Wendy Cox, Pharm.D.

Associate Dean for Curricular and Student Affairs Clinical Associate Professor

Wendy Cox, Pharm.D., is associate dean for curricular and student affairs and a clinical associate professor in the Division of Practice Advancement and Clinical Education at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy.

After receiving her Doctor of Pharmacy from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, Cox completed a pharmacy practice residency at the Medical University of South Carolina and a primary care specialty residency affiliated with Campbell University at Kaiser Permanente in Cary, North Carolina, and the Southern Regional Area Health Education Center in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

Prior to joining the School, Cox worked as an AHEC faculty member, serving first as the coordinator of pharmacy education at the Northwest AHEC and then as the director of pharmacotherapy services at the Wake AHEC with a clinical practice in ambulatory care. In 2005 she joined the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy as the director of student services and served as the assistant dean for professional education from 2010-2015.

In 2016, she was named associate dean for curricular and student affairs, a role in which she oversees the Office of Curricular and Student Affairs and has primary responsibilities in admissions and curricular affairs. Her primary research interests are admissions, curricular design and teaching and learning methods.

National and International

  • Educational Best Practices and Professional Development Roundtables, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, National Harbor, MA, July 11-15, 2015.
  • Assessment of Non-cognitive Attributes in Admissions:  Benefits, challenges, and next steps, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting Admission Workshop, July 2014
  • Leadership Development, Practically Speaking:  A focus on active learning strategies in leadership instruction, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, July 2014
  • Getting Our Affairs in Order:  Transitioning to a comprehensive professional and graduate student affairs office, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, July 2013
  • Managing Mental Health Concerns:  A case-based discussion, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Student Affairs and Experiential Education Workshop, September 2012
  • Disruptive and Distressed Students:  How to manage while maintaining patient and campus safety, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, Roundtable Topic, July 2010
  • Teaching To Think:  Cooperative learning in large classes, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, July 2009

Regional

  • A “Re-Orienting” Process:  Setting the stage for student success through learner-centered orientation, The National Academic Advising Association Region III Meeting, May 2013

State and Local

  • Current Trends in Pharmacy Precepting, ACPE-Accredited Continuing Education Seminar, Southern Regional AHEC, April 2011
  • Dealing With the Difficult Student:  Tips and resources for preceptors, ACPE-Accredited Continuing Education Seminar, Area L AHEC, March 2011
  • Anticoagulation Management Provider Certificate Programs, Fourth Annual Carolina Anticoagulation Resource Group Meeting, Charlotte AHEC, March 2001

