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Jeff Jellin, Founder Therapeutic Research Center
Jeff Jellin, PharmD

Founder, Therapeutic Research Center

Jeff Jellin, PharmD serves as the President of Therapeutic Research Center. Dr. Jellin serves as Editor-In-Chief of TRC's health care and evidence-based newsletters, which are designed to improve the use of medications and drug therapy outcomes. He has spearheaded several educational initiatives for pharmacy preceptors, pharmacy technicians, practicing pharmacists, physicians, and other prescribers. His materials and services emphasize and have advanced medication.


Karen Davidson
Karen Davidson, PharmD

Senior Editor, Pharmacist's Letter & Prescriber's Letter

Karen Davidson did her undergraduate work at University of California, Santa Barbara and earned her Doctor of Pharmacy at University of California, San Francisco. She later worked at Kaiser and managed an independent pharmacy in Berkeley. Karen Davidson has been on the editorial staff at Prescriber’s Letter and Pharmacist’s Letter for more than twenty years, beginning in 1991.

She has traveled to many pharmacy and medical meetings and is well known by our staff and drug information sources throughout the country for her excellent insight into drug therapy issues.


 Sherri Boehringer, Pharmacist's Letter
Sherri Boehringer, PharmD, BCPS

Editor, Pharmacist's Letter & Prescriber's Letter

Sherri Boehringer is Editor at Prescriber’s Letter and Pharmacist’s Letter and faculty moderator for the PL VOICES: Clinical Recommendations webinar series. She earned her pharmacy degree from the University of California, San Francisco and completed a pharmacy practice residency at the Veterans Affairs hospital in Long Beach, California. She worked at the Veteran Affairs hospital in San Diego where she managed diabetes and lipid clinics.

Prior to coming to Prescriber’s Letter and Pharmacist’s Letter she was a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Houston, College of Pharmacy and Memorial Family Practice Residency Program in Houston, Texas. Dr. Boehringer has been with Prescriber’s Letter and Pharmacist’s Letter since 2003.


Sandye Cabot
Sandye Chabot, PharmD

Editor, Pharmacist's Letter & Prescriber's Letter

Sandye Chabot received her Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Florida in 2002. In 2009, Dr. Chabot joined Therapeutic Research Center. Before becoming an Editor with Pharmacist's Letter and Pharmacy Technician's Letter, and Faculty member of Pharmacy Technicians University, Dr. Chabot worked as a community pharmacist at Wal-Mart and completed a Drug Information Editorial Residency at Pharmacist's Letter.


Kim Palacioz, PharmD

Editor, Pharmacist's Letter

Palacioz Palacioz is an Editor at Therapeutic Research Center.  She is a 1981 graduate of the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy. Before becoming an Assistant Editor at Pharmacist's Letter in 2000, Dr. Palacioz worked for most of her career as a clinical pharmacist at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Stockton.



Melissa M. Blair, PharmD, FASHP, FCCP, BCPSMelissa Blair

Associate Editor, Pharmacist's Letter & Prescriber's Letter

Melissa Blair is an Associate Editor at Prescriber’s Letter and Pharmacist’s Letter and coordinates the hospital versions of the letter.  She received her BS in Pharmacy and PharmD degrees from West Virginia University and completed a Family Medicine Pharmacy Residency at the Medical University of South Carolina.

Dr. Blair served as faculty in the Departments of Pharmacy Practice and Family Medicine at MUSC as well as the Pharmacotherapy Clinic Coordinator. After moving to Wilmington, North Carolina, she held positions as an Internal Medicine pharmacist, Clinical Coordinator, and the pharmacist in charge of residency education. Melissa has significant experience in both PGY1 and PGY2 residency programs, serving as a program director for over 15 years. She worked with Prescriber’s Letter and Pharmacist’s Letter from 2005-2008 and returned in 2013 after the births of her two children. 


Lori Dickerson
Lori Dickerson, PharmD, FCCP

Associate Editor, Pharmacist's Letter & Prescriber's Letter

Lori Dickerson earned her Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She then completed her Doctorate of Pharmacy and a Clinical Pharmacy Residency in Family Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina.

Prior to coming to
Prescriber's Letter and Pharmacist's Letter in 2013, Dr. Dickerson was a Professor and Associate Program Director at the Trident/Medical University of South Carolina Family Medicine Residency Program. Her professional interests include physician education, applying evidence-based research in clinical practice, and quality improvement in primary care.


Tanveer Khan
Tanveer Khan, PharmD

Associate Editor, Phamacist's Letter

Tanveer Khan earned her Doctor of Pharmacy at the University of the Pacific, and is a member of Rho Chi Honor Society. She has worked as a clinical hospital pharmacist, interim pharmacy director, and was cartoonist of The Pharm Side in addition to serving as the editor of a pharmacy newsletter at Stanislaus Medical Center.

She then worked for Kaiser as a staff and clinic pharmacist. She has developed and run an anti-coagulation clinic and has worked in a hypertension clinic. In January 2004, she joined the editorial department here at Pharmacist's Letter


Rachel Maynard
Rachel Maynard, PharmD

Associate Editor, Pharmacist's Letter & Prescriber's Letter

Rachel Maynard earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Rhode Island and completed a community pharmacy practice residency with Supervalu Pharmacies/Midwestern University in Chicago.

Dr. Maynard is an Associate Editor at Therapeutic Research Center. Prior to joining Pharmacist’s Letter as an Assistant Editor in 2011, she was a community pharmacist and traveling Clinical Specialist for Shaw’s-Osco Pharmacy in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, providing disease state management education, medication therapy management services, and immunizations. She was also a Clinical Point Person for Shaw’s/Osco Pharmacy, where she managed clinical services for pharmacies in Maine and New Hampshire and trained pharmacy staff on providing these services. 

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