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Agnes Cha

Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Full-time

Pharm.D., College of Pharmacy, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)

Description

Dr. Agnes Cha graduated summa cum laude from the University of Illinois College of Pharmacy in Chicago, IL.  After being born and raised in Chicago, she decided to transplant to NYC to pursue her interest in HIV/AIDS and ambulatory care.  She completed a Post Graduate Year-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Manhattan, NY and a Post Graduate Year-2 Ambulatory Care Residency at the Brooklyn Hospital Center.  Dr. Cha has obtained certification as an HIV Expert by the American Academy of HIV Medicine and is also a Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist.  

Dr. Cha is currently an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice and joined the Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy at LIU in 2010 and has been practicing as an HIV clinical pharmacist at a HIV Primary Care clinic affiliated with the Brooklyn Hospital Center.  She has implemented an interdisciplinary practice model and advocates for pharmacist involvement on the medical team.  Her passion centers on caring for HIV positive patients, both treatment naïve and experienced, and their co-morbidities as pharmacotherapy management becomes more complex.  She serves as a preceptor for the Brooklyn Hospital Center's pharmacy residency program and has been a consultant on the HIV Regional Advisory Board for Janssen Services.  She also had the opportunity to take students on an international experiential elective rotation to Haiti and looks forward to traveling to other resource poor countries in the future. 

Specialties

HIV/AIDS, ambulatory care

Publications

Co-Author, articles in the American Journal of Health-Systems Pharmacy, and the U.S. Pharmacist.
Author, "Ask the HIV Specialist: Elevated (Liver) Concerns," published in Positively Aware 

Lectures and Presentations

Lecturer, "A New Frontier: The Role of Pharmacists in Treating Hepatitis C Patients," presented at New York State Council of Health Systems Pharmacists (2012)
Lecturer, "Human Immunodeficiency Virus," presented at LIU Pharmacy (2012)
Lecturer, "Opportunistic Infections," presented at LIU Pharmacy (2012)
Lecturer, "Viral Hepatitis" presented at LIU Pharmacy (2012)
Lecturer, "Introduction to Antiretroviral Drug Therapy," presented at The Brooklyn Hospital Center (2011-2012)
Presenter, "An international pharmacy practice and public health Advanced
Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) in Port-au-Prince, Haiti," American Association    of Colleges of Pharmacy (2012)
Presenter, "Impact of interdisciplinary healthcare delivery on cardiovascular
risk reduction in HIV/AIDS patients: a retrospective study," American Conference for  Treatment of HIV (2012)
Presenter, "Incidence of antiretroviral drug interactions during hospitalization
and the impact of clinical pharmacists in preventing these interactions,"   51st Annual Assembly Drug Therapy Across the Spectrum of the Patient Population (2012)
Presenter, "Rapid reduction of viral load in late pregnancy with raltegravir,"  American Society of Health System Pharmacists (2011)
Presenter, "Treatment of acute hepatitis C with telaprevir, peginterferon alfa-2b, and ribavirin," American Society of Health System Pharmacists (2011)

Honors/Awards

Recipient, Preceptor of the Year Award, The Brooklyn Hospital Pharmacy Residency Program

Professional Affiliations

Member and Committee Member, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)
Member, American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM)
Member, Physician's Research Network (PRN)
Member, Council of Health System Pharmacists (NYSCHP)
Member, American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP)
Member, American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP)
Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity -- President ('06-'07); Pledge Mom ('05-'06)
Rho ChiSociety -- Vice President ('06-'07)

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