Welcome from the Chair
In the News
New Funding
Poster Presentations
Platform Presentations
Best Wishes to Outgoing

Welcome from the Chairdrhoney_jun15-directory

We’re number one!

The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy is the number one pharmacy school as ranked by U.S. News & World Report in the 2017 edition of America’s Best Graduate Schools. U.S. News surveyed deans and faculty at more than 130 accredited pharmacy schools in the U.S. and asked them to rank the nation’s Pharm.D. programs. This is a tremendous recognition from our peers.

The Class of 2019 is the first class to complete a full year in the new curriculum, including the first early immersion experience. The Curriculum Transformation Advisory Team and Steering Committee are gathering and assessing data from the first year while planning and implementing the second- and third-year curriculum and the final fourth-year experience.

As you can see, it is a busy and exciting time here at the School. I hope you enjoy reading about our faculty’s contributions to this extraordinary year!

Denise Rhoney, Pharm.D., FCCP, FCCM, FNCS
Ron and Nancy McFarlane Distinguished Professor
Chair, PACE

2016-2017 Academic Calendar

In the News


The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy launched an independent pharmacy ownership residency. Stefanie Ferreri, Pharm.D., and Patrick Brown, Pharm.D., are the co-directors.                                                                   patrick-brown-600x400-e1474656584819ferreri_jun15-directory
twoodall_jun15-directory Tasha Woodall, Pharm.D., and MAHEC are featured in the Pharmacy Today article, “Transitions of Care: The Next Frontier for Hospital and Community-Based Pharmacists.”
rebeccah_jun15-directory Rebecca Grandy, Pharm.D., and Irene Park, Pharm.D., wrote an article, “Reflections on Practicing and ipark_jun15-directoryPrecepting in Rural Pharmacy in Western North Carolina,” that was published in NCAP’s winter 2016 online journal.
sachi-ozawa-600x400 Sachi Ozawa, Ph.D., led a team of researchers in a study concerning the cost of U.S. vaccine avoidance by adults that was featured in Forbes magazine and the Washington Post.
 FacultyPhotoCavanaugh Jamie Cavanaugh, Pharm.D., was highlighted in the member spotlight of the NCAP summer letter.

A team from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy won second place in the 2016 Good Neighbor Pharmacy NCPA Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition. Their place prize was $2,000 to the NCPA student chapter and $2,000 in the dean’s name to promote independent pharmacy at the school. tarheel-pharm-team

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hanksoru_jun15-directory Heidi Anksorus, Pharm.D., was awarded overall instructor of the year and PY3 instructor of the year for 2016.
 lindsay-harris-pic Lindsay Harris, Pharm.D.; Stacy Campbell-Bright, Brian Murray,Pharm.D.; and Said Sultan, Pharm.D., passed the Board of Certification for Critical Care. This is the newest board certification offered by BPS and the first test offered.
 bdaniels_jun15-directory Rowell Daniels, Pharm.D., was named system vice president of pharmacy services for UNC Hospitals and Clinics.
bob_shrewsburry_jun15-directory-150x150 Bob Shrewsbury, Ph.D.

 ian-hollis400x400 Ian Hollis, Pharm.D., and Amy Sauls, Pharm.D., were awarded the 2016 Paoloni Preceptor Awards.
sfeckel_jun15-directory Stephen Eckel, Pharm.D., M.H.A.

 ms1 Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Course worthy of recognition: DPET 833 – Heyward Hull, Pharm.D., M.S.; Craig Lee, Pharm.D., Ph.D.; and Jacqui McLaughlin, Ph.D.

PACE instructors worthy of recognition: Mary McClurg, Pharm.D., M.H.S.; Wendy Cox, Pharm.D.; Rowell Daniels, Pharm.D.; Stephen Eckel, Pharm.D.; M.H.A.; Elizabeth Forshay, M.B.A; Adam Wolfe, Pharm.D.; Michael DeCoske, Pharm.D.

