Laura A. Thoma, Pharm.D.


Laura A. Thoma, Pharm.D.

Professor

Director of Parenteral Medication Laboratories

Office location

214A FEURT PHARMACY RESEARCH BUILDING
26 South Dunlap Street
Memphis, TN 38163
Tel: (901) 448-4443
Email: lthoma@uthsc.edu

Current Office Hours

by appointment

Lab

Parenteral Medications Laboratories

CURRICULUM VITAE

Degree

  • 1991: Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Tennessee Memphis, Memphis, TN
  • 1985: Bachelor of Science (Chemistry), Briar Cliff College Sioux City, Iowa

Honors and Awards

  • Teacher of the Year, 2001, UT College of Pharmacy Class of 2003
  • Teacher of the Year, 1993, UT College of Pharmacy Class of 1996
  • Outstanding Student Award in Pharmaceutics, Department of Pharmaceutics, UT College of Pharmacy, June 1991

Licensure

  • Pharmacist, Tennessee State Board of Pharmacy, License #C008314
    Date Issued - August 1991, Status - Active

Society Memberships

  • American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists
  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
  • American Pharmaceutical Association
  • American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists
  • Parenteral Drug Association
  • Tennessee Society of Hospital Pharmacists

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Peer-reviewed journal articles

  • Y. Mi, G. Wood, L. Thoma, and S. Rashed, “Effects of Polyethylene Glycol Molecular Weight and Concentration On Lactate Dehydrogenase Activity After Freeze-thawing”. PDA Journal of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology (In Press)
  • A.M. Trotter, P.R. Rodrigues, L.A. Thoma, “The Usefulness of 0.45 um-Rated Membranes”. Pharmaceutical Technology, 26 (3): 60-70 (2002)
  • A.M. Trotter, T. H. Meltzer, F. Bai, and L.A. Thoma, "Investigation of Filter Structure by Microbial Retention Studies: A Synthesis and Elaboration of Prior Findings”. PDA Journal of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology, 55:127-133 (2001)
  • L. Thoma, A. Johnson-Singh, G.C. Wood, J Wolfe, “Physical compatibility of 10% alcohol in 5% dextrose injection with selected drugs during simulated Y-site administration”. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, 57: 2286-2287 (2000)
  • A.M.Trotter, T.H. Meltzer, F Bai, L Thoma, "Integrity Test Measurements - The Effects of Bacterial Cell Loading”. Pharmaceutical Technology, 24(3): 72-80 (2000)
  • J.L. Wolfe, L. Thoma , and C. Du et al, "Physical compatibility and chemical stability of vincristine sulfate, doxorubicin hydrochloride, and etoposide in 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection, USP”. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, 56 (5) (1999)
  • Laura A. Thoma, "A Comparison of Sterile Compounding Guidelines for Pharmacists”. Pharmacopeial Forum, 22;5:2934-7 (1996)
  • Ilag, L.L., Tuech, J.K., Beisner, L.A., Sumrada, R.A. and Incardona, N.L., "Role of DNA Protein Interactions in Bacteriophage ØX174 DNA Injection”. J. Mol. Biol., 229:671-84 (1993)

Other Publications

Abstracts

  • “Cryoprotection of Polyethylene Glycols on Lactate Dehydrogenase Activity and Secondary Structure”, Y. Mi, G. Wood, L. Thoma, PDA Annual Meeting 2001.
  • “Freeze Thaw Protection Mechanisms of Polyethylene Glycols on Lactate Dehydrogenase”, Y. Mi, G.Wood, Y. Gao, B. Bothner, R. Ray, L. Thoma, AAPS Annual Meeting 2001.
  • "Evaluation of an Oxygen Extraction Device in Slowing Oxidative Epinephrine Degradation”, G. Wood, N. Aksornkoae and L. Thoma, Annual Meeting of the Parenteral Drug Association, Washington D. C., November 1998
  • "Evaluation of a Clear Plastic Vial for Cleanliness, Sterility and Suitability for Packaging Sterile Parenteral Solutions”, Laura A. Thoma, Patty H. Kiang, Ram Murty and Bhogi B. Sheth, PDA International Congress, Osaka Japan, February 1997
  • "A Clear Plastic Vial-I: Evaluation of Cleanliness and Sterility for Parenteral Packaging”, Laura A. Thoma, Patty H. Kiang and Bhogi B. Sheth, Annual meeting of the Parenteral Drug Association, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1996
  • "A Clear Plastic Vial-II: Evaluation for Packaging Sterile, Parenteral Solutions”, Laura A. Thoma, Patty H. Kiang, Ram Murty and Bhogi B. Sheth, Annual Meeting of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, Seattle, Washington, 1996

Videos

United States Pharmacopeial Curricular Resource on Sterile Product Compounding. Video on Sterile Drug Preparation