Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Faculty

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Jill Borchert, PharmD, BCACP, BCPS, FCCP

Professor and Vice Chair
Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy
Downers Grove, Illinois
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Jill BorchertJill Borchert, Pharm.D., BCACP, BCPS, FCCP, is Professor and Vice Chair of Teaching and Learning in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy in Downers Grove, IL. She received her Pharm.D. at the University of Michigan and completed residency training at the University of California, San Francisco. With over 20 years of clinical experience, Dr. Borchert currently provides patient care in an ambulatory care clinic where she focuses on the management of chronic diseases. Her research interests include osteoporosis, methods to optimize evidence-based practice, student and residency training, and outcomes of clinical pharmacy services in ambulatory care.

Katie Cardone, Pharm., BCACP, FCCP

Associate Professor
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Albany, New York
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Katie Cardone

Katie Cardone is an associate professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Dr. Cardone's practice expertise is in ambulatory care nephrology, including in dialysis and CKD; she also currently serves as the director of clinical pharmacy services at The Collaboratory, a public health space located in an underserved neighborhood. Through her clinical experiences and role as residency program director of PGY2 programs in nephrology and ambulatory care pharmacy, Dr. Cardone has gained a broad understanding of the needs of patients at risk or with CKD. Her research has focused on drug dosing and pharmacy practice delivery models for patients with CKD including those on dialysis. Dr. Cardone a board-certified ambulatory care pharmacist and is a fellow of the National Kidney Foundation, the American Society of Nephrology, and the American College of Clinical Pharmacy.

Jennifer N. Clements, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCACP, CDE

Clinical Pharmacist
Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System
Spartanburg, South Carolina
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Jennifer N. Clements, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS, BCACP, CDE, is Clinical Pharmacist in Diabetes Transition with Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System in Spartanburg, South Carolina. 

Jennifer ClementsDr. Clements earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Campbell University and completed a primary care pharmacy practice residency at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center (VAMC) in Charleston, South Carolina. She is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist, board-certified ambulatory care pharmacist, and certified diabetes educator. She has developed and implemented pharmacist-led services in a Veterans Affairs Medical Center and rural-health, family medicine office. Currently, she is developing a pharmacy service, focusing on inpatient management of diabetes.

Dr. Clements is a member of American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE), American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), South Carolina Society of Health-System Pharmacists (SCSHP), and South Carolina Pharmacy Association (SCPhA). She became a Fellow of ACCP in 2017. She is the Past-President for SCSHP and Past-Chair for the ACCP Ambulatory Care Practice and Research Network.

Erica Crannage, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS, BCACP

Associate Professor St. Louis College of Pharmacy at The University of Health Sciences & Pharmacy
Clinical Pharmacist
Mercy Clinic Family Medicine
Saint Louis, Missouri
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Erica CrannageErica Crannage obtained her Pharm.D. degree from Drake University in 2008. She completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency with an ambulatory care focus in 2009 and a PGY2 ambulatory care residency in 2010 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. She is currently an associate professor of pharmacy practice at the St. Louis College of Pharmacy. She is also a clinical pharmacist at the Saint Louis University Department of Family and Community Medicine SLUCare Patient-Centered Medical Home, where she has developed and implemented multiple collaborative practice agreements. Her areas of interest and clinical services include anticoagulation, prevention and treatment of diabetes, and interprofessional education.

Spencer H. Durham, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP

Assistant Clinical Professor
Department of Pharmacy Practice
Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy
Auburn, Alabama
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Spencer DurhamSpencer H. Durham, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCIDP is an Associate Clinical Professor in the department of Pharmacy Practice with the Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy. Dr. Durham is originally from Arab, Alabama and completed his pre-pharmacy coursework at Auburn University and graduated with his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy in 2007.

He went on to complete an ASHP-accredited post-graduate residency at Children's Health System in Birmingham, Alabama in 2008. After completion of his residency, he joined the staff at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, Florida where he served as a clinical pharmacist for 5 years. In 2013, Dr. Durham joined the faculty of the Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy, where teaches infectious diseases in various courses throughout the curriculum. He maintains a practice site at the Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System where he serves as the infectious diseases clinical pharmacist.

