Research Foci

My area of interest is the wellness of children and prevention or treatment of diseases such as obesity, diabetes, and hypertension. I am also interested in advancing pharmacy practice, particularly in the area of pediatrics. Alongside my clinical research, I have interest in innovative teaching and assessment for improved student outcomes.

Publications

 

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Lampkin S, Gildon B, Walls K, Benavides S, Briars L. Considerations for Providing Ambulatory Pharmacy Services for Pediatric Patients The Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics. J Pediatr Pharmacol Ther (in press).

Caballero J, Benavides S, Clauson KA, Hardigan PC, Steinberg JG, Gautier TP, Sherman EM, Valdes J, Thomas JE. Role of residency interview preparatory activities as a determinant on pharmacy residency match rates. J Pharm Pract. 2016. Epublished ahead of print. doi:10.1177/0897190016632127

Benavides S, Madzhidova S, Hernandez A, Le T, Palma SM, Stephen S. Establishment of pediatric medication therapy management:  a proposed model. Pharmacy 2016;4(1)5. Epublished ahead of print. doi:10.3390/pharmacy401000.

Shin Y, Wurster J, Patel N, Benavides S. Levetiracetam (Keppra) efficacy and safety in the prevention of early-onset seizures following traumatic brain injuries in pediatric patients. Mental Health Clinician 2015;5(4):144-148.

McBane S, Dopp  A, Abe A, Benavides S, Chester B, Dixon D, Dunn M, Johnson M, Nigro S, Rothrock-Christian T, Schwartz A, Thrasher K, Walker S, Nutescu E. 2013 American College of Clinical Pharmacy Publications Committee. Comprehensive Medication Management by Clinical Pharmacists—2013. Pharmacother;2015:35(4):e39-e50. DOI: 10.1002/phar.1563.

Parrish RH, Benavides S, Malak JT, Potts AL, Guirguis M, Hagemann T. Optimizing effectiveness in electronic prescriptions for pediatric outpatients: A call for responsive action. Pharmacy 2014:2;260-9.

J Res Pharm Pract 2013;2:135-7.

Vallejos X, Benavides S. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Implications for Pediatric Pharmacy Practice. Ann Pharmacother 2013;47:1075-78. doi:10.1345/aph.1S084.

Caballero J, Wolowich WR, Benavides S, Marino J. Difficulty and discrimination indices of multiple-choice examinations in a College of Pharmacy pathophysiology and therapeutics course sequence. Int J Pharm Pract. 2014;22(1):76-83. doi: 10.1111/ijpp.12022. Epub 2013 Feb 1.

 

Benavides S, Rambaran KA. Pharmacy technicians: Expanding role with uniform expectations, education and limits in scope of practice. J Res Pharm Pract 2013;2:135-7. doi: 10.4103/2279-042X.128141.

Caballero J, Benavides S, Clauson KA, Steinberg JG, Gauthier T, Marino J, Borja-Hart NL. Development of the Residency Interviewing Preparatory Seminar (RIPS) elective course. Am J Health Syst Pharm 2012;69:400-4. DOI:10.2146/ajhp110345.

Benavides S, Huynh D, Morgan J, Briars L. Approach to the pediatric prescription in a community pharmacy. J Pediatr Pharmacol Ther 2011;16(4):298-307.

Patel B, Benavides S. Yoga for Pediatric Obesity. J Yoga Phys Therapy 2011;1:e105. DOI:  10.4172/2175-7595.1000e105.

 

Benavides S, Polen HH, Goncz CE, Clauson KA. Medication safety content of databases used on smartphones and personal digital assistants. Inform Prim Care 2011;19:39-46.

 

Benavides S, Borja-Hart NL, Maniscalco-Feichtl M. Implementation and faculty assessment of an oral examination in a therapeutics course in a distance synchronous education pharmacy programme. Int J Pharm Pract 2011;19(6):438-43.  DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7174.2011.00137.x

 

Kennedy MJ, Phan H, Benavides S, Potts A, Sorensen S. The Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG) Position Statement:  The role of the pediatric pharmacist in personalized medicine and clinical pharmacogenomics for children. J Pediatr Pharmacol Ther 2011;16(2):118-122. DOI: 10.5863/1551-6776-16.2.118.

