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Gregory Cianfarani, RPh

RXinsider | Founder/CEO
CORE Higher Education Group | Founder/President

Address: 1300 Division Road
West Warwick, RI 02893
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Click to expand Biography / SummaryUpdated: 01-03-16
Biography / Summary: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh

Gregory Cianfarani is the Founder and CEO of both RXinsider and the CORE Higher Education Group, technology and multimedia companies based in West Warwick, Rhode Island. RXinsider and CORE are companies under the Incutor umbrella (www.incutor.com).

Greg has more than 20 years of management experience within healthcare and higher education in the areas of software development, multimedia marketing, publishing, project management, sales, training, business development, and the practice of pharmacy. With an entrepreneurial spirit, Greg specializes in guiding teams in the development and marketing of SaaS applications focused on niche needs within healthcare and higher education. 

Greg's passion is the development of unique, practical, and successful technologies that support healthcare practitioners, students and educators throughout their continuum of practice. As a practitioner and a preceptor. Greg received his B.S. in 1993 from The University of Rhode Island, College of Pharmacy.


Click to expand Educational BackgroundUpdated: 05-16-13
Educational Background: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
University of Rhode Island, College of Pharmacy: 1992

Bachelor of Science, Pharmacy


Educational Background: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
Cumberland High School - Cumberland, RI: 1987

Educational Background: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
Santa Fe High School - Santa Fe, TX: 1984 - 1986

Click to expand Employment HistoryUpdated: 06-03-16
Employment History: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
RXinsider | West Warwick, RI: 1999 - Present

Founder/CEO


RXinsider website

Employment History: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
CORE Higher Education Group | West Warwick, RI: 2007 - Present

Founder/CEO


CORE Higher Education Group website

Employment History: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
Incutor | West Warwick, RI: 2015 - Present

Founder


Incutor website

Employment History: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
MCPHS (Adjunct Faculty): Boston, MA: 2011 - Present

MCPHS Website

Employment History: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
CVS Caremark: Woonsocket, RI: 1993 - 2002

Pharmacy Manager: Cranston, RI
PIC / Team Leader: Barrington, RI
Staff Pharmacist: Greenville, RI
PRA Pharmacist (Pharmacy Software Conversion Specialist & Trainer): Woonsocket, RI


CVS Website

Employment History: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
Oxnard Pharmacy: Warwick, RI: 1989 - 1992

Student Intern / Pharmacy Technician
Preceptor & Owner: David Feeney


Employment History: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
High School & College Employment History:

Mobile Concessions: Cranston, RI: Owner: Special Event Food Vending: 1991 - 1999
Bonnett Shores Beach Club: Narragansett, RI: Bartender: Summers 1991 & 1992
Pier House Inn: Naragansett, RI: Bartender: Summer 1990
Tavern on the Hill: South Kingstown, RI: Waiter & Bartender: 1990
Northeast Import
: Special Event Novelty Vendor: 1988 - 1991
Fisherman's CO-OP: Galilee, RI: Laborer (unloading fishing boats): Summer 1989
Jet-Line Services: Providence, RI: Laborer (cleaned up oil spills & hazarous waste remediation): Summer 1988
Globe Distribution: Lincoln, RI: Warehouse Order Picker (auto parts): Summer 1987
CVS/Pharmacy: Cumberland, RI: Pharmacy Technician: 1986 - 1988
Cumberland IGA Supermarket: Cumberland, RI: Stocker & Deli: 1986
Holiday Foods Supermarket: Santa Fe, TX: Stocker / Bagger / Cashier: 1985 - 1986
Ron's Krispy Fried Chicken: Santa Fe, TX: Fry Cook (my first "official" job at $2.90/hr): 1985


Click to expand COREreadiness Transcripts & CertificatesUpdated: 09-25-17
COREreadiness Transcripts & Certificates: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
COREreadiness Transcript

COREreadiness is a pharmacy-specific online learning platform hosting an extensive library of courses dedicated to preparing students, professionals, and practitioners for the pharmacy workplace.


View my COREreadiness transcript

Click to expand Internships & ExternshipsUpdated: 09-20-13
Internships & Externships: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
Landmark Medical Center: Student Intern (Hospital Externship) 1992

November 1992 – December 1992 (2 months) Woonsocket, Rhode Island
Preceptor: Carol Botelho


Internships & Externships: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
CVS Caremark Corporation: Student Intern (Community/Retail Externship) 1992

July 1992 – August 1992 (2 months) Greenville, Rhode Island
Preceptor: Paula Gargaro


Internships & Externships: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
Cranston State Hospital: Student Intern (Clinical Externship) 1992

September 1992  October 1992 (2 months) Cranston, Rhode Island
Preceptor: Dr Matea


Click to expand Conference, Meeting & Trade Show AttendanceUpdated: 11-17-16
Conference, Meeting & Trade Show Attendance: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
CORE Higher Education Group User's Confernce

CORE Higher Education Group User's Confernce - 2016, Providence, RI

CORE Higher Education Group is proud to announce our 1st Annual Users Conference on Thursday, October 6th - Friday, October 7th.

We welcome all of our users to historic Providence, Rhode Island for a full day of education on our CORE ELMS application and how it continues to help experiential learning departments. At the conference, users will learn more about best practices and new enhancements to the application, as well as provide first-hand feedback on the application to our team. The CORE team will also cover our CompMS and ePortfolios applications.

In addition to the conference, CORE will hold a networking event on Thursday, October 6, where users can come together and enjoy one of the culinary experiences for which Providence is famous.


http://www.corehighered.com/user_conference_2017.php

Conference, Meeting & Trade Show Attendance: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
AAMC - Association of American Medical Colleges

The AAMC Annual Meeting | Seattle, WA 2016


Conference, Meeting & Trade Show Attendance: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
Eduventures

Annual Summit Meeting: 2016


Conference, Meeting & Trade Show Attendance: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
IMS Global Learning Consortium

2016 (San Antonio)

IMS Global is a non-profit member collaborative inventing the future of educational and learning technology.  IMS enables a plug & play architecture and ecosystem that provides a foundation on which innovative products are rapidly deployed and work together. IMS suppliers are the market leaders in innovation. IMS institutions are getting to the future of digital learning faster.  IMS certification is a bond of trust and commitment to creating innovative products that work together for the benefit of instructors, students and institutions.


IMS Global Website

Conference, Meeting & Trade Show Attendance: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
EDUCAUSE

National Meeting: 2012 (Denver), 2014 (Orlando), 2015

Regional New England Meeting: 2012, 2013


EDUCAUSE website

Conference, Meeting & Trade Show Attendance: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
ASHP - American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

Annual Meeting: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

Summer Meeting: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011


ASHP Website

Conference, Meeting & Trade Show Attendance: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
mrec - Mobile Recruiting Conference

MREC is an event centered around mobile technology and innovation. We explore the people and companies helping to bring mobile innovation to the forefront of HR & recruiting.

