Today on ASHPOfficial, we chat with Dr. Amanda Margolis, PharmD, MS, BCACP and Dr. Marina Maes, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, assistant professors at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy in the pharmacy practice division. Dr. Margolis and Dr. Maes dive into how they are adapting to this evolving situation and share key insights into what teaching and practice model looks during COVID-19.
Amanda Margolis, PharmD, MS, BCACP, is an assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy in the Pharmacy Practice Division. Amanda received her PharmD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy in 2009, completed a PGY1 pharmacy residency at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veteran’s Hospital with a focus on ambulatory care, received her MS in Clinical Investigation through the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2011, and received her MS in Social and Administrative Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy in 2017.
Amanda serves as one of the Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) coordinators, primarily focusing on the elective APPE rotations. She also assists with some aspects of quality assurance for the experiential program. Amanda also teaches the required drug literature evaluation course for second year pharmacy students. Amanda practices as an ambulatory care pharmacist at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veteran’s Hospital in the Centralized Specialty Medication Management clinic which focuses on education and monitoring of home biologic medication use. Amanda also serves as the Pharmacist Editor for the Journal of the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin.
Marina Maes, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, is an assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy in the pharmacy practice division. Marina joined the School of Pharmacy in August 2019 after completion of her post-graduate residency training. Marina received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. She then completed a PGY1 residency at the University of Michigan/Michigan Medicine, followed by a PGY2 specialty residency in ambulatory care/family medicine at University of Colorado.
In her current role, Marina serves on the experiential learning program committee and will be taking over coordination of the Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) course for third-year pharmacy students. Marina also teaches in the school’s Integrated Pharmacotherapy Skills Lab sequence. She is currently in the process of setting up her clinical practice in family medicine. Her interests include cardiovascular risk reduction and women’s health.
Vicki Basalyga, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCPPS, is the Director for the Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists. In this role Vicki serves as an information resource and provides guidance to ASHP members regarding science and scientific developments affecting pharmacy practice in health systems. She serves as secretary to the Section executive committee and coordinates activities to accomplish the objectives established by the Section. Additionally, Vicki has assumed the position of Council Secretary for the ASHP's Council on Therapeutics.
Vicki received her Doctor of Pharmacy from Duquesne University and completed an ASHP accredited PGY1 at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. Vicki is also a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist and a Board Certified Pediatric Pharmacotherapy Specialist.
Prior to her current position at ASHP, Vicki practiced as critical care pharmacist in both the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit and the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. Other activities Vicki performed included drafting policies and procedures, co-chairing the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, creating and drafting order sets for CPOE conversion and precepting residents and students.