Kelly Scolaro, Pharm.D.

Director, Pharmaceutical Care Laboratory Clinical Assistant Professor

Kelly L. Scolaro is an assistant professor and director of pharmaceutical care labs in the Division of Pharmacy Practice and Experiential Education at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy in Chapel Hill, NC. She received her BS in pharmacy and PharmD from Auburn University. She completed an APhA-ASHP-accredited community pharmacy practice residency at the University of Florida. She held faculty positions at Auburn University and the University of Florida prior to coming to UNC.

Scolaro has practiced in several areas, including chain community pharmacy and free clinics. Scolaro has published and presented on the topics of nonprescription therapeutics, clinical services in the community pharmacy, distance education, and skills-lab learning. She is an author and reviewer for APhA’s Handbook of Nonprescription Drugs and has been an active participant in both APhA’s Self Care Institute and P&G’s Nonprescription Medicines Academy for several years.

Scolaro has a strong interest in domestic and global outreach to the underserved. She has served on health outreach trips in the USA, Ecuador, Honduras, and Mexico. At UNC-Chapel Hill, She serves as the adviser for the Student Health Action Coalition outreach group, which provides disease screening services through community outreach and the pharmacy manager for the SHAC clinic.She served six years as an officer in the AACP Self-Care and Nonprescription SIG.

Education, Certification and Licensure

  • B.S. in Pharmarcy, Auburn University
  • Doctor of Pharmacy, Auburn University
  • PGY1 Residency, University of Florida


  • Dinkins MM, Scolaro KL. Impact of a Spanish language module in a first year pharmaceutical care lab course. AJPE. Accepted for publication 2012 May;76(4).
  • Scolaro KL. Nonprescription fetal gender prediction kits. Pharmacy Today.2011 Nov:32.
  • Stegall-Zanation J, Scolaro KL. Medication management in North Carolina elementary schools: Are pharmacists involved? JAPhA. 2010 Nov/Dec;50:720-722.
  • Yang T, Scolaro KL, Dinkins MM. Raising awareness of medication disposal in professional schools. (Letter). JAPhA. 2010 Jul/Aug;50:444.
  • Scolaro KL. OTC Product: Sinus Buster. Pharmacy Today. 2010 Feb:16.
  • Scolaro KL. OTC Product: VSL #3 The Living Shield. JAPhA. 2008 Nov/Dec;48(6):e156.
  • Inge LD, Scolaro KL. Continuing Education: Update on respiratory tract infections. Drug Topics. 2008 Aug 11:50-59.
  • Scolaro KL, Braxton-Lloyd K, Helms KL. Devices for home evaluation of women’s health concerns. Am J Health-Sys Pharm. 2008 Feb 15;65(4):299-314.
  • Scolaro KL. OTC Product: Plan B emergency contraception. JAPhA. 2007 Mar/Apr;47:e1-e2.

Book Chapters

  • Scolaro KL. Disorders related to cold and allergy. In: Krinsky DL, ed.Handbook of Nonprescription Drugs. 17th ed. APhA. 2011:179-204.
  • Scolaro KL, *Nemire RE, Inge LD, Seaba H.  Taking it to the streets: reducing health disparities through domestic and global outreach. In: Nemire RE, ed.Pharmacy student survival guide. 2nd ed. McGraw-Hill. 2009:537-553.


  • Durham CF and Scolaro KL. Interprofessional education – exemplars from a course and pharmacy OSCEs. National League of Nursing Webinar Series. April 26, 2012.
  • Woodyard DJ, Hobgood C, Durham CF, Scolaro KL. Breaking Down the Silos: 2 Methods for Offering Inter-Professional Learning Opportunities. International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH). San Diego, CA. January 30, 2012.
  • Durham CF, Helgeson D, Epps C, Scolaro KL. Incorporation of patient safety goals into an inter-professional high fidelity simulation. International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH). San Diego, CA. January 29, 2012.
  • Woodyard DJ, Hobgood C, Durham CF, Scolaro KL. Breaking down silos: five methods of offering interprofessional learning opportunities. International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH). New Orleans, LA. January 24, 2011.
  • Scolaro KL, Meyer SM, Woodyard DJ, Brandt BF, Congdon HB. Implementing interprofessional education in the classroom. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Annual Meeting. Seattle, WA. July 13, 2010.
  • Greene J and Scolaro KL. APhA Immunization CE Program. Wilmington, NC. September 11, 2009.
  • Scolaro KL, Deloatch KH, Smith KM, Segal R. Teaching assistants- effective development and assessment practices. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Annual Meeting. Boston, MA. July 22, 2009.
  • Durham CF, Woodyard DJ, Hollar DW, and Scolaro KL. Interdisciplinary simulations- panel discussion on the Simulations for Interdisciplinary Education (SIDE) project. Nurses: technology savvy educators. UNC School of Nursing, Chapel Hill, NC. February 7, 2009.
  • Scolaro KL. Inge LD, Seaba HH, and Nemire RE. Serving the greater good: introducing students to global health and underserved populations. AACP Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL. July 22, 2008.