Kristin Alvarez is the associate director of pharmacy services for clinical advancement at Parkland Hospital and Health System in Dallas, TX. She completed her B.S. in Biology in San Antonio at St. Mary’s University and her PharmD at the University of Texas at Austin. She completed her pharmacy practice residency at University Hospital in San Antonio, TX and is board certified in pharmacotherapy.Currently Kristin has an adjunct faculty position at UT Southwestern Medical School. Her primary areas of interest are patient safety, clinical workflows and efficiency, and the effect of the electronic medical record on patient care.She has led several quality initiatives including: penicillin allergy testing, transitions of care, technology-assisted medication education, clinical decision support for smarter and safer use of medications.