Kelly Grindrod, BScPharm, ACPR, PharmD, MSc
Kelly is an associate professor at the University of Waterloo’s School of Pharmacy. She is also a licensed and practicing pharmacist and the creator and lead of the Pharmacy5in5.com online learning platform for pharmacists. Her research includes novel ways to bring research findings to today’s busy medical clinics and pharmacy counters, namely through innovations in mobile technologies. After completing her pharmacy degree at the University of Alberta and a hospital residency at the London Health Sciences Centre, she moved to the University of British Columbia to do a PharmD. She enjoyed the west coast weather so much that she decided to stay and complete a Master of Science degree and a post-doctoral fellowship. She joined the University of Waterloo in 2011.
Kathryn Mercer, BA, MIS
Kate is a PhD student at the University of Waterloo's School of Pharmacy. She graduated with a Master of Information degree from the University of Toronto, which proved her love of information and technically makes her a librarian. Since then she has worked with community-based and corporate organizations on a diverse set of projects focused on information and high level strategy. Kate now works with University of Waterloo’s School of Pharmacy as part of the OPEN project's Knowledge Translation and Exchange team. Kate is particularly interested in how people access and understand health information, mHealth, knowledge translation and how much coffee is too much coffee.
Adrian Poon, BA
Adrian is the graphic motion artist for the Pharmacy5in5.com platform. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Waterloo in 2015. Adrian built his graphic design and motion graphic skills from Youtube and forums in his free time. He's created flyers, posters and infographics for a variety of clients in the Waterloo region. Adrian now spends his time working for Dr. Kelly Grindrod creating flashcards, infographics, and motion graphic videos to help pharmacists and pharmacy students learn all about fun policies.
Huda Wali, BSc, MSc (former student)
Huda Wali graduated in 2015 from the Masters in Pharmacy at the University of Waterloo. She started her journey at the University of Guelph, where she completed her degree in Biological Science and minor in Nutrition and Nutraceuticals. Throughout undergrad, she worked as a pharmacy technician at Loblaws Pharmacy. She often met patients who faced a myriad of challenges and was inspired to find ways to improve their lives through research. Her research at the University of Waterloo was related to medication adherence and health literacy.