Mindy [Melinda] (Throm) Burnworth, Pharm.D., FASHP, FAzPA, BCPS

Associate Professor


Midwestern University
College of Pharmacy-Glendale
Department of Pharmacy Practice

Cholla Hall 211-13
19555 59th Ave.
Glendale, AZ 85308

Office: (623) 572-3546
e-mail: mailto:mburnw@midwestern.edu  

  

EDUCATION

PharmD   Pharmacy  University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy 2001

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS

Burnworth is a leader in promoting education, student mentorship, minimization of drug shortages, advocacy, rare diseases education, and health-system pharmacy at various levels. Burnworth is an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Midwestern University College of Pharmacy in Glendale, Arizona and provides clinical pharmacy services for adult internal medicine patients at Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona. She completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency (PGY1) and Adult Internal Medicine Specialty Residency (PGY2) at Grady Health System in Atlanta, Georgia. Burnworth has developed two new practice sites and one elective course in rare diseases, provided over 300 hours of didactic lectures on 30 different topics, served as course coordinator in 4 required courses, precepted over 120 students on advanced pharmacy practice experiences and 12 pharmacy practice resident rotations, and mentored over 30 students/residents on special projects (including research). Burnworth has held several leadership roles with the Arizona Pharmacy Association (AzPA) including Chair of the Health-System Academy (2007-2009) and developing the Mentor Connection Program. Burnworth was honored with AzPA's Service to Pharmacy award twice, Pharmacist of the Year, and Appreciation to Pharmacy award. She received the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) State Affiliate Leadership Appreciation award (2008, 2009). Burnworth was appointed to ASHP's Political Action Committee Advisory Board (2015-2016), Commission on Affiliate Relations (2011-2014), and Committee on Nominations as second alternate (2012-2013). She participated in ASHP's Legislative Day (2011, 2012, 2013) and was elected as an Arizona Delegate in ASHP's House of Delegates (six year term). She was honored with fellow status in AzPA and ASHP. Dr. Burnworth has been interviewed by local media regarding the impact of drug shortages on patient care. She teaches several hospital‐based courses and an elective course on rare diseases and authored a chapter on this topic in an ASHP e-book.   

Selected Publications

TEXTBOOK CHAPTER
In press. Burnworth MJ. eReport: Rare Diseases e-Resource Directory. In collaboration with American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) e-Report series.   

PEER REVIEWED
Burnworth MJ. Rare Disease Resources Not as Rare as One Might Think. Letter. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy. 2013;70(12):1013-1014.
Burnworth MJ. Development of An Elective Course in Rare and Interesting Diseases. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning. 2013;5:564-573.
Gohlke AL, Murphy KM, Cannell ME, Ray DB, Burnworth MJ. Igniting Your Fire Within: A Primer on Political Advocacy for Pharmacy Professionals. Journal of Pharmacy Practice. 2013;26(3):165-170.
Throm MJ. A Review of the Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy of Colony-stimulating Factors. Journal of Infusion Nursing. 2008;31(5):295-306.
Throm MJ, Stevens MD, Hansen C. Benzocaine-induced Methemoglobinemia in Two Patients:  Interdisciplinary Collaboration, Management, and Near Misses. Pharmacotherapy. 2007;27(8):1206-1214.   

