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, Omaha Campus

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 80 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, a course on addiction and substance use disorders., and is a guest lecturer in five different courses.
            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 use 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 35th year.

Publications and Presentations

Articles

  • , 43(5), 16-21
  • , 43(4), HS2-HS6
  • , 43(3), 16-20
  • , 43(2)(Specialty&Oncology suppl), 2-5
  • , 42(11), Epub:1-7.
  • , 42(8), 29-30,32,34.
  • , 42(5), 32-35
  • , 42(3), 33-37
  • , 41(6), 36-40
  • , 41(5), 27-30
  • , 41(4), 53-62
  • , 40(6), 39-44
  • , 40(5), 40-44
  • , 39(11), 38-41
  • , 39(3), 56-60
  • , 39(1), 52-56
  • , 38(10), (Diabetes Suppl):3-6
  • , 38(9), HS1-HS5
  • , 37(8), 47-50
  • , 37(1), 26-29
  • , 36(11), 82-92
  • , 36(9), 44,46-48
  • , 36(3)(Oncology/Hematology Supplement), 3-8
  • , 36(3), HS23-27
  • , 36(2), 44-50
  • , 32(1), 27-35
  • , 36(1), 26,32-34,41-42
  • , 35(6), 25-26,29,35
  • , 35(5), HS2-4, HS6-7
  • , 34(7), HS2-HS4,HS7-HS8
  • , 30, 230-238
  • , 34(6), 27-8,33-4,36
  • , 30, HS13-HS14
  • , 29, 95-02
  • , 25(9)(IMPACT supplement), 1-14

Publications

  • , 84(11), 1545-1559

Presentations

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