Dr. Durham became a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist in 2009 and was awarded an Added Qualification in Infectious Diseases in 2012 from the Board of Pharmacy Specialties. Also in 2012, he was honored as Preceptor of the Year for the ASHP-accredited pharmacy residency program at Sacred Heart Health System. He is active in several state and national organizations including The Alabama Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (AlSHP), the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP). His areas of scholarly interest include antimicrobial stewardship, the treatment of multidrug-resistant organisms (MDRO), and the safety and efficacy of vancomycin.

Jessica F. Farrell, PharmD.

Clinical Pharmacist
The Center for Rheumatology, LLC
Associate Professor
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Albany, New York
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Jessica FarrellDr. Farrell received her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Albany, New York. Subsequent to this, she completed an ASHP-Accredited Pharmacy Practice Residency at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in Englewood, New Jersey. Following her residency, she was employed by Englewood Hospital and Medical Center as an Inpatient Clinical Pharmacist.

Dr. Farrell is currently employed as an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Her practice site is The Center for Rheumatology in Albany, New York where she provides a variety of clinical pharmacy services including pharmacotherapy consult services, patient counseling and self-injection training visits, off-label insurance approval service, and adverse event monitoring and reporting. She also serves as the program director for the PGY-2 Rheumatology Pharmacy Residency program and as the associate medical officer for the Steffens Scleroderma Center. 

Dr. Farrell presents nationally and internationally on numerous rheumatic conditions including rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, scleroderma, pregnancy and lactation in rheumatic disease. She is affiliated with several professional organizations including the American College of Rheumatology/Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals (ACR/ARHP), American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), and previously held officer positions for the New York State Council of Health-System Pharmacists (NYSCHP)-Northeastern Chapter.

Alicia B. Forinash, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS, BCACP

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Maternal Fetal Care Center/WISH Center
SSM Health St. Mary's
Professor of Pharmacy Practice
St. Louis College of Pharmacy at The University of Health Sciences & Pharmacy
St. Louis, Missouri
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Alicia Forinash

Dr. Alicia B. Forinash is a Professor of Pharmacy Practice at St. Louis College of Pharmacy at The University of Health Sciences & Pharmacy in St. Louis, Missouri. Currently, her practice site is at St. Mary's Health Center in the Maternal-Fetal Care Center. Her primary responsibilities include managing of chronic medical conditions in high risk obstetrics including asthma, smoking cessation, psychiatric disorders, opioid addiction, anticoagulation, epilepsy, hypertension, and diabetes; evaluating medication safety during pregnancy and lactation; managing acute pregnancy conditions and preventive health issues; and providing patient and healthcare professional education. Dr Forinash is the residency director of a PGY2 ambulatory care residency at the St. Louis College of Pharmacy. Dr. Forinash received her Bachelors of Science Degree in pharmacy in 2000 and her Pharm.D. Degree in 2001 from the St. Louis College of Pharmacy. She completed a specialty residency in family medicine at Forest Park Family Medicine and the St. Louis College of Pharmacy in 2002. Dr. Forinash is a board-certified specialist in pharmacotherapy and ambulatory care and elected fellow of ACCP in 2013. Dr. Forinash has published several articles on women's health and is a co-author for the 11th edition of Brigg's Drug Use in Pregnancy and Lactation. She serves on the editorial board for the Annals of Pharmacotherapy for women's health. She is member ACCP, ASHP, and Organization of Teratology Information Specialists.

Nicole M. Hahn, PharmD, BCACP

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Neurology
Kaiser Permanente
Denver, Colorado
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Nicole Hahn

Dr. Nicole Hahn is a clinical pharmacy specialist in Neurology with Kaiser Permanente Colorado (KPCO). She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Wilkes University in 2009, completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania followed by a PGY2 ambulatory care practice residency at University Maryland-Baltimore School of Pharmacy. She moved to Denver, Colorado in 2011 where she practiced in the clinical pharmacy cardiac risk service at KPCO. In 2013 she transitioned to her current role as clinical pharmacy specialist in Neurology where she supports an outpatient general Neurology practice. Her clinical practice includes managing disease modifying therapies for multiple sclerosis through a collaborative drug therapy management protocol, providing consultative services to providers for all neurologic disease states (including epilepsy, migraine, movement disorders, etc), coordinating efforts for contraception counseling for women with epilepsy, along with population management and patient safety initiatives. She is a Clinical Instructor for the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. In addition to precepting student pharmacists, Dr. Hahn works with PGY2 ambulatory care residents through the ASHP accredited program offered at KPCO.

