Shanada Monestime, PharmD

Assistant Professor of Pharmacotherapymonestime


Education & Experience:

I graduated from Florida A&M University (FAMU) with my Doctorate of Pharmacy degree, followed by a two-year post-doctoral residency in hematology/oncology with FAMU and Bristol-Myers Squibb. Within the first year of my residency, I received clinical training at Cleveland Clinic Hospital and Memorial Cancer Institute. During my second year, I utilized my clinical experience to develop and provide hematology/oncology resources regarding novel data on pharmaceutical products.

Teaching Areas & Interests:

During my residency, I received a teaching certificate from Rutgers University-Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy and served as an adjunct professor to provide didactic and small group lectures in the following courses: Medication Therapy Management II and Lab, Seminar and Research Methods I and II, Pharmacy Forum and Colloquium I-V, and Self Care. I currently serve as the course director for the hematology/oncology section of Integrated Pharmacotherapy and Pharmacy Practice Skills Laboratory 3 Sterile Compounding. I enjoy mentoring pharmacy students on career development and research. I served as a pharmacy preceptor for parenteral nutrition, internal medicine, and drug information. I enjoy traveling to universities throughout the US to deliver lectures on post-doctoral opportunities for pharmacists in the pharmaceutical industry.

Professional Activities & Awards:

I am a member of the Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA), National Community Oncology Dispensing Association (NCODA), and the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP). I currently serve as a committee member for the HOPA Grant Review Committee,  Research Chair for the ACCP Hematology/Oncology PRN Committee, and the NCODA Student Chapter advisor.

Scholarly Interests:

My academic training and residency/fellowship experience has provided me with an excellent background in drug information and clinical expertise in solid and hematological malignancies. Within this space, I am continuously searching for ways to improve patient safety, access to care, adherence, and ensuring patients are provided with appropriate supportive care. I currently serve as a fellow for the Institute for Patient Safety, Obesity Health Disparity PRIDE, and the Steps Toward Academic Research (STAR) Leadership Program. My research interest includes (1) patient safety in oral chemotherapy management (2) chronic care management (obesity and depression) in cancer patients, and (3) increasing cancer clinical trial enrollment for under representative populations.


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