Profiles

"Approached as a process, entrepreneurship is not some chance event pursued by a select few, but becomes a manageable event that can be pursued by anyone."
-Morris et. al. "Towards integration: understanding entrepreneurship through frameworks" Entrepreneurship and Innovation, February 2001.
 
The DELTA Rx Institute features profiles of innovative people, practices, and organizations that have displayed entrepreneurial leadership in their initiatives. A profile describes the opportunity, the obstacles, the successes and the failures of the people who undertook the venture. The DELTA Rx Institute outlines profiles following the framework of the entrepreneurial process.
"The framework consists of six stages. The first two, opportunity identification and business concept development, represent the ideation phase of the process the entrepreneur is attempting to identify patterns or forces in the environment that represent profit potential, and to develop a creative means of capitalizing on that potential. The remaining stages are concerned with implementation. Thus, the entrepreneur assesses and acquires the necessary resources, implements the concept, manages the business, and eventually harvests the venture." Morris et al. "Towards integration: understanding entrepreneurship through frameworks" Entrepreneurship and Innovation. February 2001.
Through Profiles the DELTA Rx Institute strives to develop your spirit of change and innovation in pharmacy.
 
 


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Profile List:
 
Pharmacy Innovators
Pharmacy Ownership

Frank Cable
Clinical & Hospital Pharmacies

Dick Hartig Angela Boord
Felix Gallagher Matt Hubble
Jennifer Fix DeeAnn Wedemeyer-Oleson
Jennifer Musick Geoff Wall 
Larry Mayhew  Richard Wenzel 
Sue Horton
Warren Narducci
Miscellaneous Management

Chad Ronnebaum (Product

Development )                                             

Charles Peterson
David Sohl (Navy Pharmacist) Josh Feldmann
Todd Sorenson (Academia)
Tony Mariano (Product Development)  

William Schmitt (Product Development)

 

Mark Williams


   

Community

Megan Friedrich


DELTA Rx Team 
Advisory Board Members  
Brad Tice  
Brian Reisetter  
Timothy Johnson  
Jill Haug  
Michael Morris 
Rick Knudson
Lisa Ploehn
 
   
   
   
   
 
 
 
 


Profile of a Pharmacy Innovator: Megan Friedrich

by DELTARx

Dr. Friedrich embodies entrepreneurial leadership through her commitment to the idea that any pharmacy practice can be clinical, and she incorporates this belief into her practice. As a pharmacist and a preceptor, Dr. Friedrich hopes to share this philosophy with students so they can advocate for positive change within the profession. Currently she is in the process of implementing several new programs in her practice to improve the level of patient care provided.

 

 
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Profile of a Pharmacy Innovator: Jennifer Hughes

by DELTARx

Jennifer Hughes, PharmD, currently co-operates the Professional Compounding Center of Iowa. PCCI, a compounding only pharmacy, non-sterile and low risk compounds. Jennifer works closely with women on hormone balance with bioidentical hormone replacement, as well as working with adrenal, thyroid, and insulin products.

 

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Profile of a Pharmacy Innovator - Lee Ori

by Lee Ori
Dr. Lee Ori is currently a pharmacist at Trilogy Health Care, a specialty compounding pharmacy in St. Louis. The pharmacy was opened in 2003 and was originally Specialty Pharmacy of St. Louis, a compounding only, cash only retail pharmacy. Now Trilogy Health Care and Dr. Ori offer many innovative services to help patients receive excellent patient care.
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Profile of a Pharmacy Innovator: Norrie Thomas

by DELTARx
In this profile Norrie Thomas, a managed care pharmacist, discusses her “pursuit of pharmacy” through several unique positions in the field. She also shares how she developed companies such as Manchester Square Group and Pharmacy Outcomes Enhancement Technology (POET) in her efforts to further the profession.
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Weaver Medal Recipient: Melissa Corrigan

by DELTARx

After graduating from Drake University in 1989, Melissa Murer Corrigan chose a unique career path as she explored various aspects of pharmacy.  On April 21, 2010 Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences presented her with the college’s highest honor: the Weaver Medal of Honor. 

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Profile of a Pharmacy Innovator: Lisa Ploehn

by DELTARx

 Lisa Ploehn is the current owner of Main at Locust Pharmacy Clinic and Medical Supplies, as well as Main Healthcare Extended Care Pharmacy, Freedom Pharmacy, and Main Compounding Pharmacy.  Following graduation from the University of Nebraska College of Pharmacy with her PharmD, Lisa moved to Iowa to take over the family business. She created a new mission statement that focused on providing quality care to the customers and their families. Lisa has emphasized the importance of putting people first, always maintaining the values established by the business.