Year: 2014


mrec Website

Conference, Meeting & Trade Show Attendance: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
APSCU - Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities

National Meeting: 2012 (Las Vegas), 2013 (Orlando), 2015 (Denver)


APSCU

Conference, Meeting & Trade Show Attendance: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
Pearson President's Roundtable

October, 2013 - Atlanta, GA. This annual thought leadership event provides an open forum for academic executives to discuss current challenges and opportunities in online learning.


Pearson Learning Solutions

Conference, Meeting & Trade Show Attendance: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
Cardinal Health RBC

National Meeting: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015


Cardinal Health RBC

Conference, Meeting & Trade Show Attendance: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
AMA / CME Taskforce

National Meeting: 2012


AMA website

Conference, Meeting & Trade Show Attendance: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
ERE

2014 (San Diego)


ERE

Conference, Meeting & Trade Show Attendance: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
CME Alliance

National Meeting: 2011 (San Francisco), 2013 (San Francisco), 2014 (Orlando)


CME Alliance

Conference, Meeting & Trade Show Attendance: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
NAHCR - National Association of Heath Care Recruiters

2014 (Orlando)


www.NAHCR.com

Conference, Meeting & Trade Show Attendance: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
AACP - American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

National Meeting: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015


AACP website

Conference, Meeting & Trade Show Attendance: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
APhA - American Pharmacists Association

National Meeting: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014


APhA Website

Conference, Meeting & Trade Show Attendance: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
IACP - International Association of Pharmacy Compounding

Compounders on Capitol Hill: 2012


IACP website

Conference, Meeting & Trade Show Attendance: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
NCPA - National Community Pharmacists Association

National Meeting: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015


NCPA Website

Conference, Meeting & Trade Show Attendance: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
ACPE - Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education

National Meeting (Denver): 2010


www.acpe-accredit.org/

Conference, Meeting & Trade Show Attendance: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
ASCP - American Society of Consultant Pharmacists

National Meeting: 2012


ASCP website

Conference, Meeting & Trade Show Attendance: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
AHIMA - American Health Information Management Association

National Meeting: 2011


AHIMA

Conference, Meeting & Trade Show Attendance: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
AONE - American Organization of Nurse Executives

National Meeting: 2009, 2010


AONE

Click to expand Meeting Sessions AttendedUpdated: 11-17-16
Meeting Sessions Attended: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
AAMC - Future Horizons for Interprofessional Education: Competencies to Assessment

Meeting Sessions Attended: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
AAMC - Competency-Based Medical Education – A Real-life Discussion about Viability

Meeting Sessions Attended: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
AAMC - Addressing the U.S. Opioid Epidemic by Leveraging Academic Medicine’s Strengths

Meeting Sessions Attended: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
Eduventures Annual Summit - Partnering With Employers to Increase Access and Student Success for Working Adults

Eduventures Website

Meeting Sessions Attended: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
Eduventures Annual Summit - The Liberal Arts in Action: Rethinking Career Education at a New England College

Eduventures Website

Meeting Sessions Attended: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
Eduventures Annual Summit - Reinventing the Research University for the New Millennium

Eduventures Website

Meeting Sessions Attended: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
Eduventures Annual Summit - Competency-Based Education and the Next Phase of Innovation

Eduventures Website

Meeting Sessions Attended: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
Eduventures Annual Summit - Vendor Panel: CRM Across the Student Lifecycle – Enterprise vs. Best of Breed

Eduventures Website

Meeting Sessions Attended: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
Eduventures Annual Summit - Addressing the Need for New Models of Student-Centered, Online Teaching and Learning

Eduventures Website

Meeting Sessions Attended: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
IMS Global - Workforce-driven Experiential Learning & Technical Credentialing

Meeting Sessions Attended: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
IMS Global - Issuing and Creating High-Stakes Digital Credentials for CBE

Meeting Sessions Attended: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
IMS Global - CBE & Connected Credentials: New Research Insights on Evidence of Learning

Meeting Sessions Attended: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
IMS Global - Engaging Employers to provide Unique, Applicable, Flexible CBE Programs

Meeting Sessions Attended: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
IMS Global - The Wold in Change: Update ion Reference Implementations of the Competency-Based Extended Transcript

Meeting Sessions Attended: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
IMS Global - Competency-Based Pathways with Badging and Extended Transcript

Meeting Sessions Attended: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
mrec - Wearable tech for recruiting: Separating hype from reality

Jessica Miller-Merril


Meeting Sessions Attended: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
mrec - How do we optimize the candidate experience for mobile?

Gary Crispin, co-Founder, Careerxroads


CareerXroads Website

Meeting Sessions Attended: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
Educause - How to Create and Sustain a Competency-Based Education Program at Your Institution

Competency-based education is a model that is building a foundation for achievement. In this session, the presenters will detail the essential components of an effective CBE program that includes p…


Educause

Meeting Sessions Attended: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
Pearson Presidents' Roundtable - A Look Ahead: Todd Hitchcock

Mr. Hitchcock has been working in the educational technology field for over twenty years. He has held a number of leadership roles in the United States and Canada including Technology Officer for a large suburban school district, Director of Account Management at eCollege, Vice President of Global Services at Florida Virtual School and currently serves as the Senior Vice President of Online Solutions for Pearson. Mr. Hitchcock is an advocate for educational improvement through innovative technologies and currently is on the Board of Directors of the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) and has served two separate terms on the Board of Directors of the International Associate for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL).


Todd Hitchcock

Meeting Sessions Attended: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
Pearson Presidents' Roundtable - Society 3.0: The Future of Work, Skills and Education in a Technology Driven World: Dr. Tracey Wilen

Dr. Tracey Wilen-Daugenti is a prominent thought leader on the impact of technology on society, work and careers. She is a visiting scholar at Stanford University’s Media X program and a former Silicon Valley executive who has held leadership positions at Apple, HP, Cisco Systems, and the Apollo Group.

The author of 10 books, Dr. Wilen-Daugenti catalyzes new thinking among business leaders and employees. For her latest book,  Women Lead: Career Perspectives from Workplace Leaders (March 2013), she served as principal researcher, examining women’s contributions to the workplace and the economy. In her forward-looking book,  Society 3.0: How Technology Is Reshaping Education, Work, and Society (2012), Dr. Wilen-Daugenti explored the impact of rapid societal change on how Americans learn, work, and connect. She is also the author of a book on technology in higher education and a seven-book series on women in global business. Dr. Wilen-Daugenti frequently contributes to  The Huffington Post, the Examiner,  Christian Science Monitor, and other national and international media outlets, including FOX News Live and CBS Radio. She has appeared on CNN and in The Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Forbes, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, and Wired magazine. She speaks globally on the impact of technology on future careers, 21 Dr. Wilen-Daugenti was named San Francisco Woman of the Year in 2002, and was honored by the San Francisco Business Times as a 2012 Most Influential Woman in Bay Area Business.  She is a key advisor for Gent & Associates, Just Staff, and Search First, national staffing and outplacement firms.