 

Benavides S, Kohler LA, Souffrant G. A clinical pharmacist’s role in screening for metabolic syndrome in a rural pediatric ambulatory clinic. J Rural Health. 2011;27:184-9. DOI: 10.1111/j.1748-0361.2010.00329.x.

 

Benavides S, Caballero J, Wolowich WR, Garcia AS. In reply to Determining student-faculty ratios and faculty scholarship levels/rates. Am J Pharm Educ 2010;74(10):Article 193 (letter to the editor).

 

Benavides S, Garcia AS, Caballero J, Wolowich WR. The impact of student faculty ratio on pharmacy faculty scholarship. Am J Pharm Educ 2010;74(8):Article 138.

 

Benavides S, Caballero J. Ashtanga yoga for children and adolescents for weight management and psychological well being:  An uncontrolled open pilot study. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice 2009;15:110-4. DOI 10.1016/j.ctcp.2008.12.004.

 

Hart-Borja N, Benavides S, Christensen C. Human Papillomavirus Vaccine safety in pediatric patients:  An evaluation of the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS). Ann Pharmacother 2009;43:356-9. DOI 10.1345/aph.1L492.

Benavides S, Rodriguez JC, Maniscalco M. Review of pharmacist involvement in improving asthma outcomes in various health care settings:  1997 to present. Ann Pharmacother 2009;43:85-7. DOI 10.1345/aph.1K612.

Romo A, Benavides S. Pharmacological treatment options in insulin resistance obesity related acanthosis nigricans. Ann Pharmacother 2008;42:1090-4. DOI 10.1345/aph.1K446.

Benavides S, Streit J, Germak J, Nahata MC. Efficacy and safety of hypoglycemic drugs in children with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Pharmacother 2005;25(6):803-809. DOI 10.1592/phco.2005.25.6.803.

Benavides S, Nahata MC. Pharmacological therapy for HIV-associated lipodystrophy. Ann Pharmacother 2004;38(3):448-57. DOI 10.1345/aph.1D081.

Benavides, S, Nicol K, Koranyi K, Nahata MC. Yersinia septic shock following an autologous transfusion in a pediatric patient. Transfusion and Apheresis Science. Transfus Apheresis Sci. 2003;28:19-23. DOI 10.1016/S1473-0502(02)00096-4.

Benavides S, Nahata, MC. Anthrax:  Safe treatment for children. Ann Pharmacother. 2002;36(2):334-7. DOI 10.1345/aph.1A424.

 

Electronic Publications

Benavides S. The Top 10 Things Every Clinician Should Know About the 2013 Obesity Guidelines. iForumrx.org, February 2014.  Available at:  http://www.iforumrx.org/type/commentary.

 

Non-Peer Reviewed Publications

Petrova M, Benavides S, Almaguer M. Insulin glargine (Lantus®) and cancer:  Is there a connection? PrescRxiption Digest, Memorial Regional Hospital Pharmacy Newsletter;4(1):6-7.

Knoppert D, Reed M, Benavides S, Totton J, Hoff D, Moffett B, Norris K, Vaillancourt R, Aucoin R, Worthington M (contributors). Position Paper:  Paediatric age categories to be used in differentiating between listing on a model essential medicines list for children. Submitted to the World Health Organization for consideration of inclusion into the Shanghai Declaration. 2007.

Vaillancourt R, Knoppert D, Reed M, Benavides S, Totton J, Hoff D, Moffett B, Norris K. Position Paper on preferred dosage forms to be included in a Model Essential Medicines List for Children. Submitted to the World Health Organization for consideration of inclusion into the Shanghai Declaration. 2007.

Benavides S. Patient–controlled analgesia. Discourse Newsletter, UCSD;23(5)3.

Benavides S. Drug interactions with alternative therapies. Discourse Newsletter, UCSD;23(3)9-13.

Benavides S. Neuraminidase inhibitors. Discourse Newsletter, UCSD; 22(2)6-7.

 

 

Book Chapters

Riskin JW, Benavides S. Clinical Assessment of the Pediatric Patient. In Benavides S, Phan H, Nahata MC., eds. Pediatric Pharmacotherapy Self Assessment. Bethesda, MD:  American Society of Health-System Pharmacist, 2014.

 

Benavides S. Pediatric Nutrition. In Benavides S, Phan H, Nahata MC., eds. Pediatric Pharmacotherapy Self Assessment. Bethesda, MD:  American Society of Health-System Pharmacist, 2014.

 

Benavides S. Nephrotic Syndrome. In Benavides S, Phan H, Nahata MC., eds. Pediatric Pharmacotherapy Self Assessment. Bethesda, MD:  American Society of Health-System Pharmacist, 2014.

 

Benavides S. Diabetes Mellitus. In Benavides S, Phan H, Nahata MC., eds. Pediatric Pharmacotherapy Self Assessment. Bethesda, MD:  American Society of Health-System Pharmacist, 2014.

 

Madzhidova S, Benavides S. Hypothryoidism in Pediatric Patients. In Benavides S, Phan H, Nahata MC., eds. Pediatric Pharmacotherapy Self Assessment. Bethesda, MD:  American Society of Health-System Pharmacist, 2014.

 

Crain J, Benavides S. Diabetic Ketoacidosis. In Benavides S, Phan H Nahata MC., eds. Pediatric Pharmacotherapy Self Assessment. Bethesda, MD:  American Society of Health-System Pharmacist, 2014.

 

Benavides S. Pediatric Obesity. In Benavides S, Nahata MC., eds. Pediatric Pharmacotherapy. Lenexa, KS: American College of Clinical Pharmacy, 2013.

 

Benavides S.  Diabetes Mellitus in Pediatrics. In Benavides S, Nahata MC., eds. Pediatric Pharmacotherapy. Lenexa, KS: American College of Clinical Pharmacy, 2013.

 

Caballero J, Clauson KA, Benavides S. Preparing to Compete for a Pharmacy Residency. In Caballero J, Clauson KA, Benavides S, eds. Get the Residency, ASHP’s Guide to Residency Interviews and Preparation.  Bethesda, MD:  American Society of Health-System Pharmacists; 2012:1-20.

Caballero J, Clauson KA, Benavides S. Contacting Residency and Fellowship Directors. In Caballero J, Clauson KA, Benavides S, eds. Get the Residency, ASHP’s Guide to Residency Interviews and Preparation.  Bethesda, MD:  American Society of Health-System Pharmacists; 2012:33-44.

Caballero J, Clauson KA, Benavides S. Congratulations and Encouragement. In Caballero J, Clauson KA, Benavides S, eds. Get the Residency, ASHP’s Guide to Residency Interviews and Preparation.  Bethesda, MD:  American Society of Health-System Pharmacists; 2012:127-128.

Nahata MC, Bahal O’Mara N, Benavides S. Viral Infections. In Koda-Kimble MA, Young LY, Alldredge BK, Corelli RL, Ernst ME, eds. Applied Therapeutics:  The Clinical Use of Drugs 10th Edition. Baltimore; Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2012:1772-1789.

Nahata MC, Bahal O’Mara N, Benavides S. Viral Infections. In Koda-Kimble MA, Young LY, Kradjan WA, Guglielmo BJ, eds. Applied Therapeutics:  The Clinical Use of Drugs 9th Edition. Baltimore; Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2008:72.1-72.20.

Nahata MC, Bahal O’Mara N, Benavides S. Viral Infections. In Koda-Kimble MA, Young LY, Kradjan WA, Guglielmo BJ, eds. Applied Therapeutics:  The Clinical Use of Drugs 8th Edition. Baltimore; Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2004:72.1-72.20.

Nahata MC, Benavides S. Viral and Respiratory Tract Infections. In Kuhn R, ed. Pediatric Pharmacotherapy Workbook, 4th Edition. Lexington; University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center Continuing Education; 2002:Unit 10.

 

Edited Books

Benavides S, Phan H, Nahata MC (eds). Pediatric Pharmacotherapy Self Assessment. Bethesda, MD:  American Society of Health-System Pharmacist, 2014. ISBN: 978-1-58528-424-5.

Benavides S, Nahata, MC (eds). Pediatric Pharmacotherapy. Lenexa, KS: American College of Clinical Pharmacy; 2013. ISBN: 978-1-932658-89-7.

Caballero J, Clauson KA, Benavides S. Get the Residency, ASHP’s Guide to Residency Interviews and Preparation.  Bethesda, MD:  American Society of Health-System Pharmacists; 2012. ISBN:  978-1-58528-365-1.

 

Presentations at Professional Meetings with Published Abstracts

Sankar K, Benavides S. Impact on the Infectious Disease Pharmacist Specialist on Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Outcomes.  Presented at the 2016 American College of Clinical Pharmacy Annual Meeting. Hollywood, FL. October 2016.

Sankar K, Leon D, Benavides S. Miscarriage and fluconazole:  Interpreting the evidence.  Presented at the 2016 American College of Clinical Pharmacy Annual Meeting. Hollywood, FL. October 2016.

Phyu J, Scarpinato E, Benavides S. Pediatric quality metrics for pharmacists in acute and ambulatory care settings. Presented at the 2015 American College of Clinical Pharmacy Global Conference on Clinical Pharmacy. San Francisco, CA. October 2015.

Sankar K, Benavides S. Hospital value-based purchasing impact on the infection disease pharmacist specialist. Presented at the 2015 American College of Clinical Pharmacy Global Conference on Clinical Pharmacy. San Francisco, CA. October 2015.

Llerena V, Martinez B, Hardigan P, Benavides S, Clauson K, Caballero J. Ineluctable determinants of pharmacy practice residency match rates. Presented at the 2015 American College of Clinical Pharmacy Global Conference on Clinical Pharmacy. San Francisco, CA. October 2015.

Blackman S, Domingo D, Benavides S. Development and evaluation of a student chapter research mentoring program. Presented at the 2015 American College of Clinical Pharmacy Global Conference on Clinical Pharmacy. San Francisco, CA. October 2015.

Jarvis H, Simon I, Benavides S. Women leaders and pharmacy practice. Presented at the 2015 American College of Clinical Pharmacy Global Conference on Clinical Pharmacy. San Francisco, CA. October 2015.

Martinez B, Simon I, Sankar K, Steinberg J, Benavides S. Establishment of a student college of clinical pharmacy chapter. Presented at the 2015 American College of Clinical Pharmacy Global Conference on Clinical Pharmacy. San Francisco, CA. October 2015.

Benavides S, Riskin J, Steinberg JG, Seamon M. CAPE outcomes at the course level:  course mapping for assessment and improvement. Presented at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting. National Harbor, MD. July 2015.

Benavides S, Riskin J, Unger N, Steinberg JG. Implementation of a Pharmacotherapy-Patient Care Management Practicum for assessment of advanced pharmacy practice experience readiness. Presented at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting. National Harbor, MD. July 2015.

Padgette D, Thony I, Benavides S. Clinical Pharmacist Impact on Medication-Related Outcomes in a Pediatric Medical Home. Presented at the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN. May 2014.

Shin Y, Benavides S. Levetiracetam (Keppra) efficacy and safety for the prevention of early-onset seizures following traumatic brain injury in pediatric patients. Presented at the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN. May 2014. (Student Research Award Finalist)

Petrosky B, Ho A, Perez A, Benavides S. Medication use for the treatment of diabetes in pediatric patients. Presented at the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN. May 2014.

Smith AJ, Benavides S, Tsu L, Yunker N. American College of Clinical Pharmacy Student Chapters Survey 2013 Update. Presented at the American College of Clinical Pharmacy Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, NM. October 2013.

Potter J, Do D, Zlicha A, Ramsaroop M, Benavides S. Publication tendencies of pharmacy and medical journals over the past three decades.  Presented at the American College of Clinical Pharmacy Virtual Poster Symposium. May 2013.

Caballero J, Benavides S, Clauson KA, Steinberg JG, Gauthier TP, Elrod S, Marino J. Impact of a Residency Interviewing Preparatory Seminar (RIPS) elective in securing post-doctoral training. Presented at ACCP Annual Meeting, Hollywood FL. October 2012.

Benavides S, Zapantis A, Marino J, Steinberg JG, Sherman E, Garcia AS, Borja-Hart N, Caballero J.  Development and evaluation of a team-taught academic advanced pharmacy practice experience (APPE).  Presented at the ACCP Annual Meeting, Hollywood FL. October 2012.

Benavides S, Caballero J, Wolowich WR. Tendencies in clinical pharmacy journal publications over the past twenty years. Presented at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX. July 2011.

Caballero J, Benavides S, Clauson KA, Steinberg JG, Gauthier T, Marino J, Borja-Hart NL. Development and outcomes of a Residency Interviewing Preparatory Seminar (RIPS) elective course. Presented at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX. July 2011.

Caballero J, Wolowich WR, Benavides S, Marino J. Difficulty and discrimination of multiple-choice examination questions in Therapeutics/Pathophysiology courses. Presented at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX. July 2011.

Abraham A, Leung S, Benavides S. Evaluation of tigecycline use in the Memorial Healthcare System (MHS) before and after pharmacist in-service. Presented at the Florida Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists Annual Meeting, Orlando FL. July 2010.

Benavides S, Hart NB, Maniscalco-Feichtl M. Implementation of an oral examination in a therapeutics course in a distant synchronous education pharmacy program. Presented at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting. Boston, MA. July 2009.

Hart NB, Benavides S, Maniscalco-Feichtl M. Assessment of an oral examination in a therapeutics course in a distance synchronous education pharmacy program. Presented at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting. Boston, MA. July 2009.

Polen HH, Benavides S, Goncz CE, Clauson KA. Pediatric dosing and safety content in drug information references available on personal digital assistants. Presented at the American Society of Health System Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting. Orlando, FL. December 2008.

Benavides S, Souffrant G. A clinical pharmacist’s role in screening for metabolic syndrome in a pediatric ambulatory clinic. Presented at the American College of Clinical Pharmacy Annual Meeting. Louisville, KY. November 2008.

Benavides S, Garcia A, Gonzalez F, Wolowich WR, Caballero J. Impact of increased pharmacy school class sizes on pharmacy faculty scholarship. Presented at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada Annual Meeting and Seminars. Chicago, IL. July 2008.

Benavides S, Romo A, Caballero J, Sugunan U. Acanthosis nigricans in Mexican-American adolescents. Presented at the American College of Clinical Pharmacy Annual Meeting. St. Louis, MO. October 2006.

Edwards J, Lopez M, Caballero J, Benavides S. Development of pharmaceutical services in a low income free clinic. Presented at the American College of Clinical Pharmacy Annual Meeting. St. Louis, MO. October 2006.

Benavides S, Romo A, Guzman D. Benefits of writing workshop to applicants to a College of Pharmacy. Presented at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA. July 2006.

Benavides S, Koranyi KI, Nahata MC. Blood pressure elevation and hypertension in peadiatric patients with or without human immunodeficiency virus-associated lipodystrophy. Presented at the 6th International Workshop on Adverse Drug Reactions and Lipodystrophy in HIV. Washington DC. October 2004.

Caballero J, Benavides S, Koranyi KI, Brady M, Nahata MC. Antiretroviral medications and neuropsychiatric assessments in pediatric patients with human immunodeficiency virus (Encore Presentation). Presented at the American College of Clinical Pharmacy Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA. October 2003.

Caballero J, Benavides S, Koranyi KI, Brady M, Nahata, MC. Antiretroviral medications and neuropsychiatric assessments in pediatric patients with human immunodeficiency virus. Presented at the 5th International Workshop on Adverse Drug Reactions and Lipodystrophy in HIV. Paris, France. July 2003.

Benavides S, Koranyi KI, Nahata, MC. Characteristics of metabolic abnormalities and lipodystrophy associated with drug therapy in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infected children.  Presented at the American College of Clinical Pharmacy Annual Meeting. Albuquerque, NM. October 2002.

Benavides S, Germak J, Nahata, MC. Treatment of non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) in pediatric patients. Presented at the American College of Clinical Pharmacy Annual Meeting. Albuquerque, NM. October 2002.

Benavides S, Koranyi KI, Nahata MC. Sequelae of Yersinia septic shock after autologous blood transfusion. Presented at the 11th Annual Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group Meeting. St. Petersburg, FL. September 2002.

 

Presentations

Ruiz N, Jimenez L, Benavides S, Parmar J. Pre-admission variables as predictors of didactic performance in an accelerated pharmacy program. Student poster presented at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting. Orlando, FL. December 2017.

Quevedo J, Pham JN, Steinberg JG, Benavides S. Female pharmacists in leadership roles in academia. Platform presentation at Health Professions Division Research Day, Nova Southeastern University.  Davie, FL. February 2014. (Received award for best platform presentation)

Pham JN, Quevedo J, Steinberg JG, Benavides S. Female pharmacists in leadership roles in professional pharmacy organizations. Platform presentation at Health Professions Division Research Day, Nova Southeastern University.  Davie, FL. February 2014. (Received award for best platform presentation).

Padgett D, Benavides S. Are pharmacists the missing link? Impact of a clinical pharmacist on medication related outcomes and patient care in a pediatric medical home. Platform presentation at Health Professions Division Research Day, Nova Southeastern University.  Davie, FL. February 2014. (Received award for best platform presentation).

