2021 Incentive Grant Recipient: Allison Chacon, PharmD
Residents and their Preceptors
Project Proposal: RxSAPhE (Repeated Seroprevalence of COVID-19 Antibodies in Pharmacy & Policy Employees and Students)
Allison Chacon, PharmD, currently serves as the PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Resident at the University of Southern California Pharmacies and Affiliated Clinics in Los Angeles, California.
"My research project will be able to analyze not only how long antibodies for COVID-19 persist, but be able to survey undergraduate and graduate students, students on pharmacy rotations and pharmacists providing direct patient care for COVID-19 antibodies."
There are a lot of unknowns when it comes to COVID-19 antibodies and immunity. This survey will not only allow us to see how long antibodies last after an infection, it will also allow us to assess the rates of asymptomatic infection in our study population. Working not only in the community setting but serving as a healthcare provider, I have received numerous questions from patients and family members regarding COVID-19 infection and immunity. Receiving the grant will allow me to investigate this further to seek answers expanding the care and education I can provide.