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Rebecca L. Focken, Pharm.D., BCACP, CGP
20B Sudro Hall
Assistant Professor of Practice and IPPE Director

Rebecca.Focken@ndsu.edu

Education

ASHP Accredited Pharmacy Practice Residency, 2004-2005
University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy
Paynesville Area HealthCare System
Paynesville, MN

Doctor of Pharmacy, 2004
North Dakota State University

Bachelor of Science, Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2002
North Dakota State University

Bachelor of Science, Biology, 2000
Bemidji State University

Pharmacist Licensure

North Dakota
Minnesota

Board Certifications 

Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist (BCACP), Credential No. 6130127, Expires 12-31-2020
Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS)

Certified Geriatric Pharmacist (CGP), Certification No. 3124, Expires 1-31-2018
Commission for Certification in Geriatric Pharmacy

Responsibilities

Assistant Professor of Practice, Department of Pharmacy Practice
Director, Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences

Courses

Phrm 355: Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience I*
Phrm 455: Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience II*
Phrm 555: Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience III*
Phrm 552L: Pharmaceutical Care Laboratory IV/Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience IV
Phrm 560: Specialty Care Topics
Phrm 580: Pharmacotherapy Capstone Course*
Phrm 732: Advanced Pharmacology

*Indicates faculty member also serves as course coordinator

Committees

College Experiential Education Committee
College Curriculum Committee
College Scholarship Committee   

Area(s) of Expertise

Internal Medicine
Ambulatory/Primary Care
Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy

Professional Pharmacy Affiliations

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)
American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP)
American Pharmacist's Association (APhA)
American Society of Health Systems Pharmacy (ASHP)
North Dakota Pharmacists Association (NDPhA)
Rho Chi Pharmacy Honor Society
Phi Lambda Sigma Leadership Society

Professional Service

October 2013-present         ACCP Ambulatory Care PRN Research and Scholarship Committee
September 2013-present     AACP Experiential Education Section Abstract Committee 
January 2012-present         North Dakota Pharmacists Association District 8 President

Refereed Poster Presentations/Abstracts Accepted/Published

Focken, R., Naughton, C., Oetken, H., & Stromback, C.  “Public health impact of community-based cardiovascular risk screenings conducted by pharmacy students at North Dakota State University” Department of Pharmacy Practice, College of Pharmacy, Nursing and Allied Sciences, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND.  American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists Summer Meeting, June 1-5, 2013.  Minneapolis, MN.

Focken, R.  “Development of Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences Utilizing Evidence Based Methods of Adult Learning”  Department of Pharmacy Practice, College of Pharmacy, Nursing and Allied Sciences, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND.  American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, July 15-18, 2012.  Kissimmee, Florida.  Poster abstract published in the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 2012; 76 (5) Article 99, page 27.

Focken, R.  “Development of an Institutional Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience Assessment Plan” Department of Pharmacy Practice, College of Pharmacy, Nursing and Allied Sciences, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND.  American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, July 15-18, 2012.  Kissimmee, Florida.  Poster abstract published in the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 2012; 76 (5) Article 99, page 27-28.

Frenzel J, Focken R.  "Verbal And Non-Verbal Communication Assessment of Student Self-Care Recommendations" Department of Pharmacy Practice, College of Pharmacy, Nursing, and Allied Sciences, North Dakota State University, Fargo, North Dakota. Nonprescription Medicines Academy, September 24-26, 2009. Cincinnati, Ohio.

Focken R, Roden W. "Using Portfolios to Evaluate and Improve Student Learning in Experiential Education" Department of Pharmacy Practice, College of Pharmacy, Nursing, and Allied Sciences, North Dakota State University, Fargo, North Dakota. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, July 18-22, 2009. Boston, Massachusetts. Poster abstract published in the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 2009; 73(4) Article 57, page 141.

Frenzel J, Focken R. "Assessment of First Year Pharmacy Student Compounded Sterile Product Preparations" Department of Pharmacy Practice, College of Pharmacy, Nursing, and Allied Sciences, North Dakota State University, Fargo, North Dakota. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, July 20-23, 2008. Chicago, Illinois.  Poster abstract published in the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 2008; 72(3) Article 72, page 33.

Focken, R, Frenzel, J.  “Assessment of Prescription Dispensing and Patient Consultation in a First Year Pharmacy Practice Skills Laboratory” Department of Pharmacy Practice, College of Pharmacy, Nursing, and Allied Sciences, North Dakota State University, Fargo, North Dakota.  American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, July 20-23, 2008.  Chicago, Illinois.  Poster abstract published in the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 2008; 72 (3) Article 72, page 33.

Non-Refereed Publications

Focken RL.  Baraclude®.  The Curbside Consult, Updates in Pharmacotherapy 2005; 3:2.

Focken RL.  C-Reactive Protein:  Defining the Role of Testing in Cardiovascular Disease. The Curbside Consult, Updates in Pharmacotherapy 2005; 3:1.

Focken RL.  Early Intensive vs. Delayed Conservative Simvastatin Strategy. The Curbside Consult, Updates in Pharmacotherapy 2004; 2:4.

Focken RL.  Home Menopause Tests.  The Curbside Consult, Updates in Pharmacotherapy 2004; 2:3.

Focken RL.  Low Dose Hormone Therapy.  The Curbside Consult, Updates in Pharmacotherapy 2004; 2:3.

Focken RL.  A Glimpse of the Past- 25 years ago.  NoDak Pharmacy 2003; 16:12.

Focken RL.  A Glimpse of the Past- 50 years ago.  NoDak Pharmacy 2003;16:11.

Focken RL.  A Glimpse of the Past- 100 years ago.  NoDak Pharmacy 2003:16:9.

Invited Presentations, National/District Meetings

Focken, R. “Using E*Value to Schedule and Assess Student Learning in Groups.”  E*Value User Conference, October 10-11, 2013, Minneapolis, MN.

Focken, R. “Assessment in IPPE:  Moving Beyond the Preceptor Evaluation.”  Roundtable Presentation, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, July 15-18, 2012, Kissimmee, Florida.

Focken, R. “Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience.”   National Association of Boards of Pharmacy/American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy District V Meeting, Fargo, ND.  August 2008.

Evaluation/Technical Reports

Focken, R L., Johnson, S., Reid, M. M., & Thoennes, K.  Education Doctoral Program Annual Meeting Evaluation Report for North Dakota State University Education Doctoral Program, December 2011.

Grants Received

Focken, R, Naughton, C, Oetken, H, Stromback, C.  National Association of Community Drug Stores (NACDS) Foundation Million Hearts Grant, $1000.00, for the project titled “Public Health Impact of community-based cardiovascular risk screenings conducted by pharmacy students.”  January 2013.

Focken, R.  North Dakota State University Department of Pharmacy Practice Seed Grant in the amount of $2615.00 for the project titled “Student Engagement in Institutional Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences:  Preceptor and Student Perceptions” February 2009.

Focken, R.  North Dakota State University Development Foundation Grant, $1195.00, to purchase a Blood Pressure Training Arm for the North Dakota State University Concept Pharmacy.  January 2008.


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