Ashish Arjun Advani

Clinical Associate Professor
Mercer University College of P
After graduating from the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy in 2007, I completed a Drug Information residency at Mercer University and Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc., to develop expertise in evidence based medicine: literature searching, literature evaluation, and medical communication. Since, I’ve worked as faculty at Mercer University, practicing at Atlanta Medical Center, and Directing the University Drug Information Center (DIC). In that time, I’ve taught in approximately 50 courses, precepted more than 400 pharmacy students, delivered more than 50 invited presentations, published more than 30 times in peer reviewed journals and online publications like Huffington Post, KevinMD, and Pharmacy Times, and received $1.5 million in grant funding, including federal funding from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and local funding from Alaven Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Total Therapeutics Management, Inc. My passion since I began my career has been building a ‘mobile DIC’, InpharmD, to leverage a nationwide network of DICs and enable healthcare providers to make more evidence-based decisions. This year, InpharmD has grown to four DICs serving 11 Georgia hospitals, becoming the fastest growing Georgia business in 2017 (2500% growth over 2016). For my work, I was presented the Excellence in Innovation Award at the recent Georgia Pharmacy Association (GPhA) Convention. I believe I’m at the point of my career to define a relatively young clinical pharmacist movement, and I’m eager to use this platform to do so.