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KarenBeth Bohan

Interim Associate Dean for Education and Engagement; Professor, Pharmacy Practice

School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Background

KarenBeth Bohan, originally from Laurel, Md., received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Maryland. Before joining the ranks of academia, she spent many years in clinical pharmacy practice in acute adult medicine and infectious diseases, including the development and co-management of the Antimicrobial Utilization Program at a large quaternary care medical center in rural central Pennsylvania. In the same region at a smaller hospital, Bohan also served as the director of pharmacy and long-term care consultant.

Bohan comes to Binghamton from Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, Pa., where she served as associate professor of pharmacy practice for 13 years teaching the pharmacotherapy of infectious diseases in the classroom and teaching adult medicine to experiential students in partnership with the physicians of the Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education Family Medicine Residency Program at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

Since 2011, Bohan has been collaborating with the pharmacy faculty of Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda, and the Pharmaceutical Society of Uganda in capacity building research to advance pharmacy education and practice to improve safe medication use and patient health outcomes. In 2014, she was awarded a Fulbright Specialist Program Grant to develop a pharmaceutical care skills curriculum for Makerere University pharmacy students, which has resulted in a sustainable course taught by Ugandan faculty. Bohan has also included numerous American pharmacy students in her Uganda work by engaging with them on four-week, elective, global-health experiential rotations in Kampala and Masindi, Uganda. In addition, she developed an eight-week training program in the United States for Ugandan pharmacists and has celebrated the completion of this program by four Ugandan pharmacists so far. All of Bohan's work in Uganda is chronicled in her blog, Out of the Pharmacy Classroom and Into Africa, which has readers from all over the world.

Bohan is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS).

Education

  • PharmD, University of Maryland Baltimore

Research Interests

  • Infectious disease pharmacology
  • Global health
  • Global pharmacy education

Awards

  • Teacher of the Year Pharmacy Practice and Health Outcomes 2017-2018
  • Fulbright Specialists Roster 2013-2014
  • Wilkes University Faculty Achievement Award AY07-08
  • National Rho Chi Chapter Advisor of the Year 2008
  • Wilkes University School of Pharmacy Teacher of the Year for 2nd Professional Year Class 2008
  • Wilkes University Outstanding New Faculty Award 2006

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