 Aranesp for Patients with Anemia Due to CKD and Non-Myeloid Malignancies Indu Lew, PharmD. Amgen Pharmaceuticals 1
February 2014 Breo Ellipta for the Maintenance Treatment of COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) Jim Seebass, DO GlaxoSmithKline 1

It has truly been an honor to serve as Eastern District Chair.

Kristie L. Williams, Pharm.D.
OSHP Eastern District Chair, 2012-2014

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Western District

Date Topic Speaker Sponsor Credit
January 2013 No meeting – Winter Break
February 19, 2013 Topical hemostats used in the OR Kelly Stone Zymogenetics, Inc.- Joseph Keel 1
March 14, 2013 Initiating Mealtime Insulin Therapy: Practical Solutions for Humalog Dosing and Titration Adjustments Nicholas Argento, MD Lilly USA, LLC-Amber, Schrantz, Nicole DeFreese 1
April 2013 No meeting – Annual OSHP meeting
May 9, 2013 Multimodal Pain Management Andy Weis, Pharm.D. Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Inc.- Tori Perry 1
June 13, 2013 Uceris, a New Treatment Option for Ulcerative Colitis Astra Sparks, Pharm.D., MBA Santarus Pharmaceuticals-Kathleen Sumpter 1
July 2013 No meeting – Summer break
August 29, 2013 Cubicin as Initial Therapy for S. aureus Bacteremia and cSSSI Heather L. Bell, D.O. Cubist Pharmaceuticals-Steve Nevemar 1
September 26, 2013 Targeting Postprandial Hypoglycemia with GLP-1 Receptor Agonists Kimi Vesta, Pharm.D., BCPS Sanofi-Kimi Vesta 1
October 2013 No meeting – OSHP fall meeting
November 19, 2013 Acquired Hemophilia Doris Quon, MD Novo Nordisk-Sherry McLendon 1
December 2013 No meeting – Winter break

In 2013, the OSHP Western District (WD) held seven meetings, all of which have been approved 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 ZymoGenetics, Lilly, Cumberland, Santarus, Cubist, Sanofi-Aventis and Novo Nordisk. As a result of their support, Western District members have had the opportunity to learn about a variety of relevant and exciting topics.

Meetings were well attended with an average attendance of 45 members per meeting (range 42 to 55). Students represented approximately 25% of registrants. Sponsors have been secured for five of the eight scheduled meetings in 2014. The Board of Directors has also proposed hosting a program specific for pharmacy students during the coming year.

We look forward to providing continuing education and networking opportunities to members of the Western District.

Debbie Poland, PharmD, BCPS
OSHP Western District Chair, 2013-2015

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Program Committee

The Program Committee is proud to report a very productive year, and the committee chairs would like to thank the wonderful committee members for their hard work in planning the 2013 Fall Meeting and the 2014 Annual Meeting. Between these two meetings, the committee was able to offer 12 hours of continuing education programming to the OSHP members. American Council of Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE) accreditation was provided in cooperation with the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy, Office of Continuing Professional Development for both meetings.

2013 Fall Meeting Summary
The 2013 OSHP Fall Meeting was held Friday, October 25, 2013, at The Virginia College in Tulsa. A vendor showcase was held during lunch featuring 22 vendors. A Residency Showcase followed the meeting, highlighting programs from across the state.

Fall meeting attendees were eligible for up to 6 ACPE-accredited hours on the following topics:

Session Topic Speaker CE Hours
1 Acute Coronary Syndrome Michael B. Bottorff, PharmD, FCCP, FNLA, CLS 1
2 Treatment Strategies for New and Refractory Multiple Myeloma Christopher A Fausel, PharmD, M.H.A., BCOP and Tippu Khan, PharmD, BCOP, CPP 1.5
3 Surviving a Compounding Inspection Cindy Hamilton, D. Ph 1
4 Sepsis Treatment Guidelines: A Review Jeffrey Stroup, PharmD, BCPS, AAHIVE 1
5 The Relationship Between Bugs and Drugs Ann Lloyd, PharmD, BCPS 1.5

