School of Pharmacy

Dr. Michael Manolakis

Dr. Michael Manolakis

Director of Interprofessional Education; Associate Professor

Levine Health Sciences 334


University of Tennessee, PhD
University of Southern California, PharmD
University of Southern California, BA

About Me

A native of New Jersey, Dr. Manolakis earned his doctorate in pharmacy from the University of Southern California and his doctorate in philosphy with a concentration in bioethics from the University of Tennessee. He also completed the Executive Management Program for Pharmacy Leaders at the University of Pennsylvania and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Academic Leadership Fellows Program.

Prior to joining Wingate University, Dr. Manolakis worked as a community pharmacist, in managed-care pharmacy, and as a health care consultant. His managed-care efforts span 15 years and he worked in clinical services, sales, account management and marketing.

Dr. Manolakis has presented on topics in bioethics to numerous national pharmacy audiences and currently serves on the Bioethics Advisory Board for the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. He currently serves on the editorial advisory boards for Pharmacy Times and Innovations in Pharmacy. He and his family live in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Wilborn T, Timpe E, Wu-Pong S, Manolakis M, Karboski J, Clark D, Altiere R. Factors influencing faculty perceptions of teaching workload. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning. 5 (2013) 9-13.

Manolakis M. Ethical integrity in managing drug shortages. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy. Volume 69: 17, January 1, 2012.

Knapp K, Manolakis M, Webster A, Olsen K. Projected Growth in Pharmacy Education and Research, 2010 to 2015. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education; 2011; 75 (6) Article 108.

Manolakis M, Olin J, Thornton, P, Dolder C, Hanrahan C. Transforming Ethics Education to Develop Empathy in Student Pharmacists. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education; 2011; 75 (4) Article 71.

Manolakis M. Leading Up: Moving Pharmacy Toward the 2015 Vision. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education; 2008; 72 (3) Article 55.

Manolakis M. Off-Label Indications, Expensive Therapies, Fast-Track Drugs How Do PBMs Structure Prior Approval, Prescribing Restrictions, and Appeal Procedures? Journal of Pharmaceutical Marketing & Management; 1998: Volume 12, Issue 2/3.

Parker L, Manolakis M. Professional Responsibilities Toward Incompetent or Chemically Dependent Colleagues. In Ethical Issues in Pharmacy, Weinstein B, Editor; Applied Therapeutics 1996.

Manolakis M, Uretsky S. Sedation of an Unruly Patient. American Journal of Hospital Pharmacy. 1994 Jan 15; 51(2):205; discussion 205-9.

Miyahara R, Manolakis M. Confidentiality of a Patient’s Disclosure of Symptoms. American Journal of Hospital Pharmacy. 1993 May; 50(5):953; discussion 953-7.

Manolakis M. Why the American Pharmaceutical Association Should Reject Its Code of Ethics. Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association. 1991 Nov; NS31(11):46-8.

Incorporating Ethics Discussions into the Pharmacy Curriculum in “Non-Ethics” Courses. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting. Washington, DC. July 13, 2015.

Ethical Issues in Pharmacy Practice. Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International Annual Meeting. Flat Rock, NC. June 4, 2015.

Professional Decision-Making in Today’s Pharmacy Practice: The Question of Choice. American Institute on the History of Pharmacy-American Pharmacists Association Symposium at the APhA Annual Meeting. Los Angeles, CA. March 4, 2013.

Should Pharmacogenetics Drive Health Plan Coverage Decisions? University of North Carolina, Charlotte Bioethics Program. February 6, 2013.

Ethical Dilemmas in Health System Pharmacy: Awareness, Confidence, Courage, Action. ASHP Midyear Meeting. New Orleans, LA. December 4, 2011.

In Harm’s Way: The Invisible Class of Unapproved Drugs. University of North Carolina, Charlotte Bioethics Program. April 20, 2011.

Fair Access to Regenerative Medicine. Invited panel respondent to a lecture by Eric Juengst, PhD. University of North Carolina, Charlotte Bioethics Program. April 16, 2010.

Ethics Education at Wingate University School of Pharmacy. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting: Ethics Special Interest Group Session. Boston, MA. July 19, 2009.

Internet-based drug purchases – Use in Practice. Joint Workshop of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics and the Harvard University Program in Ethics and Health. Harvard University. May 28-29, 2009.

Immunizations: A Pharmacy Practice Success Story. North Carolina Association of Pharmacists Annual Meeting. Raleigh, NC, October 26, 2008.

Fostering the Next Generation of Pharmacy Leaders. 2008 Pharmacy Leaders’ Forum. Greensboro, NC, February 8, 2008.

Phi Lambda Sigma, Honorary Faculty Inductee, 2010

Mortar and Pestle Award for Excellence in Leadership, Wingate University School of Pharmacy Students, 2009

Pharmacy Student of the Year, California Pharmacists Association, 1987