Author: [AUTHOR] Published on 11/1/2023 12:00:00 AM
Kathryn Kyler, MD, Clinical Pharmacology Fellow, Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri
What was your favorite part of attending the Annual Meeting?
This was my first time attending the ASCPT Annual Meeting, and it was a wonderful opportunity to meet peers and network with experienced clinical pharmacologists who shared similar interests.
Why did you submit your abstract to the ASCPT 2022 Annual Meeting?
I started the clinical pharmacology fellowship at Children's Mercy Kansas City in July 2022, but had been doing some pharmacoepidemiologic work as part of a multi-institutional research group, which focused on drug–drug interaction prevalence among the general pediatric outpatient population. I was fortunate to have work to submit as a first-time attendee and was thrilled to have been recognized with a Presidential Trainee Award.
Who has inspired you in your career?
Two distinct groups of people jump to mind: (i) the patients I care for as a pediatric hospitalist, and (ii) a group of fantastic women in academic medicine who I have had the privilege of knowing as mentors and peer mentors. The patients provide constant inspiration in their resilience and optimism, and the disease processes and outcomes inequities that affect them serve to inspire research to help improve their lives. The women in academic medicine I have the pleasure of learning from and leaning on show me how succeeding in academic medicine and in life is done.
When you aren't working, how do you spend your free time?
I bought a fairly large fiddle leaf fig tree at the beginning of the pandemic, despite having no history of success in keeping even small plants alive. I am proud to say that the tree has not only survived, but it has also thrived, and I am now a plant person. These days, I've got an ever-growing collection of houseplants that I spend more time than I'd like to admit caring for and checking for new growth. Hit me up if you want a fiddle leaf, because my original tree has produced so many successful propagated plants, and if it survived my care, you can bet it's a survivor.
Kathryn has been a member of ASCPT since 2022.