Maryann Z. Skrabal, PharmD, CDE
Maryann Z. Skrabal, PharmD, CDE

Maryann Z. Skrabal, PharmD, CDE

Associate Professor
Director, Office of Experiential Education (OEE)
School of Pharmacy and Health Professions

Expertise/Specializations

  • Experiential Education (Preceptor Development), Diabetes, Hypertension, Lipids, and Immunizations.

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Pharmacy Practice

Position

  • Associate Professor

Biography

Dr. Skrabal currently serves as Director, Office of Experiential Education, at Creighton. She has spent 14 years devoted to experiential education (EE), originally overseeing EE for distance students with the advent of the first entry-level distance pathway. She completed her Pharm.D. Degree and Residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 1995. She then began her career at Creighton and precepted students in ambulatory at the VA focusing on cardiovascular disease and diabetes until transitioning full-time into experiential in 2002. Dr. Skrabal has published numerous articles and presented locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally on experiential issues. Her EE scholarship focuses on assessing the experiential environment at pharmacy practice sites around the country and preceptor development. Dr. Skrabal resides in Omaha with her husband, John, also a pharmacist, and her 3 kids, Lauren, Logan, and Luke. She enjoys running, yoga, and being a spectator for college sports, especially Husker Football and Bluejay Basketball.

Education

  • Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 1990-1994; Pre-Pharmacy, University of Nebraska at Lincoln, 1987-1990.

Certifications

Nebraska Pharmacist License #10837- originally issued July 1994, renewed biannually American Heart Association Basic Life Support Certification (BLS), renewed October 2014 Creighton University Academic and Technology Center E-Fellowship – completed academic year 2003-2004. Certificate awarded April, 2004. Certified Diabetes Educator - completed, May 2001, recertified, 2006, 2011, 2016. Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery: A Certificate Program for Pharmacists: offered by APhA, Salt Lake City, Utah, August 2000. National Association of Boards of Pharmacy Disease State Management Exam, Diabetes Certification- passed, fall 1999. National Association of Boards of Pharmacy Disease State Management Exam, Anticoagulation Certification- passed, fall 1999. National Association of Boards of Pharmacy Disease State Management Exam, Hyperlipidemia Certification- passed, fall 1999. National Association of Boards of Pharmacy Disease State Management Exam, Asthma Certification- passed, fall 1999. Pharmaceutical Care for Patients with Dyslipidemia: A Certificate Program for Pharmacists: completed this program offered by APhA, Merck, and Cholestech, Des Moines, Iowa, November 1998. Pharmaceutical Care for Patients with Diabetes: A Certificate Program for Pharmacists: selected for and completed this competitive program offered by APhA, AADE, and Pfizer, Chicago, Illinois, June 1997. Diabetes Specialist Education Program: training provided by Joslin Center for Diabetes and Methodist Hospital of Indiana, Indianapolis, Indiana, April 1997. Midwest Heart Specialists “Managing Care of the Dyslipidemic Patient Population”: certificate training provided by the Midwest Heart Prevention Center and the Edward Cardiovascular Institute, Chicago, Illinois, May 1996. Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) 1994-1996.

Publications and Presentations

Books

  • Skrabal, MZ, and Knezevich EA: Author, Book Chapter 20: “Endocrine System.” Patient Assessment in Pharmacy Practice textbook, third edition, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins: Jones/Knezevich – Published in 2015. Pages 366-406., Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 366-406, 2015
  • Skrabal, MZ, and Teply RA: Author, Book Chapter 12: Cardiovascular System.” Patient Assessment in Pharmacy Practice textbook, third edition, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins: Jones/Knezevich – Published in 2015. Pages 213-243., Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 213-243, 2015

