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Pharmacy Assistant

North Hollywood, CA
May 21, 2020

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Manchester University College of Pharmacy Spring 2017

Doctorate of Pharmacy

California State University Northridge Spring 2012

Bachelor of Art in Biology

Professional Experience

CVS Pharmacy January 2018- Current

Staff Pharmacist

Fill more than 2,000 prescriptions weekly ensuring accuracy and completeness of information on prescription

Consult with physician and patients regarding medication dosage, drug interactions, disease management and potential side effects of prescription and OTC medication

Completed Emerging Pharmacy Leadership Program

Maintain accurate patient records, dosage information

Manage drug inventory levels, order medications and supplies, verify deliveries against purchase order

Maintain regulatory documents for Control Medications in compliance with DEA regulations

Ensure the pharmacy is compliant with all California and Federal laws and regulations

Improved drug-inventory management system to reduce waste and eliminate backorders

Enroll patients into patient assistance programs

Administer vaccinations

Prescribe contraceptives


Indiana State Board of Pharmacy August 2017 – Current

Pharmacist License

California State Board of Pharmacy December 2017 – Current

Pharmacist License


MTM Certified April 2017

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation/ BLS August 2013 – Current

HIPAA Certified New Health University November 2013 – Current

American Pharmacists Association Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery November 2013 – Current

Research Experience

Research Department at Lutheran Hospital Fort Wayne, IN July 2016 – August 2016

Preceptor: Gordon Bokhart.

oInitiated and completed a trial protocol for a medical device. Worked closely with the primary investigator of the trial as well as representatives from the pharmaceutical company throughout the development process. Furthermore, presented the completed protocol to the Lutheran Hospital’s Institutional Review Board. I was able to answer all of the questions and concerns that the board members had and as a result the protocol was approved and the trial is currently underway.

Manufacturing Department at Eli Lilly and Company Indianapolis, IN January 2017 – February 2017

Preceptor: Steph Levine, PharmD

oCreated several process flow documents for preparing sanitization agents in the manufacturing department. Worked with representatives from several departments who were responsible for making the sanitization agents to create a document that will be useful for everyone involved in the process.

Laboratory Assistant at Manchester University College of Pharmacy September 2014 – June 2016

Advisor: Sidhartha Ray, Ph. D

oStudied biochemical methods, assays, and procedures involved in the analysis of drug induced organ toxicity (hepatotoxicity and nephrotoxicity). Utilized techniques in bright field microscopy, western blot, gel electrophoresis and spectrophotometry to perform in vitro assessment of drug toxicity. I learned in detail about the apoptotic and necrotic processes that cells undergo when exposed to high doses of hepatotoxic and nephrotoxic drugs. Assisted in teaching laboratory portion of an elective course in Toxicology at Manchester University College of Pharmacy. Responsible for preparing laboratory area, explaining and running experiments with the students.


Keshishyan S, Sehdev V, Reeves D and Ray S.D. CYTOSTATIC AGENTS. In: Ray SD Editor. Side Effects of Drugs: Annual: Elsevier, Vol. 37: 44. August 2015

De LLelis T, Keshishyan S, Kovalevskaya V, Swanson K, Montagno K and Ray SD. ANTIHYPERTENSIVES. In: Ray SD, Editor. Side Effects of Drugs: Annual: Elsevier, Vol. 38:18 September 2016

Trovinger SN, Hrometz SL, Keshishyan S and Ray SD. INSULIN & MISC. HYPOGLYCEMIC DRUGS. In: Ray SD, Editor. Side Effects of Drugs: Annual: Elsevier, Vol. 38:40. September 2016

Keshishyan S, Nguyen H, Alofabi O, Moore A, Black A. CYTOSTATIC AGENTS. In: Ray SD Editor. Side Effects of Drugs: Annual: Elsevier, In Print. September 2018

Keshishyan S, Rizkalla M, Kovalevskaya V, Tran TH, Ray SD. Nuclear and mitochondrial ultrastructural changes during acetaminophen (AAP) and dimethylnitrosamine (DMN)-induced liver injury. Poster session presented at: American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting. 2016 July 23-27; Anaheim, CA. Poster Presentation, July 2016


Advanced skills in navigating through medical databases and data analysis

Proficient in clinical trial protocol development

Advanced skills in laboratory research

Advanced skills in dealing with third party payer policies

Fluent in English, Russian and Armenian


Excellence in Research Award at Manchester University May 2017

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