Dr. Kahaleh has devoted over 20 years of her
academic career to pharmacy and health care education. She earned a Doctor of
Philosophy (Pharmacy) from the Department of Social and Administrative Sciences
at the College of Pharmacy at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She also obtained a Masters in
Health Management and Policy from the School of Public Health at the University
of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She obtained a
Masters of Pharmaceutical Sciences from the Division of Pharmacy and
Healthcare Administration at the University of Toledo after completing her
Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy at the University of Damascus.
Kahaleh completed several certification programs at the American Pharmacists
Association. Specifically, she completed the
OTC Advisor Advancing Patient Self-Care, the Pharmaceutical Care for Patients with
Diabetes, the Lipid Management Program, the Pharmacists-Provided Immunization
Program, and the Delivering
Medication Therapy Management (MTM) in the Community. As a Coalition Chair, Dr.
Kahaleh collaborated with her colleagues on receiving external funding for developing
and implementing a state-wide MTM program.
Kahaleh published several books, book chapters, and peer-reviewed journal
articles. Recently, Dr. Kahaleh collaborated with her colleague on co-editing
and publishing an APhA text book entitled “Pharmacy: An Introduction to the
Profession.” She also collaborated with her colleagues and pharmacy students on
presenting more than 100 research projects and Continuing Education programs at
the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), the American Association of Colleges
of Pharmacy (AACP), and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
AACP, she was selected by her peers to serve as the presidential officer of the
Curriculum SIG, Experiential Education Section, and Public Health Development
Committee. In addition, Dr. Kahaleh was invited by the American Council for
Pharmacy Education (ACPE) to participate in several national and global site
accreditation visits to various schools and colleges of pharmacy.
Kahaleh served on the Advisory Board for the Journal of American Pharmacists Association
(JAPhA). She served as the advisor for a nationally recognized Student Society
of Health-System Pharmacists (SSHP) chapter. Currently, Dr. Kahaleh is serving as
the Advisor for the Polish American Pharmacists Association (PAPA) at Roosevelt
University College of Pharmacy.
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