HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 8, 2018 – High Point University recently welcomed three new faculty members to the Fred Wilson School of Pharmacy.
Dr. Sun Lee, Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences
Dr. Sun Lee directs and teaches a series of courses on economic, social and administrative sciences in pharmacy at HPU. She is interested in identifying patient-reported reasons that contribute to patients not taking their medications as prescribed. These reasons can range from personal accountability to challenges with navigating a complex health care system. She hopes through her research to develop a goal-oriented approach in health care, where patients become vital decision-making partners with their health care providers to achieve successful therapy outcomes. Lee received her bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Iowa and a doctorate in pharmacy from the University of Michigan. She completed a post-graduate residency at the University of Florida and a health outcomes research fellowship at Western University of Health Science. Lee, who recently relocated to High Point from Pomona, California, is a licensed pharmacist in both Florida and California.
“I believe students learn the most when they are able to apply the classroom materials to the real world,” says Lee. “Drawing from my previous experience as a clinician, researcher and teacher, I tend to share personal anecdotes in the classroom. I also collect stories from my colleagues and mentors, and I hope to see students become more engaged in a topic presented in a course by indirectly experiencing direct application of their knowledge to soon-to-be their professional career.”
Dr. Shaina Musco, Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences
Dr. Shaina Musco teaches pharmacotherapy topics related to psychiatry and neurology to third-year pharmacy students at HPU. She also will build a research program relating to her interest in antipsychotic-related adverse effects and will be involved in the curriculum and academic standards committees of the School of Pharmacy. Musco received her bachelor’s degree in molecular biology from Colgate University and Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Colorado. She also completed two years of residency training at a large community hospital system in Indianapolis. Musco recently relocated to High Point from Indianapolis.
“My goal is to build students’ knowledge base of treatment as well as their empathy and compassion for patients with mental illness,” says Musco.
Dr. Phillip Stafford, Associate Professor of Clinical Sciences and Director of the Longitudinal Patient Experience
Dr. Phillip Stafford, a Kernersville native, joins HPU after more than 20 years of clinical experience in community and hospital pharmacy. He coordinates the introductory pharmacy practice experience for students and serves as director of the longitudinal patient experience. Stafford received his bachelor’s degree in pharmacy and Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is also a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist. He worked as a clinical pharmacist at an independent community pharmacy in Greensboro and with Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston-Salem.
“The introductory pharmacy practice experience allows the student to be exposed to the community and hospital pharmacy setting,” says Stafford. “This exposure hopefully sparks an interest that helps the student find his or her true passion in pharmacy.”