Research Faculty and Staff
By School of Pharmacy - January 16, 2024

Dr. Caroline Sierra, in collaboration with researchers at the University of Tennessee HSC, has recently published an insightful manuscript in The Journal of Infectious Diseases. The study, titled "Impact of Intravenous Fat Emulsion Choice on Candida Biofilm, Hyphal Growth, and Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections in Pediatric Patients," investigates how different intravenous fat emulsions (IFEs) impact Candida albicans' biofilm formation and the rate of catheter-related bloodstream infections (CR-BSIs) in pediatric patients. Congratulations, Dr. Sierra!

A manuscript by Mr. Stanley Matsuda, LLUSP's Director of Education Assessment, and interprofessional colleagues from across the country was recently published in JAMA Network Open.Their work, titled "Racial, Ethnic, and Sex Diversity Trends in Health Professions Programs from Applications to Graduates," reveals that despite the progress made with health professions education diversity efforts, additional strategies to achieve a more representative healthcare workforce are needed. Congratulations, Mr. Matsuda, on this outstanding work!