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Naser Z . Alsharif, PharmD, PhD

Professor

Pharmacy

Naser Alsharif

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Pharmaceutical Sciences (Master of Science)
Pharmacy
Graduate School
School of Pharmacy and Health Professions
Pharmacy Faculty
Pharmacy Sciences
Faculty - Pharmacy, OT, PT
HLSB - Hixson Lied Science Building

Naser Z . Alsharif, PharmD, PhD

Professor

Pharmacy

Dr. Alsharif received his Ph.D. from Creighton University Medical Center (CUMC) in Toxicology, 1992; M.S. degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), 1988 and Pharm.D. from UNMC, 1987.  He joined CUMC in 1994.  Dr. Alsharif is currently a Full Professor of Pharmacy Sciences.  He served as the Associate Director of the Web-Based Pharmacy Pathway (2001-2006). Dr. Alsharif was acknowledged by his students in winning the Outstanding Teacher Award and by his colleagues in the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions by winning scholarly, teaching and service awards.  Dr. Alsharif was also the recipient of Creighton University John P. Schlegel Diversity Award for Excellence and Innovation (2013) and the Distinguished Educator in Teaching as Scholarship (2014). In 2016, he received the inaugural Distinguished Teaching Scholar Award from the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP).  Dr. Alsharif is instructor of record for courses in Clinical Toxicology, Ethics for Healthcare Professionals and Cultural Proficiency for Health Care Professionals.  He is also co-coordinator of the Chemical Basis of Drug Actions courses.  In addition, he contributes lectures in communication skills and provides support in the skills lab courses.  He is a certified immunizer and an immunization trainer. Dr. Alsharif has been a member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) since 1995.  He is a winner of the Innovation in Teaching Award Competition, 2000, 2006 and received an honorable mention for the same Award in 2002 and 2004 from AACP.  He served as a member and officer of several Sections and SIGs in AACP.  In 2013, he was elected as chair elect for the Global Pharmacy Education (GPE-SIG).  As chair in 2014, he led a group of colleagues to author four special papers on current practices in Global/International APPE, hosting international pharmacy Students at U.S. Institutions and Service Trips.  He also coordinated webinars on different aspects of the above topics and finalized a strategic plan for the SIG to promote the vision and mission of the GPE SIG.  Dr. Alsharif is the originator of the Structurally Based Therapeutic Evaluation concept in teaching Medicinal Chemistry.  He has published several manuscripts and presented nationally and internationally on the use of this concept in the classroom to provide clinical relevance to the teaching of medicinal chemistry and other science courses.  Other research interests include projects to measure how provider bias (pharmacists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, pharmacy interns and pharmacy technician) affect how services are provided to patients from diverse cultures and how provider bias may contribute to health care disparities.  He also conducted a research project on factors that influence health and healing practices for the Muslim Patient.  He has presented numerous presentations on his research locally, nationally and internationally.

Teaching Interests

  • Drugs mechanism of action, clinical toxicology, cultural competency, ethics, pharmacy practice, distance education

Research Focus

   Acute and Chronic Toxicity of Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons
   Culture Proficiency, provider bias and Health Care Disparities
   Distance Education
   Educational Research (Scholarship of Teaching and Learning)
   Effective Instructional Methodology
   Learning and Performance Parity between Campus and Distance Students
   Oxidative Stress in the Toxicity of Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD)
   Service Learning

Department

Pharmacy Sciences

Position

Professor

Books

  • Omar Ahmad and Naser Z. Alsharif.  Arab Americans.  Culture in Rehabilitation:  FromCompetency to Proficiency.  Pearson Prentice Hill. Chapter 9. , p. 181-202 2005

