Bianca   Cruz

Clinical Assistant Professor  

Office: EREBL 1.100.16
Phone: (956) 665-3761
Email: bianca.cruz@utrgv.edu

Dr. Bianca Cruz

  • Areas of Expertise

    • Clinical Pharmacy
    • Hospital Pharmacy
    • Critical Care
    • Antibiotic Stewardship
    • Ethics in Human Subjects Research
  • Education

    • Pharm.D., Pharmacy, The University of Texas at Austin, 2009
  • Currently Teaching

    BMED 3122 13B - Independent Research II:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks




Selected Publications


  • Shawn Saladin, Yasar Tasnif, Bianca Cruz, and Robert Perez. "Advancements in the treatment of sensorineural hearing loss: Implications for rehabilitation professionals," Myersville, MD: Journalof the American Deafness and Rehabilitaiton Association 49, no. 3 (July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 2015): 11.

  • Lydia Aguilera, Yasar Tasnif, Daniela Bazan, Bianca Cruz, and Adrian Sandoval. "Integrated Healthcare via a Community Health Fair along an International Border: Tackling Multi-morbidities and Health Inequalities through Team Learning Experiences," International Journal of Integrated Care 15, no. 5 (May 2015).

  • Bianca Cruz. "A review of ototoxic medications: Implications for Rehabilitation Professionals ," (January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2015).



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Bianca Cruz. Clinical Pharmacy Services Collaboration Agreement , Mission Regional Hospital, $37,500.00 (February 2015 - January 2016)

  • Bianca Cruz. Walgreens Diversity Program Grant , Walgreens, $570.00 (December 2015 - December 2015)

  • Bianca Cruz. Graduate College Success Fund, $600.00 (October 2015 - October 2015)

  • Bianca Cruz. Faculty Development Program Grant , University of Texas Pan-American, $2,332.00 (December 2014 - December 2014)

  • Bianca Cruz. Walgreens Diversity Program Grant , Walgreens, $550.00 (December 2014 - December 2014)



Selected Presentations


  • Sharon Thomas, Daniela Bazan, Bianca Cruz, and Kariana Pena. "Assessing the Current Status of Pharmacy Involvement in Transition of Care Programs within Hospital Institutions in the Rio Grande Valley," ASHP Midyear Meeting, Las Vegas, NV (December 2016)

  • Xin Oh, Bianca Cruz, and Lydia Aguilera. "Gauging Uninsured Patients’ Access to Prescription Medications Using Coupons from Drug Discount Programs in a Primarily Hispanic Population," ASHP Midyear Meeting, Las Vegas, NV (December 2016)

  • Sharon Thomas, Maria Delgado, Stephanie Garza, and Bianca Cruz. "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Treatment Educational Session for Advocates of Foster Children," ASHP Midyear Meeting, New Orleans, LA (December 2015)

  • Liana Garza, Alex Cantu, Jaime Pena, Esmeralda Lozano, Bianca Cruz, and Yasar Tasnif. "Pharmacy in the Hood – A program evaluation of a summer camp promoting the pharmacy profession to high school students," ASHP Midyear Meeting, New Orleans, LA (December 2015)

  • Lydia Aguilera, Bianca Cruz, Yasar Tasnif, Daniela Bazan, and Adrian Sandoval. "Integrated Healthcare via a Community Health Fair along an International Border: Tackling Multi-morbidities and Health Inequalities through Team Learning Experiences," 15th International Conference for Integrated Care, Edinburgh, Scotland (March 2015)

  • Lydia Aguilera, Veronica Chanes, Yasar Tasnif, Daniela Bazan, Bianca Cruz, and Adrian Sandoval. "Increasing Student Participation in Scholarship and Community Service: A Focus on the Health Care Needs of the Rio Grande Valley Community to Motivate Student Participation in Research," Kenneth I. Shine Academy Innovations , Austin, TX (February 2015)

  • Alex Cantu, Bianca Cruz, and Yasar Tasnif. "Summer Camp Impact on Pharmacy Perceptions of Participating Students," UTPA Undergraduate Research Conference, University of Texas Pan-American, Edinburg, TX (February 2015)

  • Heidy Salinas, Isai Granados, Mario Solis, Bianca Cruz, and Lydia Aguilera. "Perception of Interdisciplinary Collaboration Pre and Post Community Health Fair Serving the Hispanic Population in the Rio Grande Valley," ASHP Midyear Meeting, Anaheim, CA (December 2014)

Current Courses

BMED 3122 13B - Independent Research II:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks

Previous Courses