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Karen Whalen, Pharm.D., BCPS, CDE

Karen Whalen

Assistant Dean for Clinical Education, Clinical Professor

Pharmacotherapy & Translational Research

OFFICE: HPNP 4321

EMAIL: whalen@cop.ufl.edu

PHONE: 352-273-9497

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Education

  • Pharm.D. (Highest Honors), University of Florida
  • Primary Care Residency, James A. Haley Veteran’s Hospital
  • Pharmacy Practice Residency, Moses Cone Health System

Biographical Sketch

  • Assistant Dean for Clinical Education
  • Director MTM Master’s Program
  • Director MS Clinical Pharmacy Program

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 Director of the Master of Science in Pharmacy with concentration in Medication Therapy Management degree program. Her excellence in teaching was 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 and a Certified Diabetes Educator. 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 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.

Affiliations

Alachua County Association of Pharmacists
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
American Pharmacists Association
Florida Pharmacy Association

Research Interests

  • Diabetes
  • Women’s Health
  • Educational Research

Publications

Whalen K, St. Onge E. Saxagliptin (Onglyza) for type 2 diabetes mellitus. Am Fam Physician 2010 June 15;81(12):1483-1484.

Nemire RE, Ward CT, Whalen K, Quinn J, Subramaniam V, Gershon SK, Zavod RM. Public health matters: the role of the pharmacist and the academy. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning 2010 Jan;2(1):2-11.

Whalen KL, Mansour H. Pharmacotherapy of Diabetes in the Elderly. US Pharm 2009;43(7):44-48.

Wagner H, Pizzimenti JJ, Daniel K, Pandya N, Hardigan PC. Eye on Diabetes: A Multidisciplinary Patient Education Intervention. The Diabetes Educator 2008 Jan/Feb;34(1):84-89.

Chapters

Whalen K, Borja-Hart N. Interpretation of Laboratory Data (Chapter 11). Nemire RE, Kier KL, eds. The Pharmacy Student Survival Guide, New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 2009.

Maniscalco M, Whalen K. Community/Ambulatory Care (Chapter 14). Nemire RE, Kier KL, eds. The Pharmacy Student Survival Guide, New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 2009.

Whalen K. Insulin and Oral Hypoglycemic Drugs (Chapter 24). Harvey RA, Champe PC, eds. Lippincott’s Illustrated Review – Pharmacology (4th ed), Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2008.

Whalen K. Estrogens and Androgens (Chapter 25). Harvey RA, Champe PC, eds. Lippincott’s Illustrated Reviews-Pharmacology (4th ed), Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2008.

Whalen K. Other Therapies: Drugs Used to Treat Erectile Dysfunction, Osteoporosis, and Obesity (Chapter 29). Harvey RA, Champe PC, eds. Lippincott’s Illustrated Reviews-Pharmacology (4th ed), Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2008.