Welcome from the Chair
In the News
Alumni Spotlight: Jamie Shelly
New Funding
Successes at APhA 2014
AACP Annual Meeting
Abstracts Presented at Other Meetings
Invited Presentations
Best Wishes to Outgoing
Research in Education and Practice Symposium
AACP Annual Meeting

Welcome from the Chair

drhoney_jun15-directoryI hope everyone had a wonderful summer. It’s hard to believe we are already immersed in a new academic year. It has been a busy time in PACE, and we are excited to have this opportunity to highlight our faculty and students’ accomplishments.

Our division has been very active in local, state, and national meetings. We were honored to host the inaugural Research in Education Practice Symposium in May. This event provided an engaging opportunity for residents, fellows, and postgraduate trainees to present their research and projects. In August, several PACE faculty served as speakers for the 29th Annual Pharmacy Practice Seminar. Our faculty also had a strong showing at both the American Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting and Exposition and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting.

Hope you enjoy this issue of Keeping Up with PACE! We are looking forward to another successful and productive school year.

Denise Rhoney, PharmD
Ron and Nancy McFarlane Distinguished Professor
Chair, PACE

2014-2015 Academic Calendar


Lindsey PoppeScott SavageStephen Eckel. Assessment of final product dosing accuracy when using volumetric technique in the preparation of chemotherapy. J Oncol Pharm Pract published online September 2, 2014 as DOI: 10.1177/1078155214549489
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Nonprescriptions Medicine Academy Steering Committee, Emily M. Ambizas, Karen M.S. Bastianelli, Stefanie P. Ferreri, Seena L. Haines, Katherine Kelly Orr, Misty M. Stutz, Jenny A.VanAmburgh, Miranda Wilhelm. Evolution of Self-Care Education. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education: Volume 78, Issue 2, 2014: Article 28.
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Stefanie P. Ferreri, Angelo J. Greco, Natasha M. Michaels, Shanna K. O’Connor, Rebecca W. Chater, Anthony J. Viera, Hawazin Faruki, Howard L. McLeod, Mary W. Roederer.
Implementation of a pharmacogenomics service in a community pharmacy. J Am Pharm Assoc (2003) 2014; 54:172-180. doi:10.1331/JAPhA.2014.13033

Wendy C. CoxJacqueline E. McLaughlin. Association of Health Sciences Reasoning Test Scores With Academic and Experiential Performance. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education: Volume 78, Issue 4, 2014: Article 73.
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Jill A. Pfeiffenberger, Denise H. Rhoney, Stephen J. Cutler, Marcos A. Oliveira, Karen L. Whalen, Rajan Radhakrishnan, Ronald P. Jordan. Perceptions of Tenure and Tenure Reform in Academic Pharmacy. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education: Volume 78, Issue 4, 2014: Article 75.
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May Lou Adams; Stephanie Z. Kujawski; Jeanie Bollinger; Rathasen PromLow back pain induced by i.v. amiodarone. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy5/15/2014, Vol. 71 Issue 10, p782-784. 3p. DOI: 10.2146/ajhp.130776.
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Francine D. Salinitri, Nicole R. Pinelli, Emily T. Martin, and Linda A. Jaber. Insulin Sensitivity and Secretion in Arab Americans with Glucose Intolerence. Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics: December 2013, 15(12): 1019-1024. doi:10.1089/dia.2013.0045.

Jamie Jurkiewicz Cavanaugh, Christine D. Jones, Genevieve Embree, Katy Tsai, Thomas Miller, Betsy Bryant Shilliday, Brooke McGuirt, Robin Roche, Michael Pignone, Darren A. DeWalt and Shana Ratner. Implementation Science Workshop: Primary Care-Based Multidisciplinary Readmission Prevention Program. Journal of General Internal Medicine: 2014 May;29(5);798-804. doi: 10.1007/s11606-014-2819-8.

