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Samantha H. Spencer

Clinical Assistant Professor, College of Pharmacy
Assistant Director, College of Pharmacy, Drug Information Group

About Heading link

Drug information specialist and Assistant Director of the Drug Information Group at UIC, a fee-for-service unit within the College of Pharmacy.

Research Interests:
My scholarship focuses on everyday drug information needs and finding solutions to address those common questions.

Teaching Statement:
Course coordinator: PMPR 450 (Medical Writing), PHAR 201 (Drugs in Society)
Additional teaching responsibilities: PHAR 438 (Introduction to Drug Information), PHAR 440 (Evidence-Based Medicine)
Preceptor for APPE students, PGY1 residents, and PGY2 Drug Information residents

Teaching and Supervision Heading link

Drugs in Society (PHAR 201), 1/10/2022 – 4/29/2022
Medical writing (PMPR 450), 8/23/2021 – 12/3/2021
Medical writing (PMPR 450), 8/23/2021 – 12/3/2021
Evidence-Based Medicine (PHAR 440), 2/15/2021 – 4/30/2021
Evidence-Based Medicine (PHAR 440), 2/15/2021 – 4/30/2021
Evidence-Based Medicine (PHAR 440), 2/15/2021 – 4/30/2021
Evidence-Based Medicine (PHAR 440), 2/15/2021 – 4/30/2021
Evidence-Based Medicine (PHAR 440), 2/15/2021 – 4/30/2021
Medical writing (PMPR 450), 8/24/2020 – 12/4/2020

Selected Publications

Rodriguez, Ryan, Brunner, Rachel, Spencer, Samantha, Qato, Dima M. (2021). Time to inclusion in clinical guidance documents for non-oncological orphan drugs and biologics with expedited FDA designations: a retrospective survival analysis. BMJ Open, 11, (12), e057744. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2021-057744.

Spencer, Samantha H, Menard, Shannon M, Labedz, Malgorzata Z, Krueger, Courtney D, Sarna, Katherine V. (2020). Enteral tube administration of oral chemotherapy drugs. Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice, 26, (3), 703-717. doi:10.1177/1078155219893449.

Gerberich, Amanda, Spencer, Samantha, Ipema, Heather. (2018). National Guideline Clearinghouse Is No More: Keep Calm and Search On. Annals of Pharmacotherapy, 53, (4), 434-436. doi:10.1177/1060028018815852.

Spencer, Samantha, Majkowski, Chloe, Suda, Katie J. (2018). Predictors of Publication Rates for Abstracts Presented at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meetings.. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 82, (8), 6409. doi:10.5688/ajpe6409.

Spencer, Samantha, Ipema, Heather, Hartke, Patricia, Krueger, Courtney, Rodriguez, Ryan, Gross, Alan E, Gabay, Michael. (2018). Intravenous Push Administration of Antibiotics: Literature and Considerations. Hospital Pharmacy, 53, (3), 157-169. doi:10.1177/0018578718760257.

Spencer, Samantha H, Suda, Katie J, Smith, Bridget M, Huo, Zhiping, Bailey, Lauren, Stroupe, Kevin T. (2016). Erectile Dysfunction Medication Use in Veterans Eligible for Medicare Part D.. Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy, 22, (7), 818-824. doi:10.18553/jmcp.2016.22.7.818.

Aquilante, Christina L, Wempe, Michael F, Spencer, Samantha H, Kosmiski, Lisa A, Predhomme, Julie A, Sidhom, Maha S. (2013). Influence of CYP2C8*2 on the Pharmacokinetics of Pioglitazone in Healthy African‐American Volunteers. Pharmacotherapy The Journal of Human Pharmacology and Drug Therapy, 33, (9), 1000-1007. doi:10.1002/phar.1292.

Notable Honors

2018, Frederick P. Siegel Innovative Teaching Award, University of Illinois at Chicago

2015, AACP Walmart Scholar recipient, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy


Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD), University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, United States, 2013
Bachelor of Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States, 2009

Postgraduate Training:
PGY2 Drug Information Resident, University of Illinois at Chicago, United States, 2015
PGY1 Clinical Pharmacy Resident, Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center, United States, 2014