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Medication Use Safety and Policy (PGY-2): Medication Use Safety and Policy Pharmacy Residency Faculty

Amy Birch, Pharm.D.

Amy Birch, Pharm.D. is the Manager, Therapeutic Policy at UF Health Jacksonville and a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy.

Dr. Birch received her Pharm.D. degree from University of Florida College of Pharmacy. She completed her Pharmacy Practice (PGY1) and Drug Information Specialty (PGY2) residencies at UF Health Jacksonville. Her professional practice experiences include providing consultative drug information services to consumers and health care providers, managing adverse drug reaction reporting, assisting with medication safety initiatives in the hospital, and supporting the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and its various subcommittees.

Dr. Birch has been the recipient of the Florida Society of Health System Pharmacists Regional Society President of the Year award (2010), the FSHP Pharmacist Forerunner award (2008) and was selected by the Pharmacy Residents at Shands Jacksonville Medical Center as “Preceptor of the Year” in 2007. She has also held several leadership positions in the Florida Society of Health System Pharmacists (FSHP) including a current term on the FSHP Research and Education Foundation Board of Directors and previously served as a member of the FSHP Board of Directors (2008-2011). She is also active in various leadership roles in the Northeast FSHP chapter and other FSHP Councils and Committees. Her practice interests include professional advocacy, medication safety and therapeutic policy management.

Jay Dorris, Pharm.D.

Jay Dorris, Pharm.D., is a clinical specialist in informatics at UF Health Jacksonville and a Clinical Assistant Professor of the University of Florida College of Pharmacy.

Dr. Dorris received his Pharm.D. from Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy (LUCOP). He completed both his PGY-2 Pharmacy Informatics residency and a PGY-1 Community Pharmacy Practice residency with LUCOP.

He is an active member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), and Florida Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (FSHP) Northeast chapter.

His areas of interest in practice include clinical decision support, medication safety, and data analytics.

Melody Huang, Pharm.D.

Melody Huang, Pharm.D., is a clinical specialist in informatics at UF Health Jacksonville and a Clinical Assistant Professor of the University of Florida College of Pharmacy.

Dr. Huang received her Pharm.D. from the Ernest Mario College of Pharmacy at Rutgers University. She completed her specialty residency in neuropsychiatry at Rutgers University.

She is an active member in the Florida Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (FSHP) Northeast chapter, serving as Treasurer.

Her areas of interest in practice include psychiatry, neurology and informatics.

June McAdams, Pharm.D., CCRC

June McAdams, Pharm.D., CCRC is a clinical specialist in research at UF Health Jacksonville and a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy and Florida A & M University College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Dr. McAdams received her Pharm.D. from Creighton University. She completed her pharmacy residency at University Medical Center (now known as UF Health Jacksonville).

She is an active member of the UF Institutional Review Board. She is also active in the Northeast Florida Society of Health System Pharmacists and St. Paul’s Catholic Church.

Her areas of interest in practice include the Institutional Review Board and general research practices.

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