Faculty & Staff Details
|Name:||Amie Blaszczyk PharmD,CGP,BCPS,FASCP|
|Position:||Associate Professor, Head, Geriatric Division, Dallas VA|
|Bio||Amie Taggart Blaszczyk, Pharm.D., CGP, BCPS, FASCP is an Associate Professor of Geriatric Pharmacy Practice and the Division Head of Geriatrics at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy on the Dallas/Fort Worth campus. She is also the residency director for the ASHP-accredited PGY2 Geriatric Pharmacotherapy residency. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Duquesne University in 2003 and went on to complete a pharmacy practice residency in Milwaukee, WI and a specialty residency in geriatric pharmacotherapy in Baltimore, MD. Her practice and research interests include neurodegenerative diseases affecting older individuals, senior education and the impact of community outreach on outcomes. She is a member of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, and serves on the editorial board of The Consultant Pharmacist. She is also an active member of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists, and the Dallas-Fort Worth College of Clinical Pharmacy. She has completed an ASCP-sponsored traineeship in Parkinson’s Disease and sits on the medical advisory board of the Northeast Texas chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association.|
Doctor of Pharmacy - 2003
Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
Pharmacy Practice Residency (ASHP-accredited) - 2004
Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center Milwaukee, WI
Geriatric Pharmacotherapy Residency (ASHP-accredited) - 2005
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy Baltimore, MD
Texas Pharmacy License (Registered Preceptor)
Maryland Pharmacy License
Pennsylvania Pharmacy License
Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist- 12/2007
Certified Geriatric Pharmacist (CGP) – 12/2005
ASCP Leadership in Education Award – 2010
P3 Teaching Team of the Year Award – 2010
North Texas APDA Marvin Marks Volunteer of the Year Award – 2009
Preceptor of the Year Award – P3/P4 Dallas-Fort Worth Campus – 2007
Dr. Blaszczyk’s research focus is on the neurodegenerative diseases affecting older individuals, as well as the impact of medication education on compliance and outcomes.
Dr. Blaszczyk’s practice at the North Texas VA Medical Center Community Living Center allows her to focus on the medication-related problems of seniors during rehab, including pain management, psychiatric disease management and optimization of drug regimens for other chronic disease states—all the while keeping the tenets of geriatrics at the center of the care plan. She also provides pharmaceutical care in the Geriatrics clinic at the North Texas VAMC.
Dr. Blaszczyk is actively involved in the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, serving as an educational liaison for TTUHSC, participating in student/resident programming at the annual Senior Care meeting, as well as serving on the Editoral Review Board for The Consultant Pharmacist. She is a member of the American College of Clinical Pharmacists, and is a past-president of the DFW ACCP chapter. Dr. Blaszczyk also serves on the educational advisory board of GeriatricPharmacyReview.com.
Vouri SM, Blaszczyk AT. HIV: A growing concern in the elderly population. Consultant Pharmacist. 2012;27:358-364.
Vouri SM, Alvarez CA, Blaszczyk AT. Effects of oral bisphosphonate therapy on serum calcium in elderly veterans with poor kidney function. Am J Geriatr Pharmacotherapy. 2012; 10:178-184.
Mathys M, McCarrell J, Blaszczyk A, Sleeper-Irons R. Memantine for the treatment of visual hallucinations in Lewy Body Dementia. College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists Annual Meeting, 2012. J Pharm Pract. 2012; 25: 299.
Sleeper R, Blaszczyk AT. Dizziness. In: Richardson M, Chant C, Chessman KH, Finks SW, Hemstreet BA, Hume AL, et al, eds. Pharmacotherapy Self-Assessment Program, 7th ed. Geriatrics. Lenexa, KS: American College of Clinical Pharmacy, 2011:97-111.
Sleeper R, Blaszczyk A, Capper J, Fox C, Treadway A. Challenges to achieving optimal therapeutic drug monitoring in the LTC setting. Ann of Long-term Care: Clin Care Aging. 2010;18(10):33-38.
Maclaughlin EJ, Fike DS, Alvarez CA, Seifert CF, Blaszczyk AT. Reliability of a seminar grading rubric in a grand rounds course. J Multidisciplinary Healthcare. 2010;3:169-179.
Blaszczyk AT, Hutchison LC. The Central Nervous System. Fundamentals of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy. ASHP, Inc. Publishing. 2010.
Mathys M, Blaszczyk A, Busti A. Incidence of Abnormal Metabolic Parameters and Weight Gain Induced by Atypical Antipsychotics in Elderly Dementia Patients. Consultant Pharmacist. 2009;24:201-209.
Fox C, Treadway A, Blaszczyk A, Sleeper R. Megesterol Acetate and Mirtazapine for the Treatment of Unplanned Weight-loss in the Elderly: A Review of the Current Evidence. Pharmacotherapy. 2009;29:383-397.
Blaszczyk AT, Mathys M. Treatment of cognitive decline and psychiatric disturbances associated with Alzheimer’s dementia. J Pharm Prac. 2007;20:13-28.