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Mary F. Powers RPh, PhD
Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Dr. Mary F. Powers is Professor of Pharmacy Practice within the University of Toledo College of Pharmacy. Dr. Powers holds
a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Medical Sciences from the Medical College of Ohio (now the University of Toledo College of
Medicine) as well as a Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy from the University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and is a Registered
Pharmacist in the State of Ohio.
Dr. Powers has research interests in the area of community pharmacy practice, and she is principally interested in workforce issues associated with community pharmacy practice. She is especially interested in the effective use of pharmacy technicians and other support staff, with an interest in identifying the pharmacy technician’s role in patient care practice models and safe medication practices. She is also interested in the careful expansion of the support role of pharmacy technicians especially related to financial issues such as third party reimbursement.
Hilaire, M.L, Kitz, M.J., Powers, M.F., Training Pharmacy Technicians in Community Pharmacy About Technical Aspects of Blood Glucose Meters. J. Pharm. Technol. 20, 178-182 (2004).
Powers, M.F., Recently Approved Medicare Provisions for Prescription Drugs and Medication Management Services. J. Pharm. Technol. 21, 63-68 (2005).
Akala, F.O., Powers, M.F., Understanding the Perceptions and Attitudes of Pharmacy Students on Administering Adult Vaccines. J. Pharm. Technol.21, 254-257 (2005).
Powers, M.F., Walker, J.J., An Interdisciplinary Collaboration to Improve Critical Thinking Among Pharmacy Students. Am. J. Pharm. Educ. 69(4), 516-519 (2005).
Capurso, K.A., Powers, M.F., Barriers to Implementing a Pharmacist-Run Immunization Service, as Perceived by Pharmacists, in a Community Pharmacy Chain. J. Pharm. Technol. 22, 91-94 (2006).
Powers, M.F., Bright, D.R., Pharmacy Technicians and Medication Therapy Management. J. Pharm. Technol. 24, 336-339 (2008).
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).
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).
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).
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).
Powers, M.F., Bright, D.R., Communication training and assessment using webcams. J. Pharm. Technol. 26, 187-192 (2010).
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).
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).
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).
Hohmeier, K., Powers, M.F. Pharmacy Technicians and Immunizations. J. Pharm. Technol. 27, 111-115 (2011).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).