Samuel C. Augustine, BS Pharm, PharmD
Samuel C. Augustine, BS Pharm, PharmD

Samuel C. Augustine, BS Pharm, PharmD

Professor
Coordinator, Dean's Office
School of Pharmacy and Health Professions

Expertise/Specializations

  • Nuclear Pharmacy
  • Compounded Sterile Preparations

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Pharmacy Practice

Position

  • Professor

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Pharmacy University of Nebraska Medical Center, May, 1973
  • Doctor of Pharmacy University of Nebraska Medical Center, May, 1979

Certifications

  • Board Certified Nuclear
  • Pharmacist Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties
  • Specialty Council on Nuclear Pharmacy August 1982 to December 2005

Publications and Presentations

Books

  • Augustine, Sam C. Chapter 40 - Oral Bioavailability of Creatine Supplements: Insights into Mechanism and Implications for Improved Absorption, Nutrition and Enhanced Sports Performance, 395-403, 2013
  • Miller D, Augustine S, Robinson D, Vennerstrom J, Wagner J, Oral Bioavailability of Creatine Supplements in Nutrition and Enhanced SportsPerformance: Recommendations for Muscle Building, Nutrition and Enhanced Sports Performance, 1st Edition Muscle Building, Endurance, and Strength 1st Edition, Elsevier, 2013., Elsevier Science Ltd., 2013
  • Augustine S, Rutar F, Holdeman K, Jacobson D, Dalrymple G, Radionuclide Generators: Design, Operation, and Clinical Utility, in Nuclear Medicine, Mosby Elsevier, 2006., Elsevier/Mosby, 2006

Articles

  • Castillo, Shana, Begley, Kimberley, Hoie, Eric, Elsasser, Gary, Augustine, Sam Brown Bag' Simulations to Teach Drug Utilization Review, American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 78, Article 40 (5 pages), 2014
  • Augustine S United State Pharmacopeia and the National Formulary USP37-NF32 Chapter <795> Pharmaceutical Compounding Nonsterile Preparations, Nebraska Mortar and Pestle, 77 (4), 15-23, 2014
  • Weatherman K, Augustine S, Christoff J, Galbraith, W, Assessing the Stability of Common Radiopharmaceuticals Compounded and Utilized Outside of Package Insert Guidelines., International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding, 17(3), 238-246, 2013
  • Weatherman K, Augustine S, Christoff J, Galbraith, W, Establishing Benchmark Rates of Microbial and Bacterial Endotoxin Contamination for Radiopharmaceuticals Compounded in Commercial Nuclear Pharmacy Settings. Int J Pharm Cmpdg 17(2), 168-174, 2013., International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding, 17(2), 168-174, 2013
  • Shrewsbury, Robert, Augustine, Sam, Birnie, Christine, Nagel, Karen, Ray, Dipan, Ruble, James, Scolaro, Kelly, Adams, Jennifer A. Assessment and Recommendations of Compounding Education in AACP Member Institutions, American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 76, S9, 2012
  • Begley, Kimberley J., Coover, Kelli L., Tilleman, Jennifer A., Haddad, Ann M. R., Augustine, Samuel C. Medication therapy management training using case studies and the MirixaPro platform, American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 75, 49-49, 2011
  • Augustine S USP Delegate Convention Report., Nebraska Mortar and Pestle, 73(3), 24-25, 2010
  • Scott, D. M., Boyd, S. T., Stephan, M., Augustine, S. C., Reardon, T. P. Outcomes of pharmacist-managed diabetes care services in a community health center, American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, 63, 2116-2122, 2006
  • Boyd, S. T., Scott, D. M., Augustine, S. C. Exercise for low-income patients with diabetes - A continuous quality improvement project, Diabetes Educator, 32, 385-393, 2006
  • Augustine S Revision Status of USP Chapter <797> Pharmaceutical Compounding – Sterile Preparations SNM Newsline., Journal of Nuclear Medicine, 46, 15-16N, 2005
  • Augustine S, Svoboda A. A Review of USP Chapters <795> and <797> - Their Impact on the Practice of Pharmacy in the State of Nebraska., Nebraska Mortar and Pestle, 67(12), 24-27, 2004

