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Dr.  Marie  A.  Roke Thomas

Associate Professor and Chair
Pharmaceutical Sciences

Marywood University, Scranton, PA
Degree: Doctorate in Human Development
Concentration: Health Promotion
Dissertation: Determinates of Depression in Alzheimer Caregivers
Graduation Date: August, 2004

Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey
Degree: Master of Public Administration
Concentration: Health Care Administration, Graduated: December, 1989
Professional Contribution/Thesis: RX for Productivity: Installing a LAN in a Physician's Office

Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, PA
Degree: Bachelor of Science, Biology
Graduated: May, 1983

  • PHA 308 – US Healthcare and Pharmacy
  • PHA 310 – Clinical Research and Design
  • PHA 405 – Pharmacy Care Systems
  • PHA 509 – Pharmacoeconomics
  • PHA 412 – Pharmacy Management
  • PHA 563 – Public Health and Pharmacy
  • PHA 564 – Research and Design for Public Health and Honors
  • PHA 598 – Service Learning
  • PHA 596 – Capstone for Public Health

Posters

“COMPARISON OF RESIDENCY AND NON-RESIDENCY TRAINED APPE COMMUNITY PRECEPTORS ON RECENT GRADUATE ATTITUDES AND BEHAVIORS”, Brian Roland, PharmD, Edward Foote, PharmD, BCPS, Michelle Holt-Macey, R.Ph., Marie Roke-Thomas, PhD
Presented at AACP 2010 Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington.

“SERVICE LEARNING PROJECT IDENTIFIES DECREASED EMERGENCY ROOM (ER) VISITS FOR THE UNINSURED”, Jozef Beckley, PharmD Candidate, Marie Roke Thomas, PhD, Mary McManus, PhD.
Presented at AACP 2010 Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington.

OBESITY AND OUTCOMES AFTER CARDIAC SERGERY: “THE GOLDILOCKS EFFECT”: Sunit Vakaria, B.S., Doris Keating, RN, BSN, CRNP, Clarence Jennings,LPN, Mary Ann Brady, RN, MSN, CRNP, Marie Roke Thomas, Ph.D., Russell Stahl, M.D.Local Cardiology/Cardiac Surgery Meetings; Cardiology/Cardiac Conference, April 2008

“CONTROLLING HYPERTENSION IN PATIENTS WITH AND WITHOUT COMORBIDITIES IN A VOLUNTEER IN MEDICINE CLINIC”, Megan Blusius, Kathleen Garrett, Mohamed Jalloh, Sheena Patel, PharmD Candidates, Marie Roke Thomas, PhD., May 2012. (Presented at APhA 2013, ASHP 2013)

“INDEPENDENT RESEARCH IN SERVICE LEARNING AT THE MCKINNEY CLINIC”,Galen Briggs and James Walker, PharmD Candidates, Marie Roke Thomas, PhD, May 2012, (Presented at APhA 2013)

”THE BENEFITS OF THE VOLUNTEERS IN MEDICINE ON CONTROLLING DIABETES”, Christina Breznak, Brian Cebulko, Christopher Jankowski, Michael Maccia, Harnisha Patel, Samantha Schott ,PharmD Candidates, Marie Roke Thomas, PhD, May 2012, (Presented at APhA 2013)

“SINGLE INCISION LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERY (SILS) VS DAVINCI® ROBOTIC SURGERY”, Paul Boylan, Mohamed Jalloh, Pharm D Candidates, Clark Gerhart MD, Lindsey Klish, Pharm D, Marie Roke-Thomas, PhD. (Submitted for Presentation at APhA 2013).

“THE INCIDENCE OF POSTOPERATIVE COGNITIVE DYSFUNCTION IN THE ELDERLY POPULATION UNDERGOING SHORT STAY PROCEDURES”,
Susan Elczyna CRNA, Marie Roke-Thomas PhD., Sara Bellanco, Eliza Daubert, Sarah Maheady, Kelsey Overfield (Presentedat APhA 2013).

“INCISIONAL LAPAROSCOPIC CHOLECYSTECTOMY SURGERY vs daVinci® ROBOTIC CHOLECYSTECTOMY SURGERY, THE NEXT 100 CASES”, Tiffny Rule, Pharm D Candidate, Lindsey Roke, Pharm D., Clark Gerhart, M.D., Marie Roke Thomas, Ph.D. (Presented APHA Annual, 2014)

“INCISIONAL LAPAROSCOPIC HERNIA SURGERY vs daVinci® ROBOTIC HERNIA SURGERY”, Richard Harth, Aakash Dheri, David Marr, Darren Mensch, Pharm D Candidates, Clark Gerhart, M.D., Marie Roke Thomas, Ph.D. (Presented at APHA 2014)

“PREDICTING THE INCIDENCE OF HYPOTENSION IN PATIENTS UNDERGOING GENERAL ANESTHESIA”, Elizabeth Cook, Pharm D. Candidate, Brett Callejas, Pharm D. Candidate, Keith Hunsicker, Pharm D. Candidate, Morgan Peterman, Pharm D. Candidate, Michael Brabander, Pharm D. Candidate, Clark Gerhart, M.D., Marie Roke Thomas, Ph.D.(Presented at APhA Annual 2014).

“QUALITY OF LIFE OUTCOMES AGTER BARIATRIC SURGERY”,
Michael Brabander, AeRee Choi, Meribeth Derkach, Catherine Knapp, Trina Patel, Paige Pientka, Christine Trusky, Tyler Young, Pharm.D Candidates, Gary Neale, M.D., Clark Gerhart, M.D. Marie Roke-Thomas Ph.D. (Presented at APhA 2015, San Diego, CA).

“MEASURING OUTOMES FOLLOWING BARIATRIC SURGERY: BMI, A1C, CHOLESTEROL LEVEL, BLOOD PRESSURE”, Michael Brabander, AeRee Choi, Meribeth Derkach, Catherine Knapp, Trina Patel, Paige Pientka, Christine Trusky, Tyler Young, Pharm.D Candidates, Gary Neale, MD, Marie Roke-Thomas PhD., (Presented at APhA 2015, San Diego, CA).

“OUTCOMES FOLLOWING LAPAROSCOPIC OR ROBOTIC ASSISTED VENTRAL HERNIA SURGERY”, Aakash Dheri, Richard Harth, David Marr, Darren Mensch, Pharm D Candidates, Clark Gerhart MD, Marie Roke-Thomas, PhD,(Presented at the 1st International Hernia Conference, Milan, Italy, May 2015)

“STUDENT PHARMACISTS’ ABILITY TO HELP PATIENTS MAINTAIN A HEALTHY LIFESYLE FOLLOWING BARIATRIC SURGERY”. Elizabeth Bracco, Alesha Falzone, Rebecca Gordon, Rebekah Harris, Stephen Olshemski, Haylie Phillips, Heidi Yanoski, Casey Ziac, Pharm D. Candidates, Gary Neale, MD, Marie Roke-Thomas, PhD. (Presented at PPA, Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association, MidYear Conference February 2016 and APhA National Meeting, 2017)

“EVALUATION OF ADHERENCE TO A NEONALTAL MORPHINE PROTOCOL FOR THE TREATMENT OF NEONATAL ABSTINENCE SYNDROME (NAS) AND ITS EFFECT ON LENGTH OF STAY” Christopher Hvisdas, PharmD Candidate; Pinaki Shah, PharmD; Lindsey M Roke, PharmD; Marie Roke-Thomas, PhD; Tara E. DeCerbo, PharmD Department of Pharmacy, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, Wilkes University, Wilkes Barre, PA. (Presented at ASHP, American Society of Health System Pharmacists Midyear Conference, New Orleans, December 2016).

"MEDICATION THERAPY MANAGEMENT (MTM) IN BARIATRIC SURGICAL PATIENTS: A TEAM APPROACH",Briana Blaisure, Jarret LeBeau, Kelly Sones, Pharm D Candidates, Janet Fracella, MS, RN, Gary Neale MD, Diane DellaValle, PhD, RDN, LDN, Marie Roke-Thomas, Ph.D. (Accepted for presentation at APhANational Meeting, 2018, Nashville, TN).

