Adam M Persky, Ph.D.

Clinical Professor

Adam Persky received his B.S. in biology from Purdue University and a M.S. in exercise science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He completed his Ph.D. in pharmaceutical sciences at the University of Florida and did an industry-sponsored postdoctoral fellowship in pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and GlaxoSmithKline.

Persky joined the faculty at UNC-Chapel Hill in 2004. He is a clinical associate professor in the Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics. He was the director of the Center for Educational Excellence in Pharmacy from 2011 to 2013, which was charged with the promotion of innovative teaching practices within the School.

Persky has received several teaching awards from the School including Best Overall Instructor. He was named an Atlantic Coast Conference Teaching Scholar during the program’s inaugural year (2009–2010). He has published and has given over sixty national and international workshops on teaching and learning.

Foundations in Pharmacokinetics

Foundations in Pharmacokinetics (Enhanced Edition)

Adam M. Persky & Gary M. Pollack

In Foundations in Pharmacokinetics, Adam M. Persky and Gary M. Pollack offer their perspectives on the concepts and important questions of this challenging area of pharmacy.

Book Features:
272 videos
59 practices
9 self-assessments
9 review sections

Research

  • Pharmacy education
  • Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of dietary supplements
  • Interaction of exercise and/or nutrition on drug disposition and action

Publications Related to Teaching and Learning

A.M. Persky, T. Henry, A. Campbell. An exploratory analysis of personality, attitudes, and study skills on the learning curve within a team-based learning environment, Am J Pharm Educ, accepted.

A.M. Persky, R.E. Dupuis, An eight year retrospective study in “flipped” pharmacokinetics courses, Amer J Pharm Educ, 78(10), 2014

A. Hedges, S. Miller, M. Scott, A.M. Persky, Current environment of service learning within the school of pharmacy, Curr Pharm Teach Learn, 6(6): 884-890, 2014

A.M. Persky, Qualitative analysis of animation versus reading for pre-class preparation in a “flipped” classroom in a professional pharmacy program, J Excel College Teach, 26(1): 2015

J. Lancaster, S. Stein, L. Garrelts MacLean, J. Van Amburgh, A.M. Persky, A review of Faculty development programs models to advance teaching and learning within health science programs: a review of literature, Am J Pharm Educ, Volume 78, Issue 5, Article 99, 2014

A.M. Persky, J. Kirwin, C.J. Marasco, D.M. May, M. L. Skomo, K. B. Kennedy, Classroom Attendance: Factors and Perceptions of Students, Faculty, and Administrators amongst schools of pharmacy, Curr Pharm Teach Learn, 6(1)1-9, 2014

M.Z. Farland, B.L. Sicat., A.S. Franks, K.S. Pater, M.S. Medina, A.M. Persky, Best practices for team-based learning in pharmacy education, Am J Pharm Educ, 77(8) Article 177 , 2013

A.J. Greco, S.P. Ferreri, A.M. Persky, M.W. Marciniak, Characteristics of Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2) Pharmacy Residency Programs with a Secondary Emphasis on Academia, Am J Pharm Educ, 77(7): Article 143, 2013

C. White, D.T. Howell, A.M. Persky, B. Louis, LM., Griffin, A. Simmons-Yon, K.L. Scolaro, Institutional strategies to achieve diversity and inclusion in pharmacy education: a results oriented, multi-faceted approach, Am J Pharm Educ, 77(5):Article 97, 2013

W.C. Cox, A.M. Persky, S.L. Blalock, Correlation of the health science reasoning test with other variables within an admissions process, Am J Pharm Educ, 77(6): Article 118, 2013

A.M. Persky, Development of a course review process, Am J Pharm Educ, 76(7) Article 130, 2012

A.M. Persky, Impact of team-based learning on a foundational pharmacokinetics course, Am J Pharm Educ, 76(2) Article 31, 2012

A.M. Persky and G.M. Pollack, A modified team-based learning physiology course, Am J Pharm Educ, 75(10) Article 204, 2011.

A.M. Persky and G.M. Pollack, Transforming a large, lecture based  course to a small group, interactive course in a professional curriculum: example using a foundational pharmacokinetics course, Am J Pharm Educ, 74(9) Article 170, 2010.

A.M. Persky, An exercise prescription course: helping to support public health and improving pharmacy students’ confidence in patient counseling, Am J Pharm Educ, 73(7) Article 188, 2009.

