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Michael Cockerham
Professor
Pharmacy Administration
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318-342-3171
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Michael B Cockerham, PharmD
Professor, Pharmacy
Associate Dean, Pharmacy Academic Affairs

Education

PharmD

1997,
Idaho State University

BS

1989, Pharmacy
Northeast Louisiana University

MS

1986, Biology
Northeast Louisiana University

BS

1984, Biology
Louisiana College

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Biographical Sketch

Throughout my pharmacy career I have had the privilege of working in community pharmacy, hospital pharmacy and 20 years as a clinical pharmacy specialist in Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant.  I have had the privilege of helping hundreds of pharmacy students and residents obtain their career goals.  I have spent the last 20 plus years in academia where I have moved from primarily a clinical teaching and research position to an administrative position.  Along the way, I have been able to serve my profession through membership in many professional organizations and have been appointed and elected to many leadership positions within those professions.  My current focus is now on the professional curriculum, experiential education and student affairs. My major research and practice interests have moved from oncology to enhancing Interprofessional Education and curriculum improvements.  

Licensure & Certification

Collaborative Drug Therapy Management (CDTM), Louisiana Board of Pharmacy. (March 21 2013 - Present)
Doctor of Pharmacy, Louisiana Board of Pharmacy. (November 13 1989 - Present)
Board Certified Oncology Pharmacist (BCOP), Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties. (December 2002 - December 2009)

Research Interests

  • Interprofessional Education
  • Curricular Management
  • Co-Curricular Activities
  • Experiential Education

Recent Publications

Lafitte, E. M., Jean, G. W., Parish, R. C., Cockerham, M. B. A retrospective evaluation of the toxicities of induction chemotherapy in obese leukemic patients. Annals of Pharmacotherapy.
Smith, C., Chelette, C. T., Cockerham, M. B., Primeaux, B. (2012). Enhancing interprofessional collaboration regarding prescription abuse and the prescription monitoring program (pp. 115). Columbia, SC: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education.
Morgan, P., Jean, P., Parish, R., Cockerham, M. B. (2011). A Retrospective Evaluation of Toxicity Associated with Induction Chemotherapy in Obese Leukemic Patients. ALCALDE Meeting.
Cockerham, M. B. (2010). Helping to Prevent Cervical Cancer. Monroe, LA: Monroe News Star.
Cockerham, M. B. (2009). Use of a tablet personal computer to enhance patient care on patient care rounds on a bone marrow transplant unit (pp. 1909-1911). Bethesda, MD: American Journal of Health-System Pharmacists.
Cockerham, M. B. (2009). Lower Your Drug Costs (pp. 5). Consumer Reports.
Cockerham, M. B. (2009). The BMT/SCT Pharmacopoeia: In The BMT Data Book: A Manual for Bone Marrow and Blood Stem Cell Transplantation (pp. 45). Cambridge University Press.
Cockerham, M. B. (2007). Hematology-Oncology Therapy (pp. 361). Annals of Pharmacotherapy.
Cockerham, M. B. (2007). Glossary of Cytostatic Drugs and Targeted Therapies (pp. 441). Modern Hematology: Biological and Clinical Management 2nd Ed. Humana Press.
Parish, R., Cockerham, M. B., Blake, S. (2006). Clinical practitioners' opinions concerning the value of peer-reviewed clinical case reports: an opinion study (pp. 49-62). Journal of Pharmacy Teaching.
Cockerham, M. B. (2006). Glossary of Cytostatic Drugs and Targeted Therapies. In Modern Hematology: Biological and Clinical Managemen. Humana Press.
Parish, R., Cockerham, M. B., Blake, S. (2006). Clinical practitioners' attitudes concerning the value of peer-reviewed case reports: An opinion survey (pp. 49-61). Journal of Pharmacy Teaching.
Cockerham, M. B. (2006). Common Errors in Cancer Pain Management (pp. 9). ULM College of Pharmacy: Le Pharmacien Louisianais.
Cockerham, M. B. (2004). Cancer Chemoprevention Volume 1: Promising Cancer Chemoprevention Agents (pp. 2182-3). Annals of Pharmacotherapy.
Cockerham, M. B. (2004). AmBisome versus Abelcet, White Paper for P&T Formulary Conversion. Shreveport, LA: Christus Schumpert Health System.
Cockerham, M. B. (2004). Antifungal Standard Order Form. Shreveport, LA: Christus Schumpert Health System.
Cockerham, M. B. (2004). Oncology Standard Orders for Chemotherapy. Shreveport, LA: Christus Schumpert Health System.
Cockerham, M. B. (2004). Antifungal Management in Cancer Patients. Cardinal Health Clinical Services & Consulting Antifungal Initiative Team: Managing Antifungal Agents In Clinical Practice.
Cockerham, M. B. (2004). Procrit Standard Order Form. Shreveport, LA: Christus Schumpert Health System.
Cockerham, M. B. (2004). Anti-Thrombolytics. Shreveport, LA: Christus Schumpert Health System.
Cockerham, M. B. (2004). White Paper on HIT Therapy. Shreveport, LA: Christus Schumpert Health System.
Cockerham, M. B. (2004). White Paper on As Needed Use of 5HT3 Antiemetics. Shreveport, LA: Christus Schumpert Health System.
Cockerham, M. B. (2003). 5HT3 Antiemetic Use for PONV. Shreveport, LA: Christus Schumpert Health System.
Cockerham, M. B. (2003). Empiric Antifungal Use at Christus Schumpert Health System. Shreveport, LA: Christus Schumpert Health System.
Cockerham, M. B. (2003). Aranesp to Procrit Conversion Tables. Shreveport, LA: Christus Schumpert Pharmacy.
Muldoon, R., Mansour, R., Mills, G., Middlebrooks, M., Cockerham, M. B. (2002). Reduction in anti-emetic costs with an automated disease management system (pp. 247a). American Society of Clinical Oncology.
Cockerham, M. B. (2001). Itraconazole. LSUHSC Pharmacy.
Cockerham, M. B. (2001). Weight-based Heparin with Standard Orders. LSUHSC Pharmacy.
Cockerham, M. B. (2001). Prevention of Chemotherapy Induced Nausea and Vomiting. LSUHSC Pharmacy.
Cockerham, M. B. (2001). Granulocyte Colony Stimulating Factor Filgrastim for the Prevention/Treatment of Chemotherapy Induced Febrile Neutropenia. LSUHSC Pharmacy.
Cockerham, M. B. (2000). Interleukin-11 Oprelvikin (Neumega) in Thrombocytopenia. LSUHSC Pharmacy.
Cockerham, M. B. (2000). 5HT3 Antagonists in Post Operative Nausea and Vomiting. LSUHSC Pharmacy.
Cockerham, M. B., Weinberger, B., Lerchie, S. (2000). Oral glutamine for the prevention of oral mucositis associated with high-dose taxol and melphalan for autologous bone marrow transplantation (pp. 300-3). Annals of Pharmacotherapy.
Cockerham, M. B. (1999). Management of Cancer Pain (pp. 4-7). Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana Drug Utilization Review (LADUR) Education, Louisiana Medicaid Provider Update.
Cockerham, M. B., Adams, E. H. (1997). Pharmaceutical care and the Internet: A commentary on finding and evaluating medical information. Journal of Pharmaceutical Care. Northeast Louisiana School of Pharmacy: Journal of Pharmaceutical Care.
Cockerham, M. B. (1997). Chemotherapy Extravasation Protocol. LSUHSC Shreveport.
Cockerham, M. B. (1996). Vinorelbine: A new vinca alkaloid for the treatment of lung cancer (pp. 316-26). P&T Journal.
Cockerham, L. G., Cockerham, M. B. (1993). Environmental Ionizing Radiation. Caldwell, New Jersey: The Telford Press.
Cockerham, M. B. (1986). The anti-angiogenic effects of Protamine Sulfate and arginine on BBN-induced urinary bladder tumors in rats. Northeast Louisiana University.
Cockerham, M. B. (1984). Effects of high dose localized cobalt-60 radiation on the canine hematopoietic system (pp. 248). The Physiologist.

