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Mary Roth McClurg, PharmD, MHS

Mary Roth McClurg, PharmD, MHS, is professor and executive vice dean-chief academic officer at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy.

McClurg practiced as a clinical pharmacist in inpatient medicine within the VA Health System as well as primary care within the VA Health System, providing direct patient care as part of a collaborative team. In 2001, McClurg moved to UNC Health Systems and developed a clinical practice in geriatrics with the UNC Department of Geriatric Medicine, In 2006, McClurg assumed a tenure track position as assistant professor to focus her efforts on research and began to transition out of clinical practice.

McClurg’s research has focused on efforts to advance the role of the clinical pharmacist in primary care, with the goal of optimizing medication use and improving care in patients with multiple chronic diseases. She serves as co-principal investigator on a $2.4 million grant from ACCP to enhance primary care medical practice through comprehensive medication management.

In addition to her research, McClurg has played an integral leadership role in the design, implementation, and evaluation of UNC’s transformative new Pharm.D. curriculum to better position students to meet the health care needs of society.

McClurg completed her Pharm.D. and residency training at the St. Louis College of Pharmacy and earned a master’s degree in health sciences in clinical research from Duke University School of Medicine. She is a fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy.

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