University of Michigan
Dr. Ashkan Khabazian, a graduate of the University of Michigan, has spent nearly eight years as an emergency department clinical pharmacist at Sharp HealthCare in San Diego, California. In this position he responds to Code Blue calls, which involve patients entering the department in critical condition. Beyond his professional activities, Dr. Ashkan Khabazian enjoys attending collegiate football and basketball games at his alma mater every weekend.
The University of Michigan has produced a number of basketball players that have gone on to enjoy success in the National Basketball Association (NBA), including 16 players with at least 520 professional games played. Juwan Howard, an NBA player from 1995 through 2013, leads Michigan alumni with 1,208 games played. During his first seven seasons, Howard averaged more than 18 points and 7 rebounds per game. He was named to the league’s All Star team in 1996.
At 1,182 minutes played, Jamal Crawford is the University of Michigan’s second most prolific NBA player, though his career may be considered more notable than Howard’s. Crawford has, on three occasions, won the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year Award, the only player in league history to do so. Over the course of tenures with the Atlanta Hawks and Los Angeles Clippers, Crawford has taken part in 69 career post season games.
Other prominent University of Michigan players to impact the NBA include Jalen Rose, Chris Webber, Glen Rice, and Rickey Green. Current Michigan players in the league, meanwhile, range from Tim Hardaway, Jr. to Trey Burke.
High-Intensity Interval Training
As the clinical pharmacist for Sharp HealthCare’s emergency department, Dr. Ashkan Khabazian assists emergency room doctors and staff in managing a number of infective processes like pneumonia, skin infection, and urinary tract infections. In his personal life, Dr. Ashkan Khabazian is a physical fitness enthusiast and uses high-intensity interval training (HIIT) cardio to help supplement his weight lifting.
HIIT is an ideal way to get the most out of a shorter workout. As the name suggests, HIIT utilizes high intensity to allow you to get more done in shorter periods, which leads to performance increases and saves time. HIIT workouts alternate between extreme bursts of intense activity and shorter periods of less-intense activity or rest. For HIIT sessions, timing is crucial to maximize the benefits of your workout while also avoiding injuries.
Men’s Fitness suggests that a good HIIT session should ideally last anywhere from just four minutes up to 15. At its longest, your HIIT workout should not exceed 30 minutes.
Keep in mind that a 30-minute HIIT workout does not mean non-stop high-intensity exercise for half an hour. Instead, you should give yourself plenty of breaks between shorter five- to seven-minute intervals of all-out activity where you push yourself to your limit. Short breaks between sessions not only help prevent overuse injuries but also ensure you have the energy to push yourself through each set.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
A clinical pharmacist, Dr. Ashkan Khabazian works in the emergency room of Sharp HealthCare in San Diego, where his responsibilities include reviewing microbiology results and assisting with antibiotic drug selection. Additionally, Dr. Ashkan Khabazian donates to organizations including St. Jude’s Hospital.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital works to save children’s lives by finding cures for cancer and other diseases. The hospital is currently developing new approaches to gene therapy, which entails replacing defective genes with healthy versions. Gene therapy is still undergoing research studies, but it’s becoming more frequent in clinical treatments for certain conditions.
Currently, better gene therapy vectors are being designed. St. Jude has made a substantial impact on vector development by creating vector designs for their patients with acute conditions, such as hemophilia and severe combined immunodeficiency. These vector designs have already begun to make a significant improvement in the lives of patients who participated in the clinical trials involving gene therapy for blood and immune disorders.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
As the clinical pharmacist for an emergency department, Ashkan Khabazian, PharmD, is responsible for administering medication based on patients’ emergency needs at Sharp HealthCare in San Diego, California. Outside of work, Dr. Ashkan Khabazian donates to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is known for being a research hospital dedicated to helping children who have cancer. This includes both treatment for patients, and researching new ways to help young people who are battling the disease. In December of 2016, St. Jude named Ellis J. Neufeld, MD, PhD, as the new clinical director and executive vice president of the hospital.
Dr. Neufeld joins St. Jude as an experienced professional skilled in pediatric hematology. He has held the Egan Family Foundation Chair in Transitional Medicine while a professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, and was the associate chief at the Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center. Dr. Neufeld also has previous experience working as a physician and scientist within a laboratory setting. His new role will begin in March of 2017.