Department of Pharmacy Practice

Mary F. Powers Ph.D., R.Ph.

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Associate Dean for Main Campus Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
Professor of Pharmacy Practice

419.383.1954
Wolfe Hall 1227
mary.powers@utoledo.edu

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Medical Sciences, Medical College of Ohio
  • Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Scope of Practice and Curriculum

  • Pharmacy Orientation and Pharmacy Law

Professional Experience

  • Professor (with tenure) - The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Department of Pharmacy Practice
  • Director of Allied Health Programs and Professor - Mercy College of Northwest Ohio (Mercy Health Partners)
  • Pharmacy Technician Program Coordinator - Mercy College of Northwest Ohio (Mercy Health Partners)
  • Adjunct Associate Professor - The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Department of Pharmacology
  • Adjunct Instructor - Medical College of Ohio, School of Nursing (Graduate School)
  • Lab Instructor - University of Toledo College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Physics and Astronomy
  • Pharmacist and Store Manager - Lane/Peoples Drug Company
  • Pharmacist - Kroger Company, Toledo, Ohio

Recent Publications (last five years)

Books

  1. Powers, M.F. and Wakelin, J.B., Pharmacy Calculations, 3rd ed.. (2010) Englewood, CO: Morton Publishing.
  2. Perspective Press - Powers, M.F. (author), Pharmacy Technician Workbook and Certification Review, 4th ed. (2010) Englewood, CO: Morton Publishing. A title in the American Pharmacists Association’s Basic Pharmacy and Pharmacology Series.
  3. Perspective Press - Powers, M.F. (contributing author): The Pharmacy Technician, 4th Edition, Morton Publishing Co., Englewood, Colorado, 2010. A title in the American Pharmacists Association’s Basic Pharmacy and Pharmacology Series.
  4. Bright, D.R. and Powers, M.F. Medication Workbook for Pharmacy Technicians: A Pharmacology Primer, Morton Publishing Co., Englewood, Colorado, 2012. A title in the American Pharmacists Association’s Basic Pharmacy and Pharmacology Series.
  5. Perspective Press - Powers, M.F. (contributing author): The Pharmacy Technician, 5th Edition, Morton Publishing Co., Englewood, Colorado. A title in the American Pharmacists Association’s Basic Pharmacy and Pharmacology Series. (2013).
  6. Powers, M.F. and Wakelin, J.B., Pharmacy Calculations, 4th ed. Englewood, CO: Morton Publishing. (2013).
  7. Perspective Press - Powers, M.F. (author), Pharmacy Technician Workbook and Certification Review, 5th ed.(2013) Morton Publishing Co., Englewood, Colorado. A title in the American Pharmacists Association’s Basic Pharmacy and Pharmacology Series.

