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School of Pharmacy


Cynthia A Naughton, PharmD, BCPS

Associate Professor 
123D Sudro Hall


Doctor of Pharmacy, 1995
North Dakota State University

Master of Science, 1986
North Dakota State University

Bachelor of Science, Pharmaceutical Sciences, 1978 
North Dakota State University

Postgraduate Professional Training

Diabetes Disease State Management (2008)
NDSU and North Dakota Pharmaceutical Association, Bismarck, North Dakota

Team Management of Diabetes (2007)
International Diabetes Ceter, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Institute on Evaluation, Assessment, and Outcomes (2007)
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, Snowbird, Utah

Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training (2005)
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

Institute on Curriculum (2005)
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, Lansdowne, Virginia

Motivational Interviewing Training (2005)
North Dakota Dietetics Association, Fargo, North Dakota

Asthma Educators Training Conference (2003)
American Lung Association, Monticello, Minnesota

Nephrology Traineeship (1999)
Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Anticoagulation Service Traineeship (1999)
ASHP Research & Education Foundation
James Haley Veterans Medical Center, Tampa, Florida

Nephrology Pharmaceutical Care Preceptorship (1997)
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 


Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice
& Senior Associate Dean 
College of Health Professions, North Dakota State University


College Academic Affairs - Chair
College ACPE Self-Study Chair
College Assessment
College Curriculum - Chair
College Interprofessional Education - Co-chair
College Strategic Planning Committee
College Student Affairs - Ex-officio
University Academic Standards
University Committee on the Status of Women Faculty
University Undergraduate Curriculum Review
University Graduate Faculty Committee - Associate Member

Community Service

Family HealthCare Center Board of Directors (Vice President 2010 – Present)
Family HealthCare Center, Fargo, North Dakota

Areas of Expertise 

  • Faculty workload metrics
  • Interprofessional education(IPE)
  • Pharmacy education curriculum and instructional development
  • Professionalism
  • Programmatic assessment 

Professional Memberships

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
North Dakota Pharmacists Association
Minn-Dak Society of Hospital Pharmacists (past Presdient)
Minnesota Society of Health System Pharmacists (past Board Member)

Peer Reviewed Publications

Naughton CA, Freisner D. Correlation of perceived knowledge with actual knowledge: An empirical assessment using the PCOA. Accepted 11/29/11 - Am J Pharm Educ

Guglielmo J, Naughton   Faculty development: A critical appraisal and recommended next steps. Am J Pharm Educ 2011:75(6): Article 122.

Murphy S, Naughton CA, Friesner D. Academic success and initial labor market outcomes for pharmacy graduates. Innovations in Pharmacy 2011;2(1):1-10.

Naughton CA, Friesner DL, Scott DM, Miller D, Albano C. Designing a master of public health degree within a department of pharmacy practice. Am J Pharm Educ 2010:74(10):186-95.

Friesner DL, Miller D, Scott DM, Naughton CA, Albano C. Rural public health education as a pharmacist-led team endeavor. JAPHA 2010:50;207-213

Naughton CA, Kiser-Larson N. Book Chapter: Cultural competence and refugees. In Essentials of Cultural Competence in Pharmacy Practice. Halbur, KV & Halbur, DA, Ed.  American Pharmacists Association. 2008. Washington, DC.

Naughton CA. Drug-induced nephrotoxicity.  Am Fam Physician. 2008;78(6):743-750.

Naughton CA. Chronic kidney disease. Pharmat, Inc. 2006;32(4):1-16.

Naughton CA. Chronic kidney disease: Early detection and treatment. US Pharm 2004;11:HS27-HS33.

Naughton CA, Duppong LM, Forbes KD, Sehgal I. Stability of multidose, preserved formulation epoetin  alfa in syringes for three and six weeks. Am J Health-Syst. Pharm. 2003;60:464-8.

Naughton CA. Establishing pharmaceutical services on a renal dialysis unit. Am J Health-Syst Pharm 2002;59:2111-2.

Naughton C. Aspirin in primary and secondary prevention of coronary artery disease.  North Dakota Health Care Review 2001; Vol 1(2).

Forbes D, Hoag SG, Pucino F, Naughton CA, O'Neill RE.  Peer review of consultant pharmacist services in long-term care facilities.  Consultant Pharmacist; Nov/Dec 1988.

Peer Reviewed Exhibits

“Initiating a Masters in Public Health (M.P.H.) Degree in a College of Pharmacy,” 2009 American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Conference (with David Scott, Dan Freisner, Donald Miller, Christian Albano and Charles Peterson). Poster presentation; abstract printed in the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 2009, Vol. 73, No. 4 (online; no page number available).

