Welcome to the Department of Clinical Pharmacy. Our faculty are pioneering new approaches to improving lives through better use of medicines with collaborative health services, precision pharmacotherapy, and translational research. We provide direct patient care through innovative, nationally recognized service models, and are advancing the profession with the next generation of educators and innovators through our PharmD Curriculum, Pharmacy Residency Programs, Clinical Pharmacy Translational Science PhD, and Clinical Pharmacy Translational Science Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program.

Using Machine Intelligence to Prevent Medication Dispensing Errors with Prof. Corey Lester

“We are better together”, inspiring words by Prof. Paul Walker, President of ASHP

Precision medicine in asthma care? How genomic and social determinants inform racial disparities in childhood asthma

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Dr. Tesfaye Mersha will be presenting on 10/3/2022 from 12-1pm in room 1567 NUB. A zoom link can be found on the following flier, we hope to see you there!

Tesfaye Mersha is a Professor of Pediatrics in the Department of Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and University of Cincinnati, where he leads the Population Genetics, Ancestry and Bioinformatics Laboratory. His research aims to unravel genetic and non-genetic contributions to complex diseases and racial disparities in human populations, particularly childhood asthma and asthma-related allergic disorders. Dr. Mersha is recognized in the field of genetic ancestry, race, ethnicity, admixture mapping and functional genomics related to complex diseases. His research helps in dissecting how biologic predisposition and environmental exposures interact to shape racial disparities in complex diseases. He has received multiple awards, including a Faculty Research Achievement Award from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Keystone Symposia Early Career Investigator Award, and African Professionals Network Business and Professional Achievement Award. His research continues to be funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH).

Faculty Spotlight

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Dr. John S. Clark is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy and Associate Chief Pharmacy Officer at University of Michigan Health. He practices, teaches, and researches in the area of pharmacy practice management and leadership. He graduated from the University of Toledo with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Doctor of Pharmacy. Additionally, he got his Master of Science in Pharmacy from University of Wisconsin as part of his two-year Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Residency. He is Board Certified in Pharmacotherapy and is a Fellow of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacy (FASHP). Clark has received a literature award from ASHP, was MSHP Pharmacist of the Year in 2021, and received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Toledo College of Pharmacy.

At the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy, Dr. Clark developed the second-year course in Health-System Pharmacy and Leadership. He primarily teaches in the leadership portion of this course. He also assisted in developing an elective course in Pharmacy Leadership at the College of Pharmacy. He takes students on Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences at the health-system in leadership and management. He is the faculty advisor for the UM Chapter of Phi Lambda Sigma, the pharmacy leadership society. Dr. Clark was the Residency Program Director for PGY1 for 14 years. He is a preceptor for the PGY1 Pharmacy for Leadership and Academia rotations and PGY1/2 Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Residency for Senior Leadership. He focuses on developing future leaders in clinical and distributive pharmacy practice.

As for scholarly activity, he focuses on pharmacy leadership, pharmacy residency training, technology implementation, and regulatory preparedness. He has published numerous manuscripts and book chapters.

At University of Michigan Health, Dr. Clark is responsible primarily for inpatient, clinical and distribution pharmacy practice for the 1100 bed academic health center. He is a past chair of the ASHP Commission on Credentialing. He is a Past-President of the Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists (MSHP). He also serves as Chair of the ASHP Practice Advancement Initiative (PAI) Advisory Group and ASHP Fellow Recognition Selection Committee. He has over 20 years of experience in developing clinical and distribution pharmacy practice and enhancing leadership in pharmacy.