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Macary Marciniak, Pharm.D. - UNC-Chapel Hill. Chapel Hill, NC, US

Macary Marciniak, Pharm.D. Macary Marciniak, Pharm.D.

Clinical Associate Professor, Eshelman School of Pharmacy | UNC-Chapel Hill


Macary Marciniak's focus is in community pharmacy practice, specifically immunizations, medication therapy management, and self-care.





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Macary Marciniak, Pharm.D., is a clinical associate professor at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her focus is in community pharmacy practice, specifically immunizations, medication therapy management, and self-care. She serves as the director of the PGY1 and PGY2 Community Pharmacy/Academia Residency Programs. Marciniak is an adviser for the Carolina Association of Pharmacy Students, a unified professional organization affiliated with the American Pharmacists Association, the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, and the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists. She also serves as an adviser for Phi Delta Chi Professional Pharmacy Fraternity.

Before returning home to her alma mater, Marciniak was a community pharmacy faculty member at Albany College of Pharmacy in Albany, New York, for seven years. She is a board certified ambulatory care pharmacist, a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist and a fellow of the American Pharmacists Association. She has completed certificate-training programs in diabetes, immunizations, MTM, self-care and tobacco cessation. Marciniak is a national faculty trainer for the APhA Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery certificate training program and has trained hundreds of pharmacists across the United States.

Marciniak is an active member of state and national professional organizations. She is currently a member-at-large on the NCAP Community Care Practice Forum Executive Committee and is a member of the NCAP Immunization Task Force. She is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, APhA, ASHP, Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International, Phi Delta Chi and Phi Lambda Sigma. Marciniak serves as an APhA media adviser and frequently responds to media requests related to health, wellness and medications. In 2011, she served as the expert pharmacist in a year-long series of episodes for WebMD’s “Ask the Pharmacist.” Macary has been honored with the Pharmacy Leadership and Education Institute Albert B. Prescott Leadership Award and the Pharmacists Mutual Distinguished Young Pharmacist Award.

Industry Expertise (3)

Health Care - Providers



Areas of Expertise (11)



Medication Therapy Management


Community Health

Immunization Policy/Economics

University Education


Addiction & Recovery

Community Care Policy and Practice

Media Relations

Accomplishments (4)

Outstanding Chapter Advisor Award (professional)


Awarded by the American Pharmacists Association – Academy of Student Pharmacists.

Presentation Merit Award (professional)


Awarded by the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management for poster presentation entitled “The Role of Community Pharmacists in Transitional Care: A Survey of Patients’ Perceptions.”

Albert B. Prescott Leadership Award (professional)


Awarded by the Pharmacy Leadership and Education Institute.

Distinguished Young Pharmacist Award (professional)


Awarded by Pharmacists Mutual in recognition of individual excellence and outstanding service to the profession of pharmacy.

Education (1)

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Pharm.D., Pharmacy 2000

Affiliations (5)

  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy
  • American Pharmacists Association
  • North Carolina Association of Pharmacists
  • Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International

Media Appearances (5)

Are We Taking Some Medicines for Too Long?



“The best place to start is by eliminating foods that might trigger the heartburn or by trying an H2 blocker,” says Macary Marciniak, PharmD, a professor at University of North Carolina’s Eshelman School of Pharmacy ...

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NC tobacco industry shrugs at CVS decision to drop tobacco products

The Charlotte Observer  


“This is a move on CVS’ part to be more in line with promoting health, and promoting health care and providing positive health outcomes for their patients,” said Macary Marciniak, an associate professor at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Eshelman School of Pharmacy ...

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NBC News  tv


On the FDA’s pulling of the diet drug Hydroxycut.


Schenectady Today Show  tv


Discussed National Immunization Awareness Month, the role of the pharmacist in immunizations and the Albany College of Pharmacy’s award-winning Operation Immunization patient care project.

Travel and Medications

Carolina News Network  radio


Discussed tips for traveling with medications during the holidays.

Event Appearances (5)

Development of a Personalized Medicine (Pharmacogenomics) Service for Clopidogrel in a Community Pharmacy

APhA 2012  New Orleans, LA


American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery Train-the-Trainer Program

Concordia University Wisconsin  Mequon, WI


Beyond PGY1 Community Practice Residency Training: What’s Next? – Presentations on Emerging Programs

APhA Annual Meeting  Seattle, WA


Building Media Relations

APhA Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) Midyear Regional Meeting (MRM)  Orlando, FL


Immunization Update

26th Annual Pharmacy Practice Seminar  Wrightsville Beach, NC


Articles (5)

Provider communication and HPV vaccination: The impact of recommendation quality


2016 Receiving a healthcare provider's recommendation is a strong predictor of HPV vaccination, but little is known empirically about which types of recommendation are most influential. Thus, we sought to investigate the relationship between recommendation quality and HPV vaccination among U.S. adolescents.

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Evaluating the Economic Impact of a Targeted Medication Intervention Program

Journal of Pharmacy Practice

2013 Objective: To calculate the return on investment (ROI) for a targeted medication intervention program developed by corporate management of a community pharmacy.

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An integrated approach to research and manuscript development

American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy

2013 A stepwise process for planning, writing, and submitting a research manuscript to a peer-reviewed journal is described.

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Assessment of patient perceptions concerning a community pharmacy-based warfarin monitoring service

Innovations in Pharmacy

2012 To assess patient perceptions of a North Carolina community pharmacy-based warfarin monitoring service.

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Retrospective Analysis of Estimated Cost Avoidance Following Pharmacist-Provided Medication Therapy Management Services

Journal of Pharmacy Practice

2012 Objective: To compare the estimated cost avoidance (ECA) of pharmacist-provided medication therapy management (MTM) services among common disease states encountered in community pharmacy practice.

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