Centers, Professional Programs & Pharmacy Practices

Community Health and Family Medicine

John Gums

John Gums Pharm.D., FCCP

Associate Dean And Professor

Dr. Gums is a Professor of Pharmacy and Medicine in the Departments of Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research and Community Health and Family Medicine at the University of Florida. Additionally, he holds the title of Associate Dean for Clinical and Administrative Affairs in the College of Pharmacy and Director of Clinical Research in Family Medicine at the University of Florida. He received his undergraduate degree in pharmacy from the University of Wisconsin and his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. Subsequently, he completed a fellowship in Family Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Gums joined the faculty at the University of Florida in 1985, and is actively involved in teaching in the colleges of Pharmacy and Medicine. He has received the Faculty Recognition Award from the College of Pharmacy and twice was selected as Teacher of the Year by the University of Florida, Department of Family Medicine.

Jason Powell

Jason Powell Pharm.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor

Dr. Powell’s clinical practice is based at the UFHealth Family Medicine Clinic at Eastside, where he supervises WPPD students during their clinical training. Dr. Powell received his Pharm.D. degree from the University of Florida and completed a PGY-1 residency in Ambulatory Care at Eastside under the direction of Drs. Karen Sando and Jim Taylor. During residency training, he also completed the teaching certificate program at the UF College of Pharmacy and was actively involved in the training of IPPE, APPE, and WPPD students.

Christina E DeRemer

Christina E DeRemer Pharm.D., BCPS, BCACP, FASHP

Clinical Associate Professor

Christina DeRemer received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of the Sciences, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, in Philadelphia. After graduation, she completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency and an Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Specialty Residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Following a year at Harbor Hospital in Baltimore, DeRemer began her career as a clinical specialist in primary care at the Augusta University Medical Center in Augusta, Georgia (formerly Medical College of Georgia Health Inc.) Her clinical practice responsibilities included the adult inpatient internal medicine/hospitalist services and the pharmacist-managed ambulatory care anticoagulation clinic, where she precepted both pharmacy residents and students. She served as the pharmacy supervisor for the medicine team and also held an appointment as adjunct clinical associate professor with the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy. She functioned as the educational site coordinator for IPPE/APPE pharmacy students, and precepted clinical experiences for internal medicine, institutional, precepting, and ambulatory for both students and pharmacy residents. She was recognized twice by the UGA College of Pharmacy as the Preceptor of the Year. In September 2017, she joined the University of Florida College of Pharmacy as a clinical associate professor within the department of pharmacotherapy and translational research and holds a practice at UF Health Family Medicine Clinic in Old Town.

Steven M Smith

Steven M Smith Pharm.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor

Steven Smith is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research and Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy. He also serves as Associate Director for the UF Center for Integrative Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases.

He received his PharmD degree from the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. He then completed a PGY-1 residency at the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System in Gainesville, FL. After his residency, Dr. Smith completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Family Medicine during which time he participated in the Advanced Postgraduate Program in Clinical Investigation (APPCI) and concurrently completed the requirements for a Master of Public Health. Dr. Smith joined the faculty at the University of Colorado in 2011. He returned to the University of Florida in 2014.

Dr. Smith’s research is in the area of cardiovascular pharmacotherapy and hypertension and is funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health. He is a member of the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, American College of Clinical Pharmacy, the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and the International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology. He also serves in several leadership roles nationally, including on the Examination Committee for the American Society of Hypertension Specialists’ Program (ASHSP) Certified Hypertension Clinician program, in several initiatives through the American Heart Association Hypertension Council, on the Board of Directors for the Consortium for Southeastern Hypertension Control, and as a founding member of the CDC’s National Hypertension Control Roundtable.

Dr. Smith also co-directs the UF Family Medicine Pharmacy Fellowship (see link below).

Dr. Smith teaches Pharmacy & Population Health in the first year of the Pharm.D. curriculum.

Continuing Pharmacy Education

Kristin Wiisanen

Kristin Wiisanen Pharm.D., FAPhA, FCCP

Clinical Professor; Associate Director Of The UF Health Precision Medicine Program; Director Of The Graduate Program In Precision Medicine; Director Of The Office Of Continuing Pharmacy Education

Kristin Wiisanen Weitzel received her PharmD from the University of Florida in 1998 and completed residency training at the Medical College of Virginia. Dr. Wiisanen Weitzel is currently Associate Director of the University of Florida Health (UF Health) Personalized Medicine Program, Director of Continuing Pharmacy Education, and Clinical Professor in the Department of Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research in the College of Pharmacy. Dr. Wiisanen Weitzel leads educational efforts in the UF Health Personalized Medicine Program, serves as chair of the Provider Adoption Barriers and Education working group for the NIH-funded IGNITE Genomic Medicine Network, previous past chair of the Pharmacogenomics Special Interest Group for the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, and Residency Program Director for an accredited postgraduate Pharmacogenetics Residency program. She is Editor-in-Chief of Pharmacy Today for the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), a fellow of APhA, and a University of Florida Entrepreneurial Faculty Fellow.

Center for Quality Medication Management

Gainesville CQM

Teresa E Roane

Teresa E Roane PharmD, MBA, BCACP

Clinical Assistant Professor

Dr. Roane joined the faculty at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy in March 2010 as a Clinical Assistant Professor. She began her career in pharmacy in 1988 working as a pharmacy technician; becoming certified in 2000. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Florida in 2006. Prior to joining the University of Florida, she worked as a clinical pharmacist at AvMed Health Plans in Gainesville, FL. While at AvMed, she helped develop and lead their medication therapy management program, provided direct oversight of the utilization management program, served as resource for internal and external healthcare professionals as well as a preceptor for UF PharmD students on their APPE rotations. Dr. Roane is currently the Associate Director of the College of Pharmacy’s Center for Quality Medication Management (CQM). The center provides telephonic medication related services to patients on behalf of national healthplans. The center employs UF faculty, student interns, technicians, and pharmacists as well as additional administrative staff. The center also services as an APPE site for UF students and has locations on UF campuses in both Gainesville and Lake Nona. Dr. Roane mentors students and residents located at the center. She also teaches courses within the curriculum that focuses on topics such as MTM, managed care, effective communications, business concepts, and vaccinations/immunizations. She earned her Board Certification as an Ambulatory Care Pharmacist (BCACP) in 2011, and her Master of Business Administration in HealthCare Management degree in 2018. She serves as the Diplomat for the UF Student Chapter of AMCP and is a member of the AMCP Educational Affairs committee.

Lake Nona CQM – TBD

Office of Experiential Programs

Kimberly Stultz

Kimberly Stultz Pharm.D.

Director And Clinical Lecturer, Experiential Programs

In October 2018, Dr. Stultz joined the University of Florida College of Pharmacy in Gainesville. As the Director for the Office of Experiential Programs, she focuses on equipping student pharmacists for success and advancing the experiential program to meet the needs of our rapidly changing profession. She fosters broad-ranged preceptor partnerships to expand the breadth and depth of educational experiences available to UF student pharmacists and increase collaboration among health professions.

Dr. Stultz received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2009 from the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. Upon graduation, she was awarded the Lydia Foote Leadership & Service Award for her contributions to student organizations including APhA-ASP and Student Council. From 2009-2016, Dr. Stultz served as an Assistant Pharmacy Manager for Publix Supermarkets. From 2011-2016, Dr. Stultz was an IPPE & APPE preceptor for three colleges of pharmacy: University of Florida, LECOM, and University of New England in Maine. She was recognized as Preceptor of the Year in 2014 by LECOM School of Pharmacy. From 2014-2016, she was a Career Coach and Course Facilitator for the University of Florida on the St. Petersburg Campus. Most recently, Dr. Stultz served as the Director of Experiential Education for Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, School of Pharmacy, in Bradenton, FL from 2016-2018.

