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 am currently teaching Pharmacy Practice Skills Laboratory 3 Sterile Compounding, and serve as the director for the hematology/oncology section of Integrated Pharmacotherapy. I enjoy mentoring pharmacy students on career development and educating them in oncology. 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) and American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). My previous involvement in several organizations have inspired me to spearhead a mentorship program at my alma mater to prepare 4th year pharmacy students to apply to post-doctoral programs, in which I still serve as a mentor.

Scholarly Interests:

With the many innovative therapies emerging in the field of oncology, there are still several patients with poor prognosis, limited therapy, and a lack of resources. My research interest is focused on analyzing gaps within oncology clinical trials. I have conducted research on gaps identified through medical inquiries that can influence strategies for future clinical trials and publications to address unmet needs. I have also developed a strong passion for educating patients, which is best demonstrated by an oral chemotherapy counseling program I pioneered to improve compliance and counseling services to new patients starting parenteral and oral chemotherapy.


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