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Daphne Bernard, Pharm.D.

Dr. Bernard received her Pharm.D. from Howard University College of Pharmacy and completed the Ambulatory Pharmaceutical Care Certification Program with the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy.  Also, she completed the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Anticoagulation Traineeship at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, Washington.  She has a particular interest in self-care utilizing over-the-counter drugs, her area of practice is Ambulatory Care Pharmacy with an emphasis on Anticoagulation therapy.  Dr. Bernard successfully implemented the Anticoagulation Management Service at Howard University Hospital in November of 1999 which serves a vital role in the hospital’s effort to improve drug therapy management. 

Dr. Bernard is a frequent speaker on anticoagulation therapy, self-care, and curriculum enhancement and has been an invited presenter at numerous annual meetings including the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Clinical Midyear Meeting, the National Institute on Aging Technical Assistance Workshop in San Francisco, California, the Nonprescription Medicines Academy, and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy.  Dr. Bernard is currently the editor of the District of Columbia Board of Pharmacy’s newsletter and has published in several peer-reviewed journals.  She is also a journal reviewer for the American Journal of Health Systems Pharmacy, Annals of Pharmacotherapy, Journal of Pharmacy Technology, and Hospital Pharmacy.  She has adapted cases for the Textbook for Therapeutics: Drug and Disease Management and has reviewed several textbooks, including the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists’ Anticoagulation Management Module.

Dr. Bernard is a member of the Anticoagulation Forum, National Association of Boards of Pharmacy, District of Columbia Board of Pharmacy, the Howard University College of Pharmacy and Pharmacal Sciences Alumni Association, the Nonprescription Medicines Academy,  Rho Chi Honor Society, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, American Pharmaceutical Association, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, and Kappa Epsilon Fraternity.  Dr. Bernard is a regular community volunteer and has participated in numerous health fairs including the United States Department of Defense Health Fair, the annual NBC4 Health and Fitness Expo, as well as the Howard University TRIO Math and Sciences Initiative Mentorship Program, and the biennial Concord Elementary School Career Day program.

Currently, Dr. Bernard’s research emphasis is on identifying risk factors for clinical toxicity in anticoagulation therapy, the benefit of pharmacy interventions in the ambulatory care setting, and self-care curriculum enhancement.

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