Healthy Works: Connecting with Pharmacists

University of Best Practice 3/6/2017


Grace Kuo, PharmD, PhD, MPH, FCCP, FNAP

Professor of Clinical Pharmacy

Associate Dean for Strategic Planning and Program Development, UCSD

Adjunct Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health, UCSD

Director of SDPharmNet

Director of PharmGenEd

Dr. Grace M. Kuo is a pharmacist health services researcher. She is Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, Family Medicine and Public Health at UC San Diego. She serves as Associate Dean for Strategic Planning and Program Development at Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Dr. Kuo directs the San Diego Pharmacist Resource and Research Network (SDPharmNet) and the Pharmacogenomics Education Program (PharmGenEd). Dr. Kuo’s clinical specialty is primary care pharmacy practice. Her research focuses on medication safety, pharmacist-physician collaborative medication therapy management, and pharmacogenomics education. Her research projects include studying the effects of electronic medical records on medication safety, assessing patients’ health literacy and its effect on medication safety, evaluating medication reconciliation practice in ambulatory care clinics, reviewing medication error reports, implementing pharmacogenomics education program, and designing pharmacist-physician collaborative services. She has received grant funding from NIH, AHRQ, and CDC, and has served as a grant reviewer for AHRQ and NIH study sections.

Panel Discussion/Q&A with Health System and Community Pharmacists

Lord Sarino, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacy Sales Manager

Ralphs Grocery Company

Mike Kruse, PharmD, MBA, BCPS

Manager, Clinical Pharmacy Services

Palomar Health

Michelle Hughes, PharmD, BCPS

Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Specialist

Palomar Health

Warren Quigley, Pharm.D.

Pharmacy Manager

San Ysidro Health Center Pharmacy

CHC Oceanview Pharmacy

Mark Parmenter, PharmD

System Director Pharmacy, Clinical Services and Purchasing

Scripps Health

Justin Bouw, PharmD, BCACP, CDE

Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacy Manager

UC San Diego Health