College of Pharmacy

7 Greenhouse Road Kingston, RI 02881

pharmcol@etal.uri.edu – Office: 401.874.2761 Fax: 401.874.2181

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Virginia Lemay, Pharm.D., CDOE

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  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Office: 244N
  • Phone: 401.874.5734
  • Email: glemay@uri.edu
  • Mailing Address: 7 Greenhouse Road, Kingston, RI 02881

Biography

Dr. Lemay precepts Doctor of Pharmacy students participating in community pharmacy-based clinical rotations, focusing on MTM, adult immunizations, diabetes, hypertension, and proper selection of non-prescription (OTC) medication.

In addition, Dr. Lemay was awarded the Innovative Pharmacist of the Year, by the Rhode Island Pharmacists Association for her creation, design, and implementation of the first chain-wide MTM program at Brooks Eckerd Pharmacy, now Rite Aid Pharmacy. She was acknowledged by the University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy’s 50th Anniversary Publication as a pioneer alumnus. She is a Certified Diabetes Outpatient Educator (CDOE), Certified Immunizer, and member of the Rhode Island Pharmacists Association. She is also licensed as a registered pharmacist in the states of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. In 2011, she was named Favorite Pharmacist of the Year by the Rite Aid Corporation. Dr. Lemay will be serving as the Residency Director for the Community Pharmacy Resident at The University of Rhode Island and Rite Aid Pharmacy, beginning July 1st, 2013.

Research

Clinical Services provided by the community pharmacist, at the community pharmacy. Specifically, Medication Therapy Management (MTM), immunizations and diabetes education.

Education

Certified Immunizer, Certified Medication Therapy Management Specialist

Community Pharmacy Residency CVS ProCare/URI completed 2001

Publications

Orr K, Lemay V, Wojtusik A, Opydo M, Cohen L.  Availability and Accuracy of Information Regarding Emergency Contraception in Rhode Island. In Submission.

Lemay, G.  Medication Therapy Management in Community Pharmacy Practice.  Med Health RI.  2012 Sept;95(9):281-282.

Lemay VA.  A Pharmacist’s Gift:  Empathy in Patient Care.  In:  Zlactic TD, Zellmer WA, editors.  Nourishing the Soul of Pharmacy.  1st ed.  Lenexa, Kansas: American College of Clinical Pharmacy;2011.p.11-13.

5/12 Lemay, VA. Medication Therapy Management in Community Pharmacy. In Progress for Rhode Island Health & Medicine.

5/12 Orr, K, Lemay, VA, Wojtusik, A, Cohen, L. Community Pharmacists’ Opinions Regarding Emergency Contraception: An Updated Survey in Rhode Island. In Progress for JAPhA.

3/11 Lemay VA. A Pharmacist’s Gift: Empathy in Patient Care. Accepted. In Press. American College of Clinical Pharmacy Nourishing the Soul of Pharmacy: Stories of Reflection in Pharmacy Practice.

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