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Jadwiga S. Najib

Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Full-time

B.S., St. John's UniversityPharm.D., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Description

Dr. Jadwiga  S. Najib, professor of pharmacy practice, joined the faculty in 1989 and set up her psychiatric pharmacy practice at St. Luke's/Roosevelt Hospital Center where she precepts fourth and sixth year pharmacy students. She also precepts pharmacy residents at St. Luke's/Roosevelt Hospital Center as they undertake their rotations in psychiatry. Dr. Najib practiced at the St. Luke's site for seven years before moving to the Roosevelt site, where she currently is a clinical pharmacist with the departments of psychiatry and pharmacy. She has presented and published research papers dealing with various psychiatric disorders and their treatments. Additionally, she has authored and co-authored chapters on sleep disorders on issues dealing with drug liability and safety.  

Specialties

Mental Health including Major Depressive Disorders, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Sleep Disorders, ADHD, and Substance Use Disorders.

Publications

Author, "Drug-Induced Movement Disorders," Chapter 26 in: "Drug Injury: Liability, Analysis and Prevention" 3rd ed. James T. O'Donnell, ed.
Author,"Lisdexamfetamine in the Treatment of Adolescents and Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder", published in Adolescent Health, Medicine and Therapeutics
Author, "Efficacy and Safety of Zopiclone and Eszopiclone in the Treatment of Primary and Comorbid Insomnia," Chapter in "GABA and Sleep: Molecular, Functional and Clinical Aspects, Monti, Pandi-Perumal, Mohler eds.
Najib, J. "The Efficacy and Safety Profile of Lisdexamfetamine Dimesylate, a Prodrug of d-amphetamine for the Treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Adults," published in Clinical Therapeutics
Najib J, Zammit G. "Eszopiclone: Efficacy and Safety," Chapter 29 in "Sleep Disorders: Diagnosis and Therapeutics," Pandi-Perumal SR, Verster J, Monti J, Lader M, Langer S, eds.

Lectures and Presentations

Co-presenter, "Bedside Briefings: Educational Initiative for Rozerem," sponsored by Takeda Pharmaceuticals, CliniLabs (2008)
The following presentation at St. Luke's/Roosevelt Hospital Center:
In-service presentation on "Documenting Pharmacists' Interventions using F.A.R.M. Notes" to hospital pharmacy administrative staff at hospital- as part of educational session for residents and clinical pharmacists at site
In-service presentation on "Interpreting Laboratory Data" to hospital pharmacy administrative staff at hospital- as part of educational session for residents and clinical pharmacists at site
In-service presentation on "The CATIE Results and Their Effect on SchizophreniaTreatment" to physicians at hospital
In-service presentation on "Impact of the STAR*D Trials" to physicians at hospital
In-service presentation on "Depression and Suicide Risk" to nursing staff at hospital
In-service presentation on "Impact of DM in Patients with Schizophrenia" to nursing staff at hospital
In-service presentation on "Adverse Effects Associated with Antipsychotic Agents" to  nursing staff at hospital

Exhibits

Co-presenter, Poster presentation “Evaluating risk for cardiovascular disease in elderly patients with dementia-related psychosis receiving antipsychotic medications,” Midyear Clinical Meeting, ASHP (2011)

Honors/Awards

Recipient, The David Newton Award for Excellence in Teaching, LIU

Professional Affiliations

Member, New York State Medicaid Drug Utilization Review Board (DURB)
Member, International Advisory Board for Current Medical Research and Opinion
Guest reviewer for the following journals:
Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
Behavioral and Brain Functions
BMC Psychiatry (Biomedcentral.com
Journal of Medical Economics
Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
Indian Journal of Medical Sciences
Clinical Interventions in Aging
Clinical Pharmacokinetics
Current Medical Research and Opinion
Clinical Therapeutics
Guest reviewer for the following monographs:
CNS Spectrums
Guest reviewer for the following text:
"Pharmacotherapy Principles & Practice," chapter in  "Pharmacotherapy Essentials. (2011)

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