Faculty Spotlight: Helen Pervanas, PharmD, RPh

Alma Mater: MCPHS University

Position at MCPHS: Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice; Faculty Mentor for MCPHS/Sanofi Genzyme fellows; Practice site: Lamprey Health Center, Nashua, NH

Do you have any advice for current or incoming fellows?

Advice I have for current and future fellows is to take advantage of any teaching and research opportunities provided by faculty mentors and MCPHS University. 

Can you tell us about the projects you’ve worked on with the fellows?

As part of the mentorship program I work closely with fellows in the areas of teaching and scholarly research.  Fellows have the opportunity to teach/facilitate class sessions in Ethics/Professionalism and Leadership, Patient Care Seminar I and Best Practices for Safe Medication Use elective.  Mentorship on scholarly projects includes a published article in the Annals of Pharmacotherapy titled; Niraparib for the treatment of recurrent epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube or primary peritoneal cancer and publication in the Worcester Medicine Journal titled: Innovations in medication therapy management-discussion of reimbursement challenges and future strategies.  I enjoying mentoring fellows and helping them to achieve their goals.