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Team Members

Profile of a Pharmacy Innovator: Renae Chesnut 

Dr. Renae Chesnut is the Dean of Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Regardless of practice setting, Dr. Chesnut wants to serve practitioners by providing them with the inspiration, ideas, and tools so that they can advance their own practices.


Profile of a Pharmacy Innovator: Michael Andreski

Dr. Michael Andreski is an Assistant Professor of Social and Administrative Pharmacy in the department of Pharmaceutical, Biomedical, and Administrative Sciences at Drake University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. At Drake University, Dr. Andreski is a dedicated teacher and hopes to make his students more aware of the operational and management side of pharmacy.


Profile of a Pharmacy Innovator: Sally Haack

Dr. Sally Haack is an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Dr. Hacck teaches her students the importance of negotiating care to improve adherence without compromising health. This requires an entrepreneurial spirit - to persevere against odds without adequate financial and social resources to achieve better patient outcomes


Profile of a Pharmacy Innovator: Carrie Koenigsfeld

Dr. Carrie Koenigsfeld is an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice in Community Pharmacy at Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. She has been involved primarily in the development of ambulatory care services in the community pharmacy setting including an innovative practice as a Clinical Pharmacist within an Internal Medicine Clinic.


Profile of a Pharmacy Innovator: Pramod Mahajan

Dr. Pramod Mahajan is an Associate Professor of Pharmacology in the Pharmaceutical Sciences Department at Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Dr. Mahajan's current and future research interests focus on understanding the molecular mechanisms of DNA damage and repair.


Profile of a Pharmacy Innovator: Erik Maki

Dr. Erik Maki is an Associate Professor of Clinical Sciences in the area of Internal Medicine at Drake University's College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. One of his interests is developing new models of the pharmacy practice with a focus in transitions of care.  Dr. Maki believes a pharmacist value is most evident when we are tangible to both patients and members of the healthcare team. 


Profile of a Pharmacy Innovator: Michael Nelson

Dr. Nelson is the current Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management He earned his B.S. in Pharmacy from the University of Washington, and his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. Michael brings experience in facilitating student leadership, developing new programs, serving as an academic administrator and overseeing student services.


Profile of a Pharmacy Innovator: Charles Phillips

Dr. Charles Phillips is a Professor of Pharmacy Administration at Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Dr. Phillips continues to model leadership for students, faculty and staff through his ongoing involvement in the profession of pharmacy at the university, state and national levels. 


Profile of a Pharmacy Innovator: Erin Ulrich

Dr. Erin Ulrich is an Assistant Professor of Social and Administrative Sciences at Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Her interests within entrepreneurism lie in sustainable business models for rural area. Dr. Ulrich feels all students and faculty deserve to have a platform for creative inquiry and support to grow their practice  through entrepreneurism.