Victoria Tutag Lehr Pharm.D.

Victoria Tutag Lehr Pharm.D.

Title

Professor (Clinical)

Department

Pharmacy Practice

Office Location

EACPHS, Room 4144

Phone

313-993-7743

Email

vtlehr@med.wayne.edu

Victoria Tutag Lehr Pharm.D.

Degrees and Certifications

Education

  • Doctor of Pharmacy, Wayne State University, 1987
  • Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, Ferris State University, 1978

Pharmacist Licensure

  • Michigan (active)
  • Medication Therapy Management Training, Wayne State University, 2015

Positions and Employment

  • Professor (Clinical) of Pharmacy Practice, Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Wayne State University 
  • Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Pediatric Pain Management Program, Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, MI

Awards and Honors

  • ACCP Poster Competition 2nd place: Lead (Pb) inhibits insulin-activated AKT signaling and reduces glycogen in rat liver, ACCP Virtual Poster Symposium, 2018
  • FDA/NICHD Task Force for Newborn Drug Initiatives, 2003
  • Rho Chi National Honor Society, 1984

Professional Memberships

  • American Society Health Systems Pharmacists 
  • Michigan Pharmacist Association (MPA) 
  • Oakland County Pharmacists Association 
  • Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group 
    • General Pediatrics committee
    • Medication Safety committee
    • Program committee 
    • Ambulatory practice group
  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy 
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy 
    • Pediatrics Practice Research Network
    • Pain and Palliative Care Practice Research Networks
    • Pain and Palliative Care Program Committee 

Selected Committee Appointments

  • State of Michigan DHSS Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee – Chair (Appointed 2011; current term expires October 2019)
  • MDHHS Naloxone Implementation taskforce (2017-present)
  • MDHHS Data Driven Process Evaluation Initiative (DDPI) of the Naloxone Standing Order (2018-present): committee appointed by the CME, charged with the evaluation of the naloxone standing order throughout Michigan.
  • Resident Advisory Committee, Children's Hospital of Michigan

Wayne State University 

  • WSU Opioid Taskforce 2016-present
  • WSU Investigational Review Board-Scientist M1 member 2013-2020
  • WSU Investigational Review Board-Scientist M4-alternate 2013-2020
  • Academic Senate-2011-2012

Selected Professional Service

  • Michigan Higher Education Network 2015-present
  • Detroit Coalition Key Leaders Roundtable-Substance Prevention in Youth 2015-present
  • Pediatric Pain Management Multidisciplinary Practice Committee 2010-present
  • Clinical Pharmacy Specialist-CHM Anesthesia Pain Management Program 2010-present Detroit Medical Center Pain Advisory Committee 2001-present
  • Scholarly Oversight Committee-Children’s Hospital of Michigan Clinical Pharmacology Fellowship training 2007
  • Pediatric Pharmacology Research Unit Network reviewer - pain and analgesia 2005-2011

Journal Reviewer

  • Acupuncture in Medicine 
  • American Journal Pharmaceutical Education
  • BMC Health Services Research 
  • Clinical Journal of Pain 
  • Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  • Currents in Pharmacy and Learning 
  • Journal of Pediatrics 
  • Journal of Pediatric Nursing 
  • Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
  • Journal of Venerology and Dermatology
  • Neonatology 
  • Pediatrics 
  • Pharmacotherapy 
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology 
  • Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management

Editorial Board

  • Synopsis: Current Survey World Literature in Pediatrics (2007-2011)
  • Annals of Pharmacotherapy-Oncology section (1994-1998)

Primary Research Interest

  • Pediatric pain assessment and management
  • Opioid overdose prevention
  • Adverse drug reactions
  • Lead and hepatic effects in children

Funded Research

HRSA Graduate Psychology Education (GPE) Program grant to Vhs Children’s Hospital of Michigan
(9/1/2019 – 8/31/2022)
Award No: 1D40HP33377-01-00
Clinical Psychology Internship Training in Behavioral Health Care for High Need Pediatric Populations
Funding for four CHM Psychology Interns as well as faculty development with a focus on prevention and treatment of substance abuse and opioid use disorder.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation
(7/01/18-6/31/19) • Role: Co-PI
High risk prescribing of controlled medications
Aim: The goal is to examine high-risk opioid prescribing as defined by opioid dosage, duration or concurrent use with other medications longitudinally and across geographic areas to assess the need for specific interventions and the impact of current national, state, and payer policies to address the opioid overdose epidemic in Southeastern Michigan.

Center Student Academic Success, Wayne State University
(08/15/2013-05/14/2019) • Role: Principal Investigator
2nd year Pharmacy Student Learning Community Program
Aim: to maintain the Learning Community to optimize student success by emphasizing skills in pharmacology and pharmacotherapeutics. Funding for 1 academic year.

