Department of Pharmacy Practice

Kerry LaPlante, Pharm.D., FCCP, FIDSA Department Chair

Overview

The Department of Pharmacy Practice is committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service. Through innovative teaching methods, the Department provides the skills necessary to foster critical thinking and the optimal use of medications, while promoting professionalism. The Department provides leadership and service to the University, the community, and healthcare professionals through the provision of patient care, educational activities, and participation in professional and governmental organizations.

The department offers M.S. and Ph.D. level degrees in Pharmaceutical Sciences with a specialization in Health Outcomes. This specialization trains students to conduct and advance health systems research. The faculty and graduate students initiate and collaborate in research focusing on the improvement of patient care and public health while incorporating current research findings into daily practice.

Course offered through the department

Faculty & Staff

Clinical Associate Professor

Office: 244A

401.874.4138nicole_asal@uri.edu

Clinical Professor

Office: 244J

401.419.6303jefbratberg@uri.edu

Clinical Assistant Professor

Office: 244R

401.874.2848tbrothers@uri.edu

Clinical Assistant Professor

Office: 244R

brownbr@uri.edu

Associate Professor

Office: 265A

401.874.4739buchanan@uri.edu

Associate Professor, Health Outcomes

Office: 265B

401.874.5320Aisling_Caffrey@uri.edu

Clinical Professor

Office: 244H

401.874.5004chaps@uri.edu

Associate Teaching Professor / Co-Director Patient Simulation Laboratory

Office: 244G

Professor

Office: 244D

401.874.7639lisacohen@uri.edu

Professor

Office: 244C

401.273.7100 x 2405robdufresne@uri.edu

Clinical Associate Professor

Office: 244Q

401.874.7662ceisenhower@uri.edu

Clinical Professor

Office: 225D

401.874.7638estus@uri.edu

Clinical Professor, Director of Experiential Education

Office: 225C

401.874.2320bferet@uri.edu

Data Control Clerk, Administrative and Student Support

Office: 225A

401.874.5004cgrasso@uri.edu

Professor

Office: 244F

401.874.2734alhume@uri.edu

Clinical Professor

Office: 295B

401.874.2641anitaj@uri.edu

Lecturer (Temporary)

Office: 295L

Thomaskalista@uri.edu

Associate Professor

Comp Sci / PHP

401.874.2701nkatenka@uri.edu

Associate Teaching Professor

401.874.4027pkelly@uri.edu

Professor

Office: SSRC 138

401.874.5370kogut@uri.edu

PHP Department Chair and Professor of Pharmacy

401.874.5560KerryLaPlante@uri.edu

Dean and Professor

Office: 220A Avedisian Hall

401.874.5003larrat@uri.edu

Clinical Professor

Office: 244N

401.874.5734glemay@uri.edu

Director of Interprofessional Education (COP) & Clinical Professor

Office: 295C

401.874.9290cmac@uri.edu

Clinical Professor and Director of the Pharmacy Outreach Program

Office: 265D

401.874.9275marcoux@uri.edu

Clinical Professor

Office: 244M

401.874.5811matson@uri.edu

Simulation Technician

Office: 155

smaymon@uri.edu

Assistant Teaching Professor

Office: 265E

401.874.2649meghanmccormick@uri.edu

PHP Department Administrator / Higher Education Administrative Assistant II

Office: 255B

401.874.2734saramitkowski@uri.edu

Clinical Assistant Professor

Office: 244R

401.874.2767joseph.nardolillo@uri.edu

Associate Dean and Clinical Professor

Office: 215C

401.874.5522KellyO@uri.edu

Clinical Professor

Office: 244B

401.874.7660jaynep@uri.edu

Coordinator, Pharmacy Outreach Program

Office: 295K

401.874.7485nramos@uri.edu

Coordinator, Professional Experiential Programs

Office: 215B

401.874.5418estlouis@uri.edu

Professor

Office: 244K

401.273.7100 x6265ttaveira@uri.edu

Research Professor

401.277.5001letaylor@uri.edu

Coordinator, Pharmacy Outreach Program & Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor

Office: 295D

401.874.2272ncjt@uri.edu

Associate Professor

Office: 244E

401.874.7255 avyas@uri.edu

Clinical Professor

Office: 295J

401.874.7484kward@uri.edu

Associate Professor

Office: 265C

401.874.4547XuerongWen@uri.edu

Mission

The Department of Pharmacy Practice inspires and educates current and future pharmacists and pharmacy researchers, innovates teaching methods and clinical practice and conducts research that improves the health of the people of Rhode Island and beyond.

In addition to our commitment to quality teaching, scholarship and public engagement and in concert with the 4 College goal areas of Students, Collaborations, Faculty and Staff and Resources, we focus our efforts to:

  • Lead the University in advancing interprofessional education with pre-licensure student providers
  • Enhance departmental graduate student education
  • oster student opportunities to become involved with scholarship and service
  • Increase engagement with state, regional, national and global pharmacy practitioners, providers, and organizations to improve health outcomes and patient quality of life
  • Solidify and grow partnerships with Rhode Island institutions, provider groups, state agencies and other key stakeholders across the state
  • Advance international teaching, service, outreach and research opportunities for students and faculty that enhance experiential learning and promote scholarship
  • Support departmental education, research, and service through identifying and promoting shared interests, expertise, and innovation
  • Commit to support a culturally sensitive academic environment
  • Increase national and international recognition for excellence in teaching, research and patient care
  • Achieve increased funding for service and research activities that improve medication use
  • Enhance overall department scholarship

Approved by the Department of Pharmacy Practice 2/15/19