Office: 5411 Salk Hall, 3501 Terrace St, 15261
Melissa A. Somma McGivney, PharmD, FCCP, FAPhAAssociate Dean for Community Partnerships,Professor, Pharmacy and Therapeutics
Dr. McGivney is committed to advancing pharmacist-provided patient care in the community.
She serves as a founding member of the Pennsylvania Pharmacist Care Network (PPCN), a Community Pharmacy Enhanced Services Network (CPESN) of over 190 community pharmacies in Pennsylvania, where she leads the research and quality improvement initiatives. Dr. McGivney also directs the PittPharmacy Community Leadership and Innovation in Practice (CLIP) Center that serves as the home to faculty, residents, fellows, students, staff, partners, and alumni who are focused on advancing pharmacy practice and the health of people in our communities. She initiated the University of Pittsburgh Community Residency serving as director for 15 years, graduating 37 Community Pharmacy Residents and 5 fellows in partnership with community pharmacy partner organizations. She led the development and coordinated the NACDS Foundation Faculty Scholars Program which engaged 31 community pharmacy faculty from 27 colleges of pharmacy nationally. She has been an invited speaker for over 80 presentations at state and national meetings. Dr. McGivney brings this passion to the classroom leading a second professional year experiential learning course partnering students with community pharmacies and introduces patient care to our first-year students.
Dr. McGivney leads the ACT (Academia CPESN Transformation) Pharmacy Collaborative. The ACT Pharmacy Collaborative is a nationwide collaboration to support and facilitate community pharmacy practice transformation efforts. The Collaborative is comprised of representatives from 97 colleges/schools of pharmacy, CPESN community pharmacy leaders, the Community Pharmacy Foundation and representatives of national pharmacy associations including AACP, NCPA, ACCP and APhA. Since January 2021, Dr. McGivney has led the University of Pittsburgh COVID-19 mass vaccination efforts, serves as Deputy Director of the University of Pittsburgh COVID Medical Response Office, and Executive Director of the Pitt Vaccination and Health Connection Hub.
Dr. McGivney has been honored as Fellow by both the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and the American Pharmacists Association. She has been recognized by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores as Community Faculty member of the year (2011), the American Pharmacists Association Community Residency Preceptor of the year (2012), the University of Pittsburgh Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award (2015), the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association Excellence in Innovation Award (2018), and the 2021 American Pharmacists Association Pinnacle Award, among other awards. Dr. McGivney was selected as a University of Pittsburgh representative to the inaugural class of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Academic Leaders Network in 2018-19. She was appointed to the American Medical Association (AMA) Health Care Professional Advisory Committee as an alternative advisor representing the Pharmacy Health Information (HIT) Collaborative for 2020-2021.
Dr. McGivney is Associate Dean for Community Partnerships and Professor of Pharmacy and Therapeutics. She received her PharmD degree from the University of Pittsburgh and completed an Ambulatory Care Residency at UPMC Presbyterian/University of Pittsburgh. She joined the PittPharmacy faculty in 2003 after serving on the faculty of Wilkes University Nesbitt School of Pharmacy and the UPMC St. Margaret Family Medicine Residency Program.
Community pharmacy practice transformation
1. Bacci JL, Ferreri SP, Coley KC, Daly CJ, Herbert SC, Hughes T, McDonough RP, Roller J, McGivney MS, Smith MG, Doucette WR. Qualitative analysis of a community pharmacy practice transformation initiative. J Am Coll Clin Pharm 2022. Accepted.
2. Doucette WR, Bacci JL, Coley KC, Daly CJ, Ferreri SP, McDonough RP, McGivney MS, Smith MG. A taxonomy for community pharmacy patient care services reported in Pharmacist eCare Plans. J Am Pharm Assoc 2022. In press. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.japh.2022.08.026
3. Carroll JC, Jiang C, Mook H, McGivney MS, Coley KC. Patients’ opinions on participation in patient-centered outcomes research in community pharmacies: a qualitative study. J Am Pharm Assoc 2022. In press. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.japh.2022.09.001
4. Turco E, Carroll JC, McGivney MS, McGrath SH, Herbert SMC, Firm A, Coley KC. Coaching strategies for the Flip the Pharmacy Practice Transformation Initiative in Pennsylvania Independent Pharmacies. J Am Pharm Assoc 2022. In press. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.japh.2022.07.013
5. Herbert SMC^, Heck LA#, Vogel AN#, Coley KC, McGivney MS, Maher RL, Carroll JC. Strategies for implementing the appointment-based model at a rural independent chain of community pharmacies. J Am Pharm Assoc 2022;62:104-111. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.japh.2021.09.009
6. Hake KL^, Carroll JC, McGivney MS, Coley KC. Pharmacist peer coaching in a traditional community chain pharmacy: implementation and perceptions. J Am Pharm Assoc 2021;61(4):S85-S90.