Faculty Research Award Program-EACPHS
(2/1/2012-2/1/2013) • Role: Co-Investigator
Effect of group exercise on chronic neck pain in individuals over 50 years of age
Aim: to examine the effect of group Pilates and Yoga exercise classes on function, range of motion, endurance, postural position, pain, medication use and balance in adults over 50 years of age with chronic moderate to severe cervical spine pain.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation
(7/01/09-12/31/11) • Role: Investigator
Diagnosing Adverse Drug Reactions (ADR) in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
Aim: to assess incidence, risk factors and costs of ADRs in a PICU in a prospective study. Results used to develop a valid, reliable, and easy-to-use algorithm specifically for diagnosing ADRs in PICUs using a novel mathematical approach.

Children’s Research Center of Michigan
(7/01/08-7/01/10) • Role: Investigator
Mechanisms of Lead Effects on Hepatic Glycogen Metabolism
Aims: 1. elucidate molecular mechanisms lead effects on hepatic glycogen and glucose metabolism; 2. determine lead exposure effects on corresponding hepatic gene expression and, 3. determine effects of lead exposure on growth hormones.

The Gerber Foundation
(06/01/07-06/01/09) • Role: Investigator
An Adverse Drug Reaction Assessment Tool for Newborns in NICUs – A Pilot Study
Aim: to develop and validate a tool for assessing ADRs in the neonatal population, and to examine the impact of the tool on decreasing drug-related morbidity and mortality.

The Gerber Foundation
(1/01/05-1/01/08) • Role: Principal Investigator
Skin blood flow changes using Laser Doppler Imager for assessment of pain and analgesia in newborn infants
Aims: 1. determine the relationship between skin blood flow response and clinical measures of pain (NIPS scores, heart rate, respiratory rate, oxygen saturation) in the newborn infant using the heel lance model. 2. determine the temporal skin blood flow response to painful stimuli using the heel lance model. 3. evaluate effect of oral sucrose 24% solution on skin blood flow response during heel lance.

Ferndale Labs, Inc.
(4/01/01-5/01/03) • Role: Principal Investigator
Lidocaine 4% cream (LMX4) for anesthesia for newborn circumcision
Aim: study to evaluate the effect of lidocaine 4% cream for topical anesthesia
during newborn circumcision compared with 2.5 % lidocaine and 2.5% prilocaine eutectic mixture cream and dorsal penile nerve block as measured by heart rate, respiratory rate, oxygen saturation, infant cry analysis, and neonatal facial coding system scores.

Other research

Pharmacists' knowledge of naloxone administration in the community
(05-2016 –10-2016) • Role: Co-Principal Investigator
Aim: to identify gaps pharmacists’ knowledge regarding dispensing of naloxone in the community as pilot for education program development. 

Experience with Dexmedetomidine for Sedation of Children undergoing Imaging
(09-2009–09-2016) • Role: Principal Investigator
Aim: to evaluate the safety and efficacy of dexmedetomidine for sedation of pediatric patients during imaging at Children’s Hospital of Michigan. 

