Wessell, Pharm.D., BCPS, CDE
PPRNet, 295 Calhoun St., Charleston, SC, 29425
792-0834 / (843) 792-0436 (Fax)
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Departmental and administrative
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy and Clinical
Education / Training:
Pharm.D., University of North Carolina, 2000
Pharmacy Practice Residency, University of Colorado, 2001
Family Medicine Residency, MUSC, 2002
Family Medicine Rural Clerkship Orientation
Positions in academic / professional groups:
American College of Clinical Pharmacy
Ambulatory Care Practice and Research Network, Communications
Committee Member, 2000-present
Geriatrics Practice and Research Network, Member, 2002-present
Co-author, Position Paper – Pharmacy and the Elderly, 2003-present
American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, 2002-present
Member, South Carolina Chapter American Association of Colleges
of Pharmacy, 2002-present
Selected honors / awards:
American College of Clinical Pharmacy New Clinical Practitioner
Award, April 2008
Invited Foreign Scientist by the Japanese Society of Hospital
Pharmacists and Ministry of Health, Welfare and Labour. Tokyo
and Yokohama, Japan, February 2008
Preceptor of the Year, Medical University of South Carolina Pharmacy
Residency Program, June 2007
Research / academic / clinical interests:
Electronic medical records
Link to College of Pharmacy Faculty Page:
Selected or recent publications:
Liszka HA, Miller PM, Nemeth LS, Jenkins RG, Nietert PJ,
Wessell AM, Ornstein SM. Alcohol Screening and Brief Counseling
in a Primary Care Hypertensive Population: A Quality Improvement
Intervention. Addiction 2008;103:1271-80.
Ornstein S, Nietert PJ, Jenkins RG, Wessell AM, Nemeth LS, Liszka
HA. Improving the Translation of Research into Primary Care Practice:
Results of a National Quality Improvement Demonstration Project.
Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety 2008;34(7):379-390.
Garris KL, Wellein MG, Wessell A, Ragucci D, Blair MM. First
Year Residency Candidates' Perceived Exposure to Various Areas
of Pharmacy Practice American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education.
American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 2008;72(1):Article
Hansen LA, Jennings DL, Pallares MJ, Thompson AN, Garrison KL,
Wessell AM. Assessment of Vitamin K Use in the Inpatient Treatment
of Excessive Anticoagulation. Accepted for publication, The
Journal of Pharmacy Technology 2008; 24:137-41.
Wessell AM, Nietert PJ, Jenkins RG, Nemeth LS, Ornstein SM. Inappropriate
Medication Use in the Elderly: Results from a Quality Improvement
Project in 99 Primary Care Practices. The American Journal
of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy 2008; 6(1):21-27.
Wessell AM, Liszka HA, Nietert PJ, Jenkins RG, Nemeth LS, Ornstein
SM. Achievable Benchmarks of Care for Primary Care Quality Indicators
in a Practice-Based Research Network. American Journal of
Medical Quality, Jan-Feb 2008; 23.1: p39(8). DOI: 10.1177/1062860607310774.
Jennings DL, Ragucci KR, Chumney E, Wessell AM. Impact of Pharmacist
Intervention on Diabetes Related Quality of Life in an Ambulatory
Care Clinic. Pharmacy Practice 2007;5(4):169-173. http://www.pharmacypractice.org/vol05/04/toc.htm
Nemeth LS, Wessell AM, Jenkins RG, Nietert PJ, Liszka HA, Ornstein
SM. Strategies to Accelerate Translation of Research into Primary
Care within Practices Using Electronic Medical Records. Journal
of Nursing Care Quality 2007;22(4):343-349.
Feifer C, Nemeth LS, Nietert PJ, Wessell AM, Jenkins RG, Roylance
L, Ornstein SM. Different Paths to High Quality Care: Three Archetypes
of Top Performing Practice Sites. Annals of Family Medicine
2007;5(3):233-241. DOI: 10.1370/afm.697.
Nietert PJ, Wessell A, Jenkins RG, Feifer C, Nemeth LS, Ornstein
SM. Using a summary measure for multiple quality indicators in
primary care: the Summary Quality Index (SQUID). Implementation
Science 2007, 2:11. DOI:10.1186/1748-5908-2-11. http://www.implementationscience.com/content/2/1/11