Faculty

Updates in Therapeutics® 2019
Patient-Centered Team-Based Practice Forum
April 27-28, 2019


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Carrie Martin Blanchard, PharmD, MPH

Delivering CMM In Real-World Practices

Carrie Martin Blanchard, PharmD is the inaugural postdoctoral research fellow in Implementation Science at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. She recently completed her Masters of Public Health in the Department of Health Policy and Management at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. Carrie graduated with her PharmD from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. Prior to pharmacy school, she conducted research at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. She holds a Bachelors in Chemistry from Wake Forest University.

Amanda Brummel, PharmD

Delivering CMM In Real-World Practices

Amanda Brummel, PharmD, BCACP serves as the Director of Clinical Ambulatory Pharmacy Services. Dr. Brummel has been employed by Fairview Pharmacy Services since 1999 when she graduated from the University of Minnesota. While at Fairview, she has built and practiced Medication Therapy Management (MTM) in multiple clinic locations, was the clinical supervisor for the MTM department, the MTM Operations & Program Manager. Currently Dr. Brummel has responsibility for the MTM program, the clinical development and integration of ambulatory pharmacy services in the Fairview Health Network including transitions of care and quality outcome measurement. She works closely with the Fairview Medical Group and the Fairview Network in our population health approach and new payer product development. Dr. Brummel is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of MN. She has published multiple articles on MTM and pharmacy’s role in the care team. She has chaired and served on multiple committees and is a current member of the Minnesota Pharmacists Association (Board Member), the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA).

Steven W. Chen, Pharm.D., FASHP

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Research Interest Development of innovative clinical pharmacy services and evaluation of their impact on key outcome measures; alignment of clinical pharmacy services with stakeholder priorities; common chronic diseases (diabetes; cardiovascular diseases including dyslipidemia, hypertension, heart failure; obstructive airway diseases; arthritis) Biography Dr. Steven Chen is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Clinical Pharmacy Department at the USC School of Pharmacy and the Hygeia Centennial Chair in Clinical Pharmacy. He received his Pharm.D. from USC and completed a USC-affiliated residency in 1990. Dr. Chen was a clinical pharmacy coordinator at the Department of Veterans Affairs before joining the faculty at USC in 1998. Dr. Chen has received honorary fellowships from the California Society of Health-System Pharmacists, the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, and the National Association of Practitioners. He is a member of research and practice teams have been awarded the Best Practices Award from ASHP twice (2002 and 2008), the American Pharmacists Association Pinnacle Award (2007), and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Inaugural Community Transformative Award (2009). He received the USC School of Pharmacy Outstanding Alumnus of the Year Award and the American Pharmacists Association Pinnacle Award for individual career achievement in 2013. In 2014 Dr. Chen received the Exemplar Innovator Award from the UCSF Center for Excellence in Primary Care and Center for Care Innovation, and in 2015 he received the American Heart Association Multicultural Initiatives Award and the Schweitzer Fellowship Leadership Award. Dr. Chen has received multiple teaching awards from USC students and residents and is a Distinguished Faculty Fellow of the USC Center for Excellence in Teaching. Dr. Chen is part of a team of USC faculty directing over $15 million in grant-funded research focusing on the integration of comprehensive clinical pharmacy services into medical homes and the impact on healthcare quality, safety, and cost. He is Co-Investigator and the clinical manager of a $12 million CMMI grant that partners USC with AltaMed Health Services, evaluating the impact of 10 clinical pharmacy teams, each consisting of a clinical pharmacist, a pharmacy resident, and a clinical pharmacy technician compared to usual medical care. He is Co-Chair Emeritus of the HRSA Patient Safety and Clinical Pharmacy Services Collaborative, which has promoted the spread of clinical pharmacy service integration in medical homes across the nation since 2007.

