Aug 05, 2020  
2019-2020 University Catalog 
    
2019-2020 University Catalog

Pharmacy Practice and Pharmacy Administration


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Mission

The mission of the department of pharmacy practice and pharmacy administration is to educate students, develop professionals and leaders, and perform innovative research and service in the practice and administration of pharmacy to advance the profession.

Optimal drug therapy can improve a patient’s quality of life by curing or slowing the disease process, eliminating or reducing the disease symptoms, or preventing the disease or its symptoms. Assuming responsibility for a patient’s drug therapy in order to achieve these goals is termed “pharmaceutical care.” Through their understanding of drug actions and disease state management and the professional standards of pharmacy practice, doctor of pharmacy graduates will be able to collaborate with other healthcare professionals to ensure optimal drug therapy for all patients.

The department is dedicated to continually improving drug therapy and pharmaceutical care through the discovery, application, and dissemination of knowledge about drugs and drug use. Faculty members maintain a balance of teaching, advising, research, and service to the profession and to society. Innovative approaches to teaching emphasize problem solving and utilize state-of-the-art technology both in the classroom and in real patient care and other professional environments. The pharmacy practice and pharmacy administration curricula focus on enabling students to integrate knowledge of the biosciences, drugs, and diseases with that of social and administrative sciences in order to develop the requisite skills for ethical and effective contemporary pharmacy practice, or similar applications in the healthcare industry, and to stimulate a commitment to lifelong learning and service.

To facilitate their progression into the pharmacy administration graduate program, undergraduates may take graduate-level courses with permission of the graduate course instructors.

Pharmacy Practice

Description

Drug therapy is integral to both the prevention and treatment of diseases. Thousands of prescription and nonprescription drugs are available in the United States with more new drugs licensed every year. Advances in science and technology continuously lead to more complex drug entities. Although many drugs have a very positive impact on disease states, they also have the potential to be very toxic. Today, more than ever before, pharmacists play a crucial role in drug therapy management—collaborating with physicians, nurses, and other health professionals to ensure that every patient experiences a positive response without serious toxicity.

Innovative and expanded curricula in pharmacy schools prepare graduates to solve difficult therapeutic problems, prevent adverse drug effects, avoid medication errors and drug interactions, and ensure the integrity of pharmaceutical products. Pharmacists work with individual patients to educate them about their medications. Pharmacists are also responsible for monitoring patients for both desirable therapeutic effects and undesirable toxic effects, screening for health problems, assisting patients in the selection of over-the-counter medications, and answering medication and general healthcare-related questions. Many pharmacists also develop focused expertise in specialty areas such as geriatrics, pediatrics, nutrition, or cardiology. Others apply their expertise in pharmacotherapeutics to planning for the pharmaceutical care of large populations. Advanced academic degree programs available to pharmacists at USciences include graduate study leading to master’s degrees in business administration, public health, or biomedical writing, master of science degrees, or doctor of philosophy degrees.

Faculty

Does not include adjunct faculty.
A list is available from the department chair.

Cathy Y. Poon
BS (St. John’s University); PharmD (Medical University of South Carolina)
Barbara H. Korberly Professor of Women’s Leadership and Health 
Chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmacy Administration
Associate Dean, Interprofessional Education 

Jessica Adams
PharmD (Albany College of Pharmacy)
Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy

Danielle M. Alm
PharmD (Rutgers University)
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy

Angela Bingham
PharmD (University of South Carolina)
Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy

Jane Bowen
PharmD (Rutgers University)
Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy

Michael J. Cawley
BS, PharmD (Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science)
Professor of Clinical Pharmacy

Lisa Charneski
PharmD (Wilkes University)
Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
Assistant Dean, Curriculum 

Brooklyn Cobb 
PharmD (Hampton University)
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy

John E. Connors
BS (University of Wisconsin); PharmD (University of Kentucky)
Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
Associate Provost, Academic Affairs 

Ryan D’Angelo
PharmD (Ferris State University)
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy

Justin Delic
PharmD (Duquesne University)
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy

George E. Downs
BS (University of New Mexico); PharmD (Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science)
Linwood F. Tice Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
Dean Emeritus, Pharmacy

Grace Earl
BS, PharmD (Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science)
Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy

Edward F. Foote​
BS, PharmD (Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science)  
Professor of Clinical Pharmacy 
John Wyeth Dean, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy 

Islam Ghazi
BS (Alexandria University); PharmD (University of Florida)
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy

Scott D. Greene 
BS (Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science); MS (University of the Sciences)
Instructor of Clinical Pharmacy
Director, Experiential Programs 

Diane Hadley
PharmD (Wilkes University)
Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy

Elizabeth M. Harris
BS; PharmD (University of Pittsburgh)
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy

James Hollands
PharmD (Wilkes University)
Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
Vice Chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmacy Administration

Yardlee Kauffman
PharmD, MPH (University of Pittsburgh)
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy

Madeline King
BA (University of Texas, Austin); PharmD (Texas A&M University)
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy

Katherine Koffer
BS (University of Pittsburgh); PharmD (Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science)
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy

Laura A. Mandos
BS (Ohio Northern University); PharmD (Northeastern University)
Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
Associate Dean, Student Affairs and Admissions, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy
Director, BS Program in Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Studies

Thaddeus McGiness​
BS (Saginaw Valley State University); PharmD (University of Tennessee, Memphis/Knoxville)
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy

Karleen T. Melody
BS, PharmD (University of Pittsburgh)
Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy

Nicholas Owens
PharmD (University of Pittsburgh)
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy

Andrew M. Peterson
BS (Rutgers University); PharmD (Medical College of Virginia); PhD (University of the Sciences)
Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and Professor of Health Policy 
Executive Director, Substance Use Disorders Institute and The John Wyeth Dean, Emeritus​

Charrell Porter
BS, PharmD (Virginia Commonwealth University)
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy

Benjamin M. Pullinger​
BS (Grove City College); PharmD (Temple University)
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy

Alice L. Scaletta 
PharmD (Rutgers University)
Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy

Jennifer Smith
PharmD (University of Pittsburgh)
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy

Tyan Thomas  
PharmD (University of Maryland, Baltimore)
Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy

Karen J. Tietze
BS (University of Kansas); PharmD (Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science)
Professor of Clinical Pharmacy

Daniel Ventricelli
PharmD (University of Connecticut)
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy

Laura H. Waite
PharmD (University of Texas, Austin)
Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
Vice Chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmacy Administration and Director, Student Recruitment and Engagement 

Jason Zupec​
PharmD (University of Cincinnati) 
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy

Professional Staff

Kristin Motley​
Coordinator, Experiential Education Compliance and Field Supervisor

Sondra Schultz
Experiential Field Supervisor

Michael Thomson​
Coordinator, Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience and Experiential Field Supervisor

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