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Jennifer  M.  Malinowski

Asst Dean, Acad Affairs/Assess
Pharmacy Practice

Dr. Malinowski is a native of Wilkes-Barre who joined Wilkes University in 1998. She oversees an ambulatory care outpatient practice at The Wright Center for Primary Care in Jermyn, PA where she precepts Doctor of Pharmacy students and engages in interprofessional educational initiatives with the Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education and other health profession students. She previously served as clinic lead for the Patient Safety Pharmacy Collaborative (PSPC), a federal government initiative aimed at providing optimal health outcomes while minimizing adverse medication-related events through the provision of clinical pharmacy services. The clinic’s PSPC team “The Wright Script” was recognized nationally with 2 awards for clinical pharmacy services integration and medication reconciliation process development and implementation in 2013. Dr. Malinowski currently teaches in the Introductory, Hematology and Joint disorders Pharmacotherapeutics modules, and assists with the immunization certification process for third year pharmacy students. She has been a peer-reviewer for the Lancet, Annals of Pharmacotherapy, American Journal of Health-Systems Pharmacists, and the Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association.

Education and Training

  • Bachelor of Science, Pharmacy, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy & Science (1993)
  • Doctor of Pharmacy, Temple University (1995)
  • Pharmacy Practice Residency, The Johns Hopkins Hospital (1996)


  • Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery (Licensed provider and trainer)
  • University of Utah School on Alcoholism and other Drug Dependencies

Selected Presentations

  • Fife, S., E. Dymond, et al. (2014). Implementation of rapid cycle processes developed through interprofessional collaboration to promote awareness of hydrocodone-containing combination product prescribing changes. American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists Midyear Meeting. Anaheim, CA.
  • Graham, A., C. Carey, et al. (2014). Risk of QTc prolongation with Celexa 40 mg. Medication Safety Conference. Wilkes-Barre, PA.
  • Malinowski, J. M. (2015). Medication nonadherence: america's other drug problem. Geisinger Health System, Medication Safety Conference. Wilkes-Barre, PA.
  • The Impact of Advanced Practice Ambulatory Care Students on High Risk Geriatric Patients with Hypertension (Poster with pharmacy student Allison Kelleher) American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy annual meeting Chicago, IL; July 2013
  • Going for "Gold": Achieving Positive Patient Health and Safety Outcomes
  • The Impact of Clinical Pharmacy Services on High Risk Geriatric Patients with Hypertension (Poster/presentation) American Pharmaceutical Association Annual Conference, Los Angeles, CA; March 2013
  • The Role of Clinical Support Staff in Improving Hypertension Outcomes
  • Pennsylvania Association of Family Physicians Learning Collaborative (CE Presentation) Lancaster, PA (November 2012)
  • In: Clinical Therapeutics Primer: Link to the Evidence for the Ambulatory Care Pharmacist. Sept 2012.
  • The Magic of Eportfolios: Enhancing Student Learning and Programmatic Assessment. Co-presented with Drs. Bohan (Wilkes),Drs. Saaba and Starry(University of Iowa). The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Meeting, Kissimmee, Fl; July 2012

Selected Teaching

  • PHA 430: Pharmacotherapeutics VI: Hematology, Joint Disorders, and Surgery (Anemias, Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Connective Tissue Disorders)
  • PHA 423: Pharmacotherapeutics II: Principles of Pharmacotherapeutics (Clinical Lab interpretation, Pediatrics/Geriatrics, Toxicology)
  • PHA 511: Ambulatory Care Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience

Selected Service

  • Advisor Council for Honors Program (Pharmacy School Representative)
  • Chair, School of Pharmacy Curriculum Committee (2012-2013 and 2014-15)
  • Coordinator, PHA 560: Self-Directed Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience
  • Co-Director, Spanish Concentration for Pharmacy Students
  • Faculty service advisor for Generation Rx, HPV Awareness
  • Faculty Advisor, Smoke-Free Wilkes Campaign

Selected Honors and Awards

  • Honorary member selected by student leaders, Phi Lambda Sigma, 2013
  • Integrative Medication Management Award from Alliance or Integrated Medication Management, 2013
  • Patient Safety Pharmacy Collaborative Transformation Award, 2013
  • Teacher of the Year (P2-class), 2012 and 2013