Vinita Pai

Vinita Pai, PharmD

Associate Professor-Clinical
Unit / Department / Division
Pharmacy Practice and Science
136D Parks Hall
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  • 1996, PharmD, University of Iowa
  • 1995, MS, with research thesis, University of Iowa, Pharmacy
  • 1989, Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Bombay, Pharmacy


  • Miriam R. Balshone Memorial Award for Distinguished Teaching, 2013
  • Miriam R. Balshone Memorial Award for Distinguished Teaching, 2010
  • Preceptor of the Year, 2005
  • Teacher of the Year, 2001

Journal Articles

  • Mehyar LS, Abu-Arja R, Rangarajan HG, Pai V, Bartholomew DW, Rose MJ, Bajwa RPS. Matched unrelated donor transplantation in glycogen storage disease type 1b patient corrects severe neutropenia and recurrent infections. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2018 Aug;53(8):1076-1078.
  • Rangarajan HG, Abu-Arja R, Pai V, Guilcher GMT, Soni S. Outcomes of Unrelated Donor Stem Cell Transplantion with Post-Transplant Cyclophosphamide for Graft-versus-Host Disease Prophylaxis in Patients with Severe Sickle Cell Disease. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2018 Feb;24(2):413-417.
  • Copacia JA, Taylor K, Laudick M, Rangarajan HG, Abu-Arja R, Auletta JJ, Pyle-Eilola A, Stanek J, Pai VB, Bajwa R. 70% Ethanol for Decontamination of Central Venous Lines Exposed to Calcineurin Inhibitors. Ann Pharmacother. 2018 Jan;52(1):32-39.
  • Afolabi TM, Nahata MC, Pai V. Nebulized opioids for the palliation of dyspnea in terminally ill patients. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2017 Jul 15;74(14):1053-1061.
  • Rogers J, Pai V, Merandi J, Catt C, Cole J, Yarosz S, Wehr A, Durkin K, Kaczor C. Impact of a pharmacy student-driven medication delivery service at hospital discharge. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2017 Mar 01;74(5 Supplement 1):S24-S29.
  • Pai VB, Plogsted S. Efficacy and safety of using L-cysteine as a catheter-clearing agent for nonthrombotic occlusions of central venous catheters in children. Nutr Clin Pract. 2014 Oct;29(5):636-8.
  • Pai V, Porter K, Ranalli M. Octreotide acetate is efficacious and safe in children for treating diarrhea due to chemotherapy but not acute graft versus host disease. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2011 Jan;56(1):45-9.
  • Pai V, Fernandez SA, Laudick M, Rosselet R, Termuhlen A. Delayed administration of filgrastim (G-CSF) following autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplantation (APBSCT) in pediatric patients does not change time to neutrophil engraftment and reduces use of G-CSF. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2010 May;54(5):728-33.
  • Pai VB, Kelley KA, Bellebaum KL. A technology-enhanced patient case workshop. Am J Pharm Educ. 2009 Aug 28;73(5):86.
  • Pai VB, Sakadjian A, Puthoff TD. Ibuprofen lysine for the prevention and treatment of patent ductus arteriosus. Pharmacotherapy. 2008 Sep;28(9):1162-82.