Varghese E, Abate MA, Hu L, Kaplan J, Kraner J, Long DL, Sorg M, Mock A, Greenwald M, Andrew T. Characterization of diphenhydramine-related accidental overdose deaths. Academic Forensic Pathology 2015;5(1):105-115.
Fields, M., Abate, M. A., Lan, H., Leann, L., Blommel, M., Nabil, H., James, K., Parent and Metabolite Opioid Drug Concentrations in Unintentional Deaths Involving Opioid and Benzodiazepine Combinations, Journal of Forensic Sciences 2015;60(4):950-56.
Adjeroh D, Abbasi A, Zheng W, Abate M. Signal fusion for social media analysis of adverse drug events. IEEE Intelligent Systems 2014;29(Mar-Apr):74-80.
Rudisill, T., Zhao, S., Abate, M. A., Coben, J., Zhu, M., Trends in prescription and illicit drug use among drivers killed in U.S. traffic crashes, 1999-2010, Accident Analysis Prevention 2014;70:178-87.
Kalata L, Abate MA. A mentor based portfolio program to improve pharmacy students’ self-assessment skills. Am J Pharm Educ 2013;77(4):Article 81.
Tofade, T., Abate, M. A., "Perceptions of a Continuing Professional Development Portfolio Model to Enhance the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning", Journal of Pharmacy Practice. (2013) 26:Oct 8 (published online).
Shah N, Abate MA, Smith MJ, Kaplan JA, Kraner JC, Clay DJ. Alprazolam-related deaths: analysis of data compiled by a centralized state medical examiner system. American Journal of Addictions 2012;S27-S34.
Peirce GL, Smith MJ, Abate MA, Halverson J. Doctor and pharmacy shopping for controlled substances. Medical Care 2012;50(6):494-500.
Oyelami I, Abate MA, Blommel ML. Pharmacy Patrons’ Awareness of Pharmacists’ Education and Routine Patient Care Responsibilities. J Pharm Pharmaceut Sci 2011;14(2) 306 – 314.
Lewis NJ, Bugdalski-Stutrud C, Abate M, Blommel ML. The Medication Assessment Program: Comprehensive medication assessments for persons taking multiple chronic medications. Journal of American Pharmacists Association. 2008 Mar-Apr;48(2):171-80.
Blommel ML, Abate MA. A rubric to assess critical literature evaluation skills. Am J Pharm Educ. 2007 Aug 15;71(4):63.
Abate MA, Blommel M. Self-assessment tool for drug information advanced pharmacy practice experience. Am J Pharm Educ 2007;71(1):Article 02.
Slain D, Abate M, Hodges BM, Stamatakis MS, Wolak S. An interactive response system to promote active learning in the doctor of pharmacy curriculum. Am J Pharm Educ 2004;68(5): Article 117.
Abate MA, Meyer-Stout PJ, Stamatakis MK, Gannett PM, Dunsworth TS, Nardi AH. Development and evaluation of computerized problem-based learning cases emphasizing basic sciences concepts. Am J Pharm Educ 2000;64:74-82.
Selected Review Article
Abate MA, Stamatakis MS, Haggett RR. Excellence in curriculum development and assessment (invited paper). Am J Pharm Educ 2003;67(3; Article 89):1-21.