Ryan Tilton, Elizabeth Landrum Michalets, Bethany Delk, Susan E. Sutherland, Scott A. Ramming. Outcomes Associated With Prothrombin Complex Concentrate for International Normalized Ratio Reversal in Patients on Oral Anticoagulants With Acute BleedingAnnals Pharmacothery: September 2014 48: 1106-1119, first published on June 4, 2014 doi:10.1177/1060028014537897
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Irene Park, Susan E. Sutherland, Lisa Fay, Courtenay Wilson. Financial Implications of Pharmacist-led Medicare Annual Wellness Visits: J Am Pharm Assoc (2003) 2014;54:435-440. doi:10.1331/JAPhA.2014.13234

Toyin Tofade, Jane Kim, Lisa Lebovitz, Kim Leadon, Lena Maynor, Nicole Culhane, Mark Freeberry, JoAnn Stacey Harris, and Marie Abate. Introduction of a Continuing Professional Development Tool for Preceptors: Lessons Learned: Journal of Pharmacy Practice published online 8 August 2014 DOI: 10.1177/0897190014544813

Jacqueline E. McLaughlin, Wendy C. Cox, Charlene R. Williams, and Greene Shepherd. Rational and Experiential Decision-Making Preferences of Third-Year Student Pharmacists: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education: Volume 78, Issue 6, 2014: Article 120
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Toyin Tofade, Kelly Scolaro, Lina Bjerke, Meghan Crum, and Stefanie Ferreri. Incorporating a Continuing Professional Development Process into Residency Training. Innovations in Pharmacy Issue 2014: Vol. 5, No. 3.

In the News

pace in the news shrewsbury Bob Shrewsbury is the featured pharmacist in this PRWeb article about the FLAVORx system.http://www.prweb.com/releases/pharmacyschools/flavorx/prweb11596908.htm
wilson_courtenay Courtenay Wilson wrote this spotlight of the MAHEC practice for ASHP’s Pharmacy Practice Model Initiative (PPMI).http://www.ashpmedia.org/ppmi/Courtenay Wilson was also featured in this Pharmacy Today article – A new avenue for revenue: Pharmacist-provided AWVshttp://www.pharmacist.com/new-avenue-revenue-pharmacist-provided-awvs
pace UNC healthcare UNC & Mission Hospitals were awarded 2014 Pharmacy Residency Expansion Grants by the ASHP Foundation.https://www.magnetmail.net/actions/email_web_version.cfm?recipient_id=1413163580&message_id=4358580&user_id=ASHPAdv&group_id=0&jobid=19864068
PACE Rhoney Denise Rhoney, Ron and Nancy McFarlane Distinguished Professor, had the honor of meeting the McFarlanes on July 9. http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/07/04/3985028/mcfarlanes-to-meet-professor-they.html

Debra Kemp and Tippu Khan are featured in these Board of Pharmacy Specialties videos:

