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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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  • 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

Stefanie George, PharmD, BCPS

Kevin M. Bozymski, PharmD, BCPS

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

Stefanie George, 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

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

Kelsey Thumann

Kelsey Thumann

Coordinator of Scholarly Pathways

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 Director For Experiential Education

This clinical faculty position provides a unique and exciting opportunity to contribute to the creation of a new and innovative pharmacy program and shape its practice-based education and clinical service initiatives within a vibrant health science campus. The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Pharmacy School will prepare the next generation of pharmacists to meet the growing healthcare needs of society. MCW’s 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. In serving the four missions of MCW, the Pharmacy School intends to become a destination program for health sciences education and practice, by engaging students, practitioners and researchers across the continuum of discovery to care, ensuring that graduates are practice-ready and team-ready.

 

Opportunity

 

Along with the Director of Experiential Education, the Assistant Director for Experiential Education is instrumental in developing and implementing the experiential curriculum, identifying preceptors and practice sites, determining the training needs of the preceptors, and maintaining the academic standards of the experiential education program and sites consistent with both ACPE and Wisconsin State Board of Pharmacy Internship requirements. The Assistant Director for Experiential Education is responsible for the development and coordination of introductory, interprofessional, and advanced pharmacy practice experiences, service learning experiences, and professional community outreach for the Office of Experiential Education.

 

Core responsibilities of these positions include:

 

  • In collaboration with the Director of Experiential Education, provides leadership, direction and oversight for focused experiential program administration and management in Primary Care and Community.  This includes creating, directing, and assessing experiential coursework; developing experiential practice sites and preceptors; and creating and maintaining experiential education administrative policies and procedures, including rotation assignment and quality control.
  • Teach in Pharmacy School courses as appropriate for expertise.
  • Provide student advising (academic and career).
  • Maintain a limited engagement in clinical practice with an approved affiliated site.
  • Engage in scholarship in areas of interest and expertise.

 

Learn more about the positions and apply: 

 

Assistant Director for Experiential Education

  Associate Dean, Associate Professor, Professional Practice Advancement

Opportunity

The School of Pharmacy at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) invites applications and nominations for the position of Director/Assistant/Associate Dean, Professional Practice Advancement. The vision of the MCW School of Pharmacy is to engage learners, practitioners, and researchers to transform health care through the continuum of discovery and the advancement of innovative pharmacy practice and patient care models. MCW's 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.

 

MCW's PharmD graduates will be: vital members of the healthcare team to improve patient outcomes; key providers in chronic disease management; strategists in helping to ensure medication adherence through monitoring and point-of-care technologies; partners with patients to help ensure health and wellness across their lifespan; and providers in achieving the Triple Aim - better care, better health, lower cost. The School of Pharmacy intends to become a destination program for health sciences education and practice, by engaging students, practitioners and researchers across the continuum of discovery to care, ensuring that graduates are "practice ready" and "team ready."

 

Reporting to the Dean, this person is responsible for sharping practice-based education, clinical service initiatives, and post-graduate training programs at the School. The individual in this position:

  • secures partnerships that support the emergence of new practice models including primary care pharmacy practice and other areas
  • identifies practice site for clinical faculty that support medication therapy management; point-of-care testing; pharmacogenomics/precision medicine; and other contemporary and innovative clinical services
  • establishes practice plans and partnership models for revenue sharing as related to clinical faculty professional services
  • identifies and develops opportunities for post-graduate pharmacy training associated with the School of Pharmacy

 

Learn more about the position and apply:

 

Associate Dean, Associate Professor, Professional Practice Advancement

  Education Program Coordinator III - School of Pharmacy

Position Description:

Work independently with direction from the Director of Student Affairs to complete project tasks related to various projects. Effectively manage schedules and priorities, maintain strong stakeholder relationships, deliver high-quality solutions, and provide direction to stakeholder groups and project team members. This is a multi-faceted position that will focus on several specific areas of the overall project.  Specific project focuses include:

  • Manage early assurance programs
  • Student recruitment, admissions and support
  • Develop diversity recruitment initiatives
  • Provide current student support services
  • Collaborate with MCW personnel to support student services and recruitment

Primary Functions

  1. Provide input on overall recruitment and enrollment initiatives.
  2. Coordinate all aspects of pipeline recruitment. 
  3. Develop recruitment plans consistent with the goals of the School of Pharmacy Strategic Plan. 
  4. Schedule and attend designated recruitment events and fairs. 
  5. Cultivate relationships with prospects and applicants through consistent in-person, email, social medica, and telephone contact in order to recruit prospective students and assist applicants thoughout the admission process. 
  6. Act as a liasion between the Director of Student Affairs, faculty leaders and the project stakeholders. 
  7. Assist and support current student support services, activities and events. 
  8. Identify and secure appropriate resources to provide assigned deliverables. Assist in scheduling people and material resources. 
  9. Manage project schedule, work plans assigning and managing project tasks. 
  10. Determine availability, schedule meetings and prepare and set agendas and meeting preparation materials. Take meeting minutes, facilitate meetins and track action items and manage action items to completion. 
  11. Provide updates for project status reports. Collect, analyze and disseminate project data. 
  12. Act as a liasion with stakeholders and internal external partners. 
  13. Research and assure compliance with regulator and institutional policies and committees. 
  14. Develop, implement and maintain comprehensive databases and files related to the project. 
  15. Collect, collate and assess data related to student affairs. 

Learn more about the position and apply: 


Education Program Coordinator III - School of Pharmacy


 

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 2 Simple Steps!

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Complete the online MCW Pharmacy School Preceptor Application. Please note, the application will take about 15 minutes to complete. 

 

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Upload your CV/resume here. 

 

Congratulations! Thank you!

If you are having trouble accessing the online application via the link above, please try accessing the application here.

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, February 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.