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CIPhER Seminar: Thoughtful Incorporation of Social and Structural Determinants of Health into Pharmacy Education – Using a Case-Based Approach

April 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Social and structural determinants of health (SSDoH) are known to heavily influence health outcomes. Increasingly, educators within pharmacy education have recognized the importance of these factors. However, incorporating instruction on SSDoH and the vital role that pharmacists have in identifying and advocating for improved SSDoH conditions for patients has presented a vexing challenge to the pharmacy academy. Preparing future pharmacists to address the holistic needs of patients is essential to eliminating health disparities and achieving health equity.

In this session, we will discuss approaches to incorporating instruction on SSDoH into pharmacy curricula and provide guidance on how to integrate SSDoH into theoretical patient cases thoughtfully and responsibly.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the need for incorporating SSDoH concepts in pharmacy curricula to prepare student pharmacists to meet the holistic needs of their current and future patients.
  2. Formulate approaches for appropriate and thoughtful inclusion of SSDoH into patient cases.

Target Audience: This program is designed for faculty, staff, preceptors, post-graduate trainees, and students.


Lunch will be available for pick-up at 11:50 am in Chapel Hill (Beard Hall) and Asheville (Karpen Hall). Please indicate while registering whether you intend to pick-up lunch.

Registration open through 4/8/2024 5:00 PM

To Register Click Here

Please Note: The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy Office of Lifelong Learning has recently changed to a new registration system.

This new system will allow for increased functionality and flexibility in program selection and delivery. We are in the process of importing personal account information from our previous system, however, you may not have been imported yet, so feel free to create a new account if needed. Imported accounts will need to reset their password prior to the first log in. To do this, click the ‘Forgot Password’ link and enter the email address associated with your account. You will then be emailed instruction on how to reset your password and log into your account. Once logged in please make sure your information is correct to ensure you receive ACPE CPE credit for any future programs.

The University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. To receive CE credit, participants must complete the CE requirements outlined on the program page and an online program evaluation (instructions emailed after the program). Statements of credit can be viewed and printed in CPE Monitor approximately 2 to 3 weeks after the program and you have completed any needed requirements. It is the participants responsibility to confirm their information is correct and their credit appears on CPE Monitor PRIOR to the 60 day deadline **No partial credit is available and no credit will be awarded after the 60 day deadline**


Presenter Information:

John M. Allen, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP, FCCM, FCCP
Clinical Associate Professor
Associate Dean for Accessibility, Belonging, and Community Health
University of Florida College of Pharmacy

John M. Allen, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCCP, FCCM, FCCP is the UF College of Pharmacy’s associate dean for accessibility, belonging and community health, and a clinical associate professor at the college’s Orlando campus. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Dr. Allen joined the college in 2018. Dr. Allen’s professional areas of interest include health equity, antimicrobial stewardship in the intensive care unit, antibiotic dosing in sepsis, and treatment of multi-drug resistant infections in critically ill patients.

Dr. Allen graduated with his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, FL. He then completed a PGY-1 residency, followed by a PGY-2 Critical Care residency at Tampa General Hospital, in Tampa, FL. Dr. Allen is a dual board-certified pharmacist in critical care, and pharmacotherapy.

Dr. Allen is an active member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, American College of Clinical Pharmacy, Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists and the Florida Society of Health-System Pharmacists and has been appointed to committees within all of these organizations. In 2017, Dr. Allen received the prestigious honor of induction as a Fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine, which honors individuals whose achievements and contributions demonstrate personal commitment to critical care excellence, a distinction at the time of his induction bestowed upon seven pharmacists in the state of Florida.

Prior to his appointment at the University of Florida, Dr. Allen has held a variety of diverse administrative experiences including serving as a pharmacy clinical coordinator, pharmacy residency program director, and director of infectious diseases pharmacy for a 16-hospital system. In his free time, Dr. Allen enjoys watching anything with four wheels going fast, traveling, and spending time with his wife and three children.


April 10
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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301 Pharmacy Lane
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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