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Profile of an Entrepreneurial Leader: Frank Cable

by DELTARx
Frank Cable is the recipient of the 2012 Ken Wurster Community Leadership Award and owner of South Sacramento Leadership Pharmacy. He currently serves as president of Leaders Pharmacies.
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Profile of a Pharmacy Innovator: Iqbal I. Atcha B.S., R.Ph., M.B.A.

by DELTARx

Iqbal Atcha has shown entrepreneurial leadership through his many outstanding positions and endeavors. He is a current member of the National Pharmaceutical Association (NPhA) and the American Pharmaceutical Association (APhA) and serves on the DELTA Rx Institute Advisory Board for Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Science.

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Profile of a Pharmacy Innovator: Matt Hubble

by DELTARx

As a pharmacist working in one of only forty-two Emergency Rooms across the country that currently employ pharmacists, Matt Hubble is working to expand the role of pharmacy in new and innovative ways.  In our interview with him, Dr. Hubble details how he chose this demanding and ground-breaking career path, challenges he has faced and continues to face, as well as advice for other pharmacists hoping to follow in his footsteps.

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The Play by Play of Sports Medicine Compounding - Mark Williams and The Compounding Pharmacy

by DELTARx

Mark Williams, a pharmacy technician from Hickory, North Carolina, has helped The Compounding Pharmacy, where he is currently employed, go the distance in the field of sports medicine compounding.  The techniques Compounding Pharmacy has used to get in the game of sports medicine compounding and stay in it are innovative, and they have had great success in such a competitive and unique field.

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Profile of a Pharmacy Innovator: Michael Morris

by DELTARx
Dr. Morris was recently appointed the N. Malone Mitchell Chain in Entrepreneurship at Oklahoma State University. With this position he serves as the head of the OSU Department of Entrepreneurship. He also holds the Witting Chair in Entrepreneurship at OSU.
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Profile of a Pharmacy Innovator: Richard Wenzel

by DELTARx

Dr. Wenzel established an innovative headache clerkship for PharmD candidates, as well as for pharmacy residents. The knowledge and encouragement he provides to his rotations students earned him the Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences “Preceptor of the Year” award in 2005.

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Profile of a Pharmacy Innovator: David Sohl

by DELTARx
From the day Lieutenant David Sohl entered pharmacy school, he knew that the traditional pharmacist career was not for him. Now, currently a Pharmacy Naval Officer in Corpus Christi, TX, Lt. Sohl has taken the profession to different depths, literally. The tragedy on 9/11 inspired a great deal of patriotism in the US, including Lt. Sohl himself. It was also the pivotal moment that spurred his interest in pursuing the military as a career. His valuable skills in motivation and guidance could not be contained behind the counter.
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Profile of a Pharmacy Innovator: Felix Gallagher

by DELTARx
Felix Gallagher, PharmD
President
PharmServ Solutions, LLC
Johnston, IA


PharmServ was established as a preferred supplier to industry clients that depend on the skill, training, and expertise of licensed pharmacists. Felix Gallagher and the Adams’ are proof that being prepared when opportunity knocks is more than just coincidence. It's a matter of planning for the unknown, being willing to take a calculated risk, and partnering with the people who share that spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship
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Profile of an Entrepreneurial Leader: Lorraine S. DeCesare

by DELTARx
Lorraine S. DeCesare, president of LSD3, is the very definition of an entrepreneurial leader and pharmaceutical innovator.  She has worked in clinical research for over thirty years and currently runs her own clinical research consulting company that works with pharmaceutical manufacturers across the country.
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Profile of a Pharmacy Innovator: Larry Mayhew

by DELTARx
Larry Mayhew, R.Ph.
President and Owner
Professional Pharmacy, Inc.
Phoenix, AZ


It took entrepreneurial effort and many years for Mr. Mayhew to be an extraordinary pharmacy owner. 
He was not only challenged and rewarded in his professional career, but his entrepreneurial goals were achieved.  He was innovative in his approach and the various journeys he has traveled has permitted others to follow in his footsteps and discover success.  Larry Mayhew is a remarkable example of entrepreneurial leadership.
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Profile of a Pharmacy Entrepreneur: Jennifer Fix

by DELTARx
Jennifer Fix, BS, MBA, RPh
Owner
Medicine Shoppe
Haltom City, TX


Recently it was announced that Jennifer Fix is the recipient this year for the Good Government Pharmacist-of-the Year Award. The award recognizes an individual pharmacist who actively contributes to the community through his or her voluntary involvement in the political process. It is presented to an individual who has raised the profession’s awareness of the political process, improved the pharmacy profession and the political process, as well as improved service and education to patients. The award is sponsored by the APhA Political Action Committee (APhA-PAC) and will be presented to Jennifer at the APhA Annual Meeting and Exposition in Atlanta, Georgia, March 16-19, 2007.

