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Julie Ann Luiz Adrian, D.V.M.
Julie Ann Luiz Adrian

Associate Professor

Julie Ann Luiz Adrian, Associate Professor of the Department of Pharmacy Practice, studies complicated grief, posttraumatic stress disorder and pharmacological therapy in humans’ response to the death of pets and animals; euthanasia in animals; canine cancer natural chemoprevention; pet therapy; economics of pharmacy and veterinary pharmacy education; the nutritional benefits and detriments of guava, Psidium guajava, tree parts as a livestock feed source; instructional design and assessment; and the impacts of veterinary experientials and communication skill enhancement on pharmacy students’ education.

Adrian has found that the development of the veterinary medicine rotation component of the Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences curriculum useful and beneficial to students’ pharmacy education and roles as pharmacists. The rotation enhanced students' performances, attitudes, and perceptions in providing assistance to veterinarians, animal patients, and clients of veterinarians. A pharmacy curriculum integrating a realistic veterinary clinical setting is a useful and novel method to inspire students about veterinary medicine.

In addition, Adrian has found that many people experience significant features of grief reactions (about 20%) after the death of a pet/animal, however, the percentage of people experiencing major pathological disruption is relatively low (< 5%). Thus, sub-clinical levels of grief and sadness are relatively common human responses to the death of companion pets/animals and last six months or more for about 30% of those sampled. Severe pathological reactions to pet/animal death do occur, but are quite rare among human survivors.

Adrian has also found that the primary nutritional concern with guava is low in vitro organic matter digestibility compared to tropical forage grasses, therefore it is not recommended as a sole source or predominant feedstock for livestock. Even though livestock like cattle, sheep, and goats are observed to feed on guava in Hawaii, the results of her study do not support guava as having nutritional usefulness. Animals however, specifically goats have been observed to strip the bark circumference off the tree trunk thus killing the tree. This may be a useful method to control the pest species.

Education

  • B.S., Agriculture, University of Hawaii at Hilo, United States
  • D.V.M., Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine, Oklahoma State University, United States

Classes and Courses

  • PHPP 528 – Pharmacy Comm and Culture, course coordinator and instructor
  • PHPP 554 – Zoonotic Diseases, course coordinator and instructor
  • PHPP 555 – Overview of Veterinary Medicine and Veterinary Pharmacology, course coordinator and instructor
  • PHPS 710 – Laboratory Animal Care, Management, and Medicine I, course coordinator and instructor
  • PHPP 507/509 – Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences, clinical site developer, preceptor and instructor
  • PHPP 544/545 – Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience Academic Elective, preceptor
  • PHPP 517 – Integrated Therapeutics III, instructor
  • PHPP 525 – Complementary Medicine, instructor
  • PHPS 591 – Basic and Applied Toxicology, instructor
  • PHPS 506 – Pharmaceutics II, invited lecturer
  • PHPP 516 – Integrated Therapeutics II, invited lecturer
  • IS 201 – Pre-pharmacy Orientation, invited lecturer

