Amy M. Pick, PharmD, BCOP
Amy M. Pick, PharmD, BCOP

Amy M. Pick, PharmD, BCOP

Associate Professor
Director, Faculty and Staff Development
School of Pharmacy and Health Professions

Expertise/Specializations

  • Oncology

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Pharmacy Practice

Position

  • Associate Professor

Teaching Activity

  • PHA 413: Pharmacotherapeutics I Lecturer
  • PHA 414: Pharmacotherapeutics II Instructor of Record
  • PHA 415: Pharmacotherapeutics III Lecturer
  • PHA 416: Pharmacotherapeutics III Lecturer

Biography

Dr. Amy Pick is an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Director of Faculty and Staff Development at Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions in Omaha, NE.

Amy received her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Nebraska Wesleyan University and her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Nebraska Medical Center.  She completed a pharmacy practice residency at The Nebraska Medical Center with significant time spent in oncology.  In 2007, Amy became a Board Certified Oncology Pharmacist (BCOP).  She is a member of Hematology-Oncology Pharmacists Association (HOPA) serving as past Chair of the BCOP recertification continuing education committee, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and American College of Clinical Pharmacy.

Amy has received numerous teaching and service honors at Creighton University including Outstanding Educator of the Year, the Pete Ellerbeck Award in the School of Pharmacy, Rho Chi Excellence in Teaching Award, Father Don Driscoll Ignatian Service Award and Phi Lambda Sigma’s Chapter Alumni of the Year Recipient. 

In her free time, Amy enjoys spending time with her husband and four boys, who are quite active in sports. 

Education

  • Bachelor of Science Biochemistry and Molecular Biology- Nebraska Wesleyan University
  • Doctor of Pharmacy- University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • Pharmacy Practice Residency- Nebraska Medical Center

Certifications

2011-2012 E-learning and technology fellowship. Creighton University. 2011 American Heart Association-Basic Life Support/Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (renewal) 2007-present Board Certified Oncology Pharmacist (BCOP) Renewed certification in 2014; valid until 2021 2005 Certificate of Completion for Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery from American Pharmacists Association 2003-present State of Nebraska Pharmacist #11890 2003 Certificate of Completion for the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy 2002-2003 National Novo Nordisk Diabetes Research Scholar Program 2002 Certificate of Completion for the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy 2001-2002 National Merck Research Scholar Program 2001 Certificate of Completion for Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery from the Nebraska Pharmacists Association 2000 Certificate of Completion for Professional Compounding Centers of America (PCCA) Pharmacy Student Training Class

Publications and Presentations

Books

  • Rao K, Pick AM. Multiple myeloma. In: Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiological Approach. Dipiro J, Talbert R, Yee G, Matzke G, Wells B, Posey L, Ed’s. (10th Ed). McGraw-Hill, New York. In manuscript preparation. To be printed 2016., McGraw-Hill, 2016
  • Nystrom KK, Pick AM. Nausea and Vomiting. In: Naplex Review Textbook. (2nd Ed.). McGraw-Hill, New York., McGraw-Hill, 2015
  • Pick AM. Chronic Leukemias and Multiple Myeloma. In: Pharmacotherapy Principles and Practices. (4th Ed.). McGraw-Hill, New York. In review., McGraw-Hill, 2015
  • Nystrom KK, Pick AM. Nausea and Vomiting. In: Pharmacotherapy Casebook. (9th Ed.). McGraw-Hill, New York., McGraw-Hill, 2014
  • Pick AM. Chronic Leukemias and Multiple Myeloma. In: Pharmacotherapy Principles and Practices. (3nd Ed.). McGraw-Hill, New York. Chapter 96. 2013, pp 1671-1686., McGraw-Hill, 1671-1686, 2013
  • Pick, A. M., Yee, G. C. Tamoxifen Pharmacogenomics in Breast Cancer, Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach, 7e, 2009
  • Pick, A. M., Devetten, M., McGuire, T. R. Chronic Leukemias, Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach, 2281-2294, 2008
  • Pick, A. M., McGuire, T. R. Chronic Leukemia and Myeloma, Pharmacotherapy Principles and Practice, 1415-1424, 2007

