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Candis Morello, PharmD, CDE
Candis Morello, PharmD, CDE

    Dr. Candis Morello is founding faculty and an associate professor of clinical pharmacy in the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of California, San Diego. She chairs a year-long pharmacy practice course and teaches in the third year therapeutics course. She focuses her teaching on diabetes care, communication skills, and tobacco cessation, for which she has received several teaching awards from both students and colleagues. Dr. Morello earned her Pharm.D. from the University of California, San Francisco School of Pharmacy in 1996, and completed a pharmacy practice residency with a geriatrics emphasis at the Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System. She is board certified as a Diabetes Educator through the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators.

    Dr. Morello is an Ambulatory Care Pharmacist Specialist who helped establish and manage diabetes clinics at the Naval Medical Center, San Diego (NMCSD).  he received a letter of commendation from the Commanding Admiral of the NMCSD for these endeavors and most recently she was awarded the ASHP Literature Award for Innovation in Pharmacy Practice describing her diabetes clinic work. Currently, Dr. Morello serves as an advisor for Diabetes Night at the UCSD Student-Run Free Medical Clinic Project in downtown San Diego serving the working poor and homeless population and has recently developed a Diabetes Intense Medical Management Clinic at the Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System. Her practice and research have focused on diabetes care and related diseases, endocrinology, anticoagulation and clinical education. She has authored several articles, book chapters and abstracts and serves as a reviewer for prestigious publications and texts.

    In 2002, Dr. Morello was honored with the San Diego Society of Health-System Pharmacists "Pharmacist of the Year" award. In addition, in 2003 she was recognized at the California Society of Heath-System Pharmacists Practitioner Recognition Program as a practitioner fellow.

    Dr. Morello is actively involved in several community outreach projects related to diabetes and preventative care. For over a decade, she has been a volunteer faculty member for the "Taking Control of Your Diabetes" not-for-profit organization and writes the "From Your Pharmacist" column for its nationally distributed newsletter.

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