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Nicholas G. Popovich

Associate Dean, Office of Professional Development

Professor, Pharmacy Systems, Outcomes and Policy

Contact Information

833 South Wood Street (874)
Room 184N, College of Pharmacy
Chicago, IL 60612

Phone: (312) 996-0877

Fax: (312) 413-1910

Website: http://www.experts.scival.com/uic/expert.asp?n=Nicholas+Gabriel+Popovich&u_id=1721

Education

  • PhD, the University of Illinois-Chicago, Chicago, IL, 1973
  • MS, The University of Illinois-Chicago, Chicago, IL, 1971
  • BS, University of Illinois-Chicago, 1968

Research Interests

Development, implementation, and evaluation of educational methodologies to enhance pharmacy student and pharmacist knowledge, learning, and confidence in knowledge and assessment of student development of performance-based abilities (e.g., communication skills, problem solving abilities) in the professional curriculum.

Teaching Interests

Of his educationally-anchored research articles which have appeared in the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, five have won the Rufus A. Lyman Award presented annually by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy for the most outstanding article published for the year. While at Purdue University, Dr. Popovich received the Professor Henry Heine Award, presented annually to the outstanding teacher in the School of Pharmacy, five times, and in 1986, received the campus-wide, Purdue University Amoco Foundation Undergraduate Teaching Award. American Association of College of Pharmacy, President and Chairman of the Board 1991-1992. While at Purdue University, he was a founding fellow of the Teaching Academy in September, 1997, is listed on the University's Book of Great Teachers, and served as the Co-Chairman of the Teaching Academy Executive Council until December, 2001. The mission of the Academy is to provide leadership and serve as a catalyst to enhance and strengthen the quality of undergraduate, graduate, and outreach teaching and learning.

Awards and Honors

  • 2017, Inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
  • 2016, The Preston W. Eldridge Jr. Order of the Golden Mortar, Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity
  • 2013, Faculty Excellence Award, Student National Pharmacists Association
  • 2012, Pharmacist of the Year, Illinois Pharmacist Association
  • 2008, Jesse Stewart Service Award, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy
  • 2007, Gloria Niemeyer Francke Leadership Mentor Award
  • 2004, David E. Guttman Memorial Lecturer
  • 2004, Urban Health Program Distinguished Faculty Award
  • 1997, Distinguished Educator Award Recipient, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

