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About KPIC


Patti Fabel, PharmD
Executive Director of Kennedy Pharmacy Innovation Center and Clinical Associate Professor 

Patti Fabel is the Executive Director of the Kennedy Pharmacy Innovation Center and a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy. She received her PharmD from the University of Rhode Island and completed a community pharmacy practice residency at the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy and Kroger Pharmacy. She has over 10 years’ experience developing and implementing patient-care services in community pharmacy settings. Specifically, she has implemented medication therapy management (MTM), vaccination, health and wellness, adherence and pharmacogenomics programs in both independent and chain pharmacies. In addition, Dr. Fabel has served as the Director for the college’s Community-based Residency Programs since 2015. Dr. Fabel is a former president of the South Carolina Pharmacy Association and is actively involved in the American Pharmacist Association, serving on committees and as a delegate in previous years, and was recently elected to their Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management Executive Committee.

Phone: 803.777.4659


Gene Reeder, RPh, PhD, FAPhA, FAMCP
Director of Outcomes Research & Professor Emeritus

Gene Reeder serves as the Director of Outcomes Research for the Kennedy Pharmacy Innovation Center and Professor Emeritus at the South Carolina College of Pharmacy – University of South Carolina Campus. He has a B.S. and an M.S. in Pharmacy and a Ph.D. in Business Administration. He received the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2015. Dr. Reeder intends to utilize his passion for the economic evaluation of pharmaceuticals and medical interventions, drug benefit design, formulary management, and health care public policy, combined with his practice experience in the areas of community pharmacy, long-term care, and managed care pharmacy to help  KPIC analyze and validate the impact of pharmacists in new clinical roles while also strengthening the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences research, graduate, and postgraduate programs.


Phone: 803.777.4395 


Alan R. Spies, RPh, JD, MBA, PhD
Kennedy Chair and Clinical Professor

Alan Spies earned a B.S. in Pharmacy from Southwestern Oklahoma State University, a J.D. and an M.B.A. from the University of Oklahoma and a Ph.D. in Pharmacy Administration from the University of Mississippi. During his nearly 15 years in higher education, Alan was most recently selected as the Kennedy Chair of the Kennedy Pharmacy Innovation Center at the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy. Previously, Alan served as an Associate Professor and Co-Director of the Leadership Degree Option Program at the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy, receiving their Teacher of the Year Award in 2011. Furthermore, Alan has taught courses at both the professional and graduate levels, specializing in the areas of leadership, law, ethics, human resources management, marketing and entrepreneurship. Alan is also a graduate of the Georgetown University Leadership Coaching Certificate Program and licensed as an associate certified coach with the International Coach Federation. 

Phone: 803.576.7282



Cori Fairchild, MS
Program Coordinator

Cori Fairchild is the Program Coordinator at the Kennedy Pharmacy Innovation Center.  She received a Master's of Science in Management/Acquisition and Contract Management degree from Florida Institute of Technology and has a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration in Management from Athens State University. Prior to joining the Kennedy Pharmacy Innovation Center, she worked in Continuing Education for the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy. 




Phone: 803.777.4341