KAREN M GUNNING portrait
  • Adjunct Professor, Family And Preventive Medicine
  • Professor (Clinical), Pharmacotherapy
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Honors & Awards

  • Elected Chair Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties – Specialty Council on Pharmacotherapy. 2013
  • Honorary Faculty Member Inductee – Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society. 2013
  • P4 Teacher of the Year Award, University of Utah College of Pharmacy. 2013
  • Distinguished Teaching Award, University of Utah College of Pharmacy. 2013
  • Elected to membership – Phi Lambda Sigma Alpha Chi Chapter. 2013
  • Elected Vice Chair Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties – Specialty Council on Pharmacotherapy. 2012
  • Paul Ambrose Scholar Award Student Mentor Student Mentee: Diane Ogborn. 2011
  • Re-Elected Regional Councilor Rho Chi National Executive Board. 2011
  • AACP Wal-Mart Scholar Award Student Mentee: Julie Scott. 2010
  • AACP Wal-Mart Scholar Award - Student Mentee: Diane Ogborn. 2010
  • Distinguished Teaching Award University of Utah College of Pharmacy. 2009
  • Department of Pharmacotherapy Representative for University of Utah Health Science Center Annual Report: Women of Pharmacy - The Heart of Pharmacy. 2009
  • P-4 Teacher of the Year, University of Utah College of Pharmacy. 2009
  • Paul Ambrose Scholar Award Student Mentor, Student Mentee: Shadi Clark. 2009
  • Fellow - American College of Clinical Pharmacy (FCCP). 2008
  • Elected to the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties - Specialty Council on Pharmacotherapy. 2008
  • Pharmacist of the Year, Utah Society of Health System Pharmacist. 2007
  • Preceptor of the Year, University of Utah College of Pharmacy, Class of 2003. 2003
  • College of Pharmacy Distinguished Teaching Award. 2000
  • Outstanding Specialist Teacher Award, University of Utah School of Medicine, Department of Family and Preventative Medicine, Family Residency Class of 2000. 2000
  • Outstanding Specialist Teacher Award, University of Utah School of Medicine, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, Family Medicine Residency Class of 1999. 1999
  • Smith Kline Beecham Award for Superior Achievement in Patient Care, University of Utah. 1997
  • Elizabeth Fuhrman Gardner Prize for the Outstanding Woman in the Health Sciences, University of Utah. 1997
  • Roche Pharmacy Communications Award - University of Utah. 1997

In the Media

  • Featured on Good Day Utah Fox News SLC. 2008.

