Professor of the Practice
Beard Hall, , , Chapel Hill, NC, 27599
Ouita Davis Gatton, RPh is a Professor of the Practice in the Division of Practice Advancement and Clinical Education and an Assistant Director of the (PGY1) Community-based Pharmacy Residency Program and the Community-based Psychiatry Fellowship Program.
Ouita received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Meredith College and her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. Over the course of her career, she has worked in consulting, infusion pharmacy and with several independent and chain pharmacies. For 20 years, Ouita worked with Kroger Pharmacy, rising to the position of Mid-Atlantic Division Clinical Coordinator. In this role, she provided leadership to over 300 pharmacists in 116 pharmacies across 6 states, as they developed clinical services, precepted students and trained PGY1 Community-based Pharmacy Residents. From 2013-2018, Ouita served as the Site Coordinator for the UNC / Kroger PGY1 Community-based Pharmacy Residency Program, mentoring 5 residents. When Kroger Pharmacy left the state of North Carolina, Ouita began an adjunct faculty position with the School (0.5 FTE), serving all of the sites and preceptors in the PGY1 Community-based Pharmacy Residency Program. In 2021, her position expanded to include community-based pharmacy experiential work (0.25 FTE).
Ouita serves as an ambassador for pharmacy practice with responsibilities in the recruitment, admissions, experiential and community-based pharmacy residency spaces. She is a member of the Recruitment and Admissions Committee and participates in Candidates Days. She teaches in the classroom and advises students. She travels to visit community-based pharmacy sites on behalf of the experiential program. She works collaboratively with the Residency Program Director, other Residency Program Assistant Director, and our innovative practice sites, preceptors and residents to transform practice across the state of North Carolina. Ouita is a coach with Flip the Pharmacy, assisting community-based pharmacy sites across the state with practice transformation. She is a national trainer for the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Delivering Medication Therapy Management Services and Pharmacy-based Immunization Delivery certificate training programs. Professor Gatton is proud to serve as the 2023 President of the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists.