About the Author

Dr. KarenBeth Bohan, Pharm.D., BCPS  is a Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Binghamton University School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences of the State University of New York. She is a licensed pharmacist registered in the states of New York, Pennsylvania, and Maine and practiced as a clinical pharmacist for 15 years in numerous settings. Of note, she helped to start the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at Geisinger Health System in Danville, PA and before that, served as the Director of Pharmacy at Shamokin Area Community Hospital in rural Shamokin, PA.  After feeling called to academia—teaching and research—she’s spent the past 15 years working with pharmacy students both in the USA and in Uganda, as chronicled in this blog. To read the whole story of how her work in Uganda began, go back to the beginning of the blog in March 2011. Thanks for reading along and joining me on this journey.

13 Responses to About the Author

  1. Judy Heikkinen says:

    Keep me posted.


  2. Susan Batt says:

    So happy you are with my daughter Makenzie in Africa! I am really enjoying hearing and seeing all that everyone is doing!

    Liked by 1 person

    • kbohan says:

      Thanks so much for the comment! The woman are a pleasure to work with and are doing great!


      • Susan Batt says:

        Congratulations to all the women on the completion of their pharmacy classes! What an Incredible accomplishment for all four of you. Kudos to Dr. Bohan for being with you for the last rotation! Enjoy the rest of your trip and have a safe return.

        See you at graduation. We’ll need to get a picture!

        Susan Batt

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  3. Robert T says:

    Hello KarenBeth,

    Great job!

    I just randomly discovered your online blog about the practice of pharmacy in Uganda. I want to commend you for your passion in the profession, and especially for your openness in sharing your skills and knowledge with the people of Uganda

    I’m a Pharmacist in the US with experience in multiple practice settings, including hospital, ambulatory, long term care and academia.

    I was in Uganda for the first time in December 2105 and had a chance to visit Makerere school of Pharmacy and Mbarara University Pharmacy School. The situation on the ground was so touching that I came back to the US with a pledge to myself of going back to Uganda as often as I could in order to help contribute to the profession out there in any little way possible.

    Glad to know you’re doing just that, and based on your very grounded experience in Uganda, I’ll like to get some more insights about the practice out there, and the different ways through which I could be of help while out there.

    Thanks for all you do!




    • kbohan says:

      Hi Robert- Thanks for reading. If you’d like to talk more about Uganda and ways to get involved, email me at kbohan@binghamton.edu. My next trip leaves in just 13 days and I’ll be blogging about it starting today. Do you have another trip planned yet? Regards, KarenBeth


  4. A.Noah says:

    That is so wonderful of you Robert. We at Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Pharmacy school would indeed be privileged to share in the learning. We are always open to getting new insights into becoming better pharmacists.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Agaba Robert says:

    Hey , Am Agaba Robert intern pharmacist at mulago national Referal Hospital ….I am currently working on a project aimed at improving pharmaceutical care in mulago NRH under supervision of Dr. Karen principal pharmacist in charge of mental health unit….I started up this project 4weeks back due to a few challenges we encounted as intern pharmacist , Am impressed we are working towards achieving the same goal….I would be glad to share with you on how am planning on handling this project..thank you n happy new year

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  6. Magezi Christopher says:

    Great work done💪🏻.


  7. Tesi says:

    I’m happy to have found this blog. I’m in my third year at Makerere, pursuing bachelors of pharmacy.


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