Scott-Savage400x400 Scott Savage, Pharm.D., was named director of pharmacy for UNC Hospitals and Clinics.
joe_moose Joe Moose, Pharm.D., was named the 2015 NCPA Independent Pharmacist of the Year.
kimberly-sanders400x400 Kim Sanders, Pharm.D., was the 2015 American College of Clinical Pharmacy Ambulatory Care Practice and Research Network Resident/Fellow Travel Award winner.
 jolynn.sessions_jun15-directory Jolynn Sessions, Pharm.D.

  • Serves as treasurer for Hematology/Oncology Pharmacists Association board of directors. Previously served as vice chair and chair
  • Represented oncology pharmacists and HOPA at HOPA Hill Day in Washington, D.C.
UNC Hospitals won their fifth consecutive Best Practices Award from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. The award-winning team consisted of: Benyam Muluneh, Pharm.D.; Molly Schneider, Pharm.D.; Aimee Faso, Pharm.D.; John Valgus, Pharm.D.;  Lindsey Amerine, Pharm.D.; Rowell Daniels, Pharm.D.; Brett Crisp, Pharm.D., M.S.; and Scott Savage, Pharm.D.


pjoyner_jun15-directory Pam Joyner, Ed.D, M.S.Pharm., was appointed by the chancellor to serve on the UNC-Chapel Hill Chiefs of Staff Committee.
twoodall_jun15-directory  Tasha Woodall, Pharm.D.

Macary Marcinak, Pharm.D., was elected as an NCAP board member.
Three PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residents received American Pharmacists Association Foundation Incentive Grants in March 2016.   renner-rhodes-sunderman
mroth_jun15-directory Mary Roth McClurg, Pharm.D., M.H.S., was appointed associate director for academic innovation for the Eshelman Institute for Innovation.
wcox1_jun15-directory Wendy Cox, Pharm.D., was appointed associate dean for curricular and student affairs.
 charlene_williams_jun15-directory Charlene Williams, Pharm.D., served on an advisory board for the Western North Carolina Ambulatory Care Task Force (affiliated with the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists’ Health System Forum).
Paul Bush Paul Bush, Pharm.D., was elected president-elect for ASHP.
mollies_jun15-directory Mollie Scott, Pharm.D.

  • Named an ASHP Fellow for 2016
  • Served on an advisory board for the WNC Ambulatory Care Task Force (affiliated with NCAP’s Health System Forum)
 hanksoru_jun15-directorykimberly-sanders400x400 UNC School of Dentistry Multidisciplinary Curriculum Innovation Awards –

  • First Place –  Pharmacotherapy Consult Services                                                                                Collaborators: Kim Sanders, Pharm.D.; Heidi Anksorus, Pharm.D.; Christine Downey, D.D.S.; Lewis Lampiris, D.D.S., M.P.H.; Shannon Mitchell, M.S.; Jennifer Harmon, M.S.; Connie Wang, Kaushal Gandhi
  • Second Place – Clinical Application Enhances Learning in Dental Pharmacology                              Collaborators: Heidi Anksorus, Adam Persky, Ph.D.; Kim Sanders,  Michael Wales, Jim Fiordalisi, Ph.D.; Christine Downey
ferreri_jun15-directory Stefanie Ferreri, Pharm.D., was elected NCAP president-elect and will begin her duties as NCAP president in January 2017.
michalet_jun15-directory Elizabeth Michalets, Pharm.D., is the new chair-elect for ACCP’s Clinical Administration PRN for 2016-2017. She served as secretary-treasurer in 2015-2016.
Rhoney-Head-shot-2015 Denise Rhoney, Pharm.D.

  • Appointed to the Stroke Quality Measure Development Work Group of the American Academy of Neurology Institute
  • Awarded a presidential citation from the Neurocritical Care Society
mastersj_jun15-directory Jordan Masterson, Pharm.D., and Kevin Sun (PY2) received a medication safety award from Mission Hospital for catching and resolving a significant medication error related to a patient’s anticoagulant therapy.
Lindsey Amerine, Pharm.D.; Scott Savage, Pharm.D.; and Stephen Eckel, Pharm.D., M.H.A., received the 2015 ASHP Pharmacy Practice Research Literature of the Year Award.                                                                                                                                         poppe-apha_Scott-Savage400x400sfeckel_jun15-directory
  baby Birth Announcements:

 trophy Carla White is pleased to announce…

Through the Office of Innovative Leadership and Diversity, members of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy competed in the 2015 North Carolina Health Professions Diversity Conference poster competition, with School teams bringing home first, second and third place.