7. Phi C*, Berenbrok LA, Carroll JC, Firm A, McGivney MS, Coley KC. Impact of a medication adherence packaging service on patient-centered outcomes at an independent pharmacy. Pharmacy 2021;Jan 5;9(1):11. doi:10.3390/pharmacy9010011.
8. Gabriel C*, Bedi R#, Coley KC, Richardson RM, McGivney MS, Baumgartner MA, Vercammen V, Carroll JC. Informing the development of a transitions of care program between an emergency department and regional supermarket chain pharmacies. J Am Pharm Assoc 2020;61(4):S78-S84.
9. Li JS#, Blake V#, George S#, Carroll JC, McGivney MS, Coley KC. Formation of a statewide community pharmacy practice-based research network: pharmacist opinions on research participation and engagement. J Am Pharm Assoc 2020;60(6):951-956.
• Qualitative study using semi-structured interviews guided by a stakeholder advisory board to inform the formation of a statewide community pharmacy-based research network.
10. Herbert SMC^, Carroll JC, Coley KC, McGrath SH, McGivney MS. A student pharmacist quality engagement team to support initial implementation of comprehensive medication management within independent pharmacies. Pharmacy 2020;Aug 9;8(3):141. Doi: 10.3390/pharmacy8030141.
• Descriptive report of the development, implementation, and outcomes of engaging students as a Quality Engagement Team supporting the Pennsylvania Pharmacist Care Network implementation of patient care services within individual community pharmacies.
11. Weinstein S*, Carroll JC, Jukic S#, McGivney MS, Klatt P. Perspectives of a pharmacist-run pharmacogenomic service for depression in interdisciplinary family medicine practices. J Am Coll Clin Pharm 2020;3(2):417-424.
12. Berenbrok LA, Renner HM, McGivney MS, Coley KC. A conceptual value-based incentivization model of adult immunizations for community pharmacies. J Am Pharm Assoc 2020;60(6):835-842; doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.japh.2020.04.023.
13. Lapping AD*, Carroll JC, Coley KC, McGivney MS, Doong K, Antinopoulos B, Richardson R, Berenbrok L. Implementation strategies from deployment of the National Diabetes Prevention Program in Pennsylvania community pharmacies. J Am Pharm Assoc 2020;60(3):S29-S36. PMID: 32122758 DOI: 10.1016/j.japh.2020.01.010
14. Carroll JC, McGivney MS, Coley KC. Stakeholder-Guided Formation of a Statewide Community. Pharmacy 2019:7(3). Aug 17. PMID: 31426464 PMCID: PMC6789562 DOI: 10.3390/pharmacy7030118
15. Coley KC, Gessler C, Berenbrok LA, DeJames J, Richardson R, McGivney MS. Improving Adult Vaccination Rates at a Regional Grocery Store Chain Pharmacy: A Multi-Site Demonstration Project. Vaccine 2020;38(24):4044-49. PMID: 32093985 DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2020.02.040
16. Sutt AR#, Pagliaro AM#, Wilson E, Renner H^, Hall D, Berenbrok LA, McGivney MS, Coley KC. Facilitating Pandemic Influenza Vaccination Implementation in Grocery Store Chain Community Pharmacies. J Am Pharm Assoc 2019;59(6):848-851. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.japh.2019.07.001
17. McGivney MS, Pope DD, Trygstad T. Unrealized Potential and Unrecognized Value: Community-Based Pharmacy Practice is Reinventing Itself - Join the Movement. J Am Coll Clin Pharm 2019;2:330-334. https://doi.org/10.1002/jac5.1147
• Editorial outlining the case for the value of community-based pharmacy practice and the opportunity for collaboration profession wide in advancing pharmacy practice.