Cindy Hamilton also presented a 1 hour presentation titled Practical Information for Pharmacy Techs to the technicians and technician students.
2014 Annual Meeting Summary The 2014 OSHP Annual Meeting will be held Friday April 4, 2014 in the McAuley Building of Mercy Hospital in OKC. A Vendor Showcase will be held throughout the day during lunch and breaks. Annual Meeting attendees will be eligible for up to 6 ACPE-accredited hours on the following topics: 1
Session Topic Speaker CE Hours
1 Highlights of the New Blood Pressure and cholesterol Guidelines: A Whole New Philosophy Jeremy Johnson, PharmD, BCACP, CDE, BC-ADM 1
2 Uncontrolled Asthma: Current Strategies for Hospital Pharmacists Laura H. Bullock, PharmD, BCPS 1
3 Breakout Sessions (attendees may participate in 1 of 2)
How to Have Successful and Meaningful Projects Peter Johnson, PharmD, BCPS 1
Residency Project Pearls Norman Regional Health System
Kimberly Whitley, PharmD
Minh Truong, PharmD
Justin Booth, PharmD
Integris Baptist Medical Center
Nina Joiner, PharmD
Saint Francis Hospital
James Foster, PharmD
4 Breakout Sessions (attendees may participate in 1 of 2)
Medication Management for Radiopharmaceuticals Wendy Galbraith, PharmD, BCNP 1
Residency Project Pearls University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy
Wei Yuet, PharmD
Joseph Van Tuyl, PharmD
VA Medical Center
Riley Williams, PharmD
Christine Castro, PharmD
Hugh Ngo, PharmD
5 Breakout Sessions (attendees may participate in 1 of 2) 1
Psychiatric Pearls for the Non Psychiatric Pharmacist Emily Gray, PharmD
Residency Project Pearls St. John Medical Center
Whitney Metcalf, PharmD
Jennifer Hollister, PharmD
Saint Francis Hospital
Ryan Sayler, PharmD
Southwestern Oklahoma State University College of Pharmacy/Walgreen’s
Jasmine Turner, PharmD
6 Chronic Hepatitis C, Epidemiology & Updates on the New Wave of Medications Hany Elbeshbeshy, M.D. 1

Chairs: Julia Reffert and Jennifer Wakefield
Members: Shamama Burney, Julie Chiappe, Ben Baissa, Jennifer Bird, Bruce Winchester, Andrea Johnson, Darin Smith,
Mark Gales (Residency Showcase), Sarah Payne (Vendor Showcase)
Board Liaison: Miki Finnin

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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 and discuss financial issues of the organization. The Finance Committee did meet this year via email to discuss bulk discounts for memberships and meeting registrations. The finances of OSHP were a frequent topic at the board meetings. Quickbooks has been updated to version 2014 and a meeting with our account with FD Thompson is scheduled to help make the finances more seamless between paypal and our online banking.

Chair: Matthew Bird (Treasurer)
Members: Miki Finnin (President), Rebecca Dunn (President-Elect at the time), Joseph Van Tuyl, and Michele 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 will auction theme baskets at the Annual Meeting to support the student scholarships.

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 Courtney from the University of Oklahoma and Jennifer Le from Southwestern Oklahoma State University.

Application forms for the Continuing Excellence Award were sent to all pharmacist members. Dr. Yvette Morrison 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 Donna Faye Wilk of Norman Regional Health System.

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: Metha Chonlahan, Teresa Cooper, Barry J. Gales, LeAnn Graham, Jacqueline Gregory, Tiffany Kessler, Ann T. Nguyen, Edna Patatanian, Betsy Poorman, 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 2013-14 Committee were to produce three newsletters throughout the year to coincide with key OSHP events: 1) the Summer Newsletter 2013 to serve as a semester kick-off and welcome everyone back from the summer break; 2) the Winter Newsletter 2013 to highlight Fall Meeting events; and 3) the Spring Newsletter 2014 to focus on legislative activity impacting the pharmacy profession.

