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Mayra Cucullu CV

  1. 1. Mayra Marie Cucullu - 1 MAYRA MARIE CUCULLU Phone: (504) 390-8143 1606 Weyer St. Gretna, LA 70053 Objective: To use the knowledge and experience gained from completing a Pharm.D degree program to provide services to patients with various needs. HIGHLIGHTS  Dependable individual, focused on advancement in the pharmaceutical career.  Highly interested in the wellness and treatment in others.  Committed to pursuing positive patient outcomes. EDUCATION Pharm.D Candidate Xavier University of Louisiana, Pharmacy May 2014 Current GPA: 3.03 LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) October 2013 – Present • Students Conducting No More Than Minimal Risk Research Curriculum Certification • CITI Health Information Privacy and Security (HIPS) Curriculum Certification Certificate of Achievement for the Pharmacy-Based January 2013 – Present Immunization Delivery American Heart Association CPR Certification March 2012 – March 2014 Certificate of Completion in Effective Communication February 2012 – Present Tools for Healthcare Professionals 100 Louisiana Board of Pharmacy Intern License March 2011 - Present No. 46590 EXPERIENCE CVS Pharmacy, Pharmacy Intern 2800 Hwy 90 Avondale, LA 70094 2012 to Present • Reviewed and translated prescriptions for patients by inputting into Rx system
  2. 2. Mayra Marie Cucullu - 2 • Adjudicated insurance claims with each prescription • Dispensed appropriate amount of drug or medicine under the supervision of the pharmacist on duty • Organized and pulled out of date medications to be returned back to manufacturer • Filed and stored documents • Assisted customers with medications under the direct supervision of the pharmacist on duty • Helped keep track of inventory by initiating cycle counts on a daily basis • Created orders for medications that were out of stock or low in stock Iglesia Bautista Horeb, Administrative Assistant 230 Bellemeade Blvd. Gretna, LA 70056 2008 to 2012 • Created budgets and skilled at allocating funds to its coordinating account • Created Profit and Loss Sheets and Balance Sheets using Quickbooks • Translated various documents from English to Spanish, and vice versa • Took care of filing of various documents, along with data input into various programs APPE EXPERIENCES MCLNO East (Charity), 2021 Perdido Street February 2014 – March 2014 New Orleans, LA 70112 Preceptor: John Okogbaa • Responsible for pharmacy interventions in assuring patient is undergoing appropriate therapy for listed problems • Performed literature search to drug inquiries and provided detailed conclusions • Mentored students in regards to patient management and pharmacotherapy interventions • Presented information in regards to a patient case to an audience of health care providers Wal-Mart Pharmacy, 3265 Manhattan Blvd. January 2014 – February 2014 Harvey, LA 70058 Preceptor: Calvin Ho • Dispensed appropriate amount of drug under the supervision of the pharmacist on duty • Provided patient counseling under the direct supervision of the pharmacist on duty • Translated verbal orders from practitioners into written script • Conducted transfers from and to other pharmacies via Connexus • Performed updates to the balance on hand for better inventory management daily Ochsner Health System, 1516 Jefferson Hwy November 2013 – December 2013 New Orleans, LA 70121 Preceptor: Jessalynn Cordaro, Pharm.D
  3. 3. Mayra Marie Cucullu - 3 • Responsible for monitoring and management of ambulating patients on warfarin under the supervision of a practicing pharmacist • Provided counseling to patients new to the use of warfarin in regards to diet, medications, and other factors that effect warfarin levels • Provided information in regards to surgical interventions done on patients with atrial fibrillation • Provided information in regards to new anticoagulant medications to other staff pharmacists on the team in the form of a monograph and a handout • Presented information on surgical interventions done in patients with atrial fibrillation in front of a team of practicing pharmacists Xavier University Drug Information Center, September 2013 – November 2013 1 Drexel Dr. New Orleans, LA 70125 Preceptor: LaKeisha Williams, MSPH, Pharm.D • Responsible for literature reviews in regards to drug information • Provided pharmacotherapeutic interventions and recommendations for patients seen at the diabetes clinic • Mentored pharmacy students of lower classifications in regards to providing clinical services to patients in clinic • Presented various topics in regards to advancements in pharmacy • Participated in quality improvement projects in assessing patients’ health literacy Tulane Medical Center, 1415 Tulane Ave August 2013 – September 2013 New Orleans, LA 70112 Preceptor: Augustine Aruna, Pharm.D, FASCP • Responsible for pharmacotherapeutic intervention in patient care in internal medicine • Mentored pharmacy students of lower classifications in regards to case presentations, journal clubs, and patient interventions West Jefferson Medical Center, 1101 Medical Center Blvd. July 2013 – August 2013 Marrero, LA 70072 Preceptor: George Imseis, BS Pharm • Responsible for performing operational duties, such as, restocking MedCarousel, repackaging drugs, and reconstituting IV bags. • Performed pharmacotherapeutic interventions, such as, performing IV to PO conversions in patients eligible for oral pharmacotherapy • Provided presentations on various disease states, guidelines, and renovated laws on collaborative drug therapy management UPCOMING APPE EXPERIENCES Kmart Pharmacy, 2701 Belle Chasse Hwy March 2014 – May 2014 Gretna, LA 70056 Preceptor: Catherine Spansel