Meeting Sessions Attended: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
Pearson Presidents' Roundtable - Adaptive Learning Panel

Brian Savarese, Denver Learning Institute
Jeff Dunn, DeVry

Brian Savarese serves as the Executive Director of the Denver Learning Institute and is charged with overseeing the institution’s operations, ensuring its commitment to providing students a quality educational environment, and supporting the advancement of their career goals. For nearly two decades, he has served in higher education and held several positions that have shaped his understanding of the modern educational experience. Brian has been a faculty member at Ashford University and University of Phoenix. He has also held many roles in student services, academic advising, marketing, program development, training, institutional compliance, and most recently, served as Associate Vice President of New Media at Bridgepoint Education

Jeff Dunn is a product strategy and innovation leader with over 13 years of private sector education experience. He joined DeVry in 2010 to build a new group that unites academic, design, and product expertise on one team solely focused on driving the future of teaching and learning.


Meeting Sessions Attended: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
Pearson Presidents' Roundtable 2013 - Partner or Perish – Brought to You by Gallup Research: Brandon Busteed

Brandon Busteed leads the development of Gallup's education work. His career spans a wide range of important work in education as an educational entrepreneur, speaker, writer, and university trustee. Busteed's work involves integrating Gallup's research and science on selection, strengths, engagement, and wellbeing to improve student success, teacher effectiveness, and educational outcomes. His mission is to create a national movement to measure the educational outcomes that matter most, connect education to jobs and job creation, and to promote a paradigm shift from knowledge mastery to emotional engagement in education.


Meeting Sessions Attended: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
Pearson Presidents' Roundtable 2013 - Career & College Readiness

Meeting Sessions Attended: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
Pearson Presidents' Roundtable 2013 - Competency-Based Learning Panel

Moderated by: Todd Hitchcock, Pearson
Andrew Hurst, EDMC
Chuck McAffrey, Kaplan
Mark Johnson, VP of Credentialing, Acclaim/Pearson

Andrew Hurst serves as the Vice Chancellor for Online and Strategic Operations for Education Management Corporation’s  (EDMC) South University System.  Andrew currently oversees all operational aspects of Online for South University, including marketing and admissions, student retention, faculty recruitment, student affairs, new program development, academic technology, program portfolio and assessment, academic strategy, as well as research and development.  In addition, Andrew continues to oversee the online course design and program development for all of EDMC and serves as Chair of the EDMC Education Innovation Council.  Andrew joined EDMC Online Higher Education in 2004 to launch South University’s online programs, serving as Vice President until 2011.  During that period he also led the launch of Argosy University’s online programs.  From 2011 to 2013, he served as Vice President of Academic Operations for EDMC Online Higher Education.  Andrew has over 29 years of experience in distance and online higher education, including the early development and expansion of distance education programs for both non-profit and for-profit institutions.

Chuck McCaffrey has been with Kaplan for over 10 years in a variety of product management and strategy roles focused on learning platforms, content innovation and business development. His current role is leading the Product Innovation and research into disruptive educational models. Previous professional experiences were focused in the financial services community where he worked for Cargill Inc. at the Chicago Board of Trade and then later worked for the largest independent floor broker group in charge of the development of automated trading systems.

Mark is the lead executive responsible for Pearson's new digital/open badges initiative.  He is an experienced entrepreneur in the education industry, having founded and sold three companies, the most recent one to Pearson in 2009.  Today, Mark focuses on solutions related to credential management, college and career readiness, e-portfolio, and large-scale data systems.  He works extensively on pan-Pearson projects including new ventures, M&A, partnerships, and identifying new market opportunities for the corporation.


Meeting Sessions Attended: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
Pearson Presidents' Roundtable 2013 - The Use of Games to Enhance Learning Outcomes: Jane McGonigal

A 2-hour interactive workshop, featuring leading expert and keynote Jane McGonigal

Jane McGonigal is today’s leading speaker on the engagement economy and the application of game-design to the real world. Referencing lessons learned through her work creating games for organizations such as the World Bank, the Olympic Games, the American Heart Association, the New York Public Library, and many more. Her book, Reality Is Broken: How Games Make Us Better and How They
Can Change The World, is a New York Times bestseller.

In this engaging, forward-thinking book, Jane makes the case that the gamer spirit — an attitude of fun, dedicated, collective problem-solving — is our greatest asset as we face the social, economic, and environmental problems of the 21st century. She argues that game designers are effectively happiness engineers, experts in making difficult tasks engaging, and that we should draw on their smarts as we frame the challenges of our time.

Jane herself is a specialist in this field, a designer of alternate reality games, where a real-life activity is re-framed as a game. Players of Jane’s games face challenges as serious as surviving peak oil or establishing local sustainable businesses. And they face them with courage and creativity, inspired by their gameful state of mind. Persistence, energy, collaborative creativity, a sense of purpose in hard work —games unlock all of these powerful attitudes. And, most importantly of all, it restores to contemporary life the kind of heroism and communal striving that most of us struggle so hard to find.

Jane is notable for bringing gaming to the healthcare space. Her best-known project is SuperBetter, a mobile app and web-based game that helps individuals challenge personal health challenges (depression, anxiety, chronic pain, stress reduction), and get support from their “allies” — real-life friends and family. With more than 125,000 players, it is currently under study at OSU Medical Center and the University of Pennsylvania. Jane’s other healthcare games include collaborations with the American Heart Association and the Myelin Repair Foundation. She is currently an advisor and affiliate researcher with the Institute For The Future in Palo Alto, California, where she served for four years as the Director of Game Research and Development. Her recent projects include a Games for Healthcare initiative with IFTF and the White House as well as Paths Out Of Poverty, a crowdsourcing game by IFTF for the Rockefeller Foundation.


Meeting Sessions Attended: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
AACP 2013 Chicago, IL - Experiential Education Section: Placing the Last Piece of the Puzzle: Experiential Education as a Strategy for Leadership Education

The need for graduates to assume a leadership mindset to facilitate the evolution of the profession has become a frequent topic for discourse. Pharmacy educators have described implications and strategies through opinion pieces, conference programming and scholarship describing curricular initiatives; however, learning activities rooted in experiential education have not received significant attention. This session will explore how experiential education can serve as a core element of the overall student leadership development strategy in a Pharm.D. program.

(Speaker) Todd D. Sorensen, University of Minnesota


Meeting Sessions Attended: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
APSCU 2013 - Orlando, FL - Experience Counts! Leveraging internship / externship experience to secure employment for your graduates.

Mary Beth Ryder, RXinsider Higher Education Group
Ann Cross, Sparrow Group
Connie Johnson, Colorado Technical Institute

This session is an interactive and engaging workshop about standardizing and implementing institutional wide externship best practices. This is not a theoretical workshop- You’ll hear stories of success, see data that supports employment outcomes and leave with tools that you can take back to your institution and use immediately.


APSCU

Click to expand Association & Society MembershipUpdated: 05-21-13
Association & Society Membership: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
APhA (American Pharmacists Association)

Founded as the American Pharmaceutical Association on October 6, 1852, APhA today represents more than 62,000 practicing pharmacists, pharmaceutical scientists, student pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and others interested in advancing the profession.

Since its founding in Philadelphia, APhA has been the home for all of pharmacy. Virtually every pharmacy specialty organization traces its roots to APhA, including the National Community Pharmacy Association (founded in 1898 as the National Association of Retail Druggists), the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (founded in 1900 as the American Conference on Pharmaceutical Faculties), and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (founded in 1942 as the American Society of Hospital Pharmacists).


