Distinguished Scientist: Donald Klepser, Ph.D.

February 27, 2019

Image with caption: Donald Klepser, Ph.D.

Donald Klepser, Ph.D.

This profile is part of a series to highlight the researchers who will be honored at a ceremony for UNMC's 2018 Scientist Laureate, Distinguished Scientist, Research Leadership and New Investigator Award recipients.

The Distinguished Scientist Award

The Distinguished Scientist Award -- which is sponsored by the chancellor -- recognizes researchers who have been among the most productive scientists at UNMC during the past five years.

  • Name: Donald Klepser, Ph.D.
  • Title: Associate professor and vice chair, pharmacy practice and science, UNMC College of Pharmacy
  • Joined UNMC: 2005
  • Hometown: Bay City, Mich.

Research focus:

  • Point-of-care testing in pharmacies

The goal of my research is: To utilize the accessibility and expertise of community pharmacists to improve medication use and patient care.

My research will make a difference because: Changing care delivery models will improve the efficiency with which care is delivered.

The best advice I've ever been given is: You have two ears and one mouth -- listen twice as much as you speak.

Three things you may not know about me are:

  • I am the varsity soccer coach at Omaha Concordia High School.
  • My parents are both pharmacists, who owned a community pharmacy in Bay City, Mich.
  • I am part owner of a local brewery (Pint Nine Brewing Co.).


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Debbie Adams
March 02, 2019 at 8:16 AM

Congratulations Don!🎉 Well deserved!

Tamera Robb
March 01, 2019 at 7:30 PM

Congratulations Donald!

Tom Jabrocki
March 01, 2019 at 3:37 PM

You are a chip off the old block. Congratulations

Christine Allin
March 01, 2019 at 1:53 PM

Way to go Don-Jayme Johnson’s Mom(Mrs.Christine Allin)

Harold and Connee Willis
March 01, 2019 at 8:52 AM

Congratulations on this honor!

Tom O'Connor
February 27, 2019 at 3:33 PM

Congrats, Don! Awesome recognition that is well deserved.

Anna Mueller
February 27, 2019 at 9:15 AM

Congratulations Dr. Klepser! Well deserved!

Kim Corum
February 27, 2019 at 8:38 AM

Congratulations Dr. Klepser!