William A. Prescott Jr., PharmD

William Prescott

William A. Prescott
Jr., PharmD

Department Chair, Clinical Professor

Department of Pharmacy Practice

School of Pharmacy

Contact Information
218 Pharmacy Building
Buffalo, NY 14214-8033
Phone: (716) 645-4780
prescott@buffalo.edu



Professional Summary:

Dr. Prescott serves as Chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice. He practices/teaches in acute care general pediatrics. His teaching activities focus on pediatrics, immunization, and patient assessment, wherein he has integrated blended-learning using a flipped-classroom model, case-based learning, team-based learning, and simulation-based learning. His educational scholarship focuses on curriculum and active learning, and his clinical scholarship focuses on pediatric infectious diseases and pulmonary disease.

Education and Training:

  • Residency, University of Michigan Health System (2004)
  • Residency, University of Michigan Health System (2003)
  • PharmD, The State University of New York at Buffalo (2002)

Employment:

  • Clinical Professor, Pharmacy Practice, Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (2018-present)
  • Chair, Pharmacy Practice, University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (2017-present)
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice, University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (2013–2018)
  • Vice-chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice, University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (2012–2017)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice, University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (2004–2013)
  • PGY-2 Pharmacy Resident (Pediatrics), Clinical Instructor, University of Michigan (2003–2004)
  • PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Resident, Clinical Instructor, University of Michigan (2002–2003)

Awards and Honors:

  • Fellow, MAC Academic Leadership Development Program (2019-20 cohort) (2019)
  • Alumni of the Year Award, Rho Chi, University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy (2019)
  • SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching (2017)
  • Teaching Innovation Award, University at Buffalo (2015)
  • Faculty Preceptor of the Year, UB SPPS (2014)
  • Albert E. Rosica, Jr. Memorial Award, American College of Apothecaries (2013)
  • Residency Preceptor of the Year, Western and Central New York Residency Group (2011)
  • Teacher of the Year, University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (2011)
  • Faculty Scholarly Activity Award, UB SPPS Department of Pharmacy Practice (2010)
  • Class of 2010 Farewell Celebration Honoree, UB SPPS (2010)
  • Pharmacy School Yearbook Dedication, Class of 2009, UB SPPS (2009)
  • Alumni of the Year Award, Phi Lambda Sigma, UB SPPS (2009)
  • New Practitioner Pharmacist Award, Western New York Society of Health-System Pharmacists (2007)
  • Teacher of the Year, University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (2007)
  • APhA-ASP Mortar and Pestle Professionalism Award, UB SPPS (2002)
  • Lilly Achievement Award, UB SPPS (2002)
  • Michael E. Crawford Perseverance Award, UB SPPS (2002)
  • Phi Lambda Sigma, Beta Omicron Chapter Inductee, UB SPPS (2000)
  • Rho Chi National Honor Society Inductee, UB SPPS (1999)
  • Grace W. Capen Academic Award, UB SPPS (1998)

Research Expertise:

  • Clinical Research: Pediatric infectious diseases and pulmonary disease, with a focus on immunizations and cystic fibrosis.
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Descriptive and survey-based research focusing on curriculum and active learning.

Grants and Sponsored Research:

  • July 2019–June 2021
    Impact of an integrated pharmacist and primary care collaborative transitions of care program on clinical and economic outcomes among high risk patients
    ASHP Foundation
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $77,618

Journal Articles:

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Abstracts:

