Eric C. Nemec, Pharm.D., BCPS

Eric C. Nemec II, Pharm.D., BCPS

Director of Research & Assessmen/Clinical Assoc. Professor

Director of Research & Assessment; Clinical Associate Professor

Dr. Nemec’s practice and areas of expertise include evidence-based practice, pharmacy automation, smart pumps, and the utilization of technology to improve both efficiency and safety of the medication use process. Educational areas of interest include integrating pharmacy informatics and process improvement principles into traditional curriculum. He is also a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist with a clinical focus in geriatrics and general medicine. Dr. Nemec serves on a number of national pharmacy committees and has published and presented in pharmacy practice and informatics topics.

Professional Interests:

  • Pedagogy
  • Assessment
  • Healthcare Informatics
  • Evidence-Based Practice & Teaching

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
    • Section of Pharmacy Informatics and Technology Advisory Group on Professional Development, Chair July 2015 – June 2016
  • Phi Delta Chi Professional Pharmacy Fraternity
  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

Degrees and Certifications

    • Masters of Education in the Health Professions (Expected Spring 2017), Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
    • Post-Master's Certificate in Evidence-Based Teaching in the Health Professions, 2016, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
    • Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist, 2010, Board of Pharmacy Specialties
    • PGY-2 Informatics Residency, 2010, Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT
    • PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, 2009, Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT
    • Doctor of Pharmacy, 2008, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA

Teaching Responsibilities

    • PA 507, 508, 509: Pharmacology I/II/III
    • PA 516: Evidence Based Practice
    • PA 611 & 612: MPAS Capstone Project
    • Foundation of Healthcare Information Systems

Research Interests & Grants

    • Evidence Based Practice, Technology and Safety, Pedagogy, History of Pharmacy
    • Science of Teaching and Learning
    • Assessment
    • Informatics
    • Walgreens Diversity Grant, Golden Bear Pharmacy Summer Camp. 2016, $3000 (funded)
    • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy New Investigator Award 2016 Grant, Biometric evaluation of PharmD student wellness and its relation to academic success. 2015, $10,000 (unfunded)
    • Western New England Alumni Grant, Generation Rx. 2015, $500 (funded)
    • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy New Investigator Award 2015 Grant, Note-taking methodology and its impact on cognitive functioning in the classroom. 2014, $6580 (unfunded)
    • Walgreens Diversity Grant, Spanish for Pharmacists. 2013, $2000 (funded)
    • ASHP Research and Education Foundation Leadership Academy 2013-2014 Student Leadership Speakers Bureau, $200. (funded)  

Honors, Awards & Fellowships

    • Excellence in Service, Western New England University 2015
    • Community Service Award, Western New England University 2013
    • Excellence in Scholarship, Western New England University 2012
    • Tufts Information Mastery Change Agent Award, Tufts Health Care Institute 2011

Publications and Presentations

    Recent peer-reviewed publications:

    DiPietro PA,Longo SL, Welch BE, Kennedy DR, Nemec EC. Current Practices of Awarding Graduation Honors within Doctor of Pharmacy Degree Programs. Am J Pharm Educ. In Press 2016

    Nemec EC, Pawola J, Shah B. Pharmacy Student eLearning Resources for Informatics. Am J Health Syst Pharm. In Press 2016

    Nemec EC, Petraglia CM, Mattison MJ. Design considerations of a compounded sterile preparations course. Am J Pharm Educ. 2016; 80(1) Article 12

    Dintzner MR, Nemec EC, Tanzer K. Use of Radar Plots for Curricular Mapping: Defining CAPE 2013-Compatible Conceptual Regions in a Radar-Plotted Curriculum Map. Curr Pharm Teach Learn. 2016; 8(2):220-225

    Sun S, Nemec EC. Implementing an elective toxicology course through integration of emergency medicine resident physicians into didactic lectures. Curr Pharm Teach Learn. 2016; 8(2):200-206

    Nemec EC, Welch BE. The impact of a faculty development seminar on the quality of multiple-choice questions. Curr Pharm Teach Learn. 2016; 8(2):160-163

    Nemec EC, Dintzner MR. Comparison of audio versus written feedback on writing assignments. Curr Pharm Teach Learn. 2016; 8(2):155-159

    Dintzner MR, Nemec EC, Tanzer K, Welch BE. Use of Radar Plots for Curricular Mapping: Visualizing Assessment in a New PharmD Program. Am J Pharm Educ. 2015; 79(8) Article 121

    Sun S, Nemec EC, Tessier E, Joyce B. Implementing a Learner-Centered Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience Model at a Community Hospital. Curr Pharm Teach Learn. 2015;7(2):231-238

    Mattison MJ, Nemec EC. Lifestyle Medicine: The Impact of an Immersive Elective. Am J Pharm Educ. 2014; 78(8) Article 154

    Mattison MJ, Nemec EC. An Active Learning Approach to Complementary and Alternative Medicine in a Self-Care Therapeutics Class. Am J Pharm Educ. 2014; 78(7) 141

    Baker DM, Nemec EC. A Survey of grading scale variations in Doctor of Pharmacy Programs. Curr Pharm Teach Learn. 2014;6(2):194-202.

    McManus R, Nemec EC, Ferer DS, et al. Suggested Definitions for Informatics Terms:  Interfacing, Integration and Interoperability. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2012;69:1163-1165

Contact Information

Office Location & Hours

  • Location:
    Physician Assistant Studies
    Stamford Hosp. Tandet
    College of Health Professions
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