 

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Profile of an Innovator: Brian Reisetter

by DELTARx

Brian Reisetter, R.Ph, MBA, Ph.D.

Partner

Medical Marketing Economics, LLC

Oxford, MS

 

Taking advantage of his broad background including experience in community pharmacy practice, hospital pharmacy practice and pharmaceutical sales, Brian teamed with a group of pharmacy and health care specialists to form a consulting firm: Medical Marketing Economics, LLC. A leader in pharmaceutical value-based marketing, MME is an excellent example of pharmacy entrepreneurial leadership. 

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Profile of an Entrepreneur: Chad Ronnebaum

by DELTARx

Chad Ronnebaum, Pharmacist

AlcoHAWK and Q3 Innovations


Chad Ronnebaum, a 1999 pharmacy graduate from the University of Iowa demonstrated the DELTA Rx principles of entrepreneurial leadership through the development of the AlcoHAWK series and Q3 Innovations (personal blood alcohol analyzers). Here are some insights to how he got started.

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Patient Care Exchange Featuring
Warren Narducci

by The Journal of the Iowa Pharmacy Association
The Patient Care Exchange feature of your IPA Journal is intended to provide the opportunity to learn how your colleagues are advancing patient care in their practice. This feature provides a forum to identify challenges and to brainstorm solutions to barriers that may hinder the provision of patient care services.
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Rex the Talking Rx Bottle

by DELTARx
Tony Mariano, Pharmacist
Rex Talking Bottles
Albany, New York

What does a pharmacist do when s/he has a friend or patient end up in the hospital after experiencing a problem with taking medications incorrectly? If that pharmacist is an entrepreneurial leader like Tony, he develops a product to help solve a patient problem so that others do not end up in the hospital from a similar situation.
This profile is an interview with Tony Mariano, inventor of Rex Talking Bottles.
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Profile of an Innovator: Jennifer Musick

by DELTARx
Jennifer Musick, PharmD
Co-owner
Health Solutions, Inc.
Cedar Rapids, IA


“By the time I finished residency I had a drive and hunger for wanting to do something different and I learned you had to have a good business plan.” Entrepreneurs Jennifer Musick and Amy Moet opened Health Solutions Inc. in June 2004. As a service-based pharmacy they have taken on a unique challenge to offer medication and disease management, health screenings, and education services to their patients through out of pocket payments and contracts with area employers without the income from traditional dispensing pharmacy.
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Timothy Johnson: Profile of a Creative Entrepreneurial Leader

by DELTARx

Timothy Johnson

Chief Accomplishment Officer

Carpe Factum, Inc.

 

Timothy L. Johnson is the Chief Accomplishment Officer of Carpe Factum, Inc (formerly Delta Project Solutions, Inc).  He teaches MBA classes and acts as a consultant on project management issues, allowing him to delve into both practice and theory.  Timothy is the author of several books including Race Through the Forest – A Project Management Fable and GUST: The “Tale” Wind of Office Politics, he is also the author of numerous professional articles.  Timothy has a large client base which includes Harley-Davidson Motorcycles, Teva Neuroscience, Wells Fargo, and Principal Financial Group.

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William H. Schmitt: Profile of a Product Innovator

by DELTARx
William H. Schmitt is the Vice President of Research and Development at Phoenix Brands, the most rapidly growing home care company in North America.  He has had a long and successful career in the home care/personal care industry, and has worked with many groups of researchers to reach new heights of product innovation.
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Profile of a Pharmacy Innovator: Rick Knudson

by DELTARx
Rick Knudson, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Premier Consulting Services


Rick Knudson is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist with Premier Consulting Services, a subdivision of Premier, Inc.  Rick provides consultative services to hospital and health care systems to identify opportunities to improve cost-effective theraputic interventions in supply chain management and medical utilization.
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Profile of an ASHP Innovator: Jill Haug

by DELTARx

Jill L. Haug, Pharm.D., M.B.A.