M. Shawn McFarland, Pharm.D., FCCP

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Dr. McFarland is a native of Monteagle, Tennessee. He attended Middle Tennessee State University and graduated with a Bachelor in Science in 1996. He attended the University Of Tennessee College Of Pharmacy where he graduated with a Doctorate in Pharmacy in 2000. He then completed an ambulatory care/community pharmacy residency with the University of Tennessee in from 2000-2001. Dr. McFarland created the anticoagulation clinic and diabetes care clinic at the Murfreesboro Medical Clinic and practiced at the clinic from 2001-2008. In August 2004 the Anticoagulation and Diabetes Care Clinic was awarded the most innovative pharmacy practice site in the state of Tennessee. He is the Associate Chief of Pharmacy, Clinical and Educational programs where he is in charge of guiding the clinical pharmacy service activities for over 150 pharmacists. He also serves as the PGY1 and PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency Program Director. Dr. McFarland is a member of the VA national Clinical Pharmacy Advisory Board who is responsible for helping guide the direction of clinical pharmacy in the VA. Dr. McFarland interests include teaching and translational research with pharmacist involvement in the Patient Centered Medical Home. Dr. McFarland has authored over 25 profession publications and as well as a reviewer for multiple journals. Dr. McFarland is a fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and is an active member in many committees.

Daniel J. Rehrauer, Pharm.D., BCPS

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Dan Rehrauer graduated with a PharmD degree from the University of Minnesota-College of Pharmacy. Afterwards, he completed a 2 year Pharmaceutical Care and Leadership Residency where in his second year he established comprehensive pharmacy services at West Side Community Health Services in St. Paul, MN. In 2010, Dan transitioned to HealthPartners, the largest consumer-governed, nonprofit health care organization in the nation. His current responsibilities include oversight of the MTM benefit provided to HealthPartners members, management of the MTM pharmacists that provide care in HealthPartners Medical Group clinics, and directing HealthPartners Managed Care Residency.

Mary T. Roth McClurg, Pharm.D., MHS, FCCP

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Mary Roth McClurg, PharmD, MHS, is Professor and Executive Vice Dean-Chief Academic Officer at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. She also serves as Associate Director for Academic Innovation with the Eshelman Institute for Innovation.

Roth McClurg practiced as a clinical pharmacist in inpatient medicine within the VA Health System (1995-1998) and then transitioned to clinical practice in primary care and geriatrics, providing direct patient care as part of a collaborative team (1998-2006). Roth McClurg has focused her research efforts on advancing the role of the clinical pharmacist in primary care, with the goal of optimizing medication use and improving care in patients with multiple chronic diseases. She is currently serving as co-principal investigator on a $2.4 million grant from ACCP to enhance primary care medical practice through comprehensive medication management.

In addition to her research, Roth McClurg has played an integral leadership role in the design, implementation, and evaluation of UNC’s transformative new Pharm.D. curriculum to better position students to meet the health care needs of society. The school’s new Pharm.D. program was implemented in the fall of 2015.

Roth McClurg was involved in co-leading the School’s development of the 2012–2017 Strategic Plan as well as the School’s recent 2018-2020 Strategic Plan 2.0. She served as director of the Office of Strategic Planning and Assessment at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy from 2009–2013.

Roth McClurg completed her Pharm.D. and residency training at the St. Louis College of Pharmacy and received her Masters of Health Sciences in Clinical Research from Duke University School of Medicine. She is a fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy.

Todd D. Sorensen, Pharm.D.

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Todd D. Sorensen is a professor and associate head, Department of Pharmaceutical Care and Health Systems at the College of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota. He also serves as the executive director of the Alliance for Integrated Medication Management, a national nonprofit organization that engages health care institutions in practice transformation activities that support improved medication use.

Sorensen’s work over his career has focused on leading practice change and the development of future pharmacy leaders. He has worked with numerous health care organizations focused on identifying ways in which pharmacists can better meet the needs of patients. His research and service activities have focused on identifying strategies and leadership activities that have led organizations to successfully integrate and sustain medication management services. This work was greatly influenced by Sorensen's 7 years of experience participating in and leading a national quality improvement collaborative for health systems seeking to optimize medication use in outpatient settings.