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Pharmacy School Faculty, Staff & Preceptors

Faculty, Staff & Preceptors

LEARN. INNOVATE. ENGAGE. ADVOCATE.

PREPARE the Pharmacist of the future

 

The MCW Pharmacy School provides you with the unique opportunity to earn your degree in a collaborative environment, thanks to our partnerships with industry leaders and complementary organizations to meet society’s most pressing healthcare needs. During your educational experience, you will be exposed to many different medical specialties and receive support and guidance from MCW’s exceptional faculty and staff.  We encourage you to review their profiles and learn how their accomplishments and dedication to improving the health and quality of life for members of the community will prepare you to serve in a variety of inter-professional healthcare environments.

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  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Join Our Team
  • Faculty & Staff Resources
  • Become a Preceptor


 

meet our faculty

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George E. MacKinnon III, PhD, MS, RPh

George E. MacKinnon III, PhD, MS, RPh, FASHP

Founding Dean and Professor Department of Clinical Sciences

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Ehab A. Abourashed, PhD, MS, BPharm

Ehab A. Abourashed, PhD, MS, BPharm

Associate Professor Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences

Mahfoud Assem, PharmD, PhD

Mahfoud Assem, PharmD, PhD

Associate Professor Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences

Brianne Bakken, PharmD, MHA

Brianne Bakken, PharmD, MHA

Assistant Director for Experiential Education, Assistant Professor Department of Clinical Sciences

Bud Beatty, PhD

Bud Beatty, PhD

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Assistant Professor Department of Clinical Sciences

Kevin M. Bozymski, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP

Kevin M. Bozymski, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP

Assistant Professor Department of Clinical Sciences

Philip Brummond, PharmD, MS

Philip Brummond, PharmD, MS

Clinical Assistant Professor Department of Clinical Sciences

Kristen Bunnell, PharmD, BCCCP

Kristen Bunnell, PharmD, BCCCP

Assistant Professor Department of Clinical Sciences

Abhay Singh Chauhan, PhD, MPharm, BPharm

Abhay Singh Chauhan, PhD, MPharm, BPharm

Assistant Professor Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences

Jesse Cramer, PharmD

Jesse Cramer, PharmD

Clinical Assistant Professor Department of Clinical Sciences

Michael DeBisschop, PharmD

Michael DeBisschop, PharmD

Professor Department of Clinical Sciences

Abir T. El-Alfy, PhD, MS

Abir T. El-Alfy, PhD, MS

Associate Professor, Pharmacology Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences

Stefanie George, PharmD, BCPS

Stefanie George, PharmD, BCPS

Assistant Professor Department of Clinical Sciences

Nashaat Gerges, PhD, BPharm

Nashaat Gerges, PhD, BPharm

Associate Professor, Chair of the Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences

Katherine Gharibian, PharmD

Katherine N. Gharibian, PharmD

Assistant Professor Department of Clinical Sciences

Justin M. Graff, PharmD

Justin M. Graff, PharmD

Clinical Assistant Professor Department of Clinical Sciences

Todd Karpinski, PharmD, MS, FASHP, FACHE

Todd Karpinski, PharmD, MS, FASHP, FACHE

Associate Dean for Health System Pharmacy Services Department of Clinical Sciences

Rachel Kavanaugh, PharmD

Rachel Kavanaugh, PharmD

Co-Director of Professional Laboratories, Assistant Professor Department of Clinical Sciences

Nathan Lamberton, PharmD, BCPS

Nathan Lamberton, PharmD, BCPS

Assistant Professor Department of Clinical Sciences

Thomas Lausten, BPharm, MBA, RPh

Thomas Lausten, BPharm, MBA, RPh

Associate Dean for Pediatric Pharmacy Services Department of Clinical Sciences

Kajua Betsy Lor, PharmD, BCACP

Kajua Betsy Lor, PharmD, BCACP

Director of Ambulatory Care Practice Advancement, Associate Professor, Chair of the Department of Clinical Sciences

Karen MacKinnon, BPharm, RPh

Karen J. MacKinnon, BPharm, RPh

Director of Experiential Education and Outreach, Assistant Professor Department of Clinical Sciences

David N. Ombengi, PharmD, MBA, MPH

David N. Ombengi, PharmD, MBA, MPH

Associate Professor Department of Clinical Sciences

Paul L. Ornstein, PhD

Paul L. Ornstein, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences

Carolyn Oxencis, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP

Carolyn Oxencis, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP

Clinical Assistant Professor Department of Clinical Sciences

Rick Purko, BPharm, RPh

Rick Purko, BPharm, RPh

Associate Dean for Veteran's Pharmacy Services Department of Clinical Sciences

Sara Revolinski, PharmD, BCPS

Sara Revolinski, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Assistant Professor Department of Clinical Sciences

Matthew Stanton, PharmD, BCPS, DABAT

Matthew Stanton, PharmD, BCPS, DABAT

Clinical Assistant Professor Department of Clinical Sciences

Aaron N. Winn, PhD

Aaron N. Winn, PhD

Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Administration Department of Clinical Sciences

