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Amy L. Seybert, PharmD, FASHP, FCCP, CHSE

Office: 9068 Salk Hall, 3501 Terrace St, 15261

Phone: 412-624-3545

Fax: 412-624-1850

Email: seyberta@pitt.edu

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Amy Seybert's passion is educating the next generation of pharmacists and advancing research of impact. She is an accomplished faculty member, who has been honored as a fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and of the American Society of Health System Pharmacists. She has received multiple teaching awards including: University of Pittsburgh Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award, ASHP Research and Education Foundation Pharmacy Residency Excellence Preceptor Award, AACP Rufus A. Lyman Award, and the AACP Distinguished Teaching Scholar Award. She currently serves on the ACPE Board of Directors and was on the ASHP Commission on Credentialing. Dr. Seybert serves on the UPMC Center for High-Value Health Care Board of Directors.

In her 15 years of practice, she developed a record of outstanding patient care and of creating programs that enhance research, education and health. Her commitment to education and research stimulated her to design the cardiovascular specialty residency and to advance innovative, evidence-based learning technologies through human patient simulation. She is an international expert in the application and evaluation of simulation to pharmacy education and patient care. In 2013, she was the first pharmacist to become a certified healthcare simulation educator. Recently, Dr. Seybert has established research partnerships to create data science focused fellowship programs at Pitt Pharmacy and UPMC. She has published 94 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals and has served as principal investigator on 15 grants in addition to being co-investigator on another 12 grants.

Amy Seybert is Chair of the Department of Pharmacy and Therapeutics as well as the Pharmacy Residency Administrator at UPMC. Seybert received her BS in pharmacy and her PharmD degree from the University of Pittsburgh. She completed her pharmacy residency in cardiovascular critical care at Tampa General Hospital.

Simulation Education, Interprofessional Education, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Cardiovascular Medication Outcomes, Patient and Medication Safety

My research program focuses on the scholarship of education using simulation as well as enhancement of clinical patient care outcomes in cardiovascular disease and critical care with a focus on medication safety. My work in scholarship of education has led to international leadership in simulation education in pharmacy and have pioneered the use of high-fidelity human patient simulation to advance pharmacotherapy knowledge, clinical decision making, and medication safety skills in healthcare professionals. I successfully incorporated simulation into the Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum, postdoctoral training programs, and clinical practice as well as collaborated in establishing simulation as an acceptable replacement for a portion of experiential learning hours in our Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. I became the first pharmacist to publish on the innovative use of simulation in 2006. I have progressively documented the impact of my simulation learning design on learner satisfaction, basic physical assessment skills, foundational knowledge development, problem-solving skills, clinical decision-making ability, pharmacotherapeutic knowledge application, confidence, knowledge retention, and medication safety in clinical practice. My clinical research in cardiovascular/critical care pharmacy practice and medication safety has led to substantial patient care contributions from implementing new direct patient care practices in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit and cardiothoracic surgery patients as well as growth of pharmacy and patient safety services throughout the UPMC Health System and beyond. My focus on clinical issues in cardiovascular and critical care medicine, and a large part of this work includes evaluating safety, efficacy, and economic outcomes of pharmacotherapy. I have documented the economic burden of new pharmacotherapeutic regimens such as antithrombin and antiplatelets. Finally, my research on computer-generated adverse alerting programs has shown improvement in approaches to detect patients at high-risk for heparin-induced thrombocytopenia.

AWARDS AND HONORS
2021 American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), Distinguished Teaching Scholar Award
2019 Journal of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (JACCP) Outstanding Reviewer
2019-2020 ACC Academic Leaders Network (ALN) program
2018 AACP Lyman Award, “Blended Simulation Progress Testing for Assessment of Practice Readiness”
2018 Phi Lambda Sigma Chapter Alumni of the Year
2017 AACP Award for Excellence in Assessment, Blended Simulation Progress Testing for Assessment of Practice Readiness
2017 American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP) Residency Excellence Award: Program Nominee
2014 First Pharmacist Certified Simulation in Healthcare Educator (CHSE)
2012 ASHP Visiting Leaders Program, UPMC Residency Programs
2012 Finalist for “The Simmy Award” at the International Meeting for Simulation in
Healthcare Meeting, San Diego, CA
2011 Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacology Section Technology Patient Safety: Award for using simulation-based learning to reduce medication errors in critically ill patients
2011 American College of Clinical Pharmacy, Fellow (FCCP)
2011 American Society of Health System Pharmacists, Fellow (FASHP)
2010 AACP, Innovations in Teaching, Honorable Mention
2010 Rho Chi Innovations in Teaching Award, University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy
2009 Pharmacy Residency Excellence Preceptor Award, ASHP Research and Education Foundation
2008 Residency Preceptor of the Year, University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy
2007 American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, Faculty Delegate
2006 Academy of Students of Pharmacy, Faculty of the Year
2006 University of Pittsburgh Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award
2006 Rho Chi Innovations in Teaching Award, University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy
2006 AACP, Innovations in Teaching, Honorable Mention
2005 Phi Lambda Sigma
2004 Heart Failure Initiative: Improving Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme (ACE) Inhibitor Use for Patients with Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction
UPMC Performance Improvement Award, 5th Place
2002 Congestive Heart Failure Disease Management Team UPMC Performance Improvement Award, 5th Place
2001-2002 AACP, University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy Faculty Delegate
2000 Academy of Students of Pharmacy, Faculty of the Year
1999-2000 AACP, University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy Faculty Delegate