Intellectual Contributions

Journal Article

  • Popovich NG, Okorie-Aw√© C, Crawford SY, Balcazar FE, Vellurattil RP, Moore TW, Allison SE. "Assessing students' impressions of the cultural awareness of College of Pharmacy faculty and students". American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. 82(1):Article.
  • Popovich NG, Hopman SM. "A student-initiated, integrated pharmacotherapeutics learner-centered course". Innovations in Pharmacy. 2015;6(1):1-6.
  • Zueger P, Katz NL, Popovich NG. "Assessing outcomes and perceived benefits of a professional development seminar series.". American journal of pharmaceutical education. 2014;78(8):150. doi:10.5688/ajpe788150.
  • Haines SL, Popovich NG. "Engaging external senior faculty members as faculty mentors.". American journal of pharmaceutical education. 2014;78(5):101. doi:10.5688/ajpe785101.
  • Zorek JA, , Popovich NG. "The 4-year evolution of a social and behavioral pharmacy course.". American journal of pharmaceutical education. 2013;77(6):119. doi:10.5688/ajpe776119.
  • Hagemeier NE, Murawski MM, Popovich NG. "The influence of faculty mentors on junior pharmacy faculty members' career decisions.". American journal of pharmaceutical education. 2013;77(3):51. doi:10.5688/ajpe77351.
  • Crawford SY, Alhreish SK, Popovich NG. "Comparison of learning styles of pharmacy students and faculty members.". American journal of pharmaceutical education. 2012;76(10):192. doi:10.5688/ajpe7610192.
  • Guglielmo BJ, Edwards DJ, Franks AS, Naughton CA, Schonder KS, Stamm PL, Thornton P, Popovich NG. "A critical appraisal of and recommendations for faculty development.". American journal of pharmaceutical education. 2011;75(6):122. doi:10.5688/ajpe756122.
  • Zorek JA, Katz NL, Popovich NG. "Guest speakers in a professional development seminar series.". American journal of pharmaceutical education. 2011;75(2):28.
  • Lin HW, Pickard AS, Mahady GB, Karabatsos G, Crawford SY, Popovich NG. "An instrument to evaluate pharmacists' patient counseling on herbal and dietary supplements.". American journal of pharmaceutical education. 2010;74(10):192.
  • Zorek JA, Sprague JE, Popovich NG. "Bulimic learning.". American journal of pharmaceutical education. 2010;74(8):157.
  • Popovich NG, Katz NL, Peverly SL. "Eliminating bottlenecks to learning among pharmacy students.". American journal of pharmaceutical education. 2010;74(1):15.
  • Popovich NG, Katz NL. "A microteaching exercise to develop performance-based abilities in pharmacy students.". American journal of pharmaceutical education. 2009;73(4):73.
  • Chang L, Popovich NG, Iramaneerat C, Smith EV, Lutfiyya MN. "A clinical nutrition course to improve pharmacy students' skills and confidence in counseling patients.". American journal of pharmaceutical education. 2008;72(3):66.
  • Lin HW, Pickard AS, Mahady GB, Popovich NG. "Conceptual development of a measure to assess pharmacists' knowledge of herbal and dietary supplements.". American journal of pharmaceutical education. 2008;72(3):59.
  • Popovich NG, Peverly SL, Jackson TR. "Effectiveness of a weekly faculty conversation forum about teaching.". American journal of pharmaceutical education. 2006;70(5):107.
  • Newton GD, Pray WS, Popovich NG. "New OTC drugs and devices 2003: a selective review.". Journal of the American Pharmacists Association : JAPhA. 2004;44(2):211-25.
  • Newton GD, Pray WS, Popovich NG. "New OTC drugs and devices 2002: a selective review.". Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association (Washington,D.C. : 1996). 2003;43(2):249-60.
  • Newton GD, Pray WS, Popovich NG. "New OTC Drugs and Devices 2002: A Selective Review.". Journal of the American Pharmacists Association : JAPhA. 2003;43(2):249-60. doi:10.1331/108658003321480768.
  • Newton GD, Benninghoff AJ, Pray WS, Popovich NG. "New OTC drugs and devices 2001: a selective review.". Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association (Washington,D.C. : 1996). 2002;42(2):267-77.
  • Newton GD, Pray WS, Popovich NG. "New OTC drugs and devices 2000: a selective review.". Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association (Washington,D.C. : 1996). 2001;41(2):273-82.
  • Newton GD, McCullough JA, Pray WS, Popovich NG. "New OTC drugs and devices 1999: a selective review.". Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association (Washington,D.C. : 1996). 2000;40(2):222-33.
  • Newton GD, Pray WS, Popovich NG. "New OTC drugs and devices 1998: a selective review.". Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association (Washington,D.C. : 1996). 1999;39(2):207-16.
  • Wongwiwatthananukit S, Jack HM, Popovich NG. "Smoking cessation: Part 2--Pharmacologic approaches.". Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association (Washington,D.C. : 1996). 1998;38(3):339-53.