Abstracts

  1. Bright D.R., Powers M.F., Lengel A.J., Pharmacist’s perception of barriers to medication therapy management (MTM) implementation in a community pharmacy chain J. Am. Pharm. Assoc., 49, 255-6 (2009).  
  2. Deshpande M., Holiday-Goodman M., Powers M.F., White D., Medication Utilization and Adherence Patterns among Toledo Lucas County CareNet Patients. Ohio Pharm., 58(9), 20 (2009).
  3. Bright D.R., Powers M.F., Lengel A.J., Pharmacists' Perceptions of Barriers to Providing Medication Therapy Management (MTM) Services in a Supermarket Pharmacy Chain. Ohio Pharm., 58(9), 20 (2009).
  4. Bright D.R., Pinto S.L., Shimman J.J., Powers M.F., A Retrospective Analysis of Trends in Pharmacy Student Internships (2004-2008) at a College of Pharmacy in Ohio. Ohio Pharm., 58(9), 20 (2009).
  5. Bright D.R., Adams, A.J., Akala, F.O., Lengel A.J., Powers M.F., Restructuring Generic Medication Pricing at a 340B Pharmacy. Ohio Pharm., 58(10), 19 (2009).
  6. Pattin, A., Lengel A., Powers M., Evaluating Community Pharmacy Technicians Attitudes about their roles in the provision of Medication Therapy Management Services. J. Am. Pharm. Assoc., J. Am. Pharm. Assoc., 50, 243 (2010).
  7. Lynn, S., Hohmeier, K., Samaroo,L., Azzi, A., Brown, J., Mullins, A., Powers, M., Lengel, A., Bechtol, R., APhA-ASP Project Chance: Management Of Asthma Through The Integration Of A Pharmacy-Based Medication Therapy Management Program At A 340-B Clinic. J. Am. Pharm. Assoc., 50, 295 (2010).
  8. Pattin, A.J, Powers, M.F., Lengel, A.J., Evaluating Community Pharmacy Technician Attitudes About Their roles in the Provision of Medication Therapy Management Services. Ohio Pharm., 59(10), 19 (2010).
  9. Hohmeier, K., Powers, M., Lengel, A., Community Pharmacists’ Perceptions of Barriers to Participation and Acceptance within the Patient-centered Medical Home. J. Am. Pharm. Assoc., 51:2, 288 (2011).
  10. Hohmeier, K., Powers, M., Lengel, A., Community Pharmacists’ Perceptions of Barriers to Participation and Acceptance within the Patient-centered Medical Home. Ohio Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting (2011).
  11. Mangan, M.N., Powers, M.F., Lengel, A.J., Student Pharmacists’ Perception of Barriers to Counseling Patients on Medication Adherence within the Community Pharmacy Setting. J. Am Pharm. Assoc. 52:2, 206 (2012).
  12. Mangan, M.N., Powers, M.F., Lengel, A.J., Student Pharmacists’ Perception of Barriers to Counseling Patients on Medication Adherence within the Community Pharmacy Setting. Ohio Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting (2012).
  13. Powers, M., Mihalopoulos, C., Lengel, A., Mangan, M., Impact of Health Literacy Training Course on Community Pharmacists’ Health Literacy Knowledge and Attitudes. J. Am Pharm. Assoc. 53:2, e35 (2013).
  14. Mihalopoulos, Powers, M.F., Mangan, M.N., Lengel, A.J., Impact of Health Literacy Training Course on Community Pharmacists’ Health Literacy Knowledge and Attitudes. Ohio Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting (2013).
  15. Azzi, A., Powers, M., Lengel, A., Mangan, M., Impact of a Transitions of Care Training Module on Community Pharmacists' Knowledge and Attitudes. J. Am Pharm. Assoc. 54:2, (2014).
  16. Azzi, A., Powers, M., Lengel, A., Mangan, M., Impact of a Transitions of Care Training Module on Community Pharmacists' Knowledge and Attitudes. Ohio Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting (2014).

