2024 NHIF Outstanding Abstract Achievement Award

Recorded On: 03/17/2023

Come celebrate this year's excellence in research as we present the 2024 NHIF Outstanding Abstract Achievement Award. This year, we have over 25 posters that will be on display at the Annual Conference and Expo being held March 23-27, 2024. These finalists were chosen as the top 6 to compete for this distinguished award. Each lead author will have 8 minutes to present their research to a panel of industry judges as well as display their poster at the annual conference. The winner will be announced during our third general session on March 26, 2024. 

Register now as you will not want to miss these innovative and exciting research projects! 

  • Daptomycin vs. Vancomycin: A Cost Comparison in a Regional Home Infusion Pharmacy
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Home Infusion
  • Use of a Lipid Screening Tool to Identify Patients at Greater Risk of Infusion Reactions to Lipids in the Home Setting
  • A Retrospective Review of Home Enteral Nutrition Referrals and Denials of Coverage: Implications for Access to Care and Negative Clinical Outcomes
  • Supporting Your Patient Beyond Immunodeficiency: A Dietitian-led Nutrition Pilot Program

Katherine Yang PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacist

Kaiser Permanente

Katherine (Katie) Yang earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from California Northstate University in 2021. Following graduation, she completed a Postgraduate Year 1 (PGY1) residency at Erie County Medical in Buffalo, NY. After completing her PGY1 residency, Katie began her professional career at Kaiser Permanente, where she currently works as a clinical pharmacist at Kaiser Permanente Regional Home Infusion Pharmacy in Berkeley, California. In this role, she collaborates on an interdisciplinary team within the Hospital at Home Program, to optimize patient care outcomes and enhance medication management strategies.

No Disclosures to Report

Christina Ritchey, MS RD LD CNSC FASPEN

Clinical Program Manager

Optum Infusion Pharmacy

Home Parenteral Nutrition Workshop Take Off: A Pilot Program for Patient Support 

Christina Ritchey, MS, RD, LD, CNSC, FASPEN is a Clinical Program Manager at Optum Infusion Pharmacy. She is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Nutrition Support Clinician, working in the home infusion industry since 2009. She has authored numerous abstracts and publications related to nutrition support, outcomes, health equity and literacy. Christina is the recipient of the 2021 NHIF Outstanding Abstract Award and 2022 ASPEN Home Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Trailblazer award. Christina serves on the NHIA Clinical Practice Committee and ASPEN Publications and Membership Committees. She is also the President of the Texas Alamo Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition.

No Disclosures to Report

Yoselin Flores

PGY-1 Resident

Option Care Health

Hello, my name is Yoselin Flores, and I am the current PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident at Option Care Health in Itasca, IL. I completed my Doctor of Pharmacy at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  At the conclusion of my residency, I hope to continue my role as a clinical pharmacist in the home infusion field.  

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Ruth Taylor, MS, RD, LD

Nutrition Support Dietitian

Optum Infusion Pharmacy

Ruth Taylor is a registered dietitian with 13 years of experience. For the last 9 years she has been working as a nutrition support dietitian with Optum Infusion Pharmacy focusing on enteral nutrition patients. She currently serves on the enteral nutrition committee for A.S.P.E.N. She lives in Fairhope, Alabama with her husband and daughter. 

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Amanda Scippa, RD, LDN, CNSC

Infusion Support Dietitian Director


Amanda Scippa, RD, LDN, CNSC is the Infusion Support Dietitian Director at KabaFusion. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and went on to complete her dietetic internship at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) in Boston. After working in the Burn and Trauma Unit at BWH for several years, she decided to transition to the home infusion setting with the goal of helping patients that require long term nutrition support and striving for more holistic care of home infusion patients.

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2024 NHIF Outstanding Abstract Achievement Award
Recorded 03/17/2023  |  60 minutes
Recorded 03/17/2023  |  60 minutes
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