UHCOP Faculty Earn Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists Awards for HIV Residency, C diff. Research

UHCOP Faculty Earn Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists Awards for HIV Residency, C diff. Research

Two UH College of Pharmacy faculty members – Rustin D. Crutchley, Pharm.D., AAHIVP, and Amelia K. Sofjan, Pharm.D., BCPS – were honored with funded awards from the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists (SIDP) at the organization’s 2016 Annual Meeting June 16 in Boston, Mass.

Crutchley received the Merck Infectious Diseases Pharmacotherapy Residency Award for 2016-2017 and a $60,000 grant in support of the college’s PGY-2 HIV Ambulatory Care-Clinical Pharmacogenetics Residency Program, which is believed to be the only program in the U.S. combining longitudinal clinical pharmacogenetics and ambulatory care for adult and pediatric HIV patients.

Sofjan, a clinical assistant professor in the PPTR department with a practice site at CHI St. Luke’s Health-Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, received the SIDP/Alere Research Award and a $10,000 grant for her project, “Incidence and microbiological characteristics of Clostridium difficile infection in Bangladesh.”

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