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Leslie A. Briars


Clinical Associate Professor, College of Pharmacy - Pharmacy Practice
Pediatric Clinical Pharmacist, Hospital and Health Sciences System Child and Youth Center

Contact

Address:

840 S Wood St M/C 886, Chicago, IL

Office Phone:

(312) 413-1920 (work)

Email:

las@uic.edu

Related Sites:

Teaching and Supervision

Introduction to Patient Care (PHAR 414), 1/1/2020 – Present
Management of the HIV patient (PMPR 385), 1/1/2020 – Present
PDAT 6: Infectious Diseases (PHAR 506), 1/14/2019 – 5/10/2019
Pathophysiology, Drug Action, & Therapeutics: Advanced Disease Management (PHAR 510), 2019 – Present
Pediatric Therapeutics (PMPR 378), 8/27/2018 – 12/7/2018
Pediatric Therapeutics (PMPR 378), 8/27/2018 – 12/7/2018
Experiential IV – IPPE (PHAR 354), 1/16/2018 – 5/4/2018
PDAT 1: Self-Care (PHAR 501), 1/16/2018 – 5/4/2018
PDAT 6: Infectious Diseases (PHAR 506), 1/16/2018 – 5/4/2018

Selected Grants

“A retrospective review of 25,OH vitamin D levels in children with chronic kidney disease.”., 2009 - 2009, No Obligated Amount Set; No Anticipated Amount Set

“A retrospective review of 25,OH vitamin D levels in children with chronic kidney disease.”., 2009 - 2009, No Obligated Amount Set; No Anticipated Amount Set

Pediatric Community Asthma Initiative, Illinois Department of Public Aid., 7/2001 - 7/2002, Obligated Amount: $7500; Anticipated Amount: $1089879

Children and Adolescent Center/Child & Youth Center., 2001 - Present, Obligated Amount: $10000; Anticipated Amount: $10000

Enhancing Lecture Skills in the Health Professions, Campus Research Board., 2000 - 2001, Obligated Amount: $13863; Anticipated Amount: $13863

Potential Use of Liquid HIV Medications with the Rx medibottle., The Medicine Bottle Company., 1998 - 1998, Obligated Amount: $6580; Anticipated Amount: $6580

Medication adherence in HIV-infected children, Pediatric Aids Chicago (PAC)., 1998 - 2006, No Obligated Amount Set; No Anticipated Amount Set

"Patient Acceptance of a Liquid Medication Delivery System (Rx medibottle).", The Medicine Bottle Company., 1996 - 1997, Obligated Amount: $6562; Anticipated Amount: $6562

Selected Publications

Brown, Sara W, Oliveri, Lauren M, Ohler, Kirsten H, Briars, Leslie. (2019). Identification of Errors in Pediatric Prescriptions and Interventions to Prevent Errors: A Survey of Community Pharmacists. The Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 24, (4), 304-311. doi:10.5863/1551-6776-24.4.304.

Morris, Jennifer L, Briars, Leslie A, Kraus, Donna M. (2019). Characterization of clinical pharmacy services in a pediatric HIV clinic. Journal of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, 2, (5), 455-461. doi:10.1002/jac5.1077.

Lee, Wan-Ju, Lee, Todd A, Calip, Gregory S, Suda, Katie J, Briars, Leslie, Schumock, Glen T. (2018). Risk of Serious Bacterial Infection Associated With Tumor Necrosis Factor–Alpha Inhibitors in Children and Young Adults With Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, 24, (4), 883-891. doi:10.1093/ibd/izx080.

Lampkin, Stacie J, Gildon, Brooke, Benavides, Sandra, Walls, Kelly, Briars, Leslie. (2018). Considerations for Providing Ambulatory Pharmacy Services for Pediatric Patients. The Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 23, (1), 4-17. doi:10.5863/1551-6776-23.1.4.

Endriukaitis, Lauren A, Briars, Leslie A, Bursua, Adam J. (2017). Encouraging pharmacist intervention and standardization of labeling and dispensing of oral liquid medications. Journal of the American Pharmacists Association, 57, (3), 412-413. doi:10.1016/j.japh.2017.02.027.

Lee, Wan-Ju, Lee, Todd A, Suda, Katie J, Calip, Gregory S, Briars, Leslie, Schumock, Glen T. (2017). Risk of serious bacterial infection associated with tumour necrosis factor-alpha inhibitors in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis.. Rheumatology, 57, (2), 273-282. doi:10.1093/rheumatology/kex049.

Lee, Wan‐Ju, Briars, Leslie, Lee, Todd A, Calip, Gregory S, Suda, Katie J, Schumock, Glen T. (2016). Use of Tumor Necrosis Factor‐Alpha Inhibitors in Children and Young Adults With Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis or Rheumatoid Arthritis. Pharmacotherapy The Journal of Human Pharmacology and Drug Therapy, 36, (12), 1201-1209. doi:10.1002/phar.1856.

Lee, Wan-Ju, Briars, Leslie, Lee, Todd A, Calip, Gregory S, Suda, Katie J, Schumock, Glen T. (2016). Top-down Versus Step-up Prescribing Strategies for Tumor Necrosis Factor Alpha Inhibitors in Children and Young Adults with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, 22, (10), 2410-2417. doi:10.1097/mib.0000000000000880.

Briars, Leslie, Todd, Timothy. (2016). A Review of Pharmacological Management of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. The Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 21, (3), 192-206. doi:10.5863/1551-6776-21.3.192.

Education

Degrees:
Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Wisconsin–Madison, United States, 1993
Bachelor of Science, University of Wisconsin–Madison, United States, 1991
BA, Loras College, United States, 1989

Postgraduate Training:
ASHP-accredited Pediatric Pharmacy Residency, Children's Hospital, United States, 1995
ASHP-accredited Pharmacy Practice Residency, University Medical Center, United States, 1994

Licensures and Certifications

Based Immunization Delivery: A Certificate Program for Pharmacists, APhA Pharmacy, 1999 - Present
Pharmacist, Illinois Board of Pharmacy, 1995 - Present
Pharmacist, Ohio Board of Pharmacy, 1994 - Present
Pharmaceutical Care for Patients with Asthma, APhA Pharmacy, 1998 - Present