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William                        Prescott

William A. Prescott Jr., PharmD

Department of Pharmacy Practice

Interim Department Chair, Clinical Associate Professor

 
Professional Summary:

Dr. Prescott serves as Interim Chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice. He practices/teaches in acute care general pediatrics. His teaching activities focus on pediatrics 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:
  • 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-present)
  • Vice-chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice, University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (2012-present)
  • 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:
  • 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.

Journal Articles:
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Abstracts:
  • 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).
  • 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, 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).
  • Prescott WA Jr., Doloresco F, Woodruff A, Albanese N, Bernhardi C, 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).
  • Prescott WA Jr., Prescott GM, Doloresco F, Albanese N, Woodruff A. Academic Performance among PharmD Students in a Patient Assessment Course Sequence Utilizing a Blended-learning Model. Am J Pharm Ed. 2016; 80(5).
  • Slazak EM, Prescott WA, Bednarczyk EM. University Pharmacy Resident Services, Inc.: a novel approach to employment of pharmacy residents(Poster #6-003). ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting. 2015.
  • 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).
  • 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).
  • 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 to present / Conference Chair-elect, 2017 / Conference Chair, 2018. (2012–present)
  • Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group; Member (2007–present)
  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy; Chair-elect, 2017 to present / Secretary (Pediatric SIG), 2015 to 2017 (2004–present)
  • New York State Council of Health System Pharmacists; Director of Chapter Services, 2015 to 2016 & 2017 to 2018 / Membership Committee, 2015 to Present / Faculty Liaison Committee (Chair), 2015 to Present (2004–present)
  • New York State Council of Health System Pharmacists, Western Chapter; Secretary, 2010 to 2012 / Faculty liaison, 2004 to 2012 (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:
  • "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." Fall Meeting of the Pediatric Advocacy Group, ACPE Accredited CE, PPAG (2016)
  • "Flipping the Classroom: Out with the Old and In with the New" 2015 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 (on-line), 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 (on-line), 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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218 Kapoor Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214-8033
Phone: (716) 645-4780
Email: prescott@buffalo.edu


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