Articles

  • White, Nicole D., Lenz, Thomas L., Skrabal, Maryann Z., Faulkner, Michele A., Skradski, Jessica J., Southard, Leslie A., Popken, Derek E. Comparison of cardiovascular risk calculation tools in pharmacy practice, Journal of the American Pharmacists Association, 53, 408-413, 2013
  • Skrabal MZ, Stelter N. Editors: Cox CD, and Culhane NS. AACP Preceptor Development Task Force. AACP Experiential Education Newsletter. 2013:1(1):3., AACP Experiential Education Newsletter, 1(1), 3, 2013
  • Lenz, T. L., Gillespie, N. D., Skrabal, M. Z., Faulkner, M. A., Skradski, J. J., Ferguson, L. A., Pagenkemper, J. J., Moore, G. A., Jorgensen, D. Using employee experts to offer an interprofessional diabetes risk reduction program to fellow employees, Journal of Interprofessional Care, 2012
  • Lenz, T. L., Gillespie, N. D., Skrabal, M. Z., Faulkner, Michele A., Qi, Yongyue, Coleman, Abby W., Skradski, Jessica J. Health-related quality of life impact in employees participating in a pharmacist-run risk reduction program., Innovations in Pharmacy, 3, Article 94 (1-8), 2012
  • Lenz, T. L., Gillespie, ND, Faulkner, MA, Qi, Yongyue, Skradski, Jessica J., Skrabal, Maryann Z., Larson, Jessica C. Lifestyle medicine related cardiovascular risk factor changes in employes participating in a pharmacist-run risk reduction program., Innovations in Pharmacy, 3, Article 93 (1-8)., 2012
  • Skrabal, Maryann Z., Turner, Paul D., Jones, Rhonda M., Tilleman, Jennifer A., Coover, Kelli L. Portfolio Use and Practices in US Colleges and Schools of Pharmacy, American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 76, 46-46, 2012
  • Skrabal, Maryann Z., Jones, Rhonda M., Walters, Ryan W., Nemire, Ruth E., Soltis, Denise A., Kahaleh, Abby A., Hritcko, Philip M., Boyle, Cynthia J., Assemi, Mitra, Turner, Paul D. National Survey of Volunteer Pharmacy Preceptors: Effects of Region, Practice Setting, and Population Density on Responses, Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 23, 265-272, 2010
  • Skrabal, M. Z., Jones, R. M., Nemire, R. E., Boyle, C. J., Assemi, M., Kahaleh, A. A., Soltis, D. A., Allen, R. E., Hritcko, P. M., O'Sullivan, T. A., Destache, C. J. National survey of volunteer pharmacy preceptors, American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 72, 112, 2008
  • Chock, A., Faulkner, M. A., Skrabal, M. Z. Effects of prednisone on the International Normalized Ratio (vol 63, pg 2354, 2006), American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, 64, 130-130, 2007
  • Skrabal, M. Z., Kahaleh, A. A., Nemire, R. E., Boxer, H., Broshes, Z., Harris, M., Cardello, E. Preceptors' perspectives on benefits of precepting student pharmacists to students, preceptors, and the profession. J Am Pharm Assoc. 2006;46:605-612., Journal of the American Pharmacists Association, 46, 605-612, 2006
  • Stading, J. A., Chock, A. W., Skrabal, M. Z., Faulkner, M. A. Development of diabetes after gatifloxacin therapy. Am J Health-Syst Pharm. 2005;62:293-5., American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, 62, 2293-2295, 2005
  • Skrabal, M. Z. Lack of association between fexofenadine and rhabdomyolysis (letter). Am J Health-Syst Pharm 2004;61(7):April., American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, 61, 725, 2004
  • Skrabal, M. Z., Stading, J. A., Monaghan, M. S. Rhabdomyolysis associated with simvastatin-nefazodone therapy. South Med J. 2003;96(10):1034-5., Southern Medical Journal, 96, 1034-1035, 2003
  • Skrabal, M. Z., Stading, J. A., Cannella, C. A., Monaghan, M. S. Two cases of rhabdomyolysis associated with high-dose simvastatin. Am J Health-Syst Pharm. 2003;60(6):578-81., American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, 60, 578-581, 2003
  • Stading, J. A., Skrabal, M. Z., Faulkner, M. A. Seven cases of interaction between warfarin and cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitors. Am J Health-Syst Pharm. 2001;58(Nov1):2076-80., American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, 58, 2076-2080, 2001
  • Skrabal, M. Z., Stading, J. A., Behmer-Miller, K. A., Hilleman, D. E. Advances in the treatment of congestive heart failure: New approaches for an old disease. Pharmacotherapy 2000;20(7):787-804., Pharmacotherapy, 20, 787-804, 2000
  • Monaghan, M. S., Turner, P. D., Skrabal, M. Z., Jones, R. M. Evaluating the format and effectiveness of a disease state management training program for diabetes. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 2000;64(2):181-184., American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 64, 181-184, 2000

