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Benyam Muluneh

Assistant Professor

Benyam Muluneh, Pharm.D.

Assistant Professor

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(919) 962-0070
3203 Kerr Hall, , CB# 7569, Chapel Hill, NC, 27599

Benyam Muluneh, PharmD., BCOP, CPP received his doctor of pharmacy at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and completed both PGY1 (Pharmacy Practice) and PGY2 (Hematology/Oncology) residencies at UNC Medical Center.  After residency, he practiced full time as a clinical pharmacist practitioner where he and his team established a pharmacist-led oral chemotherapy program which was designated with an ASHP Best Practice Award in 2015. Muluneh has since co-authored the 2018 Hematology/Oncology Pharmacist Association (HOPA) Best Practices for the Management of Oral Oncolytic Therapy and the 2022 Oncology Nursing Society’s Guidelines to Support Patient Adherence to Oral Anticancer Medications.

Muluneh joined DPET in July 2019 as a full time assistant professor. His ongoing research endeavors include: 1) Develop strategies to improve medication adherence in clinical practice; 2) Optimize tolerability and safety of chemotherapy in cancer patients; and 3) Promote chemotherapy access and affordability to underinsured and uninsured cancer patients in the United States and beyond. He also teaches in the PharmD curriculum and has a passion for international health. He is the co-director of the UNC-Ethiopia Alliance and serves as a preceptor for one of the Global Pharmacy Scholar (GPS) experiences to Ethiopia.

  • ASHP Accredited PGY2 Hematology/Oncology Specialty Residency
    July 2011-June 2012
    University of North Carolina Hospitals – Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • ASHP Accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency
    June 2010-July2011
    University of North Carolina Hospitals – Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • Doctor of Pharmacy
    August 2006-May2010
    University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy – Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • College of Arts and Sciences
    August 2004-May 2006
    Pre-Pharmacy Undergraduate Coursework
    University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • Lean Six Sigma Certification
    Purple Belt, Yellow Belt
  • Board Certified Oncology Pharmacist
    Credential number: 5130125
  • Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner
    License number: 0070-00323
  • North Carolina Pharmacy Licensure
    License number: 21097
  • Pharmacy Based Immunization Delivery Certification
    Provided by American Pharmacists Association
  • Basic Life Support
    American Heart Association