PACE mollie Scott APhA cited the article “Billing for pharmacists’ cognitive services in physicians’ offices: Multiple methods of reimbursement” (Mollie Scott, Bill Hitch, Courtenay Wilson and Amy Lugo) in their spotlight on billing for medication management services in physician’s offices.http://www.pharmacist.com/cms-tells-family-physicians-pharmacist-provided-services-may-be-billed-incident-4Also, Mollie Scott’s article Achieving Provider Status One Letter at a Time was published in ASHP Intersections.http://www.ashpintersections.org/2014/09/achieving-provider-status-one-letter-at-a-time/ 
PACE Ashley and Joey Ashley Abode and Joey McLaughlin’s article “A Fork in the Road: The Community Pharmacy Perspective” was published in the Pharmacy Times.http://www.pharmacytimes.com/publications/Directions-in-Pharmacy/2014/March2014/A-Fork-in-the-Road-The-Community-Pharmacy-Perspective
PACE Stefanie Ferreri Stefanie Ferreri and Mollie Scott are featured in this North Carolina Health News article -“Pharmacists Get New Duties, Business With New Law.”http://www.northcarolinahealthnews.org/2014/04/09/pharmacists-get-new-duties-business-with-new-law/
PACE Scolaro Kelly Scolaro was part of the first-ever team from UNC Chapel Hill to compete in the national CLARION Interprofessional Team Case Competition.https://pharmacy.unc.edu/news/schoolnews/unc-fields-first-team-for-clarion-competition
PACE Moose Joe Moose is featured in this APhA article – “Community Pharmacists at Moose Pharmacies keep high-risk patients out of the hospital.”http://www.pharmacist.com/community-pharmacists-moose-pharmacies-keep-high-risk-patients-out-hospital#.U2EapfAG64g
PACE Cavanaugh Jamie Cavanaugh is featured in Health IT Outcomes – “UNC Clinic Cuts Re-Admissions 65%” and in this UNC Press Release – “Follow-up program at UNC Hospitals clinic reduces readmissions by 65 percent.”http://www.healthitoutcomes.com/doc/unc-clinic-cuts-re-admissions-0001http://news.unchealthcare.org/news/2014/april/follow-up-program-at-unc-hospitals-clinic-reduces-readmissions-by-65-percent
PACE Awards PY3 Melanie Hurtt was the first recipient of the $5,000 Leadership and Diversity Engagement Scholarship sponsored by Walgreens in collaboration with Carolina Athletics. Carla White, Macary Marciniak, Heidi Anksorus, Adam Persky, Brad Wingo, and Aaron Todd served on the scholarship committee.Walgreens halftime award.mp4
Pace Woodall Tasha Woodall was featured in the New Practitioner Member Spotlight of the 2014 Fall edition of NC Pharmacist. http://issuu.com/ncpharmacists.org/docs/fall_2014_journal_of_the_nc_assoc_o/1
Pace Amanda Johnson Amanda Peters Johnson and Autumn Carroll were featured in the article H.R. 4190 from the Perspective of New Practitioners in the Fall 2014 edition of NC Pharmacist. http://issuu.com/ncpharmacists.org/docs/fall_2014_journal_of_the_nc_assoc_o/1
PACE Asheville Campus The Asheville Campus hosted an informal gathering of pharmacists and physicians at The Bywater in May to discuss advocacy for HR 4190 as part of grass roots efforts to garner support for this bill in Western North Carolina. Asheville Campus students signed a letter for all NC representatives in support of HR 4190.

Alumni Spotlight

Jamie Shelly, PharmD
2011-2012 — UNC PGY1 Community Pharmacy Resident
2012-2013 — UNC PCL Academic Fellow

JShellyJamie Shelly, PharmD, graduated from Purdue University School of Pharmacy in 2011. After graduation she worked in a community pharmacy in Illinois where she also completed her APPE academic rotation. It was during this time that Shelly discovered she had a passion for community and outpatient care and teaching which led her to pursue a UNC PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency through UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. She was named a resident for the 2011-2012 academic year.

During Shelly’s year-long residency with Kerr Drug, she also served as a teaching assistant at UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy’s Pharmaceutical Care Lab (PCL). Shelly had such a positive experience, that she decided to pursue the UNC Academic Fellowship in PCL, which she was awarded in 2012. As a fellow, Shelly co-coordinated the development of PHCY 404 by developing the foundation for the course and advancing its curricular development, research and scholarship. She then taught all five lab courses throughout the curriculum.

Shelly is now serving as Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at St. Louis College of Pharmacy (STLCOP) where she is responsible for coordinating their nonprescription medication and drug information course, teaching introduction to pharmacy and skills lab courses, serving as a faculty mentor to students entering pharmacy school, and acting as preceptor for APPE students. Along with her academic appointment, Shelly is a practicing pharmacist with Shop ‘n Save Pharmacies where she visits multiple pharmacy locations to provide one-on-one diabetes education with patients, delivers medication therapy management services, and works toward expanding clinical pharmaceutical services within the company. When asked about her experiences at UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, Shelly stated that, “The educational opportunities I received as a post graduate at UNC were tremendous. The well-developed infrastructure for their post graduate training programs and community pharmacy outreach prepared me to be a broad contributor to an array of areas at STLCOP and within the profession.”

