Peggy Piascik, PhD, RPh, received her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from Ohio Northern University (ONU) and a PhD in Pharmacology from The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy. Dr. Piascik 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 she co-coordinates an elective course in behavior modification coaching. Dr. Piascik is a former 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 University of Kentucky Alumni Association. Dr. Piascik is also a Distinguished Alumnus of ONU and the recipient of the Jack L. Beal Post-Baccalaureate Award from The Ohio State University.
Martha Mathews Libster, PhD, MSN, APRN-CNS, APHN-BC, received her Bachelor of Science in Education from New York University, her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Mount St. Mary’s University in Los Angeles, her Master of Science 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 has been practicing, researching, and publishing in the area of incorporation of herbal remedies and nursing for more than 15 years. She is a board-certified Advanced Practice Holistic Nurse and practitioner of traditional Chinese and Western herbal therapies and 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. Dr. Libster is an award-winning author of seven books on herbalism, self-care, healthcare history, and integrative nursing, including Demonstrating Care: The Art of Integrative Nursing (2001), Delmar’s Integrative Herb Guide for Nurses (2002), The Nurse-Herbalist (2012), and Herbal Diplomats (2004).