Program: PhD
Track: Clinical Pharmaceutical Sciences
Advisor: Philip E. Empey, PharmD, PhD

Solomon is a fourth-year PhD student in the Pitt School of Pharmacy’s Clinical Pharmaceutical Science track and a TL1 Post-Doctoral Scholar with the University of Pittsburgh Clinical and Translational Science Institute. Before joining Pitt, Solomon received his PharmD at Shenandoah University and is a licensed pharmacist in Pennsylvania. In addition to his research, he works as an inpatient pharmacist at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

Solomon's research investigates the role of transport proteins in brain recovery following traumatic brain injury. He focuses on how genetic variations impact transporter expression, function, and substrate permeability. He is also involved in multiple pharmacogenomics projects at Pitt and UPMC. He is a member of the research team behind the PreCISE-Rx clinical/research program at UPMC, which uses genetics to personalize antiplatelet therapy. He is also an educator and content developer in the program: Test2Learn™, a multi-institutional education program that uses personal genomic testing to teach pharmacogenomics to health-care providers.

Adams S, Conley Y, Okonkwo D, Ren D, Puccio A, Dixon C, Clark R, Kochanek P, Empey P. ABCG2 rs2231142 is associated with outcomes following severe traumatic brain injury. In Preparation.

Adams S, Cheng J, Diduch M, Daood M, Clark R, Kochanek P, Kline A, Empey P. Transporter expression in the hippocampus following experimental pediatric brain injury. In Preparation.

Adams S, Anderson K, Coons J, Smith R, Meyer S, Parker L, Empey P. Advancing Pharmacogenomics Education in the Core PharmD Curriculum through Student Personal Genomic Testing. Am J Pharm Educ. 2016;80(1): 3. DOI: 10.5688/ajpe8013

Romagnoli K, Boyce R, Empey P, Adams S, Hochheiser H. Bringing Clinical Pharmacogenomics Information to Pharmacists: a Qualitative Study of Information Needs and Resource Requirements. Int J Med Inform. 2016;86:54-61. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2015.11.015

Kroboth Family Award; University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy

Best Poster Award: Critical Care; 12th Annual Safar Symposium Multi-Departmental Trainees’ Research Day

James R. and Mary B. Wilkins Award; Shenandoah University School of Pharmacy

Phi Lambda Sigma Leadership Award; Shenandoah University School of Pharmacy