2023 Incentive Grant Recipient: Savannah Owen, PharmD
Project Proposal: Evaluation of Primary Care Providers’ Utilization of GLP-1 Receptor Agonists with Demonstrated ASCVD Benefit in Patients with Type II Diabetes
Savannah Owen, PharmD currently serves as the PGY-1 Community Pharmacy Resident and Clinical Instructor at South College in Knoxville, TN
Diabetes is a condition that impacts millions of Americans. The glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists are a class of medications that provide substantial glycemic benefit and weight loss, and many also offer cardiovascular protection. However, despite their benefits these medications often aren’t properly prescribed or titrated, and are discontinued at high rates.
"I am excited to be able to study the prescribing patterns of GLP-1 receptor agonists so that I can discover ways in which pharmacists can help improve patient care. We are knowledgeable members of the healthcare team and can make a huge impact on educating providers and patients on the proper use of these medications."
“I’m excited and honored to be named an Incentive Grant recipient. This funding will assist my research efforts to assess and improve the prescribing patterns of glucagon-like peptide 1 receptor agonists. My hope is that my efforts will lead to improved patient outcomes and medication adherence.”