Michelle L. Hilaire, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS, BCACP, CDE

Clinical Professor
University of Wyoming
Laramie, Wyoming
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Michelle HilaireMichelle L. Hilaire, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS, BCACP, CDE, Michelle L. Hilaire is currently a Clinical Professor at the University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy. She earned her Pharm.D. from Duquesne University and completed 2 residencies at the University of Toledo and the University of Tennessee. Her clinical practice site is the Fort Collins Family Medicine Residency in Fort Collins, CO. She is Board Certified in Pharmacotherapy and Ambulatory Care, a Certified Diabetes Educator and a Fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. She is an active member of ASHP, ACCP, AACP and the Colorado Pharmacists Society. She currently serves on the ASHP Ambulatory Care Educational Steering Committee and was part of the Academic Leaders Fellows Program. She is one of the ASHP Delegates for the state of Colorado. 

Diana Isaacs, PharmD, FCCP, FADCES, BCPS, BCACP, BC-ADM, CDCES

Endocrine Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
CGM and Remote Monitoring Program Coordinator
Cleveland Clinic Endocrinology & Metabolism Institute
Cleveland, Ohio
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Diana Isaacs

Diana Isaacs, Pharm.D., FCCP, FADCES, BCPS, BCACP, BC-ADM, CDCE, is the Remote Monitoring and CGM Program Coordinator and Endocrinology Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at the Cleveland Clinic Diabetes Center. Dr. Isaacs earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from the University of Illinois at Chicago, Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and completed residency at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center. Dr. Isaacs holds board certifications in pharmacotherapy, ambulatory care, and advanced diabetes management. In 2020, she was awarded Fellow status in the Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists (ADCES) and American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP). She is the Communications Director for the American Diabetes Association (ADA) Pregnancy and Reproductive Health Interest Group and serves on the 2020-2021 ADA Professional Practice Committee, the committee that updates the ADA Standards of Care. She is also the president of the Ohio Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists (ADCES). She presents on diabetes related topics nationally and internationally. Dr. Isaacs was awarded the Ohio Pharmacists Association Under 40 Award in 2019 and ADCES Diabetes Care and Education Specialist of the Year in 2020.

 

Adam B. Jackson, PharmD, BCACP

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Pharmacy Department
Kaiser Permanente Colorado
Denver, Colorado
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Adam Jackson

Dr. Adam Jackson is the clinical pharmacy specialist in Infectious Diseases with Kaiser Permanente Colorado. He received his PharmD from the University of Florida and then completed an Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Practice residency at Bay Pines VA Medical Center in St. Petersburg, Florida. He started with Kaiser Permanente Colorado in 1999. KP Colorado is an integrated not-for-profit health plan with over 600,000 members. He serves the Infectious Diseases team reviewing the pharmacotherapy needs of their nearly 1000 patients with HIV including antiretroviral management and cardiac risk assessment. In addition, he serves as a liaison between the ID department and Primary Care as well as other specialty departments in optimizing the antibiotic choices for patients and developing regional guidelines on the treatment of community-acquired infectious diseases. Dr. Jackson also works on regional immunization guidelines and initiatives and communicating these recommendations.

Dr. Jackson was board certified in Pharmacotherapy from 2000 to 2014 and is now board certified in Ambulatory Care Pharmacotherapy. He has written chapters for both the pharmacotherapy and ambulatory care self-assessment programs, and has also served on the Editorial Board for PSAP. His clinical interests include appropriate antibiotic use and optimal immunization use. He joined the ACCP Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Preparatory Review and Recertification Course faculty in 2016.

