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OSHP 2016 Annual Report
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The mission of OSHP is to represent its members and to provide leadership that will enable pharmacists and support staff in organized health care settings to provide quality pharmaceutical services that foster the efficacy, safety, and cost effectiveness of drug use; to contribute to programs and services that emphasize the health needs of the public and the prevention of disease; and to promote pharmacy as an essential component of the health care team.  OSHP endeavors to create an environment in which pharmacists are expected to focus the full potential of their knowledge and expertise on patient care. 

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Office of President

It has truly been an honor and pleasure to serve as your OSHP President for 2015-2016. There have been a number of exciting activities throughout the year in effort to continue moving the organization forward! My secondary goal for some of these activities has been to help make the job easier for future Presidents and Boards of Directors.

In November, I attended the annual ASHP Affiliate Presidents Retreat in Dallas, TX. It was great to visit with administrators from ASHP as well as visit with Presidents from other states. There were a lot of great ideas shared at this conference which may benefit our organization.

Our Programming Committee developed two state-wide educational meetings for the members. Our Programming Committee did an excellent job helping select speakers on a variety of topics. A special thank you to the Program Committee Chairs, Edna Patatanian and Alex Cobb, as well as their committee members. Additionally, Kim Whitley did an excellent job promoting and arranging our vendor showcase at both meetings this year. Lastly, Mark Gales, the Residency Showcase Chair, brought in 12 residencies to show off their program during the residency showcase at the Fall meeting.

In February, I once again attended the annual OPhA sponsored Pharmacy Legislative Day at the Oklahoma State Capitol. It was great discussing the current issues impacting pharmacy practice in the state with other colleagues. I also want to thank Yvette Morrison for her work on the Legislative Committee and working with OPhA on current legislative issues. 

The Newsletter Committee, chaired by Beth Resman-Targoff and Kristin Montarella, have successfully published a Summer and Winter newsletter and are currently working on a Spring newsletter. Through their hard work, the membership continues to be well informed with what is currently going in in the organization.

Finally as I mentioned earlier, I have worked with our staff secretary as well as the current committee chairs to make the job easier for future Presidents and Boards of Directors. Many committee duties as well as other documents have been put into an electronic database for future reference. This will hopefully make the year to year transition easier as committees and Board members turn over.

I want to thank you all for your support during the past year. I am honored to have served as your Board President! I sincerely want to thank our Board of Directors this year (Debbie Poland, Kari McCracken, Mark Mills, Teresa Lewis, Brian Hughes, and Emily Gray) for their hard work as well as the committee chairs and members, and our staff secretary, Lisa Slaton. My hope for the future is for this organization to grow and thrive and continue to have a positive impact on the practice of health-system pharmacy in Oklahoma! I will remain on the Board as Past-President for another year and look forward to continuing to work with you. Thank you very much for this opportunity to serve!

Randall Sharp, Pharm.D., BCPS
President, 2015-2016

Office of President-Elect

It has been a wonderful learning experience serving as President-Elect of OSHP for the 2015-2016 term of office under the leadership of Randall Sharp. This is my third year on the Board of Directors and I know them to be a hard-working group of professionals who truly support OSHP and the membership.  Assuming the office of President-Elect has definitely changed my focus in preparation for the upcoming year.  During his tenure as President, Randall targeted continuing education and pharmacy-related legislation as high priority issues and I hope to continue the work that he has begun.  

We have made one important change to the duties of the President-Elect.  Beginning with the 2016-2017 term of office, the President-Elect will coordinate the annual Oklahoma reception held in conjunction with the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting.  Yvette Morrison voluntarily performed this function for many years and her efforts are greatly appreciated.   At her request, this function will be formally added to the responsibilities of the President-Elect.

I have also served on the Finance Committee and as liaison to the Newsletter Committee.  Both Committees have been working hard to ensure the needs of the organization are met.

In summary, I am very excited to serve as President of OSHP for the coming year and I sincerely appreciate this opportunity you have given me. My main goal is to continue to move this organization forward and ensure it continues to have a positive impact on the practice of health system pharmacy. As members of OSHP, please consider 2016-2017 the year to be involved and make a positive difference.

