March 2022 – Annual Anthony Buatti Residency Research Symposium

March 8th, 2022 at NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island, Mineola

2022 Annual Anthony Buatti Research Symposium


1. Gianna Lopez, PharmD – Evaluation of the Management of Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) in Adult Patients at a Community Hospital
St. Francis Hospital
– Evaluate the treatment of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) and associated patient outcomes at St. Francis Hospital.
– Assess the effectiveness of treatment using the DKA order set/protocol as compared with the Delta protocol and other methods. 

2. Salma Hewady, PharmD – Clinical Impact of Pharmacist-Led Penicillin Allergy De-Labeling
Northwell Plainview Hospital
– To assess the impact of penicillin allergy de-labeling on therapeutic optimization of antibiotic regimens, length of hospital stay, and time to therapy de-escalation. 

3. Christina Tang, PharmD – Impact of Pharmacist-Led Optimization of Congestive Heart Failure Medications in Reducing 30-day Readmission Rates at a Community Hospital
Peconic Bay Medical Center-Northwell Health
– Identify current guideline-directed medical therapy for treating heart failure and comparing it against current practice at Peconic Bay Medical Center.
– Assess the impact of pharmacy intervention in optimizing heart failure medication regimens in reducing 30 day readmission rates.

4. Jansher Khan, PharmD – Identifying the Optimal Concentration of Heparinized Percutaneous Ventricular Assist Device Purge Solution for Cardiac Intensive Care Unit Patients at a University Hospital
Stony Brook University Hospital
– Examine the need for heparinized purge solution and systemic heparin in patients with percutaneous ventricular assist devices.
– Explore the varying strengths of heparinized purge solutions.

5. Almas Hussain, PharmD – Impact of a health-system implemented dosing methodology on appropriate prescribing of direct oral anticoagulants
South Shore University Hospital
– Assess the incidence of appropriate initiation and continuation of direct oral anticoagulants as defined by dose, duration, and indication with and without the use of a health-system implemented dosing methodology.
– Evaluate the impact of dosing methodology implementation on the frequency of pharmacist intervention for appropriate prescribing of direct oral anticoagulants.

6. Jonathan Wang, PharmD – Evaluation of the Relationship Between Inpatient Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Use and Subsequent Clinical Outcomes
North Shore University Hospital
– Review context and purpose of the evaluation of inpatient immune checkpoint inhibitor use.
– Discuss findings of the research conducted and its relevance to clinical practice.

7. Wai Man Wang, PharmD – Medication Use Evaluation of Alvimopan at an Academic Medical Center
NYU Langone Hospital-Long Island
– Examine quality of evidence associated with use of alvimopan


  • A special thank you to Brian Malone and Steve Cabble for sharing your experiences about Professor Buatti
    • Congratulations on your retirement, Brian Malone!
  • To obtain CE credit for this presentation, please visit the NYSCHP website
    • Look for the CE titled as above, and select the survey link for pharmacist or technician
    • Please reach out to if you have any questions
  • Save the date for upcoming events:
    • April 7-10, 2022 – Annual Assembly (Saratoga Springs, NY)
    • May 11, 2022 – A Time and Plase for Acute Stroke Management (Fogo de Chão, Carle Place)
    • June 1, 2022 – Installation Dinner (Chateau Briand, Carle Place)
    • June 18, 2022 – Oncology Symposium (NYU Langone, NYC)
    • October 18, 2022  QUAD Meeting: m(ED) Safety: Preventing Errors and Patient Terrors in the Emergency Department (Leonard’s Palazzo, Great Neck)
  • Call for Nominations!
    If you are interested in any of the positions below, please respond to Ellen Giordano ( Provide a short blurb for yourself (1-3 paragraphs) that we will displayed for members to vote. The following positions will be up for election:
    • President-Elect
      • Represent the chapter at all meetings and conferences if the President is unable to be available
      • Attend all board meetings
      • Assist in setting up and arranging monthly meetings
      • Attend the Annual Assembly, the Presidents retreat and a leadership meeting
      • Be present at and act as a delegate to the LISHP at the Annual Assembly
    • Secretary (2 year term)
      • Send out all meeting notices and other mailings to the society
      • Attend all board meetings
      • Keep the official records for the society
      • Arrange for CE credits for all meetings
      • Be present at and act as a delegate to the LISHP at the Annual Assembly
    • Delegates (6 positions)
      • Attend all board meetings
      • Be present at and act as a delegate to the LISHP at the Annual Assembly
      • Assist with LISHP events as needed
      • Represent LISHP on a NYSCHP committee
  • 2022 Advocacy Week was a success! Of the 32 legislative visits conducted throughout NYSCHP, LISHP members participated in 8 of these visits to discuss 3 bills related to CDTM, CLIA-waived testing, and White-bagging.