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Empowering Patients Through Health Literacy

This presentation brings you concepts and resources to help improve health literacy among your patients, especially those with chronic kidney disease, as they manage the complexities of their care regimen. Health literacy is crucial for dialysis and transplant patients so they can be empowered to participate in shared decision-making. Effective communication strategies lead to better patient engagement, and engaged patients can better deal with the many challenges they face in living with kidney disease.

*Dr Sachin Hajarnis and Dr Geoffrey Lockwood are employees of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc. (OPDC).

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Sachin Hajarnis

Sachin Hajarnis, PhD

Nephrology Senior Clinical & Scientific Liaison
    Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.*

Sachin Hajarnis, PhD is a Medical Science Liaison at Otsuka Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Hajarnis has a B.S and M.S in Life Sciences from University of Mumbai, India. He obtained a PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Colorado State University. Dr. Hajarnis joined the University of Texas Southwestern Medical school in Dallas, as a post-doctoral fellow in the dept of Nephrology where he performed basic research on various aspects of Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD). He continued his studies on the role of micro-RNAs in PKD as a Research Scientist for several years before joining his current position at Otsuka as a Medical Science Liaison. Dr. Hajarnis has published a book chapter and several original articles in leading journals that include Nature Communications, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Journal of American Society of Nephrology, American Journal of Physiology- Renal, Journal of Biological Chemistry, to name a few.

Dr. Hajarnis is a member of the American Society of Nephrology (ASN).

Geoffrey Lockwood

Geoffrey Lockwood, PharmD, BCPS, MBA

Nephrology Senior Clinical & Scientific Liaison
    Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.*

Geoffrey Lockwood, PharmD, BCPS, MBA is a clinical pharmacist who works as a Medical Science Liaison with Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc. He has been in his current role for 2 years, supporting Nephrology. Prior to joining Otsuka, he worked as an Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Clinical Pharmacist at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Dr Lockwood earned his Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan. Dr Lockwood completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency with Christus Spohn Health System in Corpus Christi, Texas. Upon completion of residency, Dr. Lockwood worked as a Critical Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist with Christus Spohn Memorial Hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas. He then moved to South Bend, Indiana where he took on the role of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Residency Program Coordinator at Memorial Hospital of South Bend. Dr Lockwood then moved to Elkhart General Hospital where he started the Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacy Program and served as an Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacy Specialist. Dr Lockwood is currently working to complete his MBA with a Value-Driven Organization emphasis through Central Michigan University. Dr Lockwood is board certified in pharmacotherapy and is a licensed pharmacist in the states of Michigan and Indiana.

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The Capital Grille

4760 Broadway Boulevard
Kansas City, Missouri 64112 United States
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