Biographies Speakers

Christina Aquilante, PharmD, FCCP, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Aurora, Colorado, USA. Dr. Aquilante received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and completed a pharmacy practice residency at Shands Hospital at the University of Florida. Following residency, she completed a post-doctoral fellowship in cardiovascular pharmacogenomics at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. Dr. Aquilante is actively involved in clinical cardiovascular pharmacogenomics research, with over 50 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters. Dr. Aquilante is the Chair-Elect of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Pharmacogenomics Special Interest Group (SIG). Dr. Aquilante represents the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) on the National Institutes of Health (NIH/NHGRI) Inter-Society Coordinating Committee for Practitioner Education in Genetics and Genomics (ISCC). Dr. Aquilante is also the co-chair of the Pharmacogenomics Implementation Committee Colorado (PICColo), a system-wide clinical pharmacogenomics implementation initiative at the University of Colorado Health. Dr. Aquilante is passionate about pharmacogenomics education. In 2014, she developed a required clinical pharmacogenomics course for all entry-level Pharm.D. students at the University of Colorado. In 2016, she developed a required clinical pharmacogenomics course for working pharmacists participating in the University of Colorado North American-Trained Pharm.D. (NTPD) and International-Trained Pharm.D. (ITPD) Programs. In 2017, she developed an online, practice-based pharmacogenomics certificate program for practicing pharmacists, and a 5-day (live) intensive clinical pharmacogenomics training symposium for pharmacists in Cairo, Egypt.