Department of Pharmacy Practice and Clinical Research

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

Overview

The Department of Pharmacy Practice and Clinical Research 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

401.874.4138
nicole_asal@uri.edu

Clinical Professor

Office: 244J

401.419.6303
jefbratberg@uri.edu

Clinical Assistant Professor

Office: 244R

401.874.2848
tbrothers@uri.edu

Clinical Associate Professor

Office: 244R

brownbr@uri.edu

Associate Professor

Office: 265A

401.874.4739
buchanan@uri.edu

Associate Professor, Health Outcomes

Office: 265B

401.874.5320
Aisling_Caffrey@uri.edu

Clinical Professor

Office: 244H

401.874.5004
chaps@uri.edu

Associate Teaching Professor / Co-Director Patient Simulation Laboratory

Office: 244G

Professor

Office: 244D

401.874.7639
lisacohen@uri.edu

PPCR Department Administrative Assistant

Office: 255B

anna.collis@uri.edu

Professor

Office: 244C

401.273.7100 x 2405
robdufresne@uri.edu

Clinical Associate Professor

Office: 244Q

401.874.7662
ceisenhower@uri.edu

Clinical Professor

Office: 225D

401.874.7638
estus@uri.edu

Clinical Professor, Director of Experiential Education

Office: 225C

401.874.2320
bferet@uri.edu

Program Manager, Community First Responder Program

massiel@uri.edu

Coordinator, Pharmacy/Professional Experiential Programs

Office: 215B

401.874.5006
sarah_gallo@uri.edu

Data Control Clerk, Administrative and Student Support

Office: 225A

401.874.5004
cgrasso@uri.edu

Professor

Office: 244F

401.874.2734
alhume@uri.edu

Clinical Professor

Office: 295B

401.874.2641
anitaj@uri.edu

Assistant Clinical Professor

Office: 295L

Thomaskalista@uri.edu

Associate Professor

Comp Sci / PHP

401.874.2701
nkatenka@uri.edu

Associate Teaching Professor

401.874.4027
pkelly@uri.edu

Professor

Office: SSRC 138

401.874.5370
kogut@uri.edu

PHP Department Chair and Professor of Pharmacy

401.874.5560
KerryLaPlante@uri.edu

Dean and Professor

Office: 220A Avedisian Hall

401.874.5003
larrat@uri.edu

Clinical Professor

Office: 244N

401.874.5734
glemay@uri.edu

Clinical Professor Emeritus

cmac@uri.edu

Clinical Professor and Director of the Pharmacy Outreach Program

Office: 265D

401.874.9275
marcoux@uri.edu

Clinical Professor

Office: 244M

401.874.5811
matson@uri.edu

Simulation Technician

Office: 155

smaymon@uri.edu

Assistant Teaching Professor

Office: 265E

401.874.2649
meghanmccormick@uri.edu

Coordinator, Research and Outreach

Office: 255B

401.874.2734
saramitkowski@uri.edu

Clinical Assistant Professor

Office: 244R

401.874.2767
joseph.nardolillo@uri.edu

Associate Dean and Clinical Professor

Office: 215C

401.874.5522
KellyO@uri.edu

Clinical Professor

Office: 295A

401.874.7660
jaynep@uri.edu

Coordinator, Pharmacy Outreach Program

Office: 295K

401.874.7485
nramos@uri.edu

Director, Co-Curriculum and Experiential Engagement

Office: 215B

401.874.5418
estlouis@uri.edu

Professor

Office: 244K

401.273.7100 x6265
ttaveira@uri.edu

Pharmacy Technician

Northeast Rural Opioid Technical Assistance Regional Center

brad_thibodeaux@uri.edu

Coordinator, Pharmacy Outreach Program & Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor

Office: 295D

401.874.2272
ncjt@uri.edu

Associate Professor

Office: 244E

401.874.7255
avyas@uri.edu

Clinical Professor

Office: 295J

401.874.7484
kward@uri.edu

Associate Professor

Office: 265C

401.874.4547
XuerongWen@uri.edu

Pharmacy Technician

Community First Responder Program

tammy.whan@uri.edu

Mission

The Department of Pharmacy Practice and Clinical Research inspires and educates current and future pharmacists, advances research, 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 four College goal areas of Research and Outreach, Students and Partnerships, Health and Wellness, and Institutional Effectiveness, we focus our efforts to:

  • Lead the University in advancing interprofessional education with pre-licensure student providers
  • Enhance departmental graduate student education
  • Foster 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 and Clinical Research 2/15/19