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Shannon Staton, PharmD, MBA

Director of Education and Clinical Programs

CORE Higher Education Group
RXinsider

Email: shannon.staton@corehighered.com
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Affiliations (Universities & Colleges)Updated: 07-09-20
Affiliations (Universities & Colleges): Shannon Staton, PharmD, MBA
Adjunct Instructor - URI
URI Pharmacy

Affiliations (Universities & Colleges): Shannon Staton, PharmD, MBA
Adjunct Instructor - Rutgers
Rutgers University - Pharmacy

Affiliations (Universities & Colleges): Shannon Staton, PharmD, MBA
Adjunct Instructor - WNE
WNE Pharmacy

Affiliations (Universities & Colleges): Shannon Staton, PharmD, MBA
Adjunct Instructor - Roseman
Roseman University

Affiliations (Universities & Colleges): Shannon Staton, PharmD, MBA
Adjunct Faculty - USJ
USJ Pharmacy

Affiliations (Universities & Colleges): Shannon Staton, PharmD, MBA
Adjunct Faculty - MCPHS
MCPHS Website

Association & Society MembershipUpdated: 07-09-20
Association & Society Membership: Shannon Staton, PharmD, MBA
Rhode Island Pharmacists Association

Served as a member of the Executive Council handling Secretary responsbilities and Membership. 

Association & Society Membership: Shannon Staton, PharmD, MBA
Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy

Serve as an AMCP Diplomat for the University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy 

Founding Member for the AMCP Student Chapter at USJ School of Pharmacy 

Association & Society Membership: Shannon Staton, PharmD, MBA
Rho Chi Academic Honor Society

Member, Inducted in September 2015

Association & Society Membership: Shannon Staton, PharmD, MBA
Industry Pharmacists Organization

Member

AthleticsUpdated: 07-09-20
Athletics: Shannon Staton, PharmD, MBA
Marathon Running

Boston Marathon 2013

Boston Marathon 2012

Bay State Marathon 2011: Best Time 3:26:05 (Boston Qualifier

Athletics: Shannon Staton, PharmD, MBA
USA Gymnastics

Level 9: Rhode Island State Champion

Jackie Court Award Winner: Vault 9.4 

Athletics: Shannon Staton, PharmD, MBA
Track and Field

Record Breaker/Holder: 600 Meters Dartmouth High School

Record Breaker/Holder: 600 Meters New Bedford Vocational Technical School

ESPN Rank 4th in Massachusetts: 600 Meters 

ESPN Rank 26th in US: 600 Meters 

Eastern MA Conference All Star 3X

Eastern MA Conference Super Team 2X

 

 

Biography / SummaryUpdated: 07-09-20
Biography / Summary: Shannon Staton, PharmD, MBA
Professional Bio

Shannon Staton is the Director of Education and Clinical Programs at CORE Higher Education Group and RXinsider. Shannon leads the READINESS product team and handles the business development, product management, strategy, and content to support our higher education, pharmacy, and health system clients. Shannon specializes in creating and providing learning solutions to help our clients achieve their educational initiatives. Shannon is a pharmacist by training and serves as a preceptor for six Colleges of Pharmacy. She has a passion for the profession of pharmacy, technology, and creating innovative solutions to support the higher education and healthcare markets. 

Blog & Social Media ContributionsUpdated: 07-09-20
Blog & Social Media Contributions: Shannon Staton, PharmD, MBA
Specialty Medication Video
What is a specialty medication?

Blog & Social Media Contributions: Shannon Staton, PharmD, MBA
Opioid Education Video
What is a controlled substance?

Blog & Social Media Contributions: Shannon Staton, PharmD, MBA
Personalized Patient Education Interview
Interview Link

Blog & Social Media Contributions: Shannon Staton, PharmD, MBA
READINESS Student Feedback
Student Feedback

Blog & Social Media Contributions: Shannon Staton, PharmD, MBA
RXinsider APPE Site Description
APPE Description

Blog & Social Media Contributions: Shannon Staton, PharmD, MBA
Coram 360 Virtual Tour
Coram 360

Blog & Social Media Contributions: Shannon Staton, PharmD, MBA
Omnicare 360 Virtual Tour
Omnicare 360 Tour

ClinicalsUpdated: 09-20-16
Clinicals: Shannon Staton, PharmD, MBA
CDMI Magellan Health
  • Participate in Viekira Pak Managed Markets’ project to increase prescriptions of Viekira Pak by making cold calls to prescribers
  • Institute and promote clinical programs developed by CDMI to insurance companies aimed at increasing STAR ratings: ACEI/ARB clinical program for diabetes patients; diabetes adherence clinical program; rheumatoid arthritis clinical program
  • Write therapeutic drug class reviews (GLP-1 agonists, intrauterine devices, and intra-articular steroid injections) to decide best product based on clinical effectiveness, safety, compliance and cost for inclusion in client formularies
  • Participate in Drug Development Pipeline project to become knowledgeable about products coming to market and current therapies available to analyze best fit for client formularies
  • Effectively communicate to pharmacists and prescribers
Clinicals: Shannon Staton, PharmD, MBA
RxInsider
  • Work closely with the Business Development team
  • Conduct biweekly presentations using PowerPoint on pharmacogenomics, CROs, third party payers, medical devices, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical industry topics
  • Participate in promotional video development for CORE education software
  • Participate in Continuing Education courses
  • Conduct research on law schools for CORE Higher Education prospective clients
Clinicals: Shannon Staton, PharmD, MBA
Westerly Hospital
  • Compose PowerPoint presentations for Praxbind and Opdivo to present at P&T committee
  • Create drug information pamphlets and present to nursing staff for Praxbind and Opdivo
  • Provide chronic disease patient counseling for patients
  • Participate in ambulatory Coumadin Clinic (check INR, provide patients with education on controlling INR, and identify patients with a clinical need for dosing changes)
  • Participate in ICU and SCU rounding with the complete healthcare team
  • Complete pharmacokinetic dosing protocols, renal dosing protocols, antibiotic stewardship reviews
Clinicals: Shannon Staton, PharmD, MBA
Landmark Medical Center
  • Create PowerPoint presentation for Precedex and present at P&T committee (added to formulary)
  • Create PowerPoint presentation for Praxbind and present at P&T committee (added to formulary)
  • Participate in ACEI/ARB protocol for Blue Cross Blue Shield patients
  • Compose Vitamin D drug information brochure for patients
  • Present Precedex information to nursing staff including: how to use, proper patient population, clinical effectiveness, and safety concerns
  • Participate in ICU and SCU rounding with the complete healthcare team
Continuing Education (CE, CME, CEU...)Updated: 07-09-20
Continuing education or professional development is required in many fields, including all healthcare providers, teachers, insurance professionals, financial advisors, accountants, architects, engineers, emergency management professionals, school administrators, attorneys, and more. The continuing education unit (CEU) is described as ten hours of participation in an education program.
Continuing Education (CE, CME, CEU...): Shannon Staton, PharmD, MBA
2019 Continuing Education Courses Taken (20 CEU)

Continuing Education (CE, CME, CEU...): Shannon Staton, PharmD, MBA
2020 Continuing Education Courses Taken (21.5 CEU)

Pain Management Specialty Certification 

https://www.freece.com/Programs/SeriesCertification/378ebbc3-ed5a-4312-88ec-3d3bda26285c


Courses TakenUpdated: 07-09-20
Courses Taken: Shannon Staton, PharmD, MBA
PharmD / MBA / BS in Business Administration

I have completed a full doctorate in pharmacy (PharmD), Masters in Business Administration (MBA), and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration curriculums. Courses that I found particularly interesting and to have an impact on my career trajectory include:

  • Global Supply Chain Management
  • Pharmacy Administration
  • Buyer Behavior
  • Managerial Marketing
  • Sales Principles
  • International Business Relations
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Pharmacoeconomics

I continue to take courses when I have time to continue my professional development as well as completing mandatory CE requirements. 

This year, I have completed the Grant Cardone Sales Training program as well as a Pain Management Specialty Certification for Pharmacists.

 

Educational BackgroundUpdated: 07-09-20
Educational Background: Shannon Staton, PharmD, MBA
University of Saint Joseph School of Pharmacy: 2016

Doctorate of Pharmacy (PharmD), Summa Cum Laude 3.8

Educational Background: Shannon Staton, PharmD, MBA
University of Rhode Island, College of Business Administration: 2017

Master of Business Administration

Educational Background: Shannon Staton, PharmD, MBA
University of Rhode Island, College of Business Administration: 2011

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Educational Background: Shannon Staton, PharmD, MBA
Bishop Stang High School: 2007
Employment HistoryUpdated: 07-09-20
Employment History: Shannon Staton, PharmD, MBA
CORE Higher Education Group: 2016-Present

Director of Education and Clinical Programs 

Responsible for developing and managing READINESS, a digital eLearning platform, providing custom eLearning Centers for academic institutions, pharmacies/health systems, top healthcare organizations.
Develop the product roadmap from concept to market launch.
Launch product in three distinct market sectors (higher ed, B2B, and patient-focused)
Create pharmacy/medical, clinical and non-clinical educational content.
Effectively communicate and present our goals to key stakeholders in pharmacy higher education, pharmacy B2B, and health systems.
Present our product daily through web-based tools as well as to large audiences at regional and national conferences.
Lead business development and account management.
Lead program implementation.
Lead strategy and marketing initiatives.
Respond to RFPs as needed.
Collaborate with multiple departments - software development, sales, content management, graphic design, and other colleagues to develop high-quality solutions.
Serve as our HIPAA Compliance Officer.
Present educational content to various audiences - pharmacy students, practitioners, and consumers.

CORE Higher Education Group

Employment History: Shannon Staton, PharmD, MBA
RXinsider: 2016-Present

Director of Education and Clinical Programs 

Responsible for developing and managing READINESS, a digital eLearning platform, providing custom eLearning Centers for academic institutions, pharmacies/health systems, top healthcare organizations.
Develop the product roadmap from concept to market launch.
Launch the platform in three distinct market sectors (higher ed, B2B, and patient-focused)
Create pharmacy/medical, clinical and non-clinical educational content.
Effectively communicate and present our goals to key stakeholders in pharmacy higher education, pharmacy B2B, and health systems.
Present our product daily through web-based tools as well as to large audiences at regional and national conferences.
Lead business development and account management.
Lead program implementation.
Lead strategy and marketing initiatives.
Respond to RFPs as needed.
Collaborate with multiple departments - software development, sales, content management, graphic design, and other colleagues to develop high-quality solutions.
Serve as our HIPAA Compliance Officer.
Present educational content to various audiences - pharmacy students, practitioners, and consumers.

RXinsider

Employment History: Shannon Staton, PharmD, MBA
Stop and Shop Pharmacy New England: 2015-2016

Pharmacist 

Pharmacy Graduate Intern 

Pharmacy Intern

Employment History: Shannon Staton, PharmD, MBA
CVS Health: 2011-2013

Pharmacy Intern: Hartford, CT 

Pharmacy Technician: Newport, RI

Employment History: Shannon Staton, PharmD, MBA
Long Built Homes: 2006-2015

Business Development: 2015 

MBA Intern: 2011-205

College Intern: 2008-2011 

Open House Greeter: 2006-2008

Long Built Homes

Employment History: Shannon Staton, PharmD, MBA
Middletown Beach: 2008-2009

Lifeguard 

Honor SocietiesUpdated: 07-09-20
Honor Societies: Shannon Staton, PharmD, MBA
Rho Chi Academic Honor Society
Honor Societies: Shannon Staton, PharmD, MBA
USJ School of Pharmacy

Dean's List 2013-2016

Honors & AwardsUpdated: 09-20-16
Honors & Awards: Shannon Staton, PharmD, MBA
University of Saint Joseph Dean's List

2013, 2014, 2015

Honors & Awards: Shannon Staton, PharmD, MBA
University of Rhode Island Dean's List

2009, 2010, 2011, 2015

InterestsUpdated: 02-27-19
Interests: Shannon Staton, PharmD, MBA
Distance Running

I am an avid runner. I run at least 3-4 miles everyday. I have competed in multiple marathons (26.2) and qualified for the Boston Marathon. As a part of my life resume, I would like to complete an ultramarathon and a triatholon.

Internships & ExternshipsUpdated: 07-09-20
Internships & Externships: Shannon Staton, PharmD, MBA
RXinsider: Elective APPE

Pharmacy Internship: 2 months 

Preceptor: Greg Cianfarani, RPh

Internships & Externships: Shannon Staton, PharmD, MBA
Magellan Health: Elective APPE

Pharmacy Internship: 2 months 

Preceptor: Dr. Sagar Makanji

Internships & Externships: Shannon Staton, PharmD, MBA
Genoa Healthcare: Ambulatory Care APPE

Pharmacy Internship: 2 months 

Internships & Externships: Shannon Staton, PharmD, MBA
Long Built Homes: 2011-2015

MBA Internship 

Internships & Externships: Shannon Staton, PharmD, MBA
Rite Aid: Community APPE

Pharmacy Internship: 2 months 

Internships & Externships: Shannon Staton, PharmD, MBA
Westerly Hospital: Hospital APPE

Pharmacy Internship: 2 month 

 

Internships & Externships: Shannon Staton, PharmD, MBA
Landmark Medical Center: Hospital APPE 2015

Pharmacy Internship: 2 Months 

Preceptor: Dr. Britt Harrington

Library (My Reading List)Updated: 07-09-20
Library (My Reading List): Shannon Staton, PharmD, MBA
Once a Runner by John L. Park

Library (My Reading List): Shannon Staton, PharmD, MBA
Born to Run by Christopher McDougall

