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Towne, Trent


Trent Towne, Pharm.D., RPh, BCPS

Professor of Pharmacy Practice (infectious disease)
Vice Chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice




Dr. Trent Towne joined the Pharmacy Program in September 2011. In addition to his core faculty clinical responsibilities, he assumes clinical responsibilities and pharmacy practice with local community health care providers. Most recently, Dr. Towne held the position of assistant professor of clinical pharmacy, specializing in infectious disease, at Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, University of the Sciences, in Philadelphia. He earned his Doctor of Pharmacy from Purdue University.

Curriculum Vitae

Classes Taught at Manchester

PHRM 320 Introduction to Pharmacy 1
PHRM 321 Introduction to Pharmacy 2
PHRM 323 Communications in Pharmacy Practice
PHRM 455 IPT Infectious Diseases 1 (upcoming)
PHRM 550 IPT Infectious Diseases 2 (upcoming)


Areas of interest/Recent projects

Antibiotic Stewardship, Antimicrobial Dosing in Obese Patients



  • Beckett RB, Towne TG, Kiersma ME, and Chen AMH. Faculty Knowledge and Perceptions of Pharmacy Practice and Education at a Traditionally Liberal Arts College. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning. (Accepted for publication May 2013)
  • George JM, Towne TG, and Rodvold KA. Prolonged Infusions of β-Lactam Antibiotics: Implication for Antimicrobial Stewardship. Pharmacotherapy. 2012; 32(8): 707-21
  • Knefelkamp C, Towne, TG, Swihart M. Observations of Fluconazole Prescribing and Dosing at a Community-Based, Regional Medical Center. American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting Abstracts, December 2013.
  • George JM, Towne TG. The Amazing Race: An Adventure in Infectious Diseases (ID) Pharmacotherapy in an Elective Course. American Association of College of Pharmacy Annual Meeting Abstracts. July 2013.
  • Towne TG, Erdman SM. Community-Acquired Pneumonia. In: Schwinghammer TL, Koehler JM, eds. Pharmacotherapy Casebook: A Patient-Focused Approach. 9th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill. (Awaiting release)
  • Towne TG. Infectious Endocarditis. In: Miller M, Attridge R, Moote R, and Ryan L, eds. Internal Medicine at Your Fingertips: The Clinician’s Peripheral Brain. 2013. 1st ed. New York: McGraw-Hill.