Kathryn Morbitzer, Pharm.D.

Kathryn Morbitzer, Pharm.D. has learned the challenges of understanding how to incorporate all of the data available to guide best practices and optimize care for patients. As health care is currently in a data revolution, the vastly increased supply of information makes data literacy essential to enhancing evidence-based medicine, improving health care quality and strengthening research and scholarship across the health care system. Morbitzer’s current interests include establishing precise patient data repositories, monitoring and measuring clinical and cost metrics, acquiring external data, and performing predictive modeling across multiple clinical conditions.

  1. Sikora AS, Casciere BC, Jordan JD, Rhoney DH, Sullivan KA, Morbitzer KA, Moore JD, Durr EA*. The role of statin therapy in clinical outcomes for hemorrhagic stroke. 2015 [in press].
  1. Jordan JD*, Morbitzer KA, Rhoney DH. Acute treatment of blood pressure after ischemic stroke and intracerebral hemorrhage. Neurol Clin. 2015;33(2):361-80.
  1. Morbitzer KA, Jordan JD, Rhoney DH*. Vancomycin pharmacokinetic parameters in patients with acute brain injury undergoing controlled normothermia, therapeutic hypothermia, or pentobarbital infusion. Neurocrit Care. 2015;22:258-64.
  1. Gray JR, Morbitzer KA, Liu-DeRyke X, Parker D Jr, Zimmerman LH, Rhoney DH*. Hyponatremia in patients with spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage: A single center cohort study. J Clin Med. 2014;3:1322-32.
  1. Morbitzer KA*, Taber DJ, Pilch NA, Meadows HB, Fleming JN, Bratton CF, McGillicuddy JW, Baliga PK, Chavin KD. The impact of diabetes mellitus and glycemic control on clinical outcomes following liver transplant for hepatitis C. Clin Transplant. 2014;28(8):862-8.
  1. Nemerovski CW*, Salinitri FD, Morbitzer KA, Moser LR. Aspirin for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease events. 2012;32(11):1020-35.
Book Chapters
  1. Rhoney DH*, Morbitzer KA, Jordan JD. Critical Care Management of Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. Critical Care Pharmacotherapy. 2015 [in press].
  1. Morbitzer KA*. Pharmacotherapy: Therapeutic Considerations. North Carolina Registered Nurse Refresher Course Manual. 2015 [in press].
Platform Presentations
  1. Morbitzer K, Taber D, Pilch N, Meadows H, Fleming J, Jordan C, Mardis A, Makowski C, Baliga P, McGillicuddy J, Chavin K, Bratton C. Glycemic control significantly improves graft and patient survival following liver transplant for hepatitis C. Am J Transplant. 2013;13(S5):A368. [American Transplant Congress Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington. May 2013].
Poster Presentations
  1. Morbitzer KA, Jordan JD, Durr EA, Rhoney DH. Vancomycin pharmacokinetic parameters in patients with acute brain injury undergoing controlled normothermia. 2014;34(10):A40E. [American College of Clinical Pharmacy Annual Meeting, Austin, Texas. October 2014].
  1. Morbitzer KA, Jordan JD, Durr EA, Rhoney DH. Vancomycin pharmacokinetic parameters in patients with acute brain injury undergoing controlled normothermia. Neurocrit Care. 2014;21(S1):A96. [Neurocritical Care Society Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington. September 2014].
  1. Morbitzer KA, Jordan JD, Durr EA, Rhoney DH. Vancomycin pharmacokinetic parameters in patients with acute brain injury undergoing pentobarbital infusion or therapeutic hypothermia. Neurocrit Care. 2014;21(S1):A97. [Neurocritical Care Society Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington. September 2014].
  1. Morbitzer KA, Chiang J, Witenko CJ, Jordan JD, Durr EA, Rhoney DH. Glycemic control in controlled normothermia for acute brain injury. Neurocrit Care. 2014;21(S1):A62. [Neurocritical Care Society Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington. September 2014].
  1. Witenko CJ, Morbitzer KA, Chiang J, Durr EA, Jordan JD, Rhoney DH. Glycemic control in prolonged therapeutic hypothermia for acute brain injury. Neurocrit Care. 2014;21(S1):A72. [Neurocritical Care Society Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington. September 2014].
  1. Morbitzer KA, Rhoney DH. The impact of augmented renal clearance on levetiracetam pharmacokinetics in patients with traumatic brain injury. [Neurocritical Care Society Research Conference, Houston, Texas. August 2014].
  1. Morbitzer K, Taber D, Fleming J, Pilch N, Meadows H, Jordan C, Makowski C, Mardis A, Bratton C, Baliga P, Chavin K, McGillicuddy J. The impact of pre-existing and new onset diabetes on hepatitis C recurrence following liver transplantation. Am J Transplant. 2013;13(S5):A1073. [American Transplant Congress, Seattle, Washington. May 2013]
  1. Morbitzer K, Kuckewich L, Lim T, Makowski C, Hassig T, Wisniewski C. Evaluation of inappropriate parenteral nutrition in adults. [UHC Consortium Resident Poster Session, Las Vegas, Nevada. December 2012].
National

Frequently Encountered Questions in Neurocritical Care. American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting. December 2014. ACPE accredited continuing education program.

Regional

Acute Pain Management in the Intensive Care Unit. 17th Annual Procrastinator’s Marathon. Charlotte Area Health Education Center. December 2014. ACPE accredited continuing education program.

Institutional

Augmented Renal Clearance in Neurocritically Ill Patients. Department of Neurosurgery Grand Rounds. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. February 2015.

Augmented Renal Clearance, Nutrition Requirements, Glycemic Control, and Thermoregulation in Patients with Acute Brain Injury. Department of Neurology Grand Rounds. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. April 2014.

Transitions of Care: Impact of the Pharmacist. Medical University of South Carolina and South Carolina College of Pharmacy. April 2013. ACPE accredited continuing education program.

EDUCATION

Master of Professional Science in Biomedical and Health Informatics
Carolina Health Informatics Program
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: August 2015 – May 2017 (Anticipated)
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Translational and Clinical Research Curriculum
The North Carolina Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina: August 2013 – May 2015

Doctor of Pharmacy
Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Wayne State University
Detroit, Michigan: September 2008 – May 2012

RESIDENCY TRAINING

MUSC Medical Center and SC College of Pharmacy Residency Program
Post-Graduate Year One Pharmacy Practice Residency
Charleston, South Carolina: July 2012 – June 2013

FELLOWSHIP TRAINING

UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
Neurocritical Care Pharmacotherapy Academic Fellow
Chapel Hill, North Carolina: July 2013 – August 2015