A.M. Persky and G.M. Pollack, A hybrid jigsaw approach to teach renal clearance concepts, Am J Pharm Educ, 73(3) Article 49, 2009.

R.A. Blouin, W.H. Riffee, E.T. Robinson, D.E. Beck, C. Green, P.U. Joyner, A.M. Persky, and G.M. Pollack. Roles of Innovation in Education Delivery. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education: Volume 73, Issue 8, Article 154. 2009

A.M. Persky and G.M. Pollack, Immediate feedback, answer-until-correct examinations in a core-curriculum pharmacokinetics course, Am J Pharm Educ, 72(4) Article 83, 2008.

A.M. Persky, Multi-faceted approach to improve learning in pharmacokinetics, Am J Pharm Educ, 72(2) Article 36, 2008

R. E. Dupuis and A.M. Persky, Initial experience in using case-based learning in a clinical pharmacokinetics courses, Am J Pharm Educ, 72(2) Article 29, 2008.

A.M. Persky, J. Stegall-Zanation and R. E. Dupuis,  Student perceptions of the incorporation of games into classroom instruction for basic and clinical pharmacokinetics, Am J Pharm Educ, 71(2): Article 21, 2007.

CIPhER Publications

 

Medina MS, Castleberry AN, Persky AM. Strategies for improving learner metacognition in health professional education. Am J Pharm Educ. In press.

McLaughlin J, Khanova J, Persky AM, Hathaway N, Cox WC. Design, implementation, and outcomes of a three-week pharmacy bridging course. Am J Pharm Educ. In press.

Persky AM, Hogg A. Study time for pre-class quizzes in a flipped classroom: influence of reading material characteristics. Am J Pharm Educ. In press.

Persky AM, Robinson J. Moving from novice to experts and its implications for instruction. Am J Pharm Educ. In press.

Persky AM, Wells M, Sanders K, Fiordalsi J, Downey C, Anksorus H. An interdisciplinary approach improving long-term retention of pharmacology knowledge. J Dent Educ. In press.

Terenyi J, Anksorus H, Persky AM. Learning brand name-generics: impact of spacing of practice. Am J Pharm Educ. In press.

Persky AM. Creating posters for the 21st Am J Pharm Educ. 2016;80(10):Article 162.

Persky AM, Hudson S. A snapshot of student study strategies across a professional pharmacy curriculum: are students using evidence-based practice? Curr Pharm Teach Learn. 2016;8(2):141-147.

Persky AM. Mentoring and developing a successful trainee: a reflection. Am J Pharm Educ. 2016;80(4):Article 55.

Persky AM, Romanelli F. Insights, pearls, and guidance on successfully producing and publishing educational research. Am J Pharm Educ. 2016;80(5):Article 75.

Howard M, Persky AM. Helpful tips for new users of active learning. Am J Pharm Educ. 2015;79(4):Article 46.

Persky AM. Are we practicing evidence based education? Am J Pharm Educ. 2015;79(8):Article 109.

Persky AM, Henry T, Campbell A. An exploratory analysis of personality, attitudes, and study skills on the learning curve within a team-based learning environment, Am J Pharm Educ. 2015;79(2):Article 20.

Persky AM. Qualitative analysis of animation versus reading for pre-class preparation in a “flipped” classroom in a professional pharmacy program. J Excel College Teach. 2015;26(1):5-28.

Schlesinger J, Persky AM. Bloom’s Taxonomy in action. MedEdPORTAL Publications. 2015. Faculty Learning Community.

Haines SH, Persky AM. Faculty development: who, what, why, where, when, and how? Am J Pharm Educ. 2014;78(5):Article 97.

Hedges A, Miller S, Scott M, Persky AM. Current environment of service learning within the school of pharmacy. Curr Pharm Teach Learn. 2014;6(6):884-890.

Lancaster J, Stein S, Garrelts MacLean L, Van Amburgh J, Persky AM. A review of faculty development programs models to advance teaching and learning within health science programs: a review of literature. Am J Pharm Educ. 2014;78(5):Article 99.

Persky AM. Cost-benefit of educational interventions. Am J Pharm Educ. 2014;78(8):Article 145.

Persky AM, Dupuis RE. An eight year retrospective study in “flipped” pharmacokinetics courses. Am J Pharm Educ. 2014;78(1):Article 190.

