Terrence L. Schwinghammer, Pharm.D., FCCP, FASHP, FAPhA, BCPS
Professor and Chair
Department of Clinical Pharmacy
West Virginia University School of Pharmacy
1124 Health Sciences North
P.O. Box 9520
Morgantown, WV 26506-9520
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Terry L. Schwinghammer, PharmD, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Clinical Pharmacy. In this capacity, he is responsible for directing the department’s missions in the areas of teaching, patient care, scholarship, and service.
His teaching focuses on the development of patient assessment, communication skills, and case-based learning. In addition to authoring over 60 research papers and journal articles, he is co-editor of the Pharmacotherapy Casebook, Pharmacotherapy Handbook, and Pharmacotherapy Principles & Practice. He is Editor-in-Chief of AccessPharmacy, an online educational resource for students, faculty, and schools of pharmacy (McGraw-Hill Medical Publishing Division; www.AccessPharmacy.com). He is also Senior Contributing Editor, Therapeutics, for the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy.
Dr. Schwinghammer received BS and PharmD degrees from Purdue University and completed a residency at Indiana University Hospitals. He is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist and has practiced in adult inpatient medicine and ambulatory care. He is a past recipient of the APhA-APPM Distinguished Achievement Award in Clinical/Pharmacotherapeutic Practice.
Dr. Schwinghammer has been active in the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), the Pennsylvania Society of Health-System Pharmacists (PSHP), the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), and the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties (BPS). He has served the AACP as Chair of the Pharmacy Practice Section, Chair of the Council of Faculties, and member of the Board of Directors. He is a past president of the PSHP and was named Pharmacist of the Year in 2001. He has served BPS as Vice Chair, Chair, Immediate Past Chair, and Chair of the Finance Committee. He is a Fellow of ACCP, ASHP, and APhA and has been elected to membership in the Rho Chi Pharmaceutical Honor Society and the Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society. He was named a Distinguished Alumnus of Purdue University in 2004.
Doctor of Pharmacy, Purdue University, 1975
Hospital/Clinical Residency, Indiana University Hospitals, 1976–1977
Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, Purdue University, 1973
TEACHING INTERESTS AND COURSES TAUGHT
PHAR 715 (Pharmacotherapeutics 1; course co-coordinator); PHAR 723 (Pharmaceutical Care Lab 3): Lecturer and discussion facilitator for development of clinical skills in patient assessment.
PHAR 725 (Pathophysiology & Therapeutics 2); PHAR 724 (Pharmaceutical Care Lab 4), Section leader for rheumatologic disorders.
Pharmacotherapy in adults; ambulatory care pharmacy practice; pharmaceutical care to underserved populations.
RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP INTERESTS
Case-based learning in the pharmacy curriculum.
Pharmacotherapy in adult ambulatory patients.
1. Schwinghammer TL, ed. Pharmacotherapy Casebook: A Patient–Focused Approach.8th ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 2011.
2. Wells, BG, DiPiro JT, Schwinghammer TL, Hamilton CW, eds. Pharmacotherapy Handbook. 8th ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 2011.
3. Chisholm MA, Schwinghammer TL, Wells BG, Malone PM, Kolesar J, DiPiro JT. Pharmacotherapy Principles & Practice. 2nd ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 2010.
1. Schwinghammer TL. Introduction: how to use this casebook. In: Schwinghammer TL, ed. Pharmacotherapy Casebook: A Patient–Focused Approach. 8th ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 2011; 1-7.
2. Schwinghammer TL. Care planning: A component of the patient care process. In: Schwinghammer TL, ed. Pharmacotherapy Casebook: A Patient–Focused approach. 8th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2011; 23-30.
3. Schwinghammer TL. Rheumatic diseases. In: Lee M, ed. Basic Skills in Interpreting Laboratory Data, 4th ed. Bethesda, MD: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Inc., 2009.
1. Kelley KA, DeBisschop M, Donaldson AR, Hogue VW, Joyner PU, Schwinghammer TL, Riffee WH. Professionalization of pharmacy students: Do we have the right ingredients AND the right formula for success? Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning.2009;1(2):103–109. Doi:10.1016/j.cptl.2009.10.005.
2. Schwinghammer TL. Recent Advances in Clinical Pharmacy: Management of Chronic Diseases. In: Jayasekhar P, Salam Nazmi A, Shummo M, eds. Patient-Centered Pharmacy Practice and Research. Muscat Pharmaceutical Conference–2009; 2009 April 22-23. Muscat, Oman. Oman Medical College; 2009. p.82–87.
3. Draugalis JR, DiPiro JT, Zeolla MM, Schwinghammer TL. A career in academic pharmacy: Opportunities, challenges, and rewards. Am J Pharm Educ. 2006;70(1):Article 17:1–15.
1. Elliott DP, Stamatakis MK, Schwinghammer TL, Brister C. Accountability for learning: whose job is it? The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual meeting, Chicago, IL, July 20–23, 2008. Published: Am J Pharm Educ 2008;72 (3):Article 72, page 32.
2. Classroom Learning and Experiential Learning. Two 3-hour workshops conducted at the 8th International Pharmaceutical Conference. The Saudi Pharmaceutical Society, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, April 25–28, 2010.
3. Career Opportunities in Academic Pharmacy: Your Roadmap for Success, Parts 1 and 2 (ASHP Midyear Program Chair and Session Moderator). A two-hour program sponsored by AACP at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, Anaheim, CA, December 5, 2010.
4. Preparing a Manuscript for Journal Submission. Presented at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting as part of the two-hour session entitled “How to Write and Review for Biomedical Journals 2010,” Anaheim, CA, December 8, 2010.