Recent Publications

In Peer Reviewed Journals

  1. Stewart B, Thomas R, Tutag Lehr V. Pharmacists’ Knowledge, Support, and Perceived Roles Providing Naloxone in the Community. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning 2018;10 (8): DOI: 10.1016/j.cptl.2018.05.016.
  2. Brown S, Tutag Lehr V, French N, Guliano C. Can a short video improve inhaler use in urban youth? J Pediatr Pharmacol Ther 2017; Aug/Sept 22, (4):293-299.
  3. Abdulhamid I, Stenger J, Tremblay M, Tutag Lehr V. Chloral hydrate for sedation of Children with Asthma during Dental Treatment. European Journal Pediatric Dentistry 2016 Jun; 17(2):141- 146.
  4. Burghardt KJ, Thomas ST, Tutag Lehr V. Off-label use of duloxetine for pediatric neuropathic pain. Mental Health Clinician 2015 Nov; 5:277-283.
  5. Dunleavy K, Kava K, Goldberg A, Malek M, Talley SA, Tutag-Lehr V, Hildreth JA. Comparative effectiveness of Pilates and Yoga group exercise for chronic mechanical neck pain. Physiotherapy. 2015 Aug 13. pii: S0031-9406(15) 03808-0.doi: 10.1016/j.physio.2015.06.002 (E-pub ahead of print)
  6. Tutag Lehr V, Cortez J, Grever W, Cepeda E, Thomas R, Aranda JV. Randomized placebo- controlled trial of sucrose analgesia on neonatal skin blood flow and pain response during heel lance. Clin J Pain 2015 May; 31(5):451-8.
  7. Madani S, Simpson P, Kauffman R, Tutag Lehr V, Lieh Lai M, Tolia V, Sarniak A, Tolia V. Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of famotidine and ranitidine in critically ill children. J Clin Pharmacol 2014 Feb; 54(2):201-5.
  8. Abdulhamid I, Tutag Lehr V. Delayed hypersensitivity to sulfamethoxazole trimethoprim in a child with cystic fibrosis. J Pediatr Pharmacol Ther 2014 Jan;19(1):569.
  9. Du W, Tutag Lehr V, Caverly M, Kelm L, Lieh-Lai M. Incidence and Costs of Adverse Drug Reactions in Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. J Clin Pharmacol. 2013 May;53(5):56773.
  10. Du W, Lehr VT, Lieh-Lai M, Koo W, Ward RM, Rieder MJ, Van Den Anker JN, Reeves JH, Mathew M, Lulic-Botica M, Aranda JV. An algorithm to detect Adverse Drug Reactions in the neonatal intensive care unit. J Clin Pharmacol. 2013 Jan;53(1):8795. Epub 2013 Jan 24.
  11. Salinitri F, O’Connell MB, Garwood C, Tutag Lehr V, Abdallah K. Evaluation of Student and Faculty Opinions and Student Performance on an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) to Assess Problem-Based Learning. Am J Pharm Educ 2012;76(3):1-10.
  12. Lulic-Botica M, Rajpurkar M, Tutag-Lehr V, Sabo C, Natarajan G. Fluctuations of antiXa Concentrations during maintenance Enoxaparin therapy for Neonatal Thrombosis. Acta Paediatr. 2012 Apr;101(4): e147-50.
  13. Tutag Lehr V. “Make the Pain Go Away” Pediatric Pain Management: Update for Pharmacists, Part II: Non- Opioid Analgesics. Michigan Pharmacist 2011; 50: June/July:12.
  14. Tutag Lehr V, BeVier P. “Make the Pain Go Away” Pediatric Pain Management: Update for Pharmacists, Part I: Pain Assessment and Opioid Analgesics. Michigan Pharmacist 2011; 49: March/April:11
  15. Munzenberger PJ, Thomas R, Baringhaus S, Tutag Lehr V. Pharmacists’ Perceived Knowledge and Expertise in Selected Pediatric Topics. J Pediatr Pharmacol Ther 2011;16:(1)47–54.
  16. Abdulhamid I, Wise T, Andrew S, Biglin K, Tutag Lehr V. Elevated tobramycin serum concentration after use of tobramycin inhalation in infants. Pharmacotherapy 2008;28(7): 939-44.
  17. Tutag Lehr V, Zeskind PS, Ofenstein JP, Cepeda E, Warrier I, Aranda JV. Neonatal Facial Coding System Scores and Spectral Characteristics of Infant Crying during Newborn Circumcision. Clin J Pain 2007 Jun;23(5):417-24.
  18. Du W, Warrier I, Tutag Lehr V, Salari V, Ostrea E, Aranda JV. Changing Patterns of Drug Utilization in a Neonatal Intensive Care Population. Am J Perinatol 23; 5:279-286.
  19. Anand KJS, Aranda JV, Berde CB, Buckman S, Capparelli EV, Carlo W, Hummel P, Johnston C, Lantos J, Tutag-Lehr V, Lynn AM, Maxwell LG, Oberlander TF, Raju TNK, Soriano SG, Taddio A, Walco GA. Summary proceedings from the Neonatal Pain Control Group. Pediatrics 2006;117(3):1-14.
  20. Frattarelli DAC, Ergun H, Lulic-Botica M, Tutag Lehr V, Aranda JV. Vancomycin Elimination in Human Infants with Intrauterine Growth Retardation. Pediatric Infect Dis J 2005;24(11):979- 83.
  21. Tutag Lehr V, Cepeda E, Frattarelli DAC, Thomas R, LaMothe J, Aranda JV. Lidocaine 4% cream (L.M.X.4) compared with lidocaine 2.5%-prilocaine 2.5% (EMLA) or dorsal penile block for circumcision. Am J Perinatol. Jul;22(5):231-237.
  22. Aranda JV, Lulic M, Frattarelli DAC, Ergun H, Tutag Lehr V. Drug Metabolism and disposition in Intrauterine Growth Retardation. Néphrologie Périnatale, Volume 5, 2005
  23. Tutag Lehr V, Lulic M, Lindblad WJ, Kazzi NJ, Aranda JV. Management of infiltration injury in neonates using DuoDerm hydroactive gel. Am J Perinatol 2004 21(7):409-414.
  24. Hagle ME, Tutag Lehr V, Brubakken K, Shippee A. Preventing respiratory depression in adult patients with patient controlled analgesia (PCA). Orthop Nurs 2004 ;(1):18-27.
  25. Tutag Lehr V, BeVier P. Patient controlled analgesia (PCA) for the pediatric patient. Orthop Nurs 2003;4(22):298-306.

Invited Reviews

  1. Tutag Lehr V, Taddio A. Practical approach to topical anesthetics in the neonate. Seminars in Perinatol 2007 ;(5):323-29.
  2. Anand KJS, Aranda JV, Berde CB, Buckman S, Capparelli EV, Carlo W, Hummel P, Lantos J, Johnston CC, Tutag Lehr V, Lynn AM, Maxwell LG, Oberlander T, Raju TNK, Soriano S, Taddio A, Walco GA. Analgesia for Neonates: Study Design and ethical issues. Clin Ther 2005; 27:814-843.
  3. Anand KJS, Johnston CC, Oberlander TF, Taddio A, Tutag Lehr V, Walco GA. Analgesia and local anesthesia during invasive procedures in the neonate. Clin Ther 2005; 27; 844-876.
  4. Aranda JV, Carlo W, Hummel P, Thomas R, Tutag Lehr V, Anand KJS: Analgesia and sedation during mechanical ventilation in neonates. Clin Ther 2005; 27:877-899.

