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Stefanie Ferreri, Pharm.D. - UNC-Chapel Hill. Chapel Hill, NC, US

Stefanie Ferreri, Pharm.D. Stefanie Ferreri, Pharm.D.

Clinical Associate Professor, Division of Practice Advancement and Clinical Education, Eshelman School of Pharmacy | UNC-Chapel Hill


Through her research, Stefanie Ferreri hopes to change the way community practice is portrayed and delivered in the United States.





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Stefanie Ferreri, Pharm.D., is a clinical associate professor in the Division of Practice Advancement and Clinical Education at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. Her main research interests include advancing clinical practice in the community-pharmacy setting. Through her research, she hopes to change the way community practice is portrayed and delivered to the population of the United States while influencing reimbursement strategies that affect health policy. Her other teaching and research interests include nonprescription therapeutics, medication therapy management and transitions of care.

Ferreri served as director of the community pharmacy residency program from 2004 to 2015. Prior to that she served as a residency preceptor for the program. Since 2001, she has supervised and mentored more than 80 community pharmacy residents in the program. The purpose of the community pharmacy residency program is to prepare pharmacists to guide the profession as innovative clinical practitioners with the skills, confidence and experience necessary to create change and advance patient-care services in community pharmacy practice.

Based on her residency leadership, Ferreri has developed two additional postgraduate learning opportunities. The first is the Community Pharmacy Research Fellowship. This two-year fellowship trains graduates for research careers in academia. The second is the Independent Ownership Residency. This one-year residency trains future independent owners.

Industry Expertise (3)

Education/Learning Research Health Care - Services

Areas of Expertise (10)

Clinical Research Medication Therapy Management Clinical Pharmacology Patient Safety Pharmacology Public Health Diabetes Community Health University Teaching Health Care Policy

Accomplishments (4)

Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management Presentation Merit Award (professional)


Awarded by the American Pharmacists Association.

Community Pharmacy Residency Excellence in Precepting Award (professional)


Awarded by the American Pharmacists Association.

Distinguished Young Pharmacist of the Year (professional)


Awarded by the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists.

Academic Excellence Award in Research (professional)


Awarded by the University of North Carolina School of Pharmacy.

Education (2)

Campbell University: Pharm.D., Pharmacy 1998

University of Connecticut: B.S., Pharmacy 1997

Affiliations (8)

  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy
  • Self-Care Institute
  • Nonprescription Medication Academy
  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
  • National Fiber Council
  • American Pharmacists Association
  • American Diabetes Association

Media Appearances (4)

Common Food And Drug Combinations To Avoid

Men's Journal  print


"On statin medications, it is best to avoid to grapefruit juice completely," says Stefanie Ferreri, a clinical professor at the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy ...

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A costly surprise for Cornerstone Therapeutics

Triangle Business Journal  


The drug is not cheap; two ounces of the liquid medicine costs $58, says Stefanie Ferreri, a professor of pharmacy at UNC's Eshelman School ...

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6 ways to cut drug costs

Chicago Tribune  


Stefanie Ferreri and Jena Ivey, both practicing pharmacists and clinical assistant professors at the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy, offer the following tips ...

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Which Drugs Do — And Don’t — Increase Fall Risks for the Elderly

The Wall Street Journal  


Stefanie Ferreri, a UNC pharmacist working on the study, gave us a few pointers on some common problems ...

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Event Appearances (5)

Recent Evidence Regarding Safe and Effective Use of OTC Products

APhA Annual Meeting  San Diego, CA


Medication Management in Ambulatory Practice Settings

ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting  Anaheim, CA


Combatting the Dr. Oz Effect: Teaching Critical Thinking in Self-Care

AACP Annual Meeting  Grapevine, TX


Safety and Efficacy of Commonly Used Diabetes Supplements

American Diabetes Association Advanced Postgraduate Course  San Francisco, CA


Nonprescription Medications & Dietary Supplements in Patients with Diabetes

American Diabetes Association Clinical Conference on Diabetes  Orlando, FL


Articles (5)

A Model to Inform Community Pharmacy’s Collaboration in Outpatient Care Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy


An in-depth look into how community pharmacy can participate in the outpatient care team is described. To function as a team, it is crucial to address collaboration among outpatient practices, while making it easier for patients to navigate the outpatient health system.

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Expansion of pharmacogenomics into the community pharmacy: billing considerations Pharmacogenomics

More than 135 medications in the US describe a pharmacogenomic relationship in drug response or drug safety on their package inserts. Many of these medications are used in the outpatient setting and are filled at community pharmacies, but less than a quarter include pharmacogenetic information in the patient-oriented sections of their drug labels

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Implementation of a Pharmacogenomics Service in a Community Pharmacy Journal of The American Pharmacists Association


Objective: To determine the feasibility of implementing a pharmacogenomics service in a community pharmacy.

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Evolution of Self-Care Education. The American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education


Given that faculty members train future pharmacists, they should be familiar with the new paradigms of Nonprescription Safe Use Regulatory Expansion (NSURE) Initiative, nonprescription medications for chronic diseases, and the growing trends of health and wellness in advancing patient-care initiatives. This paper reviews the significant changes that may be impacting self-care curriculums in the United States.

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Individualized Dosing of Children’s Liquid Medications in the Community Setting: A Survey of Parents and Guardians Innovations in Pharmacy


Objectives: 1) To determine parents’ and/or guardians’ interest in having pharmacists provide children’s liquid medications in a premeasured, individualized dosing device 2) To assess parents’ and/or guardians’ perception of dosing liquid medications for a child.

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