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Pamela Hucko Koerner, B.S., Pharm.D., B.C.P.S.

Assistant Professor
Mylan School of Pharmacy
Clinical, Social and Admin Sciences

315 Bayer
Phone: 412.396.6372

Education:

Pharm.D., Pharmacy, Duquesne University, 1998
B.S., Pharmacy, Duquesne University, 1997
Bio

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Research

Dr. Koerner's primary research interest revolves around the high cost, high risk disease states at Walgreens Specialty.  These, to date, have included multiple sclerosis, hepatitis C and oral oncology.  In addition, scholarship of teaching has been conducted in innovative course design in the areas of the pediatric concentration and drug literature evaluation. 

Scholarship

Grants/Contracts
$4000 - Duquesne University Academic Learning Outcomes Assessment Mini Grant

Publications

Elliott J, Koerner P, Heasley J, et al. The Impact of Elective Active-Learning Courses in Pregnancy/Lactation
and Pediatric Pharmacotherapy. Amer J Pharm Edu 2012;76(2):Article 26.

Elliott J, Koerner P. Development and Implementation of a Pediatrics Concentration. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Annual Meeting. Am J Pharm Edu 2011;75(5): Article 105 [abstract].

Koerner P, Elliott J. Utilization of a WIKI to Enhance Student Learning within an Elective Pediatric Course.  American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Annual Meeting. Am J Pharm Edu 2011;75(5): Article 105 [abstract].

Koerner P, Lassila H, Tomko R. Systematic Approach to the Delivery of a Drug Literature Evaluation Course.  American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Annual Meeting. Am J Pharm Edu 2011;75(5): Article 105 [abstract].

Koerner P, Astle J. Incorporation of Preceptor Development into the Required Community APPE Rotations. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Annual Meeting. Am J Pharm Edu 2011;75(5): 105 [abstract].

Studnicki L, Koerner P, Lassila H, Miller R, DeRose S. The Impact of a Depression Screening Assessment on the Adherence Rate of Multiple Sclerosis Medications in a Specialty Pharmacy Setting. Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) 2011 Annual Meeting and Showcase. AMCP Annual Meeting Guide and Abstracts.

Heasley J, Ogurchak J, Mattei T, Padden J, Koerner P.  A Novel Approach to Teaching Life-Long Learning. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Annual Meeting. Am J Pharm Edu 2010;74(5): Article 96 [abstract].

Runyon A, Skomo M, Koerner P, O-Neil C. Continuing Professional Development: Pharmacist Providing Smoking Cessation Brief Intervention Program.  ACCP/ESCP International Congress on Clinical Pharmacy.  Pharmacotherapy 2009;29:75e [abstract].

Presentations

APhA Certification Program: Pharmaceutical Care for Patients with Diabetes
Pittsburgh, PA - May 8, 2012

Sevin A, Stewart M, Hampson K, Elliott J, Koerner P. Impact of a Student-Implemented Patient Education Campaign.  Poster presentation at the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) Annual Meeting - To be presented October 18, 2011: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (national forum, competitive review) 

Studnicki L, Koerner P, Miller R.  Examining Utilization Patterns of Patients Receiving Oral Therapy For Multiple Sclerosis (MS).  Poster presentation at the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) Annual Meeting - To be presented October 18, 2011: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (national forum, competitive review)

Koerner P, Astle J. Incorporation of Preceptor Development into the Required Community APPE Rotations. Poster presentation at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Summer Meeting. San Antonio, Texas - July 11, 2011 (national forum, competitive review)

Koerner P, Lassila H, Tomko R. Systematic Approach to the Delivery of a Drug Literature Evaluation Course. Poster presentation at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Summer Meeting. San Antonio, Texas - July 11, 2011 (national forum, competitive review)

Koerner P, Elliott J. Utilization of a WIKI to Enhance Student Learning within an Elective Pediatric Course. Poster presentation at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Summer Meeting. San Antonio, Texas - July 11, 2011 (national forum, competitive review)

Elliott J, Koerner P. Development and Implementation of a Pediatrics Concentration. Poster presentation at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)  Summer Meeting. San Antonio, Texas - July 10, 2011 (national forum, competitive review)

Studnicki L, Koerner, P, Lassila H, Miller R, DeRose S. The Impact of a Depression Screening Assessment on the Adherence Rate of Multiple Sclerosis Medications in a Specialty Pharmacy Setting. Poster presentation at the AMCP Annual Meeting.  Minneapolis, Minnesota - April 29, 2011 (national forum, competitive review); Poster presentation at the Second Annual AAPS Pittsburgh Chapters Student Research Symposium.  October 2010. (regional forum)

Connor A, Watson R, Bubnask A, Mrozek S, Koerner P, Padden E. Analysis of Student Pharmacist Interventions to Improve Medication Adherence in the Community Setting. Poster presentation at the Second Annual AAPS Pittsburgh Chapters Student Research Symposium.  October 2010. (regional forum); Poster presentation at the Pennsylvania Pharmacist Association (PPA) Annual Conference, Mars, PA.  October 1, 2010. (regional forum)

Heasley J, Ogurchak J, Mattei T, Padden J, Koerner P.  A Novel Approach to Teaching Life-Long Learning. Poster presentation at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Annual Meeting.  Seattle, Washington - July 2010. (national forum, competitive review)

Schwab M, Harrison J, D-Antonio N, Padden J, Koerner P.  Development and Implementation of Multiple Interventions to Improve Medication Adherence in the Community Setting. 

Poster presentation at the Pennsylvania Pharmacist Association (PPA) Annual Conference, Lancaster, PA.  October 2, 2009. (regional forum)

Poster presentation at the First Annual AAPS Pittsburgh Chapters Student Research Symposium.  October 2009. (regional forum)

Runyon A, Skomo M, Koerner P, O-Neil C. Continuing Professional Development: Pharmacist Provided Smoking Cessation Brief Intervention Program.

Poster presentation at the ACCP/ESCP International Congress on Clinical Pharmacy.  Orlando, Florida - April 2009 (national forum, competitive review)

Ambulatory PRN - Platform Presentation, ACCP/ESCP International Congress on Clinical Pharmacy.  Orlando, Florida - April 2009 (national forum, competitive review)

The Pennsylvania Project: Pharmacists-Delivered Patient Care: Patient Care Skills and Practice Development.

Annual PA Pharmacists Meeting.  Four Point Sheraton, Cranberry, PA - September 30, 2010

Courses

PHPR 448 Pharmacy Practice: Drug Literature Evaluation (coursemaster)
PHPR 483 Medication Use in Pregnancy and Lactation (coursemaster)
PHIN 423 Abilities-Based Learning Experiences - ABLE  (coursemaster)
PHPR 482 Pediatric Pharmacotherapy: A Focus on Ambulatory Care
PHPR 478 Seminar on Current Practice Guidelines in Ambulatory Care
PHEX 407 Continuous Professional Development (CPD) VII
PHEXP471-475 Clinical Experiential Rotation: Ambulatory Care

Honors/Awards

2012 - Duquesne University Creative Teaching Award