Persky AM, Kirwin J, Marasco CJ, May DM, Skomo ML, Kennedy KB. Classroom attendance: factors and perceptions of students, faculty, and administrators amongst schools of pharmacy. Curr Pharm Teach Learn. 2014;6(1):1-9.

Cox WC, Persky AM, Blalock SL. Correlation of the health science reasoning test with other variables within an admissions process. Am J Pharm Educ. 2013;77(6):Article 118.

Farland MZ, Sicat BL, Franks AS, Pater KS, Medina MS, Persky AM. Best practices for team-based learning in pharmacy education. Am J Pharm Educ. 2013;77(8):Article 177.

Greco AJ, Ferreri SP, Persky AM, Marciniak MW. Characteristics of Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2) pharmacy residency programs with a secondary emphasis on academia. Am J Pharm Educ. 2013;77(7):Article 143.

Persky AM, Alford EL, Kyle J. Not all hard work leads to learning. Am J Pharm Educ. 2013;77(5):Article 89.

White C, Howell DT, Persky AM, et al. Institutional strategies to achieve diversity and inclusion in pharmacy education: a results oriented, multi-faceted approach. Am J Pharm Educ. 2013;77(5):Article 97.

Persky AM. Impact of team-based learning on a foundational pharmacokinetics course. Am J Pharm Educ. 2012;76(2):Article 31.

Persky AM, Joyner PU, Cox WC. Development of a course review process. Am J Pharm Educ. 2012;76(7):Article 130.

Persky AM, Pollack GM. Transforming a large, lecture based course to a small group, interactive course in a professional curriculum: example using a foundational pharmacokinetics course. Am J Pharm Educ. 2010;74(9):Article 170.

Persky AM. An exercise prescription course: helping to support public health and improving pharmacy students’ confidence in patient counseling. Am J Pharm Educ. 2009;73(7):Article 188.

Persky AM, Pollack GM. A hybrid jigsaw approach to teach renal clearance concepts. Am J Pharm Educ. 2009;73(3):Article 49.

Dupuis RE, Persky AM. Initial experience in using case-based learning in a clinical pharmacokinetics course. Am J Pharm Educ. 2008;72(2):Article 29.

Persky AM. Multi-faceted approach to improve learning in pharmacokinetics. Am J Pharm Educ. 2008;72(2):Article 36.

Persky AM, Pollack GM. Immediate feedback, answer-until-correct examinations in a core-curriculum pharmacokinetics course. Am J Pharm Educ. 2008;72(4):Article 83.

Persky AM, Cox WC, Deloatch K, Pollack GM. Good outcome development is good science. Am J Pharm Educ. 2007;71(4):Article 74.

Persky AM, Stegall-Zanation J, Dupuis RE. Student perceptions of the incorporation of games into classroom instruction for basic and clinical pharmacokinetics. Am J Pharm Educ. 2007;71(2):Article 21.

CIPhER Presentations

Persky AM, Romanelli R, McLaughlin JE, Bush A. Building better pedagogic research: laying the foundation for the scholarship of teaching and learning. Presented at: American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Conference; July, 2017; Nashville, TN.

Butler A, Persky AM. Stabilizing access to marginal knowledge in a classroom setting. Presented at: American Education Research Association annual meeting; April, 2017; San Antonio, TX.

Dinsmore D, Persky AM. Professional students’ confidence and calibration in a semester-long pharmacy course. Presented at: American Education Research Association annual meeting; April, 2017; San Antonio, TX.

Wells M, Persky AM. An interdisciplinary teaching approach to improving retention of pharmacology knowledge. Presented at: American Dental Education Association meeting; March, 2017; Long Beach, CA.

Persky AM. 5 studies and 5 tips to enhance student learning. Presented at: Lilly Conference on College Teaching; January, 2017; Austin, TX.

Persky AM. Redesigning a 300 level course to incorporate active learning. Presented at: Lilly Conference on College Teaching; January, 2017; Austin, TX.

Persky AM, Zakrajsek T. Critical incidences in teaching and learning. Presented at: Lilly Conference on College Teaching; January, 2017; Austin, TX.

Persky AM. COIT Seminar: eating sleeping and drinking: a guide to learning success. Presented at: University of Arizona College of Pharmacy; 2017; Tucson, AZ.

