Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Delia Carias
Dr. Delia Carias is a McWhorter School of Pharmacy graduate from the class of 2010 and is currently a Clinical Pharmacist in Medication Use Policy at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Her duties include working on projects related to medication safety, medication use policy and investigational drugs and serving as the Antimicrobial Stewardship Coordinator. "St. Jude is a wonderful place, in that we have bench research being conducted that is then translated to bedside-direct patient care," she said." However, at times it can be challenging keeping up with our ever changing current practices."
This educational foundation enabled me to succeed in a Pharmacy Practice Residency at one of the best hospitals in the country. In addition, the faculty at McWhorter School of Pharmacy fueled my passion for pharmacy.
Prior to working at St. Jude, Delia completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, and a PGY2 Health-Systems Pharmacy Administration Residency at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.
Delia attributes her pharmacy skills and practical know-how to the education and experience she received at the McWhorter School of Pharmacy. "MSOP provided me with a solid foundation of pharmaceutical knowledge," she said. This educational foundation enabled me to succeed in a Pharmacy Practice Residency at one of the best hospitals in the country. In addition, the faculty at MSOP fueled my passion for pharmacy. Many of the faculty are involved in pharmacy organizations on a local, state and national level. These pharmacists gave up their own time to improve our profession. Seeing their involvement has inspired me to become involved.
In addition to her work in pharmacy, Delia has always loved music. She is involved with the arts in Memphis and enjoys singing with the Memphis Symphony Chorus and Chamber Choir.