New Funding

Suzie Harris:
2014 CFE100+ Course Redesign Grant program
Funded — $2,500 — UNC Center for Faculty Excellence

Stefanie Ferreri, Cathy Huie, Charlie Frye, Angie Roark:
The Hospital to Home Program 2014 Cardinal Health Foundation E3 Grant
Funded — $31,479 — Cardinal Health Foundation 

Elizabeth Michalets:
Pharmacist-Provided Medication Management in Interdisciplinary Transitions (PMIT)
Funded — $25,000 — ASHP Foundation

Stephen Eckel:
Evaluating Prevention of Microbiological Ingress with the Use of the Yukon Medical Vented Vial Access Device
Funded – $40,376 – Yukon Medical LLC

Stephen Eckel:
Multicenter study to evaluate the benefits of Technology-assisted workflow on IV Room Efficiency, costs, and Safety (TIRES study)
Funded — $49,997 — Baxter Healthcare Corporation

Stephen Eckel:
2014 CareFusion Clinical Excellence Grant
Funded — $47,953 — CareFusion Foundation 

Stephen Eckel:
Evaluation of a new measurement device in improving the accuracy and precision of chemotherapy doses
Funded — $2,000 — NC TraCS

Successes at APhA 2014



The Carolina Association of Pharmacy Students received the 2012–2013 APhA-ASP Chapter of the Year Award. The award is the highest honor an APhA-ASP chapter can receive. Macary Marciniak serves as the group’s adviser along with Dennis Williams and Phil Rodgers. CAPS is also supported by two new practitioner mentors – David Steeb, former APhA-ASP national president and Megan Smith, former PGY1 community pharmacy resident and current Community Pharmacy Research Fellow.

Additional CAPS Awards

First runner-up – APhA-ASP Operation Heart National Award

First runner-up –  APhA-ASP Operation Self-Care National Award

Second runner-up – Generation Rx National Award (second year in a row)

Regional winner – 2012-2013 Operation Diabetes (second year in a row)

Former PGY1 community resident Charlie Frye and former PGY2 community pharmacy resident Ben Culpepper received APhA Foundation Incentive Grants.PACE CAPS awards

Current and former CAPS APhA liaisons

PY1 Evan Colmenares, PY2 Jenny Levine, Clinical Associate Professor Macary Marciniak, PY3 Erin Turingan, PY4 Justin Arnall, and former PGY1 community resident and current Community Pharmacy Fellow, Megan Smith


  • Patrick Brown: Patient Care Services Pearl entitled “Home Visit Comprehensive Medication Reviews for Medication Adherence Patients.” This is the third time a Moose Pharmacy resident has been selected for a Pearl presentation.
  • Ashley Branham: Patient Care Services Pearl entitled “Adherence Monitoring in the Community Pharmacy” (3rd time Ashley was personally selected for a pearl presentation); presentation entitled “ACOS and Medical Homes: Where Does the Pharmacist Fit?”
  • Denise Rhoney: Presentation entitled “Putting Knowledge into Practice: A Hyponatremia Primer and Case Discussion to Achieve Clinical Success”


