Sarah L. Scarpace, Pharm.D., BCOP

Bio: 

Education

Master of Public Health (in progress, anticipated May 2013), University at Albany 
Oncology pharmacy residency, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY
Pharm.D., Univeristy at Buffalo

Courses Taught at ACPHS

Cancer Screening, Prevention, and Early Detection
Oncology Advanced Ambulatory Care APPE
Foundations of Pharmacy
Interprofessional Health Care Issues

Research Interests

Dr. Scarpace's research endeavors are clinical-practice based and focus on optimizing patient-centered care of the oncology patient, specifically regarding supportive care (especially anemia, neutropenia, and antiemesis) and public health initiatives to improve cancer screening, prevention, and early detection.

Selected Presentations and Publications

Book Chapters
Scarpace, SL. "Head and Neck Cancer." In: Richardson M, Chant C, Chessman KH, Finks SW, Hemstreet BA, Hume AL, et al, eds. Pharmacotherapy Self-Assessment Program , 7th ed, Oncology. Lenexa, KS: American College of Clinical Pharmacy, 2011. pp 108 – 123.

Scarpace, SL. Chapter 99, "Supportive Care in Oncology" in Pharmacotherapy: Principles and Practice, 2nd ed; Chisholm-Burns M, Schwinghammer TL, Wells BG, Malone PM, Kolesar JM, and DiPiro JT eds. New York: McGraw-Hill 2010. pp1649-1680.

Manuscripts
Burkiewicz JS, Scarpace SL, Bruce SP.  Denosumab in osteoporosis and oncology.  Ann Pharmacother 2009; 43: 1445-1455.  E-published ahead of print on 21 Jul 2009 at www.theannals.com, DOI 10.1345/aph.1M102. 

Scarpace SL.  Renal cell carcinoma: review and recent advances.  The Oncology Pharmacist/The Oncology Nurse 2009; 2(3): 5-9, 41. 

Scarpace SL, Brodzik FA, Mehdi S, Belgam R.  Treatment of head and neck cancers: issues for clinical pharmacists.  Pharmacotherapy 2009; 29(5): 578-592. 

Ferro SA, Myer BS, Wolff DA, Poniewierski MS, Culakova E, Cosler LE, \Scarpace SL, Khorana AA, Lyman GH.  Variation in the cost of medication for the treatment of colorectal cancer.  Am J Manag Care 2008; 14 (11): 717-725. 

Ramanarayanan J and Scarpace SL. Acute drug-induced hepatitis due to erlotinib.Journal of the Pancreas 2007; 8(1): 39-43.

Abstracts/Posters
Scarpace SL, Kelman G, Dacher J, Tenebaum E, Pratt D, White B.  Integrating Independent Institutions: Results of a Course to Meet IPEC Competencies in Values/Ethics and Roles/Responsibilities.  Presented at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) annual meeting, July 15-16, 2012, Kissimmee, FL.

Scarpace SL, Brodeur M, Cardone K, Garrison G, DiCenzo R, Mojica C, Zheng H.  Inroads into IPE: Progress at ACPHS.  Presented at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) annual meeting, school poster session, July 14, 2012, Kissimmee, FL.

Leonard J, Miller S, Scarpace SL.  Assessing community pharmacists’ knowledge and perceived barriers to counseling on oral chemotherapy agents and related supportive care medications.  Presented at the American Pharmacists’ Association (APhA) annual meeting, March 10-11, 2012, New Orleans, LA.

Repeated at the Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association annual meeting, Trainee Poster session, March 21-24,2012, Orlando, FL.

Scarpace SL, Sourial M.  The use of glucocorticoids and impact on diabetes outcomes.  Poster presentation at the 2009 Hematology/Oncology Pharmacists’’ Association (HOPA) Annual Meeting, June 17-20, 2009.

Invited Presentations - International Meetings
Scarpace, SL.  "Supportive Care Paradigms for Treating Elderly Patients with Cancer."  ACPE-accredited 30-minute CE program presented to pharmacists at the 2009 American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP)/ European Society of Clinical Pharmacy (ESCP) International Congress on Clinical Pharmacy, Orlando, FL, April 26, 2009. 

Scarpace, SL.  "Head and Neck Cancers Update."  Board Certified Oncology Pharmacists (BCOP) Recertification CE program presented during the Hematology/Oncology Pharmacists Association (HOPA)/ International Society of Oncology Pharmacy Practitioners (ISOPP) 2008 Joint Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA, June 18-21, 2008.

Invited Presentations - National Meetings
Tenebaum, E., Scarpace, SL., White, B.  “Four Independent Institutions and an Interprofessional Course.”  20-minute session presented at the American Society of Law, Medicine, and Ethics Annual Meeting, Tempe, AZ, June 8, 2012.

Scarpace, SL.  “Oral Cancer Therapies: Considerations for Practice.”  1-hour ACPE-accredited CE program presented to pharmacists, nurses, and pharmacy technicians for the Northeast Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Society (NEHOPS) Annual Meeting, Waltham, MA, October 14, 2011.

Scarpace, SL.  “Prevention and Management of Extravasation.”  30-minute ACPE-accredited CE program presented to pharmacists, nurses, and pharmacy technicians for the Northeast Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Society (NEHOPS) Annual Meeting, Waltham, MA, October 14, 2011.

Scarpace, SL.  “Oral Chemotherapy Adherence: Lead the Horse to Water and Make him Drink!” 1-hour ACPE-accredited CE program presented to hospital pharmacists for the Massachusetts Society of Health-System Pharmacists (MSHP), UMass-Worcester, MA, February 7, 2011.

Scarpace, SL.  “Cancer- and Chemotherapy- Induced Bone Loss.”  ACPE-accredited 25-minute presentation given as part of a 2.5-hour panel symposium at the American Society of Health-systems Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Clinical Meeting, Annaheim, CA, December 7, 2010.

Scarpace, SL.  “Drug Classification and Mechanism of Action of Chemotherapy Drugs.”  CRNI-accredited 1-hour presentation given to nurses at the 2010 Infusion Nurses’ Society Annual Meeting.  Fort Lauderdale, FL, May 19, 2010.

Scarpace, SL.  “Cancer- and Chemotherapy- Induced Bone Loss.”  ACPE-accredited 25-minute presentation given as part of a 2.5-hour panel symposium at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacists’ (AMCP) Annual Meeting.  San Diego, CA, April 8, 2010.

Scarpace, SL.  "Oral Chemotherapy Adherence: Lead the Horse to Water and Make him Drink!" 1-hour ACPE-accredited CE program presented to hospital pharmacists for the Massachusetts Society of Health-System Pharmacists (MSHP), UMass-Worcester, MA, February 7, 2011, Annual Hematology/Oncology Pharmacists’ Association (HOPA) meeting.  New Orleans, LA, March 23, 2010. 

Scarpace, SL.  "Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors: Focus on Adherence.”  ACPE-accredited 1-hour program presented to hematology/oncology pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and nurses at the 2009 Northeastern Hematology/Oncology Pharmacists’ Society (NEHOPS) Annual Meeting, Danvers, MA, October 2–3, 2009. 

Scarpace, SL.  “Targeted Therapies and Cardiotoxicity.”  ACPE-accredited 30-minute program presented to hematology/oncology pharmacists at the 2009 Hematology/Oncology Pharmacists’ Association (HOPA) Annual Meeting, Miami, FL, June 20, 2009. 

Scarpace, SL.  “Head and Neck Cancers Update.”  Board Certified Oncology Pharmacists (BCOP) Recertification CE program presented during the 2008 American Society of Health-system Pharmacy Midyear Clinical Meeting, Orlando, FL, December 9, 2008. 

Scarpace, SL.  “Targeted Drug Therapy: An Update in Oncology Treatment.”  ACPE-accredited 1-hour CE program (UPN: 280-000-08-116-L01-P) presented to pharmacists as part of American Health Resources, Inc. PHARMEd: Continuing Education Programs for Pharmacists symposium, Springfield, MA, December 4, 2008. 

Scarpace, S.  “Head and Neck Cancers Update.”  Board Certified Oncology Pharmacists (BCOP) Recertification CE program presented during the American College of Clinical Pharmacy 2008 Annual Meeting, Louisville, KY, October 21, 2008. 

Scarpace, SL.  “Cervical Cancer.”  ACPE-accredited 2-hour CE program presented during the 2008 national Lambda Kappa Sigma convention, Savannah, GA, August 7, 2008. 

Scarpace, SL.  “Significant Papers in Hematology/Oncology: Head and Neck Cancer.”  ACPE-accredited CE program presented to pharmacists at the 3rd annual HOPA meeting, Denver Convention Center, Denver, CO.; June 14, 2007.

Invited Presentations - New York State Meetings
Scarpace, SL.  “Colon Cancer.”  1-hour ACPE-accredited CE program plus home study materials and exam developed and presented to pharmacists as part of the New York State Council of Health-systems Pharmacy (NYSCHP) Oncology Pharmacy Certificate Program, Manhattan, NY, November 5, 2011.

Repeated  at the NYSCHP Annual Meeting, Saratoga Springs, NY, May 4, 2012.

Scarpace, SL.  “Monoclonal Antibodies and Targeted Therapies.”  1-hour ACPE-accredited CE program plus home study materials and exam developed and presented to pharmacists as part of the New York State Council of Health-systems Pharmacy (NYSCHP) Oncology Pharmacy Certificate Program, Manhattan, NY, November 4, 2011.

Repeated at the NYSCHP Annual Meeting, Saratoga Springs, NY, May 3, 2012.

Scarpace, SL.  “Oncologic Emergencies.”  ACPE-accredited 1-hour presentation for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians at the New York State Council of Health-systems Pharmacists (NYSCHP) Annual Assembly, Saratoga Springs, NY, May 7, 2010. 

Scarpace SL, Dominelli A. Cancer screening, prevention, and early detection course as a vehicle for Roadmap 2015. Presented at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) annual meeting, Chicago, IL, July 19-23, 2008.

Honors

Named "Advisor of the Year" (2010-2011) for role as faculty advisor to ACPHS chapter of Colleges Against Cancer. Colleges Against Cancer was also recognized as the College's "Professional Organization of the Year" in 2010-11.

Professional Affiliations

New York State Council of Health-system Pharmacists, Northeastern Chapter (NENYSCHP). Member - Since 2004; Delegate - 2005-2009; President - 2009.
Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA). Member - Since 2005; Chair, Education Committee - 2009-2010; Board of Directors - 2010-2012.
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) - Member since 2002.
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) - Affiliate member since 2002.
American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) - Member since 2005.
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP). Member - Since 2004; Team Leader, AACP Task Force on Advocacy, subgroup on Increasing Student and Resident Involvement in  Advocacy, 2011-2012.

Publication Reviewer

Pharmacotherapy. Review 1-2 manuscripts/year (2006-Present)
Current Medical Research and Opinion. Review 4-6 manuscripts/year (2006-Present)
Pharmacotherapy. (2005-Present)
Pharmacotherapy Essentials. 1st edition, Breast and Prostate cancer chapters (2006)
Assistant Dean for Pharmacy Professional Affairs
Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacy Practice