Karen Whalen

Karen Whalen Pharm.D., BCPS, FAPhA

Assistant Dean & Clinical Professor

Dr. Whalen received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree with highest honors from the University of Florida. She completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the Moses Cone Health System followed by a Primary Care Residency at the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital. Following residency training, Dr. Whalen was a faculty member in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) for 12 years. While at NSU College of Pharmacy, she was an eight-time recipient of the Golden Apple Award for Teaching Excellence. In 2008, Dr. Whalen joined the faculty of the University of Florida College of Pharmacy as assistant director of the St. Petersburg Campus. In 2010, she transitioned to the main campus in Gainesville. She now serves as the Assistant Dean for Curricular Affairs and a Clinical Professor in the Department of Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research. Her excellence in teaching has been recognized with the Faculty Recognition Award in 2011 and 2012, and the Teacher of the Year Award in 2013.

Dr. Whalen is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist. She has practiced ambulatory care pharmacy in a variety of settings including an academic family medicine center, community pharmacy practice, and a Veterans’ Affairs Healthcare System. Dr. Whalen is active in local, state and national pharmacy organizations, and is a Fellow of the American Pharmacists Association and a past president of the Florida Pharmacy Association. She is a past recipient of the National Community Pharmacists Association Pharmacy Leadership Award, and the Florida Pharmacy Association Jean Lamberti Mentorship Award.

Office of Student Affairs

Shauna Buring

Shauna Buring Pharm.D.

Associate Dean & Clinical Associate Professor

Shauna Buring, Pharm.D., assumed the leadership role as associate dean for student affairs in May 2016, and in July 2018, she moved into her current position as Associate Dean for Professional Education.

Buring joined UF following 14 years at the University of Cincinnati James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy, her alma mater. She most recently served as associate dean for professional education and assessment where she helped UC secure an eight-year accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. In addition, she has led many curricular improvements, including the development of new pharmacy practice skills lab courses and a teaching certificate program for first-year pharmacy residents in the Cincinnati area. Prior to her work at UC, Buring was an assistant professor at Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy.

With the appointment, Buring returned to Florida where she started her professional pharmacy career as a staff pharmacist at Lee Memorial Hospital in Fort Myers from 1991-94. Additionally, she completed a drug information specialty residency at Shands Hospital in Gainesville in 1997.

Teresa Cavanaugh

Teresa Cavanaugh Pharm.D., BCPS

Assistant Dean & Clinical Associate Professor

Teresa Cavanaugh received her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Pharmacy in 2006. Upon graduation, she completed a pharmacy practice residency at The University Hospital in Cincinnati, which solidified her interest in practice-based research with transplant patients. She then completed a two-year fellowship in health outcomes research with a focus on liver transplantation. During her fellowship, she received board certification as a pharmacotherapy specialist, and a Master of Science degree in pharmacy administration with an emphasis on health outcomes research. Dr. Cavanaugh joined the faculty of the University of Cincinnati College of Pharmacy in 2009. Her practice site was an ambulatory liver transplant clinic. Dr. Cavanaugh was actively involved in both the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists where she served as Vice Chair and Chair of the Commission on Affiliate Relations and with the Ohio Society of Health-System Services where she served two terms as division director for Organizational Affairs and was elected president in 2014. In 2016, Dr. Cavanaugh became introductory pharmacy practice experiences coordinator and the co-curricular activities coordinator. She was promoted to clinical associate professor of pharmacy practice in August 2017. Her current research interests involve student mental health and identifying characteristics that lead to success in pharmacy school.

Working Professional Pharm.D. Program (WPPD)

Adonice Khoury

Adonice Khoury Pharm.D., BCPS

Clinical Assistant Professor

Adonice Khoury is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research and Clinical Specialist in Internal Medicine at UF Health/Shands Hospital. Dr. Khoury received a B.S. in Microbiology & Cell Science from the UF College of Agriculture and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the UF College of Pharmacy. He also completed an ASHP accredited specialty residency in Geriatric pharmacy practice at the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center in Gainesville. Prior to joining the college, Dr. Khoury was the head clinical pharmacist and antimicrobial stewardship pharmacist for six years at Select Specialty Hospital in Gainesville, a 44-bed long-term acute care hospital. Dr. Khoury was active with the college at Select Specialty Hospital, serving as a preceptor for adult medicine APPE rotations. His primary clinical practice and research interest is in internal medicine with specific interests in the subspecialties of gastrointestinal and infectious diseases pharmacotherapy.