Edward M. DeSimone, RPh, PhD, FAPhA, II
Edward M. DeSimone, II, RPh, PhD, FAPhA

Edward M. DeSimone, II, RPh, PhD, FAPhA

Professor
School of Pharmacy and Health Professions

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Pharmacy Sciences

Position

  • Professor

Teaching Activity

  • PHA 313 - Calculations in Pharmacy Practice
  • PHA 377 - Addiction and Substance-Related Disorders

Biography

             Dr. DeSimone received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from Temple University in Philadelphia. He has worked in both community and hospital practice. He also served as a consultant to the FDA, USP, and the pharmaceutical industry. He has been a Contributing Editor for U.S. Pharmacist since 1996. Dr. DeSimone has published more than 70 professional papers and has had chapters in three different textbooks. He taught at Butler University for 12 years and has been on the Creighton faculty since 1989. He serves as Professor of Pharmacy Sciences and currently teaches Calculations in Pharmacy Practice as well as a course on addiction and substance-related disorders.
            He served on the Board of Directors of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy until July 2017. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Nebraska Coalition for Patient Safety (NCPS), the only federal patient safety organization in Nebraska, since its founding in 2005. He represents the Nebraska Pharmacists Association. He also serves on the coalition’s Reporting Committee. Dr. DeSimone also serves as President and Chairman of the Board of Coalition Rx, a community-based organization dedicated to fighting the problem of prescription drug abuse. He is a past member of the Nebraska Pharmacists Association Board of Directors. Dr. DeSimone is also a Past President of the Greater Omaha Pharmacists Association as well as the Bucks County (PA) Pharmacists Association.
            Dr. DeSimone is often invited to speak to professional organizations on such diverse topics as addiction and substance related disorders, adult children of addicts, medication errors and risk management, and communication issues in practice.
He and his wife, Sandy, have 3 children and 4 grandchildren and both hold Certificates in Family Ministry from Creighton University. His personal interests include playing basketball. He is a soccer referee currently in his 34nd year.

Education

  • 1971: B.S. (Pharmacy), Temple University, School of Pharmacy, Philadelphia, PA
  • 1976: M.S. (Pharmacy), Temple University
  • 1977: Ph.D. (Pharmacy), Temple University

Certifications

Certificate in Leadership in Family Ministry (Creighton University & Catholic Archdiocese of Omaha)

