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Profile: Katherine M. Smith

Katherine Smith
Katherine M. Smith, Pharm.D., BCACP
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacy Practice and Translational Research

Health and Biomedical Sciences Building 2
4849 Calhoun, Room 4033
Houston, TX 77204-5039

832-842-8348
kmsmith14@uh.edu

Education and Post-graduate Training

PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency, Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas

PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas

Pharm.D., Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, Omaha, Neb.

B.S. in Health Sciences, Creighton University, Omaha, Neb.

Certifications and Training

  • Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist, Board of Pharmacy Specialties
  • Healthy Interactions Diabetes Conversation Map Certified Facilitator, American Diabetes Association & Merck Journey for Control Program
  • Michigan Registered Pharmacist, Michigan State Board of Pharmacy, License Number 5302044476
  • Texas Pharmacist Preceptor
  • Texas Registered Pharmacist, Texas State Board of Pharmacy, License Number 55429
  • Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Certification, Creighton University, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Pharmacy Based Immunization Delivery Certification, American Pharmacists Association
  • Basic Life Support for Healthcare Professionals, American Heart Association 
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support, American Heart Association
  • Teaching and Scholarship in Academia Program Teaching Certificate, University of Houston College of Pharmacy
  • White Belt Lean Management Training, Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • Certificate in Diabetes Care, Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions

Academic and Research Interests

  • Impact of pharmacists on chronic disease states in underserved populations
  • Diabetes and cardiovascular disease
  • Interdisciplinary education

Research

  • Evaluation of appropriateness of concomitant warfarin and aspirin therapy at the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center based on national guidelines, Houston, TX
    • Investigators: Jennifer Nguyen, PharmD, BCPS; Kristina Ngo, PharmD, BCPS; Katherine Smith, PharmD
  • Interprofessional faculty perceptions of traditional versus infographic resumes: a pilot survey study, Creighton University, Omaha, NE
    • Investigators: Amy Pick, PharmD, BCOP; Jennifer Tilleman, PharmD, FASCP; Roger Liu, PharmD Candidate; Katherine Smith, PharmD Candidate
  • A tool guide for lifestyle behavior change in a cardiovascular risk reduction program, Creighton University (Omaha, NE)
    • Investigators: Nicole White, PharmD, Katherine Smith, PharmD Candidate

Peer-Reviewed Presentations

Smith K, Pirmohamed R, McMaster-Baxter N, Deswal A. Interruption of warfarin therapy in patients undergoing procedures: a quality improvement project. American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting (New Orleans, LA), December 2015

Smith K, Nguyen J, Ngo K. Evaluation of appropriateness of concomitant warfarin and aspirin therapy based on national guidelines. Alcalde Southwest Leadership Conference, Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists (San Antonio, TX), April 2015

Smith K, Nguyen J, Ngo K. Evaluation of appropriateness of concomitant warfarin and aspirin therapy based on national guidelines. American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting (Orange County, CA), December 2014

Liu R, Smith K, Pick A, Tilleman J. Interprofessional faculty perceptions of traditional versus infographic resumes: a pilot survey study. American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting (Orlando, FL), December 2013

Abstracts and Publications

Smith K, Pirmohamed R, McMaster-Baxter N, Deswal A. Interruption of warfarin therapy in patients undergoing procedures: a quality improvement project [abstract]. 50th American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting (New Orleans, LA), December 2015.

Smith K, Nguyen J, Ngo K. Evaluation of appropriateness of concomitant warfarin and aspirin therapy based on national guidelines [abstract]. 30th Annual Alcalde Southwest Leadership Conference, Texas Society of Health- System Pharmacists (San Antonio, TX), April 2015.

Smith K, Nguyen J, Ngo K. Evaluation of appropriateness of concomitant warfarin and aspirin therapy based on national guidelines [abstract]. 49th American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting (Orange County, CA), December 2014.

White ND, Lenz TL, Smith K. A tool guide for lifestyle behavior change in a cardiovascular risk reduction program. Psychol Res Behav Manag. 2013;6:55-63. PMID: 23983496

Service Activities

  • Texas Medical Center Residency Council, Representative, July 2015–July 2016
  • Institute for Latin American Concern Summer Health Program (Dominican Republic), June 2012–July 2012

Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
  • Gulf Coast Society of Health-System Pharmacists
  • Texas Society of Health Systems Pharmacists
  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy
  • Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society
  • Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity

Honors and Awards

  • Shopko Pharmacy Scholarship, 2013 – 2014
  • Dean’s List, Creighton University, 2012 – 2014
  • Marilyn J. Schoneck Endowed Scholarship, 2012 – 2013
  • Charles Thomas Leadership Challenge Grant First Runner-up (National Award), 2013
  • Creighton Academic Scholarship, 2008 – 2012
  • Creighton Ignatian Leadership/Service Scholarship, 2008 – 2012