FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, April 20, 2012
Contact: Leah Clark Payne, Public Affairs Director, Schools of Pharmacy and Medicine, 304-691-1713
Trio of pharmacy educators joins faculty at Marshall University School of Pharmacy
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Three new faculty members have been hired at the School of Pharmacy at Marshall University, Dr. Kevin Yingling, dean of the school, announced today.
“We are thrilled to welcome our new educators to Marshall,” Yingling said. “We continue to build an excellent pharmacy program at Marshall University and the addition of these new faculty members is certainly an asset.”
Chris Gillette, Ph.D., who received his doctoral degree from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, will serve as an assistant professor of pharmacy administration. He completed his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at High Point University in North Carolina.
Gillette received a $30,000 grant for his dissertation topic, “The effect of risk and side effect communication on asthma medication adherence,” and will teach provider-patient communication.
In addition, two clinical professors have joined the faculty. They will serve as clinical pharmacists in internal medicine and cardiology at St. Mary’s Medical Center and will also teach students in their areas of expertise and on clinical rotations.
James “Aaron” Sizemore, who completed his doctor of pharmacy degree at the University of Kentucky in 2011, is finishing a pharmacy residency at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville, Ky.
Justin Williams, who completed his doctor of pharmacy degree at West Virginia University in 2011, is finishing a pharmacy residency at St. Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York, N.Y.
The Marshall University School of Pharmacy will welcome its inaugural class in August 2012.
Photos: Extensive renovations continue in the Robert W. Coon Medical Education Building, where the Marshall University School of Pharmacy is located. The School will welcome its inaugural class in August 2012. The photos are of a future conference room, located just inside the main entrance, and a hallway on the first floor. Marshall University photos by Rick Haye.