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Enhancing Cultural Awareness and Safety in Pharmacy Practice: “The Heart Work”

Tuesday, February 15, 2022 1:00 – 2:15 p.m. ET

This webinar will explore key concepts such as cultural awareness, cultural humility, cultural safety in the context of patient care. Reasons for bias and stereotyping will be discussed, including ways in which pharmacists can consciously avoid these practices. Finally, strategies for mitigating bias will be presented as methods for creating more positive healthcare encounters and enhanced outcomes for patients from diverse sociocultural backgrounds.


Learning Objectives

  1. Define cultural awareness and cultural safety.
  2. Discuss reasons and inherent theoretical flaws for bias and stereotyping.
  3. Apply strategies for mitigating bias conceptualizations to increase cultural safety and optimize patient care.


Imbi DrameImbi Drame, Pharm.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor
Howard University College of Pharmacy
Clinical Pharmacist
Howard University Hospital Viral Hepatitis Center
Washington, DC

Dr. Imbi Drame a Clinical Assistant Professor at Howard University College of Pharmacy in Washington D.C. She is the Immediate Past Chair of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Health Disparities and Cultural Competency SIG. She has also been an active member of the Global Pharmacy Education (GPE) SIG since 2016, contributing most notably to the Scholarship Committee by co-leading research on issues of ethics in global pharmacy partnerships and cultural sensitivity. Her primary work has been in the area of health disparities related to HIV and Viral Hepatitis both domestically and globally. Currently, she participates in research focused on Hepatitis B amongst pregnant women in Northern Ghana; and she serves as Co-Investigator on the Care Transformation grant which focuses on chronic disease management and wellness amongst minority women in the Washington, DC area.


Michael WolcottMichael Wolcott, Pharm.D., Ph.D., BCPS, BCIDPS
Director of Educational Resources and Scholarship
University of North Carolina Adams School of Dentistry
Assistant Professor
University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Dr. Wolcott is the Director of Educational Resources and Scholarship at the University of North Carolina Adams School of Dentistry. In this role, he supports faculty to optimize teaching and learning, enhance their teaching experience, and inspire educational scholarship. He completed his Ph.D. in education at the UNC School of Education specializing in the learning sciences and psychological studies. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy followed by a pharmacy practice residency at Duke University Hospital, where he worked as a clinical infectious diseases pharmacist. Michael is also a clinical assistant professor in the Center for Innovative Pharmacy Education and Research (CIPhER) at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy where he supports educational research initiatives within the School. Michael’s research focuses on creative problem-solving, curriculum change management, preceptor development, and assessment.

Target Audience

This activity was planned to meet the educational needs of health-system pharmacy staff, faculty at colleges of pharmacy, and preceptors. 

CPE Information

ACPE Activity Number:  0204-0000-22-405-L04-P&T
Activity Type: Application-based
CE Credits: 1.25 contact hour (0.125 CEUs)
Activity Fee:
Free of charge

ACPEThe American Society of Health-System Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.


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