Three Clinical Faculty Hired
As of May 2021, the Department of Pharmacy Practice has hired three new clinical assistant professors: Mark Cinquegrani, PharmD; Natalie Rodriguez, PharmD; and Divita Singh, PharmD.
Mark Cinquegrani, PharmD joins the School of Pharmacy faculty from the University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy where he served as a PGY-2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy resident. Dr. Cinquegrani's clinical appointment was with the University of New Mexico Truman Health Services Clinic. In this role, he coinvestigated and presented research on antiretrovirals, HIV, hepatitis C virus, CBD, and more. He carried out teaching, for example in HIV and clinical practice. This experience followed his completion of a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice residency at the University of New Mexico Hospital where up to the present, he also served as a staff clinical pharmacist. Dr. Cinquegrani is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Madison School of Pharmacy.
Natalie Rodriguez, PharmD, has been with Temple School of Pharmacy this past year as the PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy resident. In this role, she rotated through several outpatient clinics, precepted IPPE and APPE students, completed research on adverse childhood events and medication use, and lectured in both pharmacy courses and the internal medicine resident clinic. A graduate of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at the University of the Sciences, Dr. Rodriguez also received a minor in music and served as a pharmacy intern with New Albertson's ACME Sav-On Pharmacy. She completed her PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice residency at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, VT.
Divita Singh, PharmD, BCPS joins Temple University School of Pharmacy as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice. Dr. Singh earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Rutgers University Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy in New Jersey. She completed her PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice residency at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, NJ and PGY-2 Ambulatory Care residency at University of Florida College of Pharmacy/ University of Florida Health in Gainesville, FL. Subsequently, she was appointed as a Clinical Assistant Professor at Howard University College of Pharmacy in District of Columbia in August 2019, where she maintained an Internal Medicine practice site at Howard University Hospital. At Howard University Hospital, Dr. Singh led a pilot to implement point of care CYP2C19 pharmacogenomic testing in African American patients with acute coronary syndrome to increase utilization of genotype-informed antiplatelet selection. She also served as a preceptor to P4 pharmacy students on Advanced Pharmacy Practice rotations and PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice residents on their longitudinal Drug Information Learning experience. Her professional interests include utilizing innovative teaching techniques, optimizing, and expanding pharmacy services, analyzing outpatient pharmaceutical business models and value-based inpatient clinical pharmacy services. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and trying new cuisines.