Carla Cobb, PharmD, BCPP, was featured in a Billings Gazette Article, “Investigative teamwork: Pharmacists join up for patient care.”
Jessica Ho, PharmD, BCPS, PGY2 Pharmacy Resident in Psychiatry at Eskenazi Health/Purdue University, received the Indiana Society of Health-System Pharmacists Pharmacy Resident of the Year award based on her service to the State, specifically Indiana Medicaid. A recipient is honored based on contributions and improvements made at their institution/practice site and throughout the state, the first time a PGY2 psychiatric pharmacy resident has been recognized in this capacity in Indiana.
Jessica received the award based on her research project to evaluate the use of antipsychotics in the Indiana Medicaid child/adolescent patient population and for her work to consolidate treatment guidelines for depression and schizophrenia to allow Indiana Medicaid to better provide prior authorization processes for dual antipsychotic therapy that now requires consideration of clozapine treatment prior to the use of two antipsychotics for one patient and helped to revise the antidepressant duplicate therapy prior authorization criteria. Both of these PA criteria are now the standard for Indiana Medicaid. She also served as a co-author for an Indiana Pharmacists Alliance continuing education about prescription opiate abuse and presented a clinical pearl presentation on designer drugs at the IPA Annual Meeting in September 2013. This is in addition to her 2 residency years of work for Eskenazi Health and Purdue University. The award will be presented during the IPA Spring Meeting Luncheon on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Indianapolis.