Meredith Howard, PharmD, BCPS

 

Assistant Professor of Pharmacotherapy  Meredith Howard Assistant Professor Of Pharmacotherapy College Of Pharmacy

 

Education & Experience:

I completed my PharmD Degree at the University of Rhode Island.  Upon graduation, I completed a 24-month Pharmacotherapy residency with Butler University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences/Indiana University Health.  During my time in residency, I gained experience in acute and ambulatory care, didactic and experiential education, and clinical and educational research.

Teaching Areas & Interests:

I have experience teaching amongst many different levels of learners and professions. I have been responsible for didactic coursework, small group facilitation, and experiential precepting. Currently, I am the Director of Hospital Experiences for Introductory and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences. I am also responsible for course coordination of the Respiratory & Gastrointestinal and Musculoskeletal Integrated Pharmacotherapy (IPT) courses, co-coordination of an Advanced Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy elective, as well as various sessions throughout the curriculum. Lastly, I am involved in clinical precepting of APPE students with an Internal Medicine rotation at my practice site, Medical City Fort Worth.

Professional Activities & Awards:

Professional involvement has been important throughout my pharmacy career. I am a member of American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), Phi Lambda Sigma Leadership Society, and Lambda Kappa Sigma Professional Pharmacy Fraternity. Additionally, am an active member of the ACCP Education and Training Practice Research Network. I am a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist and have earned a teaching certificate through the Indiana Pharmacy Resident Teaching Certificate Program. Service to the profession is an integral part pharmacy and I am enthusiastic about fostering student professional involvement in organizations at UNT SCP.

Scholarly Interests:

My research has been focused in both clinical outcomes and in the scholarship of teaching and learning. I have explored the use of alternative pain management strategies with the investigation of continuous infusion ketorolac in post-operative CABG patients. I have also implemented and evaluated a program to develop mentoring skills in pharmacy residents. My clinical interest is in inpatient internal medicine, specifically in the areas of cardiovascular diseases, cardiovascular and orthopedic surgery, and pain management. Regarding scholarship of teaching and learning, I am pursing research surrounding non-traditional techniques to develop soft skills, empathy, and learning in pharmacy students.

Recent Publications:

Howard ML, Hossaini R, Tolar C, Gaviola ML. Efficacy and safety of appetite stimulating medications in the inpatient setting. Ann Pharmacother. 2018 Sep. Epub ahead of print.

Howard ML, Steuber TD, Nisly SA. Glycemic management in the bariatric surgery population: a review of the literature. Pharmacotherapy. 2018 Jun;38(6):663-73.

Howard ML, Gaviola ML. Progressive disclosure cases: The design and evaluation of use in multiple therapeutics courses. Curr Pharm Teach Learn. 2018 Jun; 10(6):723-9.

Howard ML, Steuber TS, Nisly SN, Wilhoite J, Saum L. Pharmacy resident-led student mentoring program: A focus on developing mentoring skills. Curr Pharm Teach Learn. 2017 Nov;9(6):1123-28.

Howard ML, Isaacs AN, Nisly SA. Continuous infusion nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for perioperative pain management. J Pharm Pract. 2018 Feb;31(1):66-81. Epub 2016 Aug.

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