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Denise H Rhoney

Associate Dean for Curricular Innovation Ron & Nancy McFarlane Dist Prof/Chair

Denise H. Rhoney, Pharm.D.

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PHONE
(919) 966-7318
EMAIL
drhoney@unc.edu
ADDRESS
115E Beard Hall, , CB# 7574, Chapel Hill, NC, 27599-7574
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Denise H. Rhoney, Pharm.D., is the Ron and Nancy McFarlane Distinguished Professor.

After receiving her Doctor of Pharmacy at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, Rhoney completed one residency in general clinical pharmacy and another residency in critical care specialty at the Albert B. Chandler Medical Center at the University of Kentucky. She also completed a clinical research fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Glaxo. After the completion of that fellowship, she spent 16 years at Wayne State University working with the neurocritical care team at Detroit Receiving Hospital before coming to UNC.

Dr Rhoney is a fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine, American College of Clinical Pharmacy, and the Neurocritical Care Society and belongs to many other professional organizations, including the Neurocritical Care Society, where she served on the Board of Directors. She is a member of the Critical Care Practice and Research Network and the Central Nervous System Practice and Research Network of the American College of Clinical Pharmacists, as well as a member of the clinical pharmacology section of the Society of Critical Care Medicine.  She served as Chair of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy Research Institute Board of Trustees.  Dr Rhoney has been an investigator on numerous clinical trials, many as Principal Investigator.

Dr Rhoney’s research has focused mainly on traumatic brain injury and acute stroke. She has expertise in cerebrospinal fluid pharmacokinetics of pharmacologic agents. She has authored or coauthored 9 book chapters, 5 book reviews, and more than 100 articles and abstracts published in peer-reviewed journals such as Pharmacotherapy, Neurology, Critical Care Medicine, and Neurocritical Care. She is the recipient of numerous honors and awards including the Presidential Award of Teaching Excellence at Wayne State University and the 2019 American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Innovations in Teaching Award.  Dr Rhoney’s current focus is using this strong clinical background and research dedication and translating this to the interface between practice and education.  My research efforts are now related to educational innovations, specifically around development of clinical reasoning skills and incorporation of feedback into self-directed learning in pharmacy education.

Research

Rhoney’s research has focused mainly on traumatic brain injury and acute stroke. She has expertise in cerebrospinal fluid pharmacokinetics of pharmacologic agents and therapeutic optimization of neurocritical care. She has published nine book chapters, five book reviews, and more than 100 articles and abstracts in Pharmacotherapy, Neurology, Neurocritical Care and other journals.


  • July 1993 to June 1995
    Clinical Research/Drug Development Fellowship
    Glaxo Inc., Research Triangle Park, NC
    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
  • July 1992 to June 1993
    Critical Care Specialty Residency (ASHP Accredited)
    Albert B. Chandler Medical Center
    University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
  • July 1991 to June 1992
    General Clinical Pharmacy Residency (ASHP Accredited)
    Albert B. Chandler Medical Center
    University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
  • 1989 to 1991
    Doctor of Pharmacy with High Distinction
    University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, Lexington, Kentucky
  • 1990
    Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy with High Distinction
    University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, Lexington, Kentucky


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