Welcome to Principles of Systems-based Practice
Please watch this introductory video from the Faculty Teaching Partners.
Robert Navarro is Clinical Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Outcomes & Policy, University of Florida, College of Pharmacy, Gainesville, FL. Navarro has practiced pharmacy as a medical center pharmacy co-owner, hospital clinical pharmacist, medical school geriatrics pharmacology instructor, long term care consultant pharmacist, a health plan and PBM pharmacy director, and . He became involved in managed care in 1982, when he joined United Health Care to write their first drug formulary and was involved with the first pharmaceutical industry rebate contract. He managed the prescription drug benefit at Physicians Health Plan of Minnesota as pharmacy director, Health Net in California as Vice President of Provider Services, and at Express Scripts as Vice President, Pharmacy & Therapeutics. Navarro has been involved in developing two PBMs, and has provided managed markets consulting services, advisory board moderation, and market research to the pharmaceutical industry for eighteen years. He has also been recognized by the courts as an expert witness in managed prescription drug benefit issues in various litigations. As Professor at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy, Navarro teaches a managed healthcare course and classes in the online Master of Pharmaceutical Science program, and is adapting this course for PharmD programs. He is also developing additional courses in related topics, accountable care, and the PPACA, and is involved in coordinating online MS program seminars. Robert is a co-founder and the first president of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy and the Foundation for Managed Care Pharmacy, where he remains involved with the FMCP Learning Institute. Navarro received the FMCP Steven G. Avey Award in 2009. Navarro has edited both editions of the textbook, Managed Care Pharmacy Practice (1999 and 2009; third edition in progress), and has been lead author in the managed care pharmacy chapters of the last three editions of the textbook Essentials of Managed Health Care. He has also been on the editorial advisory board of the Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy, and serves as a manuscript reviewer for various health care publications.
Dr. Curtis accepted a Staff Pharmacist position immediately after graduation at Winn Dixie Pharmacy, where she began her career as a Community Pharmacist. Shortly thereafter, Dr. Curtis was promoted to Pharmacy Manager and focused her efforts on recruiting and training new pharmacists. Dr. Curtis has been focusing on Community Pharmacy over the past 18 years. In the fall of 2011, she accepted the position as the Regional Coordinator for the Gainesville, Panhandle, and out of state rotations for the University of Florida, College of Pharmacy Office of Experiential Programs. In the fall of 2014, she joined the faculty at the University of Florida, College of Pharmacy Gainesville Campus as the Assistant Director of the Office of Experiential Programs in the Department of Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research. Dr. Curtis continues to serve as the Regional Coordinator for the Gainesville, Panhandle, and Out of State rotations. Prior to her appointment, she was a Wal-mart Pharmacy manager here in the Gainesville area. She has also worked as a Pharmacy Recruiter, Pharmacist Trainer, and Summer Intern Program Director for the Southeast Region. In 2009, she was awarded the Community Pharmacist of the Year Award for Wal-mart in the state of Florida and for the Southeast Region for her outstanding efforts as a pharmacist and her extensive community involvement. Dr. Curtis has served as a preceptor for the College of Pharmacy since 2005 for APPE Rotation Students and International Students. Her main focus is on student development and professionalism.
Dr. Klinker accepted a Satellite Operations Coordinator position immediately after graduation at UF Health Shands Hospital, where she began her career in hospital management. Informatics and hospital management have been Dr. Klinker's focus over the past 10 years and her responsibilities included optimization of pharmacy automation products and clinical information systems to improve the safe and effective use of medications. As an inpatient pharmacy manager and supervisor, Dr. Klinker also provided oversight of the drug procurement and storage processes including controlled substances and has experience managing inpatient and outpatient medication billing and reimbursement. During her career, Dr. Klinker has served as Drug Safety Chair, eMAR Coordinator, and Clinical Information Specialist where she was responsible for the successful implementation of an outpatient electronic health record and successfully meeting the Meaningful Use Stage I requirements for Eligible Providers. Additionally, she has experience as a Consultant Pharmacist servicing five locations permitted as Florida Board of Pharmacy Modified IIB Institutions including a stand-alone emergency department. Dr. Klinker was named the University of Florida Kappa Epsilon, Kappa Chapter's Woman of the Year and received the Outstanding Alumnus Award in 2005 and 2006, respectively. In 2014, Dr Klinker accepted the Director of Experiential Programs position with the Department of Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research. Dr. Klinker has served as preceptor for the College of Pharmacy since graduation and looks forward to utilizing her experience to help provide high quality experiential education for our students.