Adenike Atanda, PharmD, BCACP, CDE

Associate Professor of Pharmacotherapy

Director for Introductory Pharmacy Practice ExperiencesAdenike Atanda profile photo

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 and experiential instruction of pharmacy students, small group and team-based learning (TBL) facilitation. I am responsible for course coordination of the Musculoskeletal and Connective Tissue Disorder IPT course, the Advanced Diabetes Care course and the Post-Graduate Preparatory elective course.

Previously, I served as the Residency Program Director for the institution’s PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency Program and precepted pharmacy residents in ambulatory care and academia. In 2023, I became the Director for Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences

I am passionate about improving didactic instruction through active learning and advancing the practice of pharmacy through mentoring.

Professional Activities & Awards:

I practice as a clinical pharmacist at the UNTHSC Center for Geriatrics where I provide pharmacotherapy management services under a board approved collaborative drug therapy management protocol (CDTM). I also serve on various committees within the UNT System College of Pharmacy and I am the faculty advisor for the UNTSCP Chapter of the Student College of Clinical Pharmacy (SCCP).

I am member of American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), Phi Lambda Sigma Leadership Society (PLS), Texas Pharmacy Association (TPA), Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists (TSHP) and Alpha Zeta Omega pharmaceutical fraternity.

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.