Welcome to Leadership for Pharmacy!
Dr. Kathryn Smith, Pharm.D.
Dr. Kathryn Smith received her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree with Leadership Emphasis at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy and completed a PGY1 Community and Ambulatory Care Residency with Cub Pharmacy in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Dr. Smith joined the University of Florida College of Pharmacy as a Clinical Assistant Professor in 2014 and maintains practice sites at CVS/Pharmacy and the UF/Shands Anticoagulation Clinic. Dr. Smith is trained to facilitate the APhA Immunization Certificate Course and in responsible for teaching the course to all University of Florida pharmacy students. Additionally, Dr. Smith is the course coordinator for the second year Pharmacy Practice Skills Laboratory, teaches self care materials throughout the curriculum and is currently developing the Leadership Certificate track. Dr. Smith's research interests include integrating the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process into the pharmacy curriculum and designing learning experiences in the didactic curriculum to prepare pharmacy students for rotations and for practice.
Dr. Karen Whalen, Pharm.D., BCPS, CDE
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.