2023 Incentive Grant Recipient

2023 Incentive Grant Recipient: Joana Gjidede, PharmD



Project Proposal: Impact of a pharmacist-led prenatal and preconception specialty clinic  in a patient centered medical home

Joana Gjidede, PharmD currently serves as the PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Resident at West Virginia University's School of Pharmacy in Morgantown, West Virginia.

"As the role of a pharmacist continues to grow in ambulatory care, women’s health was an area that we felt could benefit from more pharmacist presence. We receive many questions from patients asking if their medications are safe to continue in their pregnancy, and we know that organizations such as Healthy People 2030 have objectives that highlight the health and well-being of many patient populations, including patients who are pregnant. A new service specifically designed to provide education, directly from pharmacist to patient, in women’s health is an important step towards both increasing patient education and expanding pharmacist practice into an area where we may not always see pharmacist involvement." 

 "I am very excited to be able to offer education to patients regarding not only immunizations and medications that are safe in pregnancy, but also I will have the ability to provide resources that they may consult at any time. Through the study, I hope to highlight the knowledge patients gain from the service, and build a solid foundation that supports expanding the role of pharmacists in women’s health. "

"I am very grateful to be a recipient of an Incentive Grant and look forward to expanding the role of a pharmacist in women’s health by providing education and resources on important topics, such as immunizations, to patients who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant."