Two UF Pharmacy students score Top 5 ISPOR abstract awards

Two University of Florida College of Pharmacy students were selected as top scoring abstract winners out of more than 1,300 submissions at the International Society of Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research, or ISPOR, 2021 virtual conference.

Shu Huang and Natalie Ourhaan headshots
Shu Huang and Natalie Ourhaan

Shu Huang, a graduate student in the department of pharmaceutical outcomes and policy, and Natalie Ourhaan, M.B.A., a third-year Pharm.D. student and member of the UF Opioid Research Workgroup, both received Top 5 abstract awards.

Huang, whose faculty mentor is assistant professor Wei-Hsuan “Jenny” Lo-Ciganic, Ph.D., M.S., M.S.Pharm., developed an abstract titled, “Cost-Effectiveness of Intensive Versus Moderate Hypertension Treatment in U.S. Adults Age 65 and Older at High Risk of Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease.”

Ourhaan, under the mentorship of assistant professors Juan Hincapie-Castillo, Pharm.D., M.S., Ph.D., and Amie Goodin, Ph.D., developed an abstract titled, “Trends in Utilization of Amphetamine-Containing Medications Following State Level Restriction Laws for Acute Pain Opioid Prescriptions.”

Huang and Ourhaan will present their projects May 18 during the Student Network Research Spotlight during the live ISPOR meeting.