Supporting Students in a Family-Inclusive Pharmacy Program

April 07, 2021
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. EST

Hosted by the Women Faculty SIG

Our focus in pharmacy education is to prepare students for the practice of pharmacy, but we may overlook the personal and family obligations they may face while attending school. The COVID-19 pandemic has escalated the stress of many students, especially those with children. This interdisciplinary webinar will focus on the importance of supporting students with children or other family responsibilities and describe strategies to coordinate and support and the legal obligations of the program in offering a family-inclusive environment. 


  1. Define family-inclusive learning environment or accommodation. 
  2. Describe the legal obligations academic institutions have in supporting students with children or other family responsibilities.
  3. Identify helpful resources within the institutions to coordinate the support.
  4. Develop strategies for a more family-inclusive environment for students.


Lauren Biehle, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy


Katie Wadas-Thalken, Ed.D.,
Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs
School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, Creighton University

Kendra Huard Fershee, J.D.
School of Law, Creighton University