APhA Website

Association & Society Membership: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
EDUCAUSE

EDUCAUSE is a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education through the use of information technology.


EDUCAUSE

Association & Society Membership: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
APSCU (Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities)

VISION We envision a future where the focus of U.S. higher education is to develop a globally competitive workforce and to enable all students to achieve their educational and career dreams.
MISSION APSCU is the premier source of crucial information and public policy recommendations that promote access to career education and the importance of workforce development.
OUR CORE VALUES Passionate commitment to our members and the students they serve. Dedication to integrity, accountability and excellence in career and professional higher education.


APSCU

Association & Society Membership: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists)

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) is the membership organization that works on behalf of pharmacists who practice in hospitals and health systems. For almost 70 years, we have been on the forefront of efforts to improve medication use and enhance patient safety. Our advocacy efforts, publications, and educational offerings are designed to advance your practice as you improve patient care.


ASHP Website

Association & Society Membership: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
NCPA (National Community Pharmacists Association)

NCPA Mission:

  • We are dedicated to the continuing growth and prosperity of independent community pharmacy in the United States.
  • We are the national pharmacy association representing the professional and proprietary interests of independent community pharmacists and will vigorously promote and defend those interests.
  • We are committed to high-quality pharmacist care and to restoring, maintaining, and promoting the health and well-being of the public we serve.
  • We believe in the inherent virtues of the American free enterprise system and will do all we can to ensure the ability of independent community pharmacists to compete in a free and fair marketplace.
  • We value the right to petition the appropriate legislative and regulatory bodies to serve the needs of those we represent.
  • We will utilize our resources to achieve these ends in an ethical and socially responsible manner.

NCPA Website

Association & Society Membership: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
RIPA (Rhode Island Pharmacy Association)

The purpose of the Rhode Island Pharmacists Association shall be:

  • To unite all pharmacists of the state for professional development and advancement.
  • To elevate practice standards and to advocate for pharmacy.
  • To disseminate relevant scientific and professional information.
  • To encourage collaboration between all allied health professions towards the improvement of public health.

RIPA Website

Click to expand Courses TakenUpdated: 09-21-15
Courses Taken: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
Up and Running with Amazon Web Services - Jon Peck / Lynda.com

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Click to expand Continuing Education: CE, CME, CEU...Updated: 08-27-15
Continuing Education: CE, CME, CEU...: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
2015 Continuing Education Courses Taken (15 CEU)

Medical Marijuana - Al Domeika, R.Ph.

40 years later: Key Strategic Trends Impacting Commercial Insurance, Healthcare Decision-making and Future Pharmacist Roles - Randy Vogenberg, PhD

Going Beyond the Hospital Walls: The Pharmacist’s Role in Prevention and Treatment of C.difficile - Monica Dorobisz, PharmD

Use of Statins: Side Effects, Drug-Interactions, and Myopathy - Fatemeh Akhlaghi ,Ph.D., Pharm.D.

It’s Not Me, It’s My Background: Improving the Patient Experience by Understanding Our Differences - Ruth Dapaah-Afriyie, Pharm.D., Clinical Pharmacist Specialist

 Painful Prescriptions; to fill or not to fill, that is the question. - Karen Ryle, MS, RPh


Continuing Education: CE, CME, CEU...: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
2013 Continuing Education Courses Taken (15 CEU)

HIV and Hepatitis Prevention in Community Pharmacies: What Does the Future Look Like?

Jef Bratberg, PharmD, Clinical Associate Professor & Nickolas Zaller, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine

Preserving a Shared Resource: Using Antibiotics Appropriately
Kerry LaPlante, PharmD, Associate Professor

New Drugs of 2012–Part One
Dan Hussar, PhD, Remington Professor of Pharmacy

New Drugs of 2012–Part Two
Dan Hussar, PhD, Remington Professor of Pharmacy

Opioid Use and Misuse: Perspective from the RI Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline
James V. McDonald, MD, MPH

Compounding v. Manufacturing: Pharmaco-legal Issues
Norman Campbell, RPh, JD, PhD

Role of Medication Management in the New Health Care Environment
Troyen Brennan, MD, MPH

Prescription Drug Abuse
Kelly Matson, PharmD, Clinical Associate Professor & Jayne Pawasauskas, PharmD, Clinical Associate Professor

Stress Management for Pharmacists: Quick Stop at the Body Shop
Michele L. Deck, RN, BSN, MEd, LCCE, FACCE

The Pharmacist’s Role in the Patient-Centered Medical Home
Marie Smith, PharmD, Professor and Assistant Dean for Practice 

Risk Evaluation & Mitigation Strategies (REMS) for Opioid Analgesics
Jake Nichols, PharmD

The Rhode Island Prescription Monitoring Program and Practice Updates
Patrick S. Kelly, PharmD

 


URI College of Pharmacy CPE

Continuing Education: CE, CME, CEU...: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
2012 Continuing Education Courses Taken (15 CEU)

Black Box Warnings: Current Trends and Implications for Patient Safety in Acute and Long Term Care

Joyce Generali MS, RPh, FASHP

Vitamin Update: Natural Standard Evidence-Based Validated Grading Rationale
Catherine Ulbricht, PharmD

Nonprescription Drug Abuse
David Worthen, PhD, JD

Teamwork 101: Key Skills in Interdisciplinary Health Care Collaboration
Phillip G. Clark, ScD

Pharmacy Law: A Federal Perspective
E. Paul Larrat, PhD

Smoking Cessation
Brenda Jenkins RN, DAy, CPEHR & Rachel Voss, MPH

Behavior Change
Paul Block, PhD

Cultural Competence in Pharmacy Practice
Anita Jackson, PharmD

Chronic Hepatitis C Therapy
Thomas E. Sepe, MD

2012 Pharmacy Law Review & Updates
Patrick S. Kelly, PharmD

Self Care:  Ophthalmic Eye Conditions
Lisa Cohen, Pharm D

Compassion Fatigue: Healing the Heart-Renewing the Soul
Donna White, RN, PhD


URI College of Pharmacy CPE

Continuing Education: CE, CME, CEU...: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
2011 Continuing Education Courses Taken (15 CEU)

Medication Assessment in Older Patients
Norma J. Owens, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS

Promoting Medication Safety During Care Transitions:  Pharmacists’ Current and Emerging Roles
Anne L. Hume, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS

The Impact of Healthcare Legislation:  Leveraging the Legislation
William G. Lang IV, MPH

An Approach to Chronic Pain in the Presence of Substance Abuse
Mary Jane Pizza, MSW, LICSW, LCDP

Management of Non-Malignant Pain
Edward Martin, MD, MPH

Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH): An Insurer’s View
Gus Manocchia, MD

The Journey to a Culture of Quality and Safety: Are You on Board?
Katharine White, MS, RN, CPHQ

Vaccine Preventable Influenza in Pregnancy: randomized controlled trials provide insights into influenza outcomes
Mark Steinhoff, MD

The 411 on Derm Care:  ‘I’m a Pharmacist – I Can Help!
Celia P. MacDonnell, PharmD

Medicare Updates for Pharmacists
Adele Pietrantoni, RPh

Health Literacy and Aging
Erica Estus, PharmD, CGP

They Drive on the Wrong Side of the Road!
Agnes Doody, PhD


URI College of Pharmacy CPE

Click to expand Affiliations (Universities & Colleges)Updated: 08-27-15
Affiliations (Universities & Colleges): Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
University of Rhode Island

I currently serve as an APPE preceptor for the University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy.