Debbie Poland, Pharm.D., BCPS
President-Elect, 2015-2016

Office of Immediate Past-President 2015-2016

It has been a pleasure and an honor to serve the OSHP membership for the past three years.  I have gained so much from my time on the Board of Directors.  Thank you all for allowing me this opportunity.

I would like to thank all who have volunteered with OSHP and served on committees.  By doing so, you have volunteered your time and energy to strengthen pharmacy profession in Oklahoma.  I would challenge the membership to become more involved in OSHP as your professional organization and nominate a colleague or self-nominate if you are interested in running for an officer position on the Board.  We need to keep this organization running strong for the future of Health-System Pharmacy in Oklahoma.

Thank you again for the opportunity to serve on the OSHP Board of Directors.  

Kari McCracken, Pharm.D., BCPS
Immediate Past President, 


Office of Secretary


OSHP held eleven (11) Board Meetings during the 2015-2016 term.  The April 2015 board meeting was held at the Pasteur building in Oklahoma City with video-conferencing to the OU College of Pharmacy Tulsa campus located in the Schusterman building.  The majority of Board meetings were held at the University of Oklahoma, College of Pharmacy where video-conferencing technology allowed members to attend the meetings on either the Oklahoma City or Tulsa Campus.  Additionally, our current Treasurer, Mark Mills, allowed the Board to use his telephone conferencing line during Board meetings.  The meeting sites and available communications technologies 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:





Eastern District




Western District




Total Members*





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

The membership database remains updated throughout the year and updated reports are provided to the Board at each Board meeting and are listed within the Board meeting minutes.  The minutes for each Board meeting are 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.  Special thanks to our staff secretary, Lisa Slaton, for keeping the webpage 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. 

Teresa Lewis, Pharm.D., BCPS
OSHP Secretary, 2014-2016


Office of the Treasurer 2015-2016

Serving as Treasurer for year one of my two year term has been busy and quite rewarding.  

As you know, our OSHP website was changed to a third party vendor,, in 2015.  For the first time in our history, OSHP is paying for a website service.  Hopefully you will agree that this change has resulted in some very nice enhancements to our website.  From a financial view, PayPal is no longer needed for membership dues or meeting registrations paid by credit card.  Instead, offers other third party companies that manage the acceptance of credit cards.  The OSHP Board selected Affinipay as our payment partner to work seamlessly with  While OSHP avoids paying credit card fees when members pay dues and registrations with cash or check, this is no longer the most popular or convenient payment method for our membership.  As a result, I believe that both and Affinipay are good partners going forward.

FD, Thompson & Co., P.L.C. remains our certified public accounting firm and does an excellent job of preparing our tax returns and conducting our bi-annual audits.  The 2013-2014 bi-annual audit was just completed in the fall of 2015.  While our audit went well, inconsistencies with categorizing transactions from year to year and treasurer to treasurer was identified as a possible area for improvement.  The OSHP Finance Committee will work to develop a comprehensive set of transaction categories that should cover most of our financial transactions going forward.

Our organization continues to be very financially sound.  As of March 31, 2015, the total assets are as follow:

Bank account:  $214,833
Certificate of deposit account:  $60,520

Our major sources of income continue to come from membership dues, member meeting registrations, vendor meeting registrations, and joint participation with OPA in their Pharmacy Technician Certification Board twice a year state survey.  Each and every member is important to our organization and our financial soundness, so I do sincerely hope that you benefit from your membership and will continue to support OSHP.     
I would like to take this opportunity to thank several outstanding members that have helped me through this first year as treasurer:  Matthew Bird, Wiley “Butch” Williams, Randall Sharp, Michele Splinter, and of course, Lisa Slaton.  I am so appreciative of each and every one of you for your expert support.