Professional Service

  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Role: Member. Section Advisory Group: Clinical Practice Advancement. 2013 - present
  • American Pharmacists Association. Role: Chair. Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties Specialty Council on Pharmacotherapy. 2013 - present
  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Role: Member. Advisory Group on Clinical Practice Advancement. 2013 - present
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy. Role: Member. Ambulatory Care PRN Nominations Committee. 2013 - present
  • American Pharmacists Association. Role: Vice Chair. Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties Specialty Council on Pharmacotherapy. 2012 - 2013
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy. Role: Member. Credentials Committee. 2012 - present
  • Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. Role: Abstract Reviewer. Annual Meeting. 2012 - present
  • American Pharmacists Association. Role: Member. APhA Radio Tour – National Pharmacists Month Utah Public Radio KOAL Radio Price UT. 2011 - 2011
  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. Role: Member. Student Engagement Task Force. 2011 - 2012
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy. Role: Member. Ambulatory Care PRN Education Committee. 2011 - 2012
  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Role: Member. Section of Ambulatory Care Practitioners. 2011 - present
  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. Role: Member. Task Force on Student Engagement and Involvement. 2011 - present
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy. Role: Member. Practice Based Research Network. 2010 - present
  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. Role: Member. Annual Meeting Abstract Reviewer. 2010 - present
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy. Role: Member. Women’s Health PRN nominations committee. 2010 - 2011
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy. Role: Member. Women’s Health PRN Programming Committee. 2010 - 2011
  • Primary Children's Medical Center. Role: Member. CME Advisory Committee. 2010 - present
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy. Role: Volunteer. Education and Training PRN Mock Interview. 2010 - present
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy. Role: Mentor. Teaching and Learning Academy – Morgan Sayler. 2010 - present
  • Utah Society of Health System Pharmacists. Role: Member. Membership Committee. 2010 - present
  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. Role: Abstract Reviewer. Annual Meeting. 2010 - present
  • Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. Role: Co-Chair. Pharmacotherapy Section. 2010 - 2012
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy. Role: Member. Education and Training PRN. 2009 - present
  • Rho Chi Society. Role: Regional Councilor. Region VII (elected). 2009 - 2013
  • Fox 13 News. Role: Interviewee. Good Morning Utah, Flu Vaccines Interview, Salt Lake City, UT. 2008 - 2008
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy. Role: Volunteer. CV reviewer. 2008 - present
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy. Role: Member. Ambulatory Care PRN Advocacy Committee. 2008 - 2009
  • American Pharmacists Association. Role: Member. Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties, Specialty Council on Pharmacotherapy. 2008 - present
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy. Role: Chair. Women’s Health PRN. 2006 - 2007
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy. Role: Member. Ambulatory Care PRN Education Committee. 2006 - 2007
  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. Role: Member. Ambulatory Care PRN Education Committee. 2006 - 2007
  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. Role: Chair. Women's Health PRN. 2006 - 2007
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy. Role: Chair-Elect. Women’s Health PRN. 2005 - 2006
  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Role: Member. Pharmacy Partnership for Tobacco Cessation Speakers Bureau. 2005 - present
  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. Role: Chair-Elect. Women's Health PRN. 2005 - 2006
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy. Role: Member. Publications Committee. 2003 - present
  • American Pharmacists Association. Role: Advisor. OTC Media. 2003 - present
  • Utah Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Role: Co-Chairperson. Legislative Committee. 2002 - present
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy. Role: Member. Public and Professional Affairs Committee. 2002 - 2003
  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Role: Faculty Liaison. 2002 - 2010
  • Utah Society of Health System Pharmacists. Role: Co-Chairperson. Legislative Committee. 2002 - 2003
  • Utah Society of Health System Pharmacists. Role: Co-Chairperson. 2002 - 2003
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy. Role: Member. Publications Committee. 2001 - 2002
  • Mosby. Role: Pharmacy Consultant. case study workbook, Thinking in Medical Surgical Settings. 2001 - 2001
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy. Role: Member. Task Force on Teaching/Practice of Clinician Faculty. 2000 - 2001
  • Utah Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Role: Member. Legislative Committee. 2000 - present
  • Utah Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Role: Member. Newsletter Committee. 2000 - present
  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. Role: Member. Task Force on Teaching/Practice of Clinician Faculty. 2000 - 2002
  • Association of Reproductive Health Professionals. Role: Member. 2000 - 2001
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy. Role: Liaison. Women's Health (PRN) Public Policy and Research Network (elected position). 1999 - 2002
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy. Role: Member. Women’s Health PRN. 1999 - present
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy. Role: Member. Ambulatory Care PRN. 1999 - present
  • Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. Role: Member. Pharmacotherapy Group. 1999 - present
  • Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. Role: Member. 1998 - present
  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. Role: Member. 1998 - present
  • American Pharmaceutical Association. Role: Member. 1992 - present