  • Justin Arnall, Erin Turingan and Macary Marciniak: The ABCS of Heart Health: Student Support of the Million Hearts Initiative
  • Julie Lauffenberger, Joel Farley, Denise Rhoney, A Gehi, M Brookhart, Gang Fang : Dabigatran and Warfarin for Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation: Factors Associated with Use following New Market Entry in Real-World Patients
  • Phung OnTrista PfeiffenbergerKristen Lundeen, J Scott, S Branski, R Watkins: Impact of a Community Pharmacist in Resolving Medication-Related Care Gaps for a Commercially Insured Patient Population
  • Courtney HumphriesOuita GattonLaura CatesStefanie FerreriMacary Marciniak: Addressing Barriers to Pneumococcal Vaccination: Training Pharmacy Technicians for Roles in Vaccine Advocacy
  • Patrick BrownWill HollandAshley Branham, Erin Dalton, Joe Moose, Stefanie Ferreri, Macary Marciniak: The Effort for Pharmacist Provider Status: A Survey of State Pharmacy Associations
  • Will HollandPatrick Brown, Ashley Branham, Erin Dalton, Joe Moose, Stefanie Ferreri, Macary Marciniak: The Perception of Provider Status: A Survey of North Carolina Pharmacists
  • Megan SmithAndria Eker, Stefanie Ferreri, Macary Marciniak: Coordination of Care in Outpatient Practice Settings: Prevalence of Mediation Discrepancies and Drug Therapy Problems Identified by a Community Pharmacist
  • Charlie FryeCathy Huie, Angie Roark, April Chapman, Lane Ferguson, Macary Marciniak, Stefanie Ferreri: Hospital to Home: A Coordinated Effort Between a Rural Hospital and Community Pharmacy to Reduce Readmission Rates for High-Risk Patients
  • Luke Berenbrok, Natasha Michaels, Jessica Lee, Dana Petri, Macary Marciniak, Stefanie Ferreri: The Influence of Community Pharmacists on Star Ratings: Focus on Diabetes Medication Adherence
  • Ben CulpepperNatasha Michaels, Dana Petri, Stefanie FerreriMacary Marciniak: The Influence of Community Pharmacists on Star Ratings: An Analysis of Factors Affecting Performance

AACP Annual Meeting


  • Admissions WorkshopValidated personality tests: To use or not to use?
    (Speaker) Amy L. Pittenger, (Speaker) Scott D. Hanes, (Speaker) Doug A. Meyer, (Speaker) Stefanie P. Ferreri, (Speaker) Tara L. Jenkins, (Session Organizer) Tara L. Jenkins, (Speaker) L. Brian Cross
  • Admissions Workshop: Assessment of Non-Cognitive Attributes in Admissions: Benefits, Challenges, and Next Steps
    (Speaker) Wendy C. Cox, (Session Organizer) Jacqueline McLaughlin
  • Leadership Development, Practically Speaking: A Focus on Active Learning Strategies in Leadership Instruction
    Wendy Cox
  • Self-Care Therapeutics/Nonprescription Medicine SIG: Combating the Dr. Oz Effect: Teaching Critical Thinking in Self-Care
    (Chair) Kelly Scolaro, (Session Moderator) Stefanie Ferreri, (Speaker)Adam Persky 
  • Special Session: Rural Pharmacy: Thinking Outside the Box
    Pam Joyner, Shanna O’Connor, Suzie Soliman
  • Self Care SIG Business meeting – Kelly Scolaro, Chair, Stefanie Ferreri, chair-elect
  • ALFP Presentation: The Pharmacy Academic Genome: From Where Will Pharmacy’s Influence Come?
    Stefanie Ferreri
  • Special Session: The Weave: How to Embed Interprofessional Activities and Team-Based Care into Existing Experiential Experiences.
    Bill Hitch, Elizabeth Michalets, Mollie Scott

Roundtable Discussions

  • Tweets and Posts: Utilizing social media to engage pharmacy students in a discussion of empathy
    Heidi Anksorus
  • Global Education Opportunities at US Colleges and Schools of Pharmacy
    Pam Joyner and David Steeb


  • The impact of an interactive e-learning tool in a flipped seizure module of neurologic pharmacotherapy.
    Jacqueline McLaughlin, Denise H. Rhoney 
  • Improved organizational and student outcomes in an early immersion program at an academic medical center
    Jacqueline McLaughlin, Lindsey PoppeSheh-Li Chen; Nick Luter; Justin R. Arnall, Shayna Smith; Mary R. McClurg, Philip T. Rodgers, Dennis M. Williams, Nicole Pinelli
  • Impact of decision making style preference on advanced pharmacy practice experience performance.
    Greene Shepherd, Jacqueline McLaughlin, Charlene Williams, Wendy C. Cox 
  • Duplicating a well-controlled stability research study in a teaching compounding laboratory
    Lisa Dinkins, Bob Shrewsbury
  • Student Evaluation of Online Pharmaceutical Compounding Videos
    Bob Shrewsbury, Lisa Dinkins
  • Pharmacy’s Emerging Leaders: Measuring and Identifying Predictors of Student Leadership Potential
    Carla White
  • Leadership Academy: An Approach to Cultivating the Next Generation of Pharmacy Leaders
    Carla White
  • National Curriculum Survey Addressing Nonprescription Medicine Instruction in US Schools/Colleges of Pharmacy
    Stefanie Ferreri

