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Renad Abu-Sawwa

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionRush University, Rush Medical College
DepartmentAnatomy and Cell Biology
AddressChicago IL 60612
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0003-3671-1376 Additional info
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    Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology
    Associate Director of Pharmacology, RUSH Medical College
    Department of Pharmacy at RUSH Children's Hospital
    Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Pediatric Epilepsy

    BS, Food Science and Human Nutrition, University of Florida College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
    Doctorate of Pharmacy, University of Florida College of Pharmacy

    PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice (Pediatric), Golisano Children’s Hospital, University of Rochester Medical Center
    PGY-2 Pediatric Specialty Pharmacy, Texas Children’s Hospital

    Research Areas:
    Clinical: Neuropharmacology, Pediatric Epilepsy, Pediatric Neurology and Neurocritical Care, Global Health

    Academic: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Interprofessional Education/Collaboration, Post-Graduate Training, Simulation

    Dr. Renad Abu-Sawwa, PharmD, BCPPS is the Associate Director of Clinical Pharmacology at RUSH Medical College with a practice site as a clinical pharmacy specialist practitioner at RUSH Children's Hospital in the Pediatric Epilepsy Clinic.

    Renad is a residency-trained, board-certified pediatric pharmacy specialist practitioner and educator with a specialized interest and expertise in neuropharmacology, pediatric neurology/neurocritical care and epilepsy. Prior to joining Rush she has held academic positions at prestigious colleges of pharmacy as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Georgia and the University of Florida. At the Children’s Hospital of Georgia at the Augusta University Medical Center she developed a new practice site in the Pediatric Neurology Department/Epilepsy Clinic and served as a clinical preceptor for pharmacy residents and students. At UF Health Children's Hospital, she served as the pediatric pharmacy residency program coordinator and clinical pharmacy specialist in pediatric intensive care.

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    1. Abu-Sawwa R, Busque K, Cokley J. Parenteral medication considerations for the ketogenic diet. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2023 Sep 22; 80(19):1357-1363. PMID: 37257050.
    2. Abu-Sawwa R, Chase A, Fowowe O, Park Y. Effects of Epidiolex® (Cannabidiol) on seizure-related emergency department visits and hospital admissions: A retrospective cohort study. Epilepsy Behav. 2022 Feb; 127:108538. PMID: 35051868.
    3. Osae SP, Tran BB, Stone RH, Brown TR, Abu-Sawwa R, Misher A, Phillips BB. Team feedback: A missing piece of the interprofessional education puzzle. Curr Pharm Teach Learn. 2021 Dec; 13(12):1547-1549. PMID: 34895661.
    4. Abu-Sawwa R, Scutt B, Park Y. Emerging Use of Epidiolex (Cannabidiol) in Epilepsy. J Pediatr Pharmacol Ther. 2020; 25(6):485-499. PMID: 32839652; PMCID: PMC7439947.
    5. Abu-Sawwa R, Stehling C. Epidiolex (Cannabidiol) Primer: Frequently Asked Questions for Patients and Caregivers. J Pediatr Pharmacol Ther. 2020; 25(1):75-77. PMID: 31897080; PMCID: PMC6938286.
    6. Abu-Sawwa R, Dunbar SB, Quyyumi AA, Sattler ELP. Nutrition intervention in heart failure: should consumption of the DASH eating pattern be recommended to improve outcomes? Heart Fail Rev. 2019 Jul; 24(4):565-573. PMID: 30923990; PMCID: PMC6561797.
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