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Awards & Recognition

Quality of Research

"Research opportunities… and the quality of presentations from URMC to those of other area programs - there was a discernible difference in quality of research… past residents spoke highly of the institution."

Faisal M.

Class of 2017-2019

National Team Awards

2018 ASHP Best Practices Award
Acquisto NM, Schult RF, Handzel, M. Pharmacists Led Emergency Department Opioid Task Force: 50% Reduction in Overall Use. 

2003 ASHP Best Practices Award
O’Brien TE, Mahari K, Olsen D. Establishment of an Ambulatory Pharmacy in a Community Mental Health Center.

National Resident Awards

2020 ACCP Emergency Medicine PRN Outstanding Paper of the Year
Porter B (URMC resident), Zaeem M (URMC resident), Hewes P, Hale L, Jones CMC,
Gestring M, Acquisto NM (PI). Pharmacist involvement in trauma resuscitation across
the United States:  A 10-year follow-up survey. Am J Health-Syst Pharm 2019;76:1226-
30.

2019 ACCP EMED PRN Resident Research Travel Award
Minhaj FS (URMC Resident), Hoang-Nguyen M (URMC Resident), Tenney A, Bragg A, Zhang W, Foster J, Rotoli J, Acquisto NM (PI). Evaluation of opioid requirements in the management of renal colic after guideline implementation in the emergency department. Am J Emerg Med 2019; doi.org/10.1016/j.ajem.2019.12.042.

2018 ACCP Annual Meeting Resident Travel Award
Minhaj FS (URMC Resident)

2017 ACCP Annual Meeting Best Poster Finalist
Zaeem M (URMC Resident), Porter B, (URMC Resident) Delibert S, Jones CMC, Acquisto NM (PI).  Evaluation of outcomes in patients with ICH receiving 4F-PCC:  a comparison of patients with and without ICH trial exclusion criteria

2016 ACCP Emergency Medicine PRN Outstanding Paper of the Year
Vollman KE (URMC Resident), Adams CB (URMC Resident), Shah MN, Acquisto NM (PI).  Survey of emergency medicine pharmacy education opportunities for students and residents. Hosp Pharm 2015;50:690-9. 

2015 ACCP Annual Meeting Resident Travel Award
Bilhimer M (URMC Resident)

2014 ACCP EMED PRN Resident Research Travel Award
Vollman K (URMC Resident), Acquisto NM (PI). Prevalence of patients that present to the emergency department with an acute pulmonary embolism that qualify for outpatient treatment. 

2013 ACCP EMED PRN Resident Research Travel Award
Bucklin MH (URMC Resident), Acquisto NM (PI), Nelson C. The effect of recombinant factor VII dose on the incidence of thromboembolic events in patients with coagulopathic bleeding. Thromb Res 2014;133:768-71.

2011 ACCP Annual Meeting Resident Travel Award
Speer K (URMC Resident)

2010 ACCP Critical Care PRN Young Investigator Travel Award
Kaucher K (URMC Resident), Acquisto NM, Rao GG, Kaufman DC, Huntress JD, Forrest A, Haas CE (PI). Relative bioavailability of orally administered fosphenytoin sodium injection compared with phenytoin sodium injection in healthy volunteers. Pharmacotherapy 2015;35:482-8. 

2008 ASHP Best Practices Award
Acquisto NM (URMC Resident), Hays D (PI), Fairbanks RJ, Shaw M, Delehanty J, Nobay F, Haas C. Pharmacists Enhancing the Time to Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and Patient Safety During Acute Myocardial Infarction Presentation to the Emergency Department. 

2005 ASHP Best Practices Award
Kelly-Pisciotti S (URMC Resident), Hays D (PI), O’Brien TE, Gestring M, Fairbanks R, Metz M. Pharmacists Enhancing Patient Safety During Trauma Resuscitations. 

New York State Resident Awards

2017 American College of Surgeons NYS Committee on Trauma – Resident Trauma Paper Competition Award Winner
Porter B (URMC Resident), Zaeem M (URMC Resident), Hewes P, Hale L, Jones CMC, Gestring M, Acquisto NM (PI). Pharmacist involvement in trauma resuscitation across the United States: A 10-year follow-up survey.