18. Weinstein S, Carroll JC, Jukic S, McGivney MS, Klatt PM. Perspectives of a pharmacist-run pharmacogenomic service for depression in interdisciplinary family medicine practices. J Am Coll Clin Pharm 2019;3(2): https://doi.org/10.1002/jac5.1175
19. Doong K#, Berenbrok L, Patel A*, Coley K, Antinopoulos B, Carroll J, Richarson R, McGivney MS. Early implementations of pharmacist-provided patient care services of a statewide pharmacy network within a regional grocery chain pharmacy. J Am Pharm Assoc 2019:59(4S):S25-S31. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.japh.2019.04.006.
• Qualitative summary of successful implementation of patient care services within high-volume grocery store chain pharmacies.
20. Dombrowski SK*, Bacci JL, Klatt PM, Osborne MA, Castelli G, Burns A, McGivney MS. Financial models utilized throughout the United States by non-academic, outpatient primary care practices to justify incorporation of pharmacists in team-based primary care. J Am Pharm Assoc 2019;59:439-448. DOI: https:// doi.org/10.1016/j.japh.2019.02.005.
21. Bacci JL, Bigham KA, Dillon-Summer L, Frail C. Hamada CY, Lantaff W, McGivney MS, Renner H, Snyder ME, Curran GM. Community pharmacist patient care services: A systematic review of approaches used for implementation and evaluation. J Am College of Clin Pharmacy 2019;2(4). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/jac5.1136
• Scoping review of all community pharmacy practice research articles, inclusive of implementation science principles to date.
22. Berenbrok LA, Hart KM*, McGrath SH, Coley KC, McGivney MS, Empey PE. Community pharmacists’ educational needs for implementing clinical pharmacogenomic services. J Am Pharm Assoc (2019), DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/ j.japh.2019.03.005.
23. Carroll J^, McGivney MS, Grapsy J#, Renner H^, McCormick K, Cooney SS, Coley KC. Development of a Prescription Dispensing Data Infographic to facilitate collaboration between community pharmacists and prescribers. J Am Pharm Assoc 2019;59:232-237. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.japh.2018.11.014
24. Hayes KN, Pan I, Kunkel AC, McGivney MS, Thorpe CT. Evaluation of targeted HPV vaccination education among undergraduate college students. J Am Coll Health. 2019;67(8):781-789. DOI: 10.1080/07448481.2018.1515742
25. Castelli G*, Bacci J^, Dombrowski S*, Osborne M, Difilippo A, Klatt PM, McGivney MS. Pharmacist Delivered Comprehensive Medication Management within Family Medicine Practices: An evaluation of the SCRIPT Project. Fam Med. 2018;50(8):605-612. DOI: 10.22454/FamMed.2018.391124
• Retrospective, descriptive analysis of 11,206 CMM encounters with 3,777 unique patients during the study period.
26. Campbell AM, Coley KC, Corbo JM, DeLellis TM, Joseph MP, Thorpe CT, McGivney MS, Klatt P, Cox-Vance L, Balestrino V, Sakely H. Pharmacist-led Drug Therapy Problem Management in an Interprofessional Geriatric Care Continuum: A subset of the PIVOTS (Pharmacist-led Interventions on Transitions of Seniors) group. Am Health Drug Benefits. 2018;11(9):469-478.
27. Westberg SM, Beatty SJ, Corona Ar, Deines S, Gunning KM, Gurgle HE, Holtan HS, Marcinak MW, McConnell KJ, McGivney MS, Patel RJ. Residency pathways to ambulatory care practice: Essential insights for students, residents, and educators. J Am Pharm Assoc 2017; e1-e5.
28. Steltenpohl ES#, Barry BK#, Coley KC, McGivney MS, Olenak JL, Berenbrok L. An Evaluation of Successful Point-of-Care Testing in Community Pharmacies: Keys to Success from Pennsylvania Pharmacists. J Pharm Pract 2017; online.
• Qualitative evaluation of interviews with pharmacists who successfully implemented point-of-care testing in community pharmacies in Pennsylvania.
29. Haver A*, Sakely H, McGivney MS, Thorpe C, Zaharoff J, Corbo J, Cox-Vance L, Klatt P, Schleiden L, Balestrino V, Coley KC. A qualitative study exploring geriatric care team perceptions of pharmacists caring for older adults across health care settings. Ann Long Term Care 2017;25(4):20-26.