Thank you, 
Mark D. Mills
OSHP Treasurer, 2015-2017



Eastern District Chair Report 2015-2016


Bronchodilator Maintenance Therapy to Improve Lung Function and Reduce COPD Exacerbations

Maroun Tawk, MD

Boehringer Ingelheim


Discover What is Different in the Treatment of Acute Coronary Syndrome and Guidelines

Shyam S. Poludasu, MD

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals


Paradigm Shift in the Treatment of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and Pulmonary Embolism (PE)

George Erbacher, DO



Distinguishing Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (aHUS) from other Thrombotic Microangiopathies

Derrick van Beruge, PharmD



Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and Pulmonary Embolism (PE): Treating and Reducing the Risk of Recurrence Following Initial Therapy

Eugene Ichinose, MD

Bristol Meyers Squibb


Standards of Care in the ICU and Microbiology Considerations for the Sterile Product Compounding Pharmacy

Amanda Hembree, PharmD, BCPS and Heith Crosby, PhD, PharmD, BCPS


2 hours of OBoP CE approved


Pneumococcal Pneumonia & Invasive Disease in Adults

David N. Scheck, MD



Orbactiv, a new singe dose anti-MRSA antibiotic.

David N. Scheck, MD

The Medicines Company


Update on HIV Medications and Antimicrobial Stewardship

Christina Connel, PharmD, BCPS and Kari McCracken, PharmD, BCPS


2 hours of OBoP CE approved


Subcutaneous IG

Andrew Pflueger, BSN, RN



The Pharmacist as Immunoglobulin (IG) Steward

Brenda Denson, PharmD



TEFLARO: A Treatment Option for Community-Acquired Bacterial Pneumonia and Acute Bacterial Skin and Skin Structure Infections

Allen Cunningham, PharmD



Stroke and systemic embolism risk reduction in patients with non-valvular Atrial Fibrillation.

Marissa Quinones, Pharm D

Bristol Meyers Squibb


Current Topics in Empiric Treatment of cUTI and cIAI

Ahmad Ashfaq, MD



VELTASSA (patiromer)

Marcos Rothstein, MD, FACP



cUTI Treatment Considerations in an Evolving Gram-Negative Landscape

Peter Okwuasaba, MD


In my 2014-2016 term as Eastern District Chair, Eastern district members gathered a total of twenty seven times to take part in continuing education and networking meetings. During the past year, the Eastern district hosted three CE meetings for a total of 5 hours of CE approved by the State Board of Pharmacy. Two of these meetings were sponsored by OSHP. These meetings were well attended and the members were able to hear about pertinent pharmacy topics related to the practice of hospital pharmacy. 

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. 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 support. I hope going forward we will be able to continue the CE events with the help of our membership. Please continue to suggest topics for CE meetings to our incoming Eastern District Chair. 

Emily N. Gray, Pharm.D., BCPP
OSHP Eastern District Chair, 2014-2016


Western District Chair Report 2015








No meeting – sponsored cancelled

February 6, 2015

o Attendees: 51


BYDUREON: The Role of GLP-1 in the Treatment of Diabetes

Tan Pham, MD


Todd J. Morgan


March 2015


No meeting – Annual OSHP meeting

April 23, 2015

o Attendees: 46



Treatment of DVT/PE and Reducing the Risk of Recurrence of DVT/PE

Michael Bradley, PharmD

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Michelle Roberts


May 21, 2015

o Attendees: 54


The Pharmacist as Immunoglobulin Steward

Eric Tichy, PharmD


James Scott


June 30, 2015

o Attendees: 45


Dalvance: Treatment Paradigms for ABSSSI

Scott Rojas, MD


Leesa Norvell


July 2015

No meeting – Summer break


August 25, 2015

o Attendees: 38



Ceftazidime-avibactam (Avycaz): A Novel Cephalosporin/beta-lactamase Inhibitor Combination

David Scheck, MD


Leesa Norvell


September 22, 2015

o Attendees: 52



OBIZUR (Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant) Porcine Sequence: A Treatment for Adults with Acquired Hemophilia A

