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Faculty and Staff


Phone: 5704082048

Email: kimberly.ference@wilkes.edu

Kimberly A. Ference

Assistant Professor

Pharmacy Practice


Dr. Ference joined Wilkes University in 2008. Before joining Wilkes, Dr. Ference held a position as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Oklahoma in Tulsa, OK. Her current clinical practice site is at the Volunteers in Medicine (VIM) clinic in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. VIM is a free clinic that serves working, uninsured residents of Luzerne County. At VIM, she is the Director of Pharmacotherapy. Dr. Ference also runs a pharmacotherapy service where she and her team provide several clinical services focusing on education and management for the following disease states: diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, tobacco abuse, asthma and COPD. Her areas of interest include diabetes, cardiovascular risk reduction and information mastery.

Education and Training

  • Doctor of Pharmacy, Wilkes University
  • Primary Care Pharmacy Residency, Wilkes University (In conjunction with Wilkes-Barre Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Wyoming Valley Health Care System Family Practice)
  • Faculty Leadership Fellowship, University of Oklahoma Health Science Center

Certificates and Certifications

  • Basic Life Support Certification
  • Breathe Well, Live Well Facilitator Training – American Lung Association
  • Pharmacy Based Immunization Delivery – American Pharmacist Association
  • Open Airways Asthma Certificate – American Lung Association
  • Professional Compounding Centers of America Certificate

Selected Teaching

  • Foundations of Pharmacy Practice (various topics)
  • Pharmaceutical Care Lab – Drug Information and Information Mastery
  • Longitudinal Care Lab

Selected Scholarship

  • Ference K, Hirthler K, Clarke V, Easton D, Waline V. Student Perceptions of an Interprofessional Experience in a Clinic Setting. Presented at The Collaborating Across Borders Conference in Vancouver, BC June 2013.
  • Ference JD, Ference KA. Asthma and COPD. In: Reinhold JA, Earl G, eds. Clinical Therapeutics Primer: Link to the Evidence for the Ambulatory Care Pharmacist. Burlington: Jones & Bartlett; 2014. p. 307-42.
  • Ference K . The Community Pharmacists Role in Diabetes Treatment. America’s Pharmacist. 2010 Nov; 29-51.
  • Longyhore DL, Ference K, Nanstiel B. An Elective Course in Information Mastery. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. 2011; 75 (2)1-8.

Selected Service

  • 2013-2014 Chair; Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association Education Committee
  • Faculty Advisor; Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association
  • Member; Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association Conference Committee
  • Chair; Wilkes University School of Pharmacy Assessment Committee

Selected Honors and Awards

  • Nominee; TREC Part-Time Teacher of the Year


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