Abstracts Presented at Other Meetings

FIP World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences: September 2014, Bangkok, Thailand:

Lindsey PoppeScott SavageStephen Eckel. Experience with Drug Vial Optimization at an Academic Medical Center

Kayley Lyones, Stephen Eckel, Susan Blalock, Tina Brock, Henri Manasse. Global assessment of advancement of hospital pharmacy practice according to FIP’s Basel Statements: Pilot study

ASHP Summer Meeting: June 2014, Las Vegas, Nevada:

Shailly Shah, Emily Hawes, Jesica Mangun, Kamakshi RaoStephen EckelJacqueline McLaughlin. Evaluation of the Quality of a Pharmacy Residency Assessment Program

Neurocritical Care Society Annual Meeting: Sept. 2016, Seattle, Washington:

Kathryn A. Morbitzer, Juinting Chiang, Corey J. Witenko, J. Dedrick Jordan, Emily A. DurrDenise H. Rhoney. Glycemic Control in Controlled Normothermia for Acute Brain Injury

Corey J. Witenko, Kathryn A. Morbitzer, Juinting Chiang, Emily A. Durr, J. Dedrick Jordan, Denise H. Rhoney. Glycemic Control in Prolonged Therapeutic Hypothermia for Acute Brain Injury

Kathryn A. Morbitzer, J. Dedrick Jordan, Emily A. DurrDenise H. Rhoney. Vancomycin Pharmacokinetic Parameters in Patients with Acute Brain Injury Undergoing Controlled Normothermia

Kathryn A. Morbitzer, J. Dedrick Jordan, Emily A. DurrDenise H. Rhoney. Vancomycin Pharmacokinetic Parameters in Patients with Acute Brain Injury Undergoing Pentobarbital Infusion or Therapeutic Hypothermia

Invited Presentations

Neurocritical Care Society, Seattle, Washington: September 2014

Denise Rhoney. Evidence-Based Guidelines for the Management of Large Hemispheric Infarction: A Statement from the Neurocritical Care Society – Pharmacotherapeutic Interventions

Denise Rhoney. Moving Up, Not Burning Out

Bay Area Neurocritical Care Society, San Francisco: August 2014

Denise Rhoney. Levetiracetam for Acute Seizures

Magnolia Regional Health Center Internal Medicine Grand Rounds, Corinth, Mississippi: September 2014

Denise Rhoney. Hyponatremia: The Latest Thinking about Diagnosis, Evaluation and Treatment


