MS in Health-System Pharmacy

Contacts:

Jay Mirtallo, MS, RPh, BCNSP, FASHP
Program Director, MS in Health-System Pharmacy Residency
614-292-6415

Admissions:
Jessica Wood
Graduate Studies Coordinator
614-292-6822

Faculty Support:
Nikki Herbert
Graduate Programs Coordinator
614-688-3663

Health-System Pharmacy Faculty Bios


LongBrigid K. Groves, PharmD, MS

Clinical Coordinator for The Kroger Co., Columbus Division
HSPA Community Practice & Leadership Residency Program Director at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy

Background: Completed MS/PGY1/PGY2 in Community Administration & Leadership at The Kroger Co., Columbus Division and The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy in 2014. Serves as clinical coordinator and Residency Coordinator for The Kroger Co., Columbus Division and as assistant Profession – Practice for The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy. Serves as residency program director for the Community Administration & Leadership Program at Kroger Pharmacy.

Course(s): Seminar, Community Leadership & Administration Series

Activities: Serves on the MS in Health System Pharmacy program committee which provides oversite of the program and course director; Serves on Ohiop State's Residency Leadership Committee and Ohoi State's College of Pharmacy Residency Working Group.

Recent Publication or Presentations:

Leadership: Start Early in Your Career – Ohio Pharmacists Association – January 2016

Getting Your Foot in the Door as a Health-Care Provider – American Pharmacists Association – April 2015


MerandiJenna Merandi, PharmD, MS

Clinical Assistant Professor of Practice
Medication Safety Coordinator
Director, Residency Program
Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Background: Completed MS/PGY1/PGY2 in Health-System Pharmacy Administration at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in 2012.  Served as a medication safety pharmacist from 2012 through 2014 and now serves as a medication safety coordinator. Residency director of the administrative residency program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Course(s): System Issues with Medication Safety

Activities: medication safety, second victim response, patient safety and informatics, Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS), quality improvement initiatives, residency training

Recent Publication or Presentation:

An Internal Quality Improvement Collaborative Significantly Reduces Hospital-wide Medication Error Related Adverse Drug Events. J Pediatrics 2014;(165)6:1222-1229. 

Medication Event Huddles: Quantitative review of the effects of an electronic database on intervention follow-up at a pediatric hospital. Am J Health-Syst Pharm 2013,(70):1708-1714.

Platform Presentations:

Second victim response: How to be first responders to second victims

  • Grand Rounds – Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters – November 2015
  • National Patient Safety Foundation, Annual Patient Safety Congress – April 2015
  • Quality and Safety in Children’s Health Conference – March 2015
  • Healthcare Process Improvement Conference – November 2014

Jay MirtalloJay Mirtallo, MS, RPh, BCNSP, FASHP

Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
Director, MS in Health System Pharmacy
The Ohio State University, College of Pharmacy, Division of Pharmacy Practice and Science

Background: Board certified in nutrition support with research interest in parenteral nutrition safety and advancement of pharmacy practice

Course(s): Seminar, Research methods, Supply chain, Leadership

Activities: coordinates activities of the MS in Health System Pharmacy program committee which provides oversite to the MS curriculum and faculty development

Recent Publication or Presentation:

Mirtallo JM. Perspectives on micronutrient shortages. Nutr Clin Pract 30(1):86-91, 2015


Shelly Morvay, PharmD, RPh

Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
Director, MS in Health System Pharmacy
The Ohio State University, College of Pharmacy, Division of Pharmacy Practice and Science

Background: ASHP-accredited residency in Hospital Pharmacy. Medication Safety Pharmacist since 2000.

Course(s): Systems Issues with Medication Safety

Activities: Medication safety initiatives, quality improvement projects, second victim core team, resident and student preceptor.

Recent Publication or Presentation:

McClead RE, Catt C, Davis JT, Morvay S, et al. An Internal Quality Improvement Collaborative Significantly Reduces Hospital-wide Medication Error Related Adverse Drug Events. J Pediatrics 2014;(165)6:1222-1229.


NeideckerMarjorie V. Neidecker, PhD, MEng, RN, CCRP

Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing
Director, Master of Applied Clinical and Preclinical Research Program
The Ohio State University, Colleges of Nursing and Pharmacy

Background: Certified clinical research professional; Research interest includes health outcomes studies and pharmacoeconomic analyses.

Course(s): Economic Evaluation of Patient Services

Activities: Coordinates activities of the Master of Applied Clinical and Preclinical Research program, including advising students, oversight of curriculum and faculty, and chairing the MACPR graduate studies committee. Advises MS students with their research project activities.

Recent Publication or Presentation:

Kitzmiller JP, Phelps MA, Neidecker MV, Apseloff G. Establishing a clinical pharmacology fellowship program for physicians, pharmacists, and pharmacologists: a newly-accredited interdisciplinary training program at the Ohio State University.  Advances in Medical Education and Practice 2014 Jun 23;5:191-6. doi: 10.2147/AMEP.S60986


PassafumeCurt Passafume Jr., MBA, RPh

System Vice President for Pharmacy Services/Chief Pharmacy Officer, Ohio Health
HSPA Residency Program Director, Ohio Health
Current member of the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy

Background: Career built around budgeting and financial performance, professional development, sustained learning and administrative operational leadership

Course(s): Health system pharmacy financial management

Activities: serves on the MS in Health System Pharmacy program committee which provides oversite of the program and course director

Recent Publication or Presentation:

Executing Talent Management: Implementation of Pharmacist and Technician Career Advancement Programs (207-L04), ASHP Midyear, December 2015


Anuj Thirwani, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Applications Pharmacist
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Department of Pharmacy

Background: Informatics pharmacist with PGY2 residency training in Pharmacy Informatics

Course(s): Information Systems for Health-System Pharmacy

Activities: Member of the Pharmacy Informatics team that manages medication-related data and knowledge across the medical center, with a focus on our integrated Electronic Health Record.
 


Rod Wirsching, BS, PharmD, RPh, FASHP

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
Course Director, MS in Health System Pharmacy
The Ohio State University, College of Pharmacy, Division of Pharmacy Practice and Science

Background: Leadership positions in Health-System Pharmacy (Director/Assoc. Director) for 35+ years. Residency Director for PGY1 programs in large hospitals. Served as a consultant to large corporations.

Course(s): PHR 8160, Operations Management in Hospital Pharmacy

Activities: Design and coordinate the educational content for PHR 8160.


WorleyMarcia M. Worley, PhD, RPh

Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
The Ohio State University, College of Pharmacy, Division of Pharmacy Practice and Science

Background: PhD in Social & Administrative Pharmacy with research interests focused on the impact of pharmacist-patient relationships on the patient medication use process and optimizing outcomes.

Course(s): Research methods, Seminar

Activities: Serve as advisor/committee member for MS Health Systems Pharmacy student research projects.

Recent Publication or Presentation: Schommer JC, Worley MM, Kjos AL. Decision-Making during Initiation of the Medication Experience. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, 10:313-327, 2014.

 

Deadline is January 6, 2017

Instructions for the graduate school application are listed on our Apply page.