Each edition continued to provide a “President’s Podium” to facilitate communication from the OSHP Board. The newsletters introduced the 2013-14 Board members with photos and brief biographies. We also continued to feature reports from both SWOSU and OU Colleges of Pharmacy that provided insight into their student chapter activities. Trying to exercise its creativity, the committee came up with new features including the “Direct from the Director” series in 2012-13, containing one-on-one interviews with two health-systems pharmacy directors, followed by the introduction of a “Clinical Pearls” section in each of the 2013-14 editions. The “Clinical Pearls” afforded our local pharmacy residents the opportunity to research a topic of their choice and submit a report for publication in the newsletter.

In response to membership input, a 2012-13 Newsletter Committee goal was to provide a more reader-friendly newsletter. For the first time, the Spring Newsletter 2013 was distributed as a series of article links rather than the traditional newsletter copy. This format was continued with the distribution of the 2013-14 editions, 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! The committee co-chairs are especially indebted to the editorial excellence provided by Dr. Beth Resman-Targoff and the formatting finagling executed by Dr. Ben Welch.

Co-Chairs: Teresa Lewis and Yvette Morrison
Board Liaison: Debbie Poland
Members: Martha Leff, Kristin Montarella, Beth Resman-Targoff, Ben Welch

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Nominations Committee

The Nominations Committee was responsible for solicitation of names for consideration in the election of two Oklahoma State Board nominees, one ASHP Delegate, and the OSHP offices of President-Elect and Secretary, and Eastern 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).

Oklahoma State Board Nominees:
Tracy Hagemann
Barbara Poe

ASHP Delegates:
Tracy Hagemann (New Delegate, 2014-2016)
Lisa Mayer (Continuing Delegate, 2013-2015)
Darin Smith (Continuing Delegate, 2013-2015)

ASHP Alternate Delegate:
No alternate selected

OSHP Officer Positions:
President-Elect Randall Sharp (3-year term)
Secretary Teresa Lewis (2-year term)
Eastern District Chair Emily Gray (2-year term)

It has been a pleasure serving as the Nominations Committee Chairs 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: Alex Cobb and Jennifer Scales
Board Liaison: Ann Lloyd

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Legislative Committee

We continued moving forward with the grass-roots efforts that have been brewing for the past three years. The overall goal this year was to continue to improve advocacy effectiveness. Below is a summary of this year’s goals:

Committee Goal Timeline
1. Involve membership in grassroots advocacy Ongoing
2. Institute an “Invite Your Legislator to Work” program for OSHP 2012-2014
3. Work collaboratively with AOKPharm and OPhA on legislative initiatives that affect Oklahoma Pharmacy Ongoing
The biggest legislative focus this year has been the PBM/transparency bill, and legislatively, while this doesn't directly affect health-system based pharmacists, we supported OPhA with their initiative and members of OSHP were present at Legislative Day to meet with their senators and express the need for support for this bill. We have been working closely with both AOKPharm and OPhA’s Legislative committee to keep momentum going toward pharmacy recognition as providers. 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!! Two OSHP members participated in ASHP’s Legislative Policy Week in September 2013: Edna Patatanian and Tracy Hagemann. The focus was to lobby for the compounding bill that was up for consideration during that period. We were able to express what compounding means to health-system pharmacy when we met with the staff of both of our Oklahoma senators (Coburn and Inhoff) and had a face-to-face meeting with Congressman Langford. Congressman Langford has been invited to come to an on-site visit of Oklahoma City-based hospitals (OKC is in his district) and while he is now running for Senator, we anticipate that these visits will take place in the future.

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 by Summer 2014. 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.

If you would like to locate your senator or representative, please use this

For more information about initiatives that affect Oklahoma Pharmacy, please visit the Alliance of Oklahoma Pharmacists for Appropriate and Responsible Medication (AOKPharm) at:

Committee Chair: Tracy Hagemann

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Membership Committee

The committee met via email over this academic year. We developed new recruitment and welcome letters. The membership committee also held the annual fall membership drive mixer in both the Eastern and Western districts.

Both of the initiatives have paid off as OSHP membership has continued to increase. The most recent membership statistics are listed below.
• 2013-2014 334 members
• 2012-2013 283 members
• 2011-2012 311 members

The Committee would like to thank the members who continue to support OSHP with their active membership.

