Friday, July 17, 2009

PP495 Independent Project in Pharmacy Practice

This professional pharmacy elective course provides opportunities for students to carry out a project in pharmacy practice application or research under the direction of an individual or team of pharmacy practice faculty. The course can be taken for 1-3 credits and can be taken multiple times during P1-P3 years of the Doctor of Pharmacy program. Students are matched with faculty mentors based on an available project of mutual interest. Contact Dr. Lisa E. Davis for additional information and registration.


  1. I am currently working on a research project with 2 pharmacy administration students that is looking at the prevalence of telephone prescribing of antibiotics. The project also looks to assess the factors and outcomes associated with antibiotics prescribed without face-to-face contact with the patient. I am also currently working on projects examining the outcomes associated with statin switching and medication adherence in patients with coexisting diabetes, hypertension and dyslipidemia. My general research interests include the outcomes associated with outpatient therapies in the "real world"/clinical practice setting, clinical areas such as outpatient cardiac disease, diabetes and metabolic syndrome and pharmacist involvement within the medical home concept. Although I am not taking additional students in the Fall 2009 semester, please check with me for research opportunities in the spring (both PharmD and Pharm Ad students).

    Dr. Willey

  2. I am looking for 2 students for Fall 2010 for a PP495 2 credit elective course. This 2 credit course involves independent study on a project involving patients with heart failure. The project involves evaluating pharmacy services to promote self-care on adhering to medication adherence and dietary sodium guidelines. The student will meet with the faculty member to discuss a series of readings on self-care, health literacy, nutritional approaches to prevent heart disease, and also fundamental principles of research design. They will gain experience in gathering, summarizing and interpreting data, and developing a poster for presentation at Scholarly Day. The student will gain experience in using technology such as PowerPoint and online training modules. The project will require some travel to the Center for Advanced Heart Failure Care at Hahnemann University Hospital located at Broad & Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA ( For more information please email Dr. Grace Earl at