“A Model of Public Health as a Team Endeavor,” 2009 American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Conference (with David Scott, Dan Freisner, Donald Miller,Christian Albano and Charles Peterson). Poster presentation; abstract printed in the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 2009, Vol. 73, No. 4 (online; no page number available).

Naughton CA. Curriculum Mapping to Evaluate Curriculum and Enhance Collaboration Among Departments. Poster Presentation. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. Chicago IL July 2008; abstact printed in the 
American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 2008, (online; no page number available).  

Brown W, Naughton C, Henderson M, Espejo L. Improving patient's awareness of asthma symptoms. Poster presentation. Nastional Asthma Educator Conference, Philadelphia. June 2004.

Manuscripts Submitted

Naughton C, Werremeyer A, Miller D. Pharmacist Interventions to Control Modifiable Risk Factors for Chronic Kidney Disease Compared to Usual Care. Submitted to:  Preventing Chronic Disease – Public Health Research, Practice, and Policy.

Presentations (2006-Present) 

Accreditation 2012. NDSU Pharmacy Faculty Retreat. NDSU Alumni Center. January 2012;
NDSU Pharmacy Faculty Retreat. Bluestem Conference Center, Moorhead, Minn., August 2011;
NDSU College of Pharmacy, Nursing, & Allied Sciences PharmD Advisory Board. Phoenix, Arizona. Feb 2010  

Classroom Assessment, Student Learning, and Other Fascinating Topics. NDSU Pharmacy Faculty Retreat. January 2011.

Faculty Development in Academic Pharmacy: Are We Practicing What We Preach? AACP Special Session, American Association of colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington. July 2010.

Beyond Boundaries: Initiating a MPH Program in North Dakota. (Invited speaker) South Dakota Public Health Conference. South Dakota Public Health Association. Sioux Falls, South Dakota. June 2010. 

Promotion and Tenure Tips. NDSU Pharmacy Faculty Development Research Seminar Series. Feb 2010 

Hypertension. North Dakota Nurses Association. Bismarck, North Dakota. October 2008 

Asthma: Update on the New EPR3 Guidelines. Family HealthCare Center Provider Meeting. May 2008 

Empowering Patients.  (Invited Speaker) North Dakota Pharmacists Association. Fargo, North Dakota.  May 2008 

Empowering Patients. (Invited Speaker) North Dakota Pharmacists Convention. Bismarck, North Dakota. April 2008 

Use of Statins in Patients with Elevated Liver Enzymes. Family HealthCare Center Provider Meeting. November 2007 

Hypertension Update. Family HealthCare Center Provider Meeting. November 2006 

Chronic Kidney Disease: Filtering the Facts. (Invited Speaker) NDSU Homecoming Seminar, October 2006. Fargo, ND.

Patient Self-Management Support. Family HealthCare Center. September 2006

Journal Reviewer

American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (2009-present)

Preventing Chronic Disease, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2011-present)


Pharmacy 537: Pharmacotherapy: Renal Disease/Fluid & Electrolytes

Pharmacist Licensure

North Dakota 


Diabetes Disease State Management 2008
International Diabetes Center Team Management of Diabetes 2007
AACP Institute on Evaluation, Assessment, and Outcomes 2007
MAYO Tobacco Treatment Specialist 2005
AACP Institute on Curriculum 2005
ND Dietetics Association Motivational Interviewing Training
Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist, 2004


Family HealthCare Center, Fargo, North Dakota
Heartland Independent Provider network, Fargo, North Dakota

Awards, Grants, Honors

Awarded $4500 NDSU, University Senate Faculty Development Committee Instructional Development Grant, 2012-2013

Who’s Who in America (Marquis) 2008, 2009

National Career Profile-American Society of Health System Pharmacists 2008

NDSU College of Pharmacy Preceptor of the Year, 2006

NDSU College of Pharmacy Preceptor of the Year, 2004

Awarded $2,000 grant from Fraternal Order of Eagles for “Effectiveness of Pharmacist Interventions in Controlling Risk Factors for Kidney Disease”, 2005

Awarded $5,000 grant from Fraternal Order of Eagles for "Effectiveness of Pharmacist Interventions on Preventing Kidney Disease in High Risk Patients", 2004

Awarded a $55,000 grant from Dakota Medical Foundation - 
Kidney Dialysis Unit Pharmacy Resident July 2000 - June 2002 

"Best Practice" Award - American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists 2001

Listed in "Top Docs 2001" - Fargo Moorhead Today, January 2001

"Pharmacist of the Year" - North Dakota Pharmaceutical Association, 1998

Student Focused. Land Grant. Research University.

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