Director, ASHP New Practitioners Forum

 

As Director of the New Practitioners Forum, Dr. Haug guides the strategic planning and coordinates all activities of this vital membership component group.  She is responsible for facilitating the active participation and involvement of new practitioners within ASHP.  She developed the ASHP Mentor Exchange and is a co-author of a book targeting the new practitioner audience, “Survival Strategies for Your New Career.”  Dr. Haug was instrumental in coordinating ASHP’s first conference for new practitioners, “Great eXpectations.”

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Profile of Entrepreneurial Leadership:
Outcomes Pharmaceutical Health Care

by DELTARx
Tom Halterman, CEO
Patty Kumbera, COO
Outcomes Pharmaceutical Health Care
Des Moines, Iowa


Medication Therapy Management (MTM) is the buzz of the year in the pharmacy community. Medicare Part D opened the door to these services when the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003 was passed. However, a group of entrepreneurial Iowa pharmacists saw this trend coming long ago. While many pharmacists are still wondering what MTM can mean for them, one group of pharmacists is far ahead of the curve.
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Profile of an Academic Entrepreneurial Leader:
Todd Sorensen

by DELTARx
Todd Sorenson, PharmD
Associate Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Care & Health Systems
Director, Residency Programs
University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy


As a faculty member at the University of Minnesota, Todd Sorensen and his colleagues pursue entrepreneurial opportunities every day. Since the mid-1990s faculty in Midwest colleges of pharmacy have been studying the declining trend of rural pharmacies. At the University of Minnesota they are particularly focused on rural communities where the sole proprietor of an independently owned pharmacy is nearing retirement. The faculty at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy consider this an opportunity to pursue innovative care relationships. The goal of their initiative is to preserve access to pharmaceuticals and pharmacists in rural Minnesota.
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Profile of an Innovator:
Josh Feldmann and the Mercy Family Pharmacies

by DELTARx
Josh Feldmann, PharmD
Pharmacy Manager
Taylor Pharmacy, a Mercy Family Pharmacy
Iowa


Mercy Family Pharmacies in northeast Iowa developed a successful model of patient care services through the Iowa Pharmaceutical Case Management (PCM) program. Approximately 400 Iowa PCM eligible patients receive care by one of Mercy’s eight pharmacists, and they boast a 95% response rate from physicians on interventions with 85% acceptance. Josh Feldman, manager of Taylor Pharmacy, a Mercy Family Pharmacy, leads the team in participation with PCM and marketing to private pay organizations.
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Profile of an Entrepreneurial Leader:
Dick Hartig, Chief Executive Officer, Hartig Drug Stores

by DELTARx
Richard (Dick) Hartig, RPh, MBA
Chief Executive Officer
Hartig Drug Stores
Dubuque, Iowa


Dick Hartig is the Chief Executive Officer and owner of Hartig Drug Stores, the nation’s second oldest family owned drug store chain. Hartig Drug was founded in 1904 by Dick’s grandfather, A.J. Hartig and subsequently run by Dick’s parents, Ken and Helen. As a third generation pharmacist, Dick was inspired to leave home and continue his education beyond his bachelor’s degree in pharmacy. Fate however intervened after the unexpected death of his father and Dick returned home to northeast Iowa to work in the family’s pharmacies.
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Profile of a Corporate Entrepreneur:
Geoff Wall, PharmD & Iowa Methodist Medical Center

by DELTARx
Geoff Wall, PharmD
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Iowa Methodist Medical Center
Des Moines, Iowa


Through collaboration with other hospital specialists Dr. Geoff Wall has successfully implemented a pharmacist run penicillin allergy skin testing program. Through the use of Pre-Pen® (benzylpenicilloyl polylysine), penicillin G, histamine and saline they have perfected the technique to identify a patient’s reaction to the metabolite of penicillin that is responsible for most dangerous allergic reactions to penicillin. This testing reopens the arsenal in situations where penicillin or a derivative is the best treatment option.
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Profile of an Entrepreneurial Leader: Dean Charles Peterson

by DELTARx
Dr. Charles D. Peterson
Dean, Professor, and Principle Investigator/Director
North Dakota Telepharmacy Project
North Dakota State University
College of Pharmacy
Fargo, ND


In the state of North Dakota approximately two-thirds of the counties are designated as frontier. With such scare population and limited opportunity to fill prescriptions one can see why ten to fifteen communities in North Dakota were facing the loss of their pharmacy. Seeing this trend and with concern for the citizens they protect, the North Dakota Board of Pharmacy granted a telepharmacy pilot project for the medically underserved, communities that lacked pharmacy services or were about to lose those services.
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Profile of a Clinical Academic Innovator: Angela Tice

by DELTARx
Angela Tice Pharm.D.
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Drake University
Clinical Specialist
Iowa Heart Center
West Des Moines, Iowa


