Gale E. Garmong, PharmD

Assistant Professor
School of Pharmacy
Division of Pharmacy Practice

Bayer 314
Phone: 412.396.2369
garmongg@duq.edu

Education:

Pharm.D., Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM), 2014
PGY1, Community Practice, University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy & Rite Aid, 2015
Bio

Dr. Garmong graduated with his PharmD from the LECOM School of Pharmacy at Erie in 2014 and completed a community practice residency with the University of Pittsburgh and Rite Aid Pharmacy from 2014-15. During his residency, in addition to his community pharmacy patient care and management experiences, he was a member of interprofessional teams at a family health center and a free clinic. Dr. Garmong has experience practicing in traditional dispensing roles, as well as with providing MTM, transitions-of-care, immunization, and medication synchronization services, in traditional- and independent-chain community pharmacies. He is a trained pharmacist provider within the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Care Network (PPCN) and is a coach for the national "Flip the Pharmacy" program, which aims to guide pharmacies through practice transformation to move "beyond filling prescriptions at a moment in time, to caring for patients over time".

Dr. Garmong's scholarly interests include interprofessional collaboration and implementation of enhanced services within community pharmacy. He is passionate about educating and mentoring student pharmacists by creating experiences that help them envision and grow professionally toward their future as collaborative, value-driven practitioners, servant-leaders, and advocates.

Courses
PharmD Program
  • PHBA 310 – The American Health Care System
  • PHPR 300 – Pharmacy Calculations
  • PHPR 342W – Pharmacy Practice II: Patient Care Skills II
  • PHPR 479 – Clinical Preparation for Community Pharmacy Practice
  • PHPR 489 – Branding of Clinical Community Practice
Certificate Programs
Presentations
Keynote Addresses

Rho Chi Society - Gamma Tau Chapter Induction Ceremony. 2017 Jan 7; Erie, PA.

Redbank Valley High School Commencement Ceremony. 2016 May 25; New Bethlehem, PA.

ACPE-accredited Continuing Education Programs:

Garmong G. The (Hopefully) Bloodless Battle for Safe Use of DOACs. PPA 2019 Mid-Year Conference. 2019 Jan 26; Gettysburg, PA.
*Also presented as encore PPA CE Webinar. 2019 Aug 12.

Garmong G. Expedition for Value: Developing community pharmacy services. PPA CE Webinar. 2018 Aug 10.

Maher RL, Garmong GE. Starting your new expedition - The trials and tribulations of implementing a clinical service in your community pharmacy. PPA 2017 Annual Conference. 2017 Sept 23; Pocono Manor, PA.

Maher RL, Garmong GE. "One does not simply walk" out of the hospital: community pharmacy collaborating to ensure safe transitions of care. PPA 2016 Mid-Year Conference. 2016 Jan 31; Harrisburg, PA.

Antinopoulos BC, Garmong GE. Building professional relationships: student & new practitioner perspectives on the roles of pharmacist preceptors & mentors. PPA 2015 Mid-Year Conference. 2015 Feb 20; Harrisburg, PA.

Garmong GE, Antinopoulos BC. Two clinical pearls: "One does not simply" discharge a patient: discharge models incorporating community pharmacists to promote safe transitions of care & How to save a life: naloxone for the treatment of opioid overdose. UPMC Pharmacy Grand Rounds. 2015 Feb 18; Pittsburgh, PA.

Garmong G, Mills C, DeBias D. The safe use of canagliflozin. Patient safety updates for pharmacists and technicians, a continuing education seminar by The Northwestern Chapter of the Pennsylvania Society of Health-system Pharmacists. 2014 Mar 27; Erie, PA.

Additional Presentations

Cippel M, Garmong G. Medication Synchronization Pearls. PPCN Coffee & Conversation Webinar. 2019 Oct 2.

Garmong G. Patient Case Presentation. PPCN Coffee & Conversation Webinar. 2019 May 29.

Garmong G. Implementation Strategies & Importance of Follow-up. PPCN Coffee & Conversation Webinar. 2018 Nov 28.