URMC Interdisciplinary Excellence Team Awards

2020 URMC Board Excellence Team Award. SMH Trauma Team. (Pharmacy representative – Acquisto NM)

2019 Institute for Innovative Education Team Based Award. Post-Intensive Care Unit Team. (Pharmacy representative – Groth CM)

2019 Greater Rochester Quality Council (GRQC), affiliate of the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce Team Excellence Award (Silver Award). URMC Comprehensive Stroke Center Lean Team. (Pharmacy representatives – Delibert S, Acquisto NM)

2018 Greater Rochester Quality Council (GRQC), affiliate of the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce Performance Excellence Award (Bronze Award). URMC Sepsis Lean Team. (Pharmacy representatives – Groth CM, Acquisto NM)

2018 URMC Meliora Award, C.Difficle infection Prevention Task Force. (Pharmacy representative- Shulder, S.)

2018 URMC Lean Excellence Awards. Most Valuable Team (Gold Award). URMC Stroke Lean Team (Pharmacy representatives – Delibert S, Acquisto NM).

2018 URMC Board Excellence Team Award. SMH Emergency Department. (Pharmacy representative – Acquisto NM)

2018 URMC Board of Directors – Joint Meeting on the Quality of Care (JMQC). Smart Opioid ED Program Recognized. (Pharmacy representatives – Schult RF, Acquisto NM)

2017 URMC Lean Excellence Award- Most Valuable Team (Gold Winner). Sepsis Improvement Team. (Pharmacy representatives – Groth CM, Acquisto NM)

2015 URMC Board Service Excellence Team Award. Adult Code Team & Rapid Response Team. (Pharmacy representatives – Groth CM, Acquisto NM)

2010 URMC Board Service Excellence Team Award. Infectious Diseases Antimicrobial Stewardship Team (Pharmacy representatives – Dodds Ashley E, Evans C)

Resident Research Grants

2018 ACCP Critical Care PRN Resident Research Grant.
Maynard K (Resident PI), Delibert S (Faculty PI), Groth CM (Co-I). Retrospective Evaluation of Intrathecal Nicardipine in Subarachnoid Hemorrhage ($1,500).

2013 Pharmacy Resident Practice-Based Research Grant. 
Adams C (Resident PI), Vollman K (Resident PI), Acquisto NM (Faculty PI). Survey of Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Education Opportunities for Students and Residents ($5,000).

2009 Pharmacy Resident Practice-Based Research Grant. 
Baker S (Resident PI), Acquisto NM (Faculty PI). Evaluation of Emergency Pharmacist Services on Antimicrobial Stewardship for Ambulatory Patients Discharged from the Emergency Department ($5,000).

2007 Pharmacy Resident Practice-Based Research Grant. 
Acquisto NM (Resident PI). The Outcomes of Emergency Pharmacist Participation during Acute Myocardial Infarction ($5,000).

Preceptor Research Grants/Research Network Support

2019 NYS ACCP Member Research Grant
Groth CM (PI), Acquisto NM (Co-PI). Pharmacists as Members of an Interdisciplinary Pulmonary Embolism Response Team ($3,000).

2018 UR Department of Medicine Pilot Research Grant
Sahay T, Cristofaro L. Development of Primary Care Infrastructure for the Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection at Strong Memorial Hospital ($30,000).

2018 ASHP Foundation New Practitioner Pharmacist Leadership Research Grant
Bilhimer M (former URMC resident), Acquisto NM (Co-PI). Interventions Targeting Burnout among U.S. Hospital Pharmacy Departments National Survey Research Proposal ($2,750).

2018 ACCP Emergency Medicine Practice and Research Network Member Research Grant
Bilhimer M (former URMC resident), Acquisto NM (Co-PI). Evaluation of Burnout Syndrome among Emergency Medicine Pharmacists ($2,500).

2017 ACCP Practice and Research Based Network
Groth CM (PI), Acquisto NM (Co-I), Connor K (Co-I). Ketamine Use in the ICU Study.

2014 Critical Care Pharmacotherapy Trials Network
Groth CM (Co-PI), Acquisto NM (Co-PI). Current Practices and Safety of Medication Use During Rapid Sequence Intubation. 

2009 ASHP Foundation Hospital Pharmacist-Emergency Physician Collaborations Research Grant
Acquisto NM (Principal Investigator). The Value of MRSA Nares Carriage Status for Treatment of Skin and Soft Tissue Infections in the Emergency Department ($50,000).