University Learning Systems Faculty Team

University Learning Systems CE/CME courses are taught by highly experienced and acclaimed educators from a variety of medical, PA and pharmacy schools. Not only are they expert clinicians, but excellent teachers, as well, with a track record of making CE/CME content easy to understand and put into practice. We aim to maintain the highest standards of learning by having a small student-to-faculty ratio. Our educators have NO financial arrangements with any corporate organization(s) that might have an interest in the subjects being presented.

Our Faculty


Christopher M. Bland | Pharm.D., FCCP, FIDSA, BCPS

Clinical Associate Professor, University of Georgia College of Pharmacy; Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, St. Joseph's/Candler Health System, Savannah, Georgia.

Peter Buch | M.D., AGAF

Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Connecticut School of Medicine; Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine , Coordinator for Internal Medicine Sub-specialties UNECOM/Eastern CT Health Network, Digestive Health Specialists of Eastern Connecticut.

Kimberly Burns | PharmD, BCPS, BCPP

Clinical Psychiatric Pharmacist Buffalo Psychiatric Center – NYS Office of Mental Health, Assistant Adjunct Professor State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Dr. Burns is a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist and a board certified psychiatric pharmacist by the board of pharmacy specialties.

Reamer Bushardt | Pharm.D., PA-C, DFAAPA

Professor and Senior Associate Dean, The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Megan D. P. Cooper | R.Ph., Pharm.D.
Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science.
Lou Diorio | R.Ph., FAPhA, Principal
LDT Health Solutions, Inc. Long Island University, Schwartz College of Pharmacy, Adjunct Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Alumni Executive Board, SC State Boards of Pharmacy Regulatory and Medication Safety, Consultant on IV and extemporaneous compounding, Coram Healthcare (SoluNet™ LLC), Former Manager of cGMP manufacturing operation.
 Tammie Lee Demler | Pharm.D., MBA, BCPP

Dr. Tammie Lee Demler received her Doctor of Pharmacy, Master of Business Administration, and Bachelor of Science degrees at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo. Dr. Demler is a dually Board-Certified Pharmacist with clinical expertise in psychiatry and geriatric pharmacy practice. She is currently the Director of Pharmacy residency training at SUNY Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and numerous academic appointments, including clinical associate professor SUNY School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and School of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy Practice, clinical assistant professor at D'Youville College School of Pharmacy and Clinical Instructor for the Erie County Community College's Pharmacy Technician Certification Program (PTCB). Dr. Demler collaborates with both the National Association of the Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) and the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties (BPS) to develop board examinations that establish the minimum competencies expected for new practitioners to practice in an ever changing clinical environment. Prior to embarking on her academic and institutional career, Dr. Demler's clinical practice focused on ambulatory care in community pharmacy. Currently, her clinical practice site is the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) at the Buffalo Psychiatric Center.

She has presented medication continuing education programs nationally and internationally, and is an Academic Educator for the New York State Medicaid Prescriber Education program sponsored by the New York Department of Health. Dr. Demler served as President of both the Pharmacists Society of the State of New York and the Pharmacists Association of Western New York.

Dr. Demler is also a local media personality, hosting her own weekly TV talk show as well as a weekly community affairs radio segment. She has won a number of prestigious national, state, and local awards acknowledging both her professional and community-based contributions. Most recently she won the Teacher of The Year 2019 award for SUNY Buffalo School of Pharmacy and the Education award for the Niagara Frontier YWCA Tribute to Women 2019.

Dr. Demler has authored and co-authored numerous original research articles and expert reviews for print media. She is a regular contributor to U.S. Pharmacist, Pharmacist's Letter and Pharmacy Times. Dr. Demler is an author for the American College of Clinical Pharmacy's Ambulatory Care Self-Assessment and has also has provided expert pharmacotherapeutic consultation for other books such as the Side Effects of Drugs: Annual Volume 36 and Clinical Consult to Psychiatric Nursing for Advanced Practice. In March 2017, she published her own book Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Nursing Practice (updated for new release in 2019) and is planning a companion text for Physician Assistants, hopefully soon. She was a contributing author in the 2019 Preceptor Pearls published by ASHP and is working to provide daily inspiration for preventing burn-out and to offer other “good things” at her website,

Sam Ellis | Pharm.D., BCPS, CDE
Associate Professor, University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Department of Clinical Pharmacy, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO.
Edward Fisher | R.Ph., Ph.D.

Professor and Dean, College of Pharmacy, Marshall B. Ketchum University, Fullerton, CA.

Jose Luis Hinojosa | MD, MHA, CIME

Logan County Health Services, Vice-Chief of Staff 2019, Chief of Staff 2020, Oakley, Kansas. Official Team Doctor of US Tae Kwon Do National and Olympic Teams, 1993-1998.

Gregory L. Holmquist | Pharm.D., CPE

Pain and Palliative Care Pharmacist Specialist, Palliative Care Strategies, Everett, WA.

Michael B. Kays | Pharm.D., BCPS, FCCP

Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Department of Pharmacy Practice, College of Pharmacy, Purdue University.

Lynn Lafferty | Pharm.D., ND

Endowed Assistant Professor of Integrative Medicine, Nova Southeastern University (NSU), Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Joanne LaFleur | Pharm.D., MSPH
Associate Professor, University of Utah Department of Pharmacotherapy.
Gil Lichtshein | M.D.

Fellow of The American Psychiatric Association, American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Certified in psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Assistant Professor, University of Florida College of Medicine and Affiliate Assistant Professor, Florida Atlantic University, Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, FL.

Cindy O’Bryant | Pharm.D., BCOP

Associate Professor, Department of Clinical Pharmacy, University of Colorado School of Pharmacy, Aurora, CO.

Kevin C. O’Connor | D.O., FAAFP

Associate Professor of Medicine, Senior Medical Advisor, Health Sciences, The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences; Director, Executive Medicine Program, GW Medical Faculty Associates.

Peggy Piascik, Ph.D., R.Ph.

Professor, University of Kentucky, College of Pharmacy, Lexington, Kentucky

Joseph Saseen | Pharm.D., FASHP, FCCP, BCPS, BCACP

Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs; Professor, Department of Clinical Pharmacy; Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Aurora, CO.

James R. Schiffer | R.Ph., Esq.

Professor of Social and Administrative Sciences, Arnold and Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, Brooklyn, NY, , Associate, Allegaert Berger & Vogel LLP, New York City, NY . Practicing attorney on legal issues in healthcare.

Eileen Trigoboff | RN, APRN/PMH-BC, DNS, DABFN
Clinical Nurse Specialist in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing, Director of Program Evaluation at Buffalo Psychiatric Center (BPC), Buffalo, NY.
Jennifer M. Trujillo | Pharm.D., BCPS, CDE, BC-ADM
Associate Professor, University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Sheryl F. Vondracek | Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS
Associate Professor, Department of Clinical Pharmacy, University of Colorado School of Pharmacy.
C. Wayne Weart | Pharm.D., BCPS, FASHP

Professor Emeritus of Family Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Professor Emeritus of Clinical Pharmacy & Outcome Sciences, South Carolina College of Pharmacy, MUSC Campus, Charleston, SC.

Michele Weizer | Pharm.D., BCPS

Pharmacy Automation and CPOE Lead, Informatics Pharmacist, JFK Medical Center, Atlantis, FL , Clinical Associate Professor, University of Florida, Member, Florida Board of Pharmacy.

Monty Yoder | Pharm.D., BCPS

Clinical Specialist-Cardiology, Department of Pharmacy; Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Cardiology, Wake Forest Baptist Health, NC.

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Kim Zuber | MPAS, PA-C

Executive Secretary, American Academy of Nephrology PAs (AANPA), Oceanside, CA, Physician Assistant, Nephrology Metropolitan Nephrology, Alexandria, VA and Clinton, MD, Physician Assistant, Nephrology, INOVA Mt Vernon Hospital, Alexandria, VA (retired).