Publications

  • Augustine S United State Pharmacopeia and the National Formulary USP37-NF32., Nebraska Mortar and Pestle, 77(2), 17-23, 2014
  • Augustine S A Review of United States Pharmacopeia General Chapter <797> “Pharmaceutical Compounding Sterile Preparations” Society of Nuclear Medicine Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment Program (LLSAP), Submitted: September, 2009., Society of Nuclear Medicine, 2009
  • Augustine S Aseptic Processing of Radiopharmaceuticals as CSPs in Nuclear Medicine and Nuclear Pharmacy Practice - Requirements of USP Chapter <797> Pharmaceutical Compounding – Sterile Preparations, Technologist Section, CE Online, March 5, 2008, Society of Nuclear Medicine, 2008
  • Augustine S USP Chapter <797> Pharmaceutical Compounding – Sterile Preparations: Its Impact on Nuclear Medicine and Nuclear Pharmacy Practice, Technologist Section, CE Online, January 31, 2008., Society of Nuclear Medicine, 2008
  • McGuire T, Scott D, Augustine S, Nyugen Y, Ward K, Leybold M, Heffelfinger M. Impact of prescription drug expense on low-income women with hypertension, dyslipidemia and diabetes in the state of Nebraska., Clinical Research Registration Affiliation, 24, 49-56, 2007

