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Autumn Stewart

Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Mylan School of Pharmacy
Pharmacy Practice

209 Bayer
Phone: 412.396.1321
stewar14@duq.edu

Education:

Pharm.D., Doctor of Pharmacy, Duquesne University, 2004
Bio

Autumn Stewart, PharmD, BCACP, is an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice in the Department of Clinical, Social and Administrative Sciences in the Duquesne University Mylan School of Pharmacy. After graduating from the Mylan School of Pharmacy in 2004, Dr. Stewart completed a Community Practice Residency Program with Duquesne University, Giant Eagle Pharmacy, and Pfizer, Inc. Following this experience, she practiced in a hospice and palliative care setting, providing pain and symptom management consultations for hospices across the country.

In 2008, Dr. Stewart accepted a full-time clinical faculty appointment with the Mylan School of Pharmacy. In addition to didactic teaching responsibilities, Dr. Stewart served as the Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services at Catholic Charities Free Health Care Center until 2016 when she developed a clinical pharmacy services program with the Heritage Valley Family Medicine Center in Beaver Falls, PA. As an academic partner of the Mylan School of Pharmacy, the Family Medicine Center provides an interprofessional learning environment for advanced pharmacy practice students and outcomes research. Her research interests include expanding the interdisciplinary role of the pharmacist in primary care settings through medication reconciliation services and innovative pedagogy.

She is also the faculty coordinator for the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Certificate Training Program The Pharmacist and Patient-Centered Diabetes Care and is a member of the APhA and the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP). Dr. Stewart is a Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist.

#MeetTheProfessors YouTube Series: Dr. Autumn Stewart

Scholarship

Tomko JR, Runyon AL, Lassila H. 'student self-assessed medication therapy management skills resulting from caring for uninsured patients using team based care.' Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning. 2011; 3(1) 63-70.

Stewart AL, Buckner IS, Wildfong P. 'A Shared Assignment to Integrate Pharmaceutics and Pharmacy Practice Course Concepts.' American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. 2011;75(3) Article 44.

Stewart AL, Lynch KJ. 'Pharmacist conducted medication review to identify medication record discrepancies in the electronic medical record in a primary care setting.' Journal of the American Pharmacists Association. 2012; 52(1) 59-66.

Higginbotham S, Stewart AL, Pfalzgraf A. "Impact of a Pharmacist Immunizer on Adult Immunization Rates." Journal of the American Pharmacists Association. 2012 May 1;52(3):367-71.

Stewart AL, Tomko JR, Lassila HC. "Impact of service learning on pharmacy students' empathy towards patients." Journal of Community Engagement in Higher Education. 2012; 4(1).

Lupu AM, Stewart AL, O-Neil CK. 'Comparison of active learning strategies for teaching motivational interviewing skills, knowledge, and confidence to first year pharmacy students.' American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. 2012; 76 (2) Article 28.

Stewart AL, Lynch KJ. "Medication discrepancies despite pharmacist led medication reconciliation: the challenges of maintaining an accurate medication list in primary care." Pharmacy Practice 2014 Jan-Mar;12(1):360.

Stewart A, Snodgrass J, Schontz M, Parekh M. "A Student Pharmacist Led Medication Reconciliation Service and Its Impact on the Identification of Drug Related Problems in an Ambulatory Clinic". Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning. 2015; 7(5) 575-583

Presentations

Stewart AL. Lewis L. "Incorporation of Pharmacy Concepts in a Pre-Professional Information Literacy Course". Presented at the AACP Annual Meeting 2012. Orlando, FL. July 16, 2012.

Sipple L, Stewart A. "Community pharmacists' perceptions and knowledge of medication disposal." Presented at ACCP Annual Fall Meeting 2012. Hollywood, FL. October 22, 2012.

Snodgrass J, Schontz M, Stewart A. "Impact of student run medication reconciliation service on the identification of drug related problems." Presented at APhA2013, Los Angeles, CA March 1-5, 2013.

Moon S, Stewart A. "Prevalence of Clinical Inertia in Treating Hypertension at a Free Health Care Center." Presented at APhA2013, Los Angeles, CA March 1-5, 2013.