About URI CoP: The University of Rhode Island's rural campus near the sea makes the College of Pharmacy unique among pharmacy programs in the East, where pharmacy is generally taught in urban communities. The URI College of Pharmacy is a professional school, but it is also an integral part of University of Rhode Island.


URI College of Pharmacy

Affiliations (Universities & Colleges): Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
MCPHS University

I currently serve as an APPE preceptor for MCPHS University (all three campuses).

About MCPHS: MCPHS has a legacy built on the pursuit of excellence in health care education. We take great pride in our past, but we're motivated by a passion for what's ahead. We're driven by a commitment to training professionals for the future of the exciting, ever-expanding health care industry and helping them achieve their true vision of success. The students, alumni and faculty of MCPHS are agents of real, vital action. Their impact is felt in countless ways, in countless disciplines across the health care world and beyond.


MCPHS Website

Affiliations (Universities & Colleges): Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
Western New England University

I currently serve as an APPE preceptor for Western University College of Pharmacy.
WesternU Mission: Educating future pharmacy professionals to serve the health care needs of society and improve the quality of patient care through science, caring and humanism.


Western University College of Pharmacy

Affiliations (Universities & Colleges): Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
University of Saint Joseph

USJ Website

Click to expand Student Development, Preceptorships & MentorshipsUpdated: 11-17-16
Student Development, Preceptorships & Mentorships: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh

I have been serving as a preceptor for multiple colleges since 1998.

Past & Current Students:

  • Alicia Wagoner - MCPHS Worcester
    William Marano
    - MCPHS Boston
  • Michael Pellini - MCPHS Boston
  • Melissa Colangelo - MCPHS Boston
  • Norman Hassan - MCPHS Boston
  • Shannon Staton - University of St Joseph
  • Bilalben Patel - MCPHS Worcester
  • Nicholas Laverdiere - Western New England University
  • Briana Cashman - Western New England University
  • Glenn Ashline - MCPHS
  • JungMin Hwang - University of Rhode Island
  • Sanghyuk Seo - University of Rhode Island
  • Matthew Rao - MCPHS
  • Thomas Johnsonbaugh - MCPHS
  • Renna Salhany - MCPHS
  • Courtney Durkin - University of Saint Joseph
  • Steven Lacey - University of Rhode Island
  • Richard Fitzgerald - MCPHS
  • David DiLustro II - University of Rhode Island
  • Jesse Mancini - MCPHS
  • Ashley Bishop - Iona College
  • Ashley Gray - Massachusetts College of Pharmacy
  • Jacob Hicks - Massachusetts College of Pharmacy
  • Kevin Cheung - University of Rhode Island
  • Mahran Izoli - University of Rhode Island
  • Victor Silva - Massachusetts College of Pharmacy
  • Corey Lester - University of Rhode Island
  • Scott Candon - University of Rhode Island
  • Souren Basmadjian - Massachusetts College of Pharmacy
  • Swati Patel - Massachusetts College of Pharmacy
  • Ketan Patel - Massachusetts College of Pharmacy
  • Dean Cocozza - Massachusetts College of Pharmacy
  • Marissa Roy - Massachusetts College of Pharmacy
  • Nathaniel Monzak - Brown University
  • Healther Larson - University of Rhode Island

For future students:

Please review RXinsider's "externship site description" in your Experential Learning Management System (CORE ELMSRXpreceptor account). In addition, please review our syllabus and professional expectation documents available in your CORE ELMS account. All evaluations and competency assessments will be managed through the CORE ELMS system as well.

IMPORTANT! Be sure you have an updated MedCred portfolio prior to your start date. You will share your MedCred portfolio with the staff on the first day so they can get to know you better.

What is a preceptor?

A preceptor is a practitioner who assumes his/her daily work routines in addition to being a role model, socializer and educator for a student:

Role Model

  • Demonstrate skill and competence in practice
  • Set appropriate examples for ways to problem solve
  • Model ethical and professional behavior
  • Demonstrate commitment to self-learning and learning from others

Socializer

  • Introduce, orient and socialize the student to the culture and value system of the agency (hospital, clinic, etc.)
  • Introduce, orient and socialize the student to the profession's role and the physical work setting
  • Ease the student's integration with their co-workers, agency and community
  • Orient co-workers to the goals and objectives of clinical practicum / clinical education

Educator

  • Discuss the experience expectations with the student prior to/at the beginning of clinical practicum / clinical education course
  • Assess and re-assess the student's learning needs, knowledge, skills and motivation
  • Assist student in identifying their learning needs
  • Plan learning experiences with the student and allow a safe environment to apply new knowledge and skills
  • Help transition theory application to practice
  • Provide the student with ongoing, timely constructive feedback
  • Communicate ongoing student progress with the professor of record (through student log books, emails, faxes and/or phone calls)
  • Contribute to the student's summative evaluation
  • Evaluate own effectiveness as a preceptor

*Adapted from the University of British Columbia's College of Health Disciplines (2004)


CORE ELMS (aka RXpreceptor) Website & Login

Click to expand Faculty PositionsUpdated: 05-27-16
Faculty Positions: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
Adjunct Instructor of Pharmacy Practice: University of Rhode Island

URI Website

Faculty Positions: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
Adjunct Instructor of Pharmacy Practice: MCPHS

MCPHS Website

Faculty Positions: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
Adjunct Instructor of Pharmacy Practice: Western New England University

WNE Website

Click to expand Blog & Social Media ContributionsUpdated: 08-27-15
Blog & Social Media Contributions: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
VIDEO |||| CORE CompMS Overview... A Student Perspective

What benefits does the CORE's CompMS (competency management system) offer students? Why competency based assessment for students? What are the benefits of competency based learning for students (CBL)? What is the difference between grades and competencies?
Gregory Cianfarani | Founder/CEO


CORE Higher Education | Video Library

Blog & Social Media Contributions: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
VIDEO |||| CORE ELMS Overview... A Student Perspective

What benefits does the CORE ELMS (experiential learning management system) offer students? How with CORE's ELMS help students with externship and field work scheduling? Student hours submission? Communication with preceptors and school administration?
Gregory Cianfarani | Founder/CEO


CORE Higher Education | Video Library

Blog & Social Media Contributions: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
VIDEO |||| CORE ePortfolio Overview... A Student Perspective

What benefits does the CORE's ePortfolio (MyCred presentation ePortfolios) offer students? What are the benefits of an ePortfolio? How to use an ePortfolio in a job interview. How to inlclude a QR code to a ePortfolio on a resume. How to share an ePortfolio with patients (for healthcare professionals).
Gregory Cianfarani | Founder/CEO


CORE Higher Education | Video Library

Blog & Social Media Contributions: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
Leveraging Continuing Education to Strengthen Your Mobile Recruitment Strategy: 5/2014

What is required of nearly EVERY licensed or credentialed professional on an annual basis? The answer is continuing education. From physicians, electricians to pawn shop owners, most professionals are required to perform a prescribed number of CEU hours to maintain their licenses and certifications. These professionals desire CE activities that are relevant, convenient, and accredited...


