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ACCP/ASHP Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Review Course

Kelly Epplen, Pharm.D., B.S.Pharm., BCACP, FASHP
Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy Practice and Administrative Sciences
James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy, University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio

Kelly EpplenKelly Epplen, Pharm.D., B.S.Pharm., BCACP, FASHP, is Associate Professor at the James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy, University of Cincinnati, where she also received her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees in 1995 and 1997, respectively. Dr. Epplen has had a primary role in the development of ambulatory care pharmacist services at several health-systems in the Greater Cincinnati area with a particular focus in antithrombotic management and pharmacotherapy services. She is currently Ambulatory Pharmacy Resource Coordinator for a physician accountable care organization and is responsible for the development of innovative roles for ambulatory pharmacists in this setting. She has helped to establish ambulatory care pharmacist services in physician offices settings across Northern Kentucky.

Dr. Epplen is an advisory board member for the APhA/ASHP Ambulatory Care BPS Examination Review and Recertification Course and has co-authored the business plan development chapter in ASHP’s Building a Successful Ambulatory Practice. She authored a briefing paper for the ASHP Ambulatory Care Summit entitled "Patient care delivery and integration: Stimulating advancement of ambulatory care pharmacy practice in an era of healthcare reform." In addition, she is a contributing author for ASHP’s revision of the Minimum Practice Standards for Ambulatory Care Pharmacy and serves as the Immediate Past Chair of the ASHP Section of Ambulatory Care Practitioners. Dr. Epplen received her Board Certification in Ambulatory Care in October of 2011.


Stuart T. Haines, Pharm.D., B.S.Pharm., BCACP, BC-ADM, BCPS, FASHP
Professor and Director, Professional Pharmacy Development
University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy
Oxford, Mississippi

Stuart HainesStuart T. Haines, Pharm.D., B.S.Pharm., BCACP, BC-ADM, BCPS, FASHP, is Professor and Director, Pharmacy Professional Development in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy. He is Chair-elect, Council of Faculties for the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy; a Past-President of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP); and a member of the task force that petitioned the Board of Pharmacy Specialties to recognize ambulatory care pharmacy practice as a specialty. Dr. Haines is the Editor-in-Chief of iForumRx.org, an online journal club for ambulatory care pharmacy specialists; a Scientific Editor for Pharmacotherapy; and Editor for Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach. He has authored more than 100 papers and book chapters regarding diabetes, cardiovascular disease, ambulatory care pharmacy practice models, and instructional methods.

Dr. Haines earned his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Texas at Austin. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and an Ambulatory Care Residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. He is a Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist, Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist, and Board Certified Advanced Diabetes Management pharmacist. Dr. Haines has received the Ambulatory Care Achieve Award from the ACCP Ambulatory Care PRN and the Distinguished Achievement Award in Ambulatory and Community Practice from APhA.


Joel Marrs, Pharm.D., BCACP, BCPS-AQ Cardiology, FASHP, FCCP, FNLA
Associate Professor
University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Aurora, Colorado
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Denver Health Medical Center
Denver, Colorado

Joel MarrsJoel Marrs, Pharm.D., BCACP, BCPS-AQ Cardiology, FASHP, FCCP, FNLA, is Associate Professor at the University of Colorado School of Pharmacy in Aurora and a clinical pharmacy specialist focusing on cardiovascular and metabolic pharmacotherapy with the Denver Health Medical Center (DHMC). As a faculty member of the University of Colorado School of Pharmacy, Dr. Marrs precepts pharmacy students on Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiential rotations, PGY1 residents (DHMC) and PGY2 ambulatory care residents. He also directs the teaching and learning certificate program and speaks on the topic of giving and utilizing effective feedback in the pharmacy workplace.

Dr. Marrs earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Butler University and completed two years of residency—the first at Mount Carmel Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio, and the second specializing in family medicine at the University of Colorado in Denver. Dr. Marrs is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist with added qualifications in cardiology and a Board Certified Ambulatory Care pharmacist. He is a fellow of the ASHP, American College of Clinical Pharmacy, and National Lipid Association. He has served on ASHP’s Council on Therapeutics and the Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists’ Educational Steering Committee and has presented on a number of cardiovascular and educational topics at the ASHP Summer and Midyear Clinical Meetings. Dr. Marrs serves as faculty for the ASHP Board Certification Review Courses for Pharmacotherapy and Ambulatory Care. He has directed two teaching certificate programs (Oregon 2007-2009 and Colorado 2010-present) focused on preparing residents and fellows on the key aspects of academia.


Nicholas Messinger, Pharm.D., BCACP, BCPS, CDE
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Administrative Sciences
University of Cincinnati James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy
Cincinnati, Ohio
Clinical Pharmacist
St. Elizabeth Healthcare
Edgewood, Kentucky

Nicholas MessingerNicholas Messinger, Pharm.D., BCACP, BCPS, CDE, is Assistant Professor in the Division of Pharmacy Practice and Administrative Sciences at the University of Cincinnati James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is also a Clinical Pharmacist with the Family Medicine Residency at St. Elizabeth Healthcare in Edgewood, Kentucky. Dr. Messinger’s practice interests include ambulatory care pharmacy, diabetes care, wellness and preventive care, and pharmacy education.

