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Maria Kostka-Rokosz, PharmD, RPh
Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs
Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice

Department/Office
School of Pharmacy - W311

Contact
maria.kostka-rokosz@mcphs.edu
(P)617.732.2094


Schools
School of Pharmacy - Boston

Programs
Pharmacy (PharmD)

Education
Doctor of Pharmacy, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences, Boston, Mass., 1995
Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences, Boston, Mass., 1993
Residency:
Pharmacy Practice Residency Accredited by the American Society of Hospital Pharmacists, Montefiore Medical Center - Henry and Lucy Moses Division, Bronx, N.Y., June 1996


Affiliated Appointments

Drug Information Division Coordinator



Areas of Teaching
Drug Literature Evaluation
Select topics in Non-Herbal Dietary Supplements course


Scholarly Interests
Drug information resources for handheld electronic devices
Use of handheld electronic devices in the curriculum
Use of handheld electronic devices in pharmacy practice
Drug and herbal information resources (print, electronic and on the Internet)


Peer-Reviewed Articles & Book Chapters
Erwin KD, Kostka-Rokosz MD, McCloskey WW. Echinacea use in children: A review of safety and efficacy. Pharmacy Journal of New England 2005;2(2):16-18.

Kostka-Rokosz MD, Dvorkin L, Vibbard KJ, Couris RR. Selected herbal therapies: A review of safety. Nutrition Today 2005;40(1):17-28.

Lowry ML, Kostka-Rokosz MD, McCloskey WW. Evaluation of personal digital assistant drug information databases for the managed care pharmacist. Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy 2003;9(5):441-448.

McCloskey WW, Kostka-Rokosz MD. Gout and hyperuricemia. In: Herfindal ET, Gourley DR, editors. Textbook of Therapeutics: Drug and Disease Management. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins;2006.

Abstracts / Posters Accepted Dvorkin L, Kostka-Rokosz MD. Faculty and studentss attitudes toward elements of complementary and alternative medicine incorporation into required pharmacy curriculum, pilot survey. American Association of Colleges of Pharm

Belinsky SB, Kostka-Rokosz MD, Morin A, King S. Developing informatics competencies at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. American Association of Allied Health Professions Annual Meeting. October 2005.

Kostka-Rokosz MD, Dvorkin L. Trend evaluation in MCPHS Drug Information Services using a Paperless Tracking System. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting. July 2005.


Honors
1995 Rho Chi, Psi Chapter

Current Professional Memberships, Service & Leadership
American College of Clinical Pharmacy
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists


Personal Interests
Choral performance
Gardening
Travel
Reading