College of Humanities and Sciences
University of Montana
From the time I was a little girl I always wanted to work for sick people and I witnessed many people suffering from lack of counseling on medications, in appropriate medication selection .drug interactions and others which shaped my career. I heard Denzel Washington saying “Don’t aspire to make a living aspire to make a difference.” (That is so true) and I’m trying to contribute my share to make a difference in the community on medication related issues. As a Pharmacist it is very pain full to see people suffering and do nothing about it. To start with together with my colleagues, we conducted a research on counseling skill of pharmacy students. Based on the findings, I’m organizing training on documentation system and counseling skills for students. And also I’m participating in ongoing researches on HIV AIDS and Adherence. I love to work in groups as I can learn from my colleagues and the outcome of teamwork is very fruitful (yummy!) .My educational background is Bachelor’s of degree in pharmacy (BPharm) from the University of Gondar in 2017.Currently I’m working as assistant lecturer in university of Gondar, Department of clinical pharmacy, coordinator of pharmacy practice II. I enjoy teaching as the change starts from single point (trust me it’s contagious) every single drop of contributions has big deal of help for the patient. These students will be distributed all over the country and they will aid in drug selection, solving drug therapy problems and even saving lives and equipping these students with good pharmaceutical knowledge is indispensable. I am passionate about my work and challenging myself to develop my career. I’m reachable via firstname.lastname@example.org at any time.
Donna Beall is a Professor in the Pharmacy Practice Department in the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and serves as the Director of Student Services for the College of Health Professions and Biomedical Sciences. She received her B.S. in Pharmacy from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts and her Pharm.D. degree from the University of Florida.
Dr. Beall’s research and practice interests include development and implementation of diseases state management and preventative programs such as depression, tuberculosis, woman’s health and preventative care. She is the Director for IPHARM (ImProving Health Among Rural Montanans). IPHARM provides health-screening services to at risk Montanans who cannot receive such services due to access or cost. Additionally, the program provides a valuable teaching platform for fourth year pharmacy students as well as nursing, physical therapy, and social work students. This setting provides students with hands on training working directly with patients in real-life professional environments. Dr. Beall has received many teaching and professional honors including Teacher of the Year many years and Clinical Preceptor of the Year. She was elected as a Fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. She is involved in many committees both at the local and national levels.
In May, 2016, she had the opportunity to travel to the University of Gondar with an interprofessional group of students and faculty from Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Clinical Psychology and the Family Practice Residency Program of Western Montana. The experience was amazing and transforming for her. Her picture was taken at Simien Mountains National Park in Ethiopia. She enthusiastically welcomes the collaboration of mentoring women faculty from U of G.
Donna Beall, Pharm.D., FCCP, CPP
Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice
Skaggs School of Pharmacy
Director, Student Affairs
College of Health Professions and Biomedical Sciences