Sulkowski K, Andrick B, Bombatch C, Garmong G, Hoang K. Exploring the Life of a New Practitioner (panel discussion). PPA 2017 Annual Conference. 2017 Sept 23; Pocono Manor, PA.

Garmong GE, Bacci JL, Berenbrok LA, McGrath SH, Ossman KL, Abraham OK, McGivney MS. Impact of community pharmacist coaching on targeted medication review completion rates. PPA 2016 Mid-Year Conference. 2016 Jan 31; Harrisburg, PA.
*Previously presented at UPMC Research Day. 2015 Jun 18; Pittsburgh, PA.

Garmong G (facilitator). Tech-check-tech initiatives: opportunities and challenges for community pharmacists. "Colleagues in Consultation Luncheon" discussion at: PPA 2014 Mid-Year Conference. 2014 Jan 25; Bedford, PA.

Garmong G (facilitator). The meaning & importance of professionalism in pharmacy practice & education. "Colleagues in Consultation Luncheon" discussion at: PPA 2013 Mid-Year Conference. 2013 Jan 26; Camp Hill, PA.

Service
  • Practice Transformation Coach – Flip the Pharmacy Team PPCN [Competitive funding awarded to team]
  • Fundraising Chair – PPA Educational Foundation Board of Directors
  • Peer Reviewer – Pennsylvania Pharmacist Journal
  • PPA Health Policy Committee
  • PPA CE Moderator
Scholarship
Research Interests
  • Interprofessional Collaboration & Implementation of Enhanced Services in Community Pharmacy
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Research Funded

Impact of community pharmacist coaching on targeted medication review completion rates. Primary investigator. Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association Educational Foundation. 2015

Abstracts/Posters

Kincman JM, Maher R, Lightfoot M, Hamm M, Garmong G, Weiner DK, Reynolds CF, Karp JF. PREDICTOR: Pharmacy Identification And Primary Care Intervention Of Older Adults At Risk For Suicide. University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry Research Day. 2019 Jun 13; Pittsburgh, PA.

Garmong GE, Bacci JL, Berenbrok LA, McGrath SH, Ossman KL, Odukoya OK, McGivney MS. Impact of community pharmacist coaching on targeted medication review completion rates. APhA Annual Meeting & Exposition. 2015 Mar; San Diego, CA.

Covey AD, Garmong GE, Patel MA, Stull AM, Scholl JD. The use of a standardized screening tool to communicate gaps in care in patients with diabetes: An ambulatory care practice model initiative and economic analysis. Poster presentation at: The 49th ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exposition. 2014 Dec 8; Anaheim, CA.

Covey AD, Garmong GE, Patel MA, Stull AM, Scholl JD. The use of a standardized screening tool to communicate gaps in care in patients with diabetes: An ambulatory care practice model initiative and economic analysis. Poster presentation at: PPA 2014 Mid-Year Conference. 2014 Jan 25; Bedford, PA.

Covey AD, Garmong GE, Patel MA, Stull AM, Scholl JD. The use of a standardized screening tool to communicate gaps in care in patients with diabetes: An ambulatory care practice model initiative and economic analysis. Poster presentation at: PSHP 45th Annual Assembly. 2013 Oct 24; Erie, PA.

Publications

Garmong G. Q & A: Pharmacists and mental health. Quiet Storm Literary Magazine [Internet]. 27 Aug 2018. Available from: https://www.quietstormlitmag.com/blog/q-a-pharmacists-and-mental-health.

[Contributor] Renner HM, Carroll JC, Coley KC, Hunt S, McLinden M, Antinopoulos B, McGivney MS. Pharmacist-Prescriber Collaboration Toolkit. University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy; 2018. Available from: https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.papharmacists.com/resource/resmgr/ppcn/collaboration_toolkit.pdf.

Garmong GE, Bacci JL, Berenbrok LA, McGrath SH, Ossman KL, Abraham O, Knass BA, McGivney MS. PPA Foundation grant: final report (Impact of community pharmacist coaching on targeted medication review completion rates). Pennsylvania Pharmacist. 2016 Sept/Oct: 28.

Garmong GE. I'm here for my flu shot, can my child get one as well? Pharmacists Care Blog [Internet]. Harrisburg, PA: Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association; 2015 Jul 16.