Jessica Farrell, Pharm.D.

Bio: 

Education

  • ASHP-Accredited Pharmacy Practice Residency completed at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, Englewood, NJ
  • Pharm.D., Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Certifications

  • American Pharmacists Association Immunization Certification

hONORS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

  • 2014 Rheumatology Research Foundation Health Professionals Online Education Grant
  • 2014 Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences Preceptor of Distinction in Clinical Pharmacy

Practice Site

  • The Center for Rheumatology Albany & Saratoga Springs, NY

Courses Taught at ACPHS

  • Pharmacotherapeutics, Pharmacology, & Medicinal Chemistry (PTPM) Rheumatology/Connective Tissue Diseases
  • Topics in Family Medicine Professional Elective 
  • Drug Interactions Professional Elective
  • Integrated Problem Solving Workshop 6
  • Integrated Problem Solving Workshop 5
  • Pharmacists as Immunizers
  • Ambulatory Care, Rheumatology Advanced Practice Experience
  • Pharmacy Education Advanced Practice Experience

Research Interests

  • Dr. Farrell’s teaching and research activities focus on drug therapy in autoimmune diseases including rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, and systemic lupus erythematosus. Dr. Farrell is also a member of the research team at the Steffens Scleroderma Center.

Professional Affiliations

Scleroderma Foundation 

  • Patient Education Committee Member (2014- Present)
  • Steffens Scleroderma Center (2011-Present) 
    • Co-Director
    • Development Committee Chair
    • Fundraising Sub-Committee Co-Chair

New York State Council of Health System Pharmacists (NYSCHP)

  • Northeastern Chapter Secretary (2011-Present)
  • Professional Affairs Committee, Member (2010-Present)
  • House of Delegates- Member (2010-Present)
  • Northeastern Chapter Past-President (2010-2011)
  • Membership Committee, Member (2009-2010)
  • Northeastern Chapter President (2009- 2010)

American College of Rheumatology (ACR) /Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals (ARHP)

  • ACR/ARHP Drug Safety Committee Member (2013-Present)
  • ARHP Practice Committee Member (2012-Present)
  • ARHP Clinical Focus Course Task Force (2009-2012)
  • Member (2009-Present)

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) - Member (2008-Present)

American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) - Member (2008-Present)

American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP) - Member (2006-Present)

Selected Publications

Manuscripts

Toledo AE, Farrell JF, Shapiro LS.  Malignant Atrophic Papulosis:  State-of-the-Art Review of Kohlmeier-Degos Disease.  The Rheumatologist. 2014;8(7):1, 25-28.

Flick C, Farrell JF.  The Pharmacist’s Role in Managing Rheumatic Disease.  The Rheumatologist. 2013;7(8):13-16.

Shapiro LS, Toledo AE, Farrell JF.  Effective Treatment of Malignant atrophic papulosis (Köhlmeier-Degos disease) with Treprostinil – Early Experience. Orphanet J Rare Dis 2013;8(1):52.

Shapiro LS, Farrell JF, Borhani-Haghighi A.  Tocilizumab treatment of neuro-Behcet’s, the first Report [letter].  Clin Neurol and Neurosurg. 2012;114(3):297-298.

Book Chapters

Farrell JF. Gout and Hyperuricemia. In: Dong BJ, Elliott DP, eds. Ambulatory Care Self-Assessment Program (ACSAP), 2014 Book 1.  Endocrinology/Rheumatology. Lenexa, KS: American College of Clinical Pharmacy, 2014:169-188. 

Abstracts/Poster Presentations

Farrell JF, Shapiro LS, Kremer JM, Toledo-Garcia AE.  Pharmacist-Developed Letters May Enhance Success in Obtaining Insurer Approval for Off-Label Use of Biologics.  Poster Presentation at American College of Rheumatology (ACR) 2014 Annual Scientific Meeting, Boston, MA, November 15-19, 2014. 

Shapiro LS, Saketkoo LA, Farrell JF, Fligelstone K.  Development of a Renal Crisis Prevention Card as an Educational Tool Aimed at Improving Outcomes in High-Risk Patients with Systemic Sclerosis.  Poster Presentation at the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) 2014 Annual Scientific Meeting, Boston, MA, November 15-19, 2014. 

 Toledo-Garcia AE, Shapiro LS, Farrell JF.  Malignant Atrophic Papulosis (MAP) Complicating Connective Tissue Diseases (CTDs).  American College of Rheumatology (ACR) 2014 Annual Scientific Meeting, Boston, MA, November 15-19, 2014. 

Toledo-Garcia AE, Shapiro LS, Farrell JF.  Eculizumab Treatment of Malignant Atrophic Papulosis (Köhlmeier-Degos Disease): World Experience to Date.  American College of Rheumatology (ACR) 2014 Annual Scientific Meeting, Boston, MA, November 15-19, 2014. 

Shapiro LS, Toledo-Garcia AE, Farrell JF.  Treprostinil Use in Malignant Atrophic Papulosis (Köhlmeier-Degos Disease): Review of Worldwide Experience to Date.  American College of Rheumatology (ACR) 2014 Annual Scientific Meeting, Boston, MA, November 15-19, 2014. 

Engle A, Farrell JF, Shangraw A, Flick C.  Integrating a Post Graduate Year 1 Pharmacy Practice Resident into a Unique Ambulatory Care Rheumatology Clinic.  New York State Council of Health System Pharmacists (NYSCHP) Annual Assembly, Saratoga Springs, NY, May 2-4, 2014.

Shapiro L, Toledo A, Farrell JF. Effective Treatment of Degos Disease with Treprostinil: Early Experience.  2nd Systemic Sclerosis World Congress, February 2-4, 2012.

Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacy Practice