Selected Presentations and/or Publications

Publications

  • Adrian JAL, Stitt A. Pet loss, complicated grief, and post-traumatic stress disorder in Hawaii. AnthrozoÖs, 30(1):123-133, 2017.
  • Kondratyuk TP,Adrian JAL, Wright B, Park EJ, van Breemen RB, Morris KR, Pezzuto JM. Evidence supporting the conceptual framework of cancer chemoprevention in canines, Scientific Reports, an online publication of Nature, 6:26500, 2016.
  • Adrian JAL, Zeszotarski P, Ma C. Developing pharmacy student communication skills through role-playing and active learning. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 79(3):1-8, 2015.
  • Adrian JAL, Arancon N, Mathews B, Carpenter J. Mineral composition and soil-plant relationships for common guava (Psidium guajava L.) and yellow, strawberry guava (Psidium cattleianum var. lucidum) tree parts and fruits. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis, 46(15):1960-1979, 2015.
  • Adrian JAL, Vu TB, Owusu Y, Hayashi K. Income effects on doctoral programs in pharmacy: estimation and prediction using U.S. data. Journal of Empirical Economics, 3(5):261-277, 2014.
  • Adrian JAL, Gomez LH, Wongwiwatthananukit S. Development of the veterinary medicine rotation component of the introductory pharmacy practice experiences curriculum. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning, 6(4):507-515, 2014.
  • Adrian JAL. Image Quiz: Fragile, hyperextensible skin in a dog clinical snapshot: cutaneous asthenia in a dog (Ehlers-Danlos syndrome). Veterinary Medicine, in press July 1, 2014.
  • Adrian JAL, Equine color genetics and deoxyribonucleic acid testing.  Journal of Veterinary Science and Technology, 4(2): Article 134, 2013.
  • Adrian JAL, Arancon N, Mathews B, Carpenter J. Proximate analysis, in vitro organic matter digestibility, and energy content of common guava (Psidium guajava L.) and yellow, strawberry guava (Psidium cattleianum var. lucidum) tree parts and fruits as potential forage. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 60(42):10398–10405, 2012.
  • Adrian JA, Vu T, Hayashi K. The new cooperative medical system in China:  a cure for all? International Journal of Healthcare Information Systems and Informatics, 7(3):15-26, 2012.
  • Vu T, Adrian JA. Pharmacy and veterinary pharmacy education – facts and forecast. Journal of Global Business Development, 3(1):15-19, 2011.
  • Adrian JAL, Arancon NQ.  Effect of high forage oxalate and calcium consumption on goat urine characteristics. International Journal of Livestock Production, 2(3):31-39, 2011.
  • Duponte M, Adrian J, Cleveland E. A feeding trial of fortified dehydrated garbage for growing swine in Hawaii. Pacific Agriculture and Natural Resources, 1(1):36-40, on-line November 2009.
  • Cleveland E, Arancon N, Adrian J. Treating foot rot in goats using a zinc sulfate foot bath. Pacific Agriculture and Natural Resources, 1(1):49-51, on-line November 2009.
  • Luiz-Adrian JA, Deliramich AN, Frueh BC. Complicated grief posttraumatic stress disorder in humans’ response to the death of pets/animals. The Bulletin of the MenningerClinic, 73(3):176-187, 2009.
  • Luiz JA, Heseltine J. Five common toxins ingested by dogs and cats. Compend Contin Educ Pract Vet, 30(11):578-588, 2008.
  • Luiz-Adrian JA. Leptospirosis: identification and treatment in companion animals. J. Hawaiian Pacific Agric, 15, 2008.
  • Luiz JA. Giant marine toad, Bufo marinus L., poisoning in Hawaii: symptoms and treatment. J. Hawaiian Pacific Agric, 14:67-68, 2007.
  • Luiz JA. Clinical snapshot: 2 year-old, female, miniature Dachshund. Compend Contin Educ Pract Vet, 29(4):192-194, 2007.
  • Luiz JA. Clinical snapshot: 2 year-old, castrated, mixed breed dog. Compend Contin Educ Pract Vet, 29(6):336-338, 2007.
  • Luiz JA. Diagnostic challenge, hermaphrodite. Vet Pract News, 19(6):19-21, 2007.

Presentations

  • Adrian JAL. Common canine diseases and the pharmacist’s role. Hawaii Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting, April 2014.
  • Adrian JAL.  Vet Information 101. Hawaii Pharmacist Association Annual Meeting, April 2013.
  • Adrian JAL.  Vet Information 101. University of Hawaii at Hilo, the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy Accreditation and Education Conference. February 2013.
  • Adrian JAL, Zeszotarski P. Communication skills for student pharmacist pre- and post-self assessment. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, 2013. 
  • Adrian JAL, Arancon NQ, Carpenter JR, Mathews B. Analysis of guava as a forage – organic constituents. 50th Anniversary Meeting of the Phytochemical Society of North America, 2011. Adrian – presenter.
  • Vu T, Adrian JA. Pharmacy and veterinary pharmacy education – facts and forecast. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, 2011. Adrian – presenter.

Selected News Releases

  • Honolulu Star Advertiser, Honolulu, 2010
  • New York Times, New York, 2010

Grants

  • Adrian JAL, University of Hawaii at Hilo Research Council Seed Money Award, awarded $15,000.
  • Holmes E, Pezzuto J, Adrian JAL, Pellegrin K, Jarvi S. Alterations and renovations, principal investigator: Eric H. Holmes, IDeA Network for Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) III: Hawaii Statewide Research & Education Partnership (HISREP), 2013 through 2014, $168,300 (Hawaii Pacific University) and $81,170 (University of Hawaii at Hilo, the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy), GM103466-12 INBRE III, awarded $81,700. University of Hawaii at Hilo Research Council Seed Money Award

Awards and Honors

  • 2018 Marquis Who’s Who in America, featured by Fred Marks.
  • 2014 Who’s Who in Academia, Honorable Mention featured by Joseph Bozanek, 2014.
  • American Chemical Society Publications Certificate of Appreciation for Valuable Contributions, 2013.
  • Nominee for one the University of Hawaii at Hilo Excellence in Teaching Awards, 2013.
  • US National Science Foundation Sponsored Travel Award. Analysis of guava as a forage – organic constituents, Phytochemical Society of North America, Waikoloa, HI, 2011.
  • Nominee for one of the University of Hawaii at Hilo Excellence in Teaching Awards, 2011.
  • “Pharmacy and Veterinary Pharmacy Education – Facts and Forecast” by Tam Bang Vu and Julie Ann Luiz Adrian, Conference of Business Development, “Best Paper Award, Academic Planning”, 2011.
  • Nominee for the Francis Davis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, University of Hawaii at Hilo, 2010.
  • Veterinary Honors Society of Phi Zeta of Oklahoma State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, 2004.