Blogging4Jobs

Blog & Social Media Contributions: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
8 Simple, Effective, and Free Ways to Advertise Your Mobile Recruiting App: 5/2014

A mobile recruiting app is a marketing tool. From a marketing perspective, an app is a “thing”, a thing people can sink their teeth into, a thing your recruiting team can mention at career fairs, a thing that is easily spread through word of mouth, a thing that can be promoted through your existing media channels. You need to take advantage...


Blogging4Jobs

Click to expand Honor SocietiesUpdated: 02-26-14
Honor Societies: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society

PLS Mission, Goals, Objectives

Mission:

To support pharmacy leadership commitment by recognizing leaders and fostering leadership development

Goal 1:

Ensure the continuing availability of student and practitioner leaders for the profession of pharmacy.

  1. Develop awareness of the continuing need for leaders in the profession of pharmacy
  2. Promote opportunities and rewards for leadership in the profession of pharmacy
  3. Motivate student pharmacists and pharmacists to accept leadership service opportunities
  4. Promote leadership research

Goal 2:

Acknowledge leadership achievement and award membership to leaders recommended by the Society

  1. Strengthen recognition of Phi Lambda Sigma as the leadership honor society in pharmacy
  2. Promote the national awareness and visibility of Phi Lambda Sigma by linking membership and leadership achievement
  3. Build a sound membership base of students, alumni, faculty, and honorary members.

Goal 3:

Enhance the talent, skill, and effectiveness of leaders for the profession of pharmacy

  1. Support and encourage programs and services to assist those who desire to serve in a leadership role

Goal 4:

Support and encourage sustained leadership commitment

  1. Ensure the continued utilization of the talents, skills, and experiences of existing leaders
  2. Reward students and practitioners who serve the profession in a sustained leadership role

Phi Lambda Sigma

Click to expand Licenses & CertificationsUpdated: 05-17-13
Licenses & Certifications: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
Massachusetts Pharmacist License

The Board of Registration in Pharmacy provides a code of professional regulations for ensuring the highest degree of ethical and moral practice by pharmacists, pharmacy interns and pharmacy technicians. They also monitor pharmacists to ensure they meet requisite continuing educational requirements. The Board strives to assure consumers are receiving the highest quality prescription drug products from pharmacists who have graduated from accredited colleges of pharmacy. The Board also sets standards of quality assurance and best practices, requiring safe delivery systems in pharmacies licensed by the Board.


MA Department of Health / Board of Pharmacy / License Lookup

Licenses & Certifications: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
Rhode Island Pharmacist License

RI Department of Health / License Check

Click to expand PublicationsUpdated: 06-20-13
Publications: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
Spanish for Pharmacists - (C) 1997

Developing Spanish counseling skills will help increase patient compliance and build customer loyalty while setting your pharmacy’s level of customer service apart from competitors. Spanish for Pharmacists is a comprehensive, 52-page book enabling pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to learn the basics of Spanish for effective patient counseling. Spanish for Pharmacists was written by practicing pharmacists specifically for the retail pharmacy community and contains more than 250 pharmacy-specific phrases and 1000 pharmacy-relevant vocabulary words.

Interesting note: The Spanish for Pharmacists book is the produt that started the company RXinsider in the late 1990's.


Spanish for Pharmacists website

Publications: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
Pharmacy Technician Training & Orientation - (C) 1998

RXinsider’s Pharmacy Technician Training & Orientation is a no-nonsense training program for anyone interested in a career within the pharmacy profession. The program focuses on basic skills and understanding while minimizing training burdens on the existing pharmacy staff. RXinsider’s Pharmacy Technician Training & Orientation is the perfect starting point for cross-training front store pharmacy personnel, training new pharmacy staff or self-directed training for individuals interested in becoming a pharmacy technician.


Pharmacy Technician Orientation website

Publications: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
Pharmacy Platinum Pages: Co-Editor: 2004 - Present

Known as the “Yellow Pages of Pharmacy,” the Pharmacy Platinum Pages is published annually and serves the profession as a comprehensive and relevant buyer’s guide. The Pharmacy Platinum Pages features more than 350 profiles and enhanced company sponsorships.


Pharmacy Platinum Pages

Publications: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
20Ways: Co-Editor: 2011 - Present

The 20Ways mission is to educate pharmacy management on products and services that serve to improve patient care or improve a pharmacy’s financial bottom line while distilling and presenting this relevant information in a quick-review format.


20 Ways

Click to expand Publication, Trade Journal & Periodical SubscriptionsUpdated: 06-20-13
Publication, Trade Journal & Periodical Subscriptions: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
EDUCAUSE Review

EDUCAUSE Review® Online (ISSN 1945-709X) is the association's open-access digital flagship publication for the higher education IT community. EDUCAUSE Review(ISSN: 1527-6619), the association's award-winning print magazine (22,000 distributed copies), takes a broad look at current developments and trends in information technology, how they may affect the college/university as an institution, and what these mean for higher education and society.


EDUCAUSE Review Online

Publication, Trade Journal & Periodical Subscriptions: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
CEHP (Continuing Education in the Healthcare Professions)

JCEHP is the journal of The Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions, The Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education, and The Council on CME, Association for Hospital Medical Education


CEHP website

Publication, Trade Journal & Periodical Subscriptions: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
20Ways - 20 Ways to Improve Patient Safety and Cost Containment

The 20Ways mission is to educate pharmacy management on products and services that serve to improve patient care or improve a pharmacy’s financial bottom line while distilling and presenting this relevant information in a quick-review format.


20Ways website

Publication, Trade Journal & Periodical Subscriptions: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
Career College Central

Career College Central is the definitive voice of the career college sector of higher education. Since its inception in 2006, Career College Central has provided a source of information, action, perspective, communication and education for sector leaders, up-and-comers and advocates. Through both the magazine and the website, Career College Central strives to provide in-depth coverage of the latest news and events impacting career colleges.


CCC Website

Publication, Trade Journal & Periodical Subscriptions: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
Harvard Business Review

Harvard Business Review website

Publication, Trade Journal & Periodical Subscriptions: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
Pharmacy Platinum Pages

Known as the “Yellow Pages of Pharmacy,” the Pharmacy Platinum Pages is published annually and serves the profession as a comprehensive and relevant buyer’s guide. The Pharmacy Platinum Pages features more than 350 profiles and enhanced company sponsorships.


Pharmacy Platinum Pages website

Publication, Trade Journal & Periodical Subscriptions: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
CIO

Serving chief information officers and other IT leaders, CIO.com, CIO magazine, CIO Executive Programs, CIO Custom Solutions Group and the CIO Executive Council are produced by CXO Media, an award-winning business unit of International Data Group. CXO Media also produces sister publications CSO magazine and CSOonline.com, for chief security officers and other security executives.


