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					                                      Joshua J. Spooner
                                             38 Keeher Ave.
                                            Newport, RI 02840
                                             vermox@ici.net

Education
9/93 – 5/99       Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy


Professional Experience
10/98 – present   Brown University, Providence, RI
                  Pharmaceutical Research Assistant at the Center for Gerontology and Health Care
                  Research. Perform literature retrieval of background material for drug study sections of
                  HCFA contracts “Variations in Prescribed Medication Costs, Method of Collection and
                  Impact on Case Mix SNF Facilities” and “Development of New Quality Indicators for
                  Nursing Homes”.

3/95 – 6/98       Wellington Square Pharmacy, Newport, RI
                  Pharmacy Intern. Compounded and dispensed prescriptions, patient counseling, inventory
                  maintenance, customer billing, and assisted in drug utilization reviews.

9/88 – 6/98       Newport Recreation Department, Newport, RI
                  Soccer official. Officiated games from clinic level through high school, revised league
                  policies annually with management, trained official, and provided first aid.


Academic Rotations
11/98 – 12/98     Community Practice: Brooks Drugstores, Norman Bolski, R.Ph., preceptor
                  Daily activities: Compounded and dispensed prescriptions, patient counseling, telephone
                  prescription transcribing and refill authorization, drug utilization reviews, and over the
                  counter medication consultations.

9/98 – 10/98      Managed Care: Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Pam Benson Sardo, P.Ph., preceptor
                  Projects: Completed therapeutic class review on antihyperlipidemics for formulary
                  decision on addition / deletion of current products; compiled pipeline research an
                  antiarthritic agents not currently FDA approved; developed guidelines for potential drug
                  interactions involving homeopathics and prescription drugs; and performed an outcomes
                  analysis assessing the appropriateness of current patient CHF treatments.

8/98 – 9/98       Ambulatory Care: Providence VAMC, Paul Barbour, R.Ph., MS, preceptor
                  Daily activities: Interviewed patients and performed brief physical assessments, evaluated
                  medication regimens, and developed alternative pharmaceutical care plans.
                  Projects: Performed utilization review of troglitazone; completed a hospital newsletter of
                  shingles; and examined factors leading to noncompliance with drug therapy in the
                  elderly.

6/98 – 7/98       Institutional Practice: Charlton Memorial Hospital, G. Paul Sesin, Pharm.D., preceptor
                  Daily activities: IV and TPN product preparation, pharmacy rounds, and cassette and
                  bench prescription filling.
                Projects: Performed utilization review of trovafloxacin, including the development of a
                guide for trovafloxacin use by physicians; compiled adverse drug reaction report
                (inpatients and outpatients) during fiscal years 1996 and 1997; and developed a stability
                chart of frequently used IV drugs for IV drug staff.

Upcoming Rotations:

1/99 – 2/99     Pharmacoepidemiology: Brown University, Kate Lapane, Ph.D., preceptor

2/99 – 3/99     Internal Medicine: Charlton Memorial Hospital, G. Paul Sesin, Pharm.D., preceptor

3/99 – 5/99     Managed Care: ProMark, Jacqueline Constantino, R.Ph., MBA, preceptor


Presentations
11/98           Spooner JJ, Bolski NL. Improving Medication Compliance in the Elderly presented to
                senior citizens and staff at the St. John’s Senior Center in Fall River, Massachusetts.

10/98           Spooner JJ. HMG-CoA Reductase Inhibitor Class Review presented to the corporate
                Pharmacy and Therapeutics committee at the Harvard Pilgrim Health care of New
                England bimonthly committee meeting.

10/98           Spooner JJ, Silvia RJ. Clopidogrel Versus Aspirin for Prevention of Stroke debate
                presented to Pharm.D. students and clinical faculty in PHP 581 Clinical Pharmacy
                Seminar at the University of Rhode Island.

9/98            Spooner JJ. An Evaluation of the Prescribing Practices of Troglitazone, A New
                Antidiabetic Agent presented to the Chief of Pharmacy, pharmacists, diabetic educators,
                and medical residents at the Providence Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

2/98            Spooner JJ. The Use of Zolpidem in the Treatment of Chronic Insomnia presented to
                Pharm.D. students and clinical faculty in PHP 582 Clinical Pharmacy Seminar at the
                University of Rhode Island.

12/97           Spooner JJ. Examining the Bioequivalence of Brand and Generic Levothyroxine Products
                presented to Pharm.D. students and clinical faculty in PHP 535 Advanced
                Pharmacokinetics at the University of Rhode Island.

11/97           Chin CM, Spooner JJ. The Use of 5HT-3 Antagonists in the Prophylaxis of
                Chemotherapy Induced Delayed Nausea debate presented to Pharm.D. students and
                clinical faculty in PHP 581 Clinical Pharmacy Seminar at the University of Rhode Island.

4/97            Spooner JJ, Sherry MD. Fexofenadine: A New Non-Sedating Antihistamine presented to
                pharmacy students and faculty in BMS 451 Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology at the
                University of Rhode Island.


Research
6/98 – 2/99     Spooner JJ, Lapane KL, Hume AL, Mor V, Gambassi G. Management of Diabetes in
                Long-Term Care. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence and
                treatment of diabetes in the elderly using the SAGE database, which contains over
                475,000 residents from all Medicare and /or Medicaid certified nursing homes in five
                states. (Submitted to the Journal of the American Medical Association, 2/99)
Honors
6/98             Rhode Island Pharmacy Association- Arnold B. Sidell Award

5/98             University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy Scholarship

4/97             Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity- Norman A. Campbell Award

10/96            Watney Award in Pharmacoepidemiology

5/96             Rite-Aid Pharmacy Scholarship

12/93            Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society

11/92            Boy Scouts of America- Eagle Scout with Gold Palms


Publications
10/98            Sardo PB, Spooner JJ. The Use of humatrope for the treatment of growth hormone
                 deficiency. Practice Forum: the Clinical Newsletter of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care.
                 (Accepted for publication- May 1999 issue)

2/97             Spooner JJ. What it means to be a pharmacy student at URI. The Rhode Island
                 Pharmacist. Winter 1997.


Editorial Experience
9/97 – present   Spooner JJ. Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical fraternity- Beta Epsilon chapter graduate
                 newsletter. (published bimonthly)


Membership in Professional Organizations
9/98 – present   Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy

9/98 – present   American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

4/98 – present   Pharmacy Leadership Society

9/96 – present   American Pharmaceutical Association- Association of Students of Pharmacy
                        - Chapter Publicity 97

4/95 – present   Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity
                        - Province I Historian 98 – 99
                        - Graduate Liaison 98 – 99
                        - Fundraising 97 – 98
                        - Regent 96 – 97
                        - Risk Management 95 – 96
Volunteer Work
9/96 – present   University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy
                 Participant in “Meet the University"; spoke to high school seniors and parents interested
                 in the college of pharmacy, gave guided tours of the college, and discussed pharmacy
                 experiences and career aspirations.

11/92 – 3/98     Boy Scouts of America Troop 15, Newport, RI
                 Assistant Scoutmaster; assisted in planning and performing troop functions, camping
                 trips, scout advancement, and community activities.


Personal Interests
                 Backpacking, mountain climbing, soccer, baseball, badminton, American history,
                 photography.


References
                 Available upon request.

				
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