Articles

  • Journal of American College of Clinical Pharmacy
    Crowe SJ, Karwa R, Schellhase EM, Miller ML, Abrons JP, Alsharif NZ, et al. American College of Clinical Pharmacy Global Health Practice and Research Network’s opinion paper: Pillars for global health engagement and key engagement strategies for pharmacists. Journal of American College of Clinical Pharmacy (JACCP).
    3, p. 1097-1112 2020
  • American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
    Alsharif, NZ, Faulkner MA. Implementation of the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process in a Medicinal Chemistry Course.
    84(2), p. 12 pages 2020
  • American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
    Alsharif, NZ, Faulkner MA. Implementation of the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process in a Medicinal Chemistry Course. American Journal Pharmaceutical Education (AJPE). 2020; 84(2) 7556.
    84, p. 202-212 2020
  • American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
    Alsharif, NZ, Brennan L, Abrons JP, Chaline EB. Cultural Sensitivity and Global Engagement: Introduction. (This is an introduction paper to a theme Issue with 8 total papers. I served as editor for the Theme Issue. I am first author on three of the papers and have an acknowledgement from two papers on Asia, one paper each on Africa, Caribbean and Latin America)  2020
  • American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
    Alsharif, NZ, Khanfar NM, Brennan L, Chaline EB, Al-Ghananeem AM, Retallick J, Schaalan M, Sarhan N. Cultural Sensitivity and Global Engagement in the Arab World.  (Served as editor for Theme Issue with 8 papers)  2020
  • American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
    Alsharif, NZ, Khanfar NM, Brennan L, Chaline EB, Law Miranda, Parekh J, Kawaguchi-Suzuki M, Hogue MD. Cultural Sensitivity and Global Engagement in the United States (US). (Served as editor for Theme Issue with 8 papers)  2020
  • American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
    Alsharif, NZ. The Need for Disruptive Innovation in Pharmacy!
    2019; 83(10), p. 5 pages 2019
  • International Pharmaceutical Student Federation Newsletter
    Alsharif, NZ. Pharmacy as a Profession: What is needed?   
    January 2018 2018
  • American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
    Alsharif, NZ. Purposeful Global Engagement in Pharmacy Education.
    81(10), p. 3-5 2017
  • American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
    Al-Dhahir, S, Alsharif, N.Z., Gleason SE, Tofade T, Flores EK, Katz, M, Dornblaser, E.K. Current Recommendations in or Considerations for Hosting Non-US Pharmacy Students for Short Stays at US Colleges/Schools of Pharmacy in Experiential Clerkships?  
    81(9), p. 60-71 2017
  • American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
    Johnson, K.L. Alsharif N.Z., Rovers J, Connor S, White ND, Hogue MD.  Recommendations for Planning and Managing Short-term Pharmacy Service Trips.  AJPE. 2017;81(2): Article 18. 
    81(2), p. 1-14 2017
  • American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
    Prescott, G, Vu, BN, Alsharif, NZ, Prescott, WA. Didactic and Experiential Global Health Education in US PharmD Programs.
    81(2), p. 1-8 2017
  • American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
    Alsharif, N.Z., Roche, V.F., Qi, Y.  Students’ Perception of Self-Efficacy FollowingMedicinal Chemistry Skills Lab Exercises. 
    80(5), p. 1-12 2016
  • American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
    Alsharif, N.Z., and Co-Authors.  Current Practices in Global/International Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (Part 1): Home/host Country or Site and Institution Considerations.  
    80(3), p. 1-11 2016
  • American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
    Dornblaser, E. and Co-Authors, Alsharif, N.Z.  Global/International Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (G/I APPEs): Preceptor Qualifications, Student Qualifications and Learning Outcomes. 
    80(3), p. 1-13 2016
  • American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
    Alsharif, Naser Z., Qi, Yongyue A Three-Year Study of the Impact of Instructor Attitude, Enthusiasm, and Teaching Style on Student Learning in a Medicinal Chemistry Course
    78, p. Article 132 (13 pages) 2014
  • American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
    Alsharif, Naser Z. Knowledge, Skills-and Accountability?
    78, p. Article 159 (2 pages) 2014
  • American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
    Alsharif, Naser Z. Curriculum Integration: A Self-Driven Continuum
    78, p. Article 2 (2 pages) 2014
  • American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
    Alsharif, Naser Z. Intraprofessional Sensitivity: A Must for the Academy and the Profession
    77, p. 42 2013
  • American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
    Alsharif, N. Z. Globalization of Pharmacy Education: What is Needed?
    76, p. 77 2012
  • American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
    Alsharif, N. Z. Cultural humility and interprofessional education and practice: a winning combination
    76, p. 120 2012
  • American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
    Alsharif, Naser Z. Faculty Members' Enthusiasm: A Blessing or a Curse?
    75, p. 23-23 2011
  • Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning
    Alsharif, Naser Z., Roche, Victoria F. Promoting key interactions in a distance medicinal chemistry course
    2, p. 114-125 2010
  • American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
    Alsharif, Naser Z. A Winning Combination: Basic/Clinical Science Research and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
    74, p. 112-112 2010
  • Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning
    Alsharif, Naser Z. Drug structure and treatment algorithms: treatment of hypertension
    2, p. 52-66 2010
  • American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
    Hamilton, W. R., Padron, V. A., Turner, P. D., Walters, R. W., Alsharif, N. Z., Griess, A. L., Shafer, A. L., Makoid, M. C. An instructional model for a nonprescription therapeutics course.
    73, p. 131 2009
  • American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
    Alsharif, Naser Z., Henriksen, Brian Electronic Integration of Prerequisite Course Content
    73, p. 150 2009
  • American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
    Hamilton, William R., Padron, Victor A., Turner, Paul D., Walters, Ryan W., Alsharif, Naser Z., Griess, Andrea L., Shafer, Amanda L., Makoid, Michael C. An Instructional Model for a Nonprescription Therapeutics Course
    73, p. 131 2009
  • American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
    Alsharif, N. Z., Galt, K. A. Evaluation of an instructional model to teach clinically relevant medicinal chemistry in a campus and a distance pathway
    72, p. 31 2008
  • American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
    Alsharif, N. Z. Medicinal chemistry and therapeutic relevance of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors
    71, p. 123-123 2007
  • American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
    Alsharif, N. Z., Galt, K. A., Mehanna, A., Chapman, R., Ogunbadeniyi, A. M. Instructional model to teach clinically relevant medicinal chemistry
    70, p. 91 2006
  • American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
    Alsharif, N. Z., Schwartz, A. H., Malone, P. M., Jensen, G., Chapman, T., Winters, A. Educational mentor program in a Web-based doctor of pharmacy degree pathway
    70, p. 31 2006
  • American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
    Alsharif, N. Z., Roche, V. F., Ogunbadeniyi, A. M., Chapman, R., Bramble, J. D. Evaluation of performance and learning parity between campus-based and web-based medicinal chemistry courses
    69, p. 33 2005
  • Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
    Alsharif, N. Z., Hassoun, E. A. Protective effects of vitamin A and vitamin E succinate against 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD)-induced body wasting, hepatomegaly, thymic atrophy, production of reactive oxygen species and DNA damage in C57BL/6J mice
    95, p. 131-138 2004

