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Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy

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Kelly  Covert 

PharmD, BCPS
Assistant Professor
Contact:
423-439-2077 /
Building 7, Office 325

Kelly Covert is a Knoxville, TN native and a 2014 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy. She then completed a 24-month Pharmacotherapy Residency Program at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC. Kelly happily joined the faculty of the Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice upon completing her residency training in 2016. She maintains a clinical practice site at Johnson City Medical Center with the internal medicine service in addition to her teaching, service, and research responsibilities. Kelly is excited for the opportunity to teach and precept students and is thankful for all the mentors who have guided her throughout her training.  

Education, Degree, & Post Graduate Training:

  • Pharmacy School: 2010-2014 University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy in Memphis and Knoxville, TN

  • Residency Training: 2014-2016 Pharmacotherapy Residency at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC

Additional Certifications

Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist

Teaching specialty:

Nephrology and GI

Classes taught:

  • GI module(specifically GERD/ PUD and IBD)

  • Nephrology Module

  •  Communication Skills for Health Professionals

  • Immunology and Hematology/ Oncology Pharmacy)

  • IDEALS VI (Inpatient and Physician Recommendation OSCEs)

Research Interests:

Pharmacy and Residency Education and Outcomes, Nephrology

Selected Publications:

Peer Reviewed Publications:

  • Predicting and preventing readmission in kidney transplant recipients. Clin Transplant. 2016;30:779-786.

Oral Presentations:

  • Development of a predictive model for medication errors in kidney transplant recipients. Presented at the 2016 American Transplant Congress in Boston, MA. June 2016.
  • Pharmacist impact on medication errors in a chronic kidney transplant clinic. Presented at the 2016 American Transplant Congress in Boston, MA. June 2016.

Career Highlights

Thus far, achieving my teaching certificate from MUSC in 2015, graduating from residency in 2016, and joining the faculty at BGCoP in 2016

Organizational Involvement/Membership:

APhA, ACCP

Personal motto or favorite quote:

Matthew 6:33-34 “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”

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