Sara Wettergreen, Pharm.D.

Assistant Professor of PharmacotherapyWettergreen

Education & experience: I completed my PharmD Degree at South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD.  My postgraduate training consists of a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice residency at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston, TX and a PGY2 Ambulatory Care residency at the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. During my time in residency, I gained experience in a variety of ambulatory care settings, with an emphasis in family medicine, and had the opportunity to work with students through both experiential and didactic teaching. I joined the UNT System College of Pharmacy faculty in August 2016.

Teaching areas & interests in pharmacy and the pharmaceutical sciences: My past experiences in teaching include didactic teaching of student pharmacists and medical residents, small group facilitation, experiential teaching, and student mentorship. My current teaching responsibilities include course coordination for Clinical Case Discussions, which is a team-based learning course, Pharmacy Practice Skills Lab, and Dermatology/EENT Integrated Pharmacotherapy (IPT). I also have various teaching responsibilities within other courses, with an emphasis on primary care disease states. My clinical areas of interest include diabetes, cardiovascular risk reduction, and women’s health. I look forward to experiential teaching of students in the future at my clinical practice site, the UNT Health Pavilion Family Medicine clinic.

Professional activities & awards: I am actively involved in a variety of professional organizations. My memberships include American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, American College of Clinical Pharmacy, American Pharmacists Association, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, and Phi Lambda Sigma Leadership Society. At the UNT System College of Pharmacy, I am a New Practitioner Mentor for the APhA-ASP chapter and am involved with Kappa Psi. I have earned teaching certificates through the University of Houston and the University of Colorado, as well as a research certificate through Kaiser Permanente.

Scholarly Interests: My scholarly areas of interest include expansion of clinical pharmacist services through outcome improvement and assessment of classroom instruction. My previous research endeavors include exploring perceptions of prescription drug warning labels, diabetes medication management, and student self-assessment. In the future I hope to continue research in the areas of assessment and student self-assessment.