Book Chapters

  1. Chemtob S, Tutag Lehr V. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications and antipyretics. In: Aranda JV, Vande Anker J, eds. Pediatric Pharmacology: Therapeutic Principles in Practice. 5th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins; 2019 (under review).
  2. Tutag Lehr V, Lulic-Botica M, Potts G. Topical Medications. In: Aranda JV, Vande Anker J, eds. Pediatric Pharmacology: Therapeutic Principles in Practice. 5th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins; 2019 (in press August 2019).
  3. Tutag Lehr V, Lulic-Botica M, Valencia GB, Calo J, Aranda JV. Analgesia and sedation in the newborn. In: Ramasethu J, Rais-Bahrami K, eds. Atlas of Procedures in Neonatology. 6th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2019 (in press August 2019).
  4. Tutag Lehr V, Lulic-Botica M, Bronshtein V, Valencia GB, Aranda JV. Analgesia and sedation in the newborn. In: MacDonald M, Ramasethu J, Rais-Bahrami K, eds. Atlas of Procedures in Neonatology. 5th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2013:39-43.
  5. Crane E, Tutag-Lehr V, Mathew M, Aranda JV. Developmental pharmacology and therapeutics in: Buonocore G, Bracci R, Weindling M, eds. Neonatology: A Practical Approach to Neonatal Diseases. Milano, Italia: Springer-Verlag, 2011:364-368.
  6. Tutag Lehr V, Chugani H, Aranda JV. Anticonvulsants. In: Yaffe SJ, Aranda JV, eds. Pediatric Pharmacology: Therapeutic Principles in Practice. 4th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins; 2010: 533-551.
  7. Wilson JT, Tutag Lehr V, Crane E. Antipyretics. In: Yaffe SJ, Aranda JV, eds. Pediatric Pharmacology: Therapeutic Principles in Practice. 4th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins; 2010: 598-609.
  8. Tutag Lehr V, Lulic-Botica M, Mathew M. Topical Medications. In: Yaffe SJ, Aranda JV, eds. Pediatric Pharmacology: Therapeutic Principles in Practice. 4th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins; 2010:357-377.
  9. Tutag Lehr V. & Chugani H. Anticonvulsants. In: Yaffe SJ, Aranda JV, eds. Pediatric Pharmacology: Therapeutic Principles in Practice. 3rd ed. Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins; Philadelphia, PA: 2004:504-519.

