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New Faculty Members Join Department
The Department of Pharmacy Systems, Outcomes and Policy (PSOP) is very pleased to announce the latest additions to its world class faculty. Four new faculty members have joined the Department. They are Gregory S. Calip, PharmD, MPH, PhD; Lisa Sharp, PhD; Kathryn Mazurek, MPH; and Katie Suda, PharmD, MS. In addition, Clare Awé, PhD, who was previously an adjunct professor, has moved to a regular faculty appointment. All appointments effective August 16, 2014.
Greg Calip is Assistant Professor at based at the Chicago campus. Dr. Calip is a UIC alum (PharmD 2008). He also holds an MPH degree in Biostatistics and Epidemiology from New York University, and a PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Washington in June, and was also a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. Dr. Calip will focus his research on pharmacoepidemiology in cancer and related areas.
Kathryn Mazurek is Research Assistant Professor and is based at the Rockford campus. Ms. Mazurek holds an MPH degree from Northern Illinois University and is anticipated to complete her PhD in Community Health at the University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign. Ms. Mazurek’s primary research interests are in understanding health outcomes in disadvantaged populations, and in Rockford her work will include an emphasis in pharmacy and medication-related rural health issues.
Lisa Sharp is Associate Professor and is based at the Chicago campus. Dr. Sharp holds a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Northwestern University and did post-doctoral training at Harvard. Dr. Sharp was previously Associate Professor in the UIC College of Medicine. The focus of her research is the development of behaviorally-based health interventions to decrease health inequalities among minority and/or underserved populations – including pharmacist and medication-related interventions.
Katie Suda is a part-time Research Associate Professor and is based at the Chicago campus, and is also a Research Health Scientist at the Center for Innovation for Complex Chronic Healthcare, at the Hines VA Hospital. Dr. Suda holds a PharmD from Drake University and a MS in Epidemiology from the University of Tennessee. Previously she was Associate Professor at the College of Pharmacy, University of Tennessee. Dr. Suda is an outcomes researcher whose focus is on antimicrobials and infectious disease.
Clara Awé is Clinical Associate Professor and was previously an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department. Dr. Awé holds a MSc degree (marketing communication) from Roosevelt University, a EdD from Northern Illinois University, and a PhD in Educational Policy Studies from the University of Illinois. Dr. Awé is Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion and Director of the Urban Health Program for the UIC College of Pharmacy. Her research interests are include the educational achievement and outcomes for racial/ethnic minorities in the health professions, cultural competence in teaching and learning, and understanding health disparities-in particular, how race, class, and gender shape the delivery of healthcare and outcomes.