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2015 Pharmacy Practice Seminar Speakers

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Betsy A. Carlisle, Pharm.D., CDE
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Seton Medical Center Hays
Bethany A. Kalich, Pharm.D.
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Feik School of Pharmacy
University of the Incarnate Word
Stephen J. Pont, M.D., MPH, FAAP
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Medical Director
Texas Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Childhood Obesity
Gay Dodson, R.Ph.
Executive Director/Secretary
Texas State Board of Pharmacy
Leroy C. Knodel, Pharm.D.
Clinical Professor and Asst Division Head
UT Austin College of Pharmacy

Jason Reichenberg, M.D.
University of Texas Physicians
Richard D. Grant, Jr., Ph.D.
Psychologist, Private Practice
Jason Lynn, Pharm.D.
Vice President, Clinical Services and Trade
ReCept Pharmacy
Jason Reichenberg, M.D.
University of Texas Physicians
Kevin Hines
Motivational Speaker
San Francisco, California
Michelle Magid, M.D.
Austin PsychCare
Collin N. Verheyden, PharmD, BCPS
Div Director of Infectious Diseases Pharmacy
HCA North Texas Division
Claiborne "Clay" Johnston, M.D.
Dell Medical School at UT Austin


Speakers Biographies
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Betsy A. Carlisle, Pharm.D., CDE

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Gay Dodson, R.Ph.
Gay Dodson is a 1969 graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, College of Pharmacy. After graduation, Gay worked as a community pharmacist in the Dallas area for 13 years. While working as a community pharmacist, she was an active member of the local, state, and national pharmacy associations.

Gay has been an employee of the Board since November 1982 and served for 2 years as Field Compliance Officer in the Houston Area, 3 years as Senior Compliance Officer in the Austin office, and almost 10 years as Director of Compliance before being appointed to her present position as Executive Director on June 28, 1997. In her position as Executive Director, Gay serves as the chief executive officer of the agency and an ex-officio member and secretary of the Board of Pharmacy. 

Gay Dodson's awards and recognitions include: 2013 Kappa Epsilon Career Achievement Award; 2012 State Agency Council to the Governor's Commission for Womens, Outstanding Women in Texas Government; 2010 Texas Society of Health System Pharmacists' Distinguished Service Award; 2007 National Association of Board's of Pharmacy's Lester E. Hosto Distinguished Service Award; 2006 Texas Pharmacy Association's Distinguished Service Award; 2000 University of Texas College of Pharmacy William J. Sheffield Outstanding Alumnus Award; 1997, Recognition Award from the Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists in " recognition of her commitment, leadership, and dedication in advancing the practice for pharmacists and the patients they serve ," 1993 award for Outstanding Service from the Texas Pharmacy Association; and the 1989 Linda T. Rodgers Memorial Leadership Award from Kappa Epsilon.

Ms. Dodson is also a Past-President of the University of Texas College of Pharmacy Alumni Association and is an active member of the University of Texas Longhorn Alumni Band.

Richard D. Grant, Jr., Ph.D.


Kevin Hines

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S. Claiborne "Clay" Johnston, M.D.

Since March 2014, Clay Johnston has served as the inaugural Dean of the Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin. His ambitious vision includes building a world-class medical school by creating a vital, inclusive health ecosystem that supports new and innovative models of education and healthcare delivery – all with a focus on improving health and making Austin a model healthy city. He is also a neurologist, specializing in stroke care and research.

Previously, Clay was associate vice chancellor for research at the University of California, San Francisco. He also directed the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, overseeing the planning, development, and implementation of a $112-million, five-year, National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant award; and founded the UCSF Center for Healthcare Value to engage faculty and trainees in improving the quality of care while also lowering costs.

He is a graduate of Amherst College, and Harvard Medical School. He later received a PhD in epidemiology from the University of California, Berkeley, and was a resident in Neurology at UCSF, where he later trained in Vascular Neurology. During his 20 years at UCSF, he rose the academic ranks to Professor of Neurology and Epidemiology, and directed the Stroke Service.

Clay has authored more than 300 publications in scientific journals and has won several national awards for his research and teaching. In particular, he has published extensively in the prevention and treatment of stroke and transient ischemic attack. He is perhaps best known for his studies describing the short-term risk of stroke in patients with transient ischemic attack and identifying patients at greatest risk, and also for his work related to measuring the impact of research. He has led several large cohort studies of cerebrovascular disease and three international multicenter randomized trials, two of which are ongoing.