Published Abstracts

  1. Tutag Lehr V, Matthew M, Mastrandrea N, Leff T. Lead (Pb) inhibits insulin-activated AKT signaling and reduces glycogen in rat liver. Pharmacotherapy 2018;38(7):62e.
  2. Tutag Lehr V, Pradhan A, Farooqi A. Experience with dexmedetomidine for sedation of children and adolescents undergoing imaging. Pharmacotherapy 2017; 37(6):54e.
  3. Stewart B, Meiu A, Thomas R, Tutag Lehr V. Pharmacists Knowledge and Support for Providing Naloxone in the Community. JAPhA May/June2017 (57): A435.
  4. Dunleavy K, Kava K, Goldberg A, Malek M, Talley SA, Tutag-Lehr V, Hildreth JA. Comparative effectiveness of Pilates and Yoga group exercise for chronic mechanical neck pain. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 2015: (45):1: A1-A18
  5. Cavanaugh A, Tran R, Saba M, Raghavan K, Tutag-Lehr V. Experience with dexmedetomidine for sedation of children undergoing imaging: a retrospective review. Am J Health Syst Pharm 2013:149: S42
  6. Smolinske S, Thomas R, Baltarowich L, Leleszi J, Tutag Lehr V. The Atypicals: Unexpected Outcomes in Children. Clinical Toxicology 49(6): 2011:558-559.
  7. O'Connell MB, Salinitri FD, Smith JM, Garwood C, Tutag Lehr V, Van Sipe, L. Standardized Assessment of Observed Structured Clinical Examinations 2011 Am J Pharm Educ 2011; vol 75, issue 5: article 105.
  8. Tutag Lehr V, Ryckman J, Gaynor K, Thomas, Mattoo T. Experience with Ketorolac Analgesia in Children less than 2 years of age. E-PAS2011:1449.532.
  9. Tutag Lehr V, Mathew M, Taylor T. Antipsychotic Use among Children and Adolescents in a Large Insured Population, 2007. E-PAS2010:1490:356.
  10. Tutag Lehr V, Taylor T N, Christensen CW, Lua J, Kruger M. Psychoactive Medication Use before and during Pregnancy in a Large Insured Population, E-PAS2010:3725.256.
  11. Lulic-Botica M, Natarajan, G, Tutag Lehr V. Experience with Enoxaparin Pharmacotherapy in Neonatal Thrombosis E-PAS 2009:5506.112.
  12. Du W, Koo W, Mathew M, Tutag Lehr V, Reider M, Van den Ander J, Lulic-Botica M, Aranda JV. An Algorithm to Detect Adverse Drug Reactions in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit E-PAS 2009:5505.76.
  13. Cortez J., Tutag Lehr V, Grever W, Cepeda E, Thomas R, Aranda JV. Randomized Placebo Controlled Trial of Sucrose on Neonatal Skin Blood Flow and Pain Response during Heel Lance. E-PAS 2008:634454.5.
  14. Cortez J., Tutag Lehr V, Grever W, Cepeda E, Thomas R, Aranda JV. Neonatal Infant Pain Scale Scores and Skin Blood Flow Response during Newborn Heel Lance. E-PAS 2008:634454.5.
  15. Tutag Lehr V, Zeskind PS, Mathew M. Maternal Cigarette Smoking During Pregnancy Alters Newborn Pain Response and Temporal Organization of Cry. E-PAS 2008:5850.9
  16. Tutag Lehr V, Zeskind PS, Anne P, Thomas R, Ross RD. Pain Assessment: Repetition rate of Infant Crying and Heart Rate during newborn circumcision. E-PAS 2007; 61:5881.22.
  17. Lulic M, Tutag Lehr V, Dwyer K, Cha R, Aranda JV. Predictability of vancomycin serum concentrations from initial vancomycin regimens in newborns. E-PAS 2007; 61:5910.6.
  18. Salinitri FD, Garwood CL, Tutag-Lehr V, Abdallah K, O'Connell MB. Evaluation of opinions and performance on an objective structural clinical examination to assess problem-based learning. Pharmacotherapy 2007;205-206:60.
  19. Tutag Lehr V, Zeskind P, Ofenstein J, Aranda J. Neonatal Facial Coding Scale Scores and Spectral Characteristics of Infant Crying during Newborn Circumcision. Pain Res Manage 2006;(11) SupplB:39B
  20. Tutag Lehr V, Warrier I, Grever W, Cepeda E, Thomas R, Aranda JV. Laser Doppler Imaging as a Technique for the Assessment of Pain in Newborn Infants. E-PAS2006; 59:5578:505.
  21. Zeskind PS, Tutag Lehr V, Ofenstein JP, Aranda JV. Assessment of Infant Pain: Curvilinear Relations between Temporal Organization of Crying and Pain Intensity. EPAS2006; 59:2922.500.
  22. Du Wei, Warrier I, Tutag Lehr V, Salari V, Ostrea E, Aranda JV. Changing Patterns of Drug Utilization in a Neonatal Intensive Care Population. E-PAS2006; 59:510.
  23. Tutag Lehr V, Zeskind PS, Ofenstein JP, Fratarelli DAC, Warrier I, Cepeda E, Thomas R, Aranda JV. Analgesia, facial action and acoustic measures of crying during circumcision. PAS; 2005; 57:3219.
  24. Tutag Lehr V, Zeskind PS, Fratarelli DAC, Ofenstein JP, Cepeda E, Warrier I, Thomas R, Aranda JV. Harmonic Obscuration, assessment of pain and relation to measures of crying in newborns. PAS;2005; 57:3219.
  25. Tutag Lehr V, Zeskind PS, Ofenstein JP, Cepeda E, Frattarelli DAC, Thomas R, Gracey K, Talbot D, Aranda JV. Anesthesia, facial action, and temporal organization of crying during newborn circumcision. Pediatric Research; 2004; 55(4):519A.
  26. Tutag Lehr V, Cepeda E, Frattarelli DAC, Thomas R, Whitty JE, Aranda JV. Lidocaine 4% cream (LMX4) for anesthesia during newborn circumcision. Obstetrics & Gynecology 2004; 103(4): S37.
  27. Tutag Lehr V, Cepeda E, Aranda JV, Thomas R, Sharada Shree DR. Effect of anesthesia on oxygenation during circumcision. Pediatric Research; 2003; 53(4):456A.
  28. Lulic M, Ergun H, Frattarelli DAC, Tutag Lehr V, Aranda JV. Vancomycin Elimination in Intrauterine Growth Retardation. Pediatric Research 2003; 53(4):317A.
  29. Tutag Lehr V., Franczak R, Munzenberger PJ, Porvaznick M, Aranda JV. Drug shortages in pediatrics. Pharmacotherapy 2002; 22:1358.
  30. Munzenberger PJ, Moshe J, Moore J, Tutag Lehr V, Saba M. Translation of an asthma patient education program from English to Arabic. Pharmacotherapy 2002; 1380.
  31. Tutag Lehr V., Montgomery NW, Aranda JV. Musical perception cry analysis for monitoring the effect of topical anesthesia during circumcision. Pharmacotherapy 2001;21(10):1282.
  32. Tutag Lehr V., Parker J, Liu CY, Aranda JV. Outcome of alteplase (t-PA) use for catheter occlusion in pediatric patients. Pediatric Research 2001; 49:314A. 

