MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Xiaoyun (Lucy) Pan, Ph.D., assistant professor in the West Virginia University School of Pharmacy Department of Pharmaceutical Systems and Policy, has received an American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) 2012 New Investigator Award in the amount of $9,240.
 
The New Investigator Awards provide support for new pharmacy faculty members to conduct their research. Dr. Pan joined the WVU School of Pharmacy in May 2010.
 
Pan’s research, “The Effect of Medicare's Payment Cuts on Treatment Choice and Outcomes,” will study how reduction in Medicare payments affects a Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma patient’s treatment — through the type of medications prescribed and if alternate medication choices change the outcome of the patient’s health.
 
Pan hopes that through this study, policy makers will become aware and better understand how the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003 affected cancer chemotherapy treatments and additional care.
 
“Ultimately, this research will deliver an important message on how payment reform affects the outcome of a patient’s health,” Pan said.
 
Pan will present her findings at the AACP Annual Meeting in July 2013.


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For more information: Amy Newton, School of Pharmacy, 304-293-7192