Investigational Drug Service: Preceptor Information

Preceptors

  • Susan Beltz
  • Joan Estel
  • Melissa Johnson

 

Susan E. Beltz, PharmDSusan

Susan E. Beltz, PharmD, is coordinator of the Investigational Drug Service at UF Health Shands Hospital and clinical assistant professor of the University of Florida College of Pharmacy.

Dr. Beltz received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Florida in 1993 and completed an ASHP pharmacy practice residency with emphasis on pediatrics at Shands at the University of Florida in 1994.

She now coordinates all research protocols carried out in the hospital and facilitates all dispensing of investigational medications. Her other areas of interest include oncology, bone marrow transplantation and pediatrics.

 

 

Joan Estel, PharmD, BCPS

Joan Estel, Pharm.D., BCPS is coordinator of the Investigational Drug Serive at UF Health Shands Hospital and Clinical Assistant Professor of the University of Florida College of Pharmacy.

Dr. Estel received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2009 from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. She completed her Pharmacy Practice residency at West Virginia University Healthcare where she also served as Adjunct Clinical Faculty at West Virginia University School of Pharmacy. Dr. Estel became board-certified in pharmacotherapy in 2012.

Dr. Estel coordinates research protocols and facilitates dispensing of investigational medications for patients in the health care system. Her other areas of interest include administration, internal medicine, and medication safety and quality.

Melissa Johnson, PharmD, BCOPphoto

Melissa L. Johnson, PharmD, BCOP, is coordinator of the Investigational Drug Service at UF Health Shands Hospital and clinical assistant professor of the University of Florida College of Pharmacy.  She returned to Shands in April 2012 after working in the IDS at the Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah for the previous nine years.

Dr. Johnson coordinates research protocols and facilitates dispensing of investigational medications for patients in the health care system. Dr. Johnson received her B.S. and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from St. Louis College of Pharmacy before completion of a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at the University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics and a specialty residency in hematology and oncology at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center.  Dr. Johnson became board-certified in oncology in 1998 and was re-certified in 2006 and 2013.

Dr. Johnson has previously served as a member of the Clinical Research Center Advisory Committee and IRB at UF Health Shands Hospital (2000-2003) as well as a member of the Clinical Cancer Investigations Committee at the Huntsman Cancer Institute (2003-2011).  She currently serves as a member of the Central IRB for the National Cancer Institute (2009-Present) and as a member of the University of Utah IRB (2004-Present) as well as Vice Chair of the University of Utah IRB (2010-Present).