Publications

  • Skrabal MZ, DelMonte K, Henry RM, Meny LM, and Zapantis A. Poster presented at AACP Annual Meeting, National Harbor, Maryland, July 12, 2015. Am J Pharm Educ 2015;79(5):Article S4:26., American Journal of Pharmacy Education, 79(5), S4:26, 2015
  • Stelter NL, Skrabal MZ, Cardello, EA, Colbert J, Hix MD, Kieser MA, Seeger CM, Talber RL, Weitzel KW. Highlights of a National Preceptor Development Survey Based on Practice Setting Preferences. Poster presented at AACP Annual Meeting, Grapevine, Texas, July X, 2014. Am J Pharm Educ 2014;78(5):Article 111:22., American Journal of Pharmacy Education, 78(5), 111:22, 2014
  • Skrabal MZ, Jones RM, Coover KL, Monaghan MS. An Evaluation of Student-Initiated APPE Change Requests for 2012-2013. Poster presented at AACP Annual Meeting, Chicago, Ilinois, July 15, 2013. Am J Pharm Educ 2013;77(5):Article 109:18., American Journal of Pharmacy Education, 77(5), 109:18, 2013
  • Skrabal MZ, Stelter NL, Seeger CM, Kieser MA, Hix MD, Weitzel KW, Cardello EA, Talbert RL, Turner PD. The Current State and Needs of Preceptor Development Training: Results of a National Preceptor Development Survey. Poster presented at AACP Annual Meeting, Chicago, Ilinois, July 15, 2013. Am J Pharm Educ 2013;77(5):Article 109:33., American Journal of Pharmacy Education, 77(5), 109:33, 2013
  • Jones, RM, Coover KL, Skrabal MZ, Anderson K, Miller T. Student Reflections Regarding Introductory Shadow Visit Experiences. Poster presented at AACP Annual Meeting, Kissimmee, Florida, July 15, 2012. Am J Pharm Educ 2012;76(5):Article 99., American Journal of Pharmacy Education, 76(5), 99, 2012
  • Faulkner, MA, Gillespie ND, Lenz TL, Skrabal MZ. Effect of a Pharmacist-Run Worksite Diabetes Management Program on Employee Productivity. Poster presented at ASHP Annual Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland, June 11, 2012., 2012
  • Lenz TL, Gillespie ND, Faulkner MA, Skrabal MZ, Skradski JJ, Qi Y, and Larson JC. Lifestyle Medicine-Related Cardiovascular Risk Factor Changes in Employees Participating in a Pharmacist-Run Risk Reduction Program. INNOVATIONS in Pharmacy. 2012;3(4):Article 93., Innovations in Pharmacy, 3(4), 93, 2012
  • Faulkner MA, Lenz TL, Gillespie ND, Skrabal MZ, Skradski JJ. Creation of a Pharmacist-Driven Risk Reduction Program for University Employees with Diabetes. Poster presented at ASHP Midyear Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, December 6, 2011. Published vol.2011, P-439(E)., 2011
  • Soltis DA, Skrabal MZ, Stelter NL, Talbert RL, Hix M, Katsiyiannis M, Lapidus M, Bond I, Seeger CM, Marken PA. The Current State of Preceptor Development: Results of a Survey by the Preceptor Development Task Force. Poster presented at AACP Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, July 11, 2011. Am J Pharm Educ 2011;75(5):Article 105., American Journal of Pharmacy Education, 75(5), 105, 2011
  • Lapidus M, Bond I, Seeger CM, Soltis DA, Stelter NL, Skrabal MZ, Talbert RL, Hix M, Katsiyiannis M, Marken PA. Library Resources and Services for Preceptors: What the AACP Preceptor Development Taskforce Recommends? Poster presented at AACP Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, July 11, 2011. Am J Pharm Educ 2011;75(5):Article 105., American Journal of Pharmacy Education, 75(5), 105, 2011
  • Jones RM, Coover KL, Skrabal MZ, Anderson K, Miller T, Monaghan MS. Faculty Workload Associated with Establishing IPPE Distance Pathway Sites. Poster presented at AACP Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, July 11, 2011. Am J Pharm Educ 2011;75(5):Article 105., American Journal of Pharmacy Education, 75(5), 105, 2011

Presentations

  • The Pharmacist & Patient-Centered Diabetes Care. Skrabal MZ, Knezevich EA, and White N. Presentation of APhA National Certificate Program for Pharmacists, Alumni Weekend CE Program, Creighton University, September 18, 2015., 2015
  • “I didn’t think it would be so hard”: Challenging Learning Situations in Experiential Education. Skrabal MZ. Presentation and Breakout Sessions at SWOSU/OU 2015 Joint Preceptor Meeting, Moore Norman Technology Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, August 12, 2015., 2015
  • “I didn’t think it would be so hard”: Challenging Learning Situations in Experiential Education. Skrabal MZ. Presentation and Breakout Sessions at SWOSU/OU 2015 Joint Preceptor Meeting, Northeastern State University, Broken Arrow Campus, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, August 11, 2015., 2015
  • The Pharmacist & Patient-Centered Diabetes Care. Skrabal MZ and White N. Presentation of APhA National Certificate Program for Pharmacists, Alumni Weekend CE Program, Creighton University, September 19, 2014., 2014
  • Facing Challenging Learning Situations in Experiential Education. Skrabal MZ. National webinar presentation to preceptors, Texas Tech University, August 28, 2014., 2014
  • Diabetes and Healthy Eating. Skrabal MZ. Presentation to diabetes patients enrolled in Diabetes Mellitus Risk Reduction Program, Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, Omaha, Nebraska, June 18, 2012., 2012
  • Basic Clinical Pearls for Precepting Students. Skrabal MZ. Presentation to pharmacy residents from the region as part of Residency Teaching Certificate Program. Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, Omaha, Nebraska, May, 2012 and May, 2013., 2012
  • Diabetes Case Presentation. Skrabal MZ. Presentation to Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Program faculty and residents, Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, Omaha, Nebraska, February 6, 2012., 2012
  • Training for the Future: Preceptor Development. Skrabal MZ and Cooke RL. Invited presentation to Alaska Pharmacist’s Association Annual Meeting. Anchorage, Alaska, February 20, 2011., 2011
  • Creighton University SPAHP Admissions and UAA Partnerships. Bradberry JC and Skrabal MZ. Exhibitor’s Theater. Alaska Pharmacist’s Association Annual Meeting. Anchorage, Alaska, February 18 and 19, 2011., 2011

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Experiential Education - Preceptor Development, Assessment of experiential environment at pharmacy practice sites around the country.