Invited Presentations

International

  • Antipsychotic Use among Children and Adolescents in a Large Insured Population, 2007. Society for Pediatric Research Annual Meeting, May 1, 2010, Vancouver, BC.
  • Psychoactive Medication Use before and during Pregnancy in a Large Insured Population. Society for Pediatric Research Annual Meeting, May 1, 2010, Vancouver, BC.
  • Neonatal Facial Coding Scale Scores and Spectral Characteristics of Infant Crying. 10th Annual Research Workshop on Infant Crying. July 5, 2007. Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Informed consent in pediatric trials: more than just saying yes. Society for Pediatric Research Annual Meeting. May 6, 2007, Toronto, ON.
  • Neonatal Facial Coding Scale scores and spectral characteristics of infant crying during newborn circumcision. 7th International Symposium on Pediatric Pain, June 26, 2006, Vancouver, BC
  • Drug therapy during pregnancy, Essex County Pharmacists Society. August 9, 1987 Windsor, ON

National 

  • Commercial Insurance Policies on Opioid Prescriptions: 2012-2018. 2019 Addiction Health Services Research (AHSR) Conference, Utah, October 2019
  • Lead (Pb) inhibits insulin-activated AKT signaling and reduces glycogen in rat liver. American College Clinical Pharmacy Virtual Poster Symposium, May 23, 2018.
  • Experience with dexmedetomidine for sedation of children and adolescents undergoing imaging. American College Clinical Pharmacy Virtual Poster Symposium May 19, 2017.
  • Pharmacists’ knowledge, support, and perceived roles associated with providing naloxone in the community. American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Annual Meeting & Exposition, March 24-27, 2017, San Francisco, CA.
  • Comparative effectiveness of Pilates and yoga group exercise for chronic mechanical neck pain. American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting February 2, 2015 Indianapolis IN
  • Medication use in patients 50 years of age and over with chronic neck pain. American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting February 4, 2014, Las Vegas NV
  • Experience with dexmedetomidine for sedation of children undergoing imaging: a retrospective review. American Society of Health-System Pharmacists 2013 Midyear Clinical Meeting. December 10, 2013 Orlando, FL
  • Acute pain management for infants and children. Greater New York Hospital Association Services. Quarterly Meeting, June 21, 2012, New York, NY
  • The Atypicals: Unexpected outcomes in Children. North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology 2011 Annual Meeting, September 22, 2011. Washington DC
  • Experience with ketorolac analgesia in children less than 2 years of age. Society for Pediatric Research Annual Meeting April 30, 2011, Denver, CO
  • Factors influencing pharmacists' perceived knowledge of pediatric topics. 2009 American College Clinical Pharmacy/ESCP International Congress on Clinical Pharmacy, April 2428, 2009 Orlando, FL
  • Anticoagulation outcomes at a pediatric institution: high risk or success? American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists 2008 Midyear Clinical Meeting. December 10, 2008. Orlando, FL
  • Randomized placebo-controlled trial of sucrose on neonatal pain response by Neonatal Infant Pain Score (NIPS) and skin blood flow measured by Laser Doppler Imager (LDI) during heel lance. American Academy of Pediatrics 2008 National Conference and Exhibition, October 10, 2008. Boston, MA
  • Laser Doppler Imager for assessment of skin blood flow as a marker of pain and analgesia in newborn infants. Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences 5th Annual Research Forum. September 10, 2008 Detroit, MI
  • Randomized placebo-controlled trial of sucrose on neonatal skin blood flow and pain response during heel lance. Society for Pediatric Research Annual Meeting. May 4, 2008 Honolulu, HI
  • Neonatal infant pain scale scores and skin blood flow response during newborn heel lance. Society for Pediatric Research Annual Meeting. May 4, 2008 Honolulu, HI
  • Maternal cigarette smoking during pregnancy alters newborn pain response and temporal organization of cry. American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics 109th Annual Meeting. April 4, 2008. Orlando, FL
  • Considerations for informed consent in pediatric clinical trials. Part 1 & 2. Fellow’s Conference, Children’s Hospital of Michigan, April 2 and 16, 2008 Detroit, MI.
  • Cough and cold management for children: A patient’s perspective. American Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting. March 15, 2008 San Diego, CA.
  • Pharmacists’ perceived knowledge and level of comfort with selected pediatric issues. 2007 ACCP Spring Practice and Research Forum. April 23, 2007 Memphis, TN
  • Outcomes associated with a ten-fold dosing error with oral baclofen in a child. American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting December 5, 2007 Las Vegas, NV
  • Informed consent in pediatric trials. Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group Annual 2006 Meeting, September 29, 2006, San Francisco, CA.
  • Changing patterns of drug utilization in a neonatal intensive care population. Society for Pediatric Research 2006 Annual Meeting April 29, 2006, San Francisco, CA
  • Assessment of infant pain: Curvilinear relations between temporal organization of crying and pain intensity. Society for Pediatric Research 2006 Annual Meeting. April 29, 2006, San Francisco, CA
  • Assessment, analgesia, and topical anesthesia in children. Ambulatory Care Rounds, July 11, 2006, Pediatric Specialty Center, St. Barnabas Ambulatory Center, Livingston, NJ
  • Laser Doppler Imaging as a technique for assessment of pain in newborn infants. Society for Pediatric Research 2006 Annual Meeting May 2, 2006, San Francisco, CA.
  • Infant crying as a monitor of pain. Developmental Biology Seminar. Children’s Hospital. October 18, 2005 Detroit, MI
  • Controversies with Patient-Controlled Analgesia: an evidence based review of the literature in acute pain management. American Academy of Pain Management Annual Meeting, September 23, 2005, San Diego, CA
  • Analgesia, facial action and acoustic measures of crying during circumcision. Society for Pediatric Research 2005 Annual Meeting, May 14, 2005, Washington, D.C
  • Harmonic obscuration, assessment of pain and relation to measures of crying in newborns. Society for Pediatric 2005 Annual Meeting, May 14, 2005, Washington, D.C.
  • Anesthesia, facial action, and temporal organization of crying during newborn circumcision. Society for Pediatric Research 2004 Annual Meeting, May 4, 2004, San Francisco, CA
  • Lidocaine 4% cream (LMX4) for anesthesia during newborn circumcision. American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology Annual Meeting, May 3, 2004, Philadelphia, PA
  • Effect of anesthesia on oxygenation during circumcision. Society for Pediatric Research 2003 Annual Meeting, May 6, 2003, Seattle, WA
  • Vancomycin elimination in Intrauterine Growth Retardation. Society for Pediatric Research Annual Meeting May 3, 2003, Seattle, WA
  • Drug shortages in pediatrics. American College of Clinical Pharmacy Annual Meeting. October 23, 2003, Albuquerque, NM
  • Translation of an asthma patient education program from English to Arabic. American College of Clinical Pharmacy Annual Meeting. October 23, 2003, Albuquerque, NM
  • Musical perception cry analysis for monitoring the effect of topical anesthesia during circumcision. ACCP 2001 Annual Meeting. October 22, 2001, Tampa, FL
  • Outcome of alteplase (t-PA) use for catheter occlusion in pediatric patients. Pediatric Academic Societies’ 2001 Annual Meeting. April 30, 2001, Baltimore, MD

