Charlene Celano

Charlene Celano

Summary

President of University Learning Systems.  ULS provides high quality, clinically relevant continuing education for health professionals, with a focus on pharmacotherapy, at vacation locations, with a family atmosphere and without commercial support. 

University Learning Systems, (ULS), is accredited by the University Learning Systems, (ULS), is accredited by the the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Selected programs have been reviewed and approved for credit by the American Academy of Family Physicians .

Work History

Work History

Staff Pharmacist

Northern Virginia Mental Health Institute

Executed clinical therapeutic review and dispensing of medications in an inpatient mental health facility.

Consultant Writer

Drug Information Technologies, Inc.

Authored clinical drug monographs (antibiotics, oral contraceptives) for web publication.

Jun 2006 - Present

President

University Learning Systems

University Learning Systems provides high quality, clinically relevant continuing education for health professionals, with a focus on pharmacotherapy, at vacation locations, with a family atmosphere and without commercial support.

2004 - 2006

Pharmacist

Target

Retail Pharmacist at Target

2001 - 2003

Research Analyst

Aspen Systems

Managed the clinical content of the AIDS drug database for AIDSInfo (formerly ACTIS), the HIV/AIDS internet portal sponsored by the National Library of Medicine. • Researched and authored clinical drug monographs for HIV/AIDS approved and investigational therapies utilizing clinical trial protocols, print and web-based resources.

2000 - 2002

Accreditation Specialist

Kaiser Permanente

Researched, developed and authored policies and procedures and quality assurance programs for JCAHO accreditation.

1997 - 1999

Senior Vice President

Senior Vice President

• Established a new outpatient clinical pharmacy service specializing in biopharmaceutical and antiretroviral therapies. • Developed and authored policies and procedures, quality assurance programs, program evaluation tools and business evaluation tools for a specialized pharmacy.• Procured and managed drug, blood and biopharmaceutical products inventory exceeding $3 million. • Managed and supervised pharmacy operations and staff. • Developed marketing materials for print and web site.• Produced 500 page documentation for successful CHAP accreditation in <6>

1995 - 1997

Manager of Clinical Services

Health Information Designs, Inc

Researched and authored White Papers outlining therapeutic issues and clinical criteria for pharmacy benefit determinations regarding biopharmaceutical agents. • Developed, implemented and coded clinical criteria for automated (IVR) pharmacy prior authorization systems. • Developed and presented joint venture proposals to pharmaceutical industry executives.• Participated in proposal generation for federal and state government drug monitoring programs. • Staffed clinical Call Center for a pharmacy reimbursement prior authorization system.

1992 - 1995

Northern Virginia Mental Health Institute

Staff Pharmacist

Executed clinical therapeutic review and dispensing of medications in an inpatient mental health facility.

1991 - 1992

Oncology Pharmacist

Oncology Pharmacist

• Composed drug information literature for oncology/infectious disease patients.• Executed therapeutic protocols including infectious disease, oncology, pain control, coagulation and anticoagulation, TPN, immune globulin, growth hormones and blood cell stimulation factors. • Experienced in sterile technique, IV admixture, antineoplastic preparation, TPN, unit dose distribution, administration pumps, ambulatory care services and quality control testing.

1989 - 1992

Staff Pharmacist

Kaiser Permanente

Executed the duties of a clinical dispensing pharmacist in an outpatient HMO setting.

1981 - 1985

Pharmacist -in-Charge

Gray Drug Fair, Inc.

Executed the duties of a clinical dispensing pharmacist in an outpatient HMO setting.

1983 - 1983

Consultant

National Council on Aging
  • Authored and presented educational programs for health professionals and consumers
  • Authored You and Your Medications: Guidelines for Older Americans
1980 - 1981

Project Manager

American Pharmaceutical Association
  • Managed the revision project of the Handbook of Nonprescription Drugs, seventh edition.
  • Edited clinical book chapters comprising the Handbook of Nonprescription Drugs, seventh edition.

Education

Education
1977 - 1980

BS

University of Maryland - School of Pharmacy
1976 - 1977

University of Maryland at College Park
1970 - 1975

BA

State University of New York at Buffalo