Co-Chairs: Jill Tangeman and Marlene Hall
Members: Nasim Aghaienia, Teresa Truong, Cheri Lemons, Nancy Williams, Jasmine Turner, Stephanie Burns

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Social Media and Communications Committee (Ad hoc)

Last 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. After a survey of the membership was conducted, results of the survey showed that this was an interest of the membership.
Two main themes stood out:
1. Many members utilize social media on a daily basis to obtain their information, and
2. Most members access the OSHP website only quarterly, mainly for the home page and to access the current newsletter.

Based on the survey information, the Board of Directors had numerous discussions on how to provide increased value to the membership – avenues such as providing CE information for members, a directory of members, and a more up-to-date website, as well as increased social media presence. During this past year, the Board and this committee investigated several website development companies. Finally, per the committee recommendation, the Board made a decision to use to revamp the OSHP website. Lisa Slaton, OSHP secretary volunteered to help set up the database and complete the training process for the new website. At the time of this writing, the committee is in the process of building the new and improved OSHP website. We are very excited to bring the final product to our members.

Chair: Miki Finnin (President)
Members: Darlene Doty (secretary), Becca Panak (P3), Cheng Yuet, Mark Mills, Jacyntha Sterling, Amy Sid (P4), Ben Welch, Tim Anderson, Roger Blackwood, Brian Hughes

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Southwestern Oklahoma State University College of Pharmacy Student OSHP Chapter, 2013-2014 Academic Year

Faculty Advisors: Tiffany Kessler and Nancy Williams

Our student OSHP chapter at Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU) did many productive activities and events throughout the year. These included selling drug cards and tumblers as fundraisers, having guest speakers at meetings, participating in several community service projects, organizing our local annual Clinical Skills Competition, and hosting the Residency Panel.

Throughout the year, various guest speakers volunteered their time and shared their knowledge and experiences with us. Each speaker presented over a topic and then allowed the audience to ask questions related to the topic or the speaker’s experiences. Dr. Mark Gales, SWOSU Pharmacy Practice faculty member, explained the rules and offered tips for the Clinical Skills Competition, as well as reviewed a previous case with interested members. Dr. Miki Finnin, the current President of OSHP, spoke about Pharmacy Practice Model Initiatives and her experiences with the state chapter of OSHP. She also encouraged students to get involved. Dr. Jamie Shaddon talked about her career and opportunities for pharmacists at Clinton Indian Health Service. Our final speakers for the year will involve pharmacy residents for the Residency Panel. This activity is scheduled for early April and will include PGY1 Pharmacy Practice, PGY1 Community Pharmacy, and PGY2 residents from Norman Regional Health System, SWOSU-Walgreen Co., and the OKC Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Residents will discuss their experiences and offer suggestions for pursuing a residency.

Our student OSHP chapter also did many service projects. During National Hospital and Health-System Pharmacy Week, our fall student officers delivered cupcakes to the pharmacy staff at the Weatherford Regional Hospital in appreciation for their hard work. We also raised money for the St. Jude Give Thanks Walk. During the holiday season, our chapter sponsored a local 12-member family by providing them with a full Thanksgiving dinner. Most recently in the month of February, we made Valentine’s Day cards for the Faith Hospice patients in Weatherford.

During our annual Clinical Skills Competition in October, there were twenty pharmacy students split up into ten teams. Jonathan Willet and Jessica Favalora were the winning team who proudly represented SWOSU at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting in Orlando, Florida. Also at this meeting, our past president, Jennifer Le, presented a poster showcasing our recent professional development project where we shared medication drug cards at a local senior care center and educated the residents about them. Currently, we are planning a professional development activity involving antibiotic stewardship so that we can give SWOSU students an opportunity to learn more about this area of practice.

Our OSHP chapter had a successful and rewarding year. Thank you to all the speakers, officers, members, and volunteers who help our chapter continue to grow and prosper.

