Clinical Pharmacy Professor Honored by
Manouchkathe Cassagnol, Pharm.D., Assistant Clinical Professor of
Pharmacy Practice at St. John’s University, has received the
Association of Black Health-System Pharmacists’ 2012 President’s
The award, presented to Dr.
Cassagnol on May 19 at a special ceremony in Houston, TX,
recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to
the vision and mission of the Association of Black
Health-System Pharmacists (ABHP).
“Manouchkathe has been an invaluable resource, both to me and to
the Association of Black Health-System Pharmacists,” said Aisha
Morris Moultry, Pharm.D, President of ABHP. “I am truly grateful
for her contributions.”
Dr. Cassagnol expressed her appreciation for the opportunity to
advocate for the pharmacy profession while inspiring future
pharmacists to become involved with ABHP. “To be recognized by the
organization in this way is humbling,” she said. “I’m honored to be
able to serve the organization and carry its mission
Now entering her sixth year in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at St. John’s, Dr. Cassagnol also
serves as a consultant clinical pharmacist on the Coronary Care
Unit of Long
Island Jewish Medical Center (LIJ). The center is a clinical
and academic hub of the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health
Dr. Cassagnol researches the impact on patients of the center’s
Follow-Me-Home Medication Reconciliation Program. This program
identifies and tries to resolve patients’ problems with medication
after they’ve been discharged from a hospital setting.
A proponent of both experiential and service learning, Dr.
Cassagnol provides her Clinical Pharmacy Practice students with
opportunities to do field work at the center. “My relationship with
LIJ serves two purposes,” she said. “It helps our students to
prepare for the ever-changing landscape of pharmacy practice, and
it provides a much-needed service to the community.”
Mangione, Ed.D., R.Ph., Dean of the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, praised Dr. Cassagnol’s achievements.
“Manouchkathe Cassagnol is an extraordinary faculty member and a
wonderful person,” he said. “She is truly worthy of this