Doris Quon, MD, PhD


Josh Lukefahr


October 2015


No meeting – OSHP fall meeting

November 16, 2015

o Attendees: 35


Introducing PRAXBIND: An Immediate Reversal Agent for Pradaxa

Frank Gaffney, MD

Boehringer Ingelheim

Steve Waid


December 2015

No meeting – Winter break


In 2015, the OSHP Western District (WD) held seven meetings.  Due to the PhRMA restrictions, industry sponsored meetings will no longer provide Oklahoma Board of Pharmacy approved CE credit.   However, the OSHP Board of Directors has been exploring opportunities for non-industry sponsored meetings in the future at least once or twice per year; the first of these is planned for May 2016. I would like to thank our industry sponsors who have made our meetings possible including Actavis, AstraZeneca, Baxalta, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Bristol Myers Squibb, and Grifols.  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 46 members per meeting, including pharmacist, resident, and student members.  Students represented approximately 20% of registrants.  Sponsors have been secured for five of the eight scheduled meetings in 2016.   We look forward to providing continuing education and networking opportunities to members of the Western District.   Sincerely,

Brian Hughes, PharmD, BCPS
OSHP Western District Chair, 2015-2017




Program Committee 2015-2016

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 2015 Fall Meeting and the 2016 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. 

2015 Fall Meeting Summary

The 2015 OSHP Fall Meeting was held Friday, October 23, 2015, at Saint Francis Hospital Education Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.   A vendor showcase was held during lunch featuring 12 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:




CE Hrs


New additions to the anti-infective arsenal: Impact on the treatment of multi-drug resistant organisms

Ann Lloyd



Novel Medical Therapies in Heart Failure

Riaz Sirajuddin



New Analgesics/Delivery Systems and a Peek Over the Horizon at Emerging Targets to Treat Pain

Richard Wheeler



Status Epilepticus: A refresher

Ruben Villanueva



Immunization Nation: An Update on Pediatric Vaccines

Leigh Peek



2016 Annual Meeting Summary

The 2016 OSHP Annual Meeting was held Friday April 8, 2016 in the Moore/Norman Technology Center in Norman, Oklahoma.  A vendor showcase was held throughout the day during lunch and breaks that featured 16 vendors. 

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





CE Hrs


Breathing Deeply: Newer Therapies Approved for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Melanie Claborn



Breakout Sessions (attendees may participate in 1 of 2)


Transitioning from Hospital to Home after an Acute Coronary Event

Toni Ripley

Residency Project Pearls

Roshni Patel

Jenn Le

Jennifer Tieu

Phuong Abbott

Marie Ann Ngan


Breakout Sessions (attendees may participate in 1 of 2)


USP Chapter <800>: Consideration for the Sterile Product Compounding Pharmacy

Heith Crosby

Residency Project Pearls

Ashley Fox

Jennifer Dannelley

Morgan Odom

Andrea Rai

Gary Sweet


Breakout Sessions (attendees may participate in 1 of 2)


Reversible Strategies for Direct Oral Anticoagulant

Susan Conway

Residency Project Pearls

Whitney Rohlman

Christopher Brown

Jacqueline Medina

Bradley Rocco

Brantley Underwood


Pharmacy Ethics

Chelsea Church


Residency Project Pearls

Meggie Finley

Tiffany Le

Amber Kabrick





Alex Cobb (Eastern District)


Edna Patatanian (Western District)


Lisa Mayer


Julia Reffert


Meggie Finley


Mark Gales (Residency Showcase)


Kimberly Curley (Vendor Showcase)

Board Liaison:

Randall Sharp



Finance Committee 2015-2016

The duty of the Finance committee is to prepare and report a proposed budget for the Society to the OSHP Board for final approval and discuss financial issues of the organization.  The committee met in November 2015 in Oklahoma City and reviewed the 2013-2014 bi-annual audit conducted by our public certified accountant, FD, Thompson & Co., P.L.C.  The identified area for improvement, inconsistent categorization of our financial transactions from year to year and treasurer to treasurer, was discussed in detail.  Before a new budget can be prepared, the committee decided to first develop a comprehensive set of transaction categories that should cover most of our financial transactions moving forward.  The transaction categories were determined and have been reviewed by the OSHP Board.  The next step will be for the Treasurer to go back and re-categorize all 2015 transactions.  Once this step is complete, the committee will have a basis from which to work on a new budget.  

