Professional Bio

Education

  • Pharmacy Practice Residency, Mayo Clinic – Rochester, 2000-2001
  • Infectious Diseases Specialty Residency, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital / Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 2001-2002
  • Pharm.D., Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 2000
  • B.S. , Pharmacy, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 2000

Dr. Allana Sucher is an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice.  She graduated summa cum laude with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and Bachelor of Science from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey in 2000. She then completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and an Infectious Diseases Specialty Residency at a joint program provided through Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Dr. Sucher has been recognized as a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist since 2003. Prior to coming to Regis University, she was an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the Lloyd L. Gregory School of Pharmacy at Palm Beach Atlantic University, where she taught from 2002 to 2009.  She teaches primarily in the Integrated Pharmacotherapy Sequence at Regis University’s School of Pharmacy, in their program’s unique integrated, Team-Based Learning curriculum.  Her main goal as a teacher is for students to not only understand and retain information, but to develop critical thinking skills that will enhance their ability to perform as effective practitioners.

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Expertise & Certifications

  • Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist, December 2003
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification, September 2000
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification, September 2000

Research & Scholarship

Research Interests

Pharmacokinetics; the impact of physician-prescribing on patient outcomes; the influence of elective coursework on pharmacy students' beliefs and confidence level.

Recent Publications

Chahine E, Sucher A, Mantei K*.  (2014). Fidaxomicin: a novel macrolide antibiotic for Clostridium difficile infection.  The Consultant Pharmacist,29,614-24.

Sucher A, Guzman A*.  (2014). Prevention and management of respiratory viruses.  U.S. Pharmacist, 39(7),HS2-HS6.

Chahine, E., Chamoun, J.*, Taleho, M.*, Sucher A.  (2013).  Update on the management of Streptococcal pharyngitis.  U.S. Pharmacist, 38(7), 51-56.

Sucher A.  Meningitis.  (2013).  In:  Attridge RL, Miller ML, Moote R, Ryan L, eds.  Internal Medicine: A  Guide to Clinical Therapeutics.  1st ed.  New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., 197.

Sucher A, Gunderson N*, Sucher B.  (2014). Management of Occupational Exposure to HIV.  U.S. Pharmacist, 39(4), HS18-HS24.

Sucher, A., Potnis, D.*, & Hartman, J.* (2013). Infections in Pregnancy. US Pharmacist, 38(9), 12–16.

Sucher, A. J., & Clapp, P. (2012). 2 CE Credits-Special Considerations for the Treatment of HIV in Women. US Pharmacist, 37(9), 62.

Sucher A, Chahine E, Nelson M, Sucher B. Prevnar 13, the New 13-Valent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine. The Annals of Pharmacotherapy. 2011; 45:1516-24.

Sucher B, Sucher A. Hypertension: A Review of Evidence-Based Treatment Options and Strategies. Module component (10 continuing education credit hours) of a 12-week certification course in drug therapy management in lipid and hypertensive disorders titled "Medication Therapy Management for Patients with Lipid and Hypertensive Disorders: A Practice-Based Activity for Pharmacists" provided by the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. Available May 2011 to May 2014 at: https://aces.dce.ufl.edu/Courses/Course.aspx?cId=315&ppId=ada87b24-a63d-44b4-8e6c-ac58e11a3810.

Sucher A, Inge L, Sucher B. Update on sexually transmitted diseases and HIV. U.S. Pharmacist 2011;36:77-87.

Sucher A, Smith S.* Update on the treatment of acute uncomplicated cystitis and pyelonephritis in women. U.S. Pharmacist 2011;36:39-43.

Chahine E, Sucher A. An update on Clostridium difficile infection. Drug Topics 2010;154(12):30-41.

Sucher B, Sucher A, Clapp P. Type 2 diabetes mellitus: the role of the pharmacist in minimizing the risks of hypoglycemia. Pharmacy Times 2010;09.10:103-12.

Sucher A, Sucher B, Randall C. Update on upper respiratory tract infections. Drug Topics 2010;154:28-37.

Recent Presentations

Sucher A.  An Overview of Hepatitis C Virus.  Invited speaker for AbbVie Inc.:  Las Vegas, NV: May 2014.

Lalama, J, McCollum, M, Nelson, M, Sucher, A, Sucher, B, Carter, R. A Pathway to a Principled Pharmacist: Using Reflection Throughout the Curriculum to Guide the Way. Presentation at the American Association of College of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. Poster. July 2013.

Sucher, A., Suit, L., Houser, J., Burt L., Luckey, S., & Roysden, D. Relational aggression in health professions students. American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) Virtual Poster Symposium, May 2013.

Suit, L., Houser, J., Luckey, S., Sucher, A., Burt, L., & Roysden, D.  Relational aggression in health professions students. Western Institute of Nursing, Anaheim, CA. First runner up in Best Poster Contest. April 12, 2013.

Suit, L., Houser, J., Luckey, S., Sucher, A., Burt, L., & Roysden, D. Relational aggression in health professions students. 24th Annual Rocky Mountain Interdisciplinary Research and Evidence-Based Practice Symposium, Aurora, CO. March 1, 2013.

Suit, L., Houser, J., Luckey, S., Sucher, A., Burt, L., & Roysden, D.  Relational aggression in health professions students. Metro State University Teacher-Scholar Forum. Denver, CO. February 22, 2013.

Suit, L., Houser, J., Burt, L., Sucher, A., Luckey, S., & Roysden, D. Relational aggression in health professions students. Western Institute of Nursing Conference. Anaheim, CA. 2013.

Goldwire, M., Moote, R., Sucher, A.S., & McCollum, M.  Interprofessional Experiences at Regis University School of Pharmacy. 2012 AACP Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL. 2012.

McCollum, M., Sucher, A.J., Haight, R., Shea, L., Lalama, J., Martell, C., & Luckey, S. W. PCAT Scores are Predictive of Student Performance in an Integrated Team-Based Learning Curriculum. 2012 AACP Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL. 2012.

Sarmiento C, Sucher A, Volk S. Treatment of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Infections. Colorado Pharmacists Society Annual Fall Meeting, Denver Tech Center, CO. October 2011.

Goldwire M, Moote, R, Brunner J, Sucher A, Burt L. "An Active Multidisciplinary Approach to Teaching Drug Information and Literature Evaluation Skills." Poster Presentation: Team Based Learning Collaborative Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, NV. March 11.

Seybert A, Moote R, Clark D, McCollum M, Nelson M, Sucher A. Progressive learning strategies for foundations in critical thinking. Workshop: American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA. July 2010.

Luckey S, Nelson M, Sucher A, Sucher B, Moote R, Clark D, Allison S, McCollum M, Paulsen S. Supporting active learning in teams: using team-based learning (TBL) to deliver an integrated pharmacy curriculum. Poster Presentation: American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA. July 2010.

Clark D, Sucher A, Moote R, Malhotra J, Hajner M, Paulsen S. Participant impressions of multiple mini-interview (MMI) use in interviewing student applicants. Poster Presentation: American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA. July 2010.

 

*denotes a pharmacy student

 

Awards & Recognition

Suit, L., Houser, J., Burt, L., Sucher, A., Luckey, S., & Roysden, D. First runner-up for best poster. Relational aggression in health professions students. Western Institute of Nursing Conference. Anaheim, CA; April 2013.

Sucher A, Martell C. Student Society Development Grant. American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, $750, July 2011-May 2012