Publications and Presentations

Articles

  • Kessinger H, Knezevich EL, DeSimone EM, Davidian MH. Pumping it up: New advances in insulin delivery., U.S. Pharmacist, 42(11), Epub:1-7., 2017
  • Kerner D, DeSimone EM, Davidian MH.  Prevention and treatment of spider bites., US Pharmacist, 42(8), 29-30,32,34., 2017
  • Scheffel EC, DeSimone EM, Davidian MH. Bed-Wetting: Approaches to nocturnal enuresis in children., US Pharmacist, 42(5), 32-35, 2017
  • Tilleman JA, DeSimone EM, McAuliffe RJ. Urate-Lowering Therapy for the Prevention and Treatment of Gout Flare., US Pharmacist, 42(3), 33-37, 2017
  • Wu, Y, Davidian MH, DeSimone EM. Guidelines for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia., US Pharmacist, 41(6), 36-40, 2016
  • Tilleman JA, DeSimone EM, Scheffel L. Depression in the type 1 diabetic pediatric patient., US Pharmacist, 41(5), 27-30, 2016
  • DeSimone EM, Popken DE. Herpes Zoster: Counseling patients about prevention and treatment., U.S. Pharmacist, 41(4), 53-62, 2016
  • DeSimone EM, Pietig BA. Current Considerations in the Treatment of Glaucoma., U.S. Pharmacist, 40(6), 39-44, 2015
  • Schroeder AP, Tilleman JA, DeSimone EM. Lead toxicity and chelation therapy., US Pharmacist, 40(5), 40-44, 2015
  • DeSimone EM, Tilleman JA, Powell T. Treatment of alcohol withdrawal syndrome., U.S. Pharmacist, 39(11), 38-41, 2014
  • Tilleman JA, Begley KJ, DeSimone EM, Valmores R. Identifying and treating migraines in children., US Pharmacist, 39(3), 56-60, 2014
  • DeSimone EM, Busby K. Adult ADHD: Treatment of a grown-up disorder., US Pharmacist, 39(1), 52-56, 2014
  • Wiggans MW, DeSimone EM. Monogenic diabetes: the secret is in the gene., US Pharmacist, 38(10), (Diabetes Suppl):3-6, 2013
  • Johnson K., DeSimone EM. Eating disorders: the weight of food., US Pharmacist, 38(9), HS1-HS5, 2013
  • DeSimone, EM, McKenzie, M. The rise in bed bugs: prevention, management, and treatment., U.S. Pharmacist, 37(8), 47-50, 2012
  • DeSimone EM, Tatsak JW. Bell’s palsy: To treat or not to treat., US Pharmacist, 37(1), 26-29, 2012
  • Tilleman JA, DeSimone EM, Kirby EA, Drug Treatment of Addictive Diseases., US Pharmacist, 36(11), 82-92, 2011
  • Gillespie ND, DeSimone EM. Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Women: What not to use., US Pharmacist, 36(9), 44,46-48, 2011
  • Pick AM, DeSimone EM. Pancreatic cancer: insidious and deadly., US Pharmacist, 36(Oncology/Hematology Supplement), 3-8, 2011
  • DeSimone EM, Crimmins JM. Essential tremor: a common disorder with limited treatments., US Pharmacist, 36(3), HS23-27, 2011
  • Lenz TL, DeSimone EM, Pomeroy JM. Implementing lifestyle medicine in hypertensive patients., US Pharmacist, 36(2), 44-50, 2011
  • Baldwin, JN, Scott DM, DeSimone II EM, Forrester JH, Fankhauser MP. Substance Use Attitudes and Behaviors at Three Pharmacy Colleges, Substance Abuse, 32, 27-35, 2011
  • DeSimone EM, Viereck L. Alzheimer’s Disease: Increasing numbers, but no cure., US Pharmacist, 36(1), 26,32-34,41-42, 2011
  • DeSimone EM, Morales PC, Vetter JM. Management of Cushing’s Syndrome. US Pharm, 2010;, U.S. Pharmacist, 35(6), 25-26,29,35, 2010
  • Pick AM., DeSimone EM., Harris JL. The Management of Acute Postoperative Pain., US Pharmacist, 35(5), HS2-4, HS6-7, 2010
  • DeSimone EM, Burke R. Tuberculosis: Insidious but treatable. US Pharm, 2009;34(7):, U.S. Pharmacist, 34(7), HS2-HS4,HS7-HS8, 2009
  • Baldwin, Jeffrey N., Bartek, Jean K., Scott, David M., Davis-Hall, R., DeSimone II, Edward M. Survey of Alcohol and Other Drug Use Attitudes and Behaviors in Nursing Students, Substance Abuse, 30, 230-238, 2009
  • DeSimone EM, Ryan M. Osteoporosis: a preventable part of aging. US Pharm, 2009;:
     , U.S. Pharmacist, 34(6), 27-8,33-4,36, 2009
  • DeSimone, E. M., Wilcox, S. M., Theer, T., USPHD5 Leprosy: A new look at an old disease, US Pharmacist, 30, HS13-HS14, 2005
  • DeSimone, E. M., Lanspa, S. J., Hoerefe, D., Terlaje, C. Management and treatment of Crohn's disease, US Pharmacist, 29, 95-02, 2004
  • DeSimone, E. M. Allergic rhinitis and its link to asthma, US Pharmacist, 25, IMPACT 3-ACT 3-14, 2000

