Andrea Sikora Newsome, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCCP

Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy, Augusta
Clinical Assistant Professor

Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy, Augusta

Education

PGY-2 Critical Care Specialty Pharmacy Residency, University of North Carolina (UNC) Hospitals and Clinics, Chapel Hill, NC

PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency , University of North Carolina Hospitals and Clinics, Chapel Hill, NC

Doctor of Pharmacy (Summa Cum Laude), The University of Georgia College of Pharmacy, Athens, GA

Honors, Awards, and Achievements

Georgia Clinical and Translational Science Alliance (CTSA) KL-2 Scholar – 2019
Golden Pen Award (Augusta University Medical Center) – March 2017
SCCM Presidential Citation – December 2016
GSHP Outstanding Young Health-System Pharmacist – July 2016
Honors Capstone with Highest Honors and CURO Scholar Distinction
Lilly Achievement Award for Scholarship, Ethics, and Leadership – May 2013

Affiliations
Research Interests

My research interests include the vascular and hemodynamic alterations in critical illness and critical care pharmacy practice.

Selected Publications

For a complete listing of publications, please refer to:
Andrea Sikora Newsome NCBI My Bibliography

MRC-ICU & Pharmacy Practice Model Related Publications

Jones TW. Sikora Newsome A. (corresponding author). Smith SE. Forehand CC. Interprofessional Shared Decision Making: Who is at the table? Critical Care Medicine (In production).

Sikora Newsome A. Smith SE. Olney WJ. Jones TW. Multi-center validation of a novel medication regimen complexity scoring tool. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacists (In production).

Sikora Newsome A. Jones TW. Smith SE. Pharmacists are associated with reduce mortality in critically ill patients: now what? Critical Care Medicine (In production).

Sikora Newsome A. Smith SE. Jones TW. Taylor A. Van Berkel MA. Rabinovich M. A survey of Critical Care Pharmacists to Patient Ratios and Practice Characteristics in Intensive Care Units. Journal of American College of Clinical Pharmacy. https://doi.org/10.1002/jac5.1163.

Sikora Newsome A. Smith SE. Olney WJ. Jones TW. Forehand CC. Jun AH. Sellers L. Medication regimen complexity is associated with pharmacist interventions and drug-drug interactions: a use of the novel MRC-ICU scoring tool. Journal of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. https://doi.org/10.1002/jac5.1146.

Sikora Newsome A, Anderson D, Gwynn M, Waller JE. Characterization of dynamic changes in medication regimen complexity in critically ill patients using the modified MRC-ICU scoring tool. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy Residents Edition (In Production).

Gwynn M, Oates M, Sikora Newsome A. Development of a medication regimen complexity scoring tool (MRC-ICU) for critically ill patients. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, Volume 76, Issue Supplement_2, 1 June 2019, Pages S34–S40, https://doi.org/10.1093/ajhp/zxy054.

Select Critical Care Pharmacotherapy Publications

Sikora Newsome A. Bissell BD. Burry LD. Defayette AA. Gagnon DJ. Gilbert BW. Kramer JC. Miller CJ. Semanco M. Smith MN. Hammond DA. Major publications in critical care pharmacotherapy literature in 2018. Journal of Critical Care. Epub ahead of print: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0883944119300553.

Smith SE. Sikora Newsome A. Tackett RJ. Prescribing of pressor agents in septic shock: a survey of critical care pharmacists. Journal of Pharmacy Technology. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/8755122519846164?journalCode=pmta.

Hawkins AH. Smith SE. Sikora Newsome A. Carr J. Bland C. Branan T. Fluid Stewardship during Critical Illness: A Call to Action. J Pharm Pract. 2019 Jun 30:897190019853979. https://doi.org/10.1177/0897190019853979.

Sikora Newsome A, Smith SE, Hawkins WA, Fulford M, Phillips BB. Impact of multi-modal methods to teach advanced cardiovascular life support (ACLS) principles in the core Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum. Journal of American College of Clinical Pharmacy. 2018; 1-12.  https://accpjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/jac5.1049.

Sikora Newsome A, Watkins P, Chastain D, Hawkins A. Complications and Pharmacologic Interventions of Invasive Positive Pressure Ventilation during Critical Illness. 2018; 34-4.  https://doi.org/10.1177/8755122518766594.

Smith SE, Sikora Newsome A, Hawkins AH. An argument for the protocolized screening and management of post-extubation stridor. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2018 Jun 1;197(11):1503-1505. https://doi.org/10.1164/rccm.201711-2364LE.

Fouda, A*; Sikora Newsome A*; Spellicy S; Waller J; Zhi W; Hess D; Ergul A; Ewards D; Fagan SC; Switzer JA. Minocycline in Acute Cerebral Hemorrhage: An Early Phase Randomized Trial. Stroke. 2017;48:2885-2887. https://doi.org/10.1161/STROKEAHA.117.018658.

Selected Grant Funding

Georgia Clinical and Translational Science Alliance KL2 Program. Stromelysin-1 (MMP3) as a diagnostic and prognostic biomarker for acute respiratory distress syndrome. PI: Andrea Sikora Newsome. Collaborating Investigators: Somanath P.R. Shenoy, Susan C. Fagan, Michael Koval, Annette Esper, Adivye Ergul. $136,000 per year. Duration: August 1, 2019 – August 1, 2021.

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) 2019-2020 Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL) Grant. Influence of Personality Traits on PharmD Student Success with ACLS. PI: Susan E. Smith. Co-PI: Andrea Sikora Newsome. Collaborating Investigators: Michael Fulford. $4,000. Duration: May 1, 2019 – May 1, 2020.

UGA College of Pharmacy Foundation Founds “Seed Grant.” Mechanistic characterization of cisatracurium on stromelysin-1 (MMP3). Andrea Sikora Newsome (PI). Collaborating Investigators: Somanath Shenoy. $4,000. Duration: January 2019 – December 2019.

American College of Clinical Pharmacy Critical Care Practice and Research Network Member Grant. Evaluation of medication regimen complexity and pharmacist outcomes. Andrea Sikora Newsome (PI). $7,500. Co-PI: Megan Rech. Duration: January 2019 – December 2019. Co-I: Megan Rech.

Clinical and Translational Research Unit (CTRU) “Seed Grant.” The University of Georgia. Clinical evaluation of MMP-3 activity in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome. Andrea Sikora Newsome (PI). Collaborating Investigators: Somanath Shenoy; Susan Smith. $40,000. Duration: January 2019 – December 2019.

UGA College of Pharmacy Foundation Founds “Seed Grant.” Clinical evaluation of MMP-3 activity in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome. Andrea Sikora Newsome (PI). Collaborating Investigators: Somanath Shenoy.