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Jonathan Ference

Dr.   Jonathan  D.  Ference

Assoc Professor/Assist Dean
Pharmacy Practice

Jonathon Ference joined the Department of Pharmacy Practice in 2008 and teaches in the areas of cardiovascular therapeutics, men’s & women’s health and Information Mastery. He was appointed the Director of Pharmacy Care Labs in the fall of 2015.

Education and Training

  • University of Oklahoma Faculty Leadership Fellowship Program
  • Fellow 2006 – 2007
  • Family Medicine Specialty Pharmacy Resident 2003-2004
  • UPMC St. Margaret and University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy
  • Family Medicine Faculty Development Fellowship Program 2003-2004
  • UPMC St. Margaret Family Medicine Residency Program
  • Doctorate of Pharmacy, Magna Cum Laude, awarded May, 2003
  • Nesbitt School of Pharmacy at Wilkes University 

Certificates and Certifications

  • Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist - 306008227
  • Pennsylvania Registered Pharmacist - RP433804
  • Pennsylvania Certified Pharmacist Immunizer  

Selected Teaching

  • PHA 542 – Advanced Information Mastery Elective
  • PHA 526 – Pharmacotherapeutics X: Endocrine Disorders and Bullet 3
  • PHA 523 - Pharmacotherapeutics VII: Cardiovascular disorders
  • PHA 301 – Pharmaceutical Care Lab I
  • PHA 401 – Pharmaceutical Care lab II
  • PHA 402 – Pharmaceutical Care Lab III
  • PHA 501 – Pharmaceutical Care Lab IV
  • PHA 502 – Pharmaceutical Care Lab V

Selected Scholarship

  • Ference, J. D., E. Cook, et al. (2015). The effect of framing relative and absolute risk upon clinical decision making in pharmacy students. 2015 Nesbitt School of Pharmacy Annual Student Research Poster Day. Wilkes-Barre, PA.
  • Ference, J. D., K. A. Ference, et al. (2014). Pharmaceutical poetry 2014: everyday evidence: working smarter, not harder, to be an evidence-based pharmacist-workshop. Wilkes University Department of Pharmacy Practice & Office of Experiential Learning Preceptor Conference. Wilkes-Barre, PA.
  • Ference, J. D. and R. Miller (2015). Pharmaceutical poetry 2015: recent updates in clinical research for the practicing pharmacist. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association 2015 Mid-Year Meeting. PA.
  • Ference, J. D. and M. R. (2015). Pharmaceutical poetry 2015: recent updates in clinical research for the practicing pharmacist. Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association 2015 Mid-Year Meeting. Harrisburg, PA.
  • Ference, J. D., C. Raguckas, et al. (2014). Evaluating the usefulness of ATP IV and JNC-8 clinical practice guidelines. Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association 2014 Annual Meeting. Mars, PA.
  • Last, A. R. and J. D. Ference (2014). Constipation. Family Medicine-Ambulatory Care and Prevention. M. A. Smith, Shimp, L.A., Schrager S. New York, McGraw-Hill: 83-91.
  • Allan GM, Ference JD. ASA after warfarin for unprovoked VTD: does the little clot fighter make sense? Alberta College of Family Physicians Tools for Practice 2013-08-19: No. 93.
  • Ference KA, Ference JD. Chapter 16: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary and Asthma. In: Reinhold JA, Earl GL. Clinical Therapeutics Primer: Link to the Evidence for the Ambulatory Care Pharmacist. 1st edition. Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning; 2013Bullet 3
  • Olenak JL., Ference J. Chapter 46: Connective Tissue Disorders. In: Koda-Kimble, et al. Applied Therapeutics. 10th edition. Phildelphia,PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2013: 1054-1065.
  • Last AR, Ference JD, Falleroni J. Pharmacologic treatment of hyperlipidemia. Am Fam Physician. 2011 Sep 1;84(5):551-558.
  • Gross G, Ference JD. Pharmaceutical representative rounds: Teaching resident physician-pharmaceutical representative interactions. Osteopathic Family Physician 2011;3:123-26.
  • FerenceJD . STEPS approach allows patients to participate in decision-making [Letter]. Am Fam Physician 2011;83(1):8
  • Ference JD, Donnelly A. Hyperlipidemia. In: Ebell MH, Ferenchick G, Smith M, Barry H, Slawson D, Shaughnessy A, Forsch R, Li S, Wilkes M, Usatine R, eds. Essential Evidence. John Wiley & Sons: Hoboken, NJ, 2009..
  • Ference JD . Digoxin Toxicity. In: Ebell MH, Ferenchick G, Smith M, Barry H, Slawson D, Shaughnessy A, Forsch R, Li S, Wilkes M, Usatine R, eds. Essential Evidence. John Wiley & Sons: Hoboken, NJ, 2009.
  • Crosby K, Ference JD. Coronary artery disease. In:. Goode J, Roman LM, Weitzel KW, eds. Community Pharmacy Practice Case Studies. 1 st ed. Washington, DC:American Pharmacists Association;2009:24:1-3.
  • Ference JD , Last AR. Choosing topical corticosteroids. Am Fam Physician 2009;79:135-140.
  • Ference JD, Medina MS. Modifying a traditional course for the PharmD curriculum [Letter]. Am J Pharm Educ 2008;72(5): Article 122
  • Last AR, FerenceJD. Constipation. In: Mengel MB, Schweibert LP, editors. Ambulatory medicine: The primary care of families 5th Edition. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2009:71-6.
  • Ference J. Strategies for keeping up with the literature: A walk in the fields. Pharmacy Today April 2008;42-43.

Selected Service

  • Faculty Representative to the NCAA and Wilkes University Alumni Association
  • Wilkes University Institutional Review Board, Chair: 2012 – 2014
  • Wilkes University Faculty Affairs Council, Chair: 2014 – present
  • Wilkes University Faculty Affairs Council: 2011 - present
  • Wilkes-Barre General Hospital Institutional Review Board: 2010 - present
  • Wilkes University School of Pharmacy Curriculum Committee, Chair: 2009 - 2010

Selected Honors and Awards

  • 2015 Wilkes University, Nesbitt School of Pharmacy Outstanding Advisor Award
  • 2014 Wilkes University, Nesbitt School of Pharmacy, Carpenter Award
  • 2014 Wilkes University, Nesbitt School of Pharmacy Teacher of the Year Award
  • 2014 Wilkes University, Nesbitt School of Pharmacy P-3 Class Teacher of the Year Award
  • 2013 Wilkes University, Nesbitt School of Pharmacy P-3 Class Teacher of the Year Award
  • 2012 Wilkes University, Nesbitt School of Pharmacy P-3 Class Teacher of the Year Award
  • 2011 Wilkes University, Nesbitt School of Pharmacy P-3 Class Teacher of the Year Award
  • 2010 Wilkes University, Nesbitt School of Pharmacy Teacher of the Year Award
  • 2010 Wilkes University, Nesbitt School of Pharmacy P-3 Class Teacher of the Year Award
  • 2009 Wilkes University, Nesbitt School of Pharmacy Teacher of the Year Award
  • 2009 Wilkes University, Nesbitt School of Pharmacy P-3 Class Teacher of the Year Award
  • 2008 University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy Roche Preceptor of the Year Award

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