Dr. Melanie Dodd is associate dean for clinical affairs and professor, at The University of New Mexico (UNM) College of Pharmacy, Albuquerque, NM. A Purdue University, UNM and Presbyterian Healthcare Services residency program graduate, she began her career at UNM with the NM Medicaid DUR Program. She is now a pharmacist clinician with prescriptive authority at the UNM Senior Health Clinic, a consultant pharmacist, and responsible for didactic and experiential geriatric teaching activities with PharmD and interprofessional students and residents. She plays an active role in development of and oversees new pharmacist clinical practice models, credentialing processes, and pharmacist reimbursement at UNM, including advocating for passage of and implementing NM House Bill 42, reimbursement parity to physicians by NM Medicaid and commercial insurance for pharmacists with prescriptive authority.
Dr. Dodd’s has been actively involved with pharmacy professional organizations and is an active advocate for advancing the pharmacy profession at the state and national level. She most recently has served within the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) as the vice-chair and chair of the Council on Public Policy, chair of the Section of Ambulatory Care Practitioners, PPMI delegate, and delegate to the ASHP House of Delegates for 17 years. She is past-president of NMSHP and faculty advisor for the UNM SSHP. Dr. Dodd currently serves as Chair of the ASHP House of Delegates and as a member of the ASHP Board of Directors.
Angela Kashuba, B.Sc.Phm., Pharm.D., DABCP, FCP, is the John A and Margaret P McNeill, Sr. Distinguished Professor and Dean of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. She has been on faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill since 1997 and served as the Chair of the Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics from 2015 to 2019. Dr. Kashuba serves as Director of the UNC Center for AIDS Research Clinical Pharmacology and Analytical Chemistry Core and leads a research laboratory focused on optimizing antiretroviral pharmacology in the treatment, prevention, and eradication of HIV infection. Her laboratory has authored over 300 manuscripts and received over $25 million in research funding. She is the recipient of the 2020 ASCPT Rawls–Palmer Progress in Medicine Award, 2017 ACCP (Pharmacology) Honorary Fellowship Award, and 2017 ACCP (Pharmacy) Therapeutic Frontiers Lecture Award. Dr. Kashuba received her Bachelor’s in Pharmacy Degree from the University of Toronto and her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from SUNY Buffalo. She completed a residency at Women’s College Hospital and a clinical pharmacology research fellowship at the Clinical Pharmacology Research Center at Bassett Healthcare in Cooperstown, NY.
Tim Brown, PharmD, BCACP, FASHP is the Director of Interprofessional Education for the University of Georgia’s College of Pharmacy and Professor in Pharmacology and Toxicology for Augusta University Medical College of Georgia and UGA Partnership. He received his doctorate from Campbell University School of Pharmacy and completed residency training at the Medical College of Virginia. In his past role he was a preceptor for pharmacy and medical students from across the country and was the first pharmacist to be awarded Professor status at Northeast Ohio Medical University. In 2018, he was named the Ohio Health-System Pharmacist of the Year and received the Cleveland Clinic Akron General Graduate Medical Education Leader of the year award. He was also recognized by the American Academy of Family Physicians as the 2017 Outstanding Faculty for Live Activities. Brown is a past board member of ASHP and recognized nationally as a leader within Ambulatory Care. Dr. Brown is co-editor of two books designed to help others build their practice model in an Ambulatory Care setting, as well as co-creator of an outpatient intervention tracking application. Over the past 15 years he hosted a monthly drive time radio segment answering call in questions from listeners in the northeast Ohio area. Recently, Dr. Brown has created and hosts a multimedia program called “PharmCast for the Community,” sponsored by UGA College of Pharmacy and designed to highlight the impact pharmacists are having on patient care within the state of Georgia and across the country.
Sharmon (Shar-moan) P. Osae (Oh-sigh) is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy. She obtained her PharmD from the University of Saint Joseph in 2014 and subsequently completed a PGY-1 residency at Harris Health System in Houston, TX, and a PGY-2 residency in Ambulatory Care/Education at the Indianapolis VAMC/Purdue University in Indiana. Her clinical practice site is Phoebe Primary Care Northwest, a family medicine clinic in the heart of Albany, GA. A portion of her current responsibilities include a robust drug information service in which she provides answers to health care professional questions on various medications, disorders, and conditions and assists in the optimization of care delivery to their uninsured and underserved patient population. Her research and scholarly activity interests focus on ambulatory care, including health disparities and improving the knowledge of those who deliver care (i.e., medical and pharmacy learners) while positively impacting patient outcomes with a particular interest in patients with diabetes. Additionally, she currently serves as Chair-Elect of the Health Equity ACCP PRN and delivers an elective course for 2nd and 3rd year pharmacy students entitled Introduction to US Health Disparities.