  • Bob Shrewsbury was named “Overall Professor of the Year” by the Class of 2014 and “Professor of the Year” by the students at ECSU.
  • Denise Rhoney was elected to the Board of Trustees of the Research Institute of ACCP.
  • Kim Thrasher was elected secretary of ACCP.
  • Michelle Herrmann was selected the “UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy Experiential Faculty Instructor of the Year” by the Class of 2014.
  • Jena Ivey Burkhart received the “Dale Jones Memorial Award for Excellence in Geriatrics” from the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists.
  • Betsy Shilliday has been named an ASHP Fellow for 2014.
  • Stephen Eckel was a finalist in the technology innovator category for the Next Generation Pharmacist award.
  • Wendy Cox has been promoted to Clinical Associate Professor.
  • Rowell Daniels has been invited to speak during the 2014 ACCP Annual Meeting in Austin, TX. “Best Practice in the Academic Health System: Challenges and Innovative Ways to Achieve and Maintain High-Quality, Medication-Related Key Performance Indicators (KPI)”
  • Three trainee-mentor teams were named 2014 AACP Walmart Scholars:
    Julia Carrington (former PY4) and Kelly Scolaro;
    Megan Smith (Community Pharmacy Fellow and former PGY1 Community Pharmacy Resident)and Lisa Dinkins;
    and David Steeb (Global Engagement Fellow) and Macary W. Marciniak
  • Jill Bates received the first annual “Milton W. Skolaut Leadership Award” from Duke University Hospital’s Pharmacy Residency Program. The Weekly Dose
  • Jacqui McLaughlin has been appointed Director of the Office of Strategic Planning and Assessment (OSPA) effective July 1.
  • Jacqui McLaughlin was married in September.
  • Debra Kemp, Charlene Williams, Josh Guffey, and Dawn Pettus were invited to attend the BPS Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Role Delineation Study Meeting in Orlando. This meeting was held in conjunction with APhA. The purpose was to create a role delineation survey to be administered to a sample of pharmacists certified in the specialty.
  • Patrick Gregory, Betsy Shilliday, Pete Koval (presenter), Mollie Scott, Bill Hitch, and Courtenay Wilson attended the ASHP Ambulatory Care Conference and Summit in Texas.
  • Daniel Forrister traveled to Malawi with the Hollingsworth Scholars to explore opportunities for service learning and experiential education.
  • Mollie Scott was elected as Director-at-Large with ASHP’s Section on Ambulatory Care Practioners’ Executive Committee; has been appointed to NCAP’s newly-formed Task Force on Provider Status; is an invited panelist at the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) Annual Meeting in Washington, DC in November on the topic of medication therapy management in the patient-centered medical home (PCMH).
  • Amanda Peters Johnson was married in September.


New Faculty

PACE Irene Park Irene Park, Mountain Area AHEC/UNC shared faculty position in ambulatory careIrene is a graduate of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. She completed her residency in ambulatory care with Mission Hospital and MAHEC in 2012-13. Upon completing her residency, she was an outpatient clinical pharmacist with the Anticoagulation Service at Mission Hospital.
PACE Jolynn Sessions Jolynn Sessions, Mission/UNC shared faculty position in oncologyJolynn is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. She completed a PGY1 residency at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem and a PGY2 residency at UT MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. She comes to us from Charles George VAMC in Asheville where she directed the anemia clinic from 2008-2014.
PACE REbecca Grandy Rebecca Grandy, Mountain Area AHEC/UNC shared faculty position in Ambulatory Care.Rebecca is a graduate of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. She completed a PGY1 residency at Mission Hospital and MAHEC. Upon completing her residency, she was a Clinical Pharmacist in Outpatient Clinical Pharmacy Services at Mission Hospital.
PACE Aubrie Rafferty Aubrie Rafferty, Mission Hospital/UNC shared faculty position in Transition Care.Aubrie is a graduate of the Harrison School of Pharmacy at Auburn University. She completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at the Regional Medical Center at Memphis. Since her residency, she has worked as an Adult Medicine pharmacist and last year, became Mission’s first Transitions of Care pharmacist.
PACE Amanda Savage Amanda Savage, Clinical Instructor, Asheville campusAmanda is a graduate of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. She comes to us from CVS Pharmacy, where she was a Staff Pharmacist.
Pace Amanda Johnson Amanda Peters Johnson, Clinical Instructor, UNC campusAmanda is a graduate of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. She completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Residency in Ambulatory Care at Mission Hospital. Since her residency, she has worked as a Clinical Pharmacist at Mission.

