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Heather J. Ipema

Clinical Assistant Professor, College of Pharmacy - Pharmacy Practice



833 S. Wood Street, Chicago, IL

Office Phone:

(312) 355-0651

About Heading link

Drug information specialist and Clinical Assistant Professor in the UIC Drug Information Group, a fee-for-service business unit of the Department of Pharmacy Practice.

Research Interests:
Drug information teaching strategies

Teaching and Supervision Heading link

Evidence-Based Medicine (PHAR 440), 2/12/2024 – 4/26/2024
Evidence-Based Medicine (PHAR 440), 2/12/2024 – 4/26/2024
Evidence-Based Medicine (PHAR 440), 2/12/2024 – 4/26/2024
Evidence-Based Medicine (PHAR 440), 2/12/2024 – 4/26/2024
Evidence-Based Medicine (PHAR 440), 2/12/2024 – 4/26/2024
Spec Project in Pharm Pract (PMPR 390), 8/21/2023 – 12/1/2023
PHR 5614, Drug Information and Statistics, 5/3/2023 – 5/3/2023
Evidence-Based Medicine (PHAR 440), 2/13/2023 – 5/5/2023
Intro to Drug Information (PHAR 438), 1/9/2023 – 2/10/2023

Selected Publications

Elste, Jessica M, Ipema, Heather J, Denton, Christie, Munir, Faria, Alomari, Ruba, Dazy, Anna, Macrito, Rosa, Szydlowski, Nicole. (2023). Light-Sensitive Injectable Prescription Drugs—2022. Hospital Pharmacy, 58, (5), 448-475. doi:10.1177/00185787221133804.

Ipema, Heather J, Elste, Jessica M, Koppen, Laura M, Soni, Rita, Kerns, Stefanie, Macrito, Rosa, Poznanski, Thomas, Szydlowski, Nicole. (2022). Inclusion of Optimal Guidelines for Pharmacists in UpToDate. Annals of Pharmacotherapy, 56, (9), 1084-1085. doi:10.1177/10600280211063950.

Gerberich, Amanda J, Ipema, Heather J. (2021). A primer on ocular viscosurgical devices. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, 78, (22), 2020-2032. doi:10.1093/ajhp/zxab228.

West-Thielke, Patricia M, Ipema, Heather J, Campbell-Lee, Sally, Benedetti, Enrico, Kaplan, Bruce, Thielke, James J. (2021). Removal of Anti-Thymocyte Globulin by Plasma Exchange in ABO-Incompatible and Positive Crossmatch Kidney Transplant Recipients. Transplantation Proceedings, 53, (5), 1548-1553. doi:10.1016/j.transproceed.2021.01.010.

Ipema, Heather J, Zacher, Jessica M, Galka, Eva, Nazari, Jonathan, Varabyeva, Alina, Yu, Michelle, Hartke, Patricia. (2021). Drugs to Be Used With a Filter for Preparation and/or Administration—2019. Hospital Pharmacy, 56, (2), 81-87. doi:10.1177/0018578719867660.

Miles, Kaitlin, Ipema, Heather. (2020). Blast from the past: convalescent plasma for COVID-19. KeePosted, 46, (3).

Grossman, Sara, Nathan, Joseph P, Ipema, Heather J, Ness, Genevieve Lynn, Tierno, Holli E, Gabay, Michael P, Calip, Gregory S. (2020). Survey of drug information centers in the United States—2018. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, 77, (1), 33-38. doi:10.1093/ajhp/zxz267.

Gerberich, Amanda, Spencer, Samantha, Ipema, Heather. (2019). National Guideline Clearinghouse Is No More: Keep Calm and Search On. Annals of Pharmacotherapy, 53, (4), 434-436. doi:10.1177/1060028018815852.

Rasmussen, Jack T, Ipema, Heather J. (2019). Formulary Considerations for Insulins Approved Through the 505(b)(2) “Follow-on” Pathway. Annals of Pharmacotherapy, 53, (2), 204-210. doi:10.1177/1060028018795834.


Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Illinois at Chicago, United States, 2008
Bachelor of Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States, 2004

Postgraduate Training:
PGY2 Drug Information Residency, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy, United States, 2010
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy, Chicago, IL, 2009

Licensures and Certifications

Registered Pharmacist, State of Illinois, Date Not Set - Present
Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist, Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties, Date Not Set - Present