Macary Marciniak, Pharm.D., is pleased to announce…

The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy won the Communication and Media Outreach Award for the 2016 National Consumers League Script Your Future Medication Adherence Team Challenge. The award was presented at the AACP Annual meeting in July.

Jerry Heneghan, M.B.A., is pleased to announce…

The educational technology team won a Telly Award and a Hermes Award for this video.

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David Steeb, Overman RA, Sleath BL, Pam Joyner. Global experiential and didactic opportunities at US colleges and schools of pharmacy. Am J Pharm Educ 2016; 80(1): Article 7.

Emily M. Hawes, Caron Misita, Jena Ivey Burkhart, Lauren McKnight, Zachariah M. Deyo, Ruth-Ann Lee, Caroline Howard, and Stephen F. Eckel. Prescribing pharmacists in the ambulatory care setting: Experience at the University of North Carolina Medical Center. Am J of Health Syst Pharm 2016; 73:1425-1433. doi: 10.2146/ajhp150771.

Lipshutz AM, Emily Hawes. Probable glucometer interference caused by topical iodine solution test site preparation. J Clin Pharm Ther. 2016 August. DOI: 10.1111/jcpt.12431.

Mollie A. Scott, Jacqui McLaughlin, Greene Shepherd, Charlene Williams, Jackie Zeeman, Pam Joyner. Professional organizations for pharmacy students on satellite campuses. Am J Pharm Educ 2016; 80(5): Article 78.

Aubrie Rafferty, Denslow S, Elizabeth Michalets. Pharmacist-Provided Medication Management in Interdisciplinary Transitions in a Community Hospital (PMIT). Annals of Pharmacotherapy 2016; 50:649-55; first published online June 2016.

Poveromo L, Elizabeth Michalets, Sutherland D. Midodrine for the weaning of vasopressor infusions. J Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics; 2016; 41:260-5.

Jordan Masterson, Tasha Woodall, Courtenay Wilson, Ray L, Mollie Scott. Interprofessional care for patients with osteoporosis in a continuing care retirement community. Am J Pharm Assoc 2016; 56:184-188.

Park HL, Robert P. Shrewsbury. Student Evaluation of Online Pharmaceutical Compounding Videos. Am J Pharm Ed. 2016 Mar 25; 80(2): 30.

Bill Hitch, Parlier AB, Reed L, Galvin SL, Fagan EB, Courtenay Wilson. Evaluation of a Team-Based, Transition-of-Care Management Service on 30-Day Readmission Rates. NC Med J. 2016; 77(2):87-92.

Courtenay Wilson, Irene Park, Sutherland SE, Ray L. Assessing pharmacist-led annual wellness visits: Interventions made and patient and physician satisfaction. J Am Pharm Assoc. 2015; 55:449–454.

Julia Khanova, Jacqui McLaughlin, Denise Rhoney, Mary Roth McClurg, Suzanne Harris. Student Perceptions of a Flipped Pharmacotherapy Course. Am J Pharm Educ. 2015 Nov 25; 79 (9): 140. doi: 10.5688/ajpe799140.

Jacobi J, Ray S, Danelich I, Dodds Ashley E, Stephen Eckel, Guharoy R, Militello M, O’Donnell P, Sam T, Crist SM, Smidt D. Impact of the Pharmacy Practice Model Initiative on Clinical Pharmacy Specialist Practice. Pharmacotherapy. 2016 May; 36(5):e40-9. doi: 10.1002/phar.1745. Epub 2016 Apr 27.

