NMA: Nonprescription Medicines Academy

Miranda Wilhelm

Miranda Wilhelm

Current Academic Appointment

  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Department of Pharmacy Practice
  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Education

  • Doctor of Pharmacy – University of Kansas
  • Certificate Training Programs – APhA Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery, APhA OTC Advisor: Advancing Patient Self-Care, APhA Pharmaceutical Care for Patients with Diabetes, APhA Delivering Medication Therapy Management Services in the Community, APhA Pharmacy-Based Lipid Management, NIPCO Osteoporosis, NIPCO Diabetes Care, American Lung Association Freedom from Smoking Facilitator
  • Certificate Trainer – APhA Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery, APhA Delivering Medication Therapy Management Services in the Community, APhA Pharmacy-Based Lipid Management

Instructional Area:

  • Advanced Self-Care – Coordinator and lecturer (elective
  • Self-Care and Alternative Medicine – Lecturer (required)
  • Community Pharmacy Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) – Preceptor (required)

Teaching Innovations

  • Developed and Implemented Advanced Self-Care Elective
  • Integrated Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE) as Final Exam for Advanced Self-Care Elective Course
  • use patient counseling as the first step in self-care recommendation. Used as a capstone for progression to IPPE.

Research (focused / integrated with OTC-Self Care):

  • Research interests relate to clinical community pharmacy and include self-care initiatives, disease state management and education, wellness, and preventative screenings
  • Publications –
    • Kerr J, Wilhelm M. New Lice Treatments Crawling onto the Market. Illinois Pharmacist 2012;74(1):22-23.
    • Wilhelm M. Counseling Patients: The Flushing Truth about Niacin. Illinois Pharmacist 2011;73(4):12-13.
    • Wilhelm M, Ruscin J. The Use of OTC Medications in Older Adults. US Pharmacist. 2009;34(6):44-47.
  • Poster Presentations
    • Wilhelm M, Wuller C, Kerr J. Dosing Devices as an Active Learning Strategy. Nonprescription Medicines Academy Annual Meeting. October 2011. Cincinnati, Ohio.
    • Harmon L, Wilhelm M. Web-based Patient Self-Care Questions. Illinois Pharmacist Association Annual Meeting. September 2011. Springfield, Illinois.
    • Wilhelm M, Wuller C, Kerr J. An Active Learning Strategy to Familiarize Students with a Grading Rubric. Nonprescription Medicines Academy Annual Meeting. September 2010. Cincinnati, Ohio.
    • Whitson L, Wilhelm M. Use of Calcium and Vitamin D in Combination with Bisphosphonate Therapy for Osteoporosis. American Pharmacist Association Annual Meeting. March 2010. Washington, DC
    • Kerr J. Wilhelm M, Wuller C. Clickers, Text Messaging or Twitter – Which One Should I Use? Nonprescription Medicines Academy Annual Meeting. September 2009. Cincinnati, Ohio.
    • Kerr J, Wilhelm M, Wuller C. An Active Learning Experience to Teach Students about Nutrition. Nonprescription Medicines Academy Annual Meeting. September 2008. Cincinnati, Ohio.
    • Wilhelm M, Kerner S. Implementation and Evaluation of a Smoking Cessation Program Facilitated by Community Pharmacists. American Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting. March 2004. Seattle, Washington.

Professional Organization Involvement:

  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) – Member
  • AACP Self-Care/Nonprescription Medicines Special Interest Group Programming Committee – Member
  • Illinois Pharmacist Association (IPhA) – Member
  • American Pharmacists Association(APhA) – Member
  • American Society of Health-system Pharmacists (ASHP) – Member
  • Kappa Epsilon

Areas of Expertise

  • Clinical Community Pharmacy
  • Self-Care and Nonprescription Medications
  • Disease State Management and Education
  • Immunizations
  • 1st Place Poster at Illinois Pharmacist Association Annual Meeting 2011
  • SIUE School of Pharmacy Rho Chi Faculty Achievement Award 2011
  • 3rd Place Poster at Nonprescription Medicines Academy 2009
  • Balls Food Stores Innovative Pharmacy Practice Award 2006

Honors and Awards

  • 1st Place Poster at Illinois Pharmacist Association Annual Meeting 2011
  • SIUE School of Pharmacy Rho Chi Faculty Achievement Award 2011
  • 3rd Place Poster at Nonprescription Medicines Academy 2009
  • Balls Food Stores Innovative Pharmacy Practice Award 2006

Practice Site

  • Schnucks Pharmacy

Years Attending NMA

  • 2011
  • 2008