Symposium Speaker: Aniwaa Owusu Obeng, PharmD

Aniwaa Owusu Obeng, PharmD, is Assistant Professor of General Internal Medicine and Clinical Pharmacogenomics Coordinator at the Charles Bronfman Institute for Personalized Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York.  Dr. Obeng is also currently adjunct experiential faculty with Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and Long Island University Arnold and Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy.  Dr. Obeng earned her doctorate of pharmacy from Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in 2011 followed by residencies at the Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center and the University of Florida, the latter as the inaugural resident for the UF Pharmacogenomics Pharmacy Residency (PGY2) program At Mount Sinai, Dr. Obeng's current research interests include translational pharmacogenomics, and she is active is several relevant consortia including the electronic MEdical Records & GEnomics (eMERGE) network, the Implementing GeNomics In pracTicE (IGNITE), and Clinical Pharmacogenomics Implementation Consortium (CPIC), among others.


Recent Publications

  1. Hu, J, Korchina, V, Zouk, H, Harden, MV, Murdock, D, Macbeth, A, Harrison, SM, Lennon, N, Kovar, C, Balasubramanian, A et al.. Genetic sex validation for sample tracking in next-generation sequencing clinical testing. BMC Res Notes 2024; 17 (1): 62. PubMed PMID:38433186 PubMed Central PMC10910835.
  2. Naik, H, O'Connor, MY, Sanderson, SC, Pinnell, N, Dong, M, Wiegand, A, Obeng, AO, Abul-Husn, NS, Scott, SA. Pharmacogenomic knowledge and awareness among diverse patients treated with angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors. Pharmacogenomics 2023; 24 (18): 921-930. PubMed PMID:38054855 PubMed Central PMC10794943.
  3. Obeng, AO, Scott, SA, Kaszemacher, T, Ellis, SB, Mejia, A, Gomez, A, Nadukuru, R, Abul-Husn, NS, Vega, A, Waite, E et al.. Prescriber Adoption of SLCO1B1 Genotype-Guided Simvastatin Clinical Decision Support in a Clinical Pharmacogenetics Program. Clin Pharmacol Ther 2023; 113 (2): 321-327. PubMed PMID:36372942 .
  4. Cavallari, LH, Cicali, E, Wiisanen, K, Fillingim, RB, Chakraborty, H, Myers, RA, Blake, KV, Asiyanbola, B, Baye, JF, Bronson, WH et al.. Implementing a pragmatic clinical trial to tailor opioids for acute pain on behalf of the IGNITE ADOPT PGx investigators. Clin Transl Sci 2022; 15 (10): 2479-2492. PubMed PMID:35899435 PubMed Central PMC9579394.
  5. Duarte, JD, Dalton, R, Elchynski, AL, Smith, DM, Cicali, EJ, Lee, JC, Duong, BQ, Petry, NJ, Aquilante, CL, Beitelshees, AL et al.. Multisite investigation of strategies for the clinical implementation of pre-emptive pharmacogenetic testing. Genet Med 2021; 23 (12): 2335-2341. PubMed PMID:34282303 PubMed Central PMC8633054.
  6. Eric, V, Yi, V, Murdock, D, Kalla, SE, Wu, TJ, Sabo, A, Li, S, Meng, Q, Tian, X, Murugan, M et al.. Neptune: an environment for the delivery of genomic medicine. Genet Med 2021; 23 (10): 1838-1846. PubMed PMID:34257418 PubMed Central PMC8487966.
  7. Liu, M, Obeng, AO. Siponimod and CYP2C9 Allele Prevalence Among Blacks. J Clin Pharmacol 2020; 60 (4): 429-431. PubMed PMID:31701536 .
  8. eMERGE Consortium. Electronic address:, eMERGE Consortium. Harmonizing Clinical Sequencing and Interpretation for the eMERGE III Network. Am J Hum Genet 2019; 105 (3): 588-605. PubMed PMID:31447099 PubMed Central PMC6731372.
  9. Coriolan, S, Arikawe, N, Moscati, A, Zhou, L, Dym, S, Donmez, S, Garba, A, Falbaum, S, Loewy, Z, Lull, M et al.. Pharmacy students' attitudes and perceptions toward pharmacogenomics education. Am J Health Syst Pharm 2019; 76 (11): 836-845. PubMed PMID:31415690 PubMed Central PMC6523044.
  10. Cavallari, LH, Van Driest, SL, Prows, CA, Bishop, JR, Limdi, NA, Pratt, VM, Ramsey, LB, Smith, DM, Tuteja, S, Duong, BQ et al.. Multi-site investigation of strategies for the clinical implementation of CYP2D6 genotyping to guide drug prescribing. Genet Med 2019; 21 (10): 2255-2263. PubMed PMID:30894703 PubMed Central PMC6754805.
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