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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

Director of Pharmacy, Innovation Services, UNC Medical Center

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

Stephen Eckel, Pharm.D., M.H.A., is associate dean for global engagement and a associate professor in the Division of Practice Advancement and Clinical Education. He leads a two-year Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences with a specialization in health-system pharmacy administration. This degree is hosted at eight hospitals, five of which are in North Carolina and others are located in 3 other states. At UNC Medical Center, he is director of pharmacy for innovation services, where he is residency program director for the 2-year health system pharmacy administration and leadership residency program. He has worked with almost 200 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, Pharm.D., Ph.D. He is also the founder of Assure Technologies, LLC, which is leading the development of the medical device Precynge (precise syringe). Eckel is the previous editor of the health-system edition of Pharmacy Times and a passionate supporter of the role of the pharmacist and 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 also was a 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
  • Holds a Master’s of Health Care Administration from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.

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