Schontz M, Snodgrass J, Stewart A. "Impact of student run medication reconciliation service on the identification of drug related problems." Presented at ACCP 2013 Virtual Poster Symposium, May 21-22, 2013.

Wolfgang K, Stewart A. "The Impact of a Pilot Problem Based Learning Elective on Student Confidence in Clinical Practice." Presented at the AACP Annual Meeting 2013. Chicago, IL. July 15, 2013.

Choi H, Stewart A, Rosenfeld B, Christy H. "Medication Discrepancies in the Dental Record: Implications on Oral Health". Presented at APhA2015, San Diego, CA March 27-30, 2015.

Sulkowski K, Stewart A. "Effectiveness of Pharmacist Use of the Electronic Medical Record to Identify Adults at Risk for Anaphylaxis Without Access to Epinephrine for Self-Administration". Presented at APhA2015, San Diego, CA March 27-30, 2015.

Herk B, Bunk E, Higginbotham S, Stewart A, Skomo M. "Analysis of the Costs Associated with Pharmacist Provided Pre-Travel Health Services". Presented at APhA2015, San Diego, CA March 27-30, 2015. Stewart A, Krasnow D. 'Pharmacist Based Rapid Strep Testing in a Grocery Store Chain Pharmacy- APhA Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, April 2005. (national forum, competitive review)

Stewart A, Lynch K, O-Neil C, Krasnow D, Mattei T. 'Employee Health in a Corporate Environment: A Quality Control Review- APhA Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, April 2005. (national forum, competitive review)

Stewart A, Berdine H, Giannetti V, O-Neil C. 'Pharmacist Managed Smoking Cessation Classes in a Corporate Environment- AMCP Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN, October 2005. (national forum, competitive review)

Stewart A, Lynch K. 'The Effect of a Pharmacist Intervention on Treatment and Care of Urinary Incontinent Patients in a Long Term Care Facility- ASCP Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, November 2005. (national forum, competitive review)
Parekh R, Kamal KM, Mihalyo M, Runyon A. 'Medication Costs and Utilization: An Analysis of 2007 Claims Data.' Presented at ISPOR 14th Annual International Meeting, Orlando, FL. May 19, 2009. (international forum, competitive review)

Runyon AL, Skomo ML, Koerner PH, O-Neil CK. 'Continuing Professional Development: Pharmacist provided smoking cessation brief intervention program.' Presented at 2009 ACCP/ESCP International Congress on Clinical Pharmacy. Orlando, FL. April 22, 2009. (international forum, competitive review)

Runyon AL, Skomo ML, Koerner PH, O-Neil CK. 'Continuing Professional Development: Pharmacist provided smoking cessation brief intervention program.' Podium Presentation at 2009 ACCP Annual Spring Meeting: CNS PRN Business Meeting, Orlando, FL April 27, 2009. (national forum, competitive review)

Runyon A, Lassila HC, Tomko JR. 'Impact of Service Learning on Pharmacy Students' Empathy Towards Patients'. Presented at the AACP Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, July 19, 2009. (national forum, competitive review)

Tomko JR, Runyon A, Lassila HC. 'Teaching Medication Therapy Management Skills Using Team-Based Active Learning in an Uninsured Patient Population-. Presented at the AACP Annual Meeting. Boston, MA July 19, 2009. (national forum, competitive review)

Parekh R, Kamal KM, Mihalyo M, Runyon A. 'Impact of Pharmacist-Led Intervention on Medication Costs and Utilization in a Hospice Care: A Claims Data Analysis' Podium Presentation at NHPCO 10th Clinical Team Conference, Denver, CO. Sept 25, 2009. (national forum, competitive review)

Runyon A, Tumis C, Mattei T. 'Cost savings associated with pharmacist-assisted enrollment into prescription assistance programs.' Presented at ACCP Annual Meeting 2009. Anaheim, CA. October 21, 2009. (national forum, competitive review)

Runyon A, Lynch K, Tumis C, Higginbotham S, Berdine HJ. 'Pharmacist medication reconciliation in a primary care setting.' Presented at ACCP Annual Meeting 2009. Anaheim, CA. October 21, 2009. (national forum, competitive review)