Internal Service

  • Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. Member, 2015 - present. service.
  • Mentoring Committee. Member, 2014 - present. service.
  • Mentoring Committee. Member, 2014 - present. service.
  • Clinical Advisory Committee. Member, 2014 - present. service.
  • Therapeutic Oversight Committee. Member, 2014 - present. service.
  • P2 Curriculum. Curriculum Steward, 2014 - present. service.
  • P/T Competition – Utah AMCP Chapter. Judge, 2013 - present. service.
  • Credentialing and Privileging Committee. Member, 2013 - present. service.
  • University Faculty Academic Freedom Committee. Member, 2013 - present. service.
  • P2 Curriculum Change Committee. Member, 2012 - present. service.
  • Primary Care Progress Student Organization. Co-Advisor, 2012 - present. service.
  • Utah Tobacco Task Force Working Group. Member, 2012 - present. service.
  • UUMG Quality Improvement Scholar Group. Member, 2012 - 2013. service.
  • Service Learning Scholar Mentor: Courtney Ferrin Kyle Turner. Mentor, 2012 - present. service.
  • Task Force – ACPE Accreditation Self Study Group - Curriculum. Member, 2012 - 2013. service.
  • Faculty Search Committee – ARUP Position. Chair, 2012 - 2012. service.
  • Chronic Pain Workgroup. Member, 2012 - present. service.
  • Faculty Search Committee (4 positions). Member, 2012 - 2014. service.
  • Research Subcommittee. Member, 2011 - present. service.
  • Community Pharmacy Residency Advisory Committee. Member, 2011 - present. service.
  • Preceptor Development Committee. Member, 2011 - 2012. service.
  • Graduate Student Thesis Committee – Matthew Higley. Member, 2011 - 2012. service.
  • Member, 2011 - present. service.
  • Care by Design Research Group. Member, 2011 - present. service.
  • Executive Committee. Member, 2010 - present. service.
  • Medicinal Chemistry Faculty Search Committee. Member, 2010 - 2011. service.
  • Student Advisors Committee (Chairperson 2011 - 2012). Member, 2010 - 2014. service.
  • Curriculum Committee. Member, 2010 - 2012. service.
  • Resident CQI Mentor (one per year). Mentor, 2009 - present. service.
  • Curriculum Task Force to Develop Principles for Curriculum Reform. Member, 2008 - 2009. service.
  • Faculty Search Committee – Community Pharmacy Position. Member, 2008 - 2009. service.
  • Alumni Association. Board Member, 2008 - 2012. service.
  • Seminar Committee. Member, 2008 - 2010. service.
  • Rho Chi Beta Epsilon Chapter. Advisor, 2007 - 2014. service.
  • Faculty Mentoring Committee. Member, 2007 - present. service.
  • Residency Interviews (medical student interviews). Member, 2007 - present. service.
  • Scholastic Standards Committee. Member, 2007 - present. service.
  • Student Advisor, 2007 - 2014. service.
  • Faculty Needs Assessment Task Force. Chair, 2006 - present. service.
  • Continuing Pharmacy Education. Director, 2006 - 2010. service.
  • Continuing Education Committee. Member, 2006 - present. service.
  • Continuing Medical Education Advisory Committee. Member, 2006 - 2010. service.
  • Mentoring Committee. Member, 2006 - present. service.
  • Continuing Education Committee. Chairperson, 2006 - 2010. service.
  • Grand Rounds. Director, 2005 - present. service.
  • Residency Curriculum Committee. Member, 2005 - present. service.
  • Advisory and Review Committee. Chairperson, 2004 - 2005. service.
  • Member, 2003 - present. service.
  • Member, 2003 - present. service.
  • Advisory and Review Committee. Member, 2002 - 2005. service.
  • Coordinator, 2002 - present. service.
  • Health Sciences Education Building Problem Based Learning Areas Task Force. Member, 2002 - 2007. service.
  • ASP/ASHP Student Chapter, Coordinator-Clinical Skills Competition. Co-Advisor, 2001 - 2009. service.
  • Member, 2001 - 2003. service.
  • Computer Committee. Member, 2001 - 2002. service.
  • Member, 2001 - 2002. service.
  • Member, 2000 - 2002. service.
  • WATS Lectures, Utah Family Medicine Residency Program. Faculty Advisor, 1999 - present. service.
  • Member, 1999 - 2000. service.
  • Pharmacotherapy, PharmD Clinical Seminars. Student Faculty Member, 1998 - present. service.
  • Member, 1998 - 1999. service.
  • Committee for Revision of the Clinical Track Faculty Retention/Promotion Guidelines. Member, 1998 - 2000. service.