Dr. Renee Coffman is president and co-founder of the Nevada College of Pharmacy, now Roseman University of Health Sciences. She previous served as the University’s Executive Vice President for Quality Assurance and Intercampus Consistency and the Dean of its College of Pharmacy. Prior to establishing Roseman University, Dr. Coffman was a founding member of the pharmacy faculty at Western University of Health Sciences, where she also held the position of Facilitative Officer for Student Services. While at Western, Dr. Coffman and four colleagues received Honorable Mention for the AACP Innovations in Teaching Awards.
A licensed pharmacist in the state of Nevada, Dr. Coffman earned a Pharmacy degree from Ohio Northern University in 1987 and following graduation worked as a pharmacist in her hometown of Bucyrus, Ohio and in Piqua, Ohio. In 1995, Dr. Coffman earned a doctoral degree in Industrial and Physical Pharmacy from Purdue University, where she received the Kienle Award for Excellence in Teaching, the Jenkins-Knevel Award for Outstanding Graduate Research, and was awarded an AAPE-AFPE Association Fellowship in Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Dr. Coffman is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, American Pharmaceutical Association, American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, The American Society of Health System Pharmacists, and the International Federation of Pharmacy, as well as Phi Kappa Phi and Rho Chi Honor Societies and the Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society.
Dr. Coffman has worked to support pharmacy, education, and improved health care through her work with the Southern Nevada Medical Industry Coalition, iDO (Improving Diabetes and Obesity in Southern Nevada), the Nevada State Board of Pharmacy Medication Error Discussion Group, and the Nevada State Board of Pharmacy Committee on Standards for Approval of Pharmacy Technician Training Programs.
Currently, Dr. Coffman serves on the Board of Directors of the Henderson Chamber of Commerce and Las Vegas HEALS, a coalition of medical and wellness industry professionals, organizations and institutions devoted to improving the access and delivery of healthcare in Southern Nevada.
In recognition of her community service in Southern Nevada, in 2008 she received the “Who’s Who in Healthcare” Award and the “Women of Distinction” Award, both sponsored by In Business Las Vegas, now VEGAS INC. In 2017, the publication recognized Dr. Coffman as one of 12 “Women to Watch” in business. In 2012, she was named a “Distinguished Alumnus” by Ohio Northern University. Additionally, Dr. Coffman was instrumental in successful legislative efforts permitting pharmacists to perform finger-stick blood glucose testing.
BS Pharm, Ohio Northern University
PhD, Purdue University
American Pharmacists’ Association
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
Rho Chi Honor Society
Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society
Jenkins-Knevel Award for Outstanding Graduate Research, 1995
AAPS-AFPE Association Fellowship in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 1993-1995
Kienle Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1992
Western University of Health Sciences
AACP Innovations in Teaching Award, Honorable Mention (with M. Jafari-Fesharaki, S. Prabhu, H. Rosenberg, and K. Tallian), 1997
Roseman University of Health Sciences
Purdue University Distinguished Alumnus Award, 2021
In Business Las Vegas, Women Who Mean Business Award, 2015
Vegas Inc., Healthcare Headliners Education Award, 2014
Ohio Northern University Distinguished Alumnus Award, 2011
In Business Las Vegas, Who’s Who in Health Care Award, 2008
In Business Las Vegas, Women of Distinction Award, 2008, 2020
L. Frick, J. Frick, S. Dey, and R. Coffman. “Student Stress in a three-Year Doctor of Pharmacy Program Utilizing a Mastery Learning Educational Model”. Am J. Pharm. Ed., 75(4), 64. (2011).
E. Jorvig, D. Zarley, and R. Coffman. “Student Perceptions of Biochemistry in the Pharmacy Curriculum”. Am. J. Pharm.Ed., 72(3), 7. (2008)
H. Rosenberg, R. Coffman, M. Fesharaki-Jafari, S. Prabhu, and K. Tallian. “New Approach to Teaching Basic Science Courses: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in the Block System of Curricular Design”. Am. J. Pharm. Ed., 62:76-82 (1998)
R. Coffman and D.O. Kildsig. “Effect of Urea and Nicotinamide on Riboflavin Solubility in Various Solvents”. J. Pharm. Sci., J. Pharm. Sci., 85:951-954 (1996).
R. Coffman and D.O. Kildsig. “Hydrotropic SolubilizationMechanistic Studies Using Nicotinamide and Riboflavin”. Pharm. Res., 13:1460-1463 (1996).
R. Coffman and D.O. Kildsig. “Self-Association of Nicotinamide in Aqueous Solution: Light-Scattering Monophotometry and Vapor Pressure Osmometry Studies”. J. Pharm. Sci., 85:848-853 (1996).
L. Frick, R. Coffman, S. Dey, and J. Frick, “Stress and Quality of Life in a Three-Year Block System Doctor of Pharmacy Program.” AACP Annual Meeting, Seattle Washington, July 2010.
S. Day, E. Jorvig, and R. Coffman, “Retention of Pharmacokinetic Concepts Among Preceptors from Institutional and Community Pharmacy Settings.” AACP Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington, July 2010.
S. Dey, E. Jorvig, and R. Coffman, “Retention of Pharmacokinetic Concepts Among Pharmacy Students in a Three Year Block Curriculum.” AACP Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, July, 2009.
E. Jorvig, D. Zarley, R, Coffman, “Student perceptions of the biochemistry component of a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree program. American Chemical Society 236th National Meeting, Philadephia, PA, August, 2008.
A. Welder, I. Ijo, P. Oesterman, R. Coffman, “Medication Misuse Education of Pharmacy Students Enrolled in the Block Curriculum”. AACP Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, July, 2008.
E. Jorvig, D. Zarley, R. Coffman, “Student Perceptions of Biochemistry in the Pharmacy Curriculum”. AACP Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, July, 2008.
R. Coffman, C. Madison, “An Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience at a Regional Public Health District”. AACP Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, July, 2008.
R. Coffman, D. Zarley, P. Oesterman, A. Stout. “Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences that Interface with Didactic Coursework.” Roundtable Discussion leader. AACP Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida, July, 2007.
R. Coffman., D. Zarley, P. Oesterman, and H. Rosenberg. “Interfacing Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences with Didactic Coursework”. AACP Annual Meeting, San Diego, California, July, 2006.
A. Welder, R. Coffman. “Alcohol and Drug Addiction Education of Pharmacy Students Enrolled in the Block Curriculum”. AACP Annual Meeting, San Diego, California, July 2006.
A. Schwartz, R. Coffman, T. Wiser, M. DeYoung, T. Metzger. “Inculcation of Professionalism: The Nevada College of Pharmacy Experience”. AACP Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah, July 2004.
R. Coffman, A. Welder. “Incorporation of Animal Therapy into the Pharmacy School Curriculum: Animal Therapy as an Adjunct to Pharmacotherapy in Clinical Pharmacy Practice”. APhA Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington, March 2004.