Department of Pharmacy Practice

EDUCATING FUTURE PHARMACISTS FOR CAREERS IN PATIENT-CENTERED CARE.

Pharmacy Practice

The Department of Pharmacy Practice is committed to preparing student pharmacists for careers as patient-centered practitioners who provide responsible, effective, and ethical care.

The Department is dedicated to providing the best environment for your education and career success through teaching, research and clinical service. Our faculty of seasoned clinicians collaborates across disciplines to create an interprofessional experience founded on the Ignatian values of care for the whole person.

Chairs’ Message

Welcome to the Department of Pharmacy Practice, dedicated to providing the best environment for pharmacy education. We demonstrate this commitment through our teaching, research and scholarship, clinical service and community service activities, both in underserved and regional areas.

The majority of our faculty members are clinicians whose research efforts are integrated within their clinical practice sites. Faculty members maintain practices at Creighton University Medical Center (CUMC), hospitals and clinics in the CHI Health system, Methodist Hospital, Omaha and Lincoln VAMCs and Bryan Medical Center in Lincoln.

We are also home to the Center for Drug Information and Evidence-Based Practice (CDI-EBP), where we support four distinct drug information services affiliated with the Health Sciences Library, Children’s Hospital, Immanuel Medical Center and CUMC. We provide institutional support for each site, as well as teaching opportunities for fourth-year rotation students. In addition, our department houses the Center for Medication Therapy Management (MTM), a state-of-the-art telephonic provider of MTM services through both faculty and student services.

The Department emphasizes numerous research and scholarship opportunities, including educational assessment and outcomes research, clinical outcomes research, nanoparticle drug encapsulation, infectious diseases, clinical research in chronic disease management and public health research related to immunizations and disease prevention.

We are active in several noted research areas. Clinical outcomes research in the areas of aspirin resistance in women, clopidogrel resistance in coronary patients and clinical management of diabetes by pharmacists are examples of some active research within the Department.

Our progress in the area of nanoparticle formation and production holds promise for the delivery of HIV drugs. Collaborations among scientists in pharmacy practice, the Department of Biology at Creighton University and pharmaceutical sciences, as well as funding from a NIH Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA), have made this work possible.

Michael S. Monaghan
Chair
Department of Pharmacy Practice