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Community Leadership and Innovation in Practice Center

Our Faculty

Dr. Olufunmilola Abraham


My research seeks to improve medication use and patient safety in the community.

  • Adolescent Health and Outcomes
  • Technology Use
  • Community Practice

Dr. Lucas Berenbrok


My research focuses on advancing how community pharmacists can deliver patient care services.

  • Medication Management
  • Point-of-care Testing
  • Immunizations

Dr. Kim Coley


My research focuses on implementing innovative pharmacy practice models in community settings.

  • Practice Innovation
  • Medication Adherence
  • Patient Outcomes

Dr. Sharon Connor


I provide care to patients in resource limited settings while promoting social justice, dignity and respect.

  • Global Health
  • Medication Access
  • Service Learning

Dr. Scott Drab


My practice and research focus on managing patients with diabetes in the community setting.

  • Patient Outcomes
  • Excellent Coordinated Care
  • Collaborative Community Practice

Dr. Philip Empey


My research program is aimed at evaluating mechanisms driving variability in drug response.

  • Translational research
  • Pharmacogenomics
  • Pharmacokinetics

Dr. Deanne Hall


My focus is to develop pharmacist provided patient care and collaborative practice models.

  • Collaborative Practice
  • Medication Therapy Management
  • Immunizations

Dr. Inma Hernandez


I am interested in the study of clinical and economic outcomes of drugs in the real-world clinical practice.

  • Outcomes Research
  • Pharmacoepidemiology
  • Big Data Approach

Dr. Lauren Jonkman


My passion is teaching and patient care in limited resource settings with vulnerable populations.

  • Global Health
  • Underserved Care
  • Primary Care

Dr. Melissa McGivney


My focus is transforming the way people receive medication-related care in the community.

  • Developing Practice Partnerships
  • Innovating Delivery of Patient Care
  • Researching Leading Practices

Dr. Karen Pater


My passion is engaging students in the classroom with different styles of active learning to enhance care skills.

  • Team Based Learning
  • Standardized Patients
  • Patient Care

Dr. Jan Pringle


My passion is finding ways of helping organizations learn how to improve patient care systems.

  • Healthcare Innovation
  • Behavioral Health
  • Medication Adherence

Dr. Christine Ruby-Scelsi


My passion is improving medication use and patient outcomes in older adults.

  • Geriatric Pharmacotherapy
  • Interprofessional Education
  • Patient-Centered Medical Homes

Adjunct Faculty

Brandon Antinopoulos


Pharmacy Manager


Hometown Apothecary Drugs


brandon@hometownapothecarydrugs.com

Stephanie Smith Cooney


President of Gatti Pharmacy


Gatti Pharmacy


smithcooney@gattirx.com

Ashley Firm


Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator & Long Term Care Pharmacy Manager


Asti's South Hills Pharmacy


alf158@pitt.edu

Gale Garmong


Adjunct Instructor & Clinical/Staff Pharmacist


Klingensmith's Drug Stores



gegarmon@pitt.edu

Christine Jordan


Clinical Coordinator


Giant Eagle Pharmacy - Pittsburgh North



Christine.Jordan@gianteagle.com

Trish Klatt


Director, Advanced Pharmacist Practice


UPMC St. Margaret



klattpm@upmc.edu

Kyle McCormick


Director of Patient Care


Gatti Pharmacy




kmccor2008@gmail.com

Stephanie McGrath


Clinical Pharmacist


Rite Aid Pharmacy




smcgrath@riteaid.com

Jennifer Bhuiyan Qadeer


Clinical Pharmacist


Johnstown Free Medical Clinic


Jennifer.bhuiyan@gmail.com

Renee Richardson


Clinical Coordinator


Giant Eagle Pharmacy




renee.richardson@gianteagle.com

Heather Sakely


Director of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy


UPMC St. Margaret



sakelyh@upmc.edu

Staff

Ms. Amanda Brothers


Research Specialist
662 Salk Hall





amanda.brothers@pitt.edu

Ms. Renee Fry


Administrative Assistant
633A Salk Hall





rlf24@pitt.edu

Dr. Mindy Kozminski


Executive Manager Pennsylvania Pharmacists Care Network
633 Salk Hall


mkozminski@papharmacists.com