Persky AM. Guidelines and recommendations for evidence based practice in teaching. Presented at: University of Arizona College of Pharmacy; 2017; Tucson, AZ.

Persky AM, Remsberg C. Combating the challenges of implementing active learning. Presented as a workshop at: Transformation and Innovation of Pharmacy Education Institute; 2017; Spokane, WA.

Persky AM. Using learned information to improve patient health: a guide to successful teaching & learning. Presented at: Duquesne University College of Pharmacy; 2017; Pittsburgh, PA.

Hudson S, Persky AM. Is learning improved when students generate and answer peer-written questions? Presented at: North Carolina Association of Pharmacists annual meeting; November, 2016; Charlotte, NC.

Stein S, Persky AM. Streaming teaching and learning: faculty perceptions of a 5-minute faculty teaching training video series. Presented at: Educause national meeting; October, 2016; Anaheim, CA.

Persky AM. Does spacing homework improve learning in a team-based-learning course? Presented at: American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Conference; July, 2016; Anaheim, CA.

Persky AM, Haines S, Van Amburgh J, Stein S. 5 minute faculty teaching development. Presented at: American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Conference; July, 2016; Anaheim, CA.

Persky AM. Ins and outs of academic pharmacy. Presented at: American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Conference; July, 2016; Anaheim, CA.

Persky AM. Joseph DiPiro excellence in publishing workshop. Presented at: American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Conference; July, 2016; Anaheim, CA. Presented at: American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Conference; July, 2015; National Harbor, MD.

White C, Persky AM. Institutional strategies for best practices in minority recruitment to achieve diversity and inclusion. Presented at: American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Conference; July, 2016; Anaheim, CA.

Terenyi J, Persky AM. Spacing practice improves retention in the self-paced learning of Brand/Generics. Presented at: American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Conference; July, 2016; Anaheim, CA. Presented as an encore poster at: American Association of Health System Pharmacists annual meeting; 2016; Anaheim, CA.

Persky AM, Butler A, Dobson J. Applying cognitive psychology to teaching and learning. Presented at: American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting; May, 2016; Boston, MA.

Persky AM. Moving from novice to expert and its implications for instruction. Presented at: Lilly Conference on College Teaching; January, 2016; Traverse City, MI.

Persky AM. Active learning: enhancing participation across the curriculum. Presented at: Wayne State University College of Pharmacy; 2016; Detroit, MI.

Persky AM. Applying cognitive psychology for learner success. Presented at: Baylor University; 2016; Waco, TX.

Persky AM. Classroom games in pharmacokinetics. Presented as a webinar for: American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy; 2016

Persky AM. Flipping the health science classroom. Presented at: Campbell University; 2016; Buies Creek, NC.

Persky AM. Getting students to prepare for class. Presented at: Department of Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; 2016; Chapel Hill, NC.

Persky AM. The flipped classroom: implementing the research on learning. Presented at: Marshall University College of Pharmacy; 2016; Huntingdon, WV.

Persky AM. Strategies to supercharge students and clients. Presented as a webinar for: Canadian Dental Hygienist Association; 2016; Ontario, Canada.

Persky AM. Defining, developing, and assessing metacognition to enhance learning and retention. Presented at: American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Conference; July, 2015; National Harbor, MD

Persky AM. Educational best practices and professional development roundtables: transforming what you do in the classroom into publishable SoTL. Presented at: American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Conference; July, 2015; National Harbor, MD.

Persky AM. Lecture is not dead; lecturing in a flipped society. Presented at: Lilly Conference on College Teaching; January, 2015; Austin, TX.

Persky AM. Teaching with skeletal note workbooks. Presented at: Lilly Conference on College Teaching; January, 2015; Austin, TX.

Persky AM. Curiosity in Teaching: How do we educate the next generation of exercise scientists. Presented at: New England Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine; 2015; Providence, RI.

Persky AM. Evidence-based education in experiential training. Presented at: Southern Regional Area Health Education Center (AHEC); 2015; Fayetteville, NC.

Persky AM. Designing high structure active learning courses: flipping and other models. Presented at: Washington State University College of Pharmacy; 2015; Spokane, WA.

Persky AM. Improving student engagement through evidence based teaching. Presented at: Midwestern University College of Pharmacy; 2015; Downers Grove, IL.

Persky AM. Improving the training of the student-pharmacist: now and the future. Presented at: University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy; 2015; Memphis, TN.