Research Grants

Anders, J. B. (Principal), Thibodaux, K. (Co-Principal), Cockerham, M. B. (Supporting), "Student Activity Enhancement Fee" (Awarded, Not Yet Funded), Sponsored By ULM Student Life and Leadership-Phi Lambda Sigma, The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $4020. (March 2021 - Present).
Smith, G. (Co-Principal), Cockerham, M. (Co-Principal), "Disclosure of Prescription Drug Price Information Database" (Funded), Sponsored By Louisiana Board of Pharmacy and The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $250,196. (August 2018 - July 2023).

Awards & Honors

2017 Who’s Who Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.

October 2013 Phi Delta Chi.

March 2012 Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.

2011 Who's Who in America.

May 2010 Tommy Himel Award.

April 2010 Fellow (FASHP).

May 2009 Tommy Himel Award Nomination.

May 2008 Tommy Himel Award Nomination.

May 2008 Outstanding Service Award.

April 2008 Phi Lambda Sigma, Pharmacy Leadership Society.

May 2007 Pharmacist's Oath Presenter.

April 2007 Tommy Himel Award Nomination.

April 2007 Outstanding Service Award Nomination.

2007 Who's Who in America.

May 2005 Pharmacist's Oath Presenter.

2005 Who's Who in America.

2004 Who's Who in Pharmaceutical Sciences Education.

2004 Who's Who in American Education.

April 2003 Pharmacist of the Year.

April 2003 Outstanding Affiliate Chapter President.

January 2003 Pharmacist of the Year.

2002 Advanced Practice Outstanding Teacher Award.

2002 Advanced Practice Outstanding Faculty Award.

1997 Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare.

1993 Who's Who in the World.

1993 Who's Who in the South and Southwest.

1993 Who's Who in Science and Engineering.

Courses Taught

PHAR 4069Oncology Pharmacy Practice, 1 course(s)

PHAR 5015Clinical Pharmacokinetics, 2 course(s)

PHAR 5088Disease Pathogen & Pharm Iv, 2 course(s)

PHAR 6038Advanced Specialty Pharmacy Practice, 1 course(s)

PHRD 4010INTRODUCTION TO PHARMACY, 8 course(s)

PHRD 4099INTEGRATED LAB SEQUENCE IV, 3 course(s)

PHRD 5004ADVANCED COMMUNICATION, 6 course(s)

PHRD 5012PHARMACY COMMUNICATIONS, 6 course(s)

PHRD 5027BONE AND JOINT MODULE, 5 course(s)

PHRD 5035HEMATOLOGY/ONCOLOGY MODULE, 7 course(s)

PHRD 5039THERAPEUTICS VII, 2 course(s)

PHRD 5047THERAPEUTICS VIII, 2 course(s)

PHRD 5058PHARMACY LEADERSHIP, 8 course(s)

PHRD 5063VETERINARY PHARMACOTHERAPY, 6 course(s)

PHRD 5064PROBLEMS, 26 course(s)

PHRD 6001REV INTEG PHARMACOTHERAPY, 3 course(s)