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UF Medication Therapy Management Program Faculty
Jennifer Salo, Pharm.D., BCACP
Dr. Jennifer Salo is the Director of Quality and Compliance for the Center for Quality Medication Management (CQM) at the University of Florida. In this role, Dr. Salo oversees the quality and compliance program for medication therapy management (MTM) services and performance measure services. She is also responsible for creating and maintaining the procedures and training materials for the CQM staff. She also serves as Director of the Master of Science in Pharmacy with concentration in Medication Therapy Management degree program. Previously, Dr. Salo was the Director of Operations for CQM and in that role, she lead the staff that provided medication therapy management services and performance measure improvement services and ensured that the staff met and exceeded their performance goals. Dr. Salo worked directly with clients to coordinate and communicate goals and expectations. Dr. Salo is no stranger to medication management, she has been with CQM since 2011 and spent five years as a clinical pharmacist and a student preceptor. In her previous role at CQM, she was responsible for precepting fourth year pharmacy students on clerkship rotations, providing MTM services to patients, creating and maintaining procedures and training materials, and training the MTM staff and rotation students. Dr. Salo received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Florida. Dr. Salo is also a Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist.
Dr. Amber Connelly is a clinical lecturer in the department of pharmacotherapy and transitional research at the University of Florida (UF) College of Pharmacy. She practices as a clinical pharmacist at the Center for Quality Medication Management (CQM) at UF. At CQM she serves patients, and works with residents and fourth year pharmacy students. Dr. Connelly also lectures within the pharmacy curriculum including courses in medication therapy management and communication. Dr. Connelly received her Pharm.D. from Notre Dame of Maryland University in Baltimore, Maryland. She completed her PGY-1 residency which primarily focused on geriatric care, medication therapy management and academia at CQM at UF. Upon completing her residency, Dr. Connelly worked at CQM as a staff pharmacist primarily serving patients with mental health and emotional struggles. While at CQM, Dr. Connelly worked closely with the pharmacy residents and trained new staff pharmacists. Dr. Connelly is passionate about empowering her patients to take charge of their health, and loves teaching and motivating others.
Assistant Dean for Clinical Education, Clinical Professor Pharmacotherapy & Translational Research
Dr. Whalen received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree with highest honors from the University of Florida. She completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the Moses Cone Health System followed by a Primary Care Residency at the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital. Following residency training, Dr. Whalen was a faculty member in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) for 12 years. While at NSU College of Pharmacy, she was an eight-time recipient of the Golden Apple Award for Teaching Excellence. In 2008, Dr. Whalen joined the faculty of the University of Florida College of Pharmacy as assistant director of the St. Petersburg Campus. In 2010, she transitioned to the main campus in Gainesville. Her excellence in teaching was recognized with the Faculty Recognition Award in 2011 and 2012, and the Teacher of the Year Award in 2013.
Dr. Whalen is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist and a Certified Diabetes Educator. She has practiced ambulatory care pharmacy in a variety of settings including an academic family medicine center, community pharmacy practice, and a Veterans’ Affairs Healthcare System. Dr. Whalen is active in local, state and national pharmacy organizations, and is a past president of the Florida Pharmacy Association. She is a past recipient of the National Community Pharmacists Association Pharmacy Leadership Award, and the Florida Pharmacy Association Jean Lamberti Mentorship Award.
Dr. Riley is currently a Medication Therapy Management Pharmacy Specialist and a Pharmacist consultant for various companies in Ontario, Canada. She has been involved in the Working Professional PharmD Program as a Clinical Assistant Professor since 2004 in various roles as a facilitator and expert presenter. She has been a course coordinator for the Masters of Medication Therapy Management for various courses and a group facilitator since 2012. Dr. Riley completed her BScPhm from the University of Toronto and PharmD from the University of Florida. She is also currently an education coordinator for the Ontario College of Pharmacists, a member of the Ontario College of Pharmacists Council and a member of the Pharmacy Council supporting health care decisions to the Ontario Government. She sits on the Board of Directors for the Alzheimer’s Association and the Mental Health Association.
Dr. Riley is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist, a Certified Geriatric Pharmacist, a Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist and a Certified Diabetes Educator. She holds certification in other areas as well which include the following: Certified Parkinson’s Educator, Stanford Chronic Disease and Pain Self-Management educator, a certified immunization provider both in Canada and the US, and the Smoking Cessation certification in Training Enhancement in Applied Cessation Counseling and Health (TEACH). She uses all of her training and skills to provide better care to patients in the community setting and to continue to develop various programs to advance her pharmacist role in for patient care.
She was the winner of the 2014 Magnum Opus Award for Ontario. She has published in the areas of nephrology, osteoporosis and Medication Therapy Management. She has presented at conferences for pharmacists at the provincial, national level and international level. She also educates nurses, physicians and the public.
Michael Schuh has more than 30 years of experience managing pharmacy practices and small businesses. Dr. Schuh received a Bachelor of Science in pharmacy from the University of Florida. He obtained a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix and a Doctor of Pharmacy from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Schuh holds a Florida Pharmacist Consultant License and a Florida Pharmacist license. He is the former Outpatient Pharmacy Operations Manager of Mayo Clinic Jacksonville and managed various other chain and independent pharmacies in the state of Florida in his career.
Dr. Schuh is a clinical, ambulatory pharmacist and an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy, Family and Palliative Medicine at Mayo Clinic Florida. Currently, he serves as a primary clinical provider and coordinator of Mayo Clinic Florida’s MTM pharmacy practice serving lung, kidney and liver transplant, bariatric and pharmacotherapy patients. Dr. Schuh is currently a Mayo Clinic Bronze Level Quality Fellow. He is an active member of the Northeast Florida Society of Health System Pharmacists, Duval County Pharmacy Association, Florida Society of Health System Pharmacists, American Pharmacists Association, and Florida Pharmacy Association.
On a national level, he is the past Chair of APhA’s Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management Administrative Section and an APhA Congressional Key Contact. He has served as an active member of APhA’s MTM Task Force, APhA Executive Committee and is co-founder and past coordinator of the APhA Medication Management Special Interest Group where he served as chair of both the Education and Business/Practice Model Committees.
Dr. Schuh is also a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Florida, Coordinator of the UF MTM Master of Science program and holds clinical appointments at other leading universities. Outside of pharmacy, he served as a National Quality Forum Advisory Panel Member, Chamberlain College of Nursing Advisory Committee member, and Visiting Professor of Nutrition Health and Wellness, Integrated Science, Business Management and Nursing Pharmacology at DeVry University.
His interests are Medication Therapy Management, Entrepreneurship, Ambulatory Care, Pharmacy Administration and Management, Pharmacy Business Models and Structure, Pharmacoeconomics, Pharmacy/Business Interfacing, and participating in local, state and national pharmacy organizations.