Scott, Shepherd Take Lead at Asheville Satellite as Almond Completes Task
With the successful launch of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy satellite campus in Asheville, Kevin Almond, who led the initiative as interim associate regional dean, is returning to his role as the School’s associate dean for advancement effective September 1. Mollie Scott, PharmD, who is currently the director of professional education in Asheville, has been named as the new regional associate dean.
Greene Shepherd, PharmD, will become the new director of professional education in Asheville.
The School’s Asheville satellite enrolled seventeen students in its inaugural class this year. These students receive classroom instructions from faculty in Chapel Hill via interactive, real-time videoconferencing, as well as from faculty based at Asheville. Upon completing all degree requirements, the students graduate with a doctor of pharmacy from UNC-Chapel Hill. The School also has a satellite program based at Elizabeth City State University.
“I want to thank Kevin Almond for the incredible job he did in making our satellite campus in Asheville a reality,” says Bob Blouin, dean of the School and the Vaughn and Nancy Bryson Distinguished Professor. “One year is not a lot of time to launch a program of this magnitude, and he and his team did a magnificent job bringing everything together.”
Scott is a clinical associate professor in the Division of Pharmacy Practice and Experiential Education and an associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine. She earned her PharmD here at the School, and she was a member of the Campbell University clinical pharmacy faculty until 2001. She is a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist and a clinical pharmacist practitioner. Scott is interested in developing innovative practice models of the patient-centered medical home, a health-care setting that facilitates partnerships between individual patients, their personal physicians, and when appropriate, the patient’s family.
Shepherd is a clinical professor in PPEE and holds a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Appalachian State University, doctor of pharmacy from Campbell University and completed a fellowship in clinical toxicology at the University of Maryland. Greene is a diplomate of the American Board of Applied Toxicology and a fellow of the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology. He has authored numerous journal articles and text-book chapters relating to clinical toxicology, emergency medicine, and disaster preparedness.