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Office: Stark Learning Center

Room: 320a

Phone: 5704084273

Email: mary.mcmanus@wilkes.edu

Dr. Mary F McManus

Associate Professor

Pharmaceutical Sciences

Biography

Dr. McManus joined Wilkes University in 2000 as a molecular toxicologist with expertise in neurotoxic agents. In response to the needs of the underserved individuals of the region, Dr. McManus’s research interests transitioned into the area of public health, patient advocacy, and poverty medicine focusing on delivery of improved medical care to underserved and vulnerable individuals. To this end, she has developed, directed and collaborated in initiatives which improve health care for underserved individuals at local, state and national levels. This includes focused application of pedagogical principles in the evolving discipline of poverty medicine with the goal to improve the interprofessional scholarship of practitioners in this area. She currently teaches anatomy and physiology, immunology and biotechnology, and interprofessional service learning in health sciences. Dr. McManus has recently completed a Medical Education Research Certification to enhance community based participatory research initiatives in underserved populations. She is involved in preventative public health programs which will decrease the disease burden within vulnerable populations. In addition to Dr. McManus’s teaching and research interests, she is active within the University community. She is dedicated to student learning, faculty and staff development and the overall well being of the community at large.

EDUCATIONAL HISTORY:

Doctor of Philosophy: Pharmaceutical Sciences - June 1994
St. John's University - College of Pharmacy & Allied Health Professions
Jamaica, New York

Bachelor of Science: Pharmacy - Magna Cum Laude - May 1987
St. John's University - College of Pharmacy & Allied Health Professions
Jamaica, New York

Postgraduate Certificate Program in the Provision of Health Care to People Experiencing Homelessness – 2008 -Oxford University UK
Medical Education Research Certification: The Commonwealth Medical College 2012-2013
Certification awarded 2013

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY:

Nesbitt School of Pharmacy and Nursing
Associate Professor – Tenured December 2003
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Wilkes University
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18766

2000-present

  • University Academic Planning Committee – Chair (2011-2012)

(2010-2013), (2001-2003)

  • University Strategic Planning Committee 2015 (2009 – 2012)
  • University Library Committee (2010-2012)
  • Student Affairs Committee (2011 – 2013)
  • Pharmaceutical Access Project Faculty Coordinator - (2001-present)
  • Northeastern Pennsylvania Free Clinic Consortium – Chair (2008-present)
  • Northeastern Central Pennsylvania Interprofessional Education Coalition (2010-present)
  • Faculty Grievance Committee School of Pharmacy (2000-2003)
  • University Curriculum Committee (2003-2006)
  • Curriculum Committee School of Pharmacy (2002-2005)
  • Assessment Committee School of Pharmacy (2005-2009)
  • Curriculum Committee School of Pharmacy (2013- present) (2009 - 2011)
  • Strategic Planning Committee (2000-2002) - School of Pharmacy
  • University Search Committees – Provost (2006), Dean of the Law School (2007), and Chief Information Officer (2009)

Teaching Proficiencies:

  • Anatomy and Physiology/ Pathophysiology
  • Service Learning in Healthcare/Healthcare Disparities
  • Immunology and Biotechnology
  • Clinical Pharmacology/General Pharmacology
  • Clinical Toxicology/General Toxicology
  • Nutritional Supplements/Botanical Products

Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Assistant Professor of Pharmacology/Toxicology
Division of Pharmacology, Toxicology & Medicinal Chemistry
Long Island University at University Plaza
Brooklyn, New York 11201

1995-2000

  • Pharmacology
  • Toxicology
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Immunotherapeutics

St. John's University - College of Pharmacy & Allied Health Professions
Adjunct Professor – Graduate Program
Jamaica, New York

1999 - Present

  • Pediatric Pharmacology
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Pharmacology

Adelphi University - School of Nursing
Adjunct Professor – Nurse Practitioner Program
Garden City, New York

1993 -1996

  • Advanced Pathophysiology
  • Clinical Pharmacology

Avon Products, Inc. - Global Research and Development
Scientifc Affairs Analyst - Division of Product Safety
Division Street
Suffern, New York

1994 -1995

Flushing Hospital Medical Center - North Division
Supervising Pharmacist
Flushing, New York
1989 - 1994

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Staff Pharmacist
New York, New York
July 1986 - September 1988

Lenox Hill Hosptial
Pharmacy Intern
New York, New York
July 1984- June 1986

PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE:

New York State Registered Pharmacist: 1987 to present

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:

