Sharon Rush, R.Ph.
Clinical Associate Professor
Pharmacy Practice Division
The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy
Sharon Rush received her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy degree in 1986. She practiced as a staff pharmacist, pharmacy manager, Central Texas Immunization Coordinator, and PGY-1 residency preceptor during her 23 years with a large community pharmacy chain. She joined the faculty of the Division of Pharmacy Practice at The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy in July 2010. She is the Community Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience Coordinator for the college and co-coordinator of the P1 Pharmacy Practice Lab sequence. She currently chairs the Pharmacy Practice Lab Subcommittee and the Region Assignment Appeals working group.
Professor Rush has been involved with direct patient care programs for many years, such as pharmacy-based immunizations, health screenings, Medication Therapy Management, and Disease State Management. She is a certified instructor for the APhA Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery certificate program for both pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, the APhA Medication Therapy Management certificate program, and the NACDS Point of Care certificate program. All PharmD students earn their immunization and medication therapy management certificates under her instruction. She provides the annual 3-hour continuing education Immunization Update for the Texas Pharmacy Association and The University of Texas College of Pharmacy Pharmacy Practice Seminar.
She serves on the Texas Pharmacy Association's Public Policy Council and Association Affairs Council, The American Pharmacists Association APPM Immunizing Pharmacists SIG Education committee, and the American Academy of Colleges of Pharmacy Preceptor Development Committee.
Immunization Program Agenda:
- Overview and Resources
- General Recommendations
- Vaccines in Development
- New Vaccines
- Mpox and Intradermal Injections
- Mainstream Vaccines Update
- Pneumococcal and New Recommendations
- Zoster and Updated Storage Recommendations
- Seasonal Vaccines
- Screening Questions Case Study: A review
- Summary of anticipated ACIP votes for 2023-24