CIO website

Publication, Trade Journal & Periodical Subscriptions: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare

Improving patient safety is one of the most urgent issues facing healthcare today. Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare (PSQH) is written for and by people who are involved directly in improving patient safety and the quality of care.


PSQH website

Publication, Trade Journal & Periodical Subscriptions: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
Campus Technology

Campus Technology magazine is published monthly in an interactive digital / PDF format, as well as via an app for interactive reading on iPad. CT is the most trusted publication covering education-technology on higher-education campuses and universities. Campus Technology magazine is published monthly in an interactive digital / PDF format, as well as via an app for interactive reading on iPad. CT is the most trusted publication covering education-technology on higher-education campuses and universities.


www.campustechnology.com

Publication, Trade Journal & Periodical Subscriptions: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
Staffing Industry Review

Staffing Industry Analysts is the global advisor on contingent work. Known for its independent and objective insights, the company’s proprietary research, award-winning content, data, support tools, publications, and executive conferences provide a competitive edge to decision-makers who supply and buy temporary staffing. In addition to temporary staffing, Staffing Industry Analysts also covers related staffing sectors. The company provides accreditation with its Certified Contingent Workforce Professional (CCWP) program.


Resource Link

Publication, Trade Journal & Periodical Subscriptions: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
University Business

University Business is the most widely received most regularly read publication for higher education leaders at two- and four-year colleges and universities nationwide. UB provides cutting-edge coverage of higher education technology, news, finance, policy, profiles and more to this exclusive audience across print, digital and in-person event platforms, including the annual higher ed technology conference, UBTechUniversity Business is the most widely received most regularly read publication for higher education leaders at two- and four-year colleges and universities nationwide. UB provides cutting-edge coverage of higher education technology, news, finance, policy, profiles and more to this exclusive audience across print, digital and in-person event platforms, including the annual higher ed technology conference, UBTech.


www.universitybusiness.com

Publication, Trade Journal & Periodical Subscriptions: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
Pharmacy Today

APhA website

Publication, Trade Journal & Periodical Subscriptions: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
Fast Company

Fast Company Website

Publication, Trade Journal & Periodical Subscriptions: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
The Consultant Pharmacist

The Consultant Pharmacist® is the official peer-reviewed journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists. It is dedicated exclusively to the medication needs of the elderly in all settings, including adult day care, ambulatory care, assisted living, community, hospice, and nursing facilities. This award-winning journal is a member benefit of ASCP.


ASCP Website

Publication, Trade Journal & Periodical Subscriptions: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
Wired Magazine

Wired website

Click to expand Technical & Computer SkillsUpdated: 08-27-15
Technical & Computer Skills: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
Google Docs Office Suite

Year introduced to software: 2012
Self-assessed proficiency level: Intermediate - Expert


Technical & Computer Skills: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
Microsoft Office Suite

Outlook
Year introduced to software: 1996
Self-assessed proficiency level: Expert

Excel
Year introduced to software: 1996
Self-assessed proficiency level: Intermediate

Powerpoint
Year introduced to software: 1996
Self-assessed proficiency level: Expert


Technical & Computer Skills: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
SalesForce CRM

Year introduced to software: 2007
Self-assessed proficiency level: Expert

Salesforce.com is the enterprise cloud computing leader. Our social and mobile cloud technologies—including our flagship sales and CRM applications—help companies connect with customers, partners, and employees in entirely new ways.


SalesForce website

Technical & Computer Skills: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
CORE ELMS (Experiential Learning Management System)

Year introduced to software: 2007
Self-assessed proficiency level: Expert

CORE ELMS (aka RXpreceptor) is a SaaS ELMS (Experiential Learning Management System) serving the needs of experiential and externship departments within higher education. CORE ELMS provides communication, accountability, and efficiency tools that save time and money by streamlining department operations and accreditation data collection processes.


CORE ELMS website

Technical & Computer Skills: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
MedCred/MyCred Credential Portfolios (aka CORE ePortfolios)

Year introduced to software: 2013
Self-assessed proficiency level: Expert

MedCred/MyCred Portfolios are electronic credential and achievement portfolios designed to store and present an individual’s educational, professional, and experiential achievements.

MedCred Portfolios inform and inspire an individual’s viewing audience through education, confidence building, and strengthening of professional relationships.

MedCred/MyCred ePortfolios offer the flexibility, scalability, and portability to support an individual throughout their continuum of education and professional practice enabling healthcare practitioners, educators, and students to share their achievements with colleagues, patients, students, employers, mentors, parents, and friends in a practical, secure, and accessible format.


MedCred / MyCred website

Technical & Computer Skills: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
CORE CompMS (aka RXoutcome) (Student Competency Management System)

Year introduced to software: 2007
Self-assessed proficiency level: Expert

CORE CompMS (RXoutcome) represents the next generation in student competency assessment ePortfolio and outcomes software for colleges and universities. Supported by knowledgeable customer service, CORE CompMS allows for detailed student competency documentation, competency outcomes assessment, and curricular gap analysis supporting competency-based learning (CBL).


CORE CompMS website

Technical & Computer Skills: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
Dreamweaver CC by Adobe

Year introduced to software: 2005
Self-assessed proficiency level: Intermediate


Adobewebsite

Technical & Computer Skills: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
GoTo Meeting

Year introduced to software: 2009
Self-assessed proficiency level: Intermediate - Expert

GoToMeeting is the extremely simple, extraordinarily powerful way to hold unlimited online meetings with up to 25 attendees. Start a meeting and share your screen with just a click.


GoTo Meeting

Click to expand Fraternal OrganizationsUpdated: 05-16-13
Fraternal Organizations: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
Kappa Psi - Beta Epsilon Chapter

Kappa Psi (Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity) is the oldest and largest professional pharmacy fraternity in the world. Kappa Psi was founded on May 30, 1879 in New Haven, Connecticut, and currently there are 155 chapters (90 Collegiate and 65 Graduate chapters), more than six thousand collegiate members, and over eighty seven thousand graduate members across the United States, Canada, and the Bahamas.


Kappa Psi Website

Fraternal Organizations: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
Tau Epsilon Phi - Tau Omega Chapter

Tau Epsi­lon Phi Fra­ter­nity was founded in 1910 by Jew­ish men at Colum­bia Uni­ver­sity who formed a soci­ety devoted to the ideals of friend­ship, chivalry and ser­vice.

The mem­bers of Tau Epsi­lon Phi honor schol­ar­ship, ser­vice, and learn­ing, and feel the col­lege years offer a unique oppor­tu­nity to form life­long bonds of friend­ship with those who share these ideals.


TEP Website

Click to expand Languages Spoken / SkillsUpdated: 05-21-13
Languages Spoken / Skills: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
Spanish (intermediate)

In 1996, I taught myself basic Spanish (through books and tapes) to gain the necessary skills to effectively counsel my Spanish-speaking patients within the pharmacy setting. This led to the writing of the "Spanish for Pharmacists" book which RXinsider still sells to community pharmacies throughout the United States.

