2020 Incentive Grant Recipients

Residents and their Preceptors

Disha Soni

Project Proposal: Evaluating pharmacist perception of administering long-acting injectable antiretroviral treatments in the community pharmacy setting

Disha Soni, PharmD currently serves as the PGY1 Community Pharmacy Resident at Acme Pharmacy in Media, Pennsylvania. She graduated from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy. 

Infectious disease has always been an interest of Dr. Soni's throughout pharmacy school. During her residency, she found a need for researching how community pharmacist can be more involved in HIV management. With the anticipated FDA approval of the first HIV long-acting injectable, it is important to assess if pharmacists are prepared to administer this therapy in the community setting. Because special training is needed to administer medications in muscles other than deltoid, it is important to identify preferred training methods in anticipation of pharmacists being able to administer HIV long-acting injectable. 

"This research will expand the scope of pharmacist by understanding the pharmacists’ perception of administering long acting HIV injectables in the community setting. The research will help understand how we can train our pharmacist to be able to feel prepared to perform this clinical service. I am excited to see the results of the research and how it will impact the pharmacy profession."