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Touchette named ACCP PBRN Network Director

posted Apr 27, 2011, 2:55 PM by Unknown user
Dan Touchette, assistant professor of pharmacoeconomics, was appointed American College of Clinical Pharmacy Practice-Based Research Network Director as of Jan. 1. He is a longtime member and fellow in the College.

Touchette has more than 30 publications and 20 competitive research grants as principal investigator or coinvestigator while at the Oregon State University and at UIC. He is the lead on an AHRQ-funded, multicenter, randomized, controlled trial with the goal of assessing the impact of an MTM intervention. This student is nearing completion. The intervention involves the development of an accurate medication list and the identification and resolution of drug-related problems. Outcomes assessed include safety measures such as drug events and hospitalizations.

"I am excited to be given the opportunity to develop the PBRN into a self-sustaining endeavor that provides unprecedented opportunities for the ACCP membership to grow as researcher and facilitates conducting research for those who are already experienced," says Touchette. "I also want to get a feel for what the ACCP membership wants from the PBRN. I believe that engaging PRN-elected officials will be very helpful in understanding members' expectations for the PBRN."