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New Faculty Members

New Faculty

The Mylan School is pleased to announce and welcome three new faculty members this fall. Dr. Jacqueline Klootwyk, Dr. Branden Nemecek, and Dr. David Zimmerman joined the team.

Jacqueline M. Klootwyk, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, joined the Mylan School of Pharmacy faculty in July 2013 as an assistant professor in the Clinical, Social, and Administrative Sciences. Dr. Klootwyk graduated from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, in May 2006. After graduation, she completed an ambulatory care pharmacy residency, with an emphasis in teaching and education at Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy. Prior to joining our team, she was an assistant professor at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson School of Pharmacy in Philadelphia, PA for five years. She became board certified in pharmacotherapy (BCPS) in 2008 and in ambulatory care (BCACP) in 2012. Dr. Klootwyk is highly involved in the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association (PPA) and her clinical interests are focused in cardiovascular primary care, including dyslipidemia, hypertension, anticoagulation, and diabetes, as well as preventive and self-care issues.

Branden D. Nemecek, PharmD, BCPS. Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, joined Mylan School of Pharmacy faculty on July 1, 2013. Dr. Nemecek received his PharmD degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center and completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency followed by at Post Graduate Year 2 Residency in Internal Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC. Dr. Nemecek's current practice site is at UPMC Mercy, where he works with internal medicine inpatient services. His research interests are in endocrinology, transitions of care and effective modalities for student feedback.

David E. Zimmerman, PharmD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy, joined Mylan School of Pharmacy faculty August 1, 2013. Dr. Zimmerman is originally from Lancaster, PA and received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at the University of the Sciences. Dr. Zimmerman went on to complete his PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and a PGY2 in emergency medicine at Maimonides Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Zimmerman currently works as an Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacist at UPMC Mercy. His research interests include pain management in the ED, implementation of pharmacy services, and clinical pharmacokinetics.

Their expertise in pharmacy practice adds to the depth of experiential education our school continues to offer.

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