- Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Magdi Awad is an associate professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED). He practices at AxessPointe Community Health Center, a federally qualified health center with five locations in Akron, Barberton, and Kent, Ohio. His responsibilities as the Director of Pharmacy Services at AxessPointe are to provide clinical pharmacy services, oversee the 340B pharmacies, and to precept pharmacy residents along with pharmacy students at his practice site. Dr. Awad received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree and residency training at the University of Minnesota. He completed a fellowship in academic medicine and received his Master of Science in Pharmacy Administration degree at NEOMED.
He is a member of the Ohio MTM Consortium, sponsored by the Ohio Department of Health, the Ohio Pharmacists Association MTM Task Force, and the Summit County Public Health Refugee Health Task Force. Dr. Awad helped, as a student organization advisor to the Student Outreach to the Area Residents (SOAR), establish the SOAR Student Run Free Clinic on campus.
Dr. Awad was awarded the 30 for the Future Award by the Greater Akron Chamber. This award honors young professionals whose contributions have impacted their industries and the Greater Akron Region. In addition, Dr. Awad was named “Who to Watch in Health Care” by Crain’s Cleveland Business for his contributions to improving the health of the underserved via innovative patient care services.
Area of Expertise/Research Interests
Dr. Awad’s expertise is in ambulatory care services, pharmacy administration, and 340B pricing program.
Dr. Awad has received several operational and research grants related to clinical pharmacy services in the ambulatory care setting. Dr. Awad’s scholarship activity includes published research at peer-reviewed journals and presentations at local and national meetings.
- Master of Science in Pharmacy Administration, Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED), 2017
- Doctor of Pharmacy Degree, University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, 2009
- Bachelor of Science (Chemistry/Biology), Middle Tennessee State University, 2006
- “Collaborative practices for safe opioid use” presented to pharmacists at the Ohio State University College of Pharmacy Alumni Society Continuing Professional Development Symposium – Caring for Our Communities: Addressing Drug Misuse in Today’s World (continuing education–0.75), Columbus, OH, October 2017.
- “Colleges of pharmacy collaborating with public health through medication therapy management” presented in collaboration with Rodis JL and Brown B to academic pharmacy administrators, faculty and staff at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting (continuing education–1.5), Anaheim, CA, July 2016.
- “The role of the pharmacist in public health” presented in collaboration with Sweeney M and Cameron G to pharmacists at the Ohio Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting (continuing education–1.5), Columbus, OH, April 2015.
- “Motivational interviewing to provide a patient-centered approach to improve medication adherence” presented to physicians, pharmacists, and nurses at the Improving Adherence Counseling Skills through an Interactive, Interdisciplinary Education Seminar (continuing education–1.0), NEOMED, Rootstown, OH, January 2013.
- “Therapeutic lifestyle changes: Are we really promoting them? A survey to examine behavioral counseling for high-risk patients” presented to pharmacists at the Minnesota Research and Practice Innovation Forum, continuing education–1.0, Annual Meeting of the Minnesota Pharmacists Association, Breezy Point, MN, June 2009.
- Rodis JL, Sevin A, Awad MH, Porter B, Glasgow K, Hornbeck Fox C, Pryor B. Improving chronic disease outcomes through medication therapy management in federally qualified health centers. Journal of Primary Care & Community Health. doi: 10.1177/2150131917701797. Epub 2017 Apr 01.
- Ghattas C, Dai A, Gemmel DJ, Awad MH. Over diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in an underserved patient population. International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. doi: 10.2147/COPD.S45693. Epub 2013 Nov 12.