Karen Whalen

Karen Whalen, Pharm.D., BCPS, FAPhA

Assistant Dean & Clinical Professor

Department: Curricular Affairs and Accreditation
Business Phone: (352) 273-9497
Business Email: whalen@cop.ufl.edu

About Karen Whalen

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.

Publications

2021
Impact of supplemental individual verbal defense on confidence, engagement, and performance in a team-based learning therapeutics course.
Currents in pharmacy teaching & learning. 13(2):152-158 [DOI] 10.1016/j.cptl.2020.09.010. [PMID] 33454072.
2020
Development and Validation of a Situational Judgement Test to Assess Professionalism.
American journal of pharmaceutical education. 84(7) [DOI] 10.5688/ajpe7771. [PMID] 32773831.
2016
Priming the Preceptor Pipeline: Collaboration, Resources, and Recognition: The Report of the 2015-2016 Professional Affairs Standing Committee.
American journal of pharmaceutical education. 80(9) [DOI] 10.5688/ajpe809S19. [PMID] 28090114.
2015
The Role of Sodium-Glucose Co-Transporter 2 Inhibitors in the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes.
Clinical therapeutics. 37(6):1150-66 [DOI] 10.1016/j.clinthera.2015.03.004. [PMID] 25891804.
2014
Perceptions of tenure and tenure reform in academic pharmacy.
American journal of pharmaceutical education. 78(4) [DOI] 10.5688/ajpe78475. [PMID] 24850937.
2013
Preparation of faculty members and students to be citizen leaders and pharmacy advocates.
American journal of pharmaceutical education. 77(10) [DOI] 10.5688/ajpe7710220. [PMID] 24371344.
2012
Ulipristal (Ella) for Emergency Contraception
American family physician. 86(4):365-369 [PMID] 28858454.
View on: PubMed
2011
Estradiol valerate/dienogest: a novel oral contraceptive.
The Annals of pharmacotherapy. 45(10):1256-61 [DOI] 10.1345/aph.1Q216. [PMID] 21917554.
2010
Saxagliptin: a new dipeptidyl peptidase 4 inhibitor for type 2 diabetes.
The Annals of pharmacotherapy. 44(6):1046-53 [DOI] 10.1345/aph.1P003. [PMID] 20460554.
2010
Saxagliptin (Onglyza) for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
. 81:1483-1484
2008
Pharmacologic management of hypertension in patients with diabetes.
American family physician. 78(11):1277-82 [PMID] 19069021.
View on: PubMed

Grants

Jul 2014 – Jun 2017
Nurse Education, Practice, Quality, and Retention-Interpersonal Collaborative Practice
Role: Project Manager
Funding: US HLTH RESOURCES AND SERV ADMN

Education

Primary Care Pharmacy Residency
1995-1996 · James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital
Pharmacy Practice Residency
1994-1995 · Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital
Pharm.D.
1994 · University of Florida

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2017-2021
PHA5032 Leadership-Pharmacy
2011-2016,2018-2021
PHA5890 Women’S Hlth Pharm
2020
PHA5023C Personal and Professional Development III
2017-2020
PHA5787C Pt Care 5: Endo
2020
PHA5706L Intl Outreach Exper
2020
PHA5945 Leadership for International Pharmacy Outreach Experience
2018-2019
PHA5763 Ambulatory Care Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience
2018-2019
PHA5766 Patient Care Elective 2 Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience
2018-2019
PHA5761 General Medicine Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience
2018-2019
PHA5764 Community Practice Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience
2018-2019
PHA5765 Patient Care Elective 1 Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience
2018-2019
PHA5762 Hospital Practice Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience
2018-2019
PHA5767 Non-Patient Care Elective Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience
2019
PHA5733 Year 2 Enhancement
2017,2019
PHA5942 Hospital Ippe
2017,2019
PHA5941 Community Ippe
2018-2019,2021
PHA5033 Leading Change in Pcy
2018-2019,2021
PHA5034 Leadership Best Sellers for Pharmacy
2018
PHA5784C Pt Care 4: GI and Renal
2017
PHA5662 Adv Pharm Prac Exp 10
2017
PHA5661 Adv Pharm Pract Exp 9
2011-2017
PHA6935 Selected Topics in Pharmacy
2017
PHA5659 Adv Pharm Pract Exp 8
2017
PHA5649 Adv Pharm Pract Exp 7
2011-2017
PHA6631 Foundations of Medication Therapy Management I
2017
PHA5647 Adv Pharm Pract Exp 5
2017
PHA5648 Adv Pharm Pract Exp 6
2017
PHA5645 Adv Pharm Pract Exp 4
2017
PHA5644 Adv Pharm Pract Exp 3
2010,2012-2016,2016-2017
PHA5933 Select Top Pharmacy
2016
PHA6936 Advanced Topics in Pharmaceutical Sciences
2011-2016
PHA6632 Foundations of Medication Therapy Management II
2012-2014,2016
PHA6636 Medication Therapy Management: A Gastrointestinal Focus
2011,2013-2015
PHA6634 Medication Therapy Management: An Endocrine Focus
2015
PHA5700C Personal and Prof Dev I
2015
PHA5007 Pharm and Pop Health
2011,2013-2015
PHA6633 Medication Therapy Management: A Cardiovascular Focus
2014-2015
PHA6630 Medication Therapy Management: A Hematologic Focus
2014-2015
PHA6639 Medication Therapy Management: A Respiratory Focus
2013,2015
PHA6638 Medication Therapy Management: A Neurologic Focus
2013,2015
PHA6637 Medication Therapy Management: A Psychiatric Focus
2012-2015
PHA5781 Pharmacotherapy 1
2015
PHA5561C Physiol Bas Disease 2
2015
PHA5788 Pharmacotherapy 6
2012-2015
PHA5787 Pharmacotherapy 5
2014
PHA5591 Care/Patient Circula
2013-2014
PHA5782 Pharmacotherapy 2
2012-2014
PHA6635 Medication Therapy Management: A Renal Focus
2012-2014
PHA5784 Pharmacotherapy 4
2011-2013
PHA5629 Foundat Pharm Care
2013
PHA5594 Care/Patient Endocrin
2012-2013
PHA5783 Pharmacotherapy 3
2021
PHA5024C Personal and Professional Development IV

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 273-9497
Emails:
Business:
whalen@cop.ufl.edu