Karl Ruch, Clinical Pharmacist, Asheville, NC

KarlRuchPharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacist Asheville, NC

Pediatric Pharmacy, Pharmacotherapy

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Summary

  • Experienced Health System Pharmacist seeking opportunities in Information Technology, Data Analytics, Research, or Education.

    Experience includes an 11+ year demonstrated history of working in the hospital & health care industry as a Clinical and Staff Pharmacist.

    Skilled in:
    •    Pediatrics (including NICU & PICU),
    •    Pharmacogenetics/Pharmacogenomics/Personalized Medicine
    •    Multidisciplinary Rounding
    •    Clinical Research
    •    Medical Education (didactic and bedside)
    •    Medication Safety
    •    Literature Review
    •    Medical Writing

    Experience also includes working with Healthcare IT and professionals to provide standardization for a growing healthcare system.

    Graduated from UNC Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy and Davidson College.

Education & Training

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel HillPharm.D., With highest distinction, 2002 - 2006
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Eshelman School of PharmacyPharmD, 2006
  • Davidson CollegeBachelor's, Neuroscience, 1992 - 1996

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • MAHEC Preceptor of the Year Award UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, 2012
  • Health System Preceptor of the Year (UNC) Nomination UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, 2012
  • Doctor of Pharmacy with Highest Distinction UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, 2006
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Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Journal Articles

  • Ruminations on Ecclesiasticus  
    Ruch, KD, American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, 1/1/2006
  • Progressive Unilateral Damage Of The Entorhinal Cortex Enhances Synaptic Efficacy Of The Crossed Entorhinal Afferent To Dentate Cells  
    Ramirez JJ, Bulsara K, Moore SC, Ruch K, Abrams W, Journal of Neuroscience, 1/1/1999

Books/Book Chapters

Abstracts/Posters

  • Evaluation of Intravenous Acetaminophen Use and Outcomes in Pediatric Patients
    Courtney Kilbourn, PharmD, Karl Ruch, PharmD, BCPS, Ansley Miller, MD, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear National Meeting, 1/1/2013
  • Standardizing an Approach to Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
    Ruch, KD, International Vermont Oxford Network (VON) Conference, Chicago, IL, 1/1/2013
  • Comparison of the Rates of Buprenorphine Use Versus Methadone Use in Mothers with Infants Treated for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
    Shayna Smith, PharmD Candidate, Mary Ellen Wright, MSN, APRN, CRNP, PhD Candidate, Karl Ruch, PharmD, BCPS, Cathy Retskin, MSN, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear National Meeting, 1/1/2010
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Lectures

  • Comparison of the Rates of Buprenorphine Use Versus Methadone Use in Mothers with Infants Treated for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome 
    Chapel Hill, NC - 1/1/2014
  • Evaluation of Intravenous Acetaminophen Use and Outcomes in Pediatric Patients 
    Athens, GA - 1/1/2014
  • Methadone Babies: Understanding Care and Compassion for Infants with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) 
    1/1/2014
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