Presentations

  • Is scholarship limited to my discipline: Thinking out of the box. Presentation to graduate students in Economics, Social and Administrative Pharmacy Division at Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University. 2020
  • Pharmacy as a career. Elkhorn High School presentation. 2020
  • Reflections on COVID-19 from the trenches. Arab American Pharmacy Educators October Virtual Coffee Gathering 2020
  • Disruptive Innovation in Pharmacy Education. Presentation at the International Virtual Conference of Pharmacy Education and Postgraduate Study. Al-Mustansiriyah University, College of Pharmacy, Iraq. Zoom presentation 2020
  • Distance Education: A choice or a Must! What we Learned after 20 years!. Workshop Presented to faculty at Marshall B. Ketchum University College of Pharmacy 2020
  • Best Practices in Distance Education. Presentation at the International Webinar on Pharmacy Education & ACPE Accreditation. University of Baghdad, Iraq and faculty from several universities in the Arab World. Zoom presentation. 2020
  • Cultural Competency: essential for optimizing patient care. Presentation to Saudi Students in the Emergency Medical Services Program. 2020
  • Role of the pharmacist in oral health. Misr International University faculty and teaching assistants 2019
  • Faculty enthusiasm and student learning. Time out for lunch session sponsored by the Office of Academic Excellence and Assessment. -Podium presentation 2012
  • Facilitation and evaluation of online discussions. Time out for lunch session sponsored by the Office of Academic Excellence and Assessment. -Podium presentation 2012
  • Culture Competency and the Muslim Woman. Diversity Series. University of Nebraska at Omaha. -Podium presentation 2011
  • Generational Learning Styles: Working with Millennial Students. One of four faculty members on a panel presentation and discussion. Creighton University. -Podium presentation 2011
  • Islamic Perspectives on Bioethics. Mercy Medical Center Ethics Conference. Sioux City, Iowa. -Podium presentation 2011
  • Medicine, Ethics and Islam. Center for Health Policy and Ethics. Creighton University. -Podium presentation 2011
  • Death and Dying in Islam. University of Nebraska Omaha, Hospice Course. -Podium presentation 2011
  • Teaching as inquiry: SoTL in practice: Examples of educational scholarship. 2011 Summer Initiative for Teaching Excellence in the Health Sciences (SITE). One of two faculty members on a panel discussion. -Podium presentation 2011
  • SoftChalk: Supporting Pedagogy and Student Learning. Creighton University, SPAHP -Podium presentation 2010
  • Cultural Considerations for the Muslim Patient. Dental Cultural Awareness Seminar. Creighton University, Skutt Student Center. -Podium presentation 2010
  • Islam and Arab Culture: What healthcare professionals need to know? Pharmacy Department. UNMC -Podium presentation 2010
  • Islam and Arab Culture: What Do Healthcare Professionals Need to Know? Pathology Department. UNMC -Podium presentation 2010
  • Promoting the Four Important Interactions in Distance Education Creighton University, Skutt Student Center -Podium presentation 2010
  • Facilitation and Evaluation of On-line Discussion. Creighton University, Skutt Student Center. -Podium presentation 2010
  • Distance Education: The ABC’s of Distance Course Development. Creighton University, Harper Center -Podium presentation 2010

Federal

  • Role of Oxidative Stress in the Chronic Toxicity of TCDD (National Institutes of Health)

State

  • Role of Oxidative Stress (OS) in the Immunotoxicity of Smokeless
    Tobacco (State Cancer Grant)

Other

  • Factors Affecting Health and Healing Practices in the Muslim
    Population in Nebraska (Creighton University Kripke Center)

  • Patch up Drug Exercise (Office of Academic Excellence and Assessment)

  • Development and Validation of a Survey Tool to Measure Pharmacist Bias in Providing Services to Diverse Patient Populations (Creighton University Kripke Center)

  • Electronic Integration of Prerequisite Content in a Second Year
    Pharmacy Course (Office of Academic Excellence and Assessment)

  • Immunotoxicity Following Subchronic Exposure to 2, 3, 7, 8-
    Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin in C57BL6J Mice (TCDD) (SPAHP Internal Grant)

  • A Common Cascade of Events in the Toxicity of Antimony Products (Health Future Foundation)