Department of Pharmacy Practice

College of Pharmacy

Heather Ipema

Heather Ipema, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacy Practice
Phone 312-355-0651
Fax 312-996-0448
Office B12 PHARM
US Mail 833 South Wood Street, RM164 MC886, Chicago, IL 60612

Research Interests
Medical writing, formulary management, evidence-based medicine

2010 PGY2 Drug Information Residency
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy
2009 PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy
2008 Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy, Chicago, Illinois
2004 Bachelor of Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois

Current UIC Appointments
2010 to present Clinical Assistant Professor, Drug Information Center;
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice

Representative Publications
  1. Ipema HJ, Tanzi MG. Medical writing and peer review. In: Gabay MG, ed. The Clinical Practice of Drug Information. 1st ed. Burlington, MA: Jones and Bartlett Learning; in press.
  2. Ghaibi S, Ipema HJ, Gabay MG. ASHP guideline on the pharmacist’s role in providing drug information. Am J Health Syst Pharm. In press (scheduled September 2014).
  3. Fisseha N, Rodriguez R, Ipema H. Olysio (simeprevir) Review. Illinois Pharmacist. 2014;26(2):26-27.
  4. UIC Drug Information Group. Light-sensitive injectable prescription drugs. Hosp Pharm. 2014;49(2):136-163.
  5. Ipema HJ. Use of oral vitamin K for prevention of late vitamin K deficiency bleeding in neonates when injectable vitamin K is not available. Ann Pharmacother. 2012;46(6):879-883.
  6. Ipema HJ, Tanzi MG. Use of topical tranexamic acid and aminocaproic acid to prevent bleeding after major surgical procedures. Ann Pharmacother. 2012:46(1):97-107.
  7. UIC Drug Information Group. Drugs that require filtration for preparation or administration. Hosp Pharm. 2012;47(5):351-35.
  8. Ghaibi S, Ipema H. Proper disposal of fentanyl patches: what patients need to know. Practical Pain Management. 2012;12(10). Available at: