Stephen Eckel, Pharm.D., M.H.A.
Associate Dean for Global Engagement
Vice Chair of Graduate and Postgraduate Education, PACE
Associate Director of Pharmacy, UNC Hospitals
Vice Department Chair, Interim Chair, PACE
UNC Eshelman School Of Pharmacy, Beard 115J, CB# 7574, Chapel Hill, NC, 27599-7574
Stephen Eckel received his bachelor of science in pharmacy and doctor of pharmacy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He completed a pharmacy practice residency at Duke University Medical Center and then joined UNC Hospitals as a clinical pharmacist. Eckel also holds a master’s of health care administration from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.
Eckel is the Associate Dean for Global Engagement at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. He is also an associate professor in the Division of Practice Advancement and Clinical Education (PACE). In addition, he is director of graduate studies and is in charge of the two-year master of science in pharmaceutical sciences with a specialization in health-system pharmacy administration. This degree is hosted at various sites across the country. At UNC Medical Center, he is director of pharmacy for innovation services and residency program director of the 2-year program in health-system pharmacy administration. He has worked with almost 250 residents over the years.
As an innovator and entrepreneur Eckel spearheaded the development of UNC Pharmacy Grand Rounds with ASHP and launched ChemoGLO, LLC with Bill Zamboni, PharmD, PhD. He also founded Assure Technologies, LLC, which is developing the Precynge medical device. He is the previous editor of the health-system edition of Pharmacy Times and a passionate supporter of the role of the pharmacist and the use of technology 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, serving in the past as President. He is a past member of the Board of Directors of American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. In 2012, he was presented by APhA the Distinguished Achievement Award in Hospital and Institutional Practice and in 2013, he was awarded the Excellence in Innovation award by NCAP. In 2015, the ASHP Foundation awarded him the Pharmacy Residency Excellence Preceptor Award. He is a Fellow of ASHP, APhA, ACCP, 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.