Speakers

Rachael Hiday, Lauren Kormelink, Robert Kuhn, Sarah Vickey

Rachael Hiday, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, BCACP

Clinical Pharmacist, Ambulatory Care
Indiana University Health
Affiliate Professor, Clinical Family Medicine
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, Indiana

Dr. Hiday earned a PharmD from Butler University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Indianapolis, Indiana, and an MBA with a concentration in Healthcare Management from Western Governors University in Salt Lake City, Utah.

She practices within a Family Medicine Residency clinic where she strives to fully integrate ambulatory care pharmacy services within the multidisciplinary team-based approach to patient care. Her clinical focus is chronic disease management, including diabetes, cardiovascular risk reduction, asthma and COPD, smoking cessation, and anticoagulation. Rachael is also the Residency Program Director for the PGY2 Ambulatory Care residency program at Indiana University Health. In addition to her clinical duties, Rachael has a faculty appointment with the Indiana University School of Medicine delivering pharmacotherapy lectures to both medical students and family medicine medical residents.

Prior to her current role, Rachael was a clinical pharmacist and then the manager of clinical pharmacy services for a large managed care organization specifically developing and implementing initiatives to integrate the ambulatory care clinical pharmacist within the population health team and the patient-centered medical home.

Rachael has spoken both locally and nationally on a variety of pharmacotherapy topics for physicians, advanced practice providers, and pharmacists including safely managing chronic opioid patients, management of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes, redefining the COPD practice model, and several topics surrounding cardiovascular risk reduction.

Rachael is passionate about the advancement of ambulatory care pharmacy services and as well as developing patient relationships to educate and empower her patients to reach optimal health outcomes.

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Lauren Kormelink, PharmD, BCACP

Instructor, Pulmonary Module-Therapeutics
University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy
Adult Cystic Fibrosis Clinical Pharmacist
UK HealthCare
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Kormelink earned a PharmD from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, Illinois. She completed General Pharmacy and Ambulatory Care Pharmacy residencies at Indiana University Health in Indianapolis, Indiana, spending time in several specialized and primary care clinics as well as teaching at Butler University College of Pharmacy.

Currently, Dr. Kormelink spends most of her time with Cystic Fibrosis patients in both the inpatient and outpatient settings.

Professional interests include Cystic Fibrosis, COPD, Diabetes, transition of care and improvement in patient education, and access to therapies.

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Robert Kuhn, BA, BS, PharmD, FKSHP, FPPAG, FCCP, FASHP

Kentucky Hospital Association Endowed Professor, Pharmacy and Science
University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy
Professor, Pediatrics
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Pediatric Clinical Specialist
Kentucky Children's Hospital
UK HealthCare
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Kuhn earned a BA in philosophy from the University of Steubenville (Ohio), a BS in pharmacy from The Ohio State University, and a PharmD from the University of Texas at Austin and completed a pediatric fellowship at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Kuhn has been a member of the CF care team since 1985.
Dr. Kuhn’s research and clinical practice has centered on pulmonary drug delivery and drug therapy in patients with cystic fibrosis. He has participated in many clinical trials of new drug therapies for patients with CF over the last 35 years and helped develop and evaluate new therapies for this disease. He has over 80 publications and helped organize pharmacists involvement in the care of patients with cystic fibrosis. He has received numerous awards including a member of National Academy of Practice, the Doug Jones Teaching Award from Dartmouth for his work in cystic fibrosis education, and recognition with several awards for his work with cystic fibrosis and pediatric drug therapy.

Dr. Kuhn has made over 300 presentations on pediatric drug therapy and has published over 70 papers on this topic. He is a reviewer for nine journals and is active in many professional organizations. He is the recent recipient of the Helms Award, given by PPAG, in recognition of outstanding practice in pediatric pharmacy, training of residents and students, and scholarly activity.

He was the recipient of the 2017 Paul Parker Award.

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Sarah Vickey, PharmD, BCACP

Outpatient Pharmacy Manager
Ephraim McDowell Health
Danville, Kentucky

Dr. Vickey earned a PharmD from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy in Lexington, Kentucky, and Board Certification in Ambulatory Care in 2014.

Dr. Vickey was previously employed in community chain pharmacy but has been the outpatient pharmacy manager at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville, Kentucky, since 2012. The outpatient pharmacy at EMRMC is located within the primary medical center where Dr. Vickey facilitates ambulatory care services including an anticoagulation clinic, medication therapy management (MTM) services, a transition of care program, immunizations, and adherence to Kentucky Board approved protocols.

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