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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Improving the understanding, detection, and management of kidney disease.

NKDEP Pharmacy Working Group

Created in 2012, the Pharmacy Working Group (PhWG) was convened to explore ways to increase pharmacists' knowledge of chronic kidney disease (CKD) so they can participate more effectively in managing CKD patients. In addition to developing educational resources for pharmacists, the group will also create tools to promote medication management in CKD patients. The group is currently developing a Continuing Education program for pharmacists on how to safely use NSAIDs in high-risk patients. Additionally, the group will focus on potential incorporation of eGFR values into e-prescriptions in collaboration with NKDEP's Health Information Technology Working Group.

The PhWG is comprised of government, academic, and community pharmacists as well as the broader medical community.

Pharmacy Working Group Members

  • Amy Barton Pai, Pharm.D, BCPS, FASN, FCCP
    Working Group Chair
    Associate Professor
    Director-ANephRx Core Laboratory
    Department of Pharmacy Practice
    Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
  • Holly Divine, Pharm.D, BCACP, CGP, CDE, FAPhA
    Associate Professor
    Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science
    University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy
  • LCDR Jefferson Fredy, Pharm.D
    Residency Director
    Indian Health Service
  • Macary Marciniak, Pharm.D
    Clinical Associate Professor
    University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy
  • Anthony Morreale, Pharm.D, MBA, BCPS, FASHP
    Assistant Chief Consultant for Clinical Pharmacy Services and Healthcare Delivery Services Research
    Pharmacy Benefits Management Services Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Andrew S. Narva, MD
    Director
    National Kidney Disease Education Program
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
    National Institutes of Health
  • Joseph Saseen, Pharm.D, FCCP, BCPS, CLS
    Professor
    Departments of Clinical Pharmacy and Family Medicine
    University of Colorado
  • Alissa Segal, Pharm.D, PhC, CDE
    Associate Professor of Pharmacy
    Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Clinical Pharmacist
    Joslin Diabetes Center

Page last updated: May 8, 2012