  • Newton GD, Pray WS, Popovich NG. "New OTC drugs and devices 1997: a selective review.". Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association (Washington,D.C. : 1996). 1998;38(2):199-209.
  • Newton GD, Pray WS, Popovich NG. "New OTC drugs and devices: a selective review.". Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association (Washington,D.C. : 1996). 1997;NS37(2):165-76.
  • Popovich NG, Wood OB. "Drug therapy for obesity: an update.". Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association (Washington,D.C. : 1996). 1997;NS37(1):31-9, 56.
  • Wood OB, Popovich NG. "Nonpharmacologic treatment of obesity.". Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association (Washington,D.C. : 1996). 1996;NS36(11):636-50.
  • Newton G, Popovich NG, Pray WS. "Rx-to-OTC switches: from prescription to self-care.". Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association (Washington,D.C. : 1996). 1996;NS36(8):488-95.
  • Newton GD, Pray WS, Popovich NG. "New OTC drugs and devices: a selected review.". Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association (Washington,D.C. : 1996). 1996;NS36(2):108-116.
  • Van Veldhuizen-Scott MK, Widmer LB, Stacey SA, Popovich NG. "Developing and implementing a pharmaceutical care model in an ambulatory care setting for patients with diabetes.". The Diabetes educator. 1995;21(2):117-23.
  • Newton GD, Pray WS, Popovich NG. "New OTC drugs and devices: a selected review.". American pharmacy. 1995;NS35(2):35-46.
  • Popovich NG. "Topical OTC antifungal agents.". American pharmacy. 1994;NS34(8):30-7.
  • Newton GD, Pray WS, Popovich NG. "New OTCs: a selected review.". American pharmacy. 1994;NS34(2):31-38; 40.
  • Newton GD, Pray WS, Popovich NG. "New OTCs: a selected review.". American pharmacy. 1993;NS33(2):28-36.
  • Popovich NG, Newton GD, Pray WS. "New OTC drugs: a selected review.". American pharmacy. 1992;NS32(2):26-7, 37-8.
  • Henderson ML, Caiola SM, Dickson WM, Grapes ZT, Popovich NG, Schuz RM. "Pharmacy student and faculty perceptions on pharmacy career opportunities. Report of the Professional Affairs Committee.". American journal of pharmaceutical education. 1986;50(4):444-9.
  • Popovich NG, Sperandio GJ. "Current topical acne therapy (continuing education).". The Journal of practical nursing. 1985;35(2):23-31.
  • Popovich NG. "Spirulina.". American pharmacy. 1982;NS22(6):8-10.
  • Goebel SL, Popovich NG. "Childhood enuresis. Treating the habitual bed wetter.". American pharmacy. 1982;NS22(1):30-4.
  • McKenzie MW, Beck DC, Popovich NG. "Topical clindamycin formulations for the treatment of acne vulgaris. An evaluation.". Archives of dermatology. 1981;117(10):630-4.
  • Popovich NG. "Topical antibiotic therapy for acne.". American pharmacy. 1981;NS21(5):55-8.
  • Mannion JC, Bloch R, Popovich NG. "Cephalosporin-aminoglycoside synergistic nephrotoxicity: fact or fiction?". Drug intelligence & clinical pharmacy. 1981;15(4):248-56.
  • Black CD, Popovich NG. "A study of intravenous emulsion compatibility: effects of dextrose, amino acids, and selected electrolytes.". Drug intelligence & clinical pharmacy. 1981;15(3):184-93.
  • Black CD, Popovich NG. "Stability of intravenous fat emulsions.". Archives of surgery (Chicago, Ill. : 1960). 1980;115(7):891.
  • Black CD, Popovich NG, Black MC. "Drug interactions in the GI tract.". The American journal of nursing. 1977;77(9):1426-9.
  • Fletcher HP, Popovich NG. "Role playing using a simulated pharmacy and therapeutics committee model.". American journal of pharmaceutical education. 1977;41(3):282-5.
  • Bennett RW, Popovich NG. "Statistical inference as applied to bioavailability data--a guide for the practicing pharmacist.". American journal of hospital pharmacy. 1977;34(7):712-23.
  • Popovich NG, Grieshaber LD, Losey MM, Brown CH. "An evaluation of the PCAT examination based on academic performance.". American journal of pharmaceutical education. 1977;41(2):128-32.
  • Greifenhagen RE, Popovich NG. "Mastery learning as a teaching strategy in pharmacy product information.". American journal of pharmaceutical education. 1977;41(2):142-6.
  • Popovich NG, Martin FG. "An approach to assessing pharmacy student competency development.". American journal of pharmaceutical education. 1975;39(3):232-5.

Other

  • Popovich NG, Robert M, Roberts JC, Svensson CK, Sullivan DL. (2013). "Assessing quality in pharmacy education in an era of rapid expansion: response to Maine and Vlasses.". Journal of the American Pharmacists Association : JAPhA. Vol. 53. Issue 3. Page(s) 228, 232.
  • Bennett RW, Popovich NG. (1978). "Statistical interpretation of bioavailability data.". American journal of hospital pharmacy. Vol. 35. Issue 8. Page(s) 902.
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