Adenike Atanda, PharmD, BCACP, CDE

Assistant Professor of Pharmacotherapyatanda


Education & Experience:

I received my PharmD degree from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. I completed my PGY1 residency training in pharmacy practice at Valley Health System/Shenandoah University Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy. After my pharmacy practice residency, I completed a PGY2 residency program focused on ambulatory care at the University of Illinois at Chicago. I joined the UNT System College of Pharmacy faculty in August 2016.

Teaching Areas & Interests:

My teaching experience includes didactic instruction of pharmacy students, small group and team-based learning (TBL) facilitation, and experiential instruction of pharmacy students and residents in ambulatory care.  I am responsible for course coordination of the IPT recitation courses for the third year pharmacy students and the Advanced Diabetes Care and Post-Graduate Preparatory elective courses.  I also teach within the following IPT courses:  Musculoskeletal and Connective Tissue Disorder, Evidence-Based Practice, Pharmacokinetics, Clinical Case Discussions, Special Populations and Hematology/Oncology.

I am passionate about improving didactic instruction through active learning and advancing the practice of pharmacy through mentoring.  My long-term goal is to establish a residency program to train pharmacists in the delivery of ambulatory care.

Professional Activities & Awards:

I am a member of American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), Phi Lambda Sigma Leadership Society (PLS), Texas Pharmacy Association (TPA), Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists (TSHP) and Alpha Zeta Omega pharmaceutical fraternity.  I am the faculty co-advisor for the UNTSCP Chapter of the Student College of Clinical Pharmacy (SCCP) and serve on various committees within the UNT System College of Pharmacy.  I also serve as a mentor for the Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter of ACCP and TSHP mentoring programs.

Scholarly Interests:

As a Board Certified Ambulatory Care Specialist and Certified Diabetes Educator, my practice interests include chronic disease state management with a focus on diabetes and sickle cell anemia management.  I have a particular interest in the management of insulin therapy, especially within the context of obesity in the diabetes population.  In regards to the scholarship of teaching and learning, I have an interest in team-based learning, professional development and advancement of technology in the classroom.  My goal as an educator is to create an environment that promotes creative, collaborative and conscious learning.

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