Dr. Messinger earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Cincinnati James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy, completed a PGY1 residency at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center in Ohio, and a PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency at Five Rivers Health Centers in Dayton, Ohio. He is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist, Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist, and a Certified Diabetes Educator. Dr. Messinger is an active member of the ASHP and currently serves on the New Practitioners Forum Executive Committee. He was recognized by Mount St. Joseph University with the Future Five Award and received a Faculty Excellence Award from the University of Cincinnati James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy in 2016.


Catherine Millares-Sipin, Pharm.D., BCACP, BCGP, BCPS
Medication Safety and Quality Manager
Northwell Health System
Bellmore, New York

Catherine Millares-Sipin, Pharm.D., BCACP, BCGP, BCPS, is Medication Safety and Quality Manager for Northwell Health in Bellmore, New York. Prior to joining Northwell Health System, Dr. Millares-Sipin was an Associate Professor at Touro College of Pharmacy in Harlem with a practice in ambulatory care at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. Her didactic courses included pain management, seizure disorders and epilepsy, applied pharmacokinetics, and multiple sclerosis and her research interests include transitions of care, geriatrics, and pharmacokinetics.

Dr. Millares-Sipin received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the Arnold and Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy of Long Island University and completed a two-year ASHP accredited pharmacy residency program specializing in geriatrics at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center in Brooklyn. She is an active member of many local and national pharmacy organizations including ASHP, American College of Clinical Pharmacy, American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, New York State Council of Health-system Pharmacists (NYSCHP), and Long Island Society of Health-system Pharmacists. She serves as the Director of Communications on the NYSCHP Board of Directors and is the Managing and Scientific Editor for the Journal of Pharmacy Practice. Dr. Millares-Sipin is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist, Board Certified Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacist, and Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist.


Joseph Saseen, Pharm.D., ASH-CHC, BCACP, BCPS
Professor and Vice-Chair, Department of Clinical Pharmacy
University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Professor, Department of Family Medicine
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Aurora, Colorado

Joseph SaseenJoseph Saseen, Pharm.D., ASH-CHC, BCACP, BCPS, is Professor and Vice-Chair, Department of Clinical Pharmacy, at the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Professor, Department of Family Medicine, at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado. Dr. Saseen’s area of specialty is chronic cardiovascular disease pharmacotherapy with a focus on hypertension and dyslipidemia. Several of his clinical and scholarly accomplishments are directly related to hypertension---he has published multiple peer-reviewed research papers, review articles, and textbook chapters, most notably the hypertension chapter in Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach for the past six editions.

Dr. Saseen received his Doctor of Pharmacy from the State University of New York at Buffalo and completed his fellowship in ambulatory care research at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Univeristy of Colorado Health Sciences Center. He is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist, Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist, and an American Society of Hypertension-Certified Hypertension Clinician. He is also an expert reviewer for the new American College of Cardiology-American Heart Association hypertension treatment guidelines. Dr. Saseen has spoken at many national pharmacy meetings on hypertension and is one of the steering committee members for the APhA Pharmacy-Based Cardiovascular Disease Risk Management Certificate Training Program. He is also the residency program director for four ASHP PGY2 ambulatory care residents who provide direct-patient care services.


Michael L. Thiman, Pharm.D., BCPS
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Georgia College of Pharmacy
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Athens VA Community-Based Outpatient Clinic
Athens, Georgia

Michael ThimanMichael L. Thiman, Pharm.D., BCPS, is Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy in Athens and currently practices as a clinical pharmacy specialist in ambulatory care at the Athens Veterans Affairs Community-Based Outpatient Clinic. While he maintains a pharmacotherapy clinic managing a variety of chronic disease states, he also precepts pharmacy students and assists in the training of ambulatory care pharmacy residents.

Dr. Thiman received his Doctor of Pharmacy at the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy and completed a PGY1 pharmacy residency at the Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Durham, N.C., and a PGY2 ambulatory care residency at the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy in partnership with the Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Athens. Upon completion of his PGY2 training, he joined the faculty at the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy. Dr. Thiman is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist.


C. Brock Woodis, Pharm.D., BCACP, BC-ADM, BCPS, CDE, CPP
Associate Professor
Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences and Duke University Medical Center
Buies Creek, North Carolina
Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner
Duke University Hospital
Durham, North Carolina

C Brock WoodisC. Brock Woodis, Pharm.D., BCACP, BC-ADM, BCPS, CDE, CPP, is Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences and Duke University Medical Center. He is also Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner within the Department of Pharmacy at Duke University Hospital. In his practice, he holds prescribing privileges through a collaborative practice agreement with a supervising physician and provides pharmacist-managed outpatient/ambulatory care pharmacotherapy services (including diabetes mellitus, hypertension, asthma/COPD, dyslipidemia, contraception) at Duke Family Medicine. Dr. Woodis serves as an Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiential rotation preceptor to Pharm.D. students, coordinates the women’s health elective and teaches in the Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences Pharm.D. program, coordinates pharmacology in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Campbell University, and provides several lectures to the physician assistant programs at Campbell University and Duke University.

Dr. Woodis received a Bachelor of Science in biology degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Auburn University in Auburn. He completed a PGY1 residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C., and a PGY2 residency in family medicine/pharmacotherapy at the University of North Carolina Hospitals and Clinics in Chapel Hill. He became a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist, Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist, Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner in the state of North Carolina, Certified Diabetes Educator, and Board Certified Advanced Diabetes Manager. Dr. Woodis has received the Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences' Faculty Preceptor of the Year in 2014 and 2015.

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