Presentations

  • October 2017 – COALITION RX,
     The State of Prescription Drug Abuse in Nebraska Conference,
     Omaha, NE,
     “The Dynamics of Addiction and Substance Related Disorders”, 2017
  • CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT OF MEDICINE, GRAND ROUNDS,
     CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center Bergan Mercy, Omaha, NE,
     “The Dynamics of Addiction and Substance Related Disorders”, 2017
  • NEBRASKA PHARMACISTS ASSOCIATION,
     Annual Convention; Lincoln, NE,
     “The Mortar Bowl: The Original Competition of Pharmacy Knowledge™”, 2017
  • NEBRASKA COALITION FOR PATIENT SAFETY (Webinar) - “Medication Errors: Causes and Risk Management”
     , 2017
  • SCHUYLER POLICE DEPARTMENT, Schuyler, NE.
    “Understanding Addiction and Substance Related Disorders", 2017
  • METROPOLITAN CHIEFS ASSOCIATION, Omaha, NE.
     “The Dynamics of Addiction”, 2017
  • KEYSTONE TREATMENT & OUTREACH CENTER, Partners in Education, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
         1. “The Dynamics of Addiction, Substance-Related Disorders, and Prescription Drug Abuse.”
         2. “Adult Children: The Secrets of Dysfunctional Families”, 2017
  • NEBRASKA NURSING FACILITY ASSOCIATION, NEBRASKA ASSISTED LIVING ASSOCIATION, AND LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE ASSOCIATION OF NEBRASKA, Annual Convention, La Vista, NE
    1. “The Dynamics of Addiction, Substance-Related Disorders, and Prescription Drug Abuse.”
    2. “Medication Errors: Causes and Risk Management?”
    3. “Barriers and Strategies For Effective Communication”
    , 2016
  • NEBRASKA PHARMACISTS ASSOCIATION, Annual Convention; Lincoln, NE. “The Mortar Bowl: The Original Competition of Pharmacy Knowledge™”, 2016
  • NEBRASKA REGIONAL POISON CENTER, Omaha, NE.
     “Addiction and Substance-Related Disorders”, 2015
  • NEBRASKA PHARMACISTS ASSOCIATION, Annual Convention; Lincoln, NE. “The Mortar Bowl: The Original Competition of Pharmacy Knowledge™”, 2015
  • NEBRASKA NURSING FACILITY ASSOCIATION AND NEBRASKA ASSISTED LIVING ASSOCIATION,  Annual Convention, Kearney, NE. 1. “Why Do Medication Errors Happen and What Can I Do?”. 2. “Addiction, Chemical Dependency, and the Growing Prescription Drug Abuse Crisis”. 3. “The Fallout from Addiction: Adult Children, Family Roles and Codependence.". 4. “Strategies For Resolving Communication Issues”., 2015
  • March 2015 – NEBRASKA HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE ASSOCIATION, Annual Convention; Lincoln, NE. 1. “Why Do Medication Errors Happen and What Can I Do?”. 2. “The Fallout from Addiction: Adult Children, Family Roles and Codependence”., 2015
  • CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY, University Assessment Symposium, “Identification of Factors that Affect Student Performance in a Pharmacy Calculations Course”, (Poster Presentation with Justin Tolman and Yongyue Qi)., 2015
  • NEBRASKA PHARMACISTS ASSOCIATION, Annual Convention; Lincoln, NE. “The Mortar Bowl: The Original Competition of Pharmacy Knowledge™”, 2014
  • American Association Of Colleges of Pharmacy, Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL  "Identification of Factors that Affect Student Performance in a Pharmacy Calculations Course."., 2013
  • Nebraska Nursing Facility Association & Nebraska Assisted Living Association, Annual Meeting, Kearney, Nebraska, 2013
  • Nebraska Academy of Family Physicians 65th Annual Meeting & Scientific Assembly. Omaha, NE "Addiction and the Growing Prescription Drug Abuse Crisis.", 2013
  • Nebraska Pharmacists Association Annual Convention, Lincoln, NE  "The Mortar Bowl: The Original Competition of Pharmacy Knowledge.", 2013
  • COPIC 5th Annual Nebraska Risk Management Symposium, Lincoln, NE. “Understanding America’s Prescription Drug Abuse Crisis”, 2013
  • COPIC and NEBRASKA MEDICAL ASSOCIATION. 4 Seminars in Nebraska – “Facts, Fiction, and Reality: A Multidisciplinary Look at the Use, Abuse, and Diversion of Prescription Drugs in Nebraska” (Omaha, Lincoln, Kearney, and Columbus). Presentation: "Epidemic: Responding to America’s Prescription Drug Abuse Crisis”., 2012
  • BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL PEOPLE FOR LIFE. Omaha, NE.  “War of the Worlds: The Theft of Conscience”., 2012
  • NEBRASKA PHARMACISTS ASSOCIATION, Annual Convention; Lincoln, NE. 1. “The Mortar Bowl: The Original Competition of Pharmacy Knowledge™”  2.  “Epidemic: Responding to America’s Prescription Drug Abuse Crisis”, 2012
  • SOUTHWEST IOWA PHARMACISTS ASSOCIATION. Council Bluffs, IA, "Patient Safety II: Risk Management for Minimizing Harm (and Claims)”., 2012
  • CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER, Grand Rounds, Department of Medicine. “Reading, ‘Riting, and ‘Rithmetic: Preventing Medication Errors”, 2011
  • AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES OF PHARMACY, Annual Meeting; San Antonio, TX,    Continuing Education Section.
    1. “The Joint Accreditation Process, One School’s Experience: Creighton University”Substance Abuse Education and Assistance SIG.
    2. “Teaching About Addiction and Substance Abuse Outside the Classroom". School Posters.
    3. “Integrating Basic and Clinical Sciences: From Philosophy & Process to Implementation & Assessment”
    , 2011
  • UNIVERSITY OF UTAH SCHOOL ON ALCOHOLISM AND OTHER DRUG DEPENDENCIES, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1. “The Fallout from Addiction: Dysfunctional Families, Adult Children, and Codependence".  2.  “Intervention Strategies: What Healthcare Professionals Need to Know”., 2011
  • NEBRASKA PHARMACISTS ASSOCIATION, Annual Convention; Lincoln, NE, “The Mortar Bowl: The Original Competition of Pharmacy Knowledge™”.
     , 2011
  • 13th ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY IN THE PROFESSION OF PHARMACY, Columbus, Ohio, “The Fallout from Addiction: Dysfunctional Families, Adult Children, and Codependency”.
     , 2011
  • AMERICAN PHARMACISTS ASSOCIATION, Annual Meeting; Seattle, WA, “Student Pharmacists’ Beliefs on Conscientious Refusal” (Poster Presentation).
     , 2011

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Addiction and Substance-Related Disorders

Current Research Projects

  • Identification of Factors that Affect Student Performance in a Pharmacy Calculations Course