The University of Georgia Critical Care Collaborative (UGAC3) was formed in 2017 with a mission of fostering critical care research and education across the state of Georgia. The UGAC3 is composed of clinical faculty members at the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy, located across the four UGA COP campuses in Albany, Athens, Augusta, and Savannah. The group collaborates to stimulate professional development, scholarship, and teaching. We strive to promote innovative critical care education in the pharmacy curriculum and to conduct clinical research that will improve the outcomes of critically ill patients in Georgia and beyond. For updates on group initiatives, follow us on Twitter @UGAC3.

Members

Christopher M. Bland, PharmD, FCCP, FIDSA, BCPS
Clinical Associate Professor
Practice Site:      St Joseph’s/Candler Health System
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Email: cmbland@uga.edu
Twitter: @blandman19

Trisha N. Branan, PharmD, BCCCP
Clinical Associate Professor
Practice Site:      Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center (Athens, GA)
Clinical Specialist – Medical/Surgical ICU
Email: tbranan@uga.edu
Twitter: @TrishaBranan

Anthony Hawkins, PharmD, BCCCP
Clinical Assistant Professor
Practice Site:      Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital (Albany, GA)
Clinical Specialist – Medical ICU and PGY-1 Residency Coordinator
Email: hawkins@uga.edu
Twitter: @iamahawkins

Andrea Sikora Newsome, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
Clinical Assistant Professor
Practice Site:      Augusta University Medical Center (Augusta, GA)
Clinical Specialist – Cardiac ICU
Email: andnewsome@augusta.edu
Twitter: @AndreaSikora

Susan E. Smith, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
Clinical Assistant Professor
Practice Site:      Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center (Athens, GA)
Clinical Specialist – Medical/Surgical ICU
Email: susan.smith@uga.edu
Twitter: @SESmithPharmD

Publications

(* denotes UGAC3 member):

Smith SE*, Newsome AS*, Hawkins WA*. An argument for the protocolized screening and management of post-extubation stridor. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2018;197(11):1503-1505.

Newsome AS*, Chastain DB, Watkins P, Hawkins WA*. Complications and pharmacologic interventions of invasive positive pressure ventilation during critical illness. Journal of Pharmacy Technology. 2018;00(0):1-18

Presentations

Anthony Hawkins, Andrea Newsome, and Susan Smith gave a 2 hour invited presentation to the Capital Society of Health Systems Pharmacists in Tallahassee, Florida entitled “The Role of Fluid Stewardship in the Optimization of Patient Outcomes” (May 2018).