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Kevin O. Rynn


Vice Dean, College of Pharmacy
Clinical Professor, College of Pharmacy - Pharmacy Practice

Contact

Address:

1601 Parkview Ave, Rockford, Ilinois

Office Phone:

(815) 395-8819 (work)

Email:

krynn@uic.edu

About Heading link

Overview:
Dr. Rynn is Clinical Professor and Vice Dean, serving as the regional dean for the Rockford campus. Dr. Rynn received his BS in Pharmacy from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, followed by his Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. Subsequently he completed a hospital pharmacy residency at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh followed by a specialty residency and fellowship in Emergency Medicine and Clinical Toxicology at UIC College of Pharmacy. While in the program Dr. Rynn spent time with the Toxikon Consortium at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital (formally Cook County) and in the emergency departments at UI Health and Michael Reese Hospital on Chicago’s south side. In his final year of training he served as Chief Resident to the UIC College of Pharmacy residency program.

Dr. Rynn then joined the UIC faculty as a Clinical Assistant Professor, teaching in the classroom and practicing in emergency medicine and clinical toxicology at Michael Reese Hospital. During his early time on the UIC faculty he became board certified in clinical toxicology as a Diplomat of the American Board of Applied Toxicology (DABAT). He later joined the faculty at his alma mater, Rutgers University, where he served as the Director of the Emergency Medicine Residency Program. During his 11 years at Rutgers he taught in the classroom, partook in clinical research, and practiced and trained students and residents at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital’s emergency department. During that time he was promoted to Clinical Associate Professor and became a Fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (FCCP). Subsequently, Dr. Rynn’s became the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science College of Pharmacy, later being promoted to Vice Dean. He developed partnerships with area pharmacies, healthcare institutions, and pharmaceutical companies including an international partnerships and global health experiences for pharmacy students in Kampala, Uganda.

Since rejoining UIC College of Pharmacy in 2017 he has worked with the leadership team to continue the advancement of the College and the Rockford campus. Dr. Rynn works closely with faculty and staff to ensure strategic initiates are developed and implemented. Under his direction the first pharmacy residencies for the UIC Rockford Campus have begun and he has helped develop an international pharmacy student experience in Vellore, India. He works with the Winnebago County Health Department on a number of public health initiatives including the opioid epidemic and COVID-19. Dr. Rynn has published numerous publications, presented at local, state, national, and international meetings and is active in a variety of professional organizations.

Teaching and Supervision Heading link

Foundations in Rural and Community Healthcare (PMPR 317), 8/22/2022 – 12/9/2022
Spec Project in Pharm Pract (PMPR 390), 1/10/2022 – 4/29/2022
Foundations in Rural and Community Healthcare (PMPR 317), 8/30/2021 – 12/17/2021
IPPE Community (Phar 412), 8/30/2021 – 12/17/2021
Undergrad Resrch Pharm Pract (PMPR 380), 8/23/2021 – 12/3/2021
PDAT 10 – Advanced Disease management (Phar 510), 1/11/2021 – 5/7/2021
Clinical Toxicology (PMPR 345), 1/11/2021 – 5/7/2021
Intro Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) Hospital (Phar 413), 1/11/2021 – 5/7/2021
Undergrad Resrch Pharm Pract (PMPR 380), 1/11/2021 – 4/30/2021

Selected Grants

OSF/UIC PGY2 Emergency Medicine Residency, OSF St Anthony., 7/1/2022 - Present, Obligated Amount: $10000; Anticipated Amount: $10000

Diabetes Education and Support Text-Messaging Pilot at a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), Community Fdn of Northern IL., 3/21/2022 - 3/20/2023, Obligated Amount: $29992; Anticipated Amount: $29992

ACCC Student Fees Fund, ACCC., 7/1/2020 - 6/30/2021, Obligated Amount: $41000; Anticipated Amount: $41000

ASHP Pharmacy Residency Expansion Grant Program - PGY1 2020, ASHP Research & Education Fdn., 7/1/2020 - 6/30/2021, Obligated Amount: $25000; Anticipated Amount: $25000

ACCC Student Fees Fund, ACCC., 7/1/2019 - 6/30/2020, Obligated Amount: $101000; Anticipated Amount: $101000

ACCC Student Fees Fund, ACCC., 7/1/2018 - 6/30/2019, Obligated Amount: $79103; Anticipated Amount: $79103

Investing in the Recruitment/Retention of Top Talent to the Profession of Pharmacy, Community Fdn of Northern IL., 12/13/2017 - 10/1/2022, Obligated Amount: $38870; Anticipated Amount: $38870

Selected Publications

Kane, SP, Winnike, J, Rynn, Kevin O, Hanes, S. (2021). Impact of faculty interviewers on student matriculation following pharmacy school admission offers. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning, 13, (3), 288-291.