Lyons K, Blalock SJ, Brock TP, Manasse HR Jr, Stephen Eckel. Development of a global hospital self-assessment tool and prioritization tier system based on FIP’s Basel Statements. Int J Pharm Pract. 2016 Apr; 24(2):123-33. doi: 10.1111/ijpp.12223. Epub 2016 Jan 19.

Cox J, Speed V, O’Neal S, Hasselwander T, Sherwood C, Stephen Eckel, Zamboni WC. Development and evaluation of a novel product to remove surface contamination of hazardous drugs. J Oncol Pharm Pract. 2015 Dec 15. pii: 1078155215621151. [Epub ahead of print]

Gilkey MB, Calo WA, Moss JL, Shah PD, Macary Marciniak, Brewer NT. Provider communication and HPV vaccination: The impact of recommendation quality. Vaccine. 2016 Feb 24; 34(9):1187-92. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2016.01.023. Epub 2016 Jan 24.

Bertran EA, Nicole R. Pinelli, Sills SJ, Jaber LA. The Arab American experience with diabetes: Perceptions, myths and implications for culturally-specific interventions. Prim Care Diabetes. 2016 Jul 23. pii: S1751-9918(16)30056-0. doi: 10.1016/j.pcd.2016.07.004. [Epub ahead of print]

Jill S. Bates, Larry W. Buie, Kayley Lyons, Kamakshi Rao, Nicole R. Pinelli, Jacqueline E. McLaughlin, Mary Roth McClurg. A Study of Layered Learning in Oncology. Am J Pharm Ed. 2016 May 25; 80(4):68. doi: 10.5688/ajpe80468.

Denise Rhoney, Kathryn Morbitzer, Hatton-Kolpek J. Optimizing medication outcomes in neurocritical care: focus on clinical pharmacology. Seminars Neurology, 2016, in press.

Kathryn Morbitzer, Jordan JD, Sullivan KA, Emily Durr, Olm-Shipman CM, Denise Rhoney. Vancomycin pharmacokinetics in patients with hemorrhagic stroke. Neurocrit Care 2016 Mar 4 [Epub ahead of print]

Sikora Newsome A, Casciere BC, Jordan JD, Denise Rhoney, Sullivan KA, Kathryn Morbitzer, Moore JD, Emily Durr. The role of statin therapy in hemorrhagic stroke. Pharmacotherapy 2015; 35:1152-63.

Sachiko Ozawa, Allison Portnoy, Hiwote Getaneh, Samantha Clark, Maria Knoll, David Bishai, H. Keri Yang, Pallavi D. Patwardhan. Modeling the Economic Burden of Adult Vaccine-Preventable Diseases in the United States. Health Affairs published online October 12, 2016.

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Book Chapters

Robert Shrewsbury (contributing author, 6 chapters). The Pharmacy Technician, 6th Edition, Morton Publishing Co., Englewood, Colorado, 2016 (700 pages).  A continuing title in the American Pharmacists Association’s Basic Pharmacy and Pharmacology Series. Also has an associated text, Workbook & Certification Review, 6th Edition, Englewood, Colorado, 2016 (294 pages).

Robert Shrewsbury. Applied Pharmaceutics in Contemporary Compounding, 3rd Edition, Morton Publishing Co., Englewood, Colorado, 2015 (32 chapters, 475 pages).

Denise Rhoney, Kathryn Morbitzer, Hatton-Kolpek J. Pharmacotherapy for Vasospasm Prophylaxis and Treatment in Aneurysmal Subarchnoid Hemorrhage. Updates in Neurocritical Care: Neuropharmacology in Critical Illness. 1st Edition, Brophy GM (ed) 2016, in press.

Vareleas PN, Denise Rhoney. Antiepileptic Drugs. Antiepileptic Drugs Therapy in Neurosurgical Critical Care. Essentials of Neurosurgical Anesthesia & Critical Care, 2nd Edition, Brambrink A and Kirsch JR(eds) 2016, in press.

Denise Rhoney, Greene Shepherd. Drug Induced Seizures in Critically Ill Patients. Seizures in Critically Ill, 3rd Ed, Varelas PN (ed) 2016, in press.