Nicholas Leon, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCACP, FCPP

Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Jefferson College of Pharmacy
Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Nicholas Leon

Nicholas Leon, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCACP, FCPP, graduated with his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. He completed residencies in pharmacy practice (PGY-1) at the New Mexico Veteran Affairs Health Care System in Albuquerque, NM and in ambulatory care (PGY-2) at the University of Maryland, School of Pharmacy in Baltimore, MD. Currently, Dr. Leon is an associate professor of pharmacy practice within the Jefferson College of Pharmacy at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Since 2009, as part of his teaching responsibilities, Dr. Leon has practiced as an ambulatory care clinical specialist at the Penn Center for Primary Care where he was the first pharmacist to provide comprehensive medication management and chronic disease management services. Since 2009, he has published peer-reviewed articles in the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, Annals of Pharmacotherapy, the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, and P&T and has received grant funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Dr. Leon has been active on the regional and national levels. He is the immediate past-president of the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association (PPA) and continues to serve as the chairman of the board of directors for the Pennsylvania Pharmacy Care Network (PPCN). Additionally Dr. Leon has been active in several national organizations including the American Society of Health-System Pharmacy (ASHP), the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP). In 2018, Dr. Leon was honored as the Young Alumnus of the Year by the University of the Sciences and is the 2014 recipient of Pharmacist Mutual’s Distinguished Young Pharmacists Award in Pennsylvania. Additionally, he is an alum of AACP’s Academic Leaders Fellowship Program (cohort 13), is dual certified as a specialist in pharmacotherapy and ambulatory care by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS), and is a fellow of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia.

Joel C. Marrs, PharmD, M.P.H., FCCP, FAHA, FASHP, FNLA, BCACP, BCCP, BCPS, CHC, CLS

Ambulatory Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator
Billings Clinic
Billings, Montana
Clinical Associate Professor
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Child Health Associate/Physician Assistant (CHA/PA) Program
Aurora, Colorado
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Joel MarrsDr. Marrs is an Ambulatory Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator with Billings Clinic. He also is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Child Health Associate/Physician Assistant (CHA/PA) Program where he coordinates their pharmacology curriculum. He earned his PharmD from Butler University and MPH from the University of Colorado. He completed a PGY1 residency at Mount Carmel Medical Center and a PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency at the University of Colorado. He has 15 years of pharmacy faculty and clinical pharmacy practice experience in ambulatory care, with a focus on cardiology & cardiometabolic diseases and transitioned into a clinical coordinator position in 2021. He has extensive experience serving as a preceptor for IPPE/APPE students and PGY1/PGY2 residents. He was recognized with the ASHP Foundation Pharmacy Residency Excellence Preceptor Award in 2019. Dr. Marrs is a Board Certified in Ambulatory Care, Cardiology, and Pharmacotherapy. He is a clinical lipid specialist designated by ACCL. He is a fellow of the AHA, ACCP, ASHP, and NLA. He is the immediate past chair of the ASHP Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists. He is a past member of the ASHP’s Council on Therapeutics (COT). He is a past chair for the ACCP Adult Medicine Practice and Research Network. Dr. Marrs has served as faculty for Board Certification Review Courses for Pharmacotherapy and Ambulatory Care since 2012.

Michelle T. Martin, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS, BCACP

Clinical Pharmacist
University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System
Assistant Professor
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy
Chicago, Illinois
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Michelle MartinMichelle T. Martin is a clinical pharmacist in the Bobbie and Marvin Fink Family Liver Clinic at the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System, where she works with all patients undergoing hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment. She is a clinical associate professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy. She provides pharmacy students and residents with didactic and experiential education in gastrointestinal and liver disease.

Martin received her B.S. degree in psychology and her Pharm.D. degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She completed an ASHP-accredited PGY1 residency with a focus on ambulatory care at the Jesse Brown Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. She became board certified in pharmacotherapy in 2010 and board certified in ambulatory care pharmacy in 2011. She was the 2016–2017 chair of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) GI/Liver/Nutrition PRN, and she is a member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and the Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists.

