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Kathryn M. Sawyer


Clinical Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice

Contact

Address:

833 S. Wood St, PHARM, MC 886, Chicago, IL

Office Phone:

(312) 996-1536 (work)

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Overview:
Dr. Kathryn Sawyer, PharmD, received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy. She currently serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Pharmacy within the Department of Pharmacy Practice. Her primary duties include coordinating the Pharmaceutical Care Skills Lab and working closely with students.

Before starting at UIC, she served as a clinical pharmacist and Director of Pharmacy for Norton Sound Health Corporation for 5+ years. In this position, she advanced the department utilizing her passion for innovation and endless drive for process improvement. Her passions include: controlled substance stewardship, antimicrobial stewardship, team building, teaching, and project management. During her free time, she walks her dogs Queenie and Rocket, works out, watches movies, goes hiking, and is an avid board game player.

Research Interests:
Dr. Kathryn Sawyer’s research interest include utilizing project management tools and techniques to enhance precepting of student pharmacists.

Teaching Statement:
Dr. Kathryn Sawyer has 6+ years of teaching assistant experience in chemistry, pharmacokinetics and pharmaceutical care. She additionally served as an in-residence tutor while attending undergrad at the College of St. Scholastica. During her time at Norton Sound Health Corporation, she served as the Student Coordinator for approximately 14-16 students annually.

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Pharmacy Practice: Hospital (PHAR 413), 1/10/2022 – 4/29/2022
Pharmacy Practice: Hospital (PHAR 413), 1/10/2022 – 4/29/2022
Pharmacy Practice:Patient Care (PHAR 414), 1/10/2022 – 4/29/2022
Pharmacy Practice:Patient Care (PHAR 414), 1/10/2022 – 4/29/2022
Pharmacy Practice:Patient Care (PHAR 414), 1/10/2022 – 4/29/2022
Pharmacy Practice:Patient Care (PHAR 414), 1/10/2022 – 4/29/2022
Pharmacy Practice:Patient Care (PHAR 414), 1/10/2022 – 4/29/2022
Pharmacy Practice:Patient Care (PHAR 414), 1/10/2022 – 4/29/2022

Selected Publications

Geders, TW, Gustafson, K, Finzel, BC. (2012). Use of differential scanning fluorimetry to optimize the purification and crystallization of PLP-dependent enzymes. Acta Crystallographica Section F: Structural Biology Communications, 68, (5), 596-600. doi:10.1107/s1744309112012912.

Professional Leadership

AACP Poster Abstract, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, 4/12/2022 - 5/10/2022

Community Relations Chair, 2019 - 2021

Board of Directors, 2016 - 2019

Notable Honors

2020, Heroes in Health Award, National Indian Health Board

2018, Employee of the Month - April, Norton Sound Health Corporation

2018, Excellence in Innovation Award, Alaska Pharmacist Association

2017, National Director's Award, Indian Health Service

2017, Customer Appreciation Award, Norton Sound Health Corporation

2017, Cardinal Health Generation RX Award, Alaska Pharmacist Association

2017, Immunization Champion Award, American Pharmacists Association

2015, National Director's Award, Indian Health Service

Education

Degrees:
Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota - College of Pharmacy, United States
Master of Business Administration, University of the People, United States
Bachelor of Arts, College of St Scholastica, United States

Licensures and Certifications

Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist (BCACP), Board of Pharmacy Specialties, 7/1/2021 - 12/31/2028
Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM), Project Management Institute, 9/17/2019 - 9/17/2024

Selected Presentations

Sawyer, Kathryn. (2019 November 09). Project Management for Health Care Professionals. 53rd Annual Convention & Tradeshow. Anchorage, United States.