About Pulses

Pulses is a scholarly blog supported by Currents in Pharmacy Teaching & Learning.


  • Promote scholarly dialogue regarding topics of interest to pharmacy education
  • Provide a publishing venue to rapidly disseminate new ideas
  • Provide a publishing venue for new authors to hone writing skills and build a reputation
  • Provide a publishing venue for seasoned authors to share wisdom, insights, experiences, etc. and create conversation around important topics

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Jeanine Abrons

J Abrons profile photoJeanine is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Iowa Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science.  She has two distinct focuses in teaching – 1) writing and editing and 2) global health for underserved patient populations. She currently mentors numerous students in their pursuit of global health related initiatives. She is actively involved in health promotion/health prevention through health screenings, her role as Co-Director of Mobile Clinics, and her work in Dominica where she is currently being licensed. Jeanine displays passion for individualization while coordinating professional engagement, introduction to pharmacy topics in global health, and introduction to travel medicine.

Andrew Bzowyckyj

A Bzowyckyj - Headshot squareAndrew is a Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice & Administration at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy.  He is a clinical pharmacist practitioner with an active clinical practice in the Primary Care and Endocrinology clinics at Truman Medical Centers in Downtown Kansas City.  He serves as a preceptor for both Introductory and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience students.   In the classroom, he teaches a variety of topics, including pharmacotherapy (thyroid, dyslipidemia, and diabetes), health policy, and professional advocacy.  He also coordinates and teaches within the course “Pharmacy Practice Leadership, Management and Innovation (PPLMI)”. His Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) interests include: student leadership development, reflection and reflective practice, active learning strategies, and professional development of students into practitioners.

Jeff Cain

Cain_150x150Jeff is an Associate Professor for the Department of Pharmacy Practice & Science and the Director of Education Technology for the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy. He teaches pharmacy management and an innovative thinking elective course and directs the school’s Teaching & Learning Program for pharmacy residents. He has worked in the fields of higher education and technology since 1999 and has numerous publications and presentations pertaining to social media, teaching and learning, instructional technology, and contemporary higher education issues.

Craig Cox

Craig Cox profile photoCraig is an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Vice Chair of Experiential Programs at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy.  He has been in academia since 2000 and held an experiential administrative position for the past 12 years.  He teaches in the Advanced Cardiology and Critical Care elective courses, but most of his teaching responsibility is as a preceptor for IPPE and APPE students on an adult medicine rotation.  He has held a number of leadership positions within the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) and his current research interests are preceptor development and quality assurance/improvement related to experiential education.  In his free time, Craig enjoys spending time with his family, attending sporting events and traveling the world.

Ashley Castleberry

CastleberryAshley is an Assistant Professor and Director of Assessment at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy. She teaches Pharmacology to first and second  year students along with coordinating teaching electives and academic APPE rotations for third and forth year students. Educational scholarship interests include: metacognition, reflection, active learning, simulation, OSCEs, and summative examinations. In her free time, she enjoys cooking and playing with her new baby boy.

Kris Harrell


Kris is an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Director of Professional Experience Programs & Experiential Affairs at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy.  He has been in higher education since 2000 and has overseen all introductory and advanced pharmacy practice experiences for more than ten years. He teaches in several therapeutics and skills lab courses and also offers an elective in global health and pharmacy practice.  His educational scholarship interests include all things experiential, student development, and preceptor development.

Kristin Janke

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Kristin Janke is a Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Care & Health Systems and Director of the Wulling Center for Innovation & Scholarship in Pharmacy Education at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy.  She teaches pharmacy students in the leadership emphasis area, residents in the Pharmaceutical Care Leadership Residency and graduate students in the Social and Administrative Pharmacy Graduate Program.  Her scholarly interests include:  unique methods for student leadership development, enhancing assessment practices in colleges/schools of pharmacy and broadening publication options for the scholarship of teaching and learning.

Jenn Trujillo

Jenn Trujillo, PharmDJennifer is an Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Aurora, Colorado.  She teaches a variety of topics in the Doctor of Pharmacy program including diabetes pharmacotherapy and patient-centered communication skills.  She serves as a preceptor for APPE students and PGY1 and PGY2 residents.  She is a clinical pharmacist at The University of Colorado Center for Adult Diabetes Care and Research.  She is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist, an advanced diabetes manager and a certified diabetes educator. She has been involved in the scholarship of teaching and learning since 1999 and has multiple publications and presentations related to curricular innovation, instructional design, teaching and learning and assessment.