Pharmacy Practice Faculty

James Backes

James Backes

Professor, Associate Dean for Clinical and Medical Center Affairs, Assistant Director Atherosclerosis and LDL-Apheresis Center
913-588-5324

Education:

  • Pharm.D., Creighton University, Omaha, NE
  • B.S., Pharmacy, Creighton University, Omaha, NE
  • Pre-Pharmacy, Northeast Community College, Norfolk, NE

Brian Barnes

Brian Barnes

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Associate Professor
785-864-3591

Education:

  • PGY2 Residency, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO
  • PGY1 Residency, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO
  • Pharm.D., University of Kansas School of Pharmacy, Lawrence, KS

Jessica Bates

Jessica Bates

Clinical Coordinator Pharmacy Skills Lab
785-864-3252

Education:

  • PGY1 Residency, Community Pharmacy, UNC Eschelman School of Pharmacy, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Pharm.D., University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

Crystal Burkhardt

Crystal Burkhardt

Clinical Associate Professor
913-945-6587

Education:

  • Residency, Geriatric Speciality, Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Pharm.D., Drake University, Des Moines, IA
  • M.S., Business Administration, Drake University, Des Moines, IA

Ashley Crowl

Ashley Crowl

Clinical Assistant Professor
316-293-3504

Education:

  • Residency, Ambulatory Care and Leadership, Minnesota College of Pharmacy, Minneapolis, MN
  • Pharm.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

Lawrence Davidow

Lawrence Davidow

Clinical Assistant Professor , Director of Pharmacy Skills Laboratory
785-864-4527

Education:

  • Ph.D., Pharmacology, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS
  • B.S., Pharmacy, University of Missouri - Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

Jennifer Dill

Clinical Assistant Professor, Drug Information and Drug Policy Specialist
913-588-5364

Education:

  • Hoechst Marion Roussel Residency, Drug Information, The University of Kansas Hospital, Kansas City, KS
  • Pharm.D., University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

Kimberly Dodson

Kimberly Dodson

Clinical Assistant Professor
316-293-3501

Education:

  • Pharm.D., University of Kansas School of Pharmacy, Lawrence, KS (2003)

Robert Emerson

Robert L. Emerson

Associate Dean for Wichita Campus, Clinical Associate Professor
316-293-1835

Education:

  • Pharm.D., University of Kansas School of Pharmacy
  • B.S. Pharmacy, University of Kansas School of Pharmacy

Ryan Funk

Ryan Funk

Assistant Professor
913-945-6904

Education:

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology, Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO
  • Ph.D., Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of Kansas School of Pharmacy, Lawrence, KS
  • Pharm.D., University of Kansas School of Pharmacy, Lawrence, KS
  • M.S., Pharmaceutical Chemistry (Honors), University of Kansas School of Pharmacy, Lawrence, KS

Dennis Grauer

Dennis Grauer

Associate Professor, Vice Chair for Research
785-864-3262

Education:

  • Ph.D., Pharmacy, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH (2000)
  • Residency, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH (1991)
  • M.S., Hospital Pharmacy, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH (1991)
  • B.S., Pharmacy, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS (1989)

David Henry

David Henry

Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice Chair
785-864-6066

Education:

  • M.S., Hospital Pharmacy Administration, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
  • B.S., Pharmacy, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

Cora Housley

Cora Housley

Clinical Assistant Professor
785-864-5648

Education:

  • PGY-2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Aurora, CO
  • PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency, University of Missouri Health Care, Columbia, MO
  • Pharm.D., University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy, Little Rock, AR

James Kleoppel

James Kleoppel

Clinical Assistant Professor
913-588-5390

Education:

  • Pharm.D., University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS (2007)
  • B.S., Pharmacy, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS (1980)
  • M.S., Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS (1978)
  • B.S., Biology, Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, MO (1975)

Brittany Melton

Brittany Melton

Assistant Professor
913-588-5392

Education:

  • Ph.D., Pharmacy Practice, Purdue University (2013)
  • Pharm.D., Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN (2009)
  • B.S., Pharmaceutical Science, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Karen Moeller

Karen Moeller

Clinical Professor, Vice Chair for Education
913-588-5379

Education:

  • ASHP Hospital Pharmacy Practice and Psychiatric Pharmacy Practice, West Virginia University, Morgantown, VW 
  • Pharm.D. Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical College of Virginia
  • B.S., Chemistry and Mathematics, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Knoxville, TN

Bradley J. Newell

Bradley Newell

Clinical Assistant Professor, PGY1 Community Residency Program Director
316-293-3503

Education:

  • Pharm.D, University of Kansas School of Pharmacy, Lawrence, KS
  • B.A., Computer Science, Southwestern College, Wichita, KS
  • B.S., Business and Computer Information Systems, Southwestern College, Winfield, KS

Cambrey Nguyen

Cambrey Nguyen

Clinical Assistant Professor, Drug Information and Drug Information Specialist
785-864-6366

Education:

  • Pharm.D., University of Kansas School of Pharmacy, Lawrence, KS (2012)
  • Pre-Pharmacy, University of Kansas School of Pharmacy, Lawrence, KS

Amy Robertson

Amy Robertson

Clinical Assistant Professor
316-293-3538

Education:

  • PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency (emphasis on family medicine and academia), University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy
  • Pharm.D., University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Pharmacy, Kansas City, MO

Janelle Ruisinger

Janelle Ruisinger

Clinical Professor
913-588-2608

Education:

  • PGY1 Residency (emphasis on Community Care), The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy, Columbus, OH
  • Pharm.D., The University of Kansas School of Pharmacy, Lawrence, KS

Tiffany Shin

Tiffany Shin

Clinical Assistant Professor
316-293-3460

Education:

  • PGY-2 Residency, Ambulatory Care (emphasis: Academia), Ohio State University College of Pharmacy (Columbus, OH)
  • PGY-1 Residency, Pharmacy Practice, University Hospital (Cinncinati, OH)
  • Doctor of Pharmacy, Ohio State University College of Pharmacy (Columbus, OH) (2010)
  • B.S., Pharmaceutical Science, Ohio State University College of Pharmacy (Columbus, OH) (2008)

Sarah Shrader

Sarah Shrader

Clinical Associate Professor
913-588-9829

Education:

  • PGY2 Family Medicine, University of South Carolina
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Medical University of South Carolina
  • Pharm.D., University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

Molly Steed

Molly Steed

Clinical Associate Professor
913-588-5325

Education:

  • PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency, University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy
  • Pharm.D., University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy (2005)

Cathy Thrasher

Cathy Thrasher

Chief Pharmacist
785-864-9517

Education:



Events
2nd among all schools of pharmacy in National Institutes of Health funding
Brings more than $20 million in external funding into the state each year
7 of 19 cancer drugs formulated through the National Cancer Institute were developed at the KU School of Pharmacy
3,000 free flu shots given to Kansans in need during the past 5 years
4,000 living alumni, 63 percent of them living and working in Kansas
KU pharmacists practice in 95 of Kansas’ 105 counties
20th among public schools of pharmacy.
—U.S. News & World Report
$20.2 million NIH research grant earned by Distinguished Professor Jeff Aubé was 2nd largest in Kansas history
100 percent placement after graduation for KU Pharm.D. students
Established in 1885 as the 1st professional program at KU