Ohio Northern University’s Raabe College of Pharmacy welcomes five new faculty members
Steven J. Martin, dean of the ONU Raabe College of Pharmacy, said, “Our five new faculty members bring diverse experiences and ideas to our college. Collectively, they will move us much further toward our strategic initiatives. We are pleased to welcome them to campus and the ONU family.
Jessica Hinson, assistant professor of pharmacy practice, completed her PharmD at the University of Cincinnati in 2014. Upon graduation, she pursued an American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists (ASHP)-accredited PGY-1 residency with West Virginia University’s School of Pharmacy, where she held an adjunct faculty appointment. She has also worked as a pharmacist and pharmacy intern since 2009.
Sophocles Chrissobolis, assistant professor of pharmacology, completed his Ph.D. at Australia’s University of Melbourne in the Department of Pharmacology, where he investigated how potassium channels and rho-kinase are involved in cerebral vascular function under normal conditions and during chronic hypertension. In 2004, he was awarded a National Health and Medical Research Council C.J. Martin Overseas Training Fellowship to work at the University of Iowa under the mentorship of professor Frank Faraci. While in Iowa, Chrissobolis studied the involvement of antioxidant defense mechanisms in protecting against vascular dysfunction caused by angiotensin II. The American Heart Association awarded Chrissobolis a postdoctoral fellowship in 2007 to continue his work at Iowa. His current research is focused on mechanisms by which aldosterone and angiotensin II are involved in cerebrovascular disease.
Amy Fanous, project director for rural mobile health clinic and clinical assistant professor, completed her PharmD degree at ONU in 2012 and completed an ASHP-Accredited PGY-1 residency with ONU Healthwise before accepting a position with Memorial Hospital in Marysville, Ohio, as an outpatient clinical pharmacist in its medication therapy clinic.
Steve Leonard, associate professor of pharmacy practice, completed his BS Pharmacy and PharmD degrees at Purdue University. He then completed PGY-1 residency training in Indianapolis at St. Vincent Hospital, and a post-graduate fellowship in infectious diseases at Wayne State University, while also earning a graduate certificate in public health practice. Since that time he has served as both a clinical pharmacist and educator, most recently working for Northeastern University as assistant professor in the College of Pharmacy, and as a clinical pharmacist in infectious diseases for Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. His research is focused on the application of pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic principles in the treatment of infections caused by Staphylococcus aureus as well as methods to suppress the emergence of resistance.
Lindsey Peters, assistant professor of pharmacy practice, came to Ohio Northern University in 2014. Peters graduated from the University of Cincinnati James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy in 2013. She continued her education through a PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency at Grandview Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio. At ONU, she currently teaches in the profession of pharmacy series, pharmacy calculations, over-the-counter products and various therapeutic modules. Her practice interest is psychiatric and behavioral health pharmacy. She is the advisor for Northern Without Borders, Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy and the Academy of Student Pharmacists (ASP) Operation Diabetes. Her recognitions include the 2015 College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists Research Trainee Award and 2014 Ohio Pharmacists Association Young Pharmacy Leader.