Persky AM. Teaching critical thinking in pharmacy. Presented at: Rosalind Franklin College of Pharmacy: 2015; North Chicago, IL.

Persky AM, Sathy V, Thompson J. Reflecting on teaching: approaches to course evaluation. Presented at: UNC Center for Faculty Excellence’s Faculty Showcase; 2015; Chapel Hill, NC.

Persky AM, McQueen C, Mehta B. Combating the Dr. Oz Effect: teaching critical thinking in self-care. Presented at: American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting; July, 2014; Grapevine, TX.

Persky AM, Reich K. Developing your scholarship of teaching and learning. Presented at: American College of Sports Medicine annual meeting; May, 2014; Orlando, FL.

Persky AM. The evidence behind the 7 principles of good practice. Presented at: Lilly Conference; January, 2014; Austin, TX.

Persky AM. Why our experiences are not enough: using evidence-based teaching practice for more effective learning. Presented at: Lilly Conference on College Teaching; January, 2014; Traverse City, MI.

Persky AM. Active learning: from theory to practice. Presented at: College of Pharmacy, University of Washington; 2014; Seattle, WA.

Persky AM. Developing better pharmacists: strategies to improve student learning. Presented at: University of Iowa College of Pharmacy; 2014; Cedar Rapids, IA.

Persky AM. Evidence behind course evaluations. Presented at: Department of Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; 2014; Chapel Hill, NC.

Persky AM. Evidence that will change the way you teach. Presented at: University of Arkansas Medical Sciences University; 2014; Little Rock, AR.

Persky AM. Experience is not enough: teaching with the evidence to improve student learning. Presented at: Southwest Oklahoma State University College of Pharmacy; 2014; Weatherford, OK.

Persky AM. From lab to the classroom: translating research into practice with the “flipped” classroom. Presented at: University of Nebraska Medical Center; 2014; Omaha, NE.

Persky AM. How learning works: the evidence to improve student learning. Presented at: University of Arkansas Medical Sciences University; 2014; Little Rock, AR.

Persky AM. Learning to risk, risking to learn: innovation and research in the classroom. Presented at: Indiana University Purdue University – Fort Wayne; 2014; Fort Wayne, IN.

Persky AM. Mistakes students make: a flipping experience. Presented at: University of Nebraska College of Pharmacy; 2014; Omaha, NE.

Persky AM. Motivation to learning: from student to faculty. Presented as a webinar for: University of Washington; 2014; Seattle, WA.

Persky AM. Overcoming the Dr. Oz Effect: teaching critical thinking in dental care. Presented at: University of North Carolina School of Dentistry; 2014; Chapel Hill, NC.

Persky AM. Strategies for effective teaching and learning. Presented at: Bainbridge State College; 2014; Bainbridge, GA.

Persky AM. The foundation of flipping: how learning works. Presented at: East Tennessee State University College of Pharmacy; 2014; Johnson City, TN.

Persky AM. The scoop on active learning. Presented at: Thomas Jefferson University; 2014; Philadelphia, PA.

Persky AM. Where we’ve been, where we are headed: evolution of synchronous learning environment. Presented at: South Carolina College of Pharmacy; 2014; Santee, SC.

Persky AM. Training the next generation of exercise scientists: strategies to improve student learning. Presented at: Mid-Atlantic American College of Sports Medicine annual meeting; November, 2013; Harrisburg, PA.

Persky AM, Franks A, Janke K. Enhancing motivation to effective teaching and learning. Presented at: American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Conference; July, 2013; Chicago, IL.

Persky AM, Loeb J. Eat, Drink (Sleep) and be Merry in College: A guide to learning success. Presented at: Lilly Conference on College Teaching; January, 2013; Traverse City, MI.

Persky AM. The 5-minute workshop: examples and considerations. Presented at: Lilly Conference on College Teaching; January, 2013; Greensboro, NC.

Persky AM. Energize your roots, spread their wings. Presented at: Canadian Dental Hygienist Association national meeting; 2013; Toronto, CA.

Persky AM. Getting students to be [highly] competent. Presented at: Washington State University College of Pharmacy; 2013; Spokane & Pullman, WA.

Persky AM. Getting to the root of the problem: misconceptions about learning. Presented at: Canadian Dental Hygienist Association national meeting; 2013; Toronto, CA.