Select Poster Presentations

  • Muratov E, Lewis M, Fourches D, Tropsha A, Cox W*. Computer-assisted student admissions based on predicted academic performance. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, National Harbor, MD, July 2015, poster presentation. Am J Pharm Educ. 2015; 79(5): Article S4.
  • Singer D, McLaughlin J, Cox W*. The Multiple Mini-Interview as an admissions tool for a PharmD program satellite campus. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, National Harbor, MD, July 2015, poster presentation. Am J Pharm Educ. 2015; 79(5): Article S4.
  • Shepherd G*, Williams C, Cox W, McLaughlin J. Impact of decision making style preference on advanced pharmacy practice experience performance. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, Grapevine, TX, July 2014, poster presentation. Am J Pharm Educ. 2014; 78(5): Article 111.
  • Shepherd G*, Cox W, Williams C, McLaughlin J. Decision making style preference among third-year pharmacy students. American College of Clinical Pharmacy Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, NM, October 2013, poster presentation. Pharmacotherapy. 2013; 33(10): e182-e299.
  • Cox W*, McLaughlin J. Association of Health Sciences Reasoning Test scores with academic and clinical performance. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, July 2013, poster presentation. Am J Pharm Educ. 2013; 77(5): Article 109.
  • Joyner P, Persky A*, Cox W. Framing the curriculum:  Use of clinical application to integrate foundational and clinical sciences. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, July 2011, poster presentation. Am J Pharm Educ. 2011; 75(5): Article 105.
  • Persky A, Deloatch K, Cox W*, Roth M, Joyner P. Design and implementation of a course review process. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, July 2011, poster presentation. Am J Pharm Educ. 2011; 75(5): Article 105.
  • White-Harris C*, Cox W, Corinna J. Effect of a recruitment ambassadors program on recruitment and admissions. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, July 2011, poster presentation.Am J Pharm Educ. 2011; 75(5): Article 105.
  • Cox W*, Rodgers P. Using team-based learning in an ambulatory care course. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, July 2009, poster presentation. Am J Pharm Educ. 2009; 73(4): Article 57.
  • Marciniak M*, Cox W, Ivey J, Stegall-Zanation J, Vaughan KT, Ives T. Development of a faculty writing club to promote scholarship. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, July 2009, poster presentation. Am J Pharm Educ. 2009; 73(4): Article 57.
  • Ginsburg D*, Cox W, Lawson K, Joyner P. Student professional development:  An analysis of the role of professional organizations in student development. American Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, July 2009, poster presentation. J Am Pharm Assoc. 2009; 49: 290.
  • Cvelich R*, Shaffer G, Shilliday B, Cox W, McKnight L. Patients’ ability to use and preference for home INR monitors. Platform presentation at the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists Annual Meeting, Greensboro, NC, March 26, 2009.
  • Cox W*. The Health Sciences Reasoning Test as a tool to aid in the admissions process. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, July 2008, poster presentation. Am J Pharm Educ.2008; 72(3): Article 72.
  • Cox W*, Ginsburg D, Lawson K, Joyner P. Student organizations in schools of pharmacy. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, July 2008, poster presentation. Am J Pharm Educ. 2008; 72(3): Article 72.
  • Shaffer G*, Cvelich R, Shilliday B, Cox W, McKnight L. Direct and indirect costs for home INR versus in-clinic anticoagulation monitoring. Poster presentation at the 43rd American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting, Orlando, FL, December 7-11, 2008.
  • Ginsburg D*, Cox W, Lawson K, Joyner P. Student professional development:  An analysis of the role of professional organizations in student development. Poster presentation at the 68th International Congress of the International Pharmaceutical Federation, Basel, Switzerland, August 29-September 4, 2008.
  • Cox W*, White-Harris C, Joyner P. Applicant interviews and interviewer training in the admissions process. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, July 2007, poster presentation. Am J Pharm Educ. 2007; 71(3): Article 60.
  • Smith H, Cox W*. Predictors of academic difficulty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Pharmacy. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, July 2007, poster presentation. Am J Pharm Educ. 2007; 71(3): Article 60.
  • Deloatch K*, Persky A, Cox W, Joyner P. Development of curricular outcomes and curricular mapping strategies at the UNC School of Pharmacy. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, July 2007, poster presentation. Am J Pharm Educ. 2007; 71(3): Article 60.
  • Scott M*, Cox W, Wu L, et al. Implementation of a multidisciplinary initiative to improve asthma care in a family medicine clinic. Poster presentation at the 35th American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, December 2-7, 2000.
  • Cox W, Luong B*, Nappi J. A retrospective evaluation of discharge medications in post-myocardial infarction patients. American College of Clinical Pharmacy Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA, October 1999, poster presentation. Pharmacotherapy. 1999; 19(10): 1191-1240.

  • 2002 Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist
  • 2010 AACP Academic Leadership Fellows Program, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
  • 2000 ASHP-Accredited Primary Care Specialty Residency, Campbell University School of Pharmacy, Buies Creek, North Carolina
  • 1999 ASHP-Accredited Pharmacy Practice Residency, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1998 Doctor of Pharmacy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina


Wendy Cox School News

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    Wendy Cox to Serve as Associate Dean For Curricular and Student Affairs

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    Cox Promoted to Clinical Associate Professor

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    Cox Promoted to Assistant Dean

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  • SOP Announces New Director of Student Services

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