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Laura Emily Meyer-Junco

Clinical Pharmacist, Regional Pharmacy Program: Rockford

Clinical Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice

Contact Information

1601 Parkview Avenue (874)
Rockford, IL 61107

Phone: (815) 395-2145


  • PGY2 Geriatric Pharmacy Residency, Durham VA Medical Center/ Duke Center for Aging, Durham, NC, 2012
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, 2011
  • PharmD, Summa cum laude, Doctor of Pharmacy, Purdue University, Lafayette, IN, 2010
  • BA, Summa cum laude, Biology/Pre-Pharmacy/Pre-Medicine, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL, 2006

Research Interests

Palliative Care/Hospice, Geriatrics, Pain Management, Internal Medicine, Geriatric Neurology and Psychiatry

Clinical Experience

2016-Present: Clinical Pharmacist, Inpatient and Outpatient Palliative Care/Hospice and Geriatrics, Mercy Health System Rockford, IL and Janesville, WI; 2015-Present: Hospice Consultant Pharmacist, Hospice Care of America, Rockford, IL; 2015-2016: Clinical Pharmacist, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, Centegra Hospital, McHenry, IL; 2012-2014: Clinical Pharmacist, Palliative Care, Geriatrics, SwedishAmerican Hospital, Rockford, IL

Professional Organizations

  • Society of Palliative Care Pharmacists
  • Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists (ICHP)
  • American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM)
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP)
  • American Society of Pain Educators (ASPE)

Licenses and Certifications

  • American Pharmacists Association, Medication Therapy Management (MTM) Certificate, 2016
  • American Pharmacists Association, Pharmacy‚ÄźBased Immunization Certificate, 2016
  • American Society of Pain Educators (ASPE), Certified Pain Educator (CPE), 2015
  • Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS), Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS), 2011
  • American Heart Association (AHA), Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), 2010

Awards and Honors

  • 2018, Faculty Preceptor of the Year, Rockford campus
  • 2014, Faculty Preceptor of the Year, Rockford campus

Intellectual Contributions


  • Meyer-Junco L. (2017). "Medication Safety in the Older Adult". Pharmacy Tech Topics. Vol. 22. Issue 1. Page(s) 1-44.

Journal Article

  • Meyer-Junco L. "The role of atypical bacteria in hospitalized patients with nursing home-acquired pneumonia". Hospital Pharmacy. 2016;51(9):768-777.
  • Meyer-Junco LE. "Aripiprazole for the treatment of depression in palliative care". Journal of Palliative Medicine. 2015;18(4):316.
  • Meyer-Junco LE. "Empathy and the new practitioner". Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2015;72(23):2042-2058.
  • Meyer LE, Brown JN. "Tamsulosin for voiding dysfunction in women". Int Urol Nephrol. 2012;44(6):1649-1656.

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