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Postdoctoral fellow wins Early Career Investigator Award

Feb 05, 2016 01:37PM ● Published by Erica Shames

DANVILLE, Pa. -- Laney Jones, PharmD, MPH, a postdoctoral fellow at Geisinger Health System, is the recipient of an Early Career Investigator Award at the 2016 Health Care Systems Research Network (HCSRN Conference).

Her submission,  “An Innovative Patient-Centered, Multidisciplinary Approach for the Delivery of Genomic Sequencing Results and Pharmacist-led Lipid Management to Patients with Familial Hypercholesterolemia," was selected as one of four distinguished abstracts for this special award.

“This is a very prestigious award,” noted Eric Wright, PharmD, MPH, Sr. investigator and director of the Center for Pharmacy Innovation and Outcomes at Geisinger.  “Dr. Jones will be sharing her experiences with the nation’s top scientists in healthcare research. This award speaks to Dr. Jones’ efforts in building a world-class innovative clinic managing patients with familial hypercholesterolemia identified through Geisinger’s GenomeFIRST project.  It is confirmation of Geisinger's leadership in advancing precision medicine.” 

Dr. Jones is a postdoctoral fellow in health services and outcomes research in the Center for Pharmacy Innovation and Outcomes. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from University of the Sciences, Philadelphia and Master of Public Health from Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, N.Y.

Her research is focused on projects related to the evaluation of drug use and delivery of pharmacy health services, including developing a multi-disciplinary approach to notify and manage genetically identified patients with familial hypercholesterolemia. Additionally, she is constructing mechanisms to address the growing specialty product needs in psoriasis, multiple sclerosis, familial hypercholesterolemia and hepatitis C. 

As a recipient of an Early Career Investigator Award, she will present her abstract at an awards luncheon during the HCSRN conference in Atlanta, Georgia, in April.

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