Interesting note: The Spanish for Pharmacists book is what started the company RXinsider back in the late 1990's.


Spanish for Pharmacists

Click to expand Honors & AwardsUpdated: 05-23-13
Honors & Awards: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
Elan Pharmaceuticals Innovative Pharmacy Practice Award

Click to expand CoachingUpdated: 05-29-13
Coaching: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
U8 Girls Soccer - Ocean State Soccer

Ocean State Website

Click to expand TED Talks (Technology, Entertainment and Design)Updated: 08-27-15
Riveting talks by remarkable people, free to the world. TED (Technology Entertainment and Design) is a global set of conferences curated by the American private non-profit Sapling Foundation, formed to disseminate "ideas worth spreading". http://www.ted.com/
TED Talks (Technology, Entertainment and Design): Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
Why Privacy Matters: Glenn Greenwald

Glenn Greenwald was one of the first reporters to see — and write about — the Edward Snowden files, with their revelations about the United States' extensive surveillance of private citizens. In this searing talk, Greenwald makes the case for why you need to care about privacy, even if you’re “not doing anything you need to hide." 


TED - Why Privacy Matters

TED Talks (Technology, Entertainment and Design): Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
Eric Dishman: Health care should be a team sport

TED Talk: Health care should be a team sport

TED Talks (Technology, Entertainment and Design): Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
Richard Culatta: Reimagining Learning - Technology needs to do entirely new things, not just digitize existing traditional learning

Richard Culatta works for the U.S. Department of Education as the Director of the Office of Educational Technology.

Richard Culatta identifies 3 major challenges with our current approach to education and suggests how a shift to personalized learning is the key to the future of education in America. To make this shift, we must close the digital divide between those who can leverage technology to reimagine learning and those who simply use technology to digitize the status quo.


Richard Culatta TEDx Talk

TED Talks (Technology, Entertainment and Design): Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
John Maeda: Designing for simplicity

The MIT Media Lab's John Maeda lives at the intersection of technology and art, a place that can get very complicated. Here he talks about paring down to basics.

John Maeda is the president of the Rhode Island School of Design, where he is dedicated to linking design and technology. Through the software tools, web pages and books he creates, he spreads his philosophy of elegant simplicity.


Link to John Maeda: Designing for simplicity

TED Talks (Technology, Entertainment and Design): Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
Bill Gates: Teachers need real feedback

Until recently, many teachers only got one word of feedback a year: “satisfactory.” And with no feedback, no coaching, there’s just no way to improve. Bill Gates suggests that even great teachers can get better with smart feedback -- and lays out a program from his foundation to bring it to every classroom.


Link to TED Talk by Bill Gates

TED Talks (Technology, Entertainment and Design): Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
Tim Brown: Designers -- think big!

Tim Brown says the design profession has a bigger role to play than just creating nifty, fashionable little objects. He calls for a shift to local, collaborative, participatory "design thinking" -- starting with the example of 19th-century design thinker Isambard Kingdom Brunel.


Link to TED Talk

TED Talks (Technology, Entertainment and Design): Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
Timothy Prestero: Design for people, not awards

Timothy Prestero thought he'd designed the perfect incubator for newborns in the developing world -- but his team learned a hard lesson when it failed to go into production. A manifesto on the importance of designing for real-world use, rather than accolades.


Link to TED Talk

Click to expand Websites RecommendedUpdated: 05-27-16
Websites Recommended: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
Incutor

Incutor Website

Websites Recommended: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
RXinsider

RXinsider website

Websites Recommended: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
CORE Technology Suite

CORE Technology Suite website

Websites Recommended: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
CORE ELMS

CORE ELMS website

Websites Recommended: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
CORE CompMS

CORE CompMS website

Websites Recommended: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
MyCred / MedCred ePortfolios

MyCred website

Websites Recommended: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
CareerTapp Mobile Apps

CareerTapp website

Websites Recommended: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
20Ways Publication

20Ways website

Websites Recommended: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
Pharmacy Platinum Pages Publication

Platinum Pages Website

Websites Recommended: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
Virtual Pharmacy Trade Show

Virtual Pharmacy Trade Show website

Websites Recommended: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
Virtual Pharmacy Job EXPO

Virtual Pharmacy Job EXPO

Click to expand CPD Plan Management: REFLECTIONUpdated: 11-17-16
CPD Plan Management: REFLECTION: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
Reflection - 8/2016 - Gain a better understanding of experiential education in Medical Schools (UME and GME)

I have little detailed knowledge on how medical schools manae the various aspects on expperiential education (clerkships, internships, resedencies). I need to better understand the process to determine when and how CORE Higher Education enters the medical school market with our technology solutions.

I would like to gain a better understanding of experiential education in Medical Schools (UME and GME). My knowledge will guide the entry of CORE Higher Education into the med school market.


Click to expand CPD Plan Management: PLANNINGUpdated: 11-17-16
CPD Plan Management: PLANNING: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
Planning - 9/2016 - Gain a better understanding of experiential education in Medical Schools (UME and GME)

I plan on attending the AAMC nation meeting:
-Speak with faculty
-Attend specific sessions 

I plan on studying content on the AAMC and other related websites as it related to clerkships, internships and residencies

I plan on purchasing the Guidebook for Clerkship Directors

Guidebook for Clerkship Directors
https://www.amazon.com/Guidebook-Clerkship-Directors-Alliance-Education/dp/1933237031/ref=mt_paperback?_encoding=UTF8&me=

AAMC
https://www.aamc.org/


Click to expand CPD Plan Management: ACTION / LEARNINGUpdated: 11-17-16
CPD Plan Management: ACTION / LEARNING: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
Action - 11/2016 - Gain a better understanding of experiential education in Medical Schools (UME and GME)

I plan on attended the AAMC nation meeting in Seattle 11/2016:
-I interviewed faculty
-I attendrd multiple sessions 

I spent 2 hours studying content on the AAMC and other related websites as it related to clerkships, internships and residencies. This information was aggregated into a market review document.


Click to expand CPD Plan Management: EVALUATIONUpdated: 11-17-16
CPD Plan Management: EVALUATION: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
Evaluation - 11/2016 - Gain a better understanding of experiential education in Medical Schools (UME and GME)

The AAMC meeting went well and I derived quite a bit of "process" information. Terms and concepts were better defined from conversations had. These discussions set a nice foundation for my online reasearch into experiential education within UME and GME.

I have yet to purchase the Guidebook for Clerkship Directors book.


Click to expand CPD Plan Management: APPLICATIONUpdated: 11-17-16
CPD Plan Management: APPLICATION: Gregory Cianfarani, RPh
Application - 11/2016 - Gain a better understanding of experiential education in Medical Schools (UME and GME)

From the knowledge gathered from attending the AAMC meeting and online reasearch, the megenning of a market analysis document has been developed. This document also serves as a training foundation and conceptual foundation for CORE staff. I would attach the doc, but the content is proprietary. The knowledge gained will guide CORE's eventual entry into the Med School market. 


Click to unlock with View Code. Resume & CVUpdated: 05-13-13
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