NMA: Nonprescription Medicines Academy

Katherine Kelly Orr

Current Academic Appointment

  • Clinical Associate Professor
  • Department of Pharmacy Practice
  • University of Rhode Island

Education

  • PharmD 2001, University of Rhode Island
  • Certified Asthma Educator (AE-C)

Instructional Area

  • Self Care 1 (required) lecturer and coordinator
  • Self Care 2 (elective) lecturer and coordinator
  • Pulmonary Therapeutics (required; includes OTC smoking cessation)
  • Community Pharmacy APPEs

Teaching Innovations

  • Integrating Virtual Patients into a Self-Care Course. Honorable Mention AACP Innovations in Teaching 2006

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

Publications
Several publications related to self-care / OTC medicines in APhA Handbook of Nonprescription Drugs; An Interactive Approach to Self Care. 16th ed. &17th ed., JAPhA, AJPE, J Pharm Pract, NACDS Foundation, and RI Health & Med.

  • Natural Products (book chapter)
  • Probiotics in the community pharmacy: an evidence based review
  • An evidence based update on vitamins.
  • OTC Product: Salonpas Pain Relief Patch and Solonpas Arthritis Pain
  • Community pharmacists’ opinions regarding emergency contraception: A survey in Rhode Island
  • Integrating Virtual Patients into a Self-Care Course
  • Nonprescription medication use by infants and children: product labeling vs. evidence-based medicine.
  • Orr KK, Matson KL, Cowles BJ. Nonprescription medication use by infants and children: product labeling vs. evidence-based medicine. Journal of Pharmacy Practice (manuscript accepted)
  • National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Foundation Introduction to Chain Community Pharmacy Practice: A learning resource for pharmacy interns and their preceptors.

Continuing Education Monographs

  • Natural Health for Stress. Drug Store News. August 2004:29-34. Universal Program Number: 401-000-04-015-H01 (0.2 CEUs).
  • Antioxidants and cardiovascular disease. Drug Store News. October-December 2002:25-31. Universal Program Number: 401-000-02-034-H01 (0.2 CEUs).

Posters

  • Orr KK, Opydo M. Availability and Accuracy of Information for Nonprescription Emergency Contraception in RI Pharmacies. Presented at the APhA National Meeting, Washington, DC., Apr. 2010
  • MacDonnell CP, Orr KK, Cohen L. Active Learning of Self Care through Yahoo! Health. Presented at the APhA National Meeting, Washington, DC., Apr. 2010
  • MacDonnell CP, Orr KK, Quilliam, BJ. Assessing core competency skills in a pharmacy practice lab: Focus on nonprescription drugs., Presented at the Nonprescription Medicines Academy Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio. Oct. 2006
  • Orr KK. Integrating virtual patients into a self care course. Presented at AACP National Meeting. San Diego, CA., June 2006
  • Kachur SG, Orr KK. Community pharmacists’ opinions regarding emergency contraception: A cross-sectional survey in Rhode Island. Presented at the American Pharmacists Association National Meeting in San Francisco, CA., Apr. 2006
  • Orr KK. Direct to consumer advertising of over-the-counter medications and dietary supplements: pharmacy students perspectives. Presented at the Nonprescription Medicines Academy Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio., Sept. 2005
  • Orr KK, Feret BM, Hume AL. Education of community track Pharm.D. students through interacting with “virtual patients”. Presented at AACP National Meeting, Minneapolis, MN., June 2003

Presentations

  • AL Hume, Orr KK. Natural Products in Health and Disease: Separating the Wheat from the Chaff. Presented at University of Rhode Island 25th Annual Seminar by the Sea. Newport, RI., Apr. 2010
  • Policelli G.,Orr KK. The Role of the Pharmacist in Smoking Cessation. Presented at University of Rhode Island 25th Annual Seminar by the Sea. Newport, RI., Apr. 2010
  • Orr KKClinician Assisted Smoking Cessation for Patients with Cardiovascular Disease. Presented at the RI DOH Cardiovascular Certification Course in Warwick, RI., Oct. 2009
  • Orr KK, Bastianelli KA. Clinical Simulations to Advance Nonprescription Medicine Curricula: Virtual Patients. Self Care/Nonprescription Medicines SIG at AACP National Meeting, Boston, MA.
  • Kachur SG, Orr KK. Community pharmacists’ opinions regarding emergency contraception: A cross-sectional survey in Rhode Island. Presented at the 48th Annual Herber W. Youngken Pharmacy Clinic. Warwick, RI., Nov. 2005
  • Orr KK. Integrating virtual patients into a self care course. Presented at the APhA 4th Annual Self Care Institute. Boston, MA, June 2005

Professional Organization Involvement

  • Rhode Island Pharmacists Association (RIPA), president 2007-2008, currently immediate past - president
  • Rhode Island Board of Pharmacy, appointed 2008
  • Self Care SIG, Chair
  • AACP, member
  • APhA, member
  • Asthma Control Coalition, AE-C Workgroup (RI American Lung Association)

Areas of Expertise

  • Asthma, smoking cessation, dietary supplements

Honors and Awards

  • RIPA Presidential Leadership Award 2008
  • Merck & Co., Inc President’s Award 2008
  • RIPA Student’s Choice Award 2008
  • NCPA Pharmacy Leadership Award 2007
  • McKesson Incoming President’s Award 2007
  • RIPA Young Distinguished Pharmacist 2004

Practice Site

  • Ocean Pharmacy
  • Various community sites (HTN Clinics)

Years Attending NMA

  • Since 2005