Presentations

  • Augustine S Nuclear Pharmacy - Days of Future Past, Expert Perspectives on the Future of Nuclear Health Care, Cardinal Health, Nuclear Pharmacy Services National Field Meeting, Schaumburg, IL, June, 2014., 2014
  • Augustine S Application of NABP’s Pharmacy Curriculum Outcomes Assessment (PCOA) Tool in a Global Assessment Process at Creighton University, Advancing Quality in Pharmacy Education: Charting Accreditation’s Future, ACPE Conference, Atlanta, GA, September 14, 2012., 2012
  • Christensen K, Begley K, Augustine S, Pick A, Technology in Pharmacy Education SIG: Using an Electronic Health Record to Simulate Real-World Experiences in Therapeutics and Skills Lab Courses, AACP Annual Meeting, Kissimmee, FL, July 17, 2012., 2012
  • Begley K, Castillo S, Augustine S, Round table – Self-Care Therapeutics/Nonprescription Medicine SIG: The Best of Both Worlds: Integrating Self-Care and Nonprescription Therapeutics Into Pharmacy Skills Laboratories, AACP Annual Meeting, Kissimmee, FL, July 16, 2012., 2012
  • Augustine S Application of the Pharmacy Curriculum Outcomes Assessment (PCOA) at Creighton, Pharmacy Curriculum Outcomes Assessment Forum, NABP Headquarters, Mount Prospect, IL April 19, 2012., 2012
  • Augustine S USP <797>: Overview for Nuclear Pharmacy Operations, APhA Annual Meeting and Exposition, Seattle, WA, March 28, 2011., 2011
  • Coover K, Tilleman J, Begley K, Augustine S, Ryan-Haddad A, Jones R, Cantrell, E. Evaluation of Participation in Medication Therapy Management Services by Pharmacy Students on Advanced Practice Rotations, Annual Meeting of the American Pharmacists Association, Seattle Washington, March 25-29, JAPHA Vol 51:2, 2011., 2011
  • Weatherman K, Augustine S, Galbraith W, Christoff J, Assessing Stability of Various Radiopharmceutical Kits Compounded Outside of Package Insert Recommendations, J Am Pharm Assoc. 50: 290 (abstract 244) 50:2 Mar/Apr 2010., 2010
  • Tilleman J, Coover K, Begley K, Ryan-Haddad A, Augustine S, Nguyen T, Fujita L, Thieman C, Mobile Learning via Podcasts to Enhance Medication Therapy Management Training for Student Pharmacists,110th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, Boston, Massachusetts, July 18-22, 2009, AJPE Volume 73, Issue 4, 2009., 2009
  • Begley K, Oksman S, Tilleman J, Coover K, Ryan-Haddad A, Skradski J, Augustine S, Jackowski R, The Use of Case Studies and the MirixaPro Platform to Evaluate Medication Therapy Management Instruction, 110th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, Boston, Massachusetts, July 18-22, 2009, AJPE Volume 73, Issue 4, 2009., 2009
  • Begley K, O'Brien K, Moore F, Oksman S, Skradski J, Augustine S, Restructuring a Dispensing and Pharmaceutical Care Laboratory 110th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, Boston, Massachusetts, July 18-22, 2009, AJPE Volume 73, Issue 4, 2009., 2009
  • Coover K, Tilleman J, Begley K, Augustine S, Ryan-Haddad A, Jones R, Assessment of P4 Students’ Participation in Medication Therapy Management Services on Community Pharmacy Rotations, 111th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, Seattle Washington, July 10-14, 2009, AJPE Volume 74, Issue 5, 2010., 2009
  • Tilleman J, Mueting M, Augustine S, Promoting Safe Medication Disposal in Nebraska, 111th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, Seattle Washington, July 10-14, 2009, AJPE Volume 74, Issue 5, 2010., 2009
  • Turner P, Monaghan M, Augustine S, Matthews-Lopez J, Dolan S, Boyle M, Partnering with NABP to Assess a Dual Pathway Program, 111th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, Seattle Washington, July 10-14, 2009, AJPE Volume 74, Issue 5, 2010., 2009
  • Price P, Chau J, Kathol E, Wosick D, Monaghan M, Augustine S, Anderson C, Tilleman J, Psychiatric Pharmacy Practice in a Homeless Shelter’s Mental Health Clinic, CPNP 2009 Poster Abstracts, J Pharm Pract. 260-1 22:2 Apr 2009., 2009
  • Weatherman K, Augustine S, Christoff J, Galbraith W, Pesce M, Evaluating Microbial Contamination Rates of Radiopharmaceuticals Compounded in Commercial Nuclear Pharmacies, J Am Pharm Assoc. 49: 319 (abstract 272) 49:2 Mar/Apr 2009., 2009
  • Weatherman K, Augustine S, Christoff J, Galbraith W, Pesce M, Assessing Stability of Technetium 99m Sestamibi and Technetium 99m Mebrofenin when Compounded Outside of Package Insert Recommendations, J Am Pharm Assoc. 49: 318 (abstract 271) 49:2 Mar/Apr 2009, 2009
  • Augustine S USP Chapter<797> Pharmaceutical Compounding Sterile Preparations Missouri Valley Chapter of the Society of Nuclear Medicine Meeting Omaha, NE October 5, 2008., 2008
  • Augustine S, Newton, D, USP Chapter <797> Radiopharmaceuticals, Specialty CSPs, and Sterilization Methods, US Pharmacopeia Webinar Series, June 5, 2008., 2008
  • Augustine S The Impact of USP Chapter <797> Pharmaceutical Compounding-Sterile Preparations of Pharmacy Technician Practice, Alegent Pharmacy Technician Seminar, Lincoln, NE, November 7, 2007., 2007
  • Jones, R, Skrabal, M, Augustine, S, Elsasser, G, Malesker, M, Standardizing Assessment of Student Performance During Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPEs), American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, Orlando, FL, July 15, 2007., 2007
  • Begley, K, Ryan-Haddad, A, Coover, K, Lust, E, Augustine, S, O’Brien, K, Welcome to the Real World: Development of a Multi-Station Hands-On Geriatric Dispensing Laboratory, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, Orlando, FL, July 15, 2007., 2007
  • Augustine S The Status of USP Chapter <797>, Alegent Annual Membership Conference & Vendor Exposition, Omaha, NE. April 18 & 19, 2007, 2007
  • Augustine S. Directions in Pharmacy Education: The Role of the Pharmacist in Public Health - Colorectal Cancer Screening, Colorectal Cancer Dialogue: A Season for Change, Nebraska C.A.R.E.S. Conference, Lincoln, NE, November 3, 2006., 2006