Chair:           Mark Mills (Treasurer)
Members:     Martin Jarshaw
                    Michele Splinter
                    Randall Sharp (President)
                    Debbie Poland (President-Elect)

Scholarship and Awards Committee 

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 Chengwen Teng from the University of Oklahoma and Elizabeth Sandmann from Southwestern Oklahoma State University.

Application forms for the Continuing Excellence Award were sent to all pharmacist members.  There were no applicants 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 George Raptou of Saint Frances 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.




Barry J. Gales


Stephanie Burns


Metha Chonlahan


Teresa Cooper


LeAnn Graham


Jacqueline Gregory


Tiffany Kessler


Ann T. Nguyen


Michele Splinter


Shannan Wideman

Board Liaison

Teresa Lewis


Newsletter Committee  

The purpose of the Newsletter Committee is to disseminate information to the membership that is pertinent to OSHP and the practice of pharmacy.  The 2015-16 Committee was charged to produce three newsletters during the year and has done so to coincide with key OSHP events: 1) the Fall Newsletter 2015 served as a semester kick-off, introducing the Oklahoma pharmacy residents; 2) the Winter Newsletter 2016 highlighted Fall Meeting events; and 3) the Spring Newsletter 2016 included Clinical Pearls written by pharmacy residents.

A popular feature of each newsletter continues to be the “President’s Podium” which allows communication to the membership from the OSHP President. Also included in each issue is a Legislative Update.  The Fall issue featured biographies and pictures of the Oklahoma pharmacy residents and the ASHP House of Delegates report from the OSHP delegates.  The Winter issue provided updates from the Eastern and Western District Chairs plus the College Chapters.  The Spring newsletter featured the “Clinical Pearls” section.  Residents from three Oklahoma pharmacy residency programs gained experience in submitting a peer-reviewed “Clinical Pearl” on the topics of their choice for publication in the newsletter.

Since the Spring 2013 edition, the newsletter has been distributed as a series of article links at the OSHP website rather than the traditional newsletter format.  This allows readers the option of quickly perusing the table of contents with a brief description of each piece, then reading select articles of interest.

The Newsletter Committee greatly appreciates those who have contributed articles, photographs, and other information.  The Committee co-chairs would also like to acknowledge the following individuals: 1) Debbie Poland for her moral support as our Board liaison and 2) Lisa Slaton for her assistance with formatting and distributing each edition.  Thank you to the OSHP membership for allowing us to provide this service to the organization! 




Kristin Montarella


Beth Resman-Targoff


Teresa Lewis


Brian Stamile


Gary Sweet

Board Liaison:

Debbie Poland


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:
Yvette Morrison
Johnny Stephens

ASHP Delegates:
Ann Lloyd (Continuing Delegate, 2015-2017)
Edna Patatanian (Continuing Delegate, 2015-2017)
Kari McCracken (New Delegate, 2016-2018

ASHP Alternate Delegate:
Darin Smith

OSHP Officer Positions:
President-Elect Jennifer Bird (3-yeart term)
Secretary Alice Kirkpatrick (2-year term)
Eastern District Chair Kaili Melton (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 Chair:  Jamie Miller
Members: Jennifer Hollister, Teresa Lewis, Brantley Underwood
Board Liaison: Kari McCracken

Legislative Committee

Where key pharmacy stakeholders are involved in advocacy efforts, the committee strives to represent a health-system perspective. The committee continues to work closely with OPhA to keep abreast of important legislative issues. Last August, Debra Billingsley was appointed as the new OPhA Executive Director. Shortly after her arrival, the OSHP Legislative Chair had a “meet and greet” meeting with her and has continued to engage in open dialogue. Debra has expressed a desire and commitment to strengthening the OSHP – OPhA relationship and foster collaboration for the benefit of Oklahoma pharmacy practice. To that end, several OSHP members attended the OPhA-sponsored Pharmacy Legislative Day on February 23rd. Keep in mind legislative issues don’t only affect our colleagues in the community/retail settings, and it is paramount for pharmacists to present a unified front in order to tackle issues with widespread impact (e.g. pharmacist provider status).

