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Stephen Eckel

Vice Department Chair Interim Chair, PACE Associate Dean for Global Engagement Associate Professor

Stephen Eckel, Pharm.D., M.H.A.

Associate Dean for Global Engagement

Associate Professor

Vice Chair of Graduate and Postgraduate Education, PACE

Associate Director of Pharmacy, UNC Hospitals

Vice Department Chair, Interim Chair, PACE


(919) 962-0071
UNC Eshelman School Of Pharmacy, Beard 115J, CB# 7574, Chapel Hill, NC, 27599-7574

Stephen Eckel, Pharm.D., M.H.A., is associate dean for global engagement and a clinical associate professor in the Division of Practice Advancement and Clinical Education. He is the division’s vice chair for graduate and postgraduate education. In addition, he is director of graduate studies overseeing the two-year Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences with a specialization in health-system pharmacy administration. This degree is hosted at multiple sites across North Carolina. At UNC Hospitals, he is associate director of pharmacy, where he leads and develops a dynamic group of patient-care providers, and director of pharmacy residency programs. He has worked with almost 200 residents over the years. Eckel is a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist.

As an innovator and entrepreneur, Eckel spearheaded the development of UNC Pharmacy Grand Rounds with ASHP and launched ChemoGLO, LLC with Bill Zamboni, Pharm.D., Ph.D. He is the editor of the health-system edition of Pharmacy Times and a passionate supporter of the role of the pharmacist in patient care. He conducts and publishes his research and is frequently asked to speak around the world on these issues.

Eckel has been very active in the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists and current serves as president. He has also served many years in the American Pharmacists Association and ASHP House of Delegates. In 2012, he was presented with the APhA the Distinguished Achievement Award in Hospital and Institutional Practice, and in 2013, he was awarded the Excellence in Innovation award by the North Carolina Association of Pharmacist. He is a fellow of ASHP, APhA, the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and the National Academies of Practice in Pharmacy.

  • Bachelor of Science in pharmacy and Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Completed a pharmacy practice residency at Duke University Medical Center
  • Joined UNC Hospitals as a clinical pharmacist
  • Holds a Master’s of Health-Care Administration from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.

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