Family & Preventive Medicine

Karen Gunning, PharmD

Karen GunningGraduated from Oregon State University in 1995 with a B.S. in Pharmacy, then received her Pharm.D. from the University of Utah, and completed an Advanced Pharmacy Residency in Family Medicine and Primary Care at the University of Washington. She is currently an Associate Professor (Clinical) at the University of Utah College of Pharmacy, and Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine. Dr. Gunning was the recipient of the Elizabeth Gardener Prize for the Outstanding Women in the Health Sciences in 1997, the College of Pharmacy's Distinguished Teaching Award in 2000, the Family Medicine Residency Specialist Teacher Award in 1999 & 2000, and the Utah Society of Health System Pharmacists Pharmacist of the Year award in 2007. Dr. Gunning serves as a clinical pharmacist at the Sugarhouse Family Health Center, working with family medicine residents, attending physicians and other health care providers. She serves on the Family Medicine Residency Curriculum Committee, precepts pharmacy students and teaches in the residency, pharmacy, and physician assistant and nurse practitioner therapeutics courses. She is the chair of the Utah Medicaid Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. At Sugarhouse Family Health, Dr. Gunning sees patients in the Geriatrics Clinic and in a Pharmacy Education Clinic for education on diabetes, smoking cessation, and chronic disease/medication management.


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