Persky AM. How students learn. Presented at: School of Nursing, University of North Carolina; 2013; Chapel Hill, NC.

Persky AM. Innovation in teaching practice: what can I do now? Presented at: Westfield State University; 2013; Westfield, MA.

Persky AM. Taking the next step: Integrating evidence-based teaching. Presented at: Campbell University College of Health Sciences and Pharmacy; 2013; Morrisville, NC.

Persky AM. Team-based learning: foundations for its use. Presented at: Xavier University of Louisiana College of Pharmacy; 2013; New Orleans, LA.

Persky AM. The scholarship of teaching and learning: What can I do on Monday? Presented as a webinar for: Laboratory Special Interest Group of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy; 2013.

Koval P, Persky AM. Evaluation of a virtual poster presentation defense in ‘second life’ to prepare pharmacy students for live presentation. Presented at: American College of Clinical Pharmacy national meeting; October, 2012; Austin, TX.

Persky AM, Cain J, Smith K, Romanelli F. The entitled student: reasons, implications, & recommendations. Presented at: American Association of College of Pharmacy Annual Conference; July, 2012; Kissimmee, FL.

Persky AM, Farland M, Franks A, Pater K, Sicat B, Medina M. Mischief managed: spells and charms to make team-based learning more magical. Presented at: American Association of College of Pharmacy Annual Conference; July, 2012; Kissimmee, FL.

Persky AM, Skomo M, Marasco C, May B, Kirwan J, Kennedy K. Factors that affect student classroom attendance: perceptions of students and faculty in colleges of pharmacy. Presented at: American Association of College of Pharmacy Annual Conference; July, 2012; Kissimmee, FL.

Persky AM, Stein S, Van Amburgh J, McLean L. Teaching teachers how to teach: golden nuggets for effective teaching. Presented at: American Association of College of Pharmacy Annual Conference; July, 2012; Kissimmee, FL.

Townsend D, Persky AM. Dynamics of an academic administrative fellowship in diversity. Presented at American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Conference; July, 2012; Kissimmee, FL.

White C, Persky AM. Cross-cultural communication training: student perceptions. Presented at: American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Conference; July, 2012; Kissimmee, FL.

Hedges A, Persky AM. Current environment of service-learning in the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. Presented at: Research Day, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy; March, 2012; Chapel Hill, NC.

Persky AM. Evidence-based teaching: studies directly related to student learning. Presented at: American Dental Hygienist Association national meeting; 2012; Phoenix, AZ.

Persky AM. The pharmacology of learning enhancement. Presented at: International Lilly Conference on College Teaching; 2012; Miami, OH.

Persky AM. The student pharmacist “workout”: strength finders and leadership development. Presented at: North Carolina Association of Pharmacists Student Leadership Conference; 2012; Pinehurst, NC.

Persky AM. Understanding the basics of student learning. Presented at: UNC Center for Faculty Excellence new faculty orientation, University of North Carolina; 2012; Chapel Hill, NC.

Persky AM. What research tells us about learning and how we can use it. Presented at: Purdue University School of Pharmacy faculty retreat; 2012; West Lafayette, IN.

Joyner P, Persky AM. Framing the curriculum: use of clinical application to integrate foundational and clinical sciences. Presented at: American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Conference; July, 2011; San Antonio, TX.

Persky AM. Design and implementation of a course review process. Presented at: American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Conference; July, 2011; San Antonio, TX.

Persky AM, Franks A, Medina M. The science of learning and teaching: from research to practice. Presented at: American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Conference; July, 2011; San Antonio, TX.

Persky AM. Impact of team-based learning in a foundational pharmacokinetics course. Presented at: American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Conference; July, 2011; San Antonio, TX.

Persky AM. Advancing health through education: evidence-based education in exercise science. Presented at: American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) national meeting; May, 2011; Denver, CO.

Persky AM. Rather discuss than lecture? Methods to help promote student engagement in any size class. Presented at: Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching; January, 2011; Greensboro, NC.

Persky AM. A Linda DeVore lecture: evidence-based teaching: studies directly related to student learning. Presented at: American Dental Hygienist Association national meeting; 2011; Nashville, TN.

Persky AM. Applying the science of learning in large classes: use of team-based learning. Presented at: International Lilly Conference on College Teaching; 2011; Miami, OH.

