Drug Information/Medication Policy

Dianne Williams May, Pharm.D., BCPS, FCCP

Dianne May, Pharm.D. is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy and Campus Director for Pharmacy Practice Experiences in the Division of Experience Programs at the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy.  She offers an advanced pharmacy practice experience (APPE) in Drug Information with an emphasis on drug policy management.  She coordinates the activities related to the resident's journal club and the Adverse Drug Reaction Conference where students and residents present to physicians in the Department of Medicine.  She also precepts an introductory patient care experience (IPPE) for 3rd year pharmacy students in the hospital at AU Medical Center

Dr. May received both her BS and Pharm.D. degree from the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy.  Prior to her move to academia, Dr. May served in various roles at the health system including Drug Information Specialist, Medicine ICU Clinical Specialist and Drug Information and Formulary Coordinator.  She has been Board Certified in Pharmacotherapy since 1999 and has served as a Board member, Co-Chair for the Education Committee, and District Director for the Georgia Society of Health-System Pharmacists (GSHP).  She has also served as Chair for the American College of Clinical Pharmacy’s Drug Information PRN and currently serves on the program committee, poster committee and membership committee for the Drug Information PRN.  She is an active member of the Vizient University Hospital Consortium (UHC) Professional Development and Workforce Committee, ASHP, AACP, and ACCP.  Her research interests include:  Drug Information, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Adverse Drug Reaction Monitoring and Reporting, and Drug Policy Management.

Contact:  dimay@augusta.edu


J. Russell (Rusty) May, Pharm.D., FASHP

J. Russell May, Pharm.D. is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy at the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy.  Prior to his move to academia full time in 2003, Dr. May was a drug information specialist and clinical manager in the Pharmacy Department at the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) Health System (now AU Medical Center) for 22 years, including serving as Director of Pharmacy from 1998 to 2003.  Since graduating from the University of Kentucky Pharm.D. and Hospital Residency Programs in 1981, Dr. May has focused his practice in the areas of drug information and drug policy development.  He is a Past Chair and current member of the Drug Utilization Review Board for the Georgia Department of Community Health.

He currently serves on the Residency Advisory Council for the PGY-1 and three PGY-2 (critical care, oncology, and pediatrics) programs at AU Medical Center (co-sponsored by the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy).  In 2007, he was named Teacher of the Year at the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy.  He is a Fellow of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and has served on the ASHP Executive Committee of the Section of Clinical Specialists and the ASHP Commission on Credentialing.   He is a past president of the Georgia Society of Health System Pharmacists.  Dr. May has served as a visiting professor at Misr International University in Cairo Egypt and assisted with the development of their Drug Information Center. Dr. May was the recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Drug Information Practitioner Award from the American College of Clinical Pharmacy.

Contact:  jmay@augusta.edu

Stephanie Lively
Stephanie Hoge Lively, Pharm.D., BCPS

Stephanie is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Georgia Doctor of Pharmacy program.  She completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at AU Medical Center and the University of Georgia (UGA) College of Pharmacy and a PGY1 Clinical Pharmacy Graduate Certificate Program at UGA in conjunction with the residency and served as a Graduate Teaching Assistant for UGA.  Since July 2015, in her new role with the Pharmacy Department, Stephanie is providing support for the hospital formulary, pharmacy & therapeutics (P&T) function, P&T and its subcommittees, drug shortage management, the pharmacy web page, therapeutic guideline and standard operating procedure (SOP) development, drug shortage management, and maintenance of the smart IV infusion pump libraries.  Stephanie chairs the Pharmacy readiness team for The Joint Commission and helped prepare us for an extremely successful Joint Commission site visit in November 2016.  She is a co-author on an evaluation of rasburicase fixed dosing in Annals of Pharmacotherapy (2014) and lead author on a September 2015 article in the American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: Residents Edition.

Contact: slively@augusta.edu


Erinn Rowe, Pharm.D., M.S.

Erinn Rowe is the Pharmacy Manager for Decentralized Services at AU Medical Center (unit-based pharmacists, operating room satellites). Dr. Rowe obtained her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Georgia in 2008 and went on to complete the Health System Pharmacy Administration (HSPA) residency at the University of North Carolina Medical Center (UNCMC). She also received her MS degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). She worked at UNCMC from 2010-2014, serving as a Clinical Manager over the Sterile Products Area, Controlled Substances, and Pharmacy Surgical Services. She served as a preceptor for PGY1 and PGY2 HSPA residents, PGY1 pharmacy practice residents, fourth year APPE students, and was the coordinator for the first year UNC IPPE students. While in North Carolina, Erinn was a member of the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists and also sat on the Financial Performance Committee of the University Health-System Consortium. She joined the AU team in September of 2014 and is leading efforts to enhance the pharmacy practice model at the medical center. In November 2016, she also assumed the role of Chair of the interdisciplinary Medication Error Prevention Committee at AU Medical Center.

Contact:  erowe@augusta.edu