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Kimberly A Sanders

Assistant Professor Adjunct Assistant Professor

Kimberly A Sanders, Pharm.D.

Assistant Professor


(919) 843-5119
204 Beard Hall, , CB# 7574, Chapel Hill, NC, 27599

Kimberly Sanders, Pharm.D., is an assistant professor in the Division of Practice Advancement and Clinical Education at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. She also has a shared appointment as an assistant professor at the UNC Adams School of Dentistry. Sanders earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Purdue University. She completed a one-year pharmacy practice residency at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center as well as a two-year academic postdoctoral research fellowship in pharmacy practice model advancement at UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. She is a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist and a member of numerous pharmacy professional organizations.

Sanders is primarily involved in building and expanding on the partnership between the schools of pharmacy and dentistry through initiatives to develop, implement, and evaluate clinical pharmacy services in dental practice clinics as well as active in the creation of longitudinal interprofessional education curricula. Sanders’ area of scholarship is at the interface of educational and practice-based research with focus on interprofessional education, collaborative practice, and pharmacy practice advancement.

Her past collaborative practice experience includes working with providers and care managers in joint appointments to help address the needs of patients at high risk for hospital readmission within the UNC Family Medicine Center care transitions clinic. She also has practice experience within a collaborative geriatrics specialty clinic. Sanders is passionate in focusing her clinical efforts on high risk and vulnerable populations and utilizing a team-based approach to best optimize patient care.

Practice Site: UNC Adams School of Dentistry Practice Clinics

  • Doctor of Pharmacy, Purdue University College of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy Practice Residency, University of Cincinnati Medical Center
  • Pharmacy Practice Model Advancement Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
  • Translational and Clinical Research Curriculum, North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute
  • Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist