Paul Bush, Pharm.D.

Paul Bush, Pharm.D., is currently chief pharmacy officer for Duke University Hospital in Durham, North Carolina and program director for the Health System Pharmacy Administration/MS residency. He has held the positions of director of pharmacy services for Detroit Osteopathic Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and Medical University of South Carolina, and was corporate director for Clinical Pharmacy Services for Horizon Health System.

Wendy Cox, Pharm.D.

(919) 966-9990

Wendy Cox, Pharm.D., is associate dean for curricular and student affairs and a clinical associate professor in the Division of Practice Advancement and Clinical Education at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. After receiving her Doctor of Pharmacy from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, she completed a pharmacy practice residency at the Medical University of South Carolina and a primary care specialty residency affiliated with Campbell University at Kaiser Permanente in Cary, North Carolina, and the Southern Regional Area Health Education Center in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

Michael Decoske, Pharm.D.

(919) 966-9955

Michael DeCoske, Pharm.D., currently serves as the associate chief pharmacy officer for Ambulatory Services at Duke University Hospital in Durham, North Carolina. Previously. DeCoske served as coordinator of pharmacy administrative services at Duke University Hospital. Prior to Duke, he completed a PGY1 and Health System Pharmacy Administration (PGY2) Residency at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. He completed his Doctor of Pharmacy degree at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Stephen Dedrick, M.S.

(919) 966-5323

Steve Dedrick, M.S., joined the faculty at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy in January 2009 as the director of continuing education where he is focused on postgraduate training for pharmacists to advance pharmacy practice and improve patient care. He also teaches in the master’s program in hospital pharmacy at the School.

Stephen Eckel, Pharm.D.

(919) 962-0071

Stephen Eckel, Pharm.D., M.H.A., is associate dean for global engagement and a clinical associate professor in the Division of Practice Advancement and Clinical Education. He is the division’s vice chair for graduate and postgraduate education. In addition, he is director of graduate studies overseeing the two-year Master of Science in ...

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John Kessler, Pharm.D.

John Kessler, Pharm.D., is the founder and chief clinical officer of SecondStory Health, LLC. He has more than 35 years of experience in safe medication systems design, adverse drug event reporting and errors analysis. He has chaired the United States Pharmacopoeia’s advisory panel on medication errors and he has served as an ex-officio member of the National Coordinating Council for Medication Error Reporting and Prevention. He has consulted with healthcare organizations and regulatory authorities in the United States, South Africa, Brazil and the Middle East on medication safety.

Jacqui McLaughlin, Ph.D.

(919) 966-4557

Jacqui McLaughlin, Ph.D., received her undergraduate degree in biological engineering from North Carolina State University, her master of science in biomedical engineering from the University of Memphis, and her doctorate in educational research and policy analysis from North Carolina State University. She spent one year as a postdoctoral fellow with ...

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Rick Wernoski, M.P.A.

(919) 962-0055

Rick Wernoski, M.P.A., is the executive vice dean and chief operating officer of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. Wernoski is responsible for all operational and financial aspects of the School and its institutes and centers. Wernoski joined the School in 2010 as the executive associate dean for administration and chief ...

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Adam Wolfe, Pharm.D., M.S.

In 2011, Adam Wolfe received his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Utah Skaggs College of Pharmacy in Salt Lake City, Utah. He also received his Master of Science in pharmaceutical sciences from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy in 2013. In 2013, he also completed a 2-year health-system pharmacy administration residency at UNC Hospitals and Clinics.