  • Fusco NM, Meaney CJ, Prescott WA Jr. Vancomycin versus linezolid for the treatment of acute pulmonary exacerbations of cystic fibrosis. Pharmacotherapy. 2020; 3.
  • Clark C, Prescott WA Jr, Doloresco F, Fusco NM, Maerten-Rivera J, Wahler RG. Assessment of a Flipped Classroom and Case Based Learning Activity to Teach Safe Medication Use and Deprescribing for Older Adults. Pharmacotherapy. 2020; 3.
  • Prescott GM, Sawyer J, Prescott WA Jr, Reiman AT, Morse E.. Competency driven global outreach experiences. Am J Pharm Educ. 2019; 83(5).
  • Fusco NM, Wells C, Meaney CJ, Frederick CA, Prescott WA Jr. Vancomycin vs. vancomycin-rifampin for the treatment of MRSA-associated acute pulmonary exacerbations of cystic fibrosis. J Pediatr Pharmacol Ther. 2017; 22(2).
  • Prescott WA Jr., Doloresco F, Bednarczyk EM, Prescott GM, Slazak EM, Woodruff AE, Brody PM Jr., Norgard NB.. Design, Implementation, and Assessment of a Program to Equip PharmD Students for Postgraduate Training. Am J Pharm Ed. 2017; 81(5).
  • Fusco NM, Francisconi R, Meaney CJ, Duman D, Frederick CA, Prescott WA Jr.. Association of vancomycin trough concentration with response to treatment for acute pulmonary exacerbation of cystic fibrosis. J Pediatr Pharmacol Ther. 2017; 22(2).
  • Prescott WA, Prescott GM, Doloresco F, Albanese NP, Woodruff AE. Academic Performance among PharmD Students in a Patient Assessment Course Sequence Utilizing a Blended-learning Model. Am J Pharm Ed. 2016; 80(5).
  • Prescott WA, Doloresco F, Woodruff AE, Albanese NP, Bernhardi, Christian, Prescott GM. Student Perceptions of a Blended-learning Model Designed to Teach Patient Assessment Skills in a PharmD Program. Am J Pharm Ed. 2016; 80(5).
  • Albanese N, Woodruff A, Prescott WA Jr.. Pharmacotherapy Education in US Colleges and Schools of Pharmacy. Am J Pharm Ed. 2015; 79(5).
  • Prescott GM, Vu B, Prescott WA. Global Health Education in US Pharmacy Schools. Am J Pharm Ed. 2015.
  • Prescott WA Jr., Ives A, Huntress J, Johnson MS. Engaging Postgraduate-year-2 Pharmacy Residents in Formal Evaluation of Platform Presentations at a Regional Residency Conference. Am J Pharm Ed. 2015; 79(5).
  • Prescott WA, Fusco NM. National Survey of Treatment Strategies for Acute Bronchiolitis. J Pediatr Pharmacol Ther. 2015; 20(3).
  • Patzke C, Prescott GM, Prescott., Jr. WA., Brody, Jr., PM. Comparison of Medication Prescribing Patterns between American and Dominican Republic Prescribers on Medical Mission Trips.. Pharmacotherapy. 2015; 35(11).
  • Prescott WA Jr., Dahl EM, Hutchinson DJ. Pediatric Education across US Pharmacy Schools: What is being taught and how?. Am J Pharm Educ. 2014; 78(5).
  • Prescott WA. Infectious Diseases Education across US Pharmacy Schools: What is being taught and how?. Am J Pharm Educ. 2014; 78(5).
  • Prescott WA; Monte SV; Prescott GM. Design and assessment of a didactic course preparing pharmacy residents for scholarship. Am J Pharm Educ. 2012; 76.
  • Prescott WA Jr., Johnson HL, Wrobel MJ, Sustakoski K, Prescott GM. Impact of student use of electronic devices during class on academic performance. Am J Pharm Educ. 2012; 76.
  • Prescott WA; Brazeau GA. Developing Leaders in Pharmacy: Assessment of Learning Outcomes for an Elective Leadership Course. Am J Pharm Educ. 2010; 74.
  • Prescott GM; Fusco NM; Prescott WA. Motivations for Pharmacy Students to Join Professional Organizations. Am J Pharm Educ. 2010; 74.
  • Prescott WA. Preparing pharmacy students for the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and their post-graduate training search. Am J Pharm Educ. 2008; 72.
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Professional Memberships:

  • Eastern States Conference for Pharmacy Residents and Preceptors; Advisory Committee Member, 2012-present / Conference Chair-elect, 2017 / Conference Chair, 2018 / Conference Past-Chair, 2019 (2012–2019)
  • Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group; Member (2007–present)
  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy; Secretary (Pediatric Pharmacy SIG), 2015-17 / Chair-elect (Pediatric Pharmacy SIG), 2017-18 / Chair (Pediatric Pharmacy SIG), 2018-19 / Immediate Past-Chair (Pediatric Pharmacy SIG), 2019-20 / Immediate Past-Chair (SIG Cabinet Administrative Board), 2020-2022. (2004–present)
  • New York State Council of Health System Pharmacists, Western Chapter; Secretary, 2010 to 2012 / Faculty liaison, 2004 to 2012 (2004–present)
  • New York State Council of Health System Pharmacists; Director of Chapter Services, 2015-16 & 2017-18 / Membership Committee (Chair), 2015-18 / Faculty Liaison Committee (Chair), 2015-18 / Treasurer 2018-present (2004–present)
  • American Society of Health System Pharmacists; Leadership Speakers Bureau, 2010 to present / Faculty liaison, 2004 to 2017 (2001–present)
  • Phi Lambda Sigma, Beta Omicron Chapter (2000–present)
  • Rho Chi National Honor Society (1999–2002)

Presentations:

