Student Spotlight

Raymond Kwong, OMS II

Class of 2022

  • Hometown: Mesa, Arizona
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Ecology with a minor in Anthropology from the University of Arizona
  • Clubs and Activities: President of the ACOEP Southern Utah Chapter, Ambassador, and Peer Mentor.

Why did you choose RVUCOM? The interview process made me feel very welcomed and wanted. I had been to other interviews where I was...
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Faculty Spotlight

David Ross, DO, FACEP

Director of Rural and Wilderness Medicine Track
Course Director of Military Medicine I, II, and III
Associate Professor of Specialty Medicine
Associate Professor in the Office of Simulation in Medicine and Surgery

  • Hometown: Born and raised in Montreal, Canada, then moved to Seattle, WA.
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Nutritional Science at the University of Washington
  • Graduate Studies: Western University of the Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific; Internship at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine; Emergency Medicine Residency and Hyperbaric Fellowship at Louisiana State University School of Medicine New Orleans; Flight Surgeon in the United States Air Force

What class/classes do you teach? I teach in the Rural and Wilderness Medicine Track, Military Medicine, and I am...
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Profile

Jacquelyn Waller, PharmD, BCPS

Associate Professor of Pharmacology
Department of Biomedical Sciences

jwaller@rvu.edu • (720) 875-2869
RVUCOM-CO Campus • FC-04


Education | Professional Experience | Certifications and Licenses | Service and Contributions | Professional Societies and Affiliations | Publications and Presentations | Research Interests | Biographical Information


Education


  • Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)
    University of Montana
    Missoula, MT
    2007 – 2013

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Professional Experience


  • 2018 – Present: Associate Professor of Pharmacology
    Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences Program
  • 2017 – Present: Director of Faculty Development
    Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences Program
  • 2014 – 2018: Assistant Professor of Pharmacology
    Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences Program
  • 2013 – 2014: Resident Pharmacist
    Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Children’s Hospital
  • 2013 – 2014: Adjunct Faculty, Pharmacy
    Washington State University
  • 2011 – 2012: Tutor, Pharmacy
    University of Montana
  • 2010 – 2011: Intern Pharmacist
    Lyon’s Drugstore
  • 2008 – 2009: Workshop Leader, General Chemistry
    University of Montana
  • 2006 – 2010: Pharmacy Clerk, Technician in Training
    Lyon’s Drugstore

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Certifications and Licenses


  • Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist
    2016 – Present
  • Licensed Pharmacist
    • Colorado (2014 – Present)
    • Montana (2013 – Present)

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Service and Contributions


Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine

  • Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences Student Performance Committee (2018 – Present)
  • Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences Admissions Committee (2017 – Present)
  • Faculty Development Committee (2016 – Present)
    – Chair of Committee (2017 – Present)
  • Student Performance Committee (2015 – Present)
  • Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences Program Steering Committee (2014 – Present)
  • Faculty Council (2014 – Present)
  • Research and Scholarly Activities Committee (2015 – 2018)
  • Executive Committee of the Faculty Council (2016 – 2017)
  • Faculty Promotions Committee (2016)

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Professional Societies and Affiliations


  • American Pharmacists Association (2018 – Present)
  • International Association of Medical Science Educators (2017 – Present)
  • RVU Teaching Academy
    – Distinguished Member (2016 – Present)
    – Member (2015 – 2016)
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy (2015 – Present)
  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (2012 – 2014)
  • Rho Chi Academic Honor Society in Pharmacy (2011 – 2013)

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Publications and Presentations


Presentations

  • “Pharmaceutical Transparency”
    Rocky Vista University, Colorado Medical Society Student Chapter
    2018
  • “Engaging Flow for Professional Growth”
    Rocky Vista University, Faculty Development
    2017
  • “How to Use the Socrative Application”
    Rocky Vista University, Teaching Academy
    2016
  • “Cardiovascular Inflammation Reduction Trial”
    Sky Ridge Medical Center Grand Rounds
    2016
  • “Effect of an electronic medical record on antimicrobial prescribing in pediatric community-acquired pneumonia and surgical prophylaxis”
    Western States Pharmacy Convention
    2014
  • “Antimicrobial Prescribing in Pediatric Pneumonia and Surgical Prophylaxis Post Epic Implementation”
    Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Children’s Hospital
    2014
  • “Procalcitonin Implementation in Clinical Practice”
    Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Children’s Hospital
    2014
  • “Prior to Admission Medication History”
    Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Children’s Hospital
    2014
  • “ATP IV: A Focus on Statin Therapy”
    Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Children’s Hospital
    2014

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Research and Studies


  • Cardiovascular Inflammation Reduction Trial (CIRT): a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, event-driven trial of weekly low-dose methotrexate (LDM) in the prevention of cardiovascular events among stable coronary artery disease patients with type 2 diabetes or metabolic syndrome; Rocky Vista Health Center (2015 – 2018)

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Biographical Information


Jacquelyn Waller, PharmD, BCPS, Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Director of Faculty Development, grew up in Northwest Colorado. She earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Montana and completed her residency at the Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Children’s Hospital in Spokane, Washington. As a resident, Dr. Waller gained clinical experience with rotations in antimicrobial stewardship, pediatrics, internal medicine, critical care, transplant and cardiology. She also held an adjunct faculty position at the Washington State University School of Pharmacy where she lectured in therapeutics and led small group case presentations. In addition to serving as a fulltime faculty member at Rocky Vista University, Dr. Waller is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist and assists in clinical trial coordination at the Rocky Vista Health Center.  In her spare time, she loves to be outdoors skiing, hiking, running and camping.

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