Jo Ellen Rodgers, Pharm.D., an expert in cardiovascular pharmacotherapy, has been promoted to the rank of clinical professor at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy in the Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics.
“Dr. Rodgers is an outstanding educator and practitioner role model for our students, a dedicated faculty member and an emerging leader in pharmacy,” said Angela Kashuba, Pharm.D., chair of DPET and the John A. and Deborah S. McNeill Jr. Distinguished Professor. “This promotion is well deserved recognition for the many teaching, research, and service contributions she has made to our students, our School and the profession.”
Rodgers maintains an active clinical practice with the outpatient Cardio-Oncology Clinic with UNC Health Care. She is a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist with added qualifications in cardiology and a licensed Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner. She has served as chair of the Board of Pharmacy Specialties Pharmacotherapy Specialty Council.
She has been recognized as a fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, the National Association of Practitioners, the Heart Failure Society of America and the American Heart Association. She is a member of the Scientific Statements Committee of the Heart Failure Society of America. In 2017 she was honored with the ACCP Clinical Practice Award.
At the School, Rodgers is a recipient of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy Academic Excellence Award in both teaching and research on numerous occasions. She is also the recipient of the Kappa Epsilon Outstanding Advisor Award and the Kappa Epsilon Career Achievement Award. Rodgers has served as course developer and coordinator or co-coordinator for five Pharm.D. courses including two foundational courses in the new curriculum, Foundations in Pharmacotherapy and Introduction to Pharmacotherapy. She also serves as a preceptor for residents and students at UNC Medical Center and a mentor for fellows in her division. Her teaching evaluations from students are consistently outstanding, and she was selected by the second-year Pharm.D. students as their 2018 instructor of the year.
Rodgers joined the School’s Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics as a clinical assistant professor in 2000. She was promoted to clinical associate professor in 2009. In DPET she serves as associate director of clinical fellowship programs.
Rodgers earned her bachelor of science in pharmacy and a doctor of pharmacy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She then completed a pharmacy practice and critical care specialty residency at the Medical College of Virginia, followed by a fellowship in cardiovascular pharmacotherapy at UNC.