College Hosts Workshop for Applied Pharmacogenomics for the Healthcare Workforce Program
July 11, 2023
On June 15th and 16th, 21 pharmacists from the 2023 cohort of the Applied Pharmacogenomics for the Healthcare Workforce program traveled to the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities campus for an in-person pharmacogenomics (PGx) workshop. The workshop was hosted by UMN Pharmacy faculty Jacob Brown, PharmD, MS and Pamala Jacobson, PharmD, as well as graduate student Moataz Mohamed, MSc.
Pharmacists in the program recently completed a semester-long course in advanced PGx, along with supplementary educational opportunities. The program, funded by the Office of Rural Health and Primary Care within the Minnesota Department of Health, aims to educate and train pharmacists working in rural and/or underserved populations about the use of PGx in clinical care and to foster a community of practice centered around PGx. The trainees visited OneOme, a local PGx testing company based in Northeast Minneapolis, and participated in an all-day case workshop where they discussed clinical PGx cases and learned from experts in the field. Upon completing the program, the participating pharmacists will receive a certificate in PGx from the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy.