Diana Sobieraj Accepts Coveted Award at ASHP Meeting

Lead author Diana M. Sobieraj accepted the Drug Therapy Research Award for her work on treating asthma.

Announcement and photo on big screen at ASHP midyear event featuring Diana Sobieraj who received the 2019 ASHP Foundation Literature Award

Diana M. Sobieraj, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, and her co-authors, are recipients of the 2019 American Society of Hospital Pharmacists (ASHP) Foundation Literature Awards Program: Drug Therapy Research Award. This award recognizes outstanding original research contributions to peer-reviewed biomedical literature addressing the therapeutic uses of medications, published in the preceding year.

Sobieraj and team’s article appeared in the April 2018 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association and was titled, Association of Inhaled Corticosteroids and Long-Acting Muscarinic Antagonists with Asthma Control in Patients with Uncontrolled, Persistent Asthma. The award was presented at the ASHP’s Annual Meeting in Las Vegas on December 8.

Kevin Chamberlin, Diana Sobieraj and William Baker at the ASHP Conference. Diana is holding a plaque for winning the 2019 Literary award
Representing UConn at the ASHP conference were (l-r) Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice Kevin Chamberlin, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Diana Sobieraj, and Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice and co-author of the winning paper, William Baker.

The work of Sobieraj and her colleagues is being used to update national practice guidelines of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute in the treatment of asthma and promises to directly impact individuals suffering from this disease.

In accepting the award, Sobieraj said, “This honor is especially meaningful because it acknowledges the work of a dedicated team of people who are committed to turning evidence-based research into practical treatment applications for the millions of people who suffer from asthma. It is an honor to accept this award on their behalf.”