Martin’s current areas of interest include HCV treatment outcomes, specialty pharmacy, patient satisfaction, and experiential education. She is part of an interdisciplinary team, Project HEAL, which has worked to increase HCV and HIV screening and linkage to care at the institution. She has lectured on HCV at the regional, national, and international levels, and she has written several manuscripts on HCV, including the 2015 HCV PSAP chapter, and the 2016 and 2019 HCV ACSAP chapters.

Jamie L. McConaha, PharmD, BCACP

Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Mylan School of Pharmacy Clinical, Social, and Administrative Sciences
Duquesne University
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Jamie McConahaDr. Jamie McConaha is an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice in the Department of Clinical, Social and Administrative Sciences in the Duquesne University Mylan School of Pharmacy. Dr. McConaha received her PharmD degree from Duquesne University. Prior to her faculty appointment, she completed an academic teaching and research fellowship through the school of pharmacy. It was during this fellowship that she gained an interest in cosmeceuticals which led to the development of her dermatology course and her certification and membership as a compounding pharmacist through the Professional Compounding Centers of America (PCCA).

Dr. McConaha practices as a clinical pharmacist for the internal medicine and family practice physician group Preferred Primary Care Physicians. At this site she works with the healthcare team to improve patient's health outcomes and quality of life through disease prevention and disease management programs.

Dr. McConaha’s research interests include the multi-faceted functionality of the role of the pharmacist in an ambulatory setting. She has published and presented multiple papers on the pharmacist’s role within a medical home, as well as the pharmacist’s impact on many ambulatory disease states including tobacco cessation, diabetes, transitions of care, and dermatologic disorders.

Dr. McConaha joined the ACCP Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Preparatory Review and Recertification Course faculty in 2014.

Emily K. McCoy, PharmD, BCACP

Associate Clinical Professor
Auburn University
Harrison School of Pharmacy
Mobile, Alabama
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Emily McCoyEmily K. McCoy is an associate clinical professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice, for Auburn University Harrison College of Pharmacy and an adjunct assistant professor, Department of Internal Medicine, University of South Alabama College of Medicine. She obtained board certification in ambulatory care pharmacy in 2011. Her teaching, research, and patient care activities focus on chronic disease state management for diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, heart failure, and women’s health, specifically cardiovascular risk reduction. Recent areas of research include adherence to American Heart Association guidelines for the treatment of heart failure and the impact of pharmacist management in an interdisciplinary setting in patients with diabetes.

Molly G. Minze, PharmD, FCCP, BCACP

Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy
Abilene, Texas
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Molly MinzeMolly Minze, PharmD, FCCP, BCACP, is an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy in Abilene, Texas. Dr. Minze currently practices at the Hendrick Health System Heart Failure clinic and has a scholarly focus in the area of diabetes. She received her Pharm.D. from the University of Houston College of Pharmacy in 2005, completed a PGY1 residency at the Veteran Affairs Medical Center Memphis, Tennessee and a PGY2 Ambulatory Care residency at New Hanover Regional Medical Center / Coastal Area Health Education Center, in Wilmington, North Carolina. She is a founding faculty member of the TTUHSC-SOP Abilene campus and teaches in all aspects of the curriculum and postgraduate resident training.

Jean Y. Moon, PharmD, FCCP, BCACP

Associate Professor
North Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program
College of Pharmacy
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Jean MoonJean Y. Moon is an associate professor for the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy and an adjunct associate professor for the University of Minnesota School of Medicine. She is clinical faculty for the University of Minnesota North Memorial family medicine residency program, where she provides comprehensive medication management services for a medically underserved patient population.

Moon is also the program director for the University of Minnesota PGY1 pharmacy residency program for 25 residents within ambulatory care settings across the state. She received her Pharm.D. degree and completed a PGY1 pharmacy residency in 2005 from the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy. She currently serves as faculty for the ACCP Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Preparatory Review and Recertification Course in addition to teaching pharmacy and medical students and residents.

 

Melissa Palmer, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP

Clinical Assistant Professor
Clinical Pharmacist - Mental Health 
Alaska VA Healthcare System 
Anchorage, Alaska
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Melissa PalmerMelissa Palmer is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Mental Health at the Alaska VA Healthcare System in Anchorage, Alaska.

