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Magdi Awad Pharm.D.

Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice

Pharmacy Practice

 

Phone: (330)325-6225

Location: E-20

mawad2@neomed.edu

 

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Magdi Awad is assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at Northeast Ohio Medical University. He practices at AxessPointe Community Health Resources, INC (API), a federally qualified health center with three locations: Akron, Barberton, and Kent. His responsibilities are to provide clinical pharmacy services and oversee the 340b pharmacy at API and precept fourth year pharmacy students on their ambulatory care and underserved rotations at his practice site. Dr. Awad's expertise is in chronic disease management and medication therapy management.

Education

2009                  Pharm.D., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn.

2006                  B.S. Chemistry/Biology, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Professional Experience

August 2010    Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Northeast Ohio Medical University

August 2010    Director of Pharmacy Services, AxessPointe Community Health Resources, INC., Akron, Ohio

2009-2010       Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Resident, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn.

2009-2010       Staff Pharmacist, Walgreens Pharmacy, St. Paul, Minn.

2007-2009       Pharmacy Intern, Walgreens Pharmacy, Superior, Wisc.

Practice/Research Interests

Establishing feasible and viable models for clinical pharmacy services; pharmacy role in improving chronic disease management, especially diabetes, asthma, and congestive heart failure; utilizing motivational interviewing and the trans theoretical model of health behaviors change in improving patients' medication adherence and adoption to therapeutic lifestyle changes.

Presentations

Ghattas C, Dai A, Awad MH. Misdiagnosis and mistreatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in an underserved patient population. Poster presented at Philadelphia: American Thoracic Society International Conference; May 2013.

Awad MH.  “Motivational interviewing to provide a patient-centered approach to improve medication adherence” presented to physicians, pharmacists, and nurses at the Improving Adherence Counseling Skills through an Interactive, Interdisciplinary Education Seminar (continuing education–1.0), NEOMED, Rootstown, OH, January 2013.

Meli J, Erikkila M, Parker M, Awad MH. Patients’ perception of a 340B aligned over the counter service in a federally qualified health center. Poster presentation, Midyear Clinical Meeting of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Las Vegas, NV, December 2012.

Ghamrawi R, Kolehmainen N, Tuttle E, Awad MH. Identified drug therapy problems in a federally qualified health center. Poster presentation, Annual Meeting of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, Pittsburgh, PA, October 2011.

Kolehmainen N, Ghamrawi R, Tuttle E, Awad MH. Patients' perception of clinical pharmacy services in a federally qualified health center. Poster presention, Annual Meeting of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, Pittsburgh, PA, October 2011.

Awad MH. Gengler D, Sorensen TD. Medical providers' perceptions of clinical pharmacy services delivered in a primary care clinic. Poster presentation, Midyear Clinical Meeting of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Anaheim, CA, December 2010.

Awad MH. “Therapeutic lifestyle changes: are we really promoting them? A survey to examine behavioral counseling for high-risk patients” presentation at the Minnesota Research and Practice Innovation Forum (stage abstract presentation), ACPE#102-000-09-031-L04-P/T (1.0), Annual Meeting of the Minnesota Pharmacists Association, Breezy Point, MN, June 2009.

Awad MH. El-khatib WF, Salem AH, Zhanel GG, Noreddin AM. Pharmacodynamic target attainment potential of cethromycin 150 mg and 300 mg in serum and epithelial lining fluid of community-acquired pneumonia patients with Streptococcus pneumoniae. Poster presentation, Annual Summer Meeting of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Chicago, IL June 2009.

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