Summary

Dr. Jasmine Luzum (formerly Talameh), PharmD, PhD, BCPS joined the Department of Clinical Pharmacy in the College of Pharmacy in July 2016. She received her PharmD summa cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh in 2008 and her PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy in 2013. She completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Ohio State University College of Medicine and Center for Pharmacogenomics in 2016. She became a Board-Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties and an Applied Pharmacologist by the American Board of Clinical Pharmacology in 2015.

Dr. Luzum’s long-term goal is to improve pharmacologic outcomes and reduce racial disparities in patients with cardiovascular disease, especially heart failure. She works to accomplish that goal using a variety of clinical & translational research approaches, with an emphasis on pharmacogenomics and bioinformatics. Her research has been funded by the most prestigious sponsors (e.g., NIH, American Heart Association, and American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education), published in top journals (e.g., Cell Metabolism, Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Journal of the American Heart Association), and presented at major conferences (e.g., American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions and the NIH Pharmacogenomics Research Network).   

The following video summarizes the goal of my research lab:

Research Interests

  • Cardiovascular pharmacogenetics

    • Heart failure medications
    • Statins
    • Drug-induced QT prolongation
  • Implementation of pharmacogenomics into clinical practice

    • Pharmacogenetics clinical service and workflow
    • Clinical pharmacogenetic education
    • Cost effectiveness and reimbursement
  • Modeling approaches for multiple pharmacogenetic markers

    • GWAS
    • Polygenic scores
    • Machine learning

Awards

  • 2020 Honorary Poster Award for my PDI student Derek Linskey, Pharmacogenomics Research Network
  • 2019 Rising Star Award, University of Pittsburgh College of Pharmacy
  • 2019 M. Kelli Jordan Travel Award (awarded to my post-doc Tyler Shugg), ACCP
  • 2018 Pharmacist Travel Grant Award, Heart Failure Society of America
  • 2018 NIH Loan Repayment Program Ambassador Spotlight , NIH Loan Repayment Program
  • 2018 Finalist for the Jay N. Cohn New Investigator Award , Heart Failure Society of America