MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Rituparna Bhattacharya, a Ph.D. student in the West Virginia University School of Pharmacy, received second place for her research poster at the 50th annual Drug Information Association meeting held June 15-19 in San Diego.

She presented her research, “Budget Impact Analysis of Tofacitinib for Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis.” She collaborated with Khalid Kamal, Ph.D., associate professor at the Duquesne University- Mylan School of Pharmacy, on the project.

Bhattacharya is conducting research in the WVU School of Pharmacy Health Outcomes Research Ph.D. pathway in the Department of Pharmaceutical Systems and Policy under the direction of her mentor, Usha Sambamoorthi, Ph.D. The Health Outcomes Research pathway focuses on the results of healthcare treatments as they relate to the improvement of patient care and quality of life, decreasing morbidity and mortality, health policy research, and cost effectiveness of treatments.

 Rituparna Bhattachary


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