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.

Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacy Practice