Peggy Piascik, PhD, RPh, received her bachelor of science degree in Pharmacy from Ohio Northern University (ONU) and a PhD in Pharmacology from the Ohio State University (OSU) College of Pharmacy. She is a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy (UKCOP). Dr. Piascik speaks at continuing education conferences on the topics of new drugs, dietary supplements, and personalized medicine. She teaches a problem-based elective course in the area of herbal and dietary supplements and co-coordinates an elective course in behavior modification coaching. Dr. Piascik is a past president of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP). She is a four-time recipient of the UKCOP Senior Class Teaching Award and two-time recipient of the AACP Innovations in Teaching Award, and she was named a University Great Teacher by the UK Alumni Association. Dr. Piascik is also a Distinguished Alumnus of ONU and the recipient of the Jack L. Beal Post-Baccalaureate Award from OSU.
Martha Mathews Libster, PhD, MSN, APRN-CNS, APHN-BC, received her bachelor of science degree in Education from New York University, her bachelor of science degree in Nursing from Mount St. Mary’s University in Los Angeles, her master of science degree in Nursing from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and her doctorate in humanities – health care history from Oxford Brooks University in Oxford, England. Dr. Libster, a Professor of Nursing for 14 years, is the Executive Director of Golden Apple Healing Arts Consulting, a company that provides solution-focused personal, family, and organizational health services that include research-supported corporate culture assessments and wellness programs. She specializes in the integration of tradition and technology in person-centered integrative health programs, online/telehealth services, resource centers, continuing education programs, and self-care products and services. Dr. Libster is a medical science writer and consultant who has been practicing, researching, and publishing on the incorporation of herbal remedies and nursing for more than 15 years. She is a board certified Advanced Practice Holistic Nurse who has integrated nursing science with traditional Chinese and western herbal therapies for more than 25 years. Dr. Libster is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society in Nursing, the American Nurses Association, the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists, and the Authors Guild. She is an award-winning author of seven books on herbalism, self-care, healthcare history, and integrative nursing and an international speaker who has been the guest of such organizations as the World Health Organization, Royal College of Nursing, and U.S. Botanic Garden. Dr. Libster’s passion is to inspire her audiences with personalized reflections on their creativity and strengths through PoeticEndnotes™.