30. Hall DL, Schonder KS, Pater KS, McGivney MS, Meyer SM. The PITT Form: Pharmacist Interaction Tracking Tool for capturing student-patient interactions in direct and simulated patient care activities. Am J Pharm Ed 2016; 80(6), Article 105.
• Outlines the development and results of a documentation tool to simulate “billing” of pharmacist patient care services. Key tool to engage our students in a simulation of advanced pharmacist practice.
31. Bacci JL^, Akinwale TP^, Adams AJ, McGivney MS. An analysis of community pharmacy shared faculty contributions to practice, teaching and scholarship. Am J Pharm Ed 2016; 80(7) Article 115.
• Qualitative capture of the specific contribution of community-pharmacy focused faculty nationwide, and the benefits/challenges associated with balancing a corporate/business partnership and academic responsibilities.
32. Snyder ME, Frail CK, Gernant SA, Bacci JL, Colip L, Ferreri SP, Hagemeier NE, McGivney MS, Rodis JL, Smith MG, Smith RB. Fellowships in Community Pharmacy Research: Experiences of Five Schools and Colleges of Pharmacy. J Am Pharm Assoc 2016; 56: 316-322.
• Outlines history of the development of 5 community pharmacy research fellowships nationally.
33. Bacci JL^, Coley KC, McGrath K. Abraham O, Adams AJ, McGivney MS. Strategies to facilitate the implementation of collaborative practice agreements in chain community pharmacies. J Am Pharm Assoc 2016: 257-265.
• Outlines the successful strategies chain community pharmacies have utilized to enter into collaborative practice agreements with physicians to enhance partnerships to ensure optimal care of patients.
34. McCartney EM*, Bacci JL^, Ossman KL*, Richardson RM, DelPizzo DM, DeJames JR, McGivney MS. Mobile application features sought after by patients of a grocery store chain pharmacy. J Am Pharm Assoc 2016;56:62-66.
35. Sakely H, Corbo J, Coley K, McGivney MS, Thorpe C, Klatt PM, Schleiden L, Zaharoff J, Cox-Vance L, Balestrino V. Experience with Pharmacist-led Collaborative Practice for Older Adults Across the Continuum of Care. Am J Health-Sys Pharm 2015;72(8): 606-9.
36. Bacci JL*, McGrath SH, Pringle JL, Maguire MA, McGivney MS. Implementation of targeted medication adherence interventions within a community chain pharmacy practice: The Pennsylvania Collaborative. J Am Pharm Assoc 2014; 54(6): 584-93.
37. Kauffman Y*, Barkowitz, E, Cerussi N, Pringle JL, McGivney MS. Identifying medication-related needs of HIV patients: foundation for community pharmacist-based services. INNOVATIONS in Pharmacy 2014; 5(1): Article 139.
38. Adams AJ, Clark DR, DeLander GE, Mackinnon GE, Malloy M, McGivney MS, Mobley C, Nuffer, W, Parsons P, Smesny AL, Smith M, Ives TJ. Report of the AACP Task Force on Patient-Centered Medical Homes and Accountable Care Organizations. Am J Pharm Ed 2013;77(7) Article 142.
39. Elrod SE*, Snyder ME, Hall DL, McGivney MS, Smith RB. Practice Change in Community Pharmacy: A Case Study of Multiple Stakeholders’ Perspectives. INNOVATIONS in Pharmacy 2012; 3(3): Article 82.
40. Osborne MA*, Snyder ME, Hall DL, Coley KC, McGivney MS. Evaluating Pennsylvania pharmacists’ provision of community-based patient care services to develop a statewide practice network. INNOVATIONS in Pharmacy 2011; 2(4): 1-9.
• Foundational assessment conducted to establish the need/interest in the development of what is now the Pennsylvania Pharmacist Care Network (PPCN): http://papharmacistsnetwork.com 3 citations.
41. McGivney MS, Hall DL, Stoehr GP, Donegan T. Silver Scripts: An introductory pharmacy practice experience. Am J Pharm Educ 2011; 75(8): Article 159.
• Educational paper outlining the creation of a community-based medication management assessment (Silver Scripts) that we created to allow our students to meaningfully provide care to people in the community while in a safe learning environment for both seniors and students.
42. Kozminski M*, Busby R*, McGivney MS, Klatt PM, Hackett S, Merenstein JM. Pharmacist integration into the medical home: qualitative analysis. J Am Pharm Assoc 2011;51:173-183.
• Award winning article (APhA Weiberholt Prize) that outlines how pharmacies can successfully integrate into family medicine physician practices.
43. Snyder ME^, Rice KR, Primack BA, Somma McGivney M, Pringle JL, Smith RB. "Exploring Successful Community Pharmacist-Physician Collaborative Working Relationships Using Mixed Methods" J Soc Admin Pharm 2010;6(4):307-323.
• Outlines successful methods for pharmacists and physicians to collaborate in the community setting.
44. Rickles NM, Brown TA, McGivney MS, Snyder ME, White KA. Adherence: a review of education, research, practice, and policy in the United States. Pharmacy Practice (Internet) 2010 Jan-Mar;8(1):1-17.
45. Snyder ME^, Meyer SM, Somma McGivney M, Smith RB. A Pilot Study: The Design and Preliminary Evaluation of Web-based Materials to Teach Pharmacist-Physician Collaboration During Community-based Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences. International J Pharm Ed & Prac (Internet) 2010:6(1).
46. Harriman McGrath S*, Snyder M*, Garcia G*, Pringle JL, Smith RB, Somma McGivney M. Physician Perceptions of Pharmacist-Provided Medication Therapy Management (MTM): A Qualitative Analysis. J Am Pharm Assoc 2010;50:67-71.
47. Garcia G*, Snyder M^, Harriman S*, Smith RB, Somma McGivney M. Generating Demand for Pharmacist-Provided Medication Therapy Management: Identifying Patient Preferred Marketing Strategies. J Am Pharm Assoc 2009;49:611-616.
48. Somma McGivney, M. Building an Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) Site for Doctor of Pharmacy Students. Curr Pharm Teaching & Learning 2009;1:25-32.
49. Snyder ME^, Somma McGivney MA, Smith RB. A Model for Preparing Community Practice Pharmacy Faculty: Establishment of a Community Practice Research Fellowship American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. Am J Pharm Educ 2009;73(7): Article 126.
50. Blair MM, Freitag RT, Keller DL, Kiser TH, Marrs JC, Somma McGivney MA, Mohammad RA, Twedt EL. ACCP White Paper: Proposed revision to the existing specialty and specialist certification framework for pharmacy practitioners. Pharmacotherapy 2009;29(4):3e-13e.
51. American Pharmacists Association; National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation. Medication therapy management in pharmacy practice: core elements of an MTM service model (version 2.0). J Am Pharm Assoc 2008;48(3):341-53.
52. Harris, IM, Baker, EK, Berry, TM, Halloran, MA, Hughes, DB, Lindauer, K, Ragucci, KR, Somma McGivney, M, Taylor, T, Haines, ST. ACCP White Paper: "Business-Practice Model for Clinical Ambulatory Practice Outline." Pharmacotherapy 2008;28(2): 7e-34e.
53. Culhane NS, Brooks A, Cohen V, Couchenour R, Ferreri S, Garrett A, Jackson E, Marciniak MW, Roller L, Ross LA, Roth M, Somma MA, Young EW. “Medication Therapy Management Services: Application of the Core Elements in Ambulatory Settings.” ACCP Commentary http://www.accp.com/position/pos_AmCare.pdf May, 2007.
54. Somma McGivney, M, Meyer S, Duncan-Hewitt, W, Hall, DL, Goode JR, Smith, RB. Medication therapy management: Its relationship to patient counseling, disease management, and pharmaceutical care. J Am Pharm Assoc 2007;47:620-628.
55. Somma, MA, Meyer S. Evidence of a “Community of Learning” in Experiential Education. Am J Pharm Educ 2007;71(1): Article 19.
56. Somma, MA. STEPS – Ethinyl Estradiol/Drospirenone (Yasmin): A Newer Oral Contraceptive. American Family Physician 2004;69(10):2425-6.
57. Chandel, R***, Somma, MA. Reducing unnecessary use of antibiotics through community education [Letter]. Am J Health Syst Pharm 2002:59(24):2454-2455.
INVITED IMPLEMENTATION GUIDES AND BOOK CHAPTERS
(key: * resident; ^ fellow; #student)
58. McGivney MS, Carroll J, Cothrel S, Trygstad T, Leon N, McGrath SH, Coley KC. Blueprint for building a national partnership collaborative. ACT (Academia-CPESN Transformation) Pharmacy Collaborative. March 2020.
