Health Outcomes Seminar Series

Presented by the UIC CCTS REACH (Research Education and Careers in Health) Program and the UIC Center for Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomic Research


Cost-Effective Clinical Translation of Warfarin Pharmacogenetics

Joyce You, PharmD, BCPS

Associate Professor and Faculty of Medicine,

Chinese University of Hong Kong

Approximately 10%-15% of the older population worldwide has an indication (atrial fibrillation, venous thromboembolism or mechanical heart valves) for oral anticoagulant therapy. Warfarin is the most commonly prescribed agent because of well-established association between good anticoagulation control and effectiveness in preventing thromboembolic events. Nevertheless, the anticoagulation control of most patients on warfarin therapy is suboptimal. There is substantial evidence that variants of genes CYP2C9 and VKORC1 clearly influences individual warfarin dosage requirement. This seminar will focus on the outcomes and cost-effectiveness of applying warfarin pharmacogenetics in different models of anticoagulation care.


Tools to Utilize Electronic Health Record Data for Outcomes and Comparative Effectiveness Research: Insights from Two Studies

Adam Bress, PharmD, MS

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacotherapy

University of Utah College of Pharmacy


Developing, Testing, and Translating an Evidence-based Program: The Fit and Strong Saga

Susan L. Hughes, DSW

Professor, Community Health Sciences, UIC School of Public Health

Director, Center for Research on Health and Aging,

UIC Institute of Health Research and Policy

Fit and Strong is a low-cost, evidence-based, multiple component exercise program that combines flexibility, strength training and aerobic walking with health education for sustained behavior change among older adults with osteoarthritis.  You may find additional information about Fit and Strong at http://www.fitandstrong.org/.


Measuring Health Outcomes: From Hammurabi Through Nightingale to PROs

Paul Kind

Professor of Health Outcome Measurement

Academic Unit of Health Economics

Institute of Health Sciences

University of Leeds, England


Bringing Care to Patients: Patient Centered Medical Home for Kidney Disease (a PCORI Project)

Denise Hynes, PhD, MPH, RN

Professor, UIC College of Medicine

Research Affiliate, UIC School of Public Health

Biomedical Informatics Core Director, UIC Center for Clinical and Translational Science

Director and Research Career Scientist, VA Information Resource Center


Health Promotion from an Understanding of Social Action Principles

Dolores Albarracin, PhD

Professor of Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Fellow, Institute for Health Research and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago


The Impact of Pharmacy Based Immunization: Regulations on Influenza Vaccination in the U.S.

Kevin McConeghy, PharmD, MS CTS

Fellow, Pharmacy Practice, UIC College of Pharmacy


Medication Therapy Management Services: For who and how? An Overview of Recent Research

Margie E. Snyder, PharmD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice and

Director of Community Pharmacy Programs,

Purdue University College of Pharmacy


Introduction to Practice-Based Research and the American College of Clinical:                         Pharmacy’s Research Network

Daniel Touchette, PharmD, MA

Associate Professor

Department of Pharmacy Practice

UIC College of Pharmacy