Articles

  • Pick, Amy M., Nystrom, Kelly K. Nonchemotherapy Drug-Induced Neutropenia and Agranulocytosis: Could Medications be the Culprit?, Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 27, 447-452, 2014
  • McCue, Debbie A., Lohr, Lisa K., Pick, Amy M. Improving Adherence to Oral Cancer Therapy in Clinical Practice, Pharmacotherapy, 34, 481-494, 2014
  • Pick AM, Wehrer M, Nystrom KK. Multiple myeloma: An overview of the disease and treatment options. US Pharmacist, 2014:39(1); (Specialty&Oncology suppl):7-11., US Pharmacist, 39(1), 7-11, 2014
  • Pick AM. Pharmacists as gatekeepers for temperature controlled medications. PowerPak and Postgraduate Healthcare Education. CE program from May 2014-2016. Available at http://www.powerpak.com/course/preamble/110157, 2014
  • Nystrom, Kelly K., Pick, Amy M. An Oncology Pharmacy Practice Elective Course for Third-Year Pharmacy Students, American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 77, 1-5, 2013
  • Pick AM, Henriksen B, Hamilton W, Monaghan MS. Essential Information for Mentoring Students Interested in Residency Training. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning, 2013:5:546-554., Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning, 5, 546-554, 2013
  • Pick AM. A shifting paradigm in the management and treatment of renal cell carcinoma: An overview for the specialty pharmacist. Specialty Pharmacy Education Center. 2-hour continuing education program, 2013
  • Pick AM. BCR-ABL testing in the management of chronic myelogenous leukemia. Power-Pak needs assessment., 2013
  • Pick AM. How to write an effective letter of recommendation. Office of Faculty Development and Assessment Newsletter. Creighton University. June 2012., 2012
  • Pick AM. Home care of the oncology patient: The Pharmacist’s role in the patient management and safe handling of oral chemotherapy. Postgraduate Health Education, Power-Pak Continuing Education. May 2012., 2012
  • Pick AM, Risoldi ZC. Identification of biomarkers in pazopanib treated patients with renal cell carcinoma. Transl Androl Urol 2012., Translational Andrology and Urology, 2012
  • Pick AM, Nystrom KK. Clinical review of pazopanib. Clin Ther. 2012;34(3):511-20. Epub 2012 Feb 16., Clinical Therapeutics, 34(3), 511-520, 2012
  • Pick AM, DeSimone E. Pancreatic cancer: insidious and deadly. US Pharmacist, 2011; 36(3): Oncology suppl:3-8., US Pharmacist, 36(3), 3-8, 2011
  • Pick, A. M., Nystrom, K. K. Fatal hepatic and renal toxicity as a complication of trabectedin therapy for radiation-induced sarcoma, Journal of oncology pharmacy practice, 16, 269-272, 2010
  • Pick, A. M., DeSimone, E., Harris, J. The management of postoperative pain, U.S. Pharmacist, 35, HS2, 2010
  • Pick, A. M., Neff, W. J., Nystrom, K. K. Temozolomide-induced desquamative skin rash in a patient with metastatic melanoma, Pharmacotherapy, 28, 406-409, 2008
  • Massoomi, F., Neff, B., Pick, A. M., Danekas, P. L. Implementation of a safety program for handing hazardous drugs in a community hospital, AJHP, 65, 861-865, 2008
  • Pick, A. M., Massoomi, F., Neff, W. J., Danekas, P. L., Stoysich, A. M. A safety assessment tool for formulary candidates, American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, 63, 1269-1272, 2006

Publications

  • Pick AM, Hamilton W, Christensen K, Monaghan M. Using Assessment Data to Revise Pharmacotherapeutics Case Studies. Creighton University Assessment Symposium. 2/15., 2015
  • Packard K, Jones R, Coover K, Ryan-Haddad, Pick A, White N, Risoldi Z, Friedman S, Burke R, Qi Y. Evaluation of Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience Service-Learning Reflections: Effect of Providing Instructor Feedback. Submitted to AACP 2015 Annual Meeting., 2015
  • Liu R, Smith K, Pick AM, Tilleman J. Interdisciplinary faculty perceptions of traditional vs infographic resumes: a pilot study. ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, student poster session. December 2013., 2013
  • Pick AM and Nystrom KK. Development of an oncology pharmacy elective for third-year pharmacy students. AACP 2011 Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX. July 2011, 2011
  • Pick AM, Elsasser G, Foral P. A faculty-initiated mentoring program for fourth year pharmacy students seeking postgraduate training. AACP 2011 Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX. July 2011, 2011

Presentations

  • “Review of New Pain Medications” Creighton University Medical Center’s 14th Annual Pain Management Conference Continuing Education (CME/ACPE), Omaha, NE, 3/15. Over 150 in attendance, 2015
  • “Debate on Bone-Modifying Agents: Denosumab vs Zoledronic Acid” Hematology Oncology Pharmacists Association (HOPA) Continuing Education (ACPE), Austin, TX, 3/15, 2015
  • “Update on Treatment Strategies in the Management of Gastric and GE Junction Cancers” Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) Continuing Education, San Diego, CA 10/14, 2014
  • “Review of New Pain Medications” Creighton University Medical Center’s Annual Pain Management Conference-13th Annual Continuing Education (CME/ACPE), Omaha, NE, 3/14. Over 150 in attendance, 2014
  • “Chronic Pain Management” Interprofessional Seminar Series Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions Omaha, NE, 9/13, 2013
  • “Drug updates” Creighton University Medical Center’s Annual Pain Management Conference Continuing Education (CME/ACPE), Omaha, NE, 3/13. Over 100 in attendance, 2013
  • “Management of Bone Health in Patients with Cancer” Upper Midwest Oncology Network 2nd Annual Conference Continuing Education (CME/ACPE), Minneapolis, MN 11/14, 2012
  • “Using an electronic health record to simulate real-world experiences in therapeutics and skills laboratory courses” American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting Orlando, FL 7/12, 2012
  • “Pain in the geriatric patient” Creighton University Medical Center’s Annual Pain Management Conference Continuing Education (CME/ACPE), Omaha, NE, 9/11. Over 80 in attendance, 2011
  • “HCG diets and Dukan diets…do they work? 6th Annual Breast/Gyn Cancer symposium Conference, Nebraska Methodist Hospital, Omaha, NE, 10/11 (Continuing Education for MD, NP, PA and RN) Also presented this topic at Claiming Your Future, Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center, 6/11. Over 80 attendees (cancer survivors and family members), 2011

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Oncology
    Postgraduate Training
    Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Awards and Honors

  • Class of 2014 Educator of the Year, Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions; Awarded by Distance Pharmacy Class, 2013
  • Phi Lambda Sigma Excellence in Leadership Award, Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, 2012
  • Rho Chi Educator of the Year, Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, 2012
  • Class of 2013 Educator of the Year, Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions; Awarded by Campus Pharmacy Class, 2012
  • Class of 2012 Educator of the Year, Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions; Awarded by Distance Pharmacy Class, 2011
  • Dr. Pete Ellerbeck Award Winner for Outstanding Pharmacy Educator of the Year, Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions; Awarded by 2nd, 3rd and 4th year pharmacy students, 2011