Dr. Tice is developing a cardiology clinic based patient care practice. Along with the team of physicians, and nurses, Dr. Tice and Drake University pharmacy students educate patients on healthy lifestyles, review medications, and offer assistance in smoking cessation.
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Profile of a Corporate Entrepreneur: Angela Boord PharmD & Iowa Lutheran Hospital Pharmacy Team

by DELTARx
Angela Boord, PharmD
Education Pharmacist
Transitional Care Unit
Iowa Lutheran Hospital
Des Moines, Iowa


The Iowa Lutheran Hospital Pharmacy Team's innovation in patient care is evident in their Transitional Care Unit where pharmacists round daily, review each patient, and have a 90% approval rating of interventions.
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Profile of an Entrepreneurial Leader: Sue Horton

by DELTARx
Sue Horton, RPh
Owner
Central Iowa Compounding
Urbandale, Iowa


Central Iowa Compounding, owned by Sue Horton, is an innovative practice specializing in bioidentical hormone preparation and other compounded prescription products.
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Profile of a Community Outreach Entrepreneur:
DeeAnn Wedemeyer-Oleson

by DELTARx
DeeAnn Wedemeyer Oleson, PharmD, CGP
Director of Pharmacy
Diabetes Education Instructor
Guthrie County Hospital
Guthrie Center, Iowa


When DeeAnn came to Guthrie County Hospital the pharmacy department consisted of a part-time community pharmacist as a consultant. Now the practice is flourishing with two full time pharmacist positions who provide both inpatient and outpatient services.
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Profile of a Clinical Academic Innovator: Carrie Koenigsfeld

by DELTARx
Carrie Foust Koenigsfeld, PharmD
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Lakeview Internal Medicine
West Des Moines, Iowa


Dr. Koenigsfeld is a Drake University faculty member developing a practice at Lakeview Medical Center in West Des Moines, Iowa.
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The DELTA Rx Institute:
Brad Tice, Academic Innovator

by DELTARx
Brad Tice, PharmD, PMP; Chief Clinical Officer, PharmMD Solutions, LLC; Brentwood, TN
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The Delta Rx Institute:
Robert Soltis, Academic Innovator

by DELTARx

Robert Soltis, PhD, Professor of Pharmacology and Chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

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The DeltaRx Institute:
Charles Phillips, Academic Innovator

by DELTARx
Charles Phillips, PhD, Associate Professor of Social and Administrative Sciencese and Assistant Dean of Assessment at Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
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Delta Rx Institute:
Dr. Sally Haack, Academic Innovator

by DELTARx
Dr. Sally Haack, PharmD, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.
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The DELTA Rx Institute:
Dr. Pramod Mahajan, Academic Innovator

by DELTARx
Dr. Pramod Mahajan is an Associate Professor of Pharmacology in the Pharmaceutical Sciences Department at Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.
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The DELTA Rx Institute:
Raylene Rospond, Academic Innovator

by DELTARx
Raylene Rospond, BS, PharmD Dean Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
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The DELTA Rx Institute:
Renae Chesnut, Academic Innovator

by DELTARx
Renae Chesnut, BS, MBA, EdD Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
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The DELTA Rx Institute:
Denise Soltis, Academic Innovator

by DELTARx
Denise Soltis, BS, RPh Experiential Education Director and Instructor of Pharmacy Practice Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
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The DELTA Rx Institute:
Erik Maki, Academic Innovator

by DELTARx
Erik Maki, PharmD Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
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The DELTA Rx Institute:
Kathryn Schott, Administrative Innovator

by DELTARx

Kathryn Schott, Academic Support Specialist for Preceptor Development

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The Delta Rx Institute:
Danielle Kennedy, PharmD Candidate and Student Innovator

by DELTARx
Danielle Kennedy, PharmD Candidate, Delta Rx Team Member
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Delta Rx Institute:
Rachel Baier, PharmD Candidate and Student Innovator

by DELTARx
Rachel Baier, PharmD Candidate, Member of DELTA Rx Team
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Delta Rx Institute:
Amanda Weber, PharmD Candidate and Student Innovator

by DELTARx
Amanda Weber, PharmD Candidate, Participant in Delta Rx Summer Intern Program
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