Regional and Local

  • Commercial Insurance Policies on Opioid Prescriptions: 2012-2018. Translational Neuroscience Program - Symposium & Research Day, Detroit, MI, May 10th, 2019.
  • Opioids in the community: trends and management strategies. Metropolitan Detroit Rehabilitation Association, April 12th, 2019, Southfield, MI.
  • Pain management in substance use disorder. Mid-Michigan Health, Saginaw Valley University, MI, March 20th, 2019.
  • Temporal trends in high risk-controlled prescription claims. Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences 15th Annual Research. Forum November 2018, Detroit, MI (poster presentation).
  • Lead (Pb) inhibits insulin-activated AKT signaling and reduces glycogen in rat liver. WSU EACPHS 15th Annual Research Forum, Detroit, MI, November 2018 (poster presentation)
  • The scope of the opioid crisis in the community. WSU, Opioid Awareness Day, September 18, 2018, Detroit, MI (panel discussion).
  • Lead (Pb) inhibits insulin-activated AKT signaling and reduces glycogen in rat liver. Genes, Urban Environments and Health Presidential Sesquicentennial Symposium, Detroit, MI, September 9. 2018 (poster presentation)
  • Temporal trends in opioid analgesic claims: More information needed. 3rd Annual Translational Neuroscience Program Symposium and Research Day, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences. Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit MI May 18th, 2018.
  • Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS): Crisis in the nursery. 3rd Annual Translational Neuroscience Program Symposium and Research Day, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences. Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit MI May 18th, 2018.
  • Naloxone: Changes and challenges for Michigan pharmacists.” SMSHP. May 9, 2018, Southfield, MI.
  • Improving First Year Pharmacy Students Success with Peer Assisted Learning (poster). Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences 14th Annual Research Forum November 2017, Detroit, MI
  • Supplements and Vitamins for Pain Management: Case for Evidence. 12th Annual Children's Hospital of Michigan Evidence Based Practice Nursing Conference. September 28th, 2017, Grosse Pointe, MI
  • Michigan Naloxone: Expanding Access in our communities. 15th Annual Detroit Medical Center Pain Symposium. September 8, 2017, Detroit, MI
  • Naloxone for Overdose: The Pharmacist's Challenge. 2nd Annual LKS Hygeia Day Program, March 15, 2017, Detroit, MI.
  • Naloxone Access: Expanding the Role of the Pharmacist. Michigan Pharmacists Association Annual Convention & Exposition, February 25, 2017, Detroit, MI
  • Evidence Based Supplement use for Pain. Advance Practice Nursing Grand Rounds. Children’s Hospital of Michigan, January 20, 2017, Detroit, MI
  • Appropriate opioid prescribing. Children’s Hospital of Michigan Advance Practice Nursing Grand Rounds. October 19, 2016, Detroit, MI
  • Risks for opioid abuse in adolescents. Children’s Hospital of Michigan Nursing Education Series. May 9, 2016, Detroit, MI
  • Opioids for acute pain and risk assessment. Michigan Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting. February 27, 2016, Detroit, MI
  • Psychoactive medication use among urban youth. Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Annual Research Forum. November 4, 2015 Detroit, MI
  • Supplements for pediatric neuropathies. Detroit Medical Center (DMC) Pharmacy Grand Rounds. May 28, 2015 Harper Hospital, Detroit. MI.
  • Vitamins and supplements for pediatric analgesia: safety and efficacy. Children’s Hospital of Michigan Nursing Education Series. February 18, 2015 Detroit, MI
  • Preventing drug related problems for the patient with pain. Kappa Psi Province V Fall Assembly. October 18, 2014, Detroit, MI
  • Supplement use for chronic pain: Medication or myth? Michigan Pharmacists Association Annual Convention & Exposition. March 2, 2014 Detroit, MI
  • Medication use in Patients 50 years and older with neck pain. Michigan Physical Therapy Association Fall Conference, October 11, 2013 Southfield, MI.
  • Drug related problems in patients with chronic neck pain. Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Annual Research Forum October 4, 2013 Detroit, MI
