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Jamie J. Benken


Clinical Assistant Professor, College of Pharmacy - Pharmacy Practice
Clinical Assistant Professor, College of Medicine - Surgery
Organ Transplant Clinical Pharmacist, College of Pharmacy - Pharmacy Practice
Residency Program Director- Solid Organ Transplant Pharmacy PGY2, Pharmacy Practice

Contact

Address:

IL, 60612

Office Phone:

(312) 413-1741 (work)

Related Sites:

Teaching and Supervision

Spec Project in Pharm Pract (PMPR 390), 8/23/2021 – 12/3/2021
Clinical pharmacy: Inpatient Clinical Pharmacist in the ICU and Work-Life Balance (HON 201), 3/1/2021 – 3/31/2021
Adv Transplant Therapeutics (PMPR 347), 1/11/2021 – 4/30/2021
Adv Transplant Therapeutics (PMPR 347), 1/11/2021 – 4/30/2021
Adv Transplant Therapeutics (PMPR 347), 1/1/2021 – 5/1/2021
Drug Use in Renal Failure (PHR 5617 (Pharmacotherapeutics II) Malta), 1/1/2021 – 5/1/2021
Transplant Therapeutics Live Video-Linked Recitation (PHR 5617 (University of Malta)), 4/29/2020 – 4/29/2020
Clinical pharmacy: Inpatient Clinical Pharmacist in the ICU and Work-Life Balance (HON 201), 3/31/2020 – 3/31/2020
Adv Transplant Therapeutics (PMPR 347), 1/1/2020 – 5/1/2020

Selected Publications

Benken, Jamie, Lichvar, Alicia, Reticker, Anesia, Benedetti, Enrico, Velis, Effrossyni Votta, Campara, Maya. (2021). Impact of a pharmacy‐led nursing education on discharge opioid prescribing after kidney transplant. Journal of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. doi:10.1002/jac5.1543.

Lichvar, Alicia, Pierce, Dana, Benken, Jamie, West-Thielke, Patricia, Tzvetanov, Ivo, Benedetti, Enrico. (2021). Obesity impacts acute rejection but not allograft function improvement in the setting of belatacept conversion. Clinical Transplantation, 35, (6), e14290. doi:10.1111/ctr.14290.

Galen, K, WestThielke, P, Huber, M, Hetterman, E, Benken, J, Campara, M, Johnsen, M, Satterlee, M, Thielke, J. (2014). A Prospective, Randomized Study of Levofloxacin Prophylaxis for BK Viremia in Kidney Transplant Recipients.. Transplantation, 98, 554-555. doi:10.1097/00007890-201407151-01860.

Tzvetanov, I, Spaggiari, M, Joseph, J, Jeon, H, Thielke, J, Oberholzer, J, Benedetti, E. (2012). The Use of Bortezomib as a Rescue Treatment for Acute Antibody-Mediated Rejection: Report of Three Cases and Review of Literature. Transplantation Proceedings, 44, (10), 2971-2975. doi:10.1016/j.transproceed.2012.02.037.

Tzvetanov, Ivo, Spaggiari, Mario, Jeon, Hoonbae, Bhati, Chandra, Hassan, Sarah, Joseph, Jamie, Heinrich, Linley, Thielke, James, Setty, Suman, Oberholzer, Jose, Benedetti, Enrico. (2012). Rescue Splenectomy in a Case of Humoral Rejection in ABO-Incompatible Simultaneous Liver-Kidney Transplantation. Transplantation, 93, (2), e1-e2. doi:10.1097/tp.0b013e31823be816.

Professional Leadership

Pain Control Taskforce, University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System, 10/2018 - 8/31/2020

Solid Organ Transplant Quality Improvement Committee, University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System, 1/2014 - Present

Immunology/Transplantation PRN Nominations Committee, American College of Clinical Pharmacy, 2014 - 2014

Solid Organ Transplant Multidisciplinary Planning Committee, University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System, 3/2013 - Present

Patient Education Committee (IPEC), University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System, 2/2012 - 2018

Solid Organ Transplant Listing Committee, University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System, 7/2009 - Present

Solid Organ Transplant Guidelines Committee, University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System, 7/2009 - Present

Education

Degrees:
Doctorate in Pharmacy, University of Illinois at Chicago, United States, 2008
Bachelor of Science, University of Illinois at Chicago, United States, 2004

Postgraduate Training:
Teaching Certificate Program, University of Illinois at Chicago, United States, 2010
PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Resident, University of Illinois at Chicago, United States, 2009
PGY-2 Transplant Specialty Resident, University of Illinois at Chicago, United States, 2010
Pharm.D. In-house Oncall Program, University of Illinois at Chicago, United States, 2010

Licensures and Certifications

APhA Immunizer Certification, American Public Health Association, 6/2007 - Present
CPR Certification, American Heart Association, 6/2007 - Present
UIC Internal Review Board Investigator Certification, University of Illinois at Chicago, 4/2007 - Present
Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification, American Heart Association, 7/1/2008 - Present
Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist, Board of Pharmacy Specialties, 10/1/2011 - Present
Illinois Pharmacist License, Illinois State Board of Pharmacy, 6/1/2008 - Present

Selected Presentations

Benken, Jamie. (2021 April 29). Medication Optimization Through Pharmacist-Pharmacist Collaborations: Solid Organ Transplant. ACCP Spring Clinical Practice Forum. Virtual.
Benken, Jamie. (2020 October 27). Breaking the Mold: Hybrid Inpatient/Outpatient Clinical Pharmacy Services- Solid Organ Transplantation Practice. ACCP Annual Meeting. Virtual.
Benken, Jamie. (2020 September 17). Strategies for Opioid Minimization. ITPA Annual Symposium. Virtual.