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Jennifer A. Iuppa, PharmD, BCPS, FAST, FCCP

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Office: (585) 273-4415


Professional Background

Jennifer I. Melaragno, PharmD, BCPS, FAST, is an Abdominal Transplant Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at the University of Rochester Medical Center and has been practicing for over 10 years. Additionally, she serves as Adjunct Faculty at St. John Fisher College. She earned a doctorate of pharmacy degree from the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. She subsequently pursued post-graduate training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University in St. Louis, MO, where she completed both PGY1 pharmacy practice and PGY2 solid organ transplant training. Following her residencies, she practiced as a clinical specialist in lung transplantation for three years at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

Board-certified as a Pharmacotherapy Specialist and a Fellow of the American Society of Transplantation, she is a leader in transplant pharmacy and actively participates on the national level through committee membership, research, and education. She previously served on the executive boards of both the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) Immunology and Transplantation Practice and Research Network (IMTR PRN) and the American Society of Transplantation's (AST) Transplant Pharmacy Community of Practice as secretary/treasurer and Member-at-Large, respectively. She has served on a multitude of workgroups through both ACCP and AST. Currently, she is participating in a multicenter trial to better understand the natural history of medication management after transplant, a systematic review of opioid use in transplantation, and conducting a survey to understand PGY2 Transplant Pharmacy research publication rates.

Within the University of Rochester Medical Center, she served on the Research Subjects Review Board as a board member for several years. She is the current co-chair of the Pharmacy Resident Research Committee, and she participates on the Resident Wellness Committee. For over 10 years, she has served as a preceptor for pharmacy students and residents.


Journal Articles

Leistman SC, Melaragno JI, Dokus MK, Martens JA, Salter MA, Hutchinson DJ, Hernandez-Alejandro R, Al-Judaib B, Nickels MW. "The Rochester Relapse Risk Scale: Developing a Standardized Approach to Predicting Substance Relapse in Liver Transplant Candidates." Experimental and clinical transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation.. 2021 Sep 0; 19(9):919-927.

Campara M, Lourenco LM, Melaragno JI, Kaiser TE. "Implications for Body Weight Extremes in Solid Organ Transplantation." Pharmacotherapy.. 2020 Dec 10; Epub 2020 Dec 10.

Lushin EN, McDermott JK, Truax C, Lourenco LM, Mariski M, Melaragno JI, Potter LM. "A multi-center case series documenting Medicare Part D plan denials of immunosuppressant drug coverage for organ transplant recipients." American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons.. 2020 Sep 25; Epub 2020 Sep 25.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Principles of Drug Dosing in Renal Impairment
Book Title: The Washington Manual Nephrology Subspecialty Consult 3rd Edition
Author List: Iuppa, Jennifer; and Bowman, Lyndsey
Published By: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 2011

Chapter Title: Thoughts from a Resident: on Failure
Book Title: Resident Survival Guide
Author List: Iuppa, Jennifer
Published By: American College of Clinical Pharmacy 2011 in Lanexa