NKDEP Pharmacy Working Group

Created in 2012, the Pharmacy Working Group (PhWG) was convened to explore ways to increase pharmacists' knowledge of chronic kidney disease (CKD) so they can participate more effectively in managing CKD patients. In addition to developing educational resources for pharmacists, the group will also create tools to promote medication management in CKD patients. The group is currently developing a Continuing Education program for pharmacists on how to safely use NSAIDs in high-risk patients. Additionally, the group will focus on potential incorporation of eGFR values into e-prescriptions in collaboration with NKDEP's Health Information Technology Working Group.

The PhWG is comprised of government, academic, and community pharmacists as well as the broader medical community.

Pharmacy Working Group Members

  • Amy Barton Pai, Pharm.D., B.C.P.S., F.A.S.N., F.C.C.P.
    Working Group Chair
    Associate Professor of Pharmacy
    Department of Clinical Pharmacy
    University of Michigan
    College of Pharmacy
  • Holly Divine, Pharm.D., B.C.A.C.P., C.G.P., C.D.E., F.A.Ph.A.
    Associate Professor
    Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science
    University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy
  • LCDR Jefferson Fredy, Pharm.D.
    Residency Director
    Indian Health Service
  • Macary Marciniak, Pharm.D.
    Clinical Associate Professor
    University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy
  • Anthony Morreale, Pharm.D., M.B.A., B.C.P.S., F.A.S.H.P.
    Assistant Chief Consultant for Clinical Pharmacy Services and Healthcare Delivery Services Research
    Pharmacy Benefits Management Services Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Andrew S. Narva, M.D.
    National Kidney Disease Education Program
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
    National Institutes of Health
  • Joseph Saseen, Pharm.D., F.C.C.P., B.C.P.S., C.L.S.
    Departments of Clinical Pharmacy and Family Medicine
    University of Colorado
  • CAPT Kenneth R Say, Pharm.D., B.C.A.C.P.
    US Public Health Service Whiteriver Indian Hospital
  • Alissa Segal, Pharm.D., Ph.C., C.D.E.
    Associate Professor of Pharmacy
    Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Clinical Pharmacist
    Joslin Diabetes Center