ACCP Member Spotlight: Ting-Ting Wu
Ting-Ting Wu, Pharm.D., BCPS, earned her Pharm.D. degree from the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy and subsequently completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian.
After her residency, Wu moved to Taiwan and is currently a critical care pharmacist at Taipei Medical University - Taipei Municipal Wanfang Hospital (WFH). She is involved in critical care clinical research and quality improvement projects and serves as a preceptor to both pharmacy students and residents. She also holds an appointment as a clinical instructor at the Taipei Medical University College of Pharmacy. Previously at WFH, Wu collaborated with other critical care pharmacists to initiate a three-phase program to help the multidisciplinary team employ the clinical practice guidelines for pain, agitation/sedation, delirium, immobility, and sleep disruption in adult patients in the ICU (PADIS guidelines). Subsequently, in cooperation with the medical staff, Wu and other pharmacists have developed and integrated several evidence-based protocols and facility-specific guidelines into ICU daily practice to facilitate change.
In September 2020, Wu will start her critical care pharmacy research fellowship and Ph.D. degree in population health at Northeastern University under John Devlin, Pharm.D., FCCP, FCCM. Her program and research will focus on pharmacologic therapy for analgesia, sedation, and delirium in critically ill patients. After completing the fellowship and Ph.D. program, Wu hopes to obtain a clinical faculty position.
Wu is an active and dedicated member of ACCP as well as the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Last year, she traveled three times from Taiwan to the United States to attend the 48th Critical Care Congress, the 2019 ACCP Annual Meeting, and the 2019 ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting.
Wu firmly believes that studying and working in clinical pharmacies in both the United States and Taiwan have greatly influenced her throughout her career. In the United States, she has learned that postgraduate training and specialized credentialing are critical to fostering career growth and advancing the level of expertise to optimize and provide patient care. In Taiwan, she notes that pharmacy practice is evolving and that there are opportunities to expand and improve the clinical pharmacy program. She strives to advance pharmacy education and practice in Taiwan and expects the country’s pharmacy profession to move forward in the near future.