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Jaclyn Cusumano

Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Tenure Track

Pharm.D., University of Rhode Island

Description

Dr. Jaclyn Cusumano received her Doctor of Pharmacy at the University of Rhode Island in 2015.  She then completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  After residency, Dr. Cusumano worked as an antimicrobial stewardship pharmacist at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro, Massachusetts, where she assisted in developing the hospital’s first antimicrobial stewardship program.  Dr. Cusumano then went on to complete a two-year infectious diseases pharmacotherapy research fellowsip at the Providence VA Medical Center, where she also held an Adjunct Assistant Professor position at the University of Rhode Island.  Dr. Cusumano completed her teaching certificate with the University of Rhode Island during fellowship.  

Dr. Cusumano’s research is focused on the discovery of ideal antimicrobial regimens for multidrug resistant bacteria, including penicillin-resistant ampicillin-susceptible Enterococcus faecalis and Klebsiella pneumoniae, as well as identification of antimicrobial pharmacodynamic targets through in vitro modeling.  Her research aims to clinically translate in vitro findings to advance therapeutic drug monitoring practices.


Specialties

Infectious diseases, Multidrug resistant bacteria

Publications

Jaclyn A. Cusumano, Kathryn E. Daffinee, Megan K. Luther, Vrishali Lopes, Aisling R. Caffrey, Kerry L. LaPlante. “Carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae have low potential to form biofilm.” Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. Epub ahead of print.

Maya Beganovic, Jaclyn A. Cusumano, Vrishali Lopes, Kerry L. LaPlante, Aisling R. Caffrey. “Comparative effectiveness of nafcillin or oxacillin, cefazolin, and piperacillin/ tazobactam against methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia in the Veterans Affairs.” Open Forum Infectious Diseases. 2019; 6(7):ofz270.

Kerry L. LaPlante, Jaclyn A. Cusumano, Glenn Tillotson.  “Colistin for the treatment of multidrug-resistant infections”. Lancet Infectious Diseases. 2018;18(11):1174-1175.


Lectures and Presentations

Platform presenter, “Carbapenem based dual beta-lactam combinations for Enterococcus faecalis.” Annual Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Fellowship Forum. June 2019. Providence, RI.

 

Platform presenter, “Surgical antimicrobial stewardship: evaluation of antimicrobial prophylaxis pre-flexible cystoscopy.”  European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases.  April 16, 2019.  Amsterdam, Netherlands.  Abstract #4142.

 

Platform presenter, “Carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae have low potential to form biofilm.”  Annual Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Fellowship Forum. June 2018. Buffalo, NY.

Platform presenter, “Assessing the Impact of Telemonitoring on Hypertension Management in Kidney Transplant Recipients.”  Annual Eastern States Pharmacy Resident Conference.  May 2016. Hershey, PA.

Poster presenter, “Alternative dual beta-lactam combinations for Enterococcus faecalis.”  European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases.  April 16, 2019.  Amsterdam, Netherlands.  Abstract #4001.

 

Poster presenter, “Relationship between Klebsiella pneumoniae biofilm formation to antimicrobial resistance.” IDWeek 2018 Scientific Poster Session. San Francisco, CA.  Abstract #71726.

 

Poster presenter, “Comparative effectiveness of nafcillin or oxacillin, cefazolin, and piperacillin/tazobactam against methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia in the Veterans Affairs.”  IDWeek 2018 Scientific Poster Session. San Francisco, CA.  Abstract #73397.

 

Poster presenter, Relationship between Klebsiella pneumoniae biofilm formation to antimicrobial resistance.” MAD-ID 2018 Annual Meeting Scientific Poster Session. Orlando, FL.

 

Poster presenter, “Daptomycin non-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus: a case report.” American Society of Health-System Pharmacists 2015 Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition Poster Session; and UHC Pharmacy Council Meeting 2015. New Orleans, LA.

 

Poster presenter, Evaluation of an antimicrobial stewardship team’s interventions based on infection type.” American Society of Health-System Pharmacists 2014 Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition Poster Session. Anaheim, CA. 

Honors/Awards

Recipient, European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases 2019 Travel Grant

Recipient, IDWeek 2018 Travel Award

Recipient, MAD-ID (Making a Difference in Infectious Diseases) 2018, 2019

Professional Affiliations

Member, Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)

Member, Making a Difference in Infectious Diseases (MAD-ID)

Member, Society of Infectious Dsieases Pharmacists (SIDP), committee member, Inter-Organizational Engagement Committee

Member, European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID)