Management Team

Paula Newman
BSc Pharm, ACPR, RPh

Clinical Research Specialist, Research Program Lead, North West Telepharmacy Solutions

Administrative Roles:

  • Clinical Research Specialist
  • Research Program Lead
  • North West Telepharmacy Solutions 2016-present

Direct Patient Care Roles: 

  • North West Telepharmacy Solutions Clinical Pharmacist – 2015-present
  • Accredited Canadian Pharmacy Residency Research Project Preceptor – 2020-present
  • Opioid Stewardship Program – 2018-present
  • Canadian Pharmacist Key Performance Indicators

Administrative Areas of Interest:

  • To provide leadership and support research involving North West Telepharmacy Solutions and their clients.
  • To conduct research in collaboration with experts including university academics, fellow practitioners and other health care professionals to optimize patient care and reduce health care costs.
  • Areas of research include quality improvement, implementation and expansion of remote clinical pharmacist services using innovative solutions to address healthcare disparities.
  • Seeking out grant opportunities, innovative funding strategies, collaboration partners and engagement of NTS pharmacists in research.
  • Knowledge translation through peer reviewed journal publications and conference presentations.

Clinical Areas of interest:

  • Critical Care
  • Antimicrobial stewardship
  • Opioid stewardship
  • Anticoagulation
  • Pharmacokinetics
  • Research
  • Teaching
  • Professional practice
  • Quality improvement

My research role at NTS has given me the chance to pursue my interest in improving patient care via the expansion of pharmacist services and the reach of a pharmacist’s care. Research into innovative solutions to address health care disparities in remote and rural communities, oftentimes for those most vulnerable, is a NTS priority. In addition, using remote technologies, NTS offers many opportunities for professional growth: provision of patient care in many small and diverse hospitals, development and implementation of innovative programs and services, research publications, and conferences presentations throughout Canada.