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DDIS Staff

DDIS Staff Member Nancy Byers joined the DDIS staff in June of 2007. Her responsibilities as a Clerk Typist II include: data entry, record keeping, journal check-in, proofing abstracts and other database production duties. She is married and has two grown daughters. She and her husband, Robert, live southwest of Iowa City in rural Ollie, IA. She enjoys listening to audio books during her daily commute.


DDIS Staff Member Mary Ann Cull is a Staff Pharmacist II who joined the DDIS staff in August of 1989 after graduating from the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy with a B.S. in Pharmacy. Her responsibilities include indexing journal articles for the IDIS database and supplying information to IDIS subscribers. She also works with maintaining the descriptor vocabulary file. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, swimming and reading.


DDIS Staff Member Barb Gericke joined the DDIS staff in May of 1989. Barb coordinates and assists in the production of the database. These tasks include data entry, report proofing, making changes to the master file and other record keeping duties. She also serves as the functional supervisor for other production staff and back-up for the departmental secretary. Outside of work her family keeps her busy and she enjoys reading when she has time


DDIS Staff Member Brad Gilchrist began working at DDIS in 1988 during his third year of pharmacy school at the University of Iowa. He accepted a full-time position at DDIS in May of 1990 after graduation with a B.S. in Pharmacy. His current position at DDIS is Staff Pharmacist II. Since beginning his full-time career at DDIS, he has indexed over 30,000 articles into the IDIS database. Besides indexing, his other main responsibility is overseeing the acquisition, formatting and indexing of the new drug Summary Basis of Approvals (SBA's). Outside of the office, Brad enjoys a good book, golfing, biking, running and Masters swimming.


DDIS Staff Member Kevin G Moores, Pharm.D., joined the College of Pharmacy as the Director of the Division of Drug Information Service and Associate Professor (Clinical) in the Clinical and Administrative Division in August of 2005. He returns to the Division from Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions where he was an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice and the Director of Drug Informatics Services. Dr. Moores previously worked in the Division of Drug Information Service from 12/95-6/01 as an Assistant Professor (Clinical) and the Director of the Iowa Drug Information Network. Prior to that he was the Director of Drug Information Services at the University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Pharmacy. He has practiced and taught in the area of drug information for over 25 years with an emphasis on evidence-based practice and primary literature evaluation in numerous pharmacy continuing education programs, didactic courses, experiential rotations, and in directing drug information/informatics residency programs. He has experience with providing formulary evaluation consultation to 5 academic medical centers over the past 25 years, supported the State of Missouri DUR board, and chaired the State of Missouri Medicaid Prior Authorizations Committee. Dr. Moores has written book chapters on the topics of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and drug information skills for pharmaceutical care as well as more than 40 other publications in the pharmacy and medical literature. He has served on several professional boards, councils and committees on the local, state, and national level.


Dr. Nicola Sarrazin, R.Ph., Pharm. D., is a staff pharmacist who joined DDIS in May of 1997. Her responsibilities include indexing journal articles for the IDIS database and supplying information to DDIS subscribers. Nickie has a B.A. in Anthropology and Asian Studies, and also a Pharm. D., both from the University of Iowa. As a Drug Information Pharmacist at DDIS, her responsibilities include indexing articles for the database, maintaining the Drug Vocabulary and Thesaurus, and also providing the New Molecular Entities & Biologicals and the Selected Bibliography sections of the World of Drug Information newsletter.


DDIS Staff Member Dr. ThaiBinh TonThat, a registered pharmacist, joined the DDIS staff in 1984. She earned a "Diplome National De Pharmacien" from the "Faculte Mixte de Medecine et de Pharmacie" of Grenoble, France and a doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Southern California. Her responsibilities at DDIS include indexing articles for the database, providing assistance to subscribers and maintaining the disease vocabulary.


Jeff Zear, Database Admininstrator at DDIS, joined the staff in 1990. His responsibilities include database application development and programming, network administration, web development and administration, desktop support and subscriber technical support.


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