Quevedo J, Pham JN, Steinberg JG, Benavides S. Female pharmacists in leadership roles in academia. Student poster presented at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting. Orlando, FL. December 2013.

Pham JN, Quevedo J, Steinberg JG, Benavides S. Female pharmacists in leadership roles in professional pharmacy organizations. Student poster presented at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting. Orlando, FL. December 2013.

Padgett D, Benavides S. Are pharmacists the missing link? Impact of a clinical pharmacist on medication related outcomes and patient care in a pediatric medical home. Student poster presented at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting. Orlando, FL. December 2013.

Vora S, Lonneman D, Lopilato A, Benavides S. Evaluation of dexmedetomidine as an effective and safe agent for short-term procedural sedation in neonates. Student poster presented at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting. Orlando, FL. December 2013.

Shin Y, Benavides S. Perceptions of obesity in pediatrics (POPS). Student poster presented at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting. Orlando, FL. December 2013.

Benavides S. Get the Residency, How to Prepare During Pharmacy School. Invited Speaker for the Student College of Clinical Pharmacy-NSU Chapter.  Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. October 2013.

Potter J, Do D, Zlicha A, Ramsaroop M, Benavides S. Publication tendencies of pharmacy and medical journals over the past three decades.  Student poster presented at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, Las Vegas, NV. December 2012.

Madzhidova S, Benavides S. Weight loss supplements for children. Student poster presented at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, Las Vegas, NV.  December 2012.

Graibe D, Vives-Garcia M, Basanez R, Valdes E, Benavides S. Long-acting insulins versus intermediate NPH in the management of type 1 diabetes in pediatric patients:  A systematic review. Presented at HPD Research Day, Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, February 2012.

Benavides S. Tendencies in Clinical Pharmacy Journal Publications Over the Past Twenty Years. Presented at HPD Research Day, Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, February 2012.

Lui C, Tan X, Benavides S, Soto-Torres B. Pharmacists interventions in patients with eating disorders:  A pilot study. Student poster presented at the American Society of Health System Pharmacists Midyear Meeting, Anaheim, CA. December 2010.

Charania S, Caballero J, Benavides S. Changes in pharmacy poster presentations over the last decade. Student poster presented at the American Society of Health System Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting, Anaheim, CA. December 2010.

Crain J, Borrero I, Benavides S. Examination and comparison of sugar content in children’s fruit beverages available in the United States market. Student poster presented at the American Society of Health System Pharmacists Clinical Meeting, Anaheim, CA. December 2010.

Abraham A, Leung S, Benavides S. Evaulation of tigecycline use in the Memorial Healthcare System (MHS) before and after pharmacist in-services. Student poster presented at the Florida Society of Health System Pharmacists Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL. August 2010.

Sullivan C. Benavides S. Professional pharmacy organizations:  an evaluation of meeting attendance and membership. Student poster presented at the American Society of Health System Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting, Las Vegas, NV. December 2009.

Soto Rosario M, Rodriguez JC, Edgar C, Benavides S. Comparison of two fluconazole protocols for the prophylaxis of invasive fungal infections in extremely low birth weight infants.  Resident poster presented at the American Society of Health System Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting. Las Vegas, NV. December 2007.

Benavides S, Caballero J, Koo F, Salazar J. Yoga for the wellness of children. Poster presented at Going a Mile High Against Diabetes and Obesity:  A Look to the Future, Diabetes and Obesity Conference. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Denver, CO. May 2006.

Edwards J, Benavides S, Barrera A, Caballero J. Prevalence and hypertension risk factors in the Lower Rio Grande Valley. Student poster presented at Eleventh Annual Student Conference for Research and Creative Arts. Houston, TX.  April 2005.

Sias JS, Benavides S, Klein B, Alvarado M, Romero A, McIntyre W, Rivera JO. Pharmacy Summer Scholars Enrichment Program:  Easing the transition between high school and college.  Poster presented at ¡Ya Basta! Success Without Excuses:  Creating Effective Higher Education in Texas. Austin, TX. January 2005.

Benavides S, Adler M, Adler D, Beck E. Improving therapeutic outcomes in economically disadvantaged and underserved communities.  Poster presented at the International Health Medical Education Consortium. San Pedro Sula, Honduras. February 2001.