Dr. Julie Lynn Olenak

Assoc Dean, Adms/Studt Affairs
Nesbitt School of Pharmacy

Stark Learning Center
(570) 408-4288

Dr. Olenak currently serves as the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs. In addition, she has served as a Community Practice Faculty member at Wilkes University since 2004. She is affiliated with the Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy in Dallas, PA and practices as a clinical pharmacist at that site. Dr. Olenak provides patient-care programs such as diabetes education, a hypertension clinic, smoking cessation, immunization clinics, and wellness screenings. Her clinical scholarship interests include: immunizations, use of over the counter medications and community based health programs (with a focus on diabetes and cardiovascular programs). Dr. Olenak also performs research in the area of student affairs.  She serves as a national faculty trainer for the APhA Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery Certification program. 

  • Doctor of Pharmacy, Wilkes University
  • Pharmacy Practice Residency with Emphasis in Community Practice, Duquesne University and Hometown Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery
  • Diabetes Care
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Self-Care and Dermatology
  • Comprehensive Diabetes Management
  • Principles of Advanced Community Pharmacy Management
  • Immunizations/ OSHA
  • Olenak, J. L. (2015). Musculoskeletal injuries and disorders. Handbook of nonprescription drugs. D. L. Krinsky, S. P. Ferreri, B. A. Henstreetet al. Washington, DC, American Pharmacists Association: 97-112.
  • Olenak JL., Ference J. Chapter 46: Connective Tissue Disorders. In: Koda-Kimble, et al. Applied Therapeutics. 10th edition. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2013: 1054-1065.
  • Olenak JL.,Russell TM. Introduction to Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) for the Practicing Pharmacist. http://www.powerpak.com/course/content/108689. ACPE accredited 2 hour CE. Power-Pak C.E.; October 20, 2012: 1-26. 
  • Welch AC , Olenak JL, Culhane N. Incorporating an Immunization Certificate Program into the Pharmacy Curriculum. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. 2009 January;73(1) Article 7. 
  • Olenak JL, Calpin M. Establishing a Cardiovascular Health and Wellness Program in a Community Pharmacy: Screening for Metabolic Syndrome. Journal of American Pharmacists Association 2010 January-February;50(1): 32-36 
  • Olenak JL. Overcoming patient concerns about insulin therapy. America's Pharmacist. 2008 November;130(11): 23-27.
  • Olenak, J. L. and J. M. Malinowski (2015). Pharmacy-based immunication delivery training program. Pharmacists for continuing education credit and certification. Wilkes-Barre, PA.
  • Impact of Novel Approaches to Systemic Lupus Erythematosus:  Evolution of Treatment and Management Strategies to Optimize Patient’s Care. Olenak JL, Wallace DJ.  Presented at Specialty Pharmacy Annual Meeting.  Las Vegas, NV.  May 6, 2014.
  • Olenak, J. L. and A. C. Welch (2014). Pharmacy-based immunication delivery training program. American Pharmacists Association National Immunization Program. Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) Regulations: Is Your Pharmacy in Compliance?”   Olenak JL.  Presented at Annual Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association Meeting.  Bedford, PA.  January 25, 2014.
  • Design Team Member for DM Educate
  • Novo Nordisk Advisory Board Insulin Degludec
  • Faculty Advisor for Operation Diabetes
  • Reviewer for Journal of the American Pharmacists Association
  • Immunization Champion: Professional Leadership and Advocacy Award,
  • Pennsylvania Immunization Coalition
  • Distinguished Young Pharmacist, Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association
  • Most Valuable Person for Patient Services, Lupus Foundation of Pennsylvania
  • P2 Teacher of the year (2007, 2009, 2014, 2015)
  • Overall School of Pharmacy Teacher of the year (2015)