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Beverly A. Talluto, PharmD, MHSc
Beverly A. Talluto, PharmD, MHSc

Beverly A. Talluto, PharmD, MHSc., who passed away in 2013, was the Director of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) and Professor at the Chicago State University College of Pharmacy. In this position she was responsible for planning, development, oversight, administration and assessment of the CPE program.

Dr. Talluto had been a Professional Experience Programs Special Interest Group (PEPSIG) Chair for the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) and spearheaded the creation of the "Ask the Experts Questions" and Mentor Program using web based technology. She received an Advanced Pharmacy Practice Initiative (APPI) grant from AACP to create an annotated library of resources on preceptor development and experiential program development.

Prior to this position, Dr. Talluto was Assistant Dean for Clinical Programs at Texas A&M; Health Science Center Rangel College of Pharmacy. She was responsible to oversee and assess all experiential programs, institute direct patient care service learning as an integral part of IPPE, deliver educational training to all regional preceptors, institute and maintain the web-based rotation management system. She was instrumental in the development and delivery of a Capstone Course using Blackboard to deliver therapeutic cases to P4 students throughout their experiential rotations which allowed students to review therapeutic disease states that they might not encounter during their rotations.

As Associate Professor and Assistant Dean of Experiential Education at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy, Richmond, Virginia. Her responsibilities included the creation and development of the Office of Experiential Education, and the development, management and assessment of early and advanced practice experiences. Presentations annually at AACP meetings focused on area of interests that included professionalism, programmatic assessment of completed competencies, drug related problem interventions, grade inflation patterns, preceptor grading, self evaluation grading and, comparison of preceptor and student evaluations for both mid and final evaluations.

As Assistant Director (Early Practice) and Associate Professor Pharmacy Practice at Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions Omaha, Nebraska, Where she directed the restructuring, teaching and site visit placements of the Early Practice Sequence (6 courses) for both campus and Web based programs. She was also instrumental in instituting a required Professional Meeting attendance requirement, a Professional Mentor program for the Web based students, Professionalism Surveys of faculty and students, mapping of professionalism in the curriculum, and assessment of professionalism on Early Practice site visits.

As Assistant Dean and Director of Experiential Education, Assistant Professor Pharmacy Practice Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy Downers Grove (IL), Dr. Talluto oversaw the development of the Early Practice Experience program, preceptor development and training, electives in Careers, Long Term Care and Laws that Govern Long Term Care, and rotation electives in Management, Teaching, and Entrepreneurship, Advanced Community and Institutional clerkships, Longitudinal Ambulatory Care rotation for NTPD students. She conducted a 4-year longitudinal study of professionalism assessment in students and preceptors during all experiential experiences (Early thru Advanced). She also participated in a joint preceptor-training program with University of Illinois College of Pharmacy.

Dr. Talluto received her baccalaureate degree in 1963, a Masters of Health Science in 1989, and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2004

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