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Brad Laible

Laible, BradBrad Laible


Associate Dean for Academic Programs/Professor

Office Building

Avera Health & Science Center



Mailing Address

Avera Health & Science 133
Pharmacy & Allied Health Professions-Box 2202C
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007


Pharm.D., South Dakota State University, 2001
Pharmacy Practice Residency (ASHP Accredited), The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, 2002
Critical Care Pharmacy Specialty Residency (ASHP Accredited), Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Saint Louis, MO, 2003

Academic Interests/Expertise

Antimicrobial Resistance
Antimicrobial Stewardship

Awards and Honors

Residency Preceptor of the Year 2016-17, Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center
Pharmacist of the Year 2017, South Dakota Society of Health-System Pharmacists
Residency Preceptor of the Year 2008-09, Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center

Creative Activities

Selected Publications:

Laible BR, Grosdidier J, Nazir J. Developing an antimicrobial stewardship program across a rural health system: The Avera Health experience. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2019;76:108-113.

Bloomgren B, Laible BR. Etest versus Vitek 2 vancomycin minimum inhibitory concentration testing methods for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: an antimicrobial stewardship initiative to evaluate the degree of discordance among methods at a rural tertiary hospital. Journal of Pharmacy Practice. 2013;26:415-9.

Hellwig T, Laible B, Remund K, Fjeldheim C. Institutional collaboration on a residency research project. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2013;70:484-85. (Letter)

Laible B. (2012). Chapter 13: Fundamentals of antimicrobial therapy in the critically ill. In T. Johnson (Ed.), Critical Care Pharmacotherapeutics (pp 271-306). Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett.

Mort J, Johnson T, Laible B. Effect of Implementing Standards 2007 on Preparation for Advanced Practice Experiences. Am J Pharm Educ 2011;75(4): Article 74.

Lyons K, Laible B. Vaccine update. Adult travel immunizations: update for pharmacists. J Am Pharm Assoc 2011;51(3):440-2.

Laible B, Nazir J, Assimacopoulos A, Schut J. Implementation of a pharmacist-led antimicrobial management team in a community teaching hospital: utilization of pharmacy residents and pharmacy students in a prospective audit and feedback approach. J Pharm Pract 2010;23:531-535.

Laible B, Johnson T. Delirium in the hospitalized patient: a primer for the pharmacist clinician. J Pharm Pract 2007;20(5):368-372.

Micek S, Nitin J, Laible B, Shannon W, Kollef M. Delirium as detected by the CAM-ICU predicts restraint use among mechanically ventilated medical patients. Crit Care Med 2005;33(6):1260-1265.

Selected Presentations, Posters and Abstracts:

“Optimizing health-system resources to deliver system-wide antimicrobial stewardship (Session 263-L04).” Presented at the ASHP Midyear Meeting, Las Vegas, NV. December 2016. Served as Program chair, moderator, and co-presenter (Jawad Nazir, MD, Jamie Grosdidier, PharmD).

Mort JR, Seefeld TM, Laible BR, Dianovsky M. Designing vertical curricular threads for ACPE Standard 4 - Professional Development Skills. Poster presented at the AACP Annual Meeting. Anaheim, CA. July 2017.

Mort JR, Strain JD, Laible B, Hedge DD. Leadership development through required co-curricular experiences – the students’ perspective. Abstract accepted for the American Associate of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting. National Harbor, MD. July 2015.

Laible BR, Dzintars K, McKay J, Tomac D, Nazir J. Reduced levofloxacin utilization following revision of electronic community acquired pneumonia order sets and provider education as part of an inpatient antimicrobial stewardship team initiative. Abstract accepted and Research poster presented at the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) Annual Meeting. Austin, TX. October 2014.

Laible B, Nazir J, Assimacopoulos, Schut J. Provider acceptance of antimicrobial management team recommendations in a rural community teaching hospital. Research poster resented at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear Meeting. Orlando, FL. December 2008.