Higginbotham SK, Runyon A, Mattei TJ, Pfalzgraff A, Notaro J. (2009) Design and Implementation of an Immunization Needs Assessment Tool. Presented at American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Mid-year Meeting, Las Vegas, NV. December 2009. (national forum, competitive review)

Higginbotham S, Runyon A, Mattei T, Pfalzgraf A. 'Implementation of an Immunization Needs Assessment in Ambulatory Care.' Presented at APhA2010. Washington, DC. March 12-15, 2010. (national forum, competitive review)

Costa F, Runyon A, Lynch K. 'Evaluation of statins and ACE/ARB adherence in diabetics enrolled in an automated refill reminder system.' Presented at APhA2010. Washington, DC. March 12-15, 2010. (national forum, competitive review)

Wilson K, Wong K, Shenal S, Runyon A. 'Providing medications to indigent patients: A survey of free clinics.' Presented at APhA2010. Washington, DC. March 12-15, 2010. (national forum, competitive review)

Runyon A, Lynch K. 'Factors associated with medication record discrepancies in an ambulatory care setting.' Presented at ACCP 2010 Spring Practice and Research Forum. Charlotte, NC. April 26, 2010. (national forum, competitive review)

Runyon A, Buckner IS, Wildfong P. 'Horizontal Integration of Pharmaceutics and Pharmacy Practice Courses Using a Novel -Cross-Over- Assessment.' Presented at the AACP Annual Meeting 2010. Seattle, WA July 12, 2010. (national forum, competitive review)

Buckner IS, Runyon AL, Wildfong P. 'The Impact of a Novel Pharmaceutics/Pharmacy Practice -Cross-Over- Assessment on Student Learning and Beliefs.' Presented at the AACP Annual Meeting 2010. Seattle, WA July 12, 2010. (national forum, competitive review)

Higginbotham S, Runyon A, Mattei T, Pfalzgraf A. 'Implementation of an Immunization Needs Assessment in Ambulatory Care.' Presented at Duquesne University AAPS Student Research Symposium. Pittsburgh, PA. October 20, 2010.

Jurek A, Higginbotham S, Runyon A. 'Attitudes and barriers to receiving HPV vaccination among college students'. Presented at APhA2011. Seattle, WA March 25-28, 2011. (national forum, competitive review)

Lupu AM, Stewart AL, O-Neil CK. 'Impact of Teaching and Assessment Strategies on Development of Motivational Interviewing Skills in Pharmacy Students'. Presented at the AACP Annual Meeting 2011. San Antonio, TX July 11, 2011. (national forum, competitive review)
Livengood BH, Keys PA, Buckner IS, Harrold MW, McFalls M, O-Neil CK, Rihn TL, Stewart AL. 'Implementation, Evolution, and Impact of an Integrated Pharmacy Applications (IPA) Examination.' Presented at the AACP Annual Meeting 2011. San Antonio, TX July 11, 2011. (national forum, invited)

Stewart AL, Lynch KJ. 'Impact of Pharmacist Medication Reconciliation on Knowledge and Adherence to Medications in an Indigent Population.' Presented at APhA2012. New Orleans, LA March 9-12, 2012. (national forum, competitive review)
Ptachcinski J. Stewart AL. 'Gaps in Pharmacist Knowledge of Drugs in Pregnancy-. Presented at the Duquesne University Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Symposium. Pittsburgh, PA. April 11, 2012. (local forum, non-competitive review)

Courses
Advanced Experiential Education: Advanced Ambulatory Care- PYIV
Biomedical Sciences & Therapeutics 425: Endocrine Module - Spring PYIII
Service Learning Experience in Pharmacy - Fall PYII
Pharmacy Practice I - Patient Care Skills I - Fall PYI
Pharmacy Practice II - Patient Care Skills II - Spring PYI
Honors/Awards

Teacher of the Year Award-, Omicron Delta Kappa, Duquesne University Chapter, April 2012.

Creative Teaching Award-, Duquesne University Center for Teaching Excellence. April 6, 2011.

Pride in Pittsburgh Award-, Allegheny County Medical Society. March 19, 2011

Nominated for the 2010 President's Award for Excellence in Teaching- Duquesne University Mylan School of Pharmacy Executive Team. February 2010.