“DENTAL HEALTH, BLOOD PRESSURE AND QUALITY OF LIFE”,
Skyee Edwards, Nicole Hughes, PharmD Candidates, Marie Roke Thomas, Ph.D. (Accepted for presentation at APhA National Meeting, 2019, Seattle, WA.)

Presentations

“Innovative Solutions to Medication Safety Concerns”, Marie Roke Thomas, PhD & Jennifer Malinowski, Pharm D. Micro-session presentation at AACP 2019 Interim Meeting, February 23 – 26, Tampa, Florida.

Abstracts

Teaching Empathy to First Year (P1) Pharmacy Students: A Multifaceted Approach, Foote EF, Kinney B, Roke-Thomas M. American Pharmaceutical Education, 2006;70(3):31-32

The Effects of Oxandrolone on Nutritional Parameters in Hemodiaysis Patients.
Kotsko JA, Foote EF, Ritter JL, Roke-Thomas M. Pharmacotherapy, 2005;25:146.

Peer Reviewed Publications

Aprotinin Use in Cardiac Surgery Patients at Low Risk for Requiring Blood Transfusion. Kristellar, J., Stahl, R., Roslund, B., Roke-Thomas, M.,Pharmacotherapy 2007; 27 (7): 988-994.

Prevention of Radial Artery Occlusion: Patent Hemostasis Evaluations Trial (PROPHET Study): A randomized comparison of traditional versus patency documented hemostasis after transradial catherization. Pancholy, S., Coppola, J., Patel, T., and Roke- Thomas, M. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, 2008; 72: 335-340.

Journal Article: Lipid Profile Associated with Changing Available Formulary Statins: Removing Higher Potency Agents. Longyhore, D., McNulty, C., Pharm. D. Candidate (2009), Roke Thomas, M.The American Journal of Managed Care, July 2009.

Comparison of Door-to Balloon Times for Primary PCI Using Transradial Versus Transfemoral Approach. Pancholy, S., Patel, Tanuj., Sanghvi, K., Thomas, M., Patel, Tejas. Catherization and Cardiovascular Interventions, 2010; 75: 991 – 995.

  • 2018 – 2019 Teacher of the Year, P1 Class, School of Pharmacy
  • 2018 – President’s Award for Mentoring, Wilkes University
  • 2018 – TREC Award for Multidisciplinary Teaching, Wilkes University
  • 2017 – 2018 Teacher of the Year, P1 Class, School of Pharmacy
  • 2016 – 2017 Teacher of the Year, P1 Class, School of Pharmacy
  • 2015 – Layperson of the Year, YMCA
  • 2015 – 2016 Overall Teacher of the Year, School of Pharmacy
  • 2014 - 2015 Overall Teacher of the Year, School of Pharmacy
  • 2012 – 2013 Overall Teacher of the Year, School of Pharmacy
  • 2012 – 2013 Nesbitt Cup Team Public Service Award
  • 2012 – 2013 Vagina Warrior, Wilkes University
  • 2011 – 2012 Nesbitt Cup Team Public Service Award
  • 2011 - 2012 Wilkes University, Faculty of the Year
  • 2011 – 2012 Overall Teacher of the Year, School of Pharmacy
  • 2010 – 2011 Overall Teacher of the Year, School of Pharmacy
  • 2010 – 2011 Nesbitt Cup Team Public Service Award
  • 2009 – 2010 Nesbitt Cup Team Public Service Award
  • 2008 – 2009 Monsignor Andrew J. McGowan Leadership Award from the CEO
  • 2003 – 2004 Teacher of the Year, School of Pharmacy, P1 Class
  • 2002 – 2003 Teacher of the Year, School of Pharmacy, P1 Class
  • 2004 - Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers
  • 2005 - Rho Chi National Pharmaceutical Honor Society
  • 2010 – Outstanding Faculty
  • 2009 – Outstanding Faculty
  • 2008 – Outstanding Faculty

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