Department of Pharmacy Practice

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

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  Professor Emerita

  Email: mary.powers@utoledo.edu

 

 

 

Educational Background

Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Medical Sciences Medical College of Ohio
Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy The University of Toledo

Scope of Practice

  • Pharmacy Orientation and Pharmacy Law
  • 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

Awards, Honors and Grants

  • 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)
  • 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)

Publications and Journals

Books

  1. Perspective Press - Powers, M.F. (author), The Pharmacy Technician Workbook and Certification Review, 7th ed. (2020) Englewood, CO: Morton Publishing.  A title in the American Pharmacists Association’s Basic Pharmacy and Pharmacology Series.
  2. Perspective Press - Powers, M.F. (contributing author): The Pharmacy Technician, 7th Edition, (2020) Morton Publishing Co., Englewood, Colorado.  A title in the American Pharmacists Association’s Basic Pharmacy and Pharmacology Series.
  3. Powers, M.F. and Bright, D.R.., Pharmacy Calculations, 6th  ed.  (2020) Englewood, CO: Morton Publishing.
  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.

Manuscripts

  1. 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).
  2. 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).
  3. Powers, M.F., Bright, D.R., Communication training and assessment using webcams.  J. Pharm. Technol. 26, 187-192 (2010).
  4. 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).
  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. 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).
  7. 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).
  8. Hohmeier, K., Powers, M.F.  Pharmacy Technicians and Immunizations.  J. Pharm. Technol. 27:111-6 (2011).  doi:  10.1177/875512251102700303.
  9. Mangan, M.N., Powers, M.F. Drug Shortages and the Role of the Pharmacy Technician:  A Review.  J. Pharm. Technol. 27:247-250 (2011).  doi:  10.1177/875512251102700602.
  10. 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).
  11. Mangan, M.N., Powers, M.F., Lengel, A.J.  Student Pharmacists’ Perceptions of Barriers to Medication Adherence Counseling.  J Pharm Pract. Aug;26(4):376-81 (2013).  Published online before print November 25, 2012, doi: 10.1177/0897190012466896.
  12. 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.
  13. Mihalopoulos, C.C., Powers, M.F. Roles for Pharmacy Technicians in Community Pharmacy Practice Accreditation.  J. Pharm. Technol. 29:111-7 (2013).  doi: 10.1177/875512251302900302.
  14. Azzi, A.G., Powers, M.F., Lengel, A.J., Mangan, M.N.  Impact of a Transitions of Care Training Module on Community Pharmacists’ Knowledge and Attitudes.  J. Pharm. Technol. 31( 2) 84-90 (2015).  doi: 10.1177/8755122514552680
  15. Potter, J.E., Schroeder, M.N., DiDonato, K., Lengel, A.J., Powers, M.F. Impact of Pharmacist Follow-up Intervention on Patient Return to a Community Pharmacy from a Convenient Care Clinic.  J. Pharm. Technol. 33(1) 23-30 (2017).  doi: 10.1177/8755122516678266
  16. Fabiilli, N.A., Powers, M.F. Roles for Pharmacy Technicians in Medication Reconciliation during Transitions of Care.  J. Pharm. Technol. 33(1) 3-7 (2017).  doi:  10.1177/8755122516680621.
  17. Howard, M.S., DiDonato, K.L., Janovick, D.L., Schroeder, M.N., Powers, M.F., Azzi, A.G., Lengel, A.J.  Perspectives of athletes and pharmacists on pharmacist-provided sports supplement counseling: an exploratory study.   J. Am Pharm. Assoc. 58(4)S30–S36  (2018).  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.japh.2018.05.003
  18. Hohmeier, K.C., McDonough, S.L.K., Justis-Rein, L., Gibson, M.L., Powers, M.F. Exploring the Expanded Role of the Pharmacy Technician in Medication Therapy Management Service Implementation in the Community Pharmacy.  J. Am Pharm. Assoc.   59 (2) 187–194 (2019).  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.japh.2018.11.006.
  19. Hunold, R.L., Powers, M.F. Role of Approved Ohio High School Training Programs in the Demand for Pharmacy Technicians.  J. Pharm. Technol. 35(2) 64–68 (2019).  https://doi.org/10.1177/8755122518813706.
  20. Geise, R., Powers, M.F. Roles of Pharmacy Technicians in Preventing Prescription Drug Abuse.  J. Pharm. Technol. 36(5) 211–217 (2020).  https://doi.org/10.1177/8755122520939640
Last Updated: 7/28/21