Dr. Ferrill completed her Pharm.D. at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy and then two ASHP-accredited residencies in Drug Information and Clinical Pharmacy at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She spent 10 years in California as a professor at the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy. The Lord called her and her husband to Palm Beach Atlantic University School of Pharmacy in 2001, to Wingate University School of Pharmacy in 2003 and back to Palm Beach Atlantic in late 2005. She has authored more than 80 publications in a variety of journals, on topics such as drug information, statistics, obesity, alternative medicine, literature evaluation, the internet, and pharmacy education; she also has authored 30 refereed abstracts and has given numerous presentations at the local, state and national levels. In 1997, she and her colleagues were honored for The Most Outstanding Contribution to the Interdisciplinary Pain Management Literature by the American Academy of Pain Management with the article entitled “The Use of Opioids in the Treatment of Nonmalignant Pain: Clinical Issues and Guidelines.” In 2002, she and Dr. Brown received the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Rufus A. Lyman Award that recognizes the most notable original scholarly work published in the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. The article is titled “Self-directed Professional Development: The Pursuit of Affective Learning.” Dr. Ferrill is a fellow of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and the California Society of Health-System Pharmacists, and is an active member of AACP, APhA, ASHP, and Rho Chi.
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