Dr. Kelly L. Scolaro has severed as a Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of Pharmaceutical Care Labs within the Division of Practice Advancement and Clinical Education at UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy since 2008.
Scolaro bids farewell to UNCsim where she has had an integral role in the development of future pharmacy educators and interprofessional education. In her tenure at UNC, she developed a successful academic fellowship program that involved mentoring five Wal-Mart/AACP Scholars.
In 2014, UNC fielded our first interprofessional team to the CLARION National Case Competition. The CLARION competition is run by a University of Minnesota student organization and challenges students to consider systemic ways to increase patient safety. By 2015, the team from UNC placed first in the competition while being mentored by Scolaro and faculty from the “Interprofessional Teamwork and Communication: Keys to Patient Safety” course.
In addition to teaching, Scolaro also authored or co-authored five book chapters, fourteen journal articles, and over thirty abstracts while directing the labs.
Associate Director of Simulation, Gene Hobbs, noted that “we understand the need to move closer to family but Kelly’s presence is a huge loss to the UNC simulation and interprofessional education communities”.
Scolaro earned her PharmD in 2000 from the Auburn University School of Pharmacy. She came to UNC from the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. We wish Dr. Scolaro all the best in her transition to the LECOM Bradenton School of Pharmacy.