  4. 4. Mayra Marie Cucullu - 4 IPPE EXPERIENCES IPPE III Patient Counseling, 1017 St. Andrew Street January 2013 – May 2013 New Orleans, LA 70130 Preceptor: Adrianne Mitchell, RPh, MBA • Provided detailed counseling in regards to patient medication and therapeutic lifestyles to patients associated with the Mercy Endeavors Senior Center • Mentored pharmacy students in lower classifications in regards to the process of patient interviewing Stroke and Heart Attack Prevention Clinic, August 2012 – December 2012 1400 Poydras Street New Orleans, LA 70112 Preceptor: Ariane Conrad, Pharm.D, BCACP, FASCP • Provided counseling in regards to medication use and therapeutic lifestyles to patients. • Made recommendations in regards to patient interventions in pharmacotherapy management • Organized a presentation on patient cases and newly-published journal articles Campo’s Medical Pharmacy, 660 Distributors Row August 2011 – November 2011 Suite A Jefferson, LA 70123 Preceptor: Danny Donato • Allocated prescriptions to appropriate packaging to be distributed to centers where patients would receive therapy Walgreens, 7101 Veterans Blvd. January 2012 – April 2012 Metairie, LA 70003 Preceptor: Henry Rouquette • Dispensed appropriate amount of drug under the supervision of the pharmacist on duty • Provided patient counseling under the direct supervision of the pharmacist on duty RESEARCH EXPERIENCE Stimulant Use Among Louisiana Pharmacy Students, July 2013 - Present University of Louisiana at Monroe College of Pharmacy and Xavier University College of Pharmacy Primary Investigator: David Caldwell, Pharm.D, AAHIVP Collaborative Investigator: Ariane Conrad, Pharm.D, BCACP, FASCP • Conducted a literature search in regards to past studies done on stimulant use in similar and different populations • Designed flyers to be used in encouraging survey participation • Reviewed and edited abstract to be submitted to ASHP for midyear poster presentation
  5. 5. Mayra Marie Cucullu - 5 • Reviewed application to IRB • Presented results of study at ASHP midyear meeting as a student poster • Conducted literature search in regards to previous studies conducted on similar topics in order to provide a background for manuscript in process of publication • Submitted results to Festival of Scholars to be presented on April 11, 2014. HONORS AND AWARDS Clinical Skills Competition 2013 Competed at the local level of the ASHP Clinical Skills Competition on Xavier University of Louisiana College of Pharmacy campus PRESENTATIONS AND INVITED LECTURES PowerPoint Presentation, “Atrial Fibrillation and Its Non-Pharmacological Treatment,” Informative Presentation, December 4, 2013. Poster Presentation, “Stimulant Use Among Louisiana Pharmacy Students,” ASHP Student Poster Presentation, December 9, 2013. Paper Presentation, “Pradaxa: A Consumer’s and Health Care Provider’s Guide to a New Anticoagulant,” New Drug Approval Presentation, November 18, 2013. PowerPoint Presentation, “Varenicline Efficacy and Its Effect in Patients with Major Depressive Disorder: A Review of ‘Effects of Varenicline on Smoking Cessation in Adults with Stable Treated Current or Past Major Depression’,” Journal Club, October 25, 2013. Paper Presentation, “Methylprednisolone Injections for the Carpal Tunnel Syndrome,” Journal Club, October 18, 2013. PowerPoint Presentation, “New Drug Approval of Tivicay for HIV-1 Infected Patients,” Drug Information Center Presentations, October 11, 2013. PowerPoint Presentation, “Iowa Drug Information Service (IDIS),” Drug Information Center Presentations, October 4, 2013. Paper Presentation, “A Review of Major Outcomes in High-Risk Hypertensive Patients Randomized to Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitor or Calcium Channel Blocker vs. Diuretic: The Antihypertensive and Lipid-Lowering Treatment to Prevent Heart Attack trial (ALLHAT),” Journal Club, September 17, 2013. PowerPoint Presentation, “Regulatory Project 2013-5 ~ Collaborative Drug Therapy Management: Discussion of the Title 46 – Professional and Occupational Standards,” New Information Presentation, August 2, 2013.
  6. 6. Mayra Marie Cucullu - 6 PowerPoint Presentation, “Apixaban vs. Warfarin: A Review of a Study Based Upon the Comparison in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation to Prevent Stroke or Transient Ischemic Attack,” Journal Club, November 29, 2012. COMMUNITY SERVICE Latino Health Fair, 2505 Maine Ave. Metairie, LA 70003 November 2013 Dr. William Kirchain, • Advised Spanish-speaking participants on lifestyle modification in regards to cholesterol, blood glucose, and blood pressure. • Provided medication counseling to Spanish-speaking participants. Operations Diabetes, Lakeside Mall October 2011 Dr. Yashoda Pramar, PhD, APhA - ASP • Took patients’ blood pressure and advised them on lifestyle modifications. ORGANIZATIONS ASHP September 2013 – Present APhA - ASP August 2010 – Present LANGUAGES English: Proficient in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Spanish: Proficient in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. COMPUTER SKILLS Applications: Quickbooks, Administrator REFERENCES Available Upon Request