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Department of Pharmacy Practice

Message from the Chair

The Department of Pharmacy Practice is comprised of a wonderful group of strong, dedicated, and hard-working faculty members who are passionate about teaching and learning. Our faculty are 100% funded by the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and have a laser focus on student success and well-being. Despite having only graduated our first class of PharmDs in 2011, our average departmental tenure length is nearly 7 years, showing how deeply committed our faculty are to the model of education we provide. We provide 1:1 attention unparalleled among PharmD programs and we take our roles as educators and mentors seriously. Our number one goal is to help students become the best pharmacists they can be and provide top-notch care to their patients.    

Daniel Malcom, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP 
Associate Professor and Chair
Department of Pharmacy Practice

Daniel Malcom


The mission of the SU COPHS Department of Pharmacy Practice is to elevate pharmacy practice through fostering student learning and growth in the clinical sciences, researching and publishing advancements in teaching and clinical practice, advocacy through professional pharmacy organizations, and mentorship to encourage practice advancement.  

Faculty at Sullivan University are teaching-focused. While faculty engage in an array of clinical activities and scholarly work, ensuring educational excellence and student success are top priorities. The department is responsible for core areas of pharmacy practice in the PharmD didactic coursework. In conjunction with the Office of Clinical and Experiential Education, pharmacist faculty precept students in their practice settings for the experiential PharmD curricula. Pharmacy practice faculty also lecture on select topics within the SU COPHS Physician Assistant program. 

Clinical Practice 
Louisville is home to a large concentration of hospitals and health systems. Our professors practice in a variety of inpatient and outpatient sites at our partner institutions, allowing students to train with other health disciplines to provide collaborative, interprofessional care.  Collectively, our faculty comprise a breadth of expertise in numerous clinical specialties including ambulatory care, internal medicine, geriatrics and palliative care, critical care, cardiology, infectious disease, health-systems, and community pharmacy. 

Service and Scholarship

Our service to the pharmacy profession extends well beyond Sullivan University. Department faculty are leaders in national, regional, and local efforts in advancing pharmacy education and practice.

Leadership Highlights

Below are a few selected leadership roles currently held by our department faculty: 

J. Scott Hayes, PharmD, BCPS
President, Kentucky Society of Health-System Pharmacists

Misty M, Stutz, PharmD, BSPharm
President-Elect, Kentucky Pharmacists Association

Daniel Malcom, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
Associate Editor, American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education

Cassandra Hobbs, PharmD, MBA, BCACP, LDE and Katie F. Leslie, PhD, MS
“Flip the Pharmacy” Kentucky Practice Transformation Team Members, Community Pharmacy Enhanced Services Network/Community Pharmacy Foundation 

Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • Daugherty KK, Lebovitz L, DiVall MV. Educational research and scholarship - Brainstorming, developing, and publishing together as teams. Curr Pharm Teach Learn. 2021;13(11):1389-1392.
  • Leslie KF, Probst MK, Hawkins T. Evaluation of an interprofessional academic-practice partnership in end of life care. Innov Pharmacy. 2021;12(4):Article 22. doi:   
  • Wagner JL, Boyle J, Boyle CJ, Choi D, Ballou JM, Patel N, Persky AM, Malcom DR. Overcoming past perceptions and profession-wide identity crisis to reflect pharmacy’s future. Am J Pharm Educ. Published ahead-of-print November 2021 (ajpe8829).  
  • Malcom DR. The power of sleep to transform learning and knowledge retention. Am J Pharm Educ. Published ahead-of-print October 2021 (ajpe8915).
  • Park SK, Daugherty KK, Kolluru S, et al. Rethinking the pharmacy workforce crisis by exploring unconventional and emerging career pathways and training [published online ahead of print, 2021 Oct 25]. Am J Pharm Educ. 2021;8773.
  • Cook K, Elder KG, Richter SK, Ronald K. Electronic health records in pharmacy skills-based Curricula. Am J Pharm Educ. 2021;85(7): Article 8453.
  • Maerten-Rivera JL, Chen AMH, Augustine J, d’Assalenaux R, Lindsey CC, Malcom DR, Mauro LS, Pavuluri N, Rudolph MJ, Wong SF, Zeeman JM, Zeszotarski P. Challenges to implementation of the co-curriculum in accredited pharmacy programs. Am J Pharm Educ. 2021;85(5): Article 8301.
  • Malcom DR. Loneliness as a downstream concern in a pandemic world. Am J Pharm Educ. 2021;85(4): Article 8456.
  • Pate AN, Neely S, Malcom DR, Medina M, Zagar M, Daugherty KK. Multisite study assessing the effect of cognitive test anxiety on academic and standardized test performance. Am J Pharm Educ. 2021;85(1): Article 8041.   
  • Powell A, Parrett JL, Malcom DR. Impact of high-dose intravenous vitamin C for treatment of sepsis on point-of-care blood glucose readings. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2021;15(2):309-316.
  • Zhao Y, Fuller L, Daugherty KK. Evaluating pharmacy faculty perceptions of empathy in education: A qualitative study. Curr Pharm Teach Learn. 2021;13(8):975-981.  
  • Betz C. Filling the gaps in guideline-directed care. Am J Manag Care. 2021;27(9 Suppl):S183-S190.
  • Lamberts JT, Vandiver JW, Daugherty KK, DiVall MV, Lebovitz L, Roberts SC. Perceptions of programs that orient non-practice faculty to the pharmacy profession: A pilot study. Curr Pharm Teach Learn. 2021;13(7):812-818.
  • Cross LV, Thomas JR. Safety and efficacy of dietary supplements for diabetes. Diabetes Spectr. 2021;34(1):67-72.
  • Cain J, Kelley J, Malcom D. A scoping review of the association between smartphone use and mental health among college students. Int J Depress Anxiety. 2020;3(2):022.    
  • Esposito ER, Palmer EC, Shin M, Raake S, Malcom DR, Daugherty KK. Impact of Intersession Course Remediation on NAPLEX/PCOA scores in an accelerated Doctor of Pharmacy program. Am J Pharm Educ. 2020;84(9): Article 7827.
  • Malcom DR, Cain J, Frederick E, Johnson C. An exploratory assessment of epistemic curiosity in students at three Doctor of Pharmacy programs. Am J Pharm Educ. 2020;84(9): Article 7970. 
  • Malcom DR. On being present with learners and the deeper lessons from acting. Am J Pharm Educ. 2020;84(9): Article 8062.   
  • Daugherty KK, Malcom DR. Assessing the relationship between didactic performance and standardized examination scores in pharmacy students. Am J Pharm Educ. 2020;84(8): Article 847712.   
  • Malcom DR, Pate AN, Rowe AS. Applying safety lessons from aviation to pre-licensure health professions education: A narrative critical review. Curr Pharm Teach Learn. 2020;12(8):1028-1035.
  • VanLangen KM, Elder KG, Young M, Sohn M. Academic electronic health records as a vehicle to augment the assessment of patient care skills in the didactic pharmacy curriculum. Curr Pharm Teach Learn. 2020;12(9):1056-1061.  
  • O'Reilly EA, Cross LV, Hayes JS, Kubiak NT. Impact of pharmacist intervention on glucagon prescribing patterns in an outpatient internal medicine teaching clinic. J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2020;60(2):384-390.  
  • Fuller KA, Heldenbrand SD, Smith MD, Malcom DR. A paradigm shift in US experiential pharmacy education accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Am J Pharm Educ. 2020;84(6): Article 8149.   
  • Maerten-Rivera J, Chen A, Augustine J, d’Assalenaux R, Lee KC, Lindsey CC, Malcom DR, Mauro LS, Pavuluri N, Rudolph MJ, Wong SF, Zeeman JM, Zeszotarski P. A survey of co-curriculum implementation and assessment in accredited pharmacy programs. Am J Pharm Educ. 2020;84(3): Article 7569.    
  • Malcom DR, Farris K, Feola DJ, Gannett PM, Law AV, O’Neal KS, Salinitri FD, Tromp K, White A. Appropriateness of term limits for administrative academic appointments. Am J Pharm Educ. 2020;84(1): Article 7462.
  • Zhao Y, Elder KG. Evaluating pharmacy student perceptions and effectiveness of procrastination prevention events. Curr Pharm Teach Learn. 2020;12(5):570-576.
  • Daugherty KK, Elder KG. Program evaluation of a pharmacy run resident teaching and learning curriculum. Curr Pharm Teach Learn. 2020;12(2):163-173.
  • Rudolph M, Gortney JS, Brownfield A, Caldwell D, Castleberry A, Le UM, Medina MS, Sease JM, Trujillo J, Welch AC, Daugherty KK. Student perceptions of the utility of the Pharmacy Curriculum Outcomes Assessment. Curr Pharm Teach Learn. 2020;12(3):255-264.
  • Llayton CK, Harlow CP, Burris JN, Rhodes J. Implementation of hepatitis C screening within a pharmacist-managed medication-assisted therapy opioid use disorder protocol program. J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2020;60(6):e307-e311.