  • Castillo S, Augustine S, Hamilton W, Padron V. Practice Based Nonprescription Product Intervention Lab Experience, Nonprescription Medicines Academy 2006 Conference, Cincinnati, OH, October 5-7, 2006., 2006
  • Shara M, Augustine S, Siracuse M. Predictors of Success in Pharmacy Calculations: Comparison of Entry-level Pharm D Students Enrolled in Campus and Web-based Pathways, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, San Diego, CA, July 10, 2006., 2006
  • Augustine S. Bioterrorism and Emergency Response – Role of the Healthcare Professional, 9th Annual Alegent NPG Health-Link Membership Conference, Lincoln, NE, May 17, 2006., 2006
  • Augustine S USP Chapter <797> Pharmaceutical Compounding – Sterile Preparations and Its Implications for Nuclear Medicine and Nuclear Pharmacy, Cardinal Health, Columbus, OH, April 11, 2006., 2006
  • Merchan J, Orsborn A, Augustine S. The Development, Implementation, and Management of a Medication Assistance Program (MAP) Utilization System for Acquiring Medications at No Cost in a Low-income Family Medicine Clinic, American Pharmacist Association Annual Meeting and Exposition, San Francisco, CA, March 19, 2006., 2006
  • Ryan S, Augustine S, Miller D, Vennerstrom J. Limited Survey of Products Claiming to Contain Creatine Ethyl Ester, 40th Midyear Clinical Meeting of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Las Vegas, NV, December 7, 2005, 2005
  • Orsborn A, Merchen J, Andrews E, Sass T, Augustine S. Student pharmacists’ development and implementation of an innovative prescription dispensing program in a low-income family medicine clinic, (SP86), 40th Midyear Clinical Meeting of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Las Vegas, NV, December, 2005, 2005
  • Augustine S Update on USP <797> Sterile Compounding Standards, Alegent NPG Health-Link Affiliates, Lincoln, NE, November 30, 2005., 2005
  • Augustine S The Impact of USP Compounding Chapters <795> and <797>, Nebraska Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting, North Platte, NE, July 16, 2005., 2005
  • Augustine S Addressing USP <797> Sterile Compounding Standards, How Do They Affect Your Pharmacy Practice? Alegent NPG Health-Link Affiliates, Lincoln, NE, May 25, 2005., 2005
  • Augustine S Rutar F. How to Incorporate Radioimmunotherapy – What it means to your institution and patients. Minneapolis, MN, November 3, 2004., 2004
  • Augustine S. Radiopharmacy - Nuclear Pharmacy Role in Bexxar Therapy, GSK/Corixa Preceptor Training UNMC, Omaha, NE, August 27, 2004., 2004
  • Augustine S Administration of the Bexxar Regimen, St. Luke’s Medical Center, Sioux City, IA, August 11, 2004, 2004
  • Augustine S. Radiopharmacy - Nuclear Pharmacy Role in Bexxar Therapy, GSK/Corixa Preceptor Training UNMC, Omaha, NE, April 23, 2004., 2004
  • Han H, Miller D, Wagner J, Augustine, S. Decrease Lactic Acid Production Following Creatine Treatment in Cultured Muscle Cells. American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientist, Salt Lake City, UT, October, 2003., 2003
  • Han H, Miller D, Robinson D, Vennerstrom J, Augustine S, Wagner J. Synthesis and Physico-Chemical Properties of Ester-Based Creatine Compounds. American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientist, Salt Lake City, UT, October, 2003., 2003
  • Scott D, Boyd S, Stephans M, Augustine S, Himmler B. Randomized Trial Comparing a Clinical Pharmacist as a Diabetes Lifestyle Coach to Standard of Care at the Siouxland Community Health Center (SCHC). American Diabetes Association 63rd Scientific Sessions, Poster Session, New Orleans LA, June, 2003, 2003
  • Boyd S, Scott D, Augustine S, Himmler B, Stephans M. The Impact of a Clinical Pharmacist Organizing and Managing a Diabetes Clinic at a Siouxland Community Health Center (SCHC). ACCP 2002 Meeting, Poster Session, Savannah, GA April 2002., 2002
  • Vose J, Bierman P, Lynch J, Gobar L, Augustine S, Dukat V, Bociek G, Tidmarsh G, Armitage J. Radioimmunotherapy with Bexxar combined with high-dose chemotherapy (HDC) followed by autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (ASCT) for refractory non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL): Synergistic results with no added toxicity. 37th Annual Meeting of ASCO, San Francisco, CA, May, 2001., 2001
  • Augustine S Radioimmunotherapy in the treatment of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma: The role of the pharmacist. Spring Symposium, California Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Pasadena, CA, March, 2001., 2001
  • Augustine S, Norenberg J, Tempero M, Gobar S, Devish K, Colcher D, Baranowska-Kortylewicz J, Rutar F. Evaluation of I-131 HuCC49?CH2 Monoclonal Antibody for translation to clinical studies. 35th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, December, 2000., 2000
  • Goel,A, Colcher D, Augustine S, Baranowska Kortylewicz J, Booth B, Pavlinkova G, Tempero M, Batra, S. (2000) Multivalent single-chain Fv of the monoclonal antibody CC49 for the diagnosis and therapy of Cancer. NCI 8th SPORE Investigators’ workshop, July 2000., 2000
  • Gobar L, Rutar F, Vose J, Augustine S. Efficacy of Patient Release Criteria & Instructions for Outpatient radioimmunotherapy of Lymphoma with Bexxar (131-Iodine Tositumomab), 47th Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, June, 2000., 2000
  • Tempero M, Leichner P, Harrison K, Baranowska-Kortylewicz J, Dalrymple G, Augustine S, Colcher D. The Emerging Role of Radiolabeled Antibodies in Cancer. Innovative Therapies in Cancer Treatment, Ravenna, Italy, November, 1995., 1995
  • Tempero M, Dalrymple G, Joshi S, Quadri S, Linder J, Augustine S, Leichner P. Cancer Therapy Using Radioimmunoconjugates - Implications for Breast Cancers, Pisa Symposia in Oncology Breast Cancer: From Biology to Therapy, Pisa, Italy, October, 1992., 1992
  • Tempero M, Dalrymple G, Colcher D, Joshi S, Quadri S, Linder J, Augustine S, Leichner P. Strategies for Radioimmunoconjugate Therapy - Clinical Trial Design, Symposium on MAb EMD 55 900 in Cancer Therapy, Wiesbaden, Germany, June, 1992., 1992

