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Nicole Michelle Acquisto, Pharm.D.

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Appointment: (585) 276-3000

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Biography

Professional Background

Dr. Nicole M. Acquisto received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. She completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at Kaleida Health in Buffalo, NY and an Emergency Medicine (EM)/Critical Care Pharmacy Residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC). Dr. Acquisto works as the EM Clinical Pharmacy Specialist and as an Associate Professor in the Departments of Pharmacy and 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. For over 10 years, Dr. Acquisto was the PGY2 EM Pharmacy Residency Director or primary preceptor where she developed unique EM learning opportunities for pharmacy trainees, medical residents, advanced practice providers, paramedics, and international pharmacists. She currently mentors a team of EM pharmacists, manages an ED antimicrobial stewardship program, was Chairman of the ED Opioid Task Force, has a leadership role on the enterprise-wide Opioid Task Force, and develops and organizes emergency response team efforts and simulation activities for pharmacists. Dr. Acquisto is active in the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). She is a past-Chair of the ACCP Emergency Medicine Practice and Research Network and has been a member of both the ASHP Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists Advisory Group on Emergency Care and Clinical Leadership. Her national recognitions include the ACCP New Clinical Practitioner Award, two ASHP Best Practices Awards, the ASHP Pharmacy Residency Excellence New Preceptor Award, and multiple ASHP Foundation grants. She is an Editorial Board member for the Journal of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, a Fellow of ACCP, and a Board Certified Critical Care Pharmacist.


In addition to clinical practice responsibilities, Dr. Acquisto is the director of the PGY2 EM Pharmacy Residency programs, manages an emergency department (ED) antimicrobial stewardship program and is actively involved in the education of pharmacy and medical students and residents as well as the pre-hospital providers and nursing staff. She has research and therapeutics publications, has been the recipient of several American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (ASHP) Foundation research grant awards, an ASHP Best Practices Award in Health-System Pharmacy, New York State Chapter of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) Research Award, ASHP Pharmacy Residency Excellence New Preceptor Award, and ACCP New Clinical Practitioner Award. She is a Past-Chair of the ACCP Emergency Medicine Practice and Research Network, a past-member of the ASHP Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists Section Advisory Group on Emergency Care, current member of the ASHP Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists Section Advisory Group on Clinical Leadership, is a Fellow of ACCP, 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

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

2018
Greater Rochester Quality Council - Team Excellence Award Finalist (Antibiotic delivery for patients with sepsis)

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

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

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

2017
University of Rochester Medical Center Lean Excellence Awards – Most Valuable Team (emergency department sepsis improvement)

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

2017
Society of Critical Care Medicine - Presidential Citation Award

2016
American College of Clinical Pharmacy, Emergency Medicine Practice and Research Network - Outstanding Paper of the Year

2014
American College of Clinical Pharmacy - New Clinical Practitioner Award

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

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

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

2011
New York State Chapter of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy - Researcher of the Year

2010
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists - Pharmacy Practice Model Initiative Summit

2008
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists - Best Practices Award in Health-System Pharmacy

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Publications

Journal Articles

12/3/2018
Rotando A, Picard L, Delibert S, Chase K, Jones CMC, Acquisto NM. "Push dose pressors: Experience in critically ill patients outside of the operating room." The American journal of emergency medicine.. 2018 Dec 3; Epub 2018 Dec 03.

10/2018
Morgan SR, Acquisto NM, Coralic Z, Basalyga V, Campbell M, Kelly JJ, Langkiet K, Pearson C, Sokn E, Phelan M. "Clinical pharmacy services in the emergency department." The American journal of emergency medicine.. 2018 Oct 0; 36(10):1727-1732. Epub 2018 Jan 31.

8/23/2018
Makhoul T, Kelly G, Schult RF, Acquisto NM. "Intravenous lidocaine for renal colic in the emergency department (ED)." The American journal of emergency medicine.. 2018 Aug 23; Epub 2018 Aug 23.

Books & Chapters

2019
Chapter Title: Chapter 144: Medical Treatment During Pregnancy
Book Title: Hardwood-Nuss' Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine, 7th edition
Author List: Bodkin RB, Acquisto NM (editors)
Published By: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 2019

2018
Chapter Title: Acetaminophen and Aspirin
Book Title: Critical Care Self-Assessment Program (CCSAP)
Author List: Schult RF, Acquisto NM
Published By: American College of Clinical Pharmacy 2018

2017
Chapter Title: Pharmacy in Emergency Care
Book Title: Pharmacotherapy Self-Assessment Program (PSAP)
Author List: Acquisto NM
Published By: American College of Clinical Pharmacy 2017

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