Denise Rhoney, Parker D. Head Injury. Pharmacotherapy:  A Patient-Focused Approach, 8th Edition, Appleton & Lange 2016, in press.

Denise Rhoney, Kathryn Morbitzer, Jordan D. Critical Care Management of Anuerysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. Critical Care Pharmacotherpay. 1st Edition. American College of Clinical Pharmacy, 2016, 416-448.

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New Funding

Stefanie Ferreri, Blalock S, Farley J, Busby-Whitehead J. Implementing an Integrative Falls Prevention Program for High-Risk Patients in Community Pharmacies. Awarded $1,049,999 (Sept. 2016-Aug. 2019) Center for Disease Control

Kim Sanders, Heidi Anksorus, Christine Downey, Nicole Reitter, Lewis Lampiris. Pharmacotherapy Consult Services in a Dental Setting: An Interprofessional Collaboration. Funded $46,000 (5/2016) North Carolina AHEC Innovations Grant

Stephanie Kiser. To increase rural residents’ participation and awareness related to preventive screenings and health improvement. $5000.  2016 APPLES Service-Learning Development Grant. UNC Carolina Center for Public Service

Stephen Eckel. Evaluating Harmonization of Hospital Pharmacy Practice to FIP’s Basel Statements across the Global Pharmacy Education Development Network Center of Excellence. $5,000. International Pharmaceutical Federation, Hospital Pharmacy Section

Denise Rhoney. Assessment of Kcentra© Dosing Practices within Neurocritical Care. Funded $16,528 (2016-2017) CSL Behring (Principal Investigator)

Denise Rhoney. Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program. Funded $850,000 (2016-2019) Health Resources and Services Administration (Co-Investigator) 3% Effort

Denise Rhoney. Implementation of Daily Goals to Improve Communications and Care within the Intensive Care Unit. Funded $50,000 (2015-2016) IHIQ Grant UNC Hospitals (Co-Investigator)

Poster Presentations

Jordan Masterson, Aubrie Rafferty, Elizabeth Michalets. The Clinical Training Center: A Layered-Learning Rotation Model to Meet Hospital Goals and Standards of Practice. ACCP Annual Meeting; Hollywood, FL (October 2016)

Kathryn Hauenstein (share-funded PGY2 resident), Elizabeth Michalets, Katie Sheldon. Impact of a Pharmacist-Run Telehealth Anticoagulation Service in a Rural Hospital Setting. 2nd Annual Rural Health Symposium; Western Carolina University (April 2016)

Scott Wilkie. Pre- and Post-Assessment of Pharmacy Student Learning on an Adult Medicine Rotation. ACCP Annual Meeting; Hollywood, FL (October 2016)

Scott Wilkie, Lindsay Harris, Jared Chiusano. Negative Predictive Value of Nasal Swab Polymerase Chain Reaction Screening in Hospitalized Patients for Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus culture positive Pneumonia. ACCP Annual Meeting; Hollywood, FL (October 2016)

Irene Park. Shadowing Requirements for Rural Health Scholars. National Rural Health Association Meeting; Minneapolis, MN (May 2016)

Denise Rhoney, Merz M, Kathryn Morbitzer, Cook AM. Assessment of Kcentra dosing practices in neurocritical care. Neurocritical Care Society Annual Meeting; Washington, DC (September 2016)

Kathryn Morbitzer, Jordan JD, Sullivan KA, Durr EA, Olm-Shipman C, Denise Rhoney. Enhanced renal clearance in patients with intracerebral hemorrhage. Neurocritical Care Society Annual Meeting; Washington, DC (September 2016)

Kathryn Morbitzer, Jordan JD, Sullivan KA, Durr EA, Olm-Shipman C, Denise Rhoney. Enhanced renal clearance in patients with subarchnoid hemorrhage. Neurocritical Care Society Annual Meeting; Washington, DC (September 2016)

