Shannon Holt, Pharm.D.

Asst Professor of Clinical Education Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Infectious Disease

Shannon Holt, PharmD, is an associate professor of clinical education in the Division of Practice Advancement and Clinical Education at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. She is the current Infectious Disease Clinical Pharmacy Specialist and PGY1 Residency Coordinator at WakeMed Health & Hospitals.

Holt received her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy in 2008. She completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Duke University Hospital and a PGY-2 Specialty Residency in Infectious Disease/Internal Medicine/Academia with Campbell University at Duke University Hospital.

Holt serves as the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program pharmacy chair for the health system. She actively serves on committees within the American College of Clinical Pharmacy Infectious Disease Practice and Research Network and the Society of Infectious Disease Pharmacists (SIDP).

Practice Site: WakeMed Health & Hospitals

Research

Holt’s current research interests include:

  • Antimicrobial stewardship
  • Optimizing therapy for S. aureus and C. difficile infections
  • Evaluating risk factors for antimicrobial resistance
  • Improving management of sepsis patients

Publications

  • Holt SL, Thompson-Brazill K, Sparks ES, Lipetsky J. “Beyond vancomycin: alternative treatments for MRSA bacteremia” –Critical Care Nurse –In Press
  • Holt SL, Drew R. “Echinocandins: Addressing Outstanding Issues Three Years Later” American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy 2011; 68: 1207-1220.
  • Muzyk AJ, Holt SL, Gagliardi JP. “Corticosteroid Psychosis: Stop therapy or add psychotropics?” Current Psychiatry 2010; 9: 61-69.

Select Poster Presentations

  • Holt SL, Richards R, Eschenbacher L “Different educational methods for health system pharmacists with diverse backgrounds’ – Poster Presentation, October 2015 Annual Meeting of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy; Athens, Texas
  • Sheron M, Holt SL, DiMondi VP “Risk factors for enterococci with reduced susceptibility to linezolid” – Poster Presentation, December 2014 Midyear Clinical Meeting of the American Society of Health System Pharmacists; Anaheim, California
  • McNaull M, Holt SL, Tabis R “Pharmacotherapy optimization bundle in hospitalized patients with active Clostridium difficile infections” – Poster Presentation, December 2014 Midyear Clinical Meeting of the American Society of Health System Pharmacists; Anaheim, California
  • Ball CM, Dodge R, Holt S “Improving transitions of care for inpatient HIV patients managed at the Wake County Health Department” – Poster Presentation, December 2013 Midyear Clinical Meeting of the American Society of Health System Pharmacists; Orlando, Florida
  • Isaacs A, Holt S “Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia at a large community hospital” – Poster Presentation, December 2013 Midyear Clinical Meeting of the American Society of Health System Pharmacists; Orlando, Florida
  • Cretella D, Holt S “Evaluation of Vancomycin Dosing in Patients with ESRD Receiving High Flux Hemodialysis in a Large Community Hospital”Poster Presentation, December 2011 Midyear Clinical Meeting of the American Society of Health System Pharmacists; New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Holt S, Drew R, Fowler VG, et al. “Predictors of Outcome in Emergency Department Patients Presenting with Documented/Suspected Sepsis” – Poster Presentation, September 2010 Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy; Boston, Massachusetts.

Select International Invited Presentations

  • “The Interview Process: Tips for Success”. Resident/Fellow Annual Programming, American College of Clinical Pharmacy Annual Meeting. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. October 2011

Select State and Local Presentations

  • “Impact of Antimicrobial Stewardship on C. difficile infections” ACPE Continuing Education. New Jersey Hospital Association, Adverse Drug Events and What’s on the Horizon. Princeton, New Jersey. September 2014
  • “Antimicrobial Stewardship: Quick Updates to Optimize Patient Care”. ACPE Continuing Education, Wake AHEC, Medications and More. Raleigh, North Carolina. November 2013
  • “Infectious Disease Update: Pneumonia”. ACPE Continuing Education, Wake AHEC, Hot Topics in Pharmacy. Raleigh, North Carolina. November 2012
  • Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist – Added Qualifications in Infectious Disease
  • 2009-2010: Infectious Disease/ Internal Medicine/ Academia Specialty Residency, Campbell University, College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences; Duke University Hospital, Durham, North Carolina
  • 2008-2009: PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, ASHP-Accredited, Duke University Hospital, Durham, North Carolina
  • 2004-2008: Doctor of Pharmacy, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • 1997-2001: Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, Bachelor of Science in Textile Chemistry, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina