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Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
School: UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
Major: Pharmacy

Kumar-Resume

EDUCATION

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Doctorate of Pharmacy (GPA: 3.8),2021

Certifications: APhA Immunization Delivery Certification
BLS Certification, American Heart Association

University of Pittsburgh
B.S. in Molecular Biology (GPA: 3.793), April 2017
Concentration: Biochemistry
Minor: Chemistry
Certificate: Community Health Assessment

INTRODUCTORY PHARMACY PRACTICE EXPERIENCE ROTATIONS

Prevo Drug and Wellness Center; Asheboro, NC
Preceptor: Dr. Ashley Duggins,Community Rotation, March-April 2019
- Coordinated development of protocols allowing pharmacists to provide Hepatitis B and MMR vaccinations to Emergency Service workers across Randolph county
- Assisted in the logistical preparation and certification for the implementation of travel medicine services for the community
- Authored patient education pamphlets on hypertension and a variety of travel medicine disease prevention topics
- Organized patient-care initiatives and provided education on over-the-counter and herbal products
- Addressed point-of-sale questions and counseled on new medications

Cone Health System, Annie Penn Hospital; Reidsville, NC
Preceptor: Dr. Michael Hayes, Health System Rotation, July-August 2018
- Presented on projects such as drug information questions, medication histories, and conducted a medication use examination of tranexamic acid according to Cone Health protocol
- Shadowed other in-patient pharmacists and helped to make clinical decisions about patient care
- Studied different disciplines of pharmacy and was exposed to clinical care in disciplines such as oncology, surgery, infectious disease, and others

WORK EXPERIENCE

Johns Hopkins Home Care Group
Intern, Patient Care Services, May-July 2019
- Managed medications for disadvantaged populations through adherence education and home visits
- Developed a proposal for the implementation of advanced roles for technicians in medication therapy management
- Organized and implemented an assessment of medication disposal knowledge among home health patients
- Prioritized and triaged Shingrix vaccine-eligible patients among nine pharmacies in the Johns Hopkins Health System, to ensure completion of the vaccine schedule

Duke Raleigh Area Hospital
Pharmacy Technician, January 2018 – Present
- Reconciled medications and provided a continuum of care for newly admitted patients in the Emergency Department
- Collaborated with pharmacists and patients to help provide adequate care
- Handled, verified, and packaged medications for a variety of patients
- Served as a liaison between different health care providers within the hospital to facilitate care
- Compounded intravenous and other sterile products for hospital use
- Shadowed clinical pharmacists as they consulted patient records and spoke to other health care professionals
Rite Aid Pharmacy
Pharmacy Technician and Cashier, June 2015 – July 2017
- Collaborated with pharmacists and patients to help provide adequate care
- Handled, verified, and packaged medications for a variety of patients
- Educated patients on vaccinations at point of sale
- Maintained efforts to continue compliance on prescribed medications and immunizations
- Shadowed pharmacists as they counseled patients on various therapies

LEADERSHIP POSITIONS

Operation Immunization, Carolina Association of Pharmacy Students
Co-Chair, May 2018- April 2019
- Promote education and dispute myths behind vaccinations in both the public community and amongst health care students
- Coordinate with pharmacies throughout Durham and Chapel Hill to organize flu clinics and provide immunizations at no cost
- Worked to further the mission of the national APhA-ASP patient care project, Operation Immunization, on a state and local level

Student Health Action Coalition (SHAC) Clinic
Outreach Director, May 2018-May 2020
- Reach out to underserved patients throughout Durham and Chapel Hill to analyze for risk factors of chronic disease and provide counseling for therapy and improving quality of life
- Co-founded and organized a new practice of providing education about personalized preventative health recommendations and their accessibility
- Mentorship of first year students in the logistics of running Outreach events and in their pharmacy education

Global Engagement Organization (GEO)
Secretary, April 2018-April 2019
- Coordinate communications between members, executive board, and greater community about pharmacy-related global engagement efforts
- Organized the social media pages and monitored attendance and correspondence for general body meetings
- Created and managed the “Ready Set Go Global!” event, which helped educate pharmacy students about opportunities in Global Engagement, through setting up speakers, refreshments, and other event necessities

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

Student Health Action Coalition (SHAC) Clinic
Outreach Director Elect, HIV Counselor, September 2017- Present
- Provide awareness and education about Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)
- Collaborate with patients to develop methods of care and practices that best suit their lifestyles
- Facilitated screenings and trained pharmacy students to provide blood pressure and blood glucose monitoring

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Volunteer, Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP), August 2015 – Dec 2016
- Provided care and company to patients to prevent hospital-derived delirium
- Collected data on efficacy of cognitive and social interactions and filed information about patients

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

American Pharmacists Association (APhA) September 2017-Present
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists September 2017- Present
American College of Clinical Pharmacy September 2017- Present
North Carolina Association of Pharmacists September 2017- Present

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Assessment of the Preventative Health Needs of Underserved Populations, Jan 2018- Present
Throughout our blood pressure and blood glucose screenings at monthly outreach events held by the Student Health Action Coalition, it has become evident that there is a need to understand gaps in preventative health access and any barriers to receiving this care in the underserved populations. Patients at two sites of SHAC Outreach screenings, sites that serve a primarily Hispanic population and a homeless, low income population respectively, will be educated about necessary preventative health measures that are relevant to them based on their demographics and medical history. Through shared decision making, patients and investigators will help to create plans how to access preventative care as well. Primary outcome includes understanding which recommendations were most applicable and of most interest to patients, while secondary outcomes will examine if patients were able to seek preventative care and what barriers prevented them from getting that care.
Currently in research phase
Preceptor: Dr. Jackie Zeeman, Practice Advancement and Clinical Education, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy

Substandard and Falsified Antimalarial Models in Tanzania, Jan 2018- Aug 2018
To understand the prevalence of substandard and falsified medications on Tanzania’s population affected by malaria, a current literature review is being conducted in order to gain insight on existing models and the impact of these medications.
Currently in research phase
Preceptor: Dr. Sachi Ozawa, Global Health Economics for Pharmacy, UNC

REFERENCES

References available upon request

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