Faculty Highlight: Dusty Lisi, PharmD, BCPSSeptember 18, 2018
This month's faculty highlight features Dusty Lisi, PharmD, BCPS, assistant professor
in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Why did you choose a career in pharmacy education?
I chose a career in pharmacy because I wanted to be in a profession that allows me
to help patients to better understand and manage their illnesses. I also have the
hope that in time we will be able to provide personalized medicine—treating patients
with the right drug to achieve the best therapeutic outcomes without any adverse effects.
What is your research interest?
I am strongly interested in the therapeutic management of heart failure and how pharmacists
can improve the outcomes in patients who have heart failure.
What advice do you have for a person considering a career in pharmacy?
I tell anyone considering a career in pharmacy to take time to work with pharmacists
in various settings in order to better understand all of the different roles and responsibilities
that pharmacists can have in caring for patients, managing disease states, developing
new drugs, evaluating formulary decisions and pharmacoeconomics so that he/she can
determine what area most interests them. I also tell them to get ready to spend a
lifetime learning because the field of pharmacy and what we know about the management
of diseases with pharmacotherapy is constantly changing.
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