IMPROVING LIVES THROUGH THE BETTER USE OF MEDICINES

Welcome to the Department of Clinical Pharmacy. Our faculty are pioneering new approaches to improving lives through better use of medicines with collaborative health services, precision pharmacotherapy, and translational research. We provide direct patient care through innovative, nationally recognized service models, and are advancing the profession with the next generation of educators and innovators through our PharmD Curriculum, Pharmacy Residency Programs, Clinical Pharmacy Translational Science PhD, and Clinical Pharmacy Translational Science Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program.

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Faculty Spotlight

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Dr. Heidi Diez completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan and earned her PharmD from the University of Michigan, College of Pharmacy in 2004. She completed a PGY1 community pharmacy practice residency in 2005 at the University of Washington and Kelley-Ross Pharmacy. In 2007, Dr. Diez was recruited back to the University of Michigan as the first Community Pharmacy based faculty, charged with revamping how community pharmacy was taught along with bringing immunization training to the College of Pharmacy, a longtime dream of hers. In 2012, Dr. Diez transitioned into her current clinical role from Community practice by establishing clinical practice at two Family Medicine sites within Michigan Medicine. In that same year, Dr. Diez became board certified in Ambulatory Care Pharmacy.

Dr. Diez currently provides clinical care, with an emphasis on diabetes management at Briarwood Family Medicine and Domino Farms Family Medicine as part of the patient centered medical home model. Dr. Diez is passionate about training learners as well as sharing the impact of clinical pharmacy in Family Medicine. She precepts learners across the pharmacy training continuum and medical discipline, ranging from second year PharmD students’ Ambulatory Care IPPE, fourth year PharmD students’ APPE rotations, PGY1 Pharmacy Practice residents, PGY2 Ambulatory Care residents, as well as second year medical students. In 2020, Dr. Diez was named Director of Vaccine Implementation at the College of Pharmacy, eleven years after organizing and leading the first immunization clinic at the College of Pharmacy for the H1N1 vaccine. Dr. Diez is also committed to giving back to the profession as state immunization trainer for the Michigan Pharmacists Association since 2011. This year alone, she has co-led five virtual trainings sessions reaching pharmacists as far as Washington, DC to meet the needs for delivering the COVID-19 vaccine. Beyond immunizations, Dr. Diez is inspired by patients in her clinical practice where she provides personalized, evidence-based care to help patients manage diabetes. She carries this enthusiasm and experience into educating pharmacy, nurse practitioner and medical students about diabetes. In 2020, she was awarded the Department of Clinical Pharmacy Preceptor of the Year Award and in 2021, received the PDC Faculty Appreciation Award for her work in the classroom from the Class of 2023.

Dr. Diez’s research interests and recent publications focus around diabetes management such as insulin barriers and dietary strategies, promotion of ambulatory care through experiential education, vaccine implementation, and novel teaching pedagogies. She also has interests in the impact of interdisciplinary layered learning in diabetes education for medical students as well as evaluation of immunization services and safety.