Professional Profile

Karen S. Fiano, Pharm.D., BCACP, BC-ADM

Photo Assistant Dean, Assessment and Accreditation
Associate Professor
Dept: Pharmacy Practice
Phone: 954-262-4378
Campus: Fort Lauderdale

Dr. Fiano (Sando) joined NSU in August of 2017 as an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice. She currently serves as the Assistant Dean for Assessment and Accreditation. In her role, Dr. Fiano is responsible for the oversight of programmatic and classroom-based assessment for the Pharm.D. program. She currently chairs the Assessment Committee and works closely with faculty and College leadership to ensure adherence to program accreditation standards. Prior to joining NSU, Dr. Fiano worked as a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy from 2010 to 2017. Dr. Fiano graduated with her Pharm.D. from the University of Florida College of Pharmacy in 2008 and went on to complete a PGY-1 focusing in ambulatory care in 2009. From 2009 to 2010, she worked as an Ambulatory Clinical Pharmacist at Shands Jacksonville providing clinical services in anticoagulation, diabetes, and pain management. After joining the faculty at UF in 2010, Dr. Fiano provided clinical services at UF Health Family Medicine at Old Town and other UF Health family medicine clinics. She directed a PGY-1 residency program focused in ambulatory care and academia from 2010 to 2013 and then went on to direct an ASHP-accredited PGY-2 in Ambulatory Care from 2014 to 2017. Dr. Fiano currently teaches chronic disease topics (diabetes, tobacco cessation) in the Pharm.D. curriculum. She remains actively engaged in the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and the Florida Society of Health-System Pharmacists. She was awarded with the 2012 AACP Innovation in Teaching Award and the 2018 AACP Emerging Teaching Scholars Award. She is a former FSHP Board of Directors member and prior chair of the FSHP Legal and Regulatory Affairs Council. Dr. Fiano is published in the areas of diabetes management, hyperlipidemia, and the scholarship of teaching and learning.
Research Interests keywords:
Performance-based assessment (including objective structured clinical exams), use of technology in the classroom, scholarship of teaching and learning, pharmacist impact on diabetes management

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