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Suzanna Gim

Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Full-time

B.A., New York UniversityPharm.D., University of Maryland at BaltimoreM.P.H., New York University

Description

Dr. Suzanna Gim, assistant professor of pharmacy practice, was born and raised in Baltimore, the city of black-eyed Susans and home of the Ravens. After earning a bachelor's degree in psychology in 1999 from New York University, she was involved in medical research at Columbia University and also contributed to cancer research at the University of Maryland, where she completed a Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2004.  Inspired by her clinical experiential learning rotations in Maryland and her various experiences with drug information and pharmacoeconomics, she decided to pursue a drug information residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Dr. Gim also has a strong interest in international public health and completed a master's degree in global public health at New York University in May 2009. Dr. Gim has a passion for teaching and a thirst for knowledge, and feels that academia is the field that gives her the most opportunity for growth in both respects.  She joined the faculty of the College of Pharmacy in September 2005 and supervises the Drug Information Center at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center.

With the addition of her masters in public health, she was inspired to expand student experiences beyond the local community pharmacy into public health services on an international level. She has developed the first international experiential elective rotation for the University and has taken over 12 pharmacy students to Sierra Leone, West Africa and Haiti on various trips the past 3 years.  In recognition of her international work, she received the Founder's Award this May 2012.  Her interest in global pharmacy education and practice continues to grow as she aspires to save the world one pharmacy student at a time. Dr. Gim likes traveling all over the world, being outdoors, trying new things and enjoying life to the fullest.

Specialties

Drug Information, International Public Health

Publications

Co-author, articles in the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, Journal of Pharmacy Practice, Clinical Therapeutics, American Journal of Health System Pharmacists, Oncogene, Journal of Biological Chemistry and Nature Genetics

Lectures and Presentations

Lecturer, "Drug Information Resources: How to find what you're looking for," presented at Brookdale University Hospital & Medical Center (2007-2012)
Presenter, "An international pharmacy practice and public health Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) in Port-au-Prince, Haiti," Annual Meeting, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (2012)
Presenter, "International pharmacy practice in an urban hospital in Sierra Leone," Midyear Clinical Meeting, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (2011)
Presenter, "Prevalence of outpatient psychiatric services in the United States," Midyear Clinical Meeting, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (2011)
Presenter, "International pharmacy practice and education: A qualitative study in Sierra Leone," Midyear Clinical Meeting, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (2010)
Presenter, "Volunteering internationally as a pharmacist: Experiences in Haiti," Midyear Clinical Meeting, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (2010)
Presenter, "Impact of a didactic literature evaluation course on student perception of the value of Journal Club," Annual Meeting, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (2010)
Presenter, "Management of diabetic ketoacidosis in a teaching institution," Midyear Clinical Meeting American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (2009)
Presenter, "Descriptive analysis of regional disparities among pharmacy residency programs in the United States," Midyear Clinical Meeting, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (2009)
Presenter, "Monitoring socioeconomic inequalities in health in Latin America: Bolivia Case Study," Global MPH Capstone Presentations (2009)
Presenter, "Evaluation of the efficacy and safety of aripiprazole injectable versus conventional injectable therapy in the acutely agitated patient," Midyear Clinical Meeting, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (2007) 
Presenter, "Novel antipsychotic use and its impact on the cost of care in a psychiatric hospital," Spring Practice and Research Forum, American College of Clinical Pharmacy (2006)
Presenter, "Development of a physician-run lipid clinic in a rural community," Annual Workshop for Medical Communications, Drug Information Association (2005)

Honors/Awards

Recipient, Founder's Award for international public health efforts with students and interdisciplinary teams
Recipient, Stephen M. Gross Fund for Pharmacy Policy & Program Development for Project on international learning experience for pharmacy students in Sierra Leone

Professional Affiliations

Certified Vaccination Trainer
Executive Board Member, New York State Council of Health-System Pharmacists New York City Chapter
Member, New York City Medical Reserve Corps
Member, Association of American Colleges of Pharmacy
Member, American College of Clinical Pharmacy
Member, Drug Information Association
Member, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

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