59. National Association of Chain Drug Stores. (Berenbrok L, Carroll J, Coley K, McGivney MS editors) Pharmacy Technician Role Expansion: an evidence-based position paper. Alexandria, VA: National Association of Chain Drug Stores; July 2018.
60. American Pharmacists Association. (McGivney MS, Dombrowski SK invited editors) Billing Primer: a pharmacist’s guide to outpatient fee-for-service billing. Washington, DC: American Pharmacists Association; February 2018.
61. Angelo LB. (McGivney MS Invited Advisory Board Member) Post-graduate Year 1 Community Pharmacy Residency Program Implementation Guide. 2016. Available at: http://www.pharmacist.com/sites/default/files/files/APhA_PGY1_Community_Implementation-guide.pdf
62. Snyder M*, Somma, MA. Irritable Bowel Community-Orientated Case. In: Pharmacotherapy Principles for the Community. 1st ed. New York:McGraw Hill; 2008.
63. Culhane, NS, Somma, MA. Hormone Replacement Therapy. In: Pharmacotherapy Principles. 1st ed. New York:McGraw Hill; 2007:765-777.
64. Ansani, NT., Somma, MA. Pharmacotherapy In: Current Diagnosis & Treatment in Family Medicine. 2nd ed. New York:McGraw-Hill; 2007: Chapter 46.
65. Harris, IM, Baker, EK, Berry, TM, Halloran, MA, Hughes, DB, Lindauer, K, Ragucci, KR, Somma, MA, Taylor, T, Haines, ST. "Business-Practice Model for Clinical Ambulatory Practice Outline." In: Schumock GT, How to Develop a Business Plan for Clinical Pharmacy Services: A Guide for Managers and Clinicians. CD-ROM. Kansas City: American College of Clinical Pharmacy, 2001; revised edition 2006.
66. Somma, MA, Ference, JD*. “The Change” – Hormone Replacement Therapy Case In: Pharmacotherapy Casebook: A patient-focused approach. 6th ed. New York:McGraw-Hill; 2004:
67. Somma, MA. Ansani, NT. Pharmacotherapy In: Current Diagnosis & Treatment in Family Medicine. 1st ed. New York:McGraw-Hill; 2004:544-560.
68. Somma, MA. “The Change” – Hormone Replacement Therapy Case In: Pharmacotherapy Casebook: A patient-focused approach. 5th ed. New York:McGraw-Hill; 2002:236-238.
2022 University of Pittsburgh Special Chancellor’s Distinguished Service Award
2022 Phi Lambda Sigma PittPharmacy Chapter Alumni Member of the Year
2021 American Pharmacists Association Pinnacle Award
2021 American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists National Chapter Advisor of the Year
2021 Flip the Pharmacy National Team Award – Team Pennsylvania
2021 PittNews Silhouettes feature
2019 Fellow, ACC (Atlantic Coast Conference) Academic Leaders Network
2019 University of Pittsburgh APhA-Academy of Student Pharmacists Faculty of the Year
2018 ACC (Atlantic Coast Conference) Academic Leaders Network - University of Pittsburgh representative
2017 National Association of State Pharmacy Associations Excellence in Innovation Award for Pennsylvania
2015 University of Pittsburgh Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award
2015 APhA-APPM Presentation Merit Award for best poster at the American Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting (team award)
2014 Fellow of the American Pharmacists Association (FAPhA)
2012 American Pharmacists Association Community Residency Preceptor Award
2012 American Pharmacists Association Wiederholt Prize (co-author) best paper in Social and Administrative Sciences in the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association in 2012
2011 Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association Pharmacist of the Year Award
2011 National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Community Faculty of the Year Award
2009 Fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (FCCP)
2007 American Pharmacists Association - Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management (APhA-APPM) Professional Merit Award
2007 University of Pittsburgh Bands - Alumnae of Distinction
2006 University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy Preceptor of the Year
2006 Distinguished Young Pharmacist Award - Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association (PPA)
2001 Outstanding Faculty Award of Merit - Wilkes University
1. “Looking Back: Lessons learned building community-based practices and where these practices may be headed. Invited Speaker: American College of Clinical Pharmacy Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA. October 16, 2022.
