Carolyn McCann, UB's Physician Assistant Institute (PAI)

Director of Clinical Medicine and Associate Administrative Director, Associate Professor, Physician Assistant Institute (PAI)

M.S., Human Nutrition, University of Bridgeport, 2016
BASc, Pharmacy, Saint John’s University, 1994

Office Location:
Eleanor N. Dana Hall (END Hall) – Suite 204
Telephone: (203) 576-2400
Email: carolynm@bridgeport.edu

Professor McCann has been a practicing pharmacist for 20 years. She started in a retail setting in the Bronx and went to Jacobi Hospital with a focus on burn patients and total parenteral nutrition.

She worked her way up the coast to Norwalk Hospital where she helped open an HIV and Psychiatric Clinic to provide medications for patients with no insurance. Then she went further north to Bridgeport Hospital where her focus was infectious disease and the critical care areas. The transfer to Yale was made in 2007 where she was the pediatric oncology pharmacist.

While taking care of pediatrics she became one of the first pharmacists in the country to coordinate and manage the telepharmacy program for Yale New Haven Hospital to allow chemotherapy treatments to be prepared for underserved areas. She still works at Yale in telepharmacy and travels throughout the state to ensure the safe delivery of chemotherapy to underserved ares.

While teaching full time at the University of Bridgeport she was enrolled in the online Masters of Human Nutrition program. She completed her degree in August 2016 and is now using her newfound skills to enhance the Health and Wellness aspect of the Physician Assistant program. She incorporates her knowledge of drug- nutrient and drug-herbal interactions to help her oncology patients at the clinics she works in.

 

Courses Taught

  • Pharmacology
  • Health and Wellness
  • Hematology

 

Areas of Interest

  • Pharmacology
  • Health and Wellness
  • Hematology
  • Oncology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Burn Patients
  • Total Parenteral Nutrition
  • Infectious Disease
  • Critical Care
  • Pediatric Oncology Pharmacy
  • Telepharmacy

 

Honors & Awards

  • Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Bridgeport, 2013