The UConn Office of University Advising recently recognized advisors across the University of Connecticut for their extraordinary contributions in supporting academic success and student development with the University’s 2022 Outstanding Advising Awards. The School of Pharmacy is proud to share that faculty member Fei Wang, Pharm.D., has been awarded this year’s Outstanding Undergraduate Faculty Advisor Award, and staff member Megan Delaney , the Outstanding Undergraduate Professional Staff Award.
Fei Wang, Pharm.D.
Wang is an associate clinical professor at the School Of Pharmacy with a joint appointment as an associate professor of Peking University School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Beijing, China since 2015. She received her bachelor of science in Pharmacy, masters in Pharmacy Administration, and Doctor of Pharmacy from St. John’s University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in New York followed by a PGY-2 ASHP-accredited residency, specializing in Adult Internal Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina. She is a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist, a tobacco treatment specialist, and a trained group facilitator by the American Lung Association. Wang is a 2008 elected Fellow of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, a past President of the Connecticut Society of Health-System Pharmacists, and past director of the Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency Program and co-director of the PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program with Emphasis in Primary Care.
In her current role at UConn, Wang has teaching and faculty advising responsibilities for the professional program in the dermatology, endocrine, nutrition, and cardiovascular modules, including an elective course in ambulatory care. Her experiential teaching, practice and scholarly interests include improving medication therapy management and safety in a safety-net population with a focus on quality and metric-driven outcomes, clinical integration, and reducing health disparities. Her publications over the past 10 years have focused on diabetes and/or practice-based research questions that address gaps in knowledge or care.
As the winner of this award, Wang will receive $2,000 in professional development funding and a commemorative plaque.
Delaney serves as the pre-professional academic advisor for UConn’s School of Pharmacy. She works with first- and second-year students from orientation through application and admission to the professional pharmacy program. In addition, Delaney serves as Assistant Director to the School’s Pharmacy House Living Learning Community. Prior to joining the School of Pharmacy in 2020, she worked in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences supporting academically at-risk students in the Academic Services Center and students in the WGSS and Pre-Journalism majors.
Delaney is currently a third-year Ed.D. student in the Neag School of Education working on her capstone project, which is focused on the beliefs and values white women academic advisors have about BIPOC students in STEM. She hopes that by thinking about how whiteness shows up in academic advising at Predominantly White Institutions (PWIs) such as UConn that advisors can increase their racial consciousness to better support and retain BIPOC students.