NON-PEER REVIEWED
In press. Burnworth MJ, Ehrlich C, Domer E, Radosevich J, Alo A, Sanders J. From A to Z: Clinical Pearls for the Pharmacist. Part 2. Primer on Political Advocacy, Tranexamic Acid in Orthopedic Surgery, Two-Bag System for Fluid Management in Pediatric Diabetic Ketoacidosis, Thiamine for Acute Alcohol Withdraw, Penicillin Allergies and Cross Reactivity with Cephalosporins/Carbapenems, Integrase Strand Transfer Inhibitors for HIV. Continuing Education ACPE-accreditation pending. Arizona Journal of Pharmacy (Official Journal of the Arizona Pharmacy Association).
Burnworth MJ, Rollins C, Leal S. Arizona Delegates Report on 66th Session of the ASHP House of Delegates. Arizona Journal of Pharmacy (Official Journal of the Arizona Pharmacy Association). Fall 2014;6(2):25-26.
Burnworth MJ, Perona S, Hall S. From A to Z: Clinical Pearls for the Acute Care Pharmacist. Part 1. Rare Diseases Electronic Resources, Nuclear Materials Exposure, Alternative Thrombolytic Administration in Pulmonary Embolism. Continuing Education ACPE-accredited. Arizona Journal of Pharmacy (Official Journal of the Arizona Pharmacy Association). 2014(Spring);31-35,42-43.
Trinh A, Burnworth MJ. Ketorolac: The Best Analgesic for Your Grandmother? Arizona Journal of Pharmacy (Official Journal of the Arizona Pharmacy Association). 2014(Winter):18-20.
Burnworth MJ, Rollins C, Jen C. Arizona Delegates Report on 65th Session of the ASHP House of Delegates. Arizona Journal of Pharmacy (Official Journal of the Arizona Pharmacy Association). 2013(Fall):20.
Bonelle E, Crouch V, Burnworth MJ. Methylnaltrexone Bromide: Place in Therapy for Opioid-Induced Constipation. Arizona Journal of Pharmacy (Official Journal of the Arizona Pharmacy Association). 2013(Summer):20-21.
Gohlke A, Ingraham D, Obrique R, Burnworth MJ. Making Arthritis Painless for You and Your Patients. Arizona Journal of Pharmacy (Official Journal of the Arizona Pharmacy Association). 2013(Winter):19.
Lee M, Burnworth MJ. Powerful Connections: The AzPA Mentor Connection Program. Arizona Journal of Pharmacy (Official Journal of the Arizona Pharmacy Association). 2012(Fall):21.
Dang J, Dao J, Lopez-Dee A, Burnworth MJ. Oxyco-Do's and Oxyco-Don'ts: A Review of Urine Drug Testing. Arizona Journal of Pharmacy (Official Journal of the Arizona Pharmacy Association). 2012(Fall):18-19.
Burnworth MJ, Rollins C, Lamar D. Arizona Delegates Report on 64th Session of the ASHP House of Delegates. Arizona Journal of Pharmacy (Official Journal of the Arizona Pharmacy Association). 2012(Fall):27.
Throm MJ. Working with Opioid Analgesics Doesn't Have to be a Pain: The Basics of Pain Management for Pharmacists. Continuing Education (ACPE 290-000-09-002-H01-P). Pharmacy Times. 2009(Jan);79-90.
Carey K, Throm MJ. Continuity of Care: Diabetic Neuropathy-Bridging the Sensation Gap. Pharmacy Times. 2008(Oct):68-70. Russell K, Throm MJ. The SCRIPT for Diabetic Foot Care. Pharmacy Times. 2008(Oct):74-75.
Throm, MJ. Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections. Arizona Pharmacist (Official Journal of the Arizona Pharmacy Alliance). 2008(Winter):11-14.
Throm MJ. Health-System Pharmacy 2-minute Consult: UTI:  Painful, Treatable. Pharmacy Times. 2008(May):HSP10.
Throm MJ. Feature Focus:  Off-label Uses for Treatment of Pain. Pharmacy Times. 2008(Feb):54.
Throm MJ. Keeping an Eye on Diabetic Retinopathy - Pharmacist to Pharmacist. Pharmacy Times. 2006(Nov);a40-a41. 
Throm MJ. Diabetes Care: Adherence to Regimens - Pharmacist to Pharmacist. Pharmacy Times. 2006(Oct);a41.
Throm MJ. Equation for Success:  Diabetes Medications, Diet, and Exercise - Patient Education. Pharmacy Times. 2006(Oct);a105.
Throm MJ. Protecting Your Eyes from Complications of Diabetes - Patient Education. Pharmacy Times. 2006(Sept);a57.
Throm MJ, Fudin J, Otis JAD. Managing Chronic Pain:  An Analysis of the Use of Opioids.  Continuing Education (ACPE 290-000-050-010-H01). Pharmacy Times. 2005(July):88-99.