Summary

Paul Walker is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy and the director of Experiential Education and Community Engagement at the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy and the manager of Pharmacy Patient Outcomes in the Department of Pharmacy Services for U-M Hospitals and Health Centers. He received his BS in pharmacy and his PharmD from Wayne State University, in Detroit, and completed his residency in pharmacy practice at Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit Medical Center. He also completed a specialty residency in pediatric pharmacy practice at the University of Tennessee and Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center, Memphis, Tenn. Professor Walker is involved in didactic and experiential education of students and currently coordinates and teaches in several pharmacotherapy courses for pharmacy students and advanced practice nurses; much of his teaching focuses on drug therapy in children.

Responsibilities

  • Oversight of Experiential Education

  • Continuing Education

Research Interests

  • Scholarship of teaching and learning

  • Pharmacy practice model development

  • The impact of pharmacists on patient outcomes

  • Transitions of care

  • Pediatric pharmacotherapy

  • Medication use evaluation

Awards

  • 2017 Joseph A. Oddis Leadership Award, MSHP
  • 2017 Nomination for Executive Board - ASHP, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
  • 2017 Interprofessional Leadership Fellow, University of Michigan
  • 2014 Executive Board Service Award, Michigan Pharmacists Association

Selected Publications

  • Walker PC, Bernstein SJ, Tucker Jones JN, Piersma J, Kim HW, Regal RE, Kuhn L, Flanders SA. Impact of a pharmacist-facilitated hospital discharge program: A quasi-experimental study. Archives of Internal Medicine. 2009; 169:2003-2010.

  • Walker PC, Jones JNT, Mason NA. Development of an advanced pharmacy practice experience in transitional care. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. 2010; 74(2):Article 20.

  • Walker PC, Kinsey KS, Kraft MD, Mason NA, Clark JS. IPPE: From an Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience to Improving Patient care and Pharmacy student Education. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy. 2011; 68:655-660.

  • Walker PC, DePestel DD, Miles NA, Malani PN. Surgical infection prophylaxis for left ventricular assist device implantation. Journal of Cardiac Surgery. 2011. DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8191.2011.01262.x

  • Heidelbaugh JJ, Kim AH, Chang R, Walker PC. Overutilization of proton pump inhibitors – What the clinician needs to know. Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology. 2012; 5:219-32.

  • Walker PC, Kraft MD, Kinsey KS, van Kampen A, Perez M, Okeagu U, Boateng A. Making Student Pharmacists Indispensable: The Added Value of Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience Students to Patient Care. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning. 2015; 7: 47–53. doi:10.1016/j.cptl.2014.09.001. Published online, November 13, 2014. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1877129714001245.

  • Stranges PM, Marshall VD, Walker PC, Hall KE, Griffith DK, Remington T. A multidisciplinary intervention for reducing readmissions among older adults in a patient-centered medical home. American Journal of Managed Care. 2015;21:106-113.

  • Kelling SE, Walker PC, Mason JG, Zara N, Bleske BE. Incorporation of a community pharmacy-based heart failure assessment tool by advanced pharmacy practice experience students. Journal of the American Pharmacists Association. Published online, March 9, 2017. www.japha.org/article/S1544-3191(17)30008-0/pdf. 

  • Tofade T, Shepler B, Kieser M, Jolowsky C, Miller M, Sullivan D, Vos S, Brueckl M, Feudo D, Walker PC. GRading Trends and Evaluation of Student Performance across Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPE) in the Big Ten Academic Alliance. (The GRAPPEs Study). Publication Ahead of Print:  Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning. 2018