Master’s Program

UNC Hospitals

Danielle Griggs, University of Kentucky

Kevin Hansen, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

David Marr, University of Kentucky

David South, Samford University

Duke University Health System

Laura Meleis, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy

Wake Forest Baptist Health

Jerod Braschler, University of Houston

Amanda White, University of Connecticut

Mission Hospital

Cindy Brasher, University of Tennessee

PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency Program

Moose Pharmacy

Carlie Traylor, University of Georgia

H.J. Hayes, University of South Carolina

Walgreens – Chapel Hill

Dani Harris, University of Iowa

Walgreens – Asheville

Nicole Pezzino, University of Pittsburgh

Kroger Pharmacy

Anna Armstrong, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy

Realo Discount Drugs

Samantha Arrants, University of Mississippi

Brame Huie Pharmacy

Jo Cheng, Wayne State University

PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency Program


James Montgomery, University of Pittsburgh

Community Care Plan of Eastern Carolina

Jade Young, Xavier University


PCL Academic Fellow

Courtney Bradley, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and PGY1 Residency at Kroger/ University of Cincinnati

Community Pharmacy Research Fellow

Megan Smith, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency at Kerr Drug/Walgreens/UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy

Practice Model Research Fellow

Kim Sanders, Purdue University and PGY1 Residency at the University of Cincinnati

Practice Innovation Fellow

Patrick Brown, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency at Moose Pharmacy/UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy

Best Wishes to Outgoing


Debra Kemp left the School on June 30. She is working with Durham VA.

Jena Ivey Burkhart left the School on June 22. She is working with UNC Hospitals.

Lisa Dinkins left the School on July 31. She is now Director of Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences at Wingate School of Pharmacy.

PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residents

Lucas Berenbrok, Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh

Megan Smith, Postdoctoral Fellow in Community Pharmacy Practice – UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy

Will Holland, Pharmacist-in-charge, Realo Discount Drug

Courtney Humphries, Staff Pharmacist, Harris Teeter

Charlie Frye, Staff Pharmacist, Realo Discount Drug

Patrick Brown – Postdoctoral Fellow in Practice Innovation – UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy

PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Resident

Phung On – Returned to the Boston Area

PGY2 Community Practice/Academia Resident

Ben Culpepper, Clinical Coordinator for Medical Park Pharmacy, Morehead City, NC


PCL Academic Fellow

Abby Mateluwicz, Assistant Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University

Master’s Students

Kayley Lyons, PhD Student, UNC School of Education

Christian Conley, Acute Care/Decentral Division Manager, UAB

Sarah Moore, Clinical Coordinator, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Shailly Shah, Asst. Director of Pharmacy, Central Ops and Informatics, John Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Kevin Helmlinger, Pharmacy Ops Manager, Children’s Hospital Division, Duke Hospital

Jessica Lemoine, Inpatient Manager, Mission HealthMitch Dorn, Evaluating Options in NYC area

Research in Education Practice Symposium (REPS)


The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy hosted its inaugural Research in Education and Practice Symposium on May 16, 2014. The symposium provided an engaging opportunity for residents, fellows, and postgraduate pharmacy trainees to present their research and projects. The seventy-seven attendees represented ten institutions and presented a wealth of scholarship spanning sixteen podiums and twenty-one posters.

The symposium offered two professional development seminars titled “Financial Strategies for Retirement” presented by Eric Chetwood and “An Introduction to Scholarship, Meeting Abstract Writing and Publication” presented by Denise Rhoney.

Angela Kashuba, Vice-Chair for Research and Graduate Education at UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy’s Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics presented the keynote speech, “World’s Colliding: When Preparation Meets Opportunity.”

Pharmacy Practice Seminar


The 29th Annual Pharmacy Practice Seminar was held August 23 & 24, 2014 in Wrightsville Beach, NC preceded by a Diabetes Certificate Program and Immunization Updates program on August 22, 2014.   Approximately 200 participants attended these programs with UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy faculty that included Josh Guffey, Charlene Williams, Debra Kemp, Macary Marciniak, Ouita Gatton, Ashley Branham, Amanda Corbett, Pete Koval, Stefanie Ferreri, Jay Campbell, Bob Shrewsbury, and Jamie Cavanaugh. The speakers did a fantastic job of engaging the audience with active learning and program evaluations by attendees gave the speakers high marks.

Next year’s program will be the 30th anniversary of this event and there is a special keynote speaker already lined up for the program.


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