Officers Fall 2013 Spring 2014
President Joanna Mach Jessica Pasquini
President-Elect Jessica Pasquini Scott Welch
Secretary Thomas Tran Kim Ly
Treasurer Tiffany Le Nathan Troester
Historian Morgan Greutman Melinda Mach
Fundraising Co-Chairs Kim Ly & Jennifer Le Morgan Greutman & Anna Vu

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University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy Student OSHP Chapter 2014

Advisors: Michele Splinter and Kelly Murray

The first meeting of the University of Oklahoma’s student chapter of the Oklahoma Society of Health-System Pharmacists served to introduce the organization to the incoming first year pharmacy students and invite upperclassman to join. Benefits of membership and opportunities to be involved with the organization on a state and national level were presented. In September, the chapter had a joint meeting with APhA-ASP. Oklahoma Senator Rob Standridge discussed involvement in pharmacy related advocacy, contacting your legislative representatives and voicing your concerns for the pharmacy profession. PGY1 and PGY2 OU residents discussed why they chose their particular residency and their everyday activities as a resident at a residency panel in November. In January, Dr. David Warden from the Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Oklahoma City discussed the pharmacist’s role in VA health systems and the VA Valor internship program available to 2nd and 3rd year pharmacy students. In February, sOSHP, SNPhA, ASCP, and APhA-ASP sponsored a health-awareness cook-off. The inaugural “Put Your Heart Into It” Healthy Cook-Off featured student heart-health or diabetes-friendly recipes and dishes. Scores and prizes were awarded for nutritional content, popular opinion and taste. Professor Micki Hall, a dietician at the Silver Clinic, informed students how patients with diabetes and heart disease can eat healthily. Dr. Kevin C. Farmer educated chapter members on loan consolidation, superior strategies to pay off student loans, and methods of investment post-graduation at the March meeting.

Clinical Skills Competition:
In October, the chapter hosted the sOSHP Clinical Skills Competition. The winners, Amy Sid and Kiya Harrison represented the University of Oklahoma student chapter at the National competition at the ASHP Mid-year Meeting in Orlando, Florida in December.

Service Projects:
Oklahoma City chapter members have been involved in numerous service projects, which highlight the community-oriented goals of the organization.
Members volunteer at the Mid-Del Community Health Clinic, providing intern services to the pharmacist-on-duty. In February, Dr. Stephen R. Gillaspy instructed the Smoking –Cessation Committee on motivational interviewing techniques to provide brief intervention to patients seeking assistance in smoking cessation. The training will be implemented at the Mid-Del Community Health Clinic pharmacy

The organization collaborated with SNPhA to provide hands-on learning activities and workshops on healthcare topics including health-care professions, immunizations and blood pressure wellness to 8th graders Millwood School of Arts and Academy monthly throughout the school year.

Students on both campuses have been involved in a variety of health fairs. In OKC, sOSHP partnered with Rho Chi Society for smoking cessation advocacy and education at the City Rescue Mission Health Fair. In OKC, we partnered with Oklahoma Poison Center for two events- Tulakes Elementary School Health Fair and Poison Prevention Awareness Day at the OKC Zoo. Tulsa students participated in a health fair at the Day Center for the Homeless where blood glucose, blood pressure, and medication therapy management services were provided. They partnered with SNPhA for two Sam’s Club health fairs in March and April.

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 Orlando, past president Roshni Patel presented the poster “Introduction to Health and Health Professions at Millwood High School” authored by Ruby Oh and Helen Vu.

The outgoing and incoming officers are as follows:
Outgoing officers: Spring 2012-Spring 2013 Incoming officers: Spring 2013-Spring 2014
President Ruby Oh Carissa Foster
Vice-President Carissa Foster (OKC)
Adam Gaines (Tulsa)
Vivian Nguyen (OKC)
Kattie Sisco (Tulsa)
Secretary Vivian Nguyen (OKC)
Shawnda Hinson (Tulsa)
Michelle Lang (OKC)
Kellie Sisco (Tulsa)
Treasurer Marisa Irving (OKC)
Katie Manley (Tulsa)
Sarah Anderson (OKC)
Kyle Russell (Tulsa)
Historian Dana Johnson (OKC)
Latosha Zugelder (Tulsa)
Whitney Holland (OKC)
Kacie McMurphy (Historian)
Service Chair Helen Vu (OKC)
Travis King (Tulsa)
Katie Brooks (OKC)
Katherine Kirkpatrick (Tulsa)

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