  • American Pharmacists Association (APhA)
  • APhA Academy-APRS - Basic Sciences-Member-at-Large - term 2003-2005
    • o APRS representative to the House of Delegates – 2010, 2011, 2012
  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
    • 2002-2003 - School of Pharmacy Delegate
    • 2001-2002 - School of Pharmacy Alternate Delegate
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology Society (HAPS)
  • National Healthcare for the Homeless Association (NHHA)- Clinician's Network
  • Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU)
  • Free Clinic Association of Pennsylvania (FCAP)
  • National Association of Free Clinics (NAFC)
  • Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association (PPA)

Publications

Kimberly Ference, Pharm.D., Jennifer Malinowski, Pharm.D., Marie Roke-Thomas, Ph.D., Mary McManus, Ph.D. (2014) An Interdisciplinary Approach to Developing a Culture of Community Engagement in the School of Pharmacy. School Poster Presentation at American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Conference, Grapevine, TX

McManus M and Lynn K (2014) Student Directed Infectious Disease Prevention Among Homeless Individuals. Poster Presentation at National Healthcare for the Homeless Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA

Pennsylvania Pharmacist’s Association collaboration (2013-2014) – White paper (title to be determined), Medicaid Expansion under the Affordable Care Act. In progress.

McManus M and Lynn K (2013) Poster Presentation, Infectious Disease Prevention Among Homeless Individuals. Nesbitt College of Pharmacy & Nursing (3 rd Place Award Clinical Sciences)

McManus M, Rule B, Hart L, DeBuck E (2013) Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Medicaid Expansion in Pennsylvania. Poster Presentation at Pennsylvania Pharmacist’s Association Legislative Day Harrisburg PA

Briggs A, McManus M, Weems A (2012) APhA House of Delegates: Dauntlessly Tackling Difficult Issues Facing the Profession, J Am Pharm Assoc. 2012;52:432-444

McManus M and D’Ippolito (2012) A comparison of active learning methods in an upper level physiology course: team based activities versus individually directed activities. Poster Presentation Human Anatomy & Physiology Society Annual Meeting Tulsa OK

McManus M, D’Ippolitto (2012) Overcoming student and faculty hurdles in the world of team based learning Workshop Presentation Human Anatomy & Physiology Society Annual Meeting Tulsa OK

McManus M, Towsend J, and Foote E (2011) Regional Interprofessional Education Coalition” Seminar Presentation Collaborative Family Healthcare Association Annual Meeting, October 28, 2011.

McManus M, Havrilla E., Hirthler K (2011) NEPA-IPEC Interprofessional Collaborative Care Summit- Vulnerable Populations Presentation

Witkowski S., Toczek B., Roke-Thomas M., McManus M (2010) Increasing Pharmaceutical Access to the Working Poor: Service Learning in a Volunteers in Medicine Clinic (VIM)

Beckly J., Roke-Thomas M., McManus M. (2010) Service Learning Project Identifies Decreased Emergency Room Visits for the Uninsured, Poster Presentation American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting Seattle WA

Wells S. and McManus M.F. (2004) "Restricted Formulary Utilization in Pharmaceutical Access Programs. Short Communication. Healing Hands Newsletter April 2004. National HeaIthcare for the Homeless

McManus M.F. and Graham B. (2004) "Examination of a Service-Learning-Based Pharmaceutical Care Program Delivered by the Pharmaceutical Access Project of the Nesbitt School of Pharmacy. Abstract 192. 2004 APhA Annual Meeting Seattle WA

McManus M.F. (1999) "Alternative Medicine Courses in the Schools of Pharmacy"Panel Participant. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. 1999 Annual

Meeting, Boston

McManus M. F. and Dolinsky, D. (1998) An Evaluation of a Course Titled "Making Choices About Alternatives to Biomedicine" with a Discussion of What Could be Translated to the Internet. Poster Presentation. AGRI Congress - Belgium

McManus M.F. (1998) "Potential SIG on Alternative Medicine" Presider and presenter of an open forum debating incorporation of complementary & alternative medical practices into pharmacy cnrriculum. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy.

1998 Annual Meeting, Aspen

Dolinsky D. and McManus M.F. (1998) Making Choices About Alternatives to Biomedicine: An Elective Before Graduation. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education.