Olm-Shipman C, Brissie M, Darsie M, Tan E, Cardena R, Soares-Sardinha S, Williams C, Biancaniello S, Laux J, Sullivan K, Kathryn Morbitzer, Denise Rhoney, Jordan D. Implementation of a daily goals tool improves team communication surrounding quality & safety practices in a neurosciences ICU. Neurocritical Care Society Annual Meeting; Washington, DC (September 2016)

Jacqui McLaughlin, Kennedy L, Garris S, Harris S, Nicole Pinelli, Hillman A, Denise Rhoney. Early clinical immersion as inpatient psychiatry medication education group leaders. AACP Meeting; Anaheim, CA (July 2016)

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Platform Presentations and Speaking

Stephanie Kiser, Mollie Scott, Pam Joyner, and Irene Park. Interprofessional Rural Health Scholars. National Rural Health Association Meeting; Minneapolis, MN (May 2016)

Stephanie Kiser, Mollie Scott, Pam Joyner, and Irene Park. A Rural Pharmacy Health Initiative. University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy; Minneapolis, MN (May 2016)

Mollie Scott, Betsy Shilliday. Preparing for the Future: Credentialing, Privileging and Integrating Clinical Pharmacists into the Medical Staff. ASHP Summer Meeting; Baltimore, MD (June 2016)

Jerry Heneghan. The Future of Healthcare Training. Keynote address. Serious Play Conference, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School; Chapel Hill, NC (July 2016)

Mollie Scott. Section of Ambulatory Care Practitioners Clinical Practice Advancement Networking Session. Small group facilitator for round table on Provider Status Update. ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting; New Orleans, LA (December 2015)

Stefanie Ferreri. Self-Care Through Your Patients’ Eyes: Efficacy and Safety Considerations. APhA Annual Meeting; Baltimore, MD (March 2016)

Stefanie Ferreri. Implementing a Quality Assurance Process for Comprehensive Medication Reviews. Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA) Annual Meeting; Arlington, VA (May 2016)

Stefanie Ferreri, Megan Smith. Flipping the Model: Self-Care Education During Community Practice Experiences. Nonprescription Medicine Academy Meeting; Tampa, FL (Feb. 2016)

Aubrie Rafferty. Innovative Practice Model: Transitions of Care at Mission Hospital. Round table discussion- 2016 NCAP Annual Meeting; Charlotte, NC (November 2016)

Jordan Masterson. Clinical Training Center: A Layered Learning Rotation Model. Round table discussion- 2016 NCAP Annual Meeting; Charlotte, NC (November 2016)

Denise Rhoney. Treating a Critically Ill Patient with Epilepsy. Neurocritical Care Society Annual Meeting; National Harbor, MD (Sept. 2016)

Denise Rhoney. Management of Acute Hypertension Following Intracerebral Hemorrhage. UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy/ASHP Grand Rounds; Chapel Hill, NC (March 2016)

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New Faculty

 jessica-auten Jessica Auten, Pharm.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Education (UNC Hospitals and Clinics)

Auten is a clinical pharmacy specialist in malignant hematology at UNC Hospitals and Clinics. After receiving her Pharm.D. from UNC, she completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency and a PGY2 oncology pharmacy residency at Virginia Commonwealth University Health System.


Patrick Brown, Pharm.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Education (Mutual Drug Company)

Brown is the clinical programs coordinator for Mutual Drug and co-director of the School’s independent pharmacy ownership residency program. After receiving his Pharm.D. from UNC in 2013, he completed a PGY1 community pharmacy residency with UNC and Moose Pharmacy. He recently completed a practice innovations fellowship with the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy.