Persky AM. Applying the science of learning. Presented at: University of North Carolina; 2011; Chapel Hill, NC.

Persky AM. Engaging students in the classroom: active and cooperative learning strategies. Presented at: Duke University; 2011; Durham, NC.

Persky AM. Strategies for promoting student engagement in any size class. Presented at: Johnson and Wales University; 2011; Charlotte, NC.

Persky AM. Studies directly related to student learning: translating research to practice. Presented at: Mountain Area Health Education Center resident teaching certificate program; 2011; Asheville, NC.

Persky AM. What the research tells us about learning: what might we be overlooking? Presented at: Johnson and Wales University; 2011; Charlotte, NC.

Scott M, Persky AM. Service-learning in the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy curriculum. Presented at: American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Conference; July, 2010; Seattle, WA.

Persky AM. A ‘sandwich’ approach to enhancing the scholarship of teaching. Presented at: American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Conference; July, 2010; Seattle, WA.

Persky AM. Improving pharmacy education through evidence based practices. Presented at: South Carolina College of Pharmacy faculty retreat; 2010; Charleston, SC.

Persky AM. Teaching@distance.edu: 3 studies that will change your teaching practice. Presented at: South Carolina College of Pharmacy; 2010; Charleston, SC.

Persky AM. Teaching to think: cooperative learning in large classrooms. Presented at: Duke University Center for Instructional Technology; 2010; Durham, NC.

Persky AM, Zakrajsek T. Evidence-based learning: applied research findings pertaining to how students learn. Presented at: Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching; January, 2010; Greensboro, NC.

Riendeau A, Persky AM. Service-learning in the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy curriculum. Presented at: North Carolina Association of Pharmacists; 2010; Greensboro, NC.

Persky AM. How to be an effective member. Presented at: UNC Center for Faculty Excellence, University of North Carolina; 2010; Chapel Hill, NC.

Persky AM, Cox W. Teaching to think: cooperative learning in large classes. Presented at: American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Conference; July, 2009; Boston, MA.

Persky AM. Getting off the pedagogical couch: teaching exercise science in the 21stcentury. Presented at: American College of Sports Medicine national meeting; May, 2009; Seattle, WA.

Persky AM, Coker H, Settlemyer J. Bringing experiential education into the classroom: service-learning in a professional program. Presented at: Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching; January, 2009; Greensboro, NC.

Persky AM. Teaching with technology: video teleconferencing. Presented at: “Nurses: Technology Saavy Educators”, School of Nursing, University of North Carolina; 2009; Chapel Hill, NC.

Padowski J, Persky AM. Development and delivery of a short course in integrative and organ systems pharmacology. Presented at: American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Conference; July, 2008; Chicago, IL.

Persky AM, Pollack G, Blouin B, Joyner P. Educating the next generation of pharmacy students: an educational renaissance at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. Presented at: American Associations of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Conference; July, 2008; Chicago, IL.

Persky AM. Teaching the next generation of learners. Presented at: Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG) meeting; 2008; Baltimore, MD.

Deloatch K, Persky AM. Development of curricular outcomes and curricular mapping strategies at the UNC School of Pharmacy. Presented at: American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Conference; July, 2007; Orlando, FL.

Persky AM. Evaluation of a pilot, multimedia, interactive learning module in a foundational pharmacokinetics course. Presented at: American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Conference; July, 2007; Orlando, FL.

Persky AM. Multifaceted approach to improve learning pharmacokinetics. Presented at: American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Conference; July, 2007; Orlando, FL.

Bender A, Persky AM. Adjusting our delivery of knowledge to student pharmacists: identifying current learning and teaching styles to improve pharmacy education. Presented at: North Carolina Association of Pharmacists; 2007; Greensboro, NC.

Persky AM. The ITS Teaching and Learning First Partners program: content designed for the digital native. Presented at: Teaching and Learning with Technology Conference; 2007; Raleigh, NC.

  • B.S., Biology (minors in Chemistry and Psychology), Purdue University
  • M.S., Exercise Science, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
  • Ph.D, Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Florida

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  • Adam Persky

    Associate Professor, Former Vice Dean Publish Pharmacokinetics Textbook

    Award-winning current and former faculty members of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy recently published a textbook on the concepts of pharmacokinetics. Adam Persky, Ph.D., is a clinical associate professor in the Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics at the … Continued