2. “Grassroots Advocacy Efforts: Students and Statewide Engagement”. Invited speaker: American Pharmacists Association Pulse on Practice & Policy Open Forum. Live, online webinar. June 8, 2022.
3. “Leveraging Research Results to Advance Community Practice”. Invited speaker. American Pharmacists Association Foundation. Live, online forum. June 7, 2022.
4. “How to Promote and Advance what Pharmacists can do in the Community”. Invited speaker. American Pharmacists Association Foundation. Live, online forum. May 11, 2022.
5. "All things Money: Pharmacy Billing, Payment and Reimbursement”. Invited speaker: American Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting. San Antonio, Texas. March 18, 2022.
6. “Reporting and Coding for Pharmacists: Integration in Care Delivery Systems”. Invited speaker. American Association of Professional Coders (AACP). Remote webinar. June 24, 2021.
7. “Celebration and Continue the Momentum: Slice of Pie”. Invited speaker. “Slice of Pie” University of Minnesota/University of North Carolina Grant for community pharmacist practitioners in Minnesota. Remote webinar. March 18, 2021.
8. “Pharmacist eCare Plans: What they are and why they matter”. Invited speaker. American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Annual Meeting. Remote webinar. March 13, 2021.
9. “Community-engaged COVID-19 Mass Vaccination: The Pitt Experience”. Invited speaker. Pennsylvania Department of Health COVID-19 Health Equity Response Team. March 4, 2021.
10. “Reporting and Coding for Pharmacists: An introduction”. Invited speaker. American Association of Professional Coders (AACP). Remote webinar. February 17, 2021.
11. “Academia’s Key Role in Community Pharmacy Practice Transformation”. Invited speaker. Academic-CPESN Transformation (ACT) Pharmacy Collaborative. Remote workshop. November 13, 2020.
12. “What you should know about CPESN, ACT Pharmacy Collaborative and Flip the Pharmacy” Invited speaker. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Webinar Series. Remote webinar. June 10, 2020.
13. “Schools and Colleges Partnering to Support Community Pharmacy Practice Transformation: Updates from the ACT Pharmacy Collaborative”. Invited speaker. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Interim Meeting. San Juan, Puerto Rico. February 12, 2020.
14. “Pennsylvania: a CPESN/ACT/FtP Collaboration Case Study”. Invited Speaker. National Association of State Pharmacy Associations (NASPA). San Diego, CA. October 26, 2019.
15. “Accelerating the Evolution of Community Pharmacy Practice: Strategic Engagement between colleges and schools of pharmacy and community pharmacy enhanced services networks. Invited speaker. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL. July 22, 2020.
16. “Academia-CPESN Transformation (ACT) Pharmacy Collaborative” Invited speaker. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL. July 20, 2020.
17. “Community Engagement: The Pitt Experience”. Invited speaker. Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Academic Leaders Consortium. Georgia Tech University. Atlanta, GA. February 8, 2019
18. “Building a Community Pharmacy Network – The Road to a Payor Contract: Pennsylvania Pharmacists Care Network” – APhA PharmTalk Series. Invited speaker and session moderator. American Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting. Nashville, TN. March 18, 2018.
19. “Early implementation of the Pennsylvania Pharmacist Care Network” to the Pennsylvania Medicaid Medical Directors Meeting. Invited expert. Harrisburg, PA. March 8, 2018.
20. “Applying a common language for comprehensive medication management to practice.” Invited speaker. American College of Clinical Pharmacy Patient-centered Team-based Practice Forum. Jacksonville, FL. February 17, 2018.
21. “Quality Assurance within the Pennsylvania Pharmacist Care Network” Community Pharmacy Enhanced Services Network (CPESN) USA Quality Assurance Workgroup Webinar. Invited speaker. February 13 & 14, 2018.
22. “Early implementation of the Pennsylvania Pharmacist Care Network: Successful techniques in independent pharmacies.” Invited speaker and panel moderator. Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association Mid-year Meeting. Lancaster, PA. January, 27, 2018.
23. “Early implementation of the Pennsylvania Pharmacist Care Network (PPCN).” Keynote speaker and moderator. Community Leadership and Innovation in Practice Workshop Series. University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy. Pittsburgh, PA. January 12, 2018.
