Dr. Melanie Dicks
Dr. Melanie Dicks

Assistant Professor

Dr. Melanie Mabins is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy where she coordinates and teaches in the Patient Care Laboratory. She teaches with a focus on patient-centered care in ambulatory and community settings. Dr. Mabins also coordinates and teaches in the Nonprescription Pharmaceuticals & Supplies course. Within the College, she serves on the Healthcare Colleges Behavioral Code committee and advises the UK chapter of the Student National Pharmaceutical Association. As a clinical pharmacist, Dr. Mabins serves at the University of Kentucky Polk-Dalton Clinic alongside a nurse practitioner using the Chronic Care Model. In this innovative pharmacy and interdisciplinary service, she provides diabetes education and management and medication therapy management services. Her practice interests include pharmaceutical care in indignet, ambulatory clinics and diabetes. Dr. Mabins in a 2000 graduate of Kentucky State University, a 2004 graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, and was residency-trained at The Ohio State University. She continues with a passion in teaching pharmacy students as well as underserved populations and strives to advance cultural diversity efforts within the College and in patient care.

Recent Publications

  • Mabins Melanie, Divine Holly Suzanne, Gokun Y, Ryan Melody. (2014). Pharmacy Educators' Experience and Views on Academic Dishonesty. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning, 6, 185-93.
  • Blumenschein Karen M., Butler John S., Mabins Melania, Comer Dominique. (2011). Patient Interpretation of Prescription Order Quantitative Statements. Journal of the American Pharmacists Association, 51(3), 404-407. http://japha.org/article.aspx?articleid=1043926
  • Rippetoe Freeman Patricia E., Mabins Melanie, Mitchell Trenika R, Policastri Anne. (2010). From simulation to practice: integration of patient care lab skills with introductory pharmacy practice experiences. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Educucation, 74(5), http://www.ajpe.org/doi/full/10.5688/aj740596
  • . (2010). Laboratory indices. McGraw Hill, Chapter 64, Chapter 67.
  • Rippetoe Freeman Patricia E., Blumenschein Karen M., Mitchell Trenika R, Mabins Melanie. (2008). Perception vs. Reality: An Assessment of Student Interpretations of Prescription Order Quantitative Statements . American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 72(3), Article 72. http://www.ajpe.org/doi/full/10.5688/aj720372
  • Rippetoe Freeman Patricia E., Mitchell Trenika R, Mabins Melanie. (2008). Use of an Interactive Game to Familiarize Students with the Medical Chart . American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 72(3), Article 72. http://www.ajpe.org/doi/full/10.5688/aj720372
  • Rippetoe Freeman Patricia E., Mabins Melanie, Mitchell Trenika R. (2007). Teaching Extemporaneous Compounding Skills in the Context of Patient-Centered Care . American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 71(3), Article 60. http://www.ajpe.org/doi/full/10.5688/aj710360
  • Hall Laura E, Giannamore Martin R, Emptage Ruth E, Mabins Melanie. (2007). Drug sample provision and its effect on continuous drug therapy in an indigent care setting. Journal of the American Pharmacists Assn., 47(3), 366-372. http://japha.org/article.aspx?articleid=1042804
  • Romanelli Frank, Mabins Melanie, N'Dia R. (2003). Trends in thyroid lab tests. Advance for Physician Assistants, 10, 21.