Additionally, we continue to benefit from having a health-system pharmacy presence on the State Board. OSHP member Dorothy Gourley’s two 5-year service terms elapsed in June 2015, and through concentrated efforts in the Board nominations process, we have maintained that presence as Mark St. Cyr began his term in July. Unfortunately, future changes in the State Board composition are on the horizon with the pending retirement of John Foust. John’s roots are in hospital pharmacy, and he has been a longtime OSHP member. Oklahoma pharmacy has been well-served since his appointment in 2009, and John will be greatly missed!

Advocacy is about making your presence known, and there are a variety of ways in which this can be accomplished. As health-system pharmacists, we are integral to the profession of pharmacy and should make our voices heard. Our grassroots efforts have contributed to several important legislative “wins” for Pharmacy in past legislative sessions. If you don’t know where to start, at a minimum, accomplish the following:

1) Know the names and contact information of your federal and state legislators (; and

2)   Donate to the Oklahoma Pharmacy Political Action Committee (OK Pharm PAC) at Be assured that your donation to the OK Pharm PAC support legislative initiatives affecting Oklahoma pharmacists in ALL practice settings and are NOT used to fund any one organization’s activities.

Please get involved, the success and sustainability of Oklahoma Pharmacy needs YOU!




Yvette Morrison



Armando Burchett-Zuniga

Darin Smith


Julia Chiappe

Wiley “Butch” Williams


Carissa Foster


Board Liaison

Kari McCracken



Membership Committee 2015-2016

During the last year the membership committee continued to develop and propose activities to the board.  Two proposals that were discussed at some length were a social mixer and gift baskets to hospital pharmacy departments.  

Both activities would precede the fall or spring meeting by several weeks.  The social mixer included a proposal for invitations to all hospital pharmacists in the area for an afternoon get together at an upscale restaurant.  The gift baskets would be designed to include healthy snacks and flyers for the fall or spring meeting and be in one of two sizes: large hospital size (costing about $40) and small hospital size (about $20).  The board continues to review these and other proposals.  

Membership figures: 

    Years        Members
2015-2016        392
2014-2015        414 
2013-2014        334 
2012-2013        283 

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

Nasim Aghaienia
Bruce Winchester

Ad-Hoc Social Media Committee


The Ad Hoc Social Media and Communications Committee has been busy all year working on increasing member communications and social interactions. Here are a few of our accomplishments:

Jacyntha Sterling continues to do a stellar job at posting pharmacy related news articles of interest via our Facebook Page and Twitter account. It appears that Facebook is the place that OSHP members gather, evidenced by 231 “likes”, an increase of 44 members this past year. The committee really appreciates the work that Jacyntha puts into posting and keeping an eye out for news worthy stories.

Brian Hughes and Cheri Walker have been working on developing a networking group to be hosted on the OSHP website.  The list serve, when complete, will be focused on Residency Directors communication.  We are hoping that this channel will be a good medium for Residency Directors to share ideas on what they are doing with their residency programs, ask questions of each other to further develop their programs, be a means to brainstorm important issues and share upcoming meetings and events within each residency program. 

Lisa Slaton, our OSHP Secretary, has been very active all year using the new website to keep you, our members, up to date on activities, district meetings, news worthy information and OSHP happenings. The use of as our website hosting service has really streamlined Lisa’s work and has made it a one-stop-shop for most OSHP business – from registering new and renewing memberships, registering for district, Fall and annual meetings, communications to members and more. 

We hope that you are finding value in the website and Facebook postings.  If you ever have any suggestions for improvement the committee would love to hear them.

Co-Chairs: Miki Finnin and Darlene Doty 
Members:  Jacyntha Sterling Herbers, Cheri Walker
Board Liaison: Brian Hughes


SWOSU Student OSHP Chapter Activity Report, 2015-2016 Academic Year
Faculty Advisors: Tiffany Kessler, Pharm.D. and Nancy Williams, Pharm.D.