24. “Stimulating implementation science research at FQHC’s/CHC’s: Rational for training and capacity building.” Invited workshop session co-chair. National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institutes of Health (NIH). Bethesda, MD. November 6-7, 2017.
25. “Early implementation of a pharmacist-practice network.” Invited panel speaker. Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA) Team-based Care Workshop. Alexandria, VA. November 1, 2017.
26. “Leading by example.” Co-presenter. Amerisource-Bergan Conference. Las Vegas, NV. July 20, 2017.
27. “Integrating the pharmacist patient care process into the PharmD curriculum.” AACP Annual Meeting Teacher’s Seminar. Nashville, TN. July 18, 2017.
28. “Leading by example.” Co-presenter. APhA Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA. March, 2017.
29. “Preparing Pharmacy’s Workforce of the Future.” RelayHealth “Empowering better health” users meeting. Pittsburgh, PA. October 27, 2016.
30. “Pharmacist Patient Care Process.” University of Pittsburgh Alumni Continuing Education Series. Pittsburgh, PA. August, 2016.
31. “Creating an action plan to integrate the patient care process into the classroom and experiential learning.” AACP Annual Meeting Teacher’s Seminar. Anaheim, CA. July, 2016.
32. “Leading the charge for patient care services.” Co-presenter. APhA Annual Meeting. Baltimore, MD. March, 2016.
33. “Utilizing patient encounters to personalize advanced pharmacy practice experience (APPE) rotation selection.” AACP Experiential Education Section Webinar. April, 2015. Bacci JL, Coley KC, McGivney MS.
34. “Getting your foot in the door as a health care provider: strategies for success” Co-presenter. APhA Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA. March, 2015.
35. “Collaboration between Schools of Pharmacy and State Pharmacy Organizations”. AACP Annual Meeting. Grapevine, TX. July, 2014.
36. “Qualitative Research Methods” Roundtable Speaker APhA Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL. March, 2014.
37. “Deans Networking Session II: Partnering with ACOs and Medical Homes” Panel Speaker AACP Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL. July, 2013.
38. “Research in Community Pharmacy: the need, the resources, the opportunity” Panel Speaker AACP Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL. July, 2013.
39. “Advancing a Comprehensive and Consistent Practice for Clinical Pharmacists—The Future Is Now: Community/Ambulatory Perspective” Keynote Panel Speaker ACCP Annual Meeting. Hollywood, FL. October, 2012.
40. “APhA/AACP Medication Therapy Management (MTM) Curricular Project Expert Panel Recommendations”. [Expert Panel Speaker] APhA Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA. March, 2012.
1. Community Pharmacy Practice Transformation Initiative: Facilitating partnerships between Community Pharmacy Enhanced Service Networks (CPESN) and schools of pharmacy. Community Pharmacy Foundation.
Principal Investigator. 2019-2022.
2. A Statewide Community Pharmacy Research Network Aligning Patients, Providers, and Researchers. PCORI Co-investigator (K. Coley, Principal Investigator). 2018-2020.
3. CDC: Improving the Health of Americans Through Prevention and Management of Diabetes and Heart Disease and Stroke. CDC/PA Department of Health. Subcontractor of PPA, serving as Principal Investigator for the Development of the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Care Network (PPCN). Principal Investigator. 2018-19.
4. Utilizing community pharmacy prescription dispensing data to impact opportunities for pharmacist-prescriber collaboration. Community Pharmacy Foundation. Co-investigator (H. Renner, Principal Investigator). 2017-19.
5. PA Cares. NIH All of Us Precision Medicine Initiative. NIH. Co-Investigator (S. Reis, Principal Investigator) 2016-21.
6. Improving vaccination rates through community partnerships and technology. NACDS. Co-Investigator. (K.Coley Principal Investigator). 2016-18.
7. State public health actions to prevent and control diabetes, heart disease, obesity and associated risk factors and provide school health. CDC/PA Department of Health. Subcontractor of PPA, serving as Principal Investigator for the Development of the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Care Network (PPCN). Principal Investigator. 2013-18.
8. NACDS Foundation Community Residency PREP Grant with Giant Eagle Pharmacy. NACDS Foundation.
Principal Investigator. 2015-18.
9. The Philly Difference: Connections for better chronic care. CDC/Philadelphia Department of Health. Subcontractor of PPA, serving as Primary Investigator for the development of training resources and outreach materials and program evaluation. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Principal Investigator. 2015.