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Richard DeBenedetto

  • Richard DeBenedetto

    Richard DeBenedetto, PharmD, MS, AAHIVP  

    Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice  


    • PGY1 Residency – (2013), Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences/Walgreens, Raleigh, North Carolina
    • Pharm.D – (2012), Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, Buies Creek, North Carolina
    • M.S. – Clinical Research (2012), Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, Buies Creek, North Carolina
    • B.S. – Politics and Education (2001), Carroll College, Waukesha, Wisconsin


    Dr. DeBenedetto, Assistant Professor in Pharmacy Practice and Administration, teaches in the areas of community pharmacy, skills, and HIV. Prior to joining UMES he completed a residency in community pharmacy with Campbell University and Walgreens and practiced in Raleigh, NC. His practice intersts involve HIV, substance use, pharmacy advocacy, and community pharmacy.

    Courses Taught

    PHAR 544 Direct Patient Care
    PHAR 609 Non-Prescription Products
    PHAR 617 Infectious Disease 2
    PHAR 618 Psychology
    PHAR 624/625 Integration of Pharmacy Practice 1/2
    PHAR 695 Leadership and Advocacy Leadership

    Scholarly Activities

    DeBenedetto RA, Siemer CP, Ward A, Tseng T, Rich WD, Cisneros RM. Patient Satisfaction and Beliefs Regarding Mandatory Counseling for Prescription Medications in Community Pharmacies AJPE; 75(5): 57-58

    DeBenedetto RA. Utilization of the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System by North Carolina Pharmacists. APhA2013 abstracts of contributed papers. JAPhA; 2013:e8-e117.
    PMID: 23450370

    DeBenedetto RA. Evaluating stability information of commonly utilized HIV medications. Poster Presentation. UMES Research Symposium 2017.

    Areas of Interest and/or Experience

    • HIV
    • Substance Misuse
    • Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP)
    • OTC therapies
    • Skills training / OSCE

    Current Research Activities

    • Analysis of safety, tolerability and durability for Darunavir in addition to a complete background regimen in HIV infected patients.
    • Prescription Drug Monitoring Program education in Somerset County. Collaborator: Fred Tejada
    • Opioid Monitoring and Prevention Project in Somerset County. Collaborators: Fred Tejada, Rich Drake, Yvonne Harris.