Library (My Reading List): Shannon Staton, PharmD, MBA
Living with a Seal by Jesse Itzler

Library (My Reading List): Shannon Staton, PharmD, MBA
If You're Not First You're Last by Grant Cardone

Library (My Reading List): Shannon Staton, PharmD, MBA
Sell or Be Sold by Grant Cardone

Library (My Reading List): Shannon Staton, PharmD, MBA
The 10X Rule by Grant Cardone

Library (My Reading List): Shannon Staton, PharmD, MBA
Being There by Erica Komisar

Licenses & CertificationsUpdated: 07-09-20
Licenses & Certifications: Shannon Staton, PharmD, MBA
Rhode Island Pharmacist License
Licenses & Certifications: Shannon Staton, PharmD, MBA
Pain Management Specialty Certification
PresentationsUpdated: 07-09-20
Presentations: Shannon Staton, PharmD, MBA
CVS Health and CORE Higher Education Group: AACP 2020
Presentations: Shannon Staton, PharmD, MBA
RXinsider APPE Site Description: ASHP Midyear 2019
Presentation Link

Presentations: Shannon Staton, PharmD, MBA
Pharmacy Industry Onboarding & Training: PMSS 2018
Presentation Link

Presentations: Shannon Staton, PharmD, MBA
CORE Users Conference 2019
Presentations: Shannon Staton, PharmD, MBA
AMCP Career Panel at URI College of Pharmacy 2018
Presentations: Shannon Staton, PharmD, MBA
READINESS Overview: CORE Users Conference 2018
Presentations: Shannon Staton, PharmD, MBA
READINESS BETA Test Review: CORE Users Conference 2017
Presentations: Shannon Staton, PharmD, MBA
READINESS Introduction: AACP TechXPO 2017
Presentations: Shannon Staton, PharmD, MBA
AACP Focus Group 2018
Presentations: Shannon Staton, PharmD, MBA
AMCP Speaker Program 2017
Presentations: Shannon Staton, PharmD, MBA
AMCP Speaker Program 2016
Publication, Trade Journal & Periodical SubscriptionsUpdated: 07-09-20
Publication, Trade Journal & Periodical Subscriptions: Shannon Staton, PharmD, MBA
Harvard Business Review
Publication, Trade Journal & Periodical Subscriptions: Shannon Staton, PharmD, MBA
20 Ways - 20 Ways to Improve Patient Safety and Cost Containment
Publication, Trade Journal & Periodical Subscriptions: Shannon Staton, PharmD, MBA
Pharmacy Platinum Pages
READINESS Transcripts & CertificatesUpdated: 07-09-20
READINESS Transcripts & Certificates: Shannon Staton, PharmD, MBA
The Pharmacy Experience (10 Hr Course)
Resume & CVUpdated: 02-27-19
Student Development, Preceptorships & MentorshipsUpdated: 07-09-20
Student Development, Preceptorships & Mentorships: Shannon Staton, PharmD, MBA
Past & Current Students
  • Miguel Galvez - URI
  • Connie Wang - URI 
  • Stephen Akimbo - MCPHS Worcester
  • Takeisha Harris - MCPHS Worcester
  • Anthony Macharia - MCPHS Worcester
  • Justin Costa - MCPHS Worcester
  • Allison Patano - MCPHS Worcester
  • Zachary Pallini - MCPHS Boston
  • Jeffrey Mazzamuro - Western New England
  • Shandel Soderstrom - MCPHS Boston
Technical & Computer SkillsUpdated: 07-09-20
Technical & Computer Skills: Shannon Staton, PharmD, MBA
CORE READINESS (Learning Management System)

Year introduced: 2017

Self-proficiency level: Expert 

READINESS

Technical & Computer Skills: Shannon Staton, PharmD, MBA
SalesForce CRM

Year introduced: 2016

Technical & Computer Skills: Shannon Staton, PharmD, MBA
GoTo Meeting

Year introduced: 2016

Self-proficiency level: Expert 

Technical & Computer Skills: Shannon Staton, PharmD, MBA
Google Office Suite

Year introduced: 2016 

Self-proficiency level: Expert 

Technical & Computer Skills: Shannon Staton, PharmD, MBA
Monday.com

Year introduced: 2018

Self-proficiency level: Expert 

Volunteer, Community & Civic ActivityUpdated: 02-27-19
Volunteer, Community & Civic Activity: Shannon Staton, PharmD, MBA
Rhode Island Pharmacists Association
Volunteer, Community & Civic Activity: Shannon Staton, PharmD, MBA
Fundraiser, Boston Children's Hospital
Volunteer, Community & Civic Activity: Shannon Staton, PharmD, MBA
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