Alum Wins Resident Research Conference
Published on 18 May 2015
Research looking at how hospitals treat patients with acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) was selected the top project at the 6th Annual Pharmacy Resident Research Conference at St. Louis College of Pharmacy. Alyssa Thompson ’14 reviewed the charts of patients admitted to a local hospital over the course of a year. She found treatment for the condition was most likely to fail for patients over 65 years old and those with at least two admissions for AECOPD in the previous year. Her findings will be used in the development of treatment in non-critical areas of the hospital. Thompson’s research was supported by Eli N. Deal, Pharm.D., BCPS, and Jeffrey J. Atkinson, M.D.