Rebecca Kavanagh , PharmD, BCACP, AAHIVP

Director, Co-Curriculum and Developmental Portfolios and Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice

  • Office: 2090 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd., Room 513, New York, NY 10027
  • Campus:
    Touro College of Pharmacy
  • Phone:
    212-851-1192, Ext. 42511
  • Email:
    Rebecca.Kavanagh6@touro.edu

Dr. Kavanagh is an Ambulatory Care specialist in the Pharmacy Practice department of Touro College of Pharmacy. As the Director of Co-Curriculum and Developmental Portfolios, she is responsible for leading and providing oversight of Touro College of Pharmacy's co-curricular program, overseeing and managing student developmental portfolios, and providing leadership for student involvement in on-campus activities and student organizations. She currently serves as President-Elect for the Royal Counties chapter of the New York State Council of Health-system Pharmacists. She is passionate about providing service to the greater New York community, in particular underserved patient populations.

Education

  • Pharm.D., University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences; 2015
  • BA. Psychology, University at Buffalo; 2011
  • BS. Biological Sciences with Minor in Pharmacology and Toxicology, University at Buffalo; 2011

Residencies:

  • Post-Graduate Year 1 (PGY-1) Pharmacy Residency; The Brooklyn Hospital Center
  • Post-Graduate Year 2 (PGY-2) Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency; Long Island University at The Brooklyn Hospital Center

Clinical Specialty

  • Ambulatory Care
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus
  • Viral Hepatitis

Research

Platform Presentations:

  • Marcellus V, Kavanagh R. Appropriate use and scheduling of pneumococcal vaccines in a primary care setting. Eastern States Conference for Pharmacy Residents and Preceptors; Hershey, PA (May 1, 2019)
  • Hernandez N, Donatien C, Flores M, Sow M, Kavanagh R. Evaluation of Cholesterol Control in People Living with HIV. Eastern States Conference for Pharmacy Residents and Preceptors; Hershey, PA (May 7 2018)

 

 

Academic and Professional Honors

  • Board Certification in Ambulatory Care Pharmacy (BCACP) from Board of Pharmacy Specialties
  • HIV Pharmacist Professional Certification (AAHIVP) from American Academy of HIV Medicine

Professional Service

 

  • Touro College of Pharmacy
    • Assessment Committee Vice Chair
    • Co-Curriculum Committee Member
    • Curriculum Committee Member
    • Interprofessional Education Committee Member
    • Faculty Advisor
      • Residency Teaching Certificate
      • Student Chapter of American College of Clinical Pharmacists
      • Student Chapter of American Pharmacists’ Association
      • Student Chapter of Pharmacists Society of the State of New York
  • Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine Community Service Committee Member
  • Article Reviewer
    • Journal of American College of Clinical Pharmacists (JACCP)
    • Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research (JPHSR)
    • American Journal Of Health-System Pharmacy (AJHP)
    • Journal of Pharmacy Practice (JPP)
    • Journal of the American Pharmacists Association (JAPHA)
  • New York City Department of Health High Blood Pressure Coalition Steering Committee Member, Treatment Adherence Group
  • New York State Council of Health-system Pharmacists
    • State Chapter Education Committee, Student Subcommittee
    • Royals Chapter President-Elect

 

 

 

Teaching responsibilities

  • PHPN 637 Physical Assessment
  • PHPN 655 Emerging Issues III
  • PHPN 682 Pharmacotherapeutics II
  • PHPN 683 Pharmacotherapeutics III
  • PHPN 722 Comprehensive Patient Care Management
  • PHPN 751 Comprehensive Self Care (Self Care II) - Course Coordinator

Publications

Publications:

  • Anderson K, Nocco C, Kavanagh R. New Drug Update: Trogarzo (ibalizumab-uiyk): a novel monoclonal antibody used for salvage therapy in patients living with highly drug-resistant HIV infection. ACCP StuNews. 2019; 38: 4-7.
  • Olsufka W, Cabral D, McArdle M, Kavanagh R. Nortriptyline-induced oral ulceration: A case report. Mental Health Clinician: November 2018; Vol. 8, No. 6, 309-312.
  • Nguyen T, Kavanagh R. New Drug Update: Edaravone: a free radical scavenger for treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) shown to slow the decline in loss of physical function. ACCP StuNews. 2018; 35: 2-3.
  • Campbell R, Kufel W. Student Perspective. A.W.N.Y. Express. 2012; January/February: 2015.

Poster Presentations:

  • Marcellus V, Yan T, Diawara O, Kavanagh R. Correlation between virologic suppression and adherence to antiretroviral therapy, and factors that influence this relationship, in an urban primary care clinic. American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Mid-Year Conference; Anaheim, CA (December 5, 2018)
  • Choudhury T, Kumar S, Duong T, Kavanagh R. Role of self-monitoring blood glucose in improving hemoglobin A1c levels in non-insulin dependent patients with type 2 diabetes: a systematic review. American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Mid-Year Conference; Anaheim, CA (December 5, 2018)
  • Weiss B, Cammarano A, Kavanagh R. Evaluation of GLP-1 agonists: a promising second line therapy to reduce cardiovascular outcomes in type 2 diabetes. American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Mid-Year Conference; Anaheim, CA (December 5, 2018)
  • Marfo A, Rakhamimova A, Berger D, Kavanagh R. Safety and immunogenicity of nucleic acid HIV vaccines: a systematic review. American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Mid-Year Conference; Anaheim, CA (December 4, 2018)
  • Hernandez N, Donatien C, Flores M, Sow M, Kavanagh R. Evaluation of Cholesterol Control in People Living with HIV. New York Society of Health-System Pharmacists Residents Conference at LIU Pharmacy; Brooklyn, NY (June 22 2018)
  • Cabral R, McArdle M, Olsufka W, Kavanagh R. Nortriptyline-induced oral ulcers: a case report. College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists Conference; Indianapolis, IN (April 22 2018)
  • Campbell R, Kim E. Working beyond the single-disease state model: optimizing use of ambulatory care pharmacists in the primary care setting through use of collaborative drug therapy management agreements. American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Mid-Year Conference; New Orleans, LA (Dec 9 2015)
  • Campbell R, Slazak E. Patient adherence to osteoporosis medications in a patient centered medical home. American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Mid-Year Conference; Anaheim, CA (Dec 10 2014)

Interests/Hobbies/Life Outside of Work

Travel, cooking, and reading