Abate MA. Reactions to the Study. In: Worthen DB, ed. The Millis Study Commission on Pharmacy. A Road Map to a Profession's Future. Binghamton (NY): The Haworth Press, Inc; 2006 (this represents a re-publishing of this chapter from 1999)
"Characterization of Diphenhydramine-Related Overdose Deaths.” National Association of Medical Examiners Annual Meeting (NAME), 2014
"Postmortem Opioid Levels, Co-Intoxicant Presence, and Decedent Characteristics in Accidental, Single-Opioid Deaths in West Virginia and Northern New England." National Association of Medical Examiners Annual Meeting (NAME), 2014
"Rx Drug Evaluation Seminar Concurrent Drug, Alcohol, and Decedent Characteristics in Deaths Due to Opioids", State Technical Assistance, Prescription Drug Evaluation Seminar, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, Arlington, VA, 2014
"Prescription Drug Webinar - CDC - Funded Research; Concurrent Drug, Alcohol, and Decedent Characteristics in Deaths Due to Opioids", 2014
"Accidental Opioid?Induced Deaths: Modeling Relationships of Postmortem Opioid Levels to Co-?Intoxicant Benzodiazepine and Alcohol Presence and Selected Decedent Characteristics," American Academy of Forensic Sciences Annual Meeting, 2014
"Benzodiazepine Effects on Opioid Parent and Parent-to-Metabolite Concentrations," American Academy of Forensic Sciences Annual Meeting, 2014
“Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and Assessment Points to Consider,” American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Annual Meeting, 2009
“Curriculum Development and Educational Assessment,” AACP Institute, Snowbird, Utah & Leesburg, Virginia, 2007
Rubrics, Teaching Scholars Program – Longitudinal Program and Summer Institutes, WVU Health Sciences Center, 2005 - 2016
Assessment Overview, Course and Clerkship Directors Training, WVU School of Medicine, West Virginia University, 2006
Assessment - Introduction, Principles, Approaches and Barriers. Health Sciences Center Faculty Development - Assessment Series, West Virginia University, 2004
About Marie A. Abate
Dr. Marie Abate graduated from the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy. She is nationally known in the areas of drug information and assessment and has served as Director of the statewide West Virginia Center for Drug and Health Information (WV CDHI) for 25 years. She has served, primarily as principal or co-principal investigator, on about 30 funded research and educational projects totaling over $2 million. A current, ongoing project involves the maintenance of a forensics drug information database in collaboration with the WV Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. With colleagues, she had also developed an innovative computer educational program to teach students how to interpret and assess medical literature, which received an Innovations in Teaching award from the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. This material has since been converted to a textbook publication. Dr. Abate has also served as Director of Assessment for the School since 2004 and has conducted faculty development assessment workshops, provided assessment seminars locally and nationally, and facilitated the development of rubrics and tools to gather student learning outcomes data.
Teaching Interests and Courses Taught
Medical information resources, retrieval (including Internet and database searching skills), and evaluation, including skills needed for research study design and the critical evaluation of clinical drug studies, rubrics and portfolios, problem-based learning
Courses taught: Revised Curriculum
PHAR 826, Evidence-Based Practice: Coordinator and primary instructor
Portfolio Component (Years 1-4): Coordinator
Cardiology & Immunology SBT Modules: Instructor (practicum)
Capstone Assessment of Practice: Instructor
Advanced Practice Experience (4th professional year), Drug Information: Preceptor
PHAR 727, Medical Literature Evaluation: Coordinator and primary instructor
Advanced Practice Experience (4th professional year), Drug Information: Preceptor
PHAR 723, Pharmaceutical Care Lab 3: Instructor
PHAR 724, Pharmaceutical Care Lab 4: Instructor
PHAR 736, Pharmaceutical Care Lab 6: Instructor
The West Virginia Center for Drug and Health Information (WV CDHI), in operation for over 40 years (known previously as the West Virginia Drug Information Center), has as its mission service provision, student/practitioner education, and research/scholarly activities to optimize access to and the appropriate use of drug and therapeutics information to improve patient care. The WV CDHI serves as a comprehensive drug and drug therapy information resource, primarily geared to health care providers throughout West Virginia. The WV CDHI also works with community groups to enhance patient and public use of high quality medical information resources.
Access and use of information resources by health care professionals, patients, and the public
Programmatic and student learning outcomes assessment
Portfolios and self-assessment
Grants and Research
“Integration of Poisoning and Deaths Data to Predict and Prevent Drug Deaths,” WVU - CTSI, West Virginia University
“Concurrent Drug, Alcohol, and Decedent Characteristics in Deaths Due to Opioids,” CDC, WV Injury Control Research Center Renewal Project
EAGER: Collaborative Research: CRUFS: A Unified Framework for Social Media Analysis of Adverse Drug Events, National Science Foundation
“EAGER: Computational Public Drug Surveillance,” National Science Foundation
“Integration/Analysis of a Multifaceted Medication and Health Management Information System in a Community Setting,” Community Pharmacy Foundation
"Development of a Forensic Drug Information Web Site and Concentrations Database," National Institute of Justice
"Information Prescriptions to Provide Reliable Internet Medical Information," WVU Public Service Grant
“Evaluation of an Interactive Response System to Promote Active Learning and Skills Development,” WVU Research Corporation Investment in Research Stimulation
“Computerization of Problem-Based Learning (PBL) Cases with Concept Map Integration,” Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education, U.S. Department of Education
"A Problem-Based, Integrated Approach to Pharmacy Education in the Basic and Clinical Sciences," Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education, U.S. Department of Education
"Development of a Computer Program for the Evaluation and Interpretation of Published Drug Studies," Fund for the Improvement of Post Secondary Education, U.S. Department of Education