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Bethany A. Kalich, Pharm.D., BCPS

Dr. Bethany Kalich joins the Feik School of Pharmacy as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice.  She attended Texas A&M University as an undergraduate, and then received her Doctor of Pharmacy in 2011 from the Feik School of Pharmacy. She completed a pharmacy practice residency and a critical care specialty residency at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.

Dr. Kalich is a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), the American Society of health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and the Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International (CPFI).  She is also a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist and her areas of interest include critical care medicine and cardiology.

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Leroy C. Knodel, Pharm.D.
Leroy C. Knodel is a clinical associate professor, and assistant head, Division of Pharmacotherapy. In this capacity, his primary responsibilities involve Pharm.D. education and training, and postgraduate training in the San Antonio region. In addition, Dr. Knodel is the director of the Drug Information Service at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA), a position he has held since 1982, and is the director of the regional internship program in San Antonio. Dr. Knodel is also a tenured associate professor in the Department of Surgery at the UTHSCSA.

Dr. Knodel received his B.S. in pharmacy and Pharm.D. degrees from the University of Kentucky in 1977 and 1980, respectively. Additionally, he completed a clinical pharmacy residency at the Albert B. Chandler Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky while concurrently enrolled in the Pharm.D. program. In 1980, Dr. Knodel accepted a position with the University of Colorado School of Pharmacy as director of the Drug Information Center at the University of Colorado Health Science Center in Denver. He held this position for two years before accepting his current position with the UTHSCSA and the College of Pharmacy.

Dr. Knodel's primary teaching emphasis in the College of Pharmacy is in the areas of literature evaluation, biostatistics, study design, and gastrointestinal pharmacotherapeutics. He also participates as an invited lecturer for the UTHSCSA Medical, Dental, and Nursing Schools. Dr. Knodel's teaching excellence has been recognized at both the UT Austin College of Pharmacy (nominee for the Texas Excellence Teaching Award) and at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (nominee for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching).

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Jason Lynn, Pharm.D.

Joining the ReCept team in 2013, Jason is responsible for leading all clinical services provided to ReCept patients as well as managing manufacturer client relations.  Jason has held numerous management positions, primarily in specialty pharmacy and pharmacy benefit management.  Responsibilities have included leadership roles in branch management, clinical operations and program management, business performance management and formulary services offered to Health Plans for Commercial, Medicaid, and Exchange/Marketplace business lines.  A registered pharmacist in North Carolina, Jason is currently based in the Charlotte area.  Jason’s other past experience includes resident physician education, consultative clinical pharmacy services, and institutional care.  Jason earned his Doctor of Pharmacy as well as Bachelor of Science degrees in Pharmacy and Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Jason completed his Pharmacotherapy residency with Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

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Michelle Magid, M.D.

Dr. Magid attended medical school at Boston University and residency at the Mayo Clinic.  During her residency, she was Chief resident, named colleague of the year, and teacher of the year.

Dr. Magid specializes in electroconvulsive therapy and treatment-resistant mood disorders.  She was recruited to Austin, Texas to build a neuromodulation center for Seton Family of Hospitals.  As the director of the neuromodulation department for 7 years, the unit is now the 3rd largest in the state and continues to grow.

In addition, she was Educator of the Year for the UT Psychiatry Residency Program and named one of Texas Monthly magazine’s Rising Star Physicians, an award given to 2% of Texas physicians.  She is teaching faculty at UT Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, UT Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas A&M, and the new UT Austin Medical School.  She is on the team that is developing the psychiatry curriculum for the new medical school.  She is also back at school herself, getting her MBA.

She has a 6 year old son and an 8 year old daughter with her husband who is a dermatologist. Their book, Practical Psychodermatology, which discusses the interface between the mind and the skin, was released last year.  She has received an NIMH investigator award and a Brain and Behavior Institute research grant to study emerging treatments in depression.  She is here today to speak about depression, and what to do when first line treatments fail.


Stephen J. Pont, M.D., MPH, FAAP


Jason Reichenberg, M.D.


Collin N. Verheyden, PharmD, BCPS


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