Antonio Bush, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Educational Innovation and Research / Assistant Director, OSPA

Bush earned his B.S. in early childhood education from Albany State University, his M.S. in higher education and student affairs from Indiana University, and his Ph.D. in educational research and policy analysis from North Carolina State University. He served as a postdoctoral research fellow at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy from 2015-2016.

 stephen-clark_890x10001 Stephen Clark, Pharm.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Education (UNC Medical Center)

Clark is a malignant hemotology clinical pharmacy specialist at UNC Medical Center. He received his PharmD degree from UNC. He completed a PGY1 pharmacy residency at Sarasota Memorial Hospital (FL) and a PGY2 hematology/oncology residency at Georgia Regents Medical Center and University of Georgia College of Pharmacy.

 jon-easter400x400 Jon Easter, Professor of the Practice / Director, CMOPP

Easter received his B.S. in pharmacy from the University of Georgia. He spent 20 years working in health-care transformation, 13 of which were in leadership roles at GlaxoSmithKline. While at GSK, he was instrumental in shaping the external health policy environment in the areas of health-information technology, payment reform and medication management.

 fixsen_dean_0 Dean Fixsen, Adjunct Professor (Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute)

Fixsen is a senior scientist at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute and founder of the National Implementation Research Network at UNC-Chapel Hill. He received his Ph.D. in experimental psychology from the University of Kansas.

aaeaaqaaaaaaaadfaaaajduwzgi1zda1lwzjmmmtndy3zc1iowjlltfhote1nzi4ogq0yw Elizabeth Forshay, M.B.A., Adjunct Assistant Professor (UNC Health Care)

Forshay is senior project manager – Carolina Value and assistant director of pharmacy at UNC Health Care. She received her B.S. in pharmacy from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and her M.B.A. from the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School.

robert-hubal400x400 Rob Hubal, Ph.D., Research Associate Professor

Hubal received his B.S. in computer science and engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, his M.S. in computer science from North Carolina State University, and his Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from Duke University. He came to UNC from Soar Technology, (Ann Arbor, Michigan) where he served as lead scientist.

 1a649c7 Melanie Livet, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor

Livet received her B.A. in psychology from UNC-Wilmington and her Ph.D. in clinical-community psychology at the University of South Carolina. She comes to us from 3C Institute, where she was a senior research associate/manager in implementation science.

katherine-morgan400x400 Katie Morgan, Pharm.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Education (UNC Medical Center)

Morgan is an inpatient medical oncology clinical pharmacy specialist at UNC Medical Center. She received her Pharm.D. from UNC and completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency and a PGY2 hematogy/oncology specialty residency at UNC Medical Center.

sachi-ozawa-600x400 Sachi Ozawa, Ph.D., Associate Professor

Ozawa received her B.S. in science, technology and international affairs from Georgetown University. She earned her M.H.S. and Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She comes to us from Johns Hopkins, where she served as an assistant scientist and health economist.

 198cf44 Carl Roland, Pharm.D., M.S., Adjunct Professor (Pfizer, Inc.)

Roland is senior director of global innovative pharmaceutical business at Pfizer, Inc. He received his Pharm.D. from the University of Illinois College of Pharmacy and his M.S. in pharmacy from the University of Florida College of Pharmacy.

 kimberly-sanders400x400 Kimberly Sanders, Pharm.D., Clinical Assistant Professor (shared position with UNC School of Dentistry)

Sanders received her Pharm.D. from Purdue University. She completed a PGY1 pharmacy residency at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center and an academic fellowship in practice model advancement at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy.

urick-headshot-2-0517-copy Ben Urick, Pharm.D., Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor

Urick received his Pharm.D. at Drake University. He will be receiving his Ph.D. in pharmaceutical socioeconomics from the University of Iowa in December 2016, where he has served as a presidential fellow.

ward_caryn Caryn Ward, Ph.D., Adjunct Associate Professor (Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute)

Ward is a senior implementation specialist with the National Implementation Research Network at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute of UNC-Chapel Hill. She received her Ph.D. in school psychology from North Carolina State University.

 adam-wolfe-copy Adam Wolfe, Pharm.D., M.S., Assistant Professor of Clinical Education (CHESS)

Wolfe is currently a pharmacy services manager with CHESS Health Enablement Solutions in High Point, North Carolina. He received his Pharm.D. from the University of Utah and his M.S. in health-system pharmacy administration from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy.