Our Southwestern OSHP Student Chapter has had another very successful year with many activities and events. Each year, we have various guest speakers, conduct the local Clinical Skills Competition, host membership drives, and participate in community service projects.

Every semester, we begin with a membership drive aimed at recruiting new members. We place an emphasis on student involvement, not just enrollment of members. Our chapter presidents Nicole Schmitz (Fall President) and Elizabeth Sandmann (Spring President) spoke to students about the benefits of joining our student and state chapters. We are very excited about the participation and turn-out of students who have attended each meeting. 

Throughout the year, various guest speakers volunteered their time and shared their knowledge and experiences with us.  Each speaker presented a topic and then allowed the audience to ask questions related to the topic or the speaker’s experiences.  In September, Dr. Mark Gales, SWOSU Pharmacy Practice faculty member, explained the rules and offered tips for the local Clinical Skills Competition, as well as reviewed a previous case with interested members. In October, Dr. Peter Lee from PharmaCorr came and spoke at a lunch meeting about his unique practice site, which is one of the nation’s largest correctional pharmacy providers.  He also shared his experiences in health-system pharmacy. Dr. Kari McCracken, Past President of OSHP, spoke in November about Pharmacy Practice Model Initiatives and her experiences with the state chapter of OSHP. In December, we collaborated with two other pharmacy student organizations and hosted Dr. Burl Beasley. He spoke on a variety of topics including the SoonerCare-Medicaid Pharmacy Program, the pharmacy prior authorization process, drug utilization review, prescription drug abuse and diversion, and the lock-in program. In February, Dr. Brooke Gildon visited and discussed her practice at The Children’s Rehabilitation Center in Bethany. She also discussed with students about her experiences completing a residency and answered questions regarding PGY1 and PGY2 residencies. The year ended with a presentation in April by Dr. Zach Myatt, who spoke about the importance of having professional liability insurance.

The spring semester has also been very busy with various activities and community service projects. On March 28th, we hosted the annual residency panel in which four residents spoke to us about their residency experiences. The residents that attended were Brantley Underwood from SWOSU-Walgreens community residency, Morgan Greutman from Choctaw Nation Health Care Center (Talihina), P. Kim Abbott from Oklahoma City VA Medical Center, and Ashley Fox from the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy. We appreciated that they gave us tips and advice on the residency process. On March 31st, our student chapter partnered with the professional fraternity Phi Delta Chi to host a Glow Run from 5-10 pm. It was a 5K fun run, as well as a mile run. All proceeds went to Relay for Life. 

Congratulations to Katey Sluder and Garret Carter, the winners of our annual Clinical Skills Competition that took place in October. They represented SWOSU at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, this past December. We had seven teams participating in the local competition, which included both third and fourth year students. Second place contestants were Vonya Streetz and Benjamin Strickland, and third place went to Amanda Bozell and Tram Nguyen.

Based on last year’s success, we again hosted the “Speed Mentoring Meeting” on April 12th, which served as our professional development project. During this event, students were paired up with a pharmacist in their desired field of health-system practice and had one-on-one time to talk. The pharmacist and student were matched up in two different pairs, allowing them opportunities to learn more about what health-system pharmacists do, ask any questions they had about health-system pharmacy, and make lasting connections with health-system pharmacists currently in practice. There were seven pharmacists in attendance, and we appreciated them sharing their experiences with us.

As one can see, we had a productive year filled with rewarding events and activities that enriched the lives of student pharmacists at Southwestern. Thank you to all of our guest speakers, officers, volunteers, and our faculty advisors. We really look forward to engaging students and growing our student OSHP chapter in the years to come.