Schriever, Christopher, Hays, Annette, Zobeck, Bryan, Butler, David, Rynn, Kevin. (2021). Pharmacology Vignettes. First Aid for the USMLE Step 1 2020, Thirtieth edition. McGraw-Hill Education / Medical.

Gimbar, Renee Petzel, Rynn, Kevin O. (2018). Designing an emergency medicine pharmacy rotation. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, 75, (10), 602-605. doi:10.2146/ajhp160896.

Rynn, Kevin, Hughes, FL. (2012). Toxicology. Emergency Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy. (pp. 201-226). American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

Merlin, Mark A, Saybolt, Matthew, Kapitanyan, Raffi, Alter, Scott M, Jeges, Janos, Liu, Junfeng, Calabrese, Susan, Rynn, Kevin O, Perritt, Rachael, Pryor, Peter W. (2010). Intranasal naloxone delivery is an alternative to intravenous naloxone for opioid overdoses. The American Journal of Emergency Medicine, 28, (3), 296-303. doi:10.1016/j.ajem.2008.12.009.

Saybolt, Matthew D, Alter, Scott M, Dos Santos, Frank, Calello, Diane P, Rynn, Kevin O, Nelson, Daniel A, Merlin, Mark A. (2009). Naloxone in cardiac arrest with suspected opioid overdoses. Resuscitation, 81, (1), 42-46. doi:10.1016/j.resuscitation.2009.09.016.

Merlin, Mark A, Wong, Matthew L, Pryor, Peter W, Rynn, Kevin, Marques-Baptista, Andreia, Perritt, Rachael, Stanescu, Catherine G, Fallon, Timothy. (2009). Prevalence of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus on the Stethoscopes of Emergency Medical Services Providers. Prehospital Emergency Care, 13, (1), 71-74. doi:10.1080/10903120802471972.

Bridgeman, Patrick J, Rynn, Kevin O. (2008). Medication reconciliation in the emergency department.. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, 65, (24), 2325-2326. doi:10.2146/ajhp080199.

, . (2008). ASHP Statement on Pharmacy Services to the Emergency Department. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, 65, (24), 2380-2383. doi:10.2146/ajhp080417.

Professional Leadership

Illinois Department of Public Health, State of Illinois, 7/10/2020 - Present

AACP PharmCAS Advisory Board, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, 4/1/2020 - Present

ACCP Emergency Medicine PRN Awards and Recognition Committee, American College of Clinical Pharmacy, 10/1/2019 - 12/31/2021

AACP 2019 Interim Meeting Programing Planning Committee, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, 2018 - 7/1/2019

Emergency Medicine PRN Outstanding Mentor Award Nomination Committee, 2016 - 2018

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Global Health Special Interest Group Annual Meeting Programming Committee, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, 2014 - 2015

Emergency Medicine PRN Nominations Committee, 2012 - 2013

American College of Clinical Pharmacy Emergency Medicine PRN, American College of Clinical Pharmacy, 2011 - 2012

Emergency Medicine PRN Nominations Committee, 2011 - 2012

Notable Honors

2015, Outstanding Mentor of the Year Award, American College of Clinical Pharmacy

2005, Fellowship Status, American College of Clinical Pharmacy

1996, Diplomat, American Board of Applied Toxicology,

1989, Rho Chi National Pharmaceutical Honor Society,

Education

Degrees:
Doctor of Pharmacy, Duquesne University, United States, 1992
Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, Rutgers University, United States, 1990

Postgraduate Training:
Emergency Medicine & Clinical Toxicology Fellowship, University of Illinois at Chicago, United States, 1994
Emergency Medicine & Clinical Toxicology Specialty Residency, University of Illinois at Chicago, United States, 1993
ASHP Clinical Pharmacy Residency, Allegheny General Hospital, United States, 1992

Selected Presentations

Sparbel, Kathleen, OBryant, Angela, Rynn, Kevin, Jones, Krista, Reese, Cynthia, Bennett, Barbara, Liechty, Janet, Tippett, Steven, Newell, A, Bishop, Sue, Grimes, Nathan, Magnusen, M, Pop, Mariann, Peterson, M, Deconte, Claire, Bricka, Valerie. (2022 April 01). Building IPEC Competencies through Transition to Virtual Interprofessional Learning Immersion. In competitive symposium session entitled Guiding the Wave of Technology Integration to Address Disparities in Health Care Delivery. 2022 Midwest Nursing Research Society Conference. Schaumberg, USA.