Graduate Students

  • Yazeed Ghawaa, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia

UNC Hospitals

  • Michelle Carrasquillo, University of Florida
  • Mary-Haston Leary, University of Mississippi
  • Tyler Vest, University of Cincinnati
  • Mary Vincent, Ohio State University

Duke University Health System

  • Andrew Wright, Campbell University

Wake Forest Baptist Health

  • Alex Raymond, University of Mississippi
  • Lauren Verbosky, University of Florida

Mission Hospital

  • Douglas Fisher, Manchester College

Moses Cone Hospital

  • Nick Gazda, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy

PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency Program

Moose Pharmacy

  • Cody Clifton, University of Mississippi
  • Shannon Rudolph, University of Buffalo

Walgreens – Chapel Hill

  • Amber Yopp, Campbell University

Walgreens – Asheville

  • Evan Moffitt, Wingate University

Kroger Pharmacy

  • Alastair Hay, Mercer University

Realo Discount Drugs – Jacksonville

  • Sarah Jones, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine

Realo Discount Drugs – New Bern

  • Ryan Wheeler, Campbell University

Brame Huie Pharmacy

  • Brittany Thompson, Presbyterian College

Blue Ridge Pharmacy

  • Amber Korn, Presbyterian College

Rx Clinic Pharmacy

  • Dana Holliday, Presbyterian College
  • Mandy Irvin, South University

PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency Program


  • Allie Fay, Ohio Northern University


Office of Strategic Planning and Assessment

  • Carlos Melendez, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Community Pharmacy Practice Fellow

  • Laura Rhodes, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy

Community Pharmacy Academic Fellow

  • Chelsea Renfro, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy

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Best Wishes to Outgoing


Kelly Scolaro, Pharm.D., left the School in February 2016. She is now an associate professor at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Bradenton School of Pharmacy in Florida.

PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residents

  • Desiree Gaines, Pharm.D.: Regional Director of Community Pharmacy Enhanced Services, Rx Clinic and Moose Pharmacies
  • Jeannie Ong, Pharm.D.: PGY2 HIV Pharmacotherapy Resident, Health Sciences Center, University of Oklahoma
  • Hannah Renner, Pharm.D.: Research Fellowship in Community Care, University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy
  • Laura Rhodes, Pharm.D.: Community Practice Engagement Academic Fellow, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
  • Breanna Sunderman, Pharm.D.: Pharmacy Manager, CVS Pharmacy
  • Ryan Templeton, Pharm.D.: Pharmacist, Walgreens
  • Jordan Ballou, Pharm.D.: Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy

PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Resident

  • Alicia Watkins, Pharm.D.: PGY2 Geriatric Resident, Durham VA Medical Center
  • Chelsea Renfro, Pharm.D.: Community Pharmacy Academic Fellow, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy


  • Patrick Brown, Pharm.D.: Clinical Programs Coordinator, Mutual Drug / Co-director, Independent Pharmacy Ownership Residency Program and Assistant Professor of Clinical Education, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
  • Antonio Bush, Ph.D.: Assistant Professor and Assistant Director of the Office of Strategic Planning and Assessment, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
  • Kimberly Sanders, Pharm.D.: Clinical Assistant Professor, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy/UNC School of Dentistry
  • Megan Smith, Pharm.D.: Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Graduate Students

  • Kevin Hansen: Assistant Director of Pharmacy – Sterile Products, Manufacturing, and Perioperative Services, Moses Cone Memorial Hospital
  • David South: Supervising Pharmacist, Adult Medicine and Surgical Services, University of Alabama Birmingham Medical Center
  • Cindy Brasher: Pharmacy Operations Manager supporting the Oncology, Pediatric, and Distribution service lines, Mission Hospital
  • Danielle Griggs: Pharmacy Manager, Supply Chain, University of Virginia Health System
  • Amanda White: Pharmacy Project Manager, Johns Hopkins Home Care Group
  • Jerod Braschler: Outpatient Clinical Pharmacy Services Manager, Mission Health System
  • Laura Meleis: Pharmacy Operations and Compliance Coordinator, Florida Hospital, Orlando, Florida
  • David Marr: Director of Pharmacy, TJ Regional Health / Cardinal Health, Glasgow, Kentucky
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