Peer-Reviewed Articles

  1. Powers, M.F., Bright, D.R., OTC product: Certain Dri FEET Moisture Control Pads and Microsponge Powder. Pharm Today. 15(4), 17 (2009).
  2. Bright D.R., Lengel A.J., Powers M.F., Medication Therapy Management associated with the University of Toledo Community Pharmacy Residency Program. Ohio Pharmacist. 58(8), 18 (2009).
  3. Powers, M.F., Akala, F.O., Cappelletty, D.M., Shimman, J.J., Kaun, M.A., Capurso, K.A., A Practical Approach For Training Pharmacists And Pharmacy Students To Prevent Disease By Immunizations. J. Pharm. Prac. 22(5), 513-517 (2009).
  4. Bright, D.R., Lengel, A.J., Powers, M.F., Pharmacists’ perceptions of barriers to implementing medication therapy management and the role of pharmacy technicians in overcoming the barriers   J. Pharm. Technol. 25, 361-367 (2009).
  5. Bright, D.R., Adams, A.J., Black, C.D., Powers, M.F., The mandatory residency dilemma: parallels to historical transitions in pharmacy education. Ann. Pharmacother. 44(11) 1793-1799 (2010).
  6. Bright, D.R., Adams, A.J., Akala, F.O., Lengel, A.J., Martin, S.J., Powers, M.F., Reducing Fragmentation of Care through Implementation of a Four Dollar Generic Medication Pricing Structure in a 340B Pharmacy. Am J Health-Syst Pharm, 67, 929-931 (2010).
  7. Powers, M.F., Bright, D.R., Bugaj, P.S., A Brief Report on the Use of Paper-Based Computing to Supplement a Pharmaceutical Calculations Course.   Curr. Pharm. Teach. Learn. 2(3) 144-148 (2010).
  8. Powers, M.F., Bright, D.R., Communication training and assessment using webcams. J. Pharm. Technol. 26, 187-192 (2010).
  9. Powers, M.F., Book Review: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology. J. Pharm. Technol. 26(1), 45 (2010).
  10. Powers, M.F., Book Review: Law and Ethics for Pharmacy Technicians. J. Pharm. Technol. 26(4), 245 (2010).
  11. Muzumdar, J.M., Holiday-Goodman, M., Black, C.D., Powers, M.F., Evaluating Change in Cultural Competence Knowledge and Confidence of Pharmacy Students: A Quantitative and Qualitative Study Design. Am J Pharm Ed. 74 (8) 150, 1-8 (2010).
  12. Powers, M.F., Bright, D.R., Pattin, A.J., Pharmacy Technicians and Medication Therapy Management. Todays Technician. 11(2), 12(2010).
  13. Powers, M.F., Hohmeier, K.C., OTC product: Zentrip Strips. Pharm Today 17(1), 29 (2011).
  14. Powers, M.F., Mangan, M.N. OTC product: Bayer Advanced Aspirin. Pharm Today 17(10), 34 (2011).
  15. Pattin, A.J., Powers, M.F., Lengel, A.J., Training community pharmacy technicians about their roles in the provision of medication therapy management services J. Pharm. Technol., 27, 9-14 (2011).
  16. Petrarca, A.M., Lengel, A.J., Powers, M.F., Patient Assistance Programs Management Software: Selecting the Right Product. Am J Health Syst Pharm 68 1331-1338 (2011).
  17. Hohmeier, K., Powers, M.F. Pharmacy Technicians and Immunizations. J. Pharm. Technol. 27:111-6 (2011).
  18. Mangan, M.N., Powers, M.F. Drug Shortages and the Role of the Pharmacy Technician: A Review. J. Pharm. Technol. 27:247-250 (2011).
  19. Hohmeier, K.C., Mangan, M.N., Powers, M.F., Lengel, A.J., The Patient-Centered Medical Home and Community Pharmacists’ Perceptions. J. Pharm. Technol., 28, 151-155 (2012).
  20. Powers, M.F., Mangan, M.N. Sleep aid options for patients with acute insomnia. Pharm Today 18(5), 36 (2012).
  21. Bright D.R., Powers M.F., Kelling, S.E., Mihalopolous, C., Involvement of Pharmacy Technicians in Medication Therapy Management Workflow. Ohio Pharmacist. 62(2), 18-9 (2013).
  22. Mangan, M.N., Powers, M.F., Lengel, A.J. Student Pharmacists’ Perceptions of Barriers to Medication Adherence Counseling. J. Pharm. Prac. (2013). Published online before print November 25, 2012, doi: 10.1177/0897190012466896.
  23. Mihalopoulos, C.C., Powers, M.F., Lengel, A.J., Mangan, M.N. Impact of a Health Literacy Training Course on Community Pharmacists’ Health Literacy Knowledge and Attitudes. J. Pharm. Technol. 29(6) 283–289 (2013), doi: 10.1177/8755122513502455.
  24. Mihalopoulos, C.C., Powers, M.F. Roles for Pharmacy Technicians in Community Pharmacy Practice Accreditation. J. Pharm. Technol. 29:111-7 (2013).
  25. Bright,, D.B., Powers, M.F., Kelling, S.E., Mihalopoulos, C., Involvement of Pharmacy Technicians in Medication Therapy Management Workflow. Ohio Pharmacist. 62(1), (2013).

Recent Awards

  • University of Toledo Outstanding Teacher Award Nominee (2002, 2005, 2010)
  • University of Toledo College of Pharmacy Outstanding Professor of the Year Award (2004, 2009)
  • American Association of College of Pharmacy Teachers of the Year Recognition (2004, 2009)
  • University of Toledo College of Pharmacy Kappa Psi Faculty Member of the Year Award (2004)
  • Kappa Psi Award of Recognition (2013)
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon Outstanding Teacher Appreciation Award (2005)
  • University of Toledo Main Campus Top 25 Teachers (2006)

Leadership

  • Residency Program Director, University of Toledo/Kroger Community Pharmacy Residency Program
  • Committee Co-Chair, The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Information Technology Committee
  • University of Toledo Faculty Senate President (2010-2011)
Last Updated: 3/22/15