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Nkem Nonyel

  • Dr. Nkem Nonyel

    Nkem P. Nonyel, PharmD, MPH, BCPS
    Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice


    • Master of Public Health (MPH) degree (Global Health concentration): University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
    • Post Graduate Year-1 pharmacy residency: Holy Cross Hospital, Silver Spring, Maryland
    • Doctor of Pharmacy degree (PharmD): University of Maryland School of Pharmacy (UMSOP), Baltimore
    • Dual Associate of Arts degrees in Biology and Chemistry: Prince George’s Community College
    • Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN): University of District of Columbia
    • Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and Education: University of Nigeria, Nsukka



    • Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS)
    • Pharmacy Residency Teaching Certification, UMSOP
    • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
    • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
    • Basic Life Support for Providers (BLS)



    Dr. Nonyel is an Assistant Professor with a clinical practice focus in ambulatory care at Peninsula Regional Medical Group, Salisbury, Maryland where she is developing, implementing, and managing a model ambulatory care clinical pharmacy services within a primary care family practice. She worked as a clinical pharmacist at Holy Cross Hospital, Silver Spring, Maryland where she completed an ASHP-accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency. Prior to entering the pharmacy profession, Dr. Nonyel practiced as a Licensed Practical Nurse in both acute and sub-acute care settings, and in pediatric home care. She is the Student Organization Director for UMES SOP, and the faculty advisor for both the UMES chapters of the Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) and American Society of Health-System Pharmacists-Student Societies of Health-Systems Pharmacy (ASHP-SSHP). She is also the UMES School of Pharmacy Faculty Co-Liaison for American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP). Her scholarship interests include medication safety, public/global/population health, medication safety in primary care pharmacy practice, pharmacotherapy of chronic disease management across the continuum of care, health disparities, cultural competence, and professional/leadership development. Dr. Nonyel is very passionate about the pharmacy profession, mentoring current and prospective PharmD students, and she loves to travel.


    Dr. Nonyel’s professional pharmacy leadership roles include Secretary of Knowledge Management, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Health Disparity and Cultural Competence Special Interest Group (2019-2020); Zone 1 Director, National Pharmaceutical Association, NPhA (2018-2020) and Publicity Committee LinkedIn Administrator (2017-2018); Immediate Past-President, Maryland Pharmaceutical Society, MPhS (2019-2021); President, MPhS (2017-2019); Chair, Maryland Pharmacy Coalition (MPC) Organization Affairs (2019-2020), Pharmacist Chair, MPC (2017-2018); Chair, MPC Public Relations/Public Health Committee (2016-2018); and a member of the MPC Provider Status Task force (2016); and MPhS representative in both the Maryland Pharmacy Technician Consensus Conference planning committee and the Puerto Rico Charity Banquet planning committee. Dr. Nonyel is also an active member of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) Ambulatory Care PRN. She is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist.


    Courses Taught

    • PHAR 543: Public Health for Pharmacist
    • PHAR 613: Pharmacotherapy and Medication Management – Immunology and Rheumatology
    • PHAR 614 Pharmacotherapy and Medication Management – Pulmonology & Ophthalmology
    • PHAR 615 Pharmacotherapy and Medication Management – Gastroenterology
    • PHAR 620: Pharmacotherapy and Medication Management – Hematology & Oncology
    • PHAR 622: Pharmacotherapy and Medication Management – Endocrinology & Urology
    • PHAR 624: Integration of Pharmacy Practice I
    • PHAR 625: Integration of Pharmacy Practice II
    • PHAR 641: Practice of Drug Information and Literature Evaluation
    • PHAR 681: Medication Safety Elective
    • PHAR 680: Independent Research
    • PHAR 703: APPE Ambulatory Care Required Rotation
    • PHAR 799: Advanced Seminar
    • PSGP 803: Advanced Metabolism I – Clinical Perspectives


    Recent Scholarly Activities

    Nonyel NP and Gogineni HP. “Rheumatoid Arthritis Module.” Published in APhA PharmacotherapyFirst: A Multimedia Learning Resource. April 2019.

    Nonyel NP. Poster: “Strategic Initiatives for Assimilating Pharmacists into Primary Care Settings.” Abstract accepted to be Presented at the 13th Annual International Scientific Conference and Exposition, Nigerian Association of Pharmacists and Pharmaceutical Scientists in the Americas (NAPPSA), Atlanta, GA, September 2019.

    Nonyel NP. Poster: “Assessing Adherence to ACIP PCV13/PPSV23 Timing for Adults ≥65 Years.” Presented at the 72nd National Pharmaceutical Association (NPhA) Annual National Convention. Houston, TX, July 2019.

    ● Khaled Hasan, Nkem P. Nonyel, Frederick Tejada. Poster: “Opioid Awareness Among UMES PharmD Students.” Presented at the 2019 International Narcotics Research Conference (INRC). New York, NY, July 2019.

    Nonyel NP. Podium: “Nutraceuticals in Chronic Disease Management: Key Interactions with Therapeutic Drugs.” UAN: 0215-0000-19-016-L01-P. Presented at the 72nd National Pharmaceutical Association (NPhA) Annual National Convention. Houston, TX, July 2019.

    Nonyel NP, Wade L. Podium: “Diversity and the Inclusive Classroom: I Don’t Understand You! Cultural and Linguistic Competency Considerations for College/University Faculty.'' Presented at the 2019 Innovations in Teaching and Learning Conference. University of Maryland Eastern. Princess Anne, MD, June 2019.

    Nonyel NP. Podium: “Refining Your Preceptorship Brand.” (CPE/CME/CE). UAN: JA4008181-0000-19-004-L04-P. Presented at the Hospital Grand Rounds, Holy Cross Health (HCH), Silver Spring, MD, January 2019.