SARA (MANDY) WILSON REECE, PHARMD, CDE, BC-ADM, FAADE
Department of Pharmacy Practice
Vice-Chair and Associate Professor


Sara (Mandy) Wilson Reece, PharmD, CDE, BC-ADM, FAADE

Contact

Email: sararee@pcom.edu
Office: 678-407-7342
Research Page

Dr. Reece has a diverse background in the pharmacy arena. She has held positions in community pharmacy, state pharmacy association, public health, primary care and diabetes education. During her time at PCOM, she has coordinated and taught in multiple pharmacy practice courses. Her passion for diabetes and caring for patients with diabetes has led to her area of clinical and research specialty – endocrinology, with a focus in diabetes. She actively mentors colleagues who are pursuing a practice focused in diabetes. She is a Certified Diabetes Educator and Board Certified in Advanced Diabetes Management who actively serves as a clinician and educator.

In May 2015, Reece was appointed to Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal's Commission on Medical Cannabis, a committee established to help set Georgia's policies on medical marijuana. In 2015, she was elected to a three-year term (2016-2019) on the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) Board of Directors. She currently serves as chair, Policy and Development Committee of AADE. In 2017, she was inducted as a Fellow of AADE. Most recently, Dr. Reece developed a blog—Reece's Pieces in a Diabetes World—that offers practical information about medications for patients living with diabetes. 

Dr. Reece enjoys spending time with her family. Additionally, she is actively involved in her church's Prayer Ministry and serves as a facilitator for Divorce Care for Kids. 

  • Education

    Doctor of Pharmacy, Mercer University College of Pharmacy, 2001

  • Courses

    Over the Counter Medications
    Pharmacy Practice
    Integrated Therapeutics IV
    Case Studies IV
    Advanced Diabetes Management
    Capstone
    Case Studies VI

  • Research

    Dr. Reece’s research area of interest is diabetes with a focus in Gestational Diabetes. She has given podium and poster presentations on diabetes at regional and national meetings. She has published several peer reviewed manuscripts in the area of diabetes.

  • Awards

    • Fellow of American Association of Diabetes Educators
    • Peach Teaching Award, 2012 – 2013
    • Silver Shovel Award Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce, 2011
    • 40 under 40 Pharmacists Georgia Pharmacy Association, 2003
  • Publications

    Selected Publications

    Reece SW, Parihar H, Martinez M. Retrospective Review of Maternal and Fetal Outcomes in Gestational Diabetes Mellitus Patients in Indigent Prenatal Clinic. Pending publication in Diabetes Spectrum.

    Reece SW, Elliott J. What’s New in the Medication Management of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. NewsFLASH. 2017;38(5): 5-7.

    Reece SW. Perception of the Pharmacist and Our Sacred Profession. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (ACCP) Pharmacy Practice Section Newsletter, Winter 2017.

    Lulusa M, Lee S, Reece S, Elliott J. New Horizons: Basal Insulin. AADE in Practice. March 2016:32-36.

    Elliott JE, Reece SW. Insulin Therapy: New Options. Practical Diabetology. November/December 2015; 34(4):15-17.

    Clements JN, Whitley H, D’Souza JJ, Gross B, Hess R, Reece S, Gentry C, Shealy K. Sodium glucose co-transporter inhibitors for the management of diabetes mellitus: An opinion paper from the Endocrine and Metabolism Practice and Research Network of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. Current Medical Research & Opinion. 2015;31(9):1733-1741.

    Elliott JE, Reece SW. Needles: The Sticky Details. Practical Diabetology. July/August 2015; 34(2):7-11.

    Reece SW, Parihar HS, LoBello C. Metformin in Gestational Diabetes Mellitus. Diabetes Spectrum, Winter 2014: 289-295.

    Reece SW, Williams C. Insulin Pump Class: Back to the Basics of Pump Therapy. Diabetes Spectrum, Spring 2014:135-140.

    Reece SW, Kanopka A, Mervin I. Use of Rapid-Acting Insulin Analogs During Pregnancy. Practical Diabetology, March/April 2014:12-14.

    Reece SW, Braimah AO. Engaging Community Pharmacists in Emergency Preparedness. Drug Store News, November/December 2013.

    Reece SW, Blewett P, Westfall D. Managing Medical Conditions and Medications for Long-Distance Riders. IB Magazine, Spring 2013:36-39.

    Reece, SW. An Innovative Practice: A Gestational Diabetes Clinic Serving an Indigent Population. American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) Ambulatory Care PRN Newsletter, May 2012; 5: 3.

    Reece SW. Gestational Diabetes Clinic in the Public Health Setting. Diabetes Spectrum, Spring 2011: 108-111.

    Selected Presentations

    August 2017
    “Seniors with Diabetes: Why Are They Different?”
    Invited Speaker
    American Association of Diabetes Educators Annual Meeting
    Indianapolis, IN

    October 2016
    “Let’s Concentrate: Will Newer Concentrated and Biosimilar Insulins Change Our
    Practice? (A Pro/Con Debate)”
    Invited Speaker
    American College of Clinical Pharmacy Annual Meeting
    Hollywood, FL

    July 2016
    “Nuts and Bolts of Insulin Therapy”
    Invited Speaker
    Georgia Society of Health System Pharmacists Summer Meeting
    Amelia Island, FL

    November 2015
    “Cannabinoid Treatment as Approved by State of Georgia”
    Invited Speaker
    PCOM Conference: Current Therapies for Neurological Presentations
    Brasleton, GA

    GOMA Fall CME Conference
    Suwanee, GA

    October 2015
    “Management of Diabetes in the Latino Population”
    Invited Speaker
    Global Conference on Pharmacy
    American College of Clinical Pharmacy
    San Francisco, CA

    August 2015
    “Oral Anti-hyperglycemic and Insulin Therapies in Pregnancy”
    Invited Speaker
    American Association of Diabetes Educators Annual Meeting
    New Orleans, LA

    August 2014
    “Evaluation of the Scope of Diabetes Care, Provided by Pharmacy Community of
    Interest Members”
    American Association of Diabetes Educators Annual Meeting
    Orlando, FL

    December 2013
    “Pediatric Obesity Class: Teaching Kids How to Live Healthy Lifestyle”
    American Society of Health System Pharmacy
    Orlando, FL

    August 2013
    “Pediatric Obesity Class: Teaching Kids How to Live Healthy Lifestyle”
    American Association of Diabetes Educators
    Philadelphia, PA

    “Pharmacotherapy of Gestational Diabetes Show Me the Literature-Point and Counter-Point Debate”
    Oral presentation
    American Association of Diabetes Educators Annual Meeting
    Philadelphia, PA

    July 2013
    “Implementation of Active Learning Components into an OTC Course”
    American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
    Chicago, IL

    August 2012
    “Insulin Pump School: Back to the Basics of Pump Therapy”
    Poster presentation
    American Association of Diabetes Educators Annual Meeting
    Indianapolis, IN

    August 2011
    “Gestational Diabetes Clinic for Indigent Latinos”
    Poster presentation
    American Association of Diabetes Educators Annual Meeting
    Las Vegas, NV


  • Memberships

    American Association of Diabetes Educators
    American College of Clinical Pharmacy
    American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
    American Pharmacists Association
    Georgia Pharmacy Association

  • Grants

    Wilson SA. Development and Evaluation of a Mild Cognitive Impairment Screening and Education and Medication Therapy Management Service. American Pharmacists Association Foundation. Received July 2005. $1,000.