Lucas teaches first and second year students patient-provider communication, clinical skills, and motivational interviewing using standardized patients. He also coordinates experiential learning courses focused in community and ambulatory care practice and mentors a multidisciplinary student group championing interprofessional practice at Pitt. He has led the development and implementation of a Comprehensive Medication Management benefit for faculty and staff at the University of Pittsburgh. He currently directs SilverScripts, a project to help seniors better manage their medications, which reaches upwards of 400 Pittsburgh seniors every year. His additional practice and research interests include expanding community-based pharmaceutical care through immunizations, pharmacogenomics, and point-of-care testing.
Lucas Berenbrok is an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy and Therapeutics. Lucas received his PharmD from the University of Pittsburgh and completed a PGY1 Community Pharmacy Practice Residency with Kerr Drug and Walgreens at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. Recently, he completed his Master of Science in Clinical Research at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
Community pharmacy services
Comprehensive medication management
Employee health and wellness
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2: Bacci JL, Berenbrok LA. Innovative Advances in Connectivity and Community
Pharmacist Patient Care Services: Implications for Patient Safety.
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3: Steltenpohl EA, Barry BK, Coley KC, McGivney MS, Olenak JL, Berenbrok LA.
Point-of-Care Testing in Community Pharmacies: Keys to Success From Pennsylvania
Pharmacists. J Pharm Pract. 2017 Jan 1:897190017735243. doi:
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4: Jarrett JB, Berenbrok LA. Entrustable Professional Activities: Personalization
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5: Gazda NP, Berenbrok LA, Ferreri SP. Comparison of two Medication Therapy
Management Practice Models on Return on Investment. J Pharm Pract. 2017
Jun;30(3):282-285. doi: 10.1177/0897190016628962. Epub 2016 Feb 16. PubMed PMID:
2018 APhA-APPM Presentation Merit Award
2018 University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy Stanford I. Cohen Teacher of the Year
2018 University of Pittsburgh APhA-ASP Faculty Member of the Year
2015 University of Pittsburgh APhA-ASP Faculty Member of the Year
The merged pharmacology classroom: A formative and interdisciplinary approach to physician assistant education. University of Pittsburgh, Advisory Council on Instructional Excellence. 2018-2019. Co-Investigator.
Expanding the role of pharmacy technicians and workforce impact. NACDS. 2017-2018. Co-Investigator.
Improving vaccination rates through community partnerships and technology. NACDS/CDC. 2016-2018. Co-Investigator.
Test2LearnTM: Community pharmacists pharmacogenomics education certificate program. NACDS. 2016-2021. Co-Investigator.