Katherine Purnell, PharmD
Academic Pharmacy Fellow
West Virginia University School of Pharmacy
Katie Purnell, PharmD, completed a PGY1 managed care pharmacy residency in 2019-2020 at Highmark, Inc. in Pittsburgh, PA and an Academic Pharmacy Fellowship in 2020-2021 with West Virginia University School of Pharmacy. Katie is now a senior pharmacist for Highmark, Inc. in Pittsburgh, PA. Her interests are managed care pharmacy, diabetes management, immunizations and women's health.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

It is vital that healthcare professionals work together in a concentrated effort to help patients achieve tobacco cessation. As such, it is essential that students in health professions programs learn appropriate communication and teamwork skills to be an effective member of patient care teams. This presentation will describe the development and implementation of an interactive, virtual escape room that reinforced important tobacco cessation concepts with pharmacy, dental, dental hygiene and physician’s assistant students. Interprofessional groups consisted of 6-7 students, and students were…