McManus M.F. (1998) "Introduction to Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Pharmacists". American Council of Pharmaceutical Education. Continuing Education Program. AMS College of Pharmacy

Dolinsky D. and McManus M.F. (1997) Making Choices About Alternatives to Biomedicine: A Curriculum Guide. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. Vol. 61:106S

Desselle, S.P., Babar, A., Bazil, M., Brown,M., Digregorio, R., Hamburg, E., Kirschenbaum,H., McManus, M., Okarter, T., Raje, R., Schwartz, E. (1997) Using Student Focus Groups as One Method of Ensuring Quality in a Curriculum. American

Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. Vol. 61 :95S

McManus M.F. and Trombetta L.D. (1995) The effects of diethyldithiocarbamate (DDC)

on the astrocytic cytoskeleton. Scanning Microscopy. 9:257-270.

McManus M.F. and Trombetta L.D. (1994) A scanning electron microscopic study of the effects of diethyldithiocarbamate on the astroglial cytoskeleton. Scanning Electron Microscopy International, Toronto, Canada

McManus M. F. and Trombetta L.D.(1993). The effects of diethyldithiocarbamate (ODC) on the cytoskeleton ofastroglia. The Toxicologist 13:127. McManus M. F. and Trombetta L.D .. (1992) A scanning electron microscopic study of the effects of diethyldithiocarbamate (DOC) on Astrocytic Cytoskeleton. The Toxicologist 12: 193

McManus M.F. and Trombetta L.D. (1991) The effects of diethyldithiocarbamate (DOC) on astrocyte microtubules. The Toxicologist 10:53.

McManus M.F., Toulon M., and Trombetta L.D. (1989) The protective effects of zinc on

diethyldithiocarbamate (DOC) cytotoxicity on astrocytes in culture. The Toxicologist

9:132.

McManus M.F., Huie, P., Trombetta L.D. (1986) The effect of disulfiram on cytoskeletal proteins. The 8th Annual Pharmacy Undergraduate Research Seminar p.20. West Virginia School of Pharmacy and Mylan Pharmaceutical

Awards

  • American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education Scholar
  • Outstanding Faculty Member – Wilkes University (2003)
  • Teacher of the Year – Wilkes University School of Pharmacy – (2004, 2006 & 2008)
  • Msgr. Andrew J. McGowan Leadership Award - Commission on Economic Opportunity - (2009)
  • Rho Chi - National Pharmaceutical Honor Society
  • Eli Lilly Ethics, Scholarship and Leadership Award
  • Warner Lambert Scholarship for Academic Excellence
  • Rho Chi Research Award
  • DeMaio Scholarship for the Health Sciences
  • Program Committee Member; Mid Atlantic Society of Toxicology 1991-1993
  • Student Councilor; Mid Atlantic Society of Toxicology 1991-1992
  • Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee; St. John's University
  • Representative; St. John's University Graduate Council
  • Representative; St. John's University Graduate Committee on Admissions and Academic Standing

FELLOWSHIPS & GRANT ACTIVITY:

Department of Public Works Collaborative Grant Awards: - 2010-2011

Individual Submissions & Awards:

  • Mountaintop Free Medical Clinic - $30,000 (1 submission)
  • The Hope Center $60,000 (2 submissions)
  • Care and Concern Free Medical Clinic $78,000 (2 submissions)
  • Wilkes-Barre Free Medical Clinic $60,000 (2 submissions)
  • Back Mountain Free Legal Y Medical Clinic $60,000 (2 submissions)

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Community Health Leaders (2011)

  • Completed final round of national competitors - $125,000 (Nomination and Grant Application).

Blue Ribbon Foundation NEPA
Pharmaceutical Access Project -Collaborative Grant

  • 2006-2009 - $75,000 per year

Blue Ribbon Foundation NEPA
Pharmaceutical Access Project- PI

  • 2009 – 2010 - $20,000 per year ($20,000)

United Way
Pharmaceutical Access Project - Collaborative Grant

  • 2003-2007 – Renewed yearly grants - $20,000 ($100,000 total)

Luzerne Foundation
Pharmaceutical Access Project - Collaborative Grant

  • 2006-2007 - $2000.00

Pennsylvania Department of Health
2002-2003

  • Pharmaceutical Access Project - Collaborative Grant - $150,000.00

Pharmaceutical Access Project
Volunteers in Healthcare - Collaborative Grant, Pharmaceutical Access Project

  • 2001-2003- $50,000

American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education - Scholar
"Springboard to Teaching" Fellowship - 1996-1998

  • Doctoral Fellowship 1992 – 1994

Doctoral Fellow
St. John's University - College of Pharmacy & Allied Health Professions

  • Jamaica, New York (1991 -1992)
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