Lisa J. Killam-Worrall, PharmD, BCPS
Vice Chair for Experiential Practice and Education, Department of Pharmacotherapy
Education & Experience:
I received a BS in Biology from the University of North Texas and a Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Texas at Austin. I completed residency training in drug information practice at Scott & White Memorial Hospital in Temple, TX. I am a founding faculty member for the College of Pharmacy. I served as the Assistant Dean for Experiential Education from 2014 to 2018. Prior to UNTHSC, I was an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Director of the Drug Information Center at Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Pharmacy. I was also an adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy and the drug information specialist at The Nebraska Medical Center.
Teaching Areas & Interests:
I have been involved in both professional and residency education in pharmacy for more than 15 years. My teaching efforts in the doctor of pharmacy program have focused mainly on immunization certification, over the counter consults, drug information practice and drug literature evaluation. In addition, I developed and administered the drug information portion of the pharmacy student benchmark examinations. I have offered electives in advanced diabetes care and case-based learning. I currently precept P4 students in an academia rotation and PGY-2 residents in an academia administration rotation. I have had the opportunity to precept numerous PGY-1 pharmacy residents and P4 students in drug information as well as P2 and P3 students in early practice drug information experience.
Professional Activities & Awards:
I am a member of numerous professional organizations that include the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, American College of Clinical Pharmacy, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, American Pharmacists Association, Texas Pharmacists Association and Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists. I am currently on the board of directors for the Tarrant County Pharmacy Association and have served as President since 2015. I am currently on the board of directors for the Texas Pharmacy Association and serve as Speaker-elect 2018-2019. I am also a member of Phi Lambda Sigma, the Pharmacy Leadership Society.
I have clinical and research interests in medication safety especially adverse events and drug-drug interactions, evidence-based medicine, formulary management and diabetes management. I have research interests in active learning strategies and activities/courses that promote systematic and critical thinking skills. In collaboration with a colleague, I developed an advanced diabetes elective that employed active learning strategies and use of observed structured clinical examinations in lieu of didactic lectures and short answer or multiple-choice examinations. I used lecture outlines and mini-learning activities in lieu of didactic lectures in a required drug information course. Through teaching drug literature evaluation courses, I have utilized several methods to enhance journal club participation and to focus on critique of the literature using a modified team-based learning model. I have also developed and delivered an elective in case-based learning using rural hospital peer review cases and teleconferences. Students reviewed a patient’s hospital stay, presented the case to me and then presented the case to physicians and nurses during a teleconference.