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Patricia A. Marken

Patricia A. Marken
Professor Emeritus

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HSB 5249
Curricular design, technology in health care, psychiatric pharmacy, pharmacy career paths


Patricia Marken served as professor of pharmacy practice and administration and psychiatry at the UMKC Schools of Pharmacy and Medicine.  She joined UMKC in 1988 and retired in 2021. She was the School of Pharmacy’s associate dean for student affairs from 2011 to 2020, and was chair of the Division of Pharmacy Practice and Administration from 1999 to 2008.

Dr. Marken completed her B.S. in pharmacy at Dalhousie University, followed by a Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists accredited hospital pharmacy residency. She completed her doctor of pharmacy at the Medical University of South Carolina and an ASHP accredited residency and fellowship in psychiatric pharmacy at the University of Tennessee. Dr. Marken has been a board certified psychiatric pharmacist since 1996 and a fellow in ACCP since 2000. She received ten UMKC teaching awards and published over 50 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on psychiatric pharmacotherapy and pharmacy education.

Dr. Marken has held leadership roles in AACP, ASHP and ACCP. She was chair of the CNS PRN within ACCP and ASHP network facilitator for Psychiatry/Neurology within the Section of Clinical Specialists. Within AACP, Dr. Marken is currently the chair of the Section of Teachers of Pharmacy Practice and Administration, chair elect-designee of the Council of Sections and member-elect to the Board of Directors. She chaired the Task Force on Faculty Workforce and was a member of the ad hoc Accreditation Standards and Guidelines Review Committee, Entry-level Practice Expectations Committee, Membership Committee Resolutions Committee, Recruitment and Retention Faculty Joint Task Force, Distinguished Pharmacy Educator Award Committee, Council of Faculties Nominating Committee and the Council of Faculties Standing Rules Committee. Her professional interests include curriculum development, especially in the areas of communication and health information technology and student and programmatic assessment.