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Nicole Michelle Acquisto, PharmD, FASHP, FCCM, FCCP, BCCCP

(Pronouns: she/her/hers )

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Phone Numbers

Office: (716) 310-0504

Biography

Professional Background

Dr. Nicole M. Acquisto is currently a Clinical Research Pharmacist in the Department of Pharmacy and Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at URMC. She is a leader in EM pharmacy and active at advancing practice at the national level through advocacy, education, and research. She previously mentored a team of EM pharmacists, was the PGY2 EM Pharmacy Residency Director or primary preceptor (11 years), managed an ED antimicrobial stewardship program, was Chairman of the ED Opioid Task Force, had a leadership role on the enterprise-wide Opioid Task Force, and was involved with quality improvement and optimization of patient care activities with the ED, prehospital medicine and several subspecialty services, and developed and organized emergency response team efforts and simulation activities for pharmacists. She is currently involved in advancing the research mission for the Departments of Pharmacy and Emergency Medicine and leads and participates in multi center and single center research efforts as well as mentoring junior faculty and pharmacy and medical residents and students through the research process. Dr. Acquisto is active in the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), and Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM). She is a past-Chair of the ACCP Emergency Medicine Practice and Research Network (EMED PRN), has been a member of both the ASHP Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists Advisory Group on Emergency Care and Clinical Leadership, and is a member of the SCCM Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacology Section. She was a member of the expert panel for the EM pharmacy practice Board of Pharmacy Specialties petition and the Commission on Credentialing PGY2 EM residency competency areas, goals, and objectives update. Dr. Acquisto has over 85 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters and has presented on the national stage over 40 times. Her recognitions include the ASHP Pharmacy Residency Excellence New Preceptor Award (2013), two ASHP Best Practices Awards (2008, 2018), the ACCP New Clinical Practitioner Award (2014), two ACCP EMED PRN Outstanding Paper of the Year Awards, (2016, 2019) and the NYS ACCP Researcher of the Year (2011). She is an Editorial Board member for the Journal of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, a Fellow of ACCP, ASHP, and SCCM and a Board Certified Critical Care Pharmacist.

Credentials

Education

2001
| Canisius College
Biology

2005
Pharm.D. | The State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Pharmacy

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

2007 - 2008
Emergency Medicine/Critical Care Specialty Residency - University of Rochester Medical Center (American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists Accredited)

2005 - 2006
Pharmacy Practice Residency - Kaleida Health, Buffalo General Hospital (American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists Accredited)

Awards

2021
Fellow (FCCM)
Sponsor: American College of Critical Care Medicine

2020
Outstanding Paper of the Year (Pharmacist involvement in trauma resuscitation across the US: A 10-year follow-up survey)
Sponsor: ACCP, Emergency Medicine Practice and Research Network

2020
40 Under 40
Sponsor: Rochester Business Journal

2020
Fellow (FASHP)
Sponsor: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

2020
Board Service Excellence Team Award (Trauma Team - Pharmacy Representative)
Sponsor: University of Rochester Medical Center

2020
Mentor of the Year
Sponsor: ACCP, Emergency Medicine Practice and Research Network

2019
Board Service Excellence Team Award (Emergency Department - Pharmacy Representative)
Sponsor: University of Rochester Medical Center

2019
Team Excellence Silver Award (Time to tPA for patients with stroke)
Sponsor: Greater Rochester Quality Council

2019
Outstanding Paper of the Year (Current practices and safety of medication use during RSI: A multicenter study)
Sponsor: ACCP, Emergency Medicine Practice and Research Network

2019
Health Care Achievement Awards - Health Care Staff
Sponsor: Rochester Business Journal

2018
Best Practices Award in Health-System Pharmacy (ED opioid reduction)
Sponsor: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

2018
Lean Excellence Awards – Most Valuable Team (Improvement in time to tPA for AIS)
Sponsor: University of Rochester Medical Center

2018
Lean Excellence Awards – Most Valuable Practitioner (ED opioid reduction)
Sponsor: University of Rochester Medical Center

2018
Team Excellence Silver Award (Antibiotic delivery for patients with sepsis)
Sponsor: Greater Rochester Quality Council

2017
Presidential Citation Award
Sponsor: Society of Critical Care Medicine

2017
Best Poster Finalist (Evaluation of outcomes in patients with ICH receiving 4F-PCC
Sponsor: American College of Clinical Pharmacy

2017
Lean Excellence Awards – Most Valuable Team (emergency department sepsis improvement)
Sponsor: University of Rochester Medical Center, Department of Pharmacy

2017
Fellow (FCCM)
Sponsor: American College of Clinical Pharmacy

2016
Outstanding Paper of the Year (Survey of emergency medicine pharmacy education opportunities for students and residents)
Sponsor: ACCP, Emergency Medicine Practice and Research Network

2015
Board Service Excellence Team Award (Rapid Response Team - Pharmacy Representative)
Sponsor: University of Rochester Medical Center

2014
New Clinical Practitioner Award
Sponsor: American College of Clinical Pharmacy

2013
Literature Awards - Pharmacy Practice Research Award (Methods of medication error interception by EM pharmacists)
Sponsor: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

2013
Preceptor of the Year
Sponsor: University of Rochester Medical Center, Department of Pharmacy

2013
Pharmacy Practice Research Award
Sponsor: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

2013
Pharmacy Residency Excellence Awards – New Preceptor Award
Sponsor: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

2011
Researcher of the Year
Sponsor: New York State American College of Clinical Pharmacy

2010
Pharmacy Practice Model Initiative Summit Voting Member
Sponsor: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

2008
Best Practices Award in Health-System Pharmacy (Pharmacists enhancing time to cardiac catheterization during AMI in the ED)
Sponsor: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

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Publications

Journal Articles

5/12/2022
Pillinger KE, Treptow CF, Dick TB, Jones CMC, Acquisto NM. "Development and implementation of pharmacy department and pharmacy resident well-being programs." American journal of health-system pharmacy : AJHP : official journal of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.. 2022 May 12; Epub 2022 May 12.

4/26/2022
Bajdas H, Handzel M, Uttaro E, Jones CMC, Kokanovich K, Acquisto NM. "Evaluation of fixed-dose versus variable-dose prothrombin complex concentrate for warfarin reversal." Thrombosis research.. 2022 Apr 26; 214:76-81. Epub 2022 Apr 26.

2/2022
Groth CM, Droege CA, Connor KA, Kaukeinen K, Acquisto NM, Chui SHJ, Cucci MD, Dixit D, Flannery AH, Gustafson KA, Glass NE, Horng H, Heavner MS, Kinney J, Kruer RM, Peppard WJ, Sarangarm P, Sikora A, Viswesh V, Erstad BL. "Multicenter Retrospective Review of Ketamine Use in the ICU." . 2022 Feb 0; 4(2):e0633. Epub 2022 Feb 10.

Books & Chapters

2021
Chapter Title: Medical Treatment During Pregnancy
Book Title: Hardwood-Nuss' Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine, 7th edition
Author List: Bodkin RB, Acquisto NM
Published By: Wolters Kluwer 2021 in Philadelphia, PA

2021
Chapter Title: Intubation Medications
Book Title: Society of Critical Care Medicine Airway and Mechanical Ventilation Management
Author List: Acquisto NM, Sharifpour M
Published By: Society of Critical Care Medicine 2021

2021
Chapter Title: Etomidate
Book Title: CorePendium, Emergency Medicine Reviews and Perspectives (EMRAP)
Author List: Acquisto NM
Published By: https://www.emrap.org/corependium/ 2021

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