Dr. Palmer earned her doctorate of pharmacy degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy. She completed PGY-1 and PGY-2 programs in psychiatry at the Chillicothe VA Medical Center in Ohio.

Her professional interests include treating bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorders, personality disorders and substance use disorders. She serves on the Residency Advisory Committee.

Dr. Palmer joined the ACCP/ASHP Ambulatory Care Preparatory Review and Recertification Course faculty in 2019.

 

Katie J. Suda, PharmD, M.S, FCCP

Professor of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Katie SudaDr. Suda received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Drake University and a Master’s in epidemiology at the University of Tennessee. Her post-doctoral training includes a pharmacy practice residency at Baptist Memorial Medical Center, a pharmacokinetics fellowship at the Clinical Pharmacokinetics Laboratory, and an infectious diseases and outcomes research fellowship at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Suda is a Research Health Scientist with the Center of Innovation for Complex Chronic Healthcare at the Department of Veterans Affairs and an Associate Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy.

As an infectious disease pharmacist with additional training in health outcomes and epidemiology, her research interests include antimicrobial pharmacoepidemiology and effectiveness of antibiotic stewardship strategies. Dr. Suda has received funding from federal and non-federal sources and has written more than 90 articles in the professional literature, including research published in JAMA and Clinical Infectious Diseases.

Jessica Tilton, PharmD, BCACP

Clinical Assistant Professor
Clinical Pharmacist
Medication Therapy Management Clinic;
Clinical Coordinator
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy
Chicago, Illinois
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Jessica TiltonDr. Jessica J. Tilton received her Pharm.D. degree from Purdue University in 2002. Subsequently, she completed a pharmacy practice residency at the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System (UI Health).

Since residency, she has been a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Pharmacy. Dr. Tilton also practices as a Clinical Pharmacist in Ambulatory Care at UI Health. Her primary site is the Medication Therapy Management Clinic, where she is the Clinical Coordinator. Her alternate practice site is the Electrophysiology Clinic.

Dr. Tilton’s research focuses on medication therapy and disease state management of chronic disease states, along with the morbidity/mortality benefits medication therapy management services can impose. Dr. Tilton has spoken locally, nationally, and internationally for pharmacy and other healthcare organizations. Dr. Tilton became board certified in Ambulatory Care Pharmacy in 2011.

Liz Van Dril, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCACP, CDCES

Clinical Assistant Professor/Clinical Pharmacist
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy/UI Health Chicago, Illinois
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Liz Van DrilLiz Van Dril is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Assistant Director for the PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy and a Clinical Pharmacist for UI Health’s internal medicine clinic in Chicago, IL. She works alongside attending physicians, medical residents and advanced practice nurses to optimize chronic disease management for a variety of conditions, including, but not limited to diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma. Liz is also responsible for implementing quality improvement initiatives for the institution’s managed care population. She is currently conducting research evaluating the clinical outcomes related to the management of persons with diabetes diagnosed with COVID-19, the economic impact of pharmacist-led population health outreach services, and is involved with projects related to medication safety and conservative prescribing.

After receiving her Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from the University of Iowa, Liz received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy. She then completed her PGY1 and PGY2 residency with Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy, with her primary ambulatory care practice site at Advocate Medical Group – Southeast in Chicago, IL. Liz is an active member in a variety of organizations including the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, American College of Clinical Pharmacy, Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists, American Diabetes Association, and Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists.

Kristin Watson, Pharm.D., BCCP

Associate Professor
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
Baltimore, Maryland
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Kristin WatsonKristin Watson, Pharm.D., BCCP, completed her pharmacy practice and cardiology specialty residencies at the University of Pittsburgh. She is a Board Certified Cardiology Pharmacist. She has practiced in an ambulatory care heart failure clinic for over fourteen years. For nine years, she also practiced in the inpatient setting, where she provided care for patients with numerous cardiac conditions. Dr. Watson is a co-founder of the ATRIUM Cardiology Collaborative at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy.


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