Sendra Yang, PharmD, MBA

Sendra Yang, PharmD, MBA

Clinical Assistant Professor Department of Clinical Sciences

Matthew Wolf, PharmD, MS

Matthew Wolf, PharmD, MS

Clinical Assistant Professor Department of Clinical Sciences


 

meet our STAFF

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Ciara Beckers

Ciara Beckers

Coordinator of Experiential Education

Sarah Fittanto

Sarah Fittanto

Lab Technician III

Matthew Florence

Matthew Florence

Research Technologist II

Jayne Jungmann

Jayne Jungmann

Executive Assistant

Kendra Kalscheur

Kendra Kalscheur, MS

Coordinator of Student Affairs

Niki Karp

Niki Karp

Administrative Assistant Senior

Shaun Keating

Shaun Keating, MA

Director of Student Affairs

Sue Korek, MAED

Sue Korek, MAED

Program Manager for Interprofessional Education

Michelle Schaefer, MS

Michelle Schaefer, MS

Communications Lead

Abigail Scher

Abigail Scher

Major Gifts Director

Kerry Solum

Kerry Solum

Business Manager, Sr.

Joel P. Spiess

Joel P. Spiess, MS

Coordinator of Academic Affairs

Erin Walcheske, MS

Erin Walcheske, MS

Program Manager for Assessment


 

Join our team

Interested in joining our team? The MCW Pharmacy School is in the process of taking applications for the following positions.

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  Assistant Professor Clinical

Position Description:
 

The vision for the MCW School of Pharmacy is to prepare the next generation of pharmacists to meet society’s growing healthcare needs. MCW’s Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) graduates will have the knowledge and expertise to practice at the "top of their license" and contribute to patient-centered care within a team-based model, ensuring optimal medication therapy outcomes in concert with other healthcare professionals.

 

Position Purpose

Manage the course coordination, clinical site development and experiential education within the doctor of pharmacy curriculum. This is a  renewable 12-month appointment.

 

Primary Functions

  1. Provide course coordination, clinical site development and experiential education within the doctor of pharmacy curriculum.

  2. Responsible for the development, implementation, and maintenance of a high-quality collaborative pharmacy practice site to facilitate clinical services and experiential education.

  3. Responsible for the development, maintenance, and administering the curricular materials in a broad range of topics via lectures, group activities, recitations, skill development, and experiential education.

  4. Provide mentoring and advisement to students throughout the didactic and experiential curriculum and where appropriate contribute to continuing professional development of pharmacists and preceptors.

  5. Engage in the scholarship of discovery, application, integration, and teaching in areas appropriate to the appointee’s interest which advances the mission of MCW.

  6. Oversee and manage the administration of core teaching responsibilities required in the delivery of the doctor of pharmacy program including the basic, pharmaceutical, clinical and social sciences as assigned to School of Pharmacy and School of Medicine faculty to ensure curricular and academic program quality.

  7. Collaborate with regional School of Medicine leaders to develop the curriculum and administration of pharmacy practice sites for faculty and residents.

  8. Teach in his/her area of expertise and pursue related scholarly work.

  9. Serve on assigned Committees and represent the School of Pharmacy at meetings or events.
     

Applicants should submit a letter of application describing their qualifications, curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, and three philosophical narratives each describing one’s teaching, scholarship, and clinical practice development views.

 

 

For more information and to apply, please click the link below:

 

Assistant Professor, Clinical

  Assistant Professor

Position Description

The vision for the MCW School of Pharmacy is to prepare the next generation of pharmacists to meet society’s growing healthcare needs. MCW’s Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) graduates will have the knowledge and expertise to practice at the "top of their license" and contribute to patient-centered care within a team-based model, ensuring optimal medication therapy outcomes in concert with other healthcare professionals.

 

Position Purpose:

Coordinate the development and management of the student patient care laboratory courses within the Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum.

Primary Functions

Reporting to the Chair of the Clinical Sciences Department core responsibilities of this position include:  

 

  1. Coordinate the development of an innovative, interprofessional, skills-based laboratory sequence in collaboration with the Chair of the Clinical Sciences Department and Director of Professional Labs designed to produce graduates ready to practice at the top of their license and who are team- and practice-ready.

  2. Teach, facilitate, and conduct assessments in laboratory skills sessions that are offered year-round that are aligned with the didactic curriculum.

  3. Participate in the development and coordination of clinical skills simulations (e.g. OSCE’s) including the retrieval and documentation skills necessary to assess students’ achievement of course competencies and program outcomes, such as entrustable professional activities (EPAs).

  4. Provide mentoring and advisement to students throughout the laboratory-based curriculum

  5. Engage in the scholarship of discovery, application, integration, and teaching in areas appropriate to the appointee’s interest which advances the mission of MCW.

  6. Contribute to service in the School as appropriate including continuing professional development of pharmacists and preceptors. 

  7. Maintain a limited clinical practice in area of interest and expertise.

 

To learn more about the position and apply, please click on the link below:

Assistant Professor

  Adjunct Assistant Professor

Position Description:
The vision for the MCW School of Pharmacy is to prepare the next generation of pharmacists to meet society’s growing healthcare needs. MCW’s Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) graduates will have the knowledge and expertise to practice at the "top of their license" and contribute to patient-centered care within a team-based model, ensuring optimal medication therapy outcomes in concert with other healthcare professionals.
 