Fall 2015

Spring 2016

President  Nicole Schmitz Elizabeth Sandmann

Elizabeth Sandmann

Anna Wallis


Grace Wolfendale

Grace Wolfendale


Victoria Denny

Patra Kositchaiwat


Taylor Horyna

Taylor Horyna
Fundraising Co-Chairs

Reba Gilespie

Victoria Denny

Cassie Shaw

Jordan James


University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy Fall 2015 - Spring 2016 
Advisors:  Michele Splinter, Teresa Lewis and Kaci Thiessen


The first meeting of the University of Oklahoma’s (OU) student chapter of the Oklahoma Society of Health-System Pharmacists (sOSHP) focused on drawing attention to the wide variety of practice sites available for pharmacists.  Benefits of membership and opportunities to be involved with the organization on a state and national level were also presented by our President, Matt Stailey. 

In October, we had the pleasure of hearing from Dr. Amanda Hembree, a Trauma/Critical Care pharmacist at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, OK. She spoke about the day-to-day life of a pharmacist in the critical care setting and answered questions from our members relating to her experiences in pharmacy school and beyond. 
Our November meeting was structured as a Residency Panel, featuring PGY1 and PGY2 residents in Oklahoma City (OKC) and Tulsa. The residents gave insight into the daily life of a resident, which areas of pharmacy interest them and what they did during pharmacy school in preparation for residency interviews and participation in The Match. Members from classes P1-P3 were present at the panel. The residents gladly answered a variety of questions related to pharmacy. 

In February, Dr. Ann Lloyd spoke about her career as an Infectious Disease pharmacist at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, OK. We also had elections of officers for the upcoming school year – results are listed below. 
At our March meeting, Matt Stailey interviewed Dr. Michele Splinter. She answered multiple questions regarding her current position as a clinical pharmacist and faculty member, as well as her various past experiences in retail and hospital pharmacy. 

Our April speaker will be Dr. Winter Smith, a faculty member and Internal Medicine pharmacist at OU Medical Center in OKC. 


During our October meeting, we recognized the winners of our Clinical Skills Competition, Carissa Foster and Sean Lim, who went on to represent the College in the National Clinical Skills Competition at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting in New Orleans, LA in December.

We had several members from OKC and Tulsa also attend the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting.. In addition, members Kate Newman, Matthew Dickson, Lauren May and Kacie McMurphy presented posters at the meeting. 


Oklahoma City chapter members have been involved in numerous service projects, which highlight the community-oriented goals of the organization.  

Members volunteer each Thursday evening at the Mid-Del Community Health Clinic. This involves assisting the pharmacist with smoking-cessation practices, as well as medication reconciliation.

sOSHP collaborated with the Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) to provide monthly hands-on learning activities and workshops on healthcare related topics to eighth graders at Millwood School of Arts and Academy throughout the school year. The topics included health-care professions, immunizations, blood pressure and chronic kidney disease.

Students on both campuses have been involved in a variety of health fairs.  In OKC, sOSHP provided smoking cessation education at the City Rescue Mission Health Fair in October. Additionally, members hosted an immunization education booth at Tulakes’ Elementary School health fair.  In Tulsa, sOSHP participated in a health fair at Union Public Schools, where they provided bone density screening and education.  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.  


The outgoing and incoming officers are as follows:


Outgoing officers:
Spring 2015-Spring 2016

Incoming officers:
Spring 2016-Spring 2017


Matt Stailey

Emily Oliphant


Olivia Anderson (OKC)

Kattie Sisco (Tulsa)

Katelynn Doran (OKC)

Kristen Young (Tulsa)


Emily Oliphant (OKC)

Lauren May (Tulsa)

Alanah Canfield (OKC)

Lauren May(Tulsa)


Robert Klatt (OKC)

Isaac Keith (Tulsa)

Elisabeth Kneeland (OKC)

Richard Goode(Tulsa)


Katelynn Doran (OKC)

Kacie McMurphy (Tulsa)

Macy Naas (OKC)

Service Chair

Elizabeth Goetzinger (OKC)

Katie Kirkpatrick (Tulsa)

Amanda Rice (OKC)

Hue Kim Le(Tulsa)

Smoking Cessation


Joshua Johnston (OKC)

Sara Stolhand (Tulsa)

Marius Vilimas (OKC)




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