  • Interventions of pharmacy students on general pediatric units. Eugene Applebaum
  • College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Annual Research Forum October 4, 2013 Detroit, MI
  • Breaking the cycle: Chronic pain management for infants and children: 11th Annual Detroit Medical Center Pain Awareness Day. September 20, 2013 Detroit, MI
  • Pain management for the pediatrician. Professor Rounds. WSU-School of Medicine Pediatric Education, Children’s Hospital of Michigan. May 30, 2013 Detroit, MI
  • Pain assessment and management for children and adolescents. The Healthier Urban Families Program, The Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute. March 20, 2013. Detroit, MI
  • Medication use in chronic neck pain: risk or benefit? Michigan Pharmacists Association Annual Convention & Exposition. February 24, 2013. Detroit, MI
  • Medication use for chronic neck pain: A drug related problem. Eugene Applebaum
  • College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences 9th Annual Research Forum. October 10, 2012 Detroit, MI
  • Analgesic use in children and adolescents: a review of a high pain score population. Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences 9th Annual Research Forum. October 10, 2012 Detroit, MI
  • Non-opioid analgesics. 9th Annual Detroit Medical Center Pain Awareness Day. September 30, 2011 Detroit, MI
  • Pediatric pain management. Detroit Medical Center Pharmacy Grand Rounds. June 9, 2011 Detroit, MI
  • Update on musculoskeletal pain. Kappa Psi Province V Spring Assembly 2011. April 16, 2011 Detroit, MI
  • Psychoactive drug use among children. Children’s Hospital of Michigan Medical Staff Grand Rounds. July 30, 2010, Detroit, MI
  • Pain Management update for pharmacists. WSU Continuing Education Program for Pharmacists. EACPHS, June 2, 2010 Detroit, MI
  • Cosmetics and your health. Journalism and the Environment High School Journalism Day, February 23, 2010 Detroit, MI
  • Antipsychotic use in children and adolescents: an insured population, 2007. Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences 4th Annual Research Forum September 9, 2009. Detroit, MI
  • Orthopaedic Pain. Michigan Pharmacists Association Annual Convention & Exposition. February 28, 2009. Detroit, MI
  • FDA Cough and Cold Product Relabeling: What Does it Mean to You? Michigan Pharmacists Association Annual Convention & Exposition. February 27, 2009. Detroit, MI.
  • Medical Device Clinical Trials-Different from Drugs? Biomedical Engineering Seminar, WSU, July 16, 2009. Detroit, MI
  • Skin blood flow as a marker of neonatal pain. Clinical Pharmacology Seminar. Children’s Hospital of Michigan, December 7, 2009. Detroit, MI
  • Sickle cell pain in children, adolescents, and adults. The ASPN 2009 Conference on Pain, Recognizing, reaching out and relieving pain in vulnerable populations. October 15, 2009. Plymouth, MI
  • Evaluation of opinions and performance on an Objective Structural Clinical Examination to assess Problem-Based Learning. Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences 4th Annual Research Forum. September 12, 2007 Detroit, MI
  • Laser Doppler Imager for assessment of skin blood flow as a marker of pain and analgesia in newborn infants. Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences 4th Annual Research Forum. September 12, 2007 Detroit, MI
  • Pharmacodynamics 101. Detroit Medical Center and University of Michigan Annual Pediatric Pain Conference. April 27, 2007 Novi, MI
  • Assessment, topical anesthesia and pain management for pediatric patients. Michigan Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting. February 23, 2007 Dearborn, MI
  • Clinical Trial Development: Case Study. Children’s Hospital of Michigan Fellow’s Conference, October 18, 2006 Detroit, MI
  • Lidocaine 4% cream (L.M.X.4) for anesthesia for newborn circumcision. Ferndale Laboratories Clinical Trials group, October 21, 2003 Ferndale, MI
  • Equianalgesic dosing of opioids. Detroit Medical Center Pain Awareness Symposium, May 16, 2003 Detroit, MI
  • Effect of anesthesia on infant oxygenation during circumcision. Ferndale Laboratories Clinical Trials group, April 28, 2003, Ferndale, MI