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Monazzah Akbar Sarwar


Clinical Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice

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Student Pharmacist Role in Community Pharmacy (PHAR 412), 1/10/2024 – Present
Spec Project in Pharm Pract (PMPR 390), 1/8/2024 – 4/26/2024
Spec Project in Pharm Pract (PMPR 390), 1/8/2024 – 4/26/2024
Spec Project in Pharm Pract (PMPR 390), 1/8/2024 – 4/26/2024
Undergrad Resrch Pharm Pract (PMPR 380), 1/8/2024 – 4/26/2024
Ophthalmic and Otic Drug Dispensing (PHAR 411), 11/13/2023 – Present
Clinical Aspects of Diabetes Mellitus (PMPR362), 11/8/2023 – Present
Spec Project in Pharm Pract (PMPR 390), 8/21/2023 – 12/1/2023
PHAR 412 Community Pharmacy, 1/25/2023 – 1/25/2023

Selected Grants

A Phase I/II Randomized Placebo-Controlled, Double-Blind, Single-Center, Tolerability And Preliminary Efficacy Clinical Trial Of Recombinant Human Deoxyribonuclease (Rhdnase) Eye Drops In Patients With Ocular Graft-Vs.-Host Disease, Genentech Foundation for Biomedical Sciences., 6/3/2019 - 7/10/2020, No Obligated Amount Set; No Anticipated Amount Set

Dr. Lim's study - EEI pharmacy to compound as needed based on patient randomization, Dr. Jennifer Lim Brimonidine study., 4/1/2019 - 9/21/2022, No Obligated Amount Set; No Anticipated Amount Set

borad-spectrum immunomodulatory eye drop to treat patients with severe dry eye (Dr. Sandeep Jain's grant), National Institutes of Health., Date Not Set - Present, No Obligated Amount Set; No Anticipated Amount Set

Selected Publications

★ Mun, Christine S, Surenkhuu, Bayasgalan, Chen, Yi-Fan, Atassi, Nour, Mun, Jessica, Kim, Christian, Sheth, Tanya, Sarwar, Monazzah Akbar, Pradeep, Anubhav, Jain, Sandeep. (2024). Recombinant Deoxyribonuclease I Eye Drops for Ocular Graft Versus Host Disease: Results of a Randomized Clinical Trial. Eye & Contact Lens Science & Clinical Practice, 50, (5), 233-240. doi:10.1097/icl.0000000000001078.

Roca, Daniela, Jain, Sandeep, Mun, Christine, Akbar Sarwar, Monazzah, Shorter, Ellen, Ortiz-Morales, Gustavo, Tarib, Imane, De La Cruz, Jose. (2024). Novel Management of Ocular Surface Inflammation in Patients With Ocular Graft-Versus-Host Disease in the Setting of Cataract Surgery. Eye & Contact Lens Science & Clinical Practice, 50, (4), 189-193. doi:10.1097/icl.0000000000001076.

★ Katz, Eitan A, Sunshine, Sarah, Mun, Christine, Sarwar, Monazzah, Surenkhuu, Bayasgalan, Pradeep, Anubhav, Jain, Sandeep. (2022). Combinatorial therapy with immunosuppressive, immunomodulatory and tear substitute eyedrops (“Triple Play”) in Recalcitrant Immunological Ocular Surface Diseases. The Ocular Surface, 23, 1-11. doi:10.1016/j.jtos.2021.11.002.

★ Kwon, Jieun, Surenkhuu, Bayasgalan, Raju, Ilangovan, Atassi, Nour, Mun, Jessica, Chen, Yi-Fan, Sarwar, Monazzah Akbar, Rosenblatt, Mark, Pradeep, Anubhav, An, Seungwon, Dhall, Nikhil, Mun, Christine, Jain, Sandeep. (2020). Pathological consequences of anti-citrullinated protein antibodies in tear fluid and therapeutic potential of pooled human immune globulin-eye drops in dry eye disease. The Ocular Surface, 18, (1), 80-97. doi:10.1016/j.jtos.2019.10.004.

Professional Leadership

West Campus Flu Clinic, Taylor St/EEI Pharmacy, 9/9/2022 - 9/9/2022

Ambulatory Care Network, 4/7/2022 - 5/31/2023

COVID vaccine testing and challenge desensitizations, 2/1/2021 - 4/30/2021

Formulate leucovorin eye drops, 12/28/2020 - 12/28/2020

Transition to EPIC, 9/12/2020 - 4/30/2021

Working through work stoppage in Sept overlapping with Go-live with EPIC, 9/11/2020 - 9/25/2020

Ophthalmology resident and fellow orientation, 7/16/2020 - Present

Assisting University of Maryland set-up GvHD clinic, 7/1/2020 - 12/30/2020

Amb Care Policy and Procedure Comm, 6/1/2020 - Present

Notable Honors

2022, Best Encore poster presentation, Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists (ICHP)

Licensures and Certifications

BCSCP, BPS, Date Not Set - Present