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With the advancement of technology throughout the 21st century, we have seen a growing role for the utilization of information technology applied to health and healthcare. Health information technology (HIT), including HIT used by patients, can play an important role in patient empowerment by creating new opportunities for patients and families to participate actively in their care management. In the Nephrology setting, HIT can help patients with chronic kidney disease be informed, engaged, committed, and collaborative in managing their health and care.
*Speakers are employees or paid consultants of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.
Featured SpeakersJill A. Green, PhD*, is a Medical Science Liaison in the nephrology division at Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.
Dr. Green received her PhD in biomedical sciences, with a specialization in biochemical and molecular basis of disease. She went on to hold a research scientist role at The James Comprehensive Cancer Center at The Ohio State University, specializing in oncology pre-clinical research before taking a position as a Regulatory Compliance Officer where she managed thoracic oncology clinical trials at The James Cancer Hospital.Katherine Maringer, PhD* is a molecular biologist who works for Otsuka as a Medical Science Liaison.
Her areas of expertise include nephrology, chronic kidney disease, kidney development, histology, cell signaling, and molecular biology. Before becoming a Medical Science Liaison, Dr. Maringer was an NIDDK funded postdoctoral fellow at both University of Pittsburgh-Renal Electrolyte Division, and Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh-Nephrology, specializing in molecular and cellular signaling during kidney injury and disease. Dr. Maringer’s alma mater is the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.Geoffrey Lockwood, PharmD, BCPS* 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, MI. Dr. Lockwood completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency with Christus Spohn Health System in Corpus Christi, TX. Upon completion of residency, Dr. Lockwood worked as a Critical Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist with Christus Spohn Memorial Hospital in Corpus Christi, TX. He then moved to South Bend, IN 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.
NephU is supported by Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc. (OPDC) and Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc. (OAPI) - committed supporters of the Kidney Health Community. The information provided through NephU is intended for the educational benefit of health care professionals and others who support care for those with kidney disease and other related conditions. It is not intended as, nor is it a substitute for, medical care, advice, or professional diagnosis. Health care professionals should use their independent medical judgement when reviewing NephU 's educational resources. Users seeking medical advice should consult with a health care professional. No CME or CEU credits are available through any of the resources provided by NephU. Some of the contributors may be paid consultants of OPDC and/or OAPI.May 2020 MRC2.CORP.X.04767
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