  • "Maintaining an Open-Door Policy in the Remote-Work Environment: Is it Feasible?" AACP Annual Meeting, AACP (2021)
  • "Developing Mid-Career Faculty: The Job is Not Done After Promotion and Tenure" , AACP, Pediatric Pharmacy SIG (2021)
  • "Potential of Non-Traditional and Alternate Work Arrangements in Academic Pharmacy" AACP Interim Meeting, AACP (2021)
  • "Creating a Higher Education Research Program" MAC Academic Leadership Fellows Program, University at Buffalo (2019)
  • "Promotion and Tenure Overview: School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences – Clinical Faculty" University at Buffalo, Clinical and Translational Science Institute Professional Development Workshop Series (2019)
  • "Bridging the Gap from Fellow to Faculty: Building Effective Research Programs" AACP Annual Meeting, AACP (2019)
  • "APhA Pharmacy Based Immunization Delivery" ACPE accredited CE, University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (2018)
  • "APhA Pharmacy Based Immunization Delivery" ACPE Accredited CE, University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (2018)
  • "CFTR Modulators – A pharmacogenomic approach to treating cystic fibrosis" ACPE Accredited CE, New York State Council of Health-System Pharmacists (2018)
  • "Immunization and vaccine-preventable diseases in an era of vaccine hesitancy: Dispelling myths and propagating truth" ACPE Accredited CE, Western New York Society of Health-System Pharmacists (2017)
  • "APhA Pharmacy Based Immunization Delivery" ACPE accredited CE, University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (2017)
  • "Cystic Fibrosis: Connecting the worlds of medicine and pharmacy to effectively treat this disease." ACPE Accredited CE, Western New York Society of Health-System Pharmacists (2017)
  • "The Rise of the Vaccine-preventable Disease in the U.S." Pediatric Advocacy Group Fall Meeting, ACPE Accredited CE, PPAG (2016)
  • "Flipping the Classroom: Out with the Old and In with the New" Genteels Excellence in Teaching Conference, University Of Buffalo (2015)
  • "Sowing The Seeds of Peds: Designing a Pediatrics Elective - Part 3 of 3: Identifying topics for a pediatric elective course" AACP Annual Meeting, ACPE accredited CE, AACP, Pediatric SIG (2015)
  • "APhA Pharmacy Based Immunization Delivery" ACPE accredited CE, University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (2015)
  • "The Rise of the Vaccine Preventable Disease in the U.S." ACPE accredited CE, University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (2014)
  • "APhA Pharmacy Based Immunization Delivery" ACPE accredited CE, University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (2014)
  • "APhA Pharmacy Based Immunization Delivery" ACPE accredited CE, University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (2013)
  • "APhA Pharmacy Based Immunization Delivery" ACPE accredited CE, University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (2012)
  • "APhA Pharmacy Based Immunization Delivery" ACPE accredited CE, University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (2012)
  • "What Every Residency Bound Student Needs to Know" ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Student Forum (2010)
  • "APhA Pharmacy Based Immunization Delivery" ACPE accredited CE, University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (2010)
  • "APhA Pharmacy Based Immunization Delivery" ACPE accredited CE, University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (2010)
  • "A Pharmacy Student‘s Guide to Navigating the 2009 ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting; Part II - What Every Residency Bound Student Needs to Know" ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Student Forum (2009)
  • "APhA Pharmacy Based Immunization Delivery" ACPE accredited CE, University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (2009)
  • "APhA Pharmacy Based Immunization Delivery" ACPE accredited CE, University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (2009)
  • "APhA Pharmacy Based Immunization Delivery" ACPE accredited CE, University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (2009)
  • "APhA Pharmacy Based Immunization Delivery" ACPE accredited CE, University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (2009)
  • "Setting the Stage: How to be an Effective Practitioner During Your First 5 Years of Practice" ACPE accredited CE, Western New York Society of Health-System Pharmacists (2009)
  • "A Shot in the Arm Keeps the Bugs From Doing Harm: Update of Childhood and Adult Immunizations" ACPE accredited CE, Western New York Society of Health-System Pharmacists (2008)
  • "New and Old Anti-inflammatory Agents for the Treatment Cystic Fibrosis" ACPE accredited CE, University Of Michigan (2004)
  • "HMG-CoA Reductase Inhibitor Therapy in Childhood Nephrotic Syndrome" ACPE accredited CE, University Of Michigan (2003)
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Service Activities:

  • Editorial Board, American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education (AJPE); Editorial Board Member (2018–present)

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Contact Information

218 Pharmacy Building
Buffalo, NY 14214-8033
Phone: (716) 645-4780
prescott@buffalo.edu