Clinical Affairs Division

Clinical Affairs Division

The division of Clinical Affairs works to unite clinical faculty across departments for support in clinical practice, scholarship and teachingThe purpose of the Clinical Affairs Division is to provide visionary leadership of clinical practice for the College of Pharmacy.   This includes developing and maintaining relationships with external clinical partners for both the Twin Cities and Duluth campuses. 

Clinical practice faculty are embedded into 3 departments within the College of Pharmacy:  Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology, Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Pharmaceutical Care and Health Systems.

Upcoming Seminars

Upcoming Seminars

  • Monday, October 10, 12:15-1:15pm: Haley Pals, PharmD, Psychiatric Clinical Pharmacist at the Tomah VA Medical Center in Tomah, WI, will present a seminar on her practice in mental health and substance use treatment at the VA.

  • Wednesday, November 9, 12:15-1:15pm: Linda Tahaineh, PharmD, MSc, Professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy at the Jordan University of Science and Technology, will present a seminar on how pharmacists can best support patients during Ramadan.

  • Monday, December 12, 12:15-1:15pm: Rachel Rockwell, PharmD, RPh, MPH, Managing Director & Pharmacist in Charge at RoundTableRx, will present a seminar on her work at RoundTableRx, Minnesota's medication repository program.

  • Wednesday, January 11, 12:15-1:15pm: Derek Borkowski, PharmD, Founder & CEO of Pyrls, will share his experience in founding and operating, a drug information website and mobile application for clinicians and student-clinicians.

  • Monday, February 13, 12:15-1:15pm: Debbie Pestka, PharmD, PhD, Research Scientist at the Center for Learning Health System Sciences, will share her experience and ideas for partnering with pharmacists, pharmacies, clinical faculty & staff, from her work with the new Center.

  • Wednesday, March 8, 12:15-1:15pm: Ann Philbrick, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS, BCACP, Associate Professor in both the Department of Pharmaceutical Care & Health Systems within the College of Pharmacy (UMN College of Pharmacy) and the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health (UMN Medical School), as well as faculty in the Woodwinds Family Medicine Residency Program and MTM pharmacist at Bethesda Family Medicine Clinic (bio), will present on her outreach work with Afghan refugees. 

  • Monday, April 10, 12:15-1:15pm: Jon Schommer, MS, PhD, RPH, Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Care & Health Systems (bio), will share his work on the pharmacy workforce - where we've been, where we're heading, and potential opportunities in the field of Pharmacy.

  • Wednesday, May 10, 12:15-1:15pm: Kylee Funk, PharmD, BCPS, Associate Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Care & Health Systems and Clinical Pharmacist at the MPhysicians Nurse Practitioners Clinic (bio), will present her work on characterizing the interprofessional team, pharmacists' role in reducing burnout in the interprofessional team, and their impacts on the quadruple aim.

  • A recording of each seminar will usually be made available after the event. See the Clinical Seminar Series Archive for links to past recordings. Contact if you have suggestions for future seminar topics or speakers, or would like to deliver a seminar.