Cassandra Doyno, ’15, Pharm.D. has joined the UConn School of Pharmacy as Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice. Her specialty area is critical care/emergency medicine and her practice site will be at UConn Health. Working in a clinical setting, she will concentrate on incorporating simulation based learning techniques as students gain on-site critical care experience. Doyno will also serve as a preceptor to UConn’s Advanced Pharmacy Practice students during their critical care/emergency experience and she will participate in the department’s major health care initiative, PRISM. This program focuses on the appropriate, safe, effective use and affordability of medications by providing skill-based training for current pharmacists and Pharm.D. students, and integrating pharmacists with inter-professional health care teams.
After graduating with her Pharm. D. in 2015 Doyno then competed a PGY-1 experience as a pharmacy practice resident and a PGY2 year as a critical care pharmacy resident at the UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, Mass. Following her residencies, she became a clinical pharmacy specialist in emergency medicine at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, a Level 1 Trauma Center in Burlington, Mass., where she instituted clinical pharmacy services into the emergency department. At Lahey, she integrated pharmacist involvement into all medical emergencies and served as the primary drug information resource to all members of the medical team. In addition, she established a medication reconciliation program and a discharge prescription medication service within the emergency department, worked with students and pharmacy residents in an emergency medicine elective rotation, and researched and developed protocols for anticoagulation reversal. She is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist.
A native of Sterling, Mass., Doyno says, “I am happy to be returning to UConn where it all started for me. My plans include educating and mentoring pharmacy students as I progress in my academic career.”