Clinical Assistant Professor
Dr. Rachel Mayer is an Assistant clinical professor at the University of New England School of Pharmacy and also a graduate of the inaugural class of '13. Upon graduation she completed a PGY1 residency at the Veteran Affairs Health System in Augusta Maine. She then went on to work at the Maine VA for 2 years as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, working in ambulatory clinics with a focus in diabetes, anticoagulation and hepatitis C. In December 2015, Dr. Mayer established an integrated ambulatory care clinical pharmacy site at InterMed, a large internal medicine practice in Portland, ME. This ambulatory care practice site also served as a learning facility for pharmacy students and pharmacy residents. Dr. Mayer's pharmacy practice was highly focused in direct patient care working with patients in areas such as; diabetes management, opioid tapering, benzodiazepine tapering, hepatitis C, and other primary medical disorders. Her work at the University of New England currently includes the coordination of two core courses; Drugs and Disease II and Abilities Lab IV. In addition she co-coordinates the School of Pharmacy's lifestyle medicine elective. In addition Dr. Mayer is an instructor in several other core courses and serves as a trainer for the point of care certificate program, immunization certificate program, and medication therapy management certificate program. Dr. Mayer is a member of the Wellness Committee, a committee focused on integrating wellness initiatives into the School of Pharmacy. She is also the School of Pharmacy's Faculty Liaison for Service Learning, a university program that allows students to serve the local community, seeking to promote health within vulnerable populations. Dr. Mayer is also an active participant in several of the University's inter-professional learning experiences including; the Ghana Health Immersion and the Inter-Professional Team Immersion.
Veteran Affairs Health System (Augusta, Maine)