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

    • Radioimmunotherapy
    • Radiopharmaceutical Quality Assessment
    • Parenteral Preparations
    • Nutritional Supplementation
    • Quality Assessment – Professional Education Program
    • Pharmacy Law Licensure

Current Research Projects

    • Quality Assessment of Compounded Preparations

Grant Funding Received

  • Title: Development, Delivery and Assessment of Course for Student Pharmacists in Terrorist Threat, Surveillance and Emergency Response Training Date: July, 2006 – June, 2008 Amount: $11,500.00 Sponsor: Health Futures Foundation Grant Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions Principal Investigator: Samuel Augustine, Pharm.D.
  • Title: Clinical Pharmacy Demonstration Grant Date: February 1, 2000 – January 31, 2002 Amount: $354,000 Sponsor: Bureau of Primary Health Care Principal Investigators: Samuel Augustine, Pharm.D., David Scott, MPH, Ph.D.
  • Title: SHARING Clinic Medication Instruction Translation Project Date: July 1, 2000 – June 30, 2001 Amount: $4,500 Sponsor: NHS University Hospital Auxiliary Principal Investigator: Samuel Augustine, Pharm.D.
  • Title: Test of Radio-iodination Process for Anti-B1 Antibody Date: April 30, 1999 - April 29, 2000 Amount: $62,049 Sponsor: Coulter Pharmaceuticals Principal Investigator: Samuel Augustine, Pharm.D.
  • Title: Mobile learning via podcasts to enhance medication therapy management training for student pharmacists Date: November 2008 – July 2009 Amount: $7, 325 Sponsor: Pipeline for Innovation Grant Creighton University Principal investigator: Jennifer Tilleman, PharmD
  • Title: Bioterrorism Training and Curriculum Development Program Date: September 2005 – August 2008 Amount: $598,140 ($129,600 Creighton University) Sponsor: HHS/HRSA Principal investigator: Phyllis A. Muellenberg, MA UNMC School of Allied Health Professions
  • Title: Hope for the Future - American Pharmacists Association Academy of Students of Pharmacy /Pharmacy Services Support Center Project Awards Program Date: January 2004 – January 2005 Amount: $2,000 Sponsor: APhA – PSSC/HRSA Principal investigator: Cassie Harrison
  • Title: Wisewomen Program Grant Date: November 1, 2002 - October 31, 2004. Amount: $50,000 Sponsor: Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Principal investigator: Tim McGuire, Pharm.D.
  • Title: SHARING with Our Community (APhA/Merck Student Pharmacy Project Grant Program) Date: March 1, 2000 – February 28, 2001 Amount: $2,000 Sponsor: APhA - Merck Principal investigator: Keri Fakata

Awards and Honors

  • Dr. Pete Ellerbeck Memorial Award - 2016, Kappa Psi School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, 2016
  • Pete Ellerbeck Award, Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, 2016
  • Senior eFellow Creighton University - 2012 - 2013 and 2009-2010, 2013
  • Pharmacy Leadership Award - 2009, 2009
  • Incoming President Recognition Award - 2009, 2009
  • Educator of the Year - 2009, 2009
  • Daniel B. Smith Practice Excellence Award - 2009, 2009
  • Research Innovation Award - 2008, 2008
  • USP Award of Recognition - 2008, 2008
  • Outstanding Educator of the Year - 2007, 2007
  • William H. Briner Distinguished Achievement Award in Nuclear Pharmacy Practice, American Pharmaceutical Association Academy of Pharmacy Practice, 2002
  • Bowl of Hygeia Community Service Award, Nebraska Pharmacists Associate and Wyeth-Ayesrt, 2001
  • Fellow of the American Pharmaceutical Association - 1997, 1997
  • Founders Award, Syncor International, Inc, 1994
  • Innovative Pharmacy Practice Award, Nebraska Pharmacists Association, 1994
  • Outstanding Young Men of America - 1985, 1985