The Assistant Professor- Course Facilitator is responsible for implementing the approved MCW School of Pharmacy Law Course. The Assistant Professor will teach introductory federal and state pharmacy related law to pharmacy students to prepare them for practice in their Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences. The Assistant Professor- Course Facilitator provides an innovative and supportive active learning educational environment by providing direction and student support and mentoring.

 

Position Requirements:

ESSENTIAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Teach up to 9 contact hours of pharmacy law in the Introduction to Pharmacy Practice course.  

  • Create up to 2 quizzes and 1 final exam related to the above materials.

  • Be available to answer student questions on the taught material, through in-person, telephonic, or electronic methods of communication.

  • Abide by established MCW School of Pharmacy teaching practices and guidelines.

 

To learn more about the position and apply, please click on the link below:

Adjunct Assistant Professor

 


 

Faculty & Staff Resources

As a member of MCW’s Pharmacy School faculty, we are committed to providing you with a variety of resources and guidelines to support your teaching, advising and mentoring activities.

The Pharmacy School Handbook serves as the official record of program requirements, in addition to outlining all policies and procedures for the MCW Pharmacy School. We encourage all faculty members to become familiar with the contents of this publication.

Additionally, we have compiled several resources to assist you with collaborating with other faculty members, serving as a mentor to your students and information on how to leverage social media to build your professional network.


 

Become a preceptor

Mentor the Pharmacists of the Future - Become a MCW Pharmacy School Preceptor!

 

Our preceptors will help us guide pharmacy students to become innovative and engaging professionals by providing pharmacy practice experiences that are intended to apply, integrate, and advance the didactic curriculum of the PharmD program. The MCW Pharmacy School recognizes the investment and dedication of each pharmacy preceptor and the role they play in shaping the pharmacists of the future. The MCW Pharmacy School is committed to training pharmacists to not only become members of interprofessional medical teams, but as advocates who serve the needs of patients by providing preventive services, ensuring medical adherence and elevating the level of care for those dealing with chronic diseases or are in need of acute care.

 

Preceptors will be dynamic partners in the education of MCW pharmacy students, from collaborating with MCW pharmacy faculty to exemplifying professionalism and integrity. Preceptors drive growth and change in healthcare by preparing the next generation of pharmacists to provide the highest quality patient care and improve the health of the communities they serve.

As a MCW Pharmacy School Preceptor, you will have access to the following opportunities:

  • Orientation and training
  • Contribute to the future of the pharmacy profession
  • Academic appointments as Affiliate Clinical Instructors
  • Assist in on-campus instruction in labs, lectures, workshops and research
  • Continuing education opportunities in the areas of clinical skill development and administrative services
  • Collaborative research opportunities with MCW faculty
  • Access to MCW libraries and resources

Become a MCW Pharmacy School Preceptor

Questions? Please contact us at (414) 955-7476 or pharmacyee@mcw.edu.


Interested in learning more about our Doctor of Pharmacy Program?
Learn more on our Doctor of Pharmacy page.

Apply Now!

 

Thank you for your interest in becoming an MCW Pharmacy School Preceptor!

Please complete the online application and upload your CV/resume via the form below. In order to be considered for a MCW Affiliate Clinical Instructor appointment, you must submit both a preceptor application and an up to date CV or resume. Preceptors who submit both documents will also be given access to CORE ELMS, the MCW Pharmacy School's electronic learning management system. This system houses our rotation registration system as well as preceptor orientation materials. Preceptor applicants who do not submit both documents will be contacted by a member of the Office of Experiential Education. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Experiential Education at (414) 955-7476 or pharmacyee@mcw.edu.

Apply to be a MCW Preceptor in 1 Simple Step!

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Complete the online MCW Pharmacy School Preceptor Application and upload your CV/Resume using the access code "MCW1." Please note, this process will take about 10 minutes to complete. 


 

Congratulations! Thank you!

If you prefer to fill out a printed application or are having difficulty accessing the online application, please download the application here and save to your computer. The application can be filled out by hand or by utilizing Adobe Acrobat or other similar software. Once the application is complete, please email to the Office of Experiential education at pharmacyee@mcw.edu. Please include your CV/resume with the completed form.

innovative 3-Year Program

MCW is one of the few pharmacy schools in the country offering a three-year Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree. Our innovative program will provide you with early and extensive exposure to a variety of clinical settings and world-class research in specialties such as precision medicine, pharmacogenomics, cancer and psychiatry. The MCW Pharmacy School accepts the PharmCAS application, available Tuesday, July 18, 2017.  Applications completed and submitted by Sunday, December 31, 2017 will be given priority review.  The final application deadline is Thursday, March 1, 2018. All prerequisite classes must be completed by June 30, 2018. Qualified applicants will be offered the opportunity to interview at the MCW Pharmacy School starting in the fall of 2017.  Applicants who successfully complete both the application and interview may be offered provisional admission to the MCW Pharmacy School.