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UF Medication Therapy Management Program Faculty
Karen Whalen, Pharm.D., BCPS, CDE
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. She now serves as Director of the Master of Science in Pharmacy with concentration in Medication Therapy Management degree program. 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.