Nese Yuksel, BScPharm, PharmD, FCSHP, NCMP

Professor, Faculty of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences


Professor, Faculty of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences
(780) 492-4442
2-020F Katz Group Centre For Research
11315 - 87 Ave NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H5




Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy (BScPharm) - University of Alberta, 1988

Hospital Pharmacy General Clinical Residency - Royal Columbian Hospital, New Westminster BC, 1989

Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) - State University of New York at Buffalo, New York, 1992


Clinical Register, Alberta College of Pharmacists

Additional Prescribing Authorization (APA) since 2007

North American Menopause Society (NAMS) Certified Menopause Practitioner (NCMP)

Awards and Honours (Selected)

Teaching Excellence Award - Year 3, Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2022

Osteoporosis Canada Backbone Award, 2019

Canadian Pharmacist of the Year (Canadian Pharmacists Association), 2016 

Faculty of Merit Award for 2012, University of Alberta, 2013

CSHP Alberta Branch Enhancing Pharmacy Practice Recognition Program, 2011

Rutherford Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, University of Alberta, 2011

Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) Patient Care Achievement Award for Specialty Practice, 2011

APEX Award of Excellence Award (Alberta College of Pharmacists and Alberta Pharmacists Association), 2011

Alberta Pharmacy Centennial Award of Distinction, 2011

Bristol Myers Squibb Teaching Excellence Award, 2010

CSHP AB Branch, Enhancing Patient Care through Prescribing Recognition Award, 2009

Honourable Mention, Bristol Myers Squibb Teaching Excellence Award, 2009

Fellow, Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists (CSHP), 2008

Canadian College of Clinical Pharmacists (CCCP) Merck Frosst Meritorious Service Award, 2005

Practitioner Award 1998, CSHP Alberta Branch, 1998

Clinical Practice

Menopause Clinic, Lois Hole Hospital for Women at RAH site

Multidisciplinary Bone Health Clinic, Kaye Clinic

Professional Service/Committees (Selected)

Osteoporosis Canada (OC) Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC), Executive Committee and SAC consultant

Board of Directors, Canadian Menopause Society

Chair, Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) Editorial Advisory Committee


My goals of my research program are summarized as follows:

1.To study aspects of women’s health to enhance our understanding of specific issues in women’s health and improve the quality of care of women.

2.To evaluate interventions to identify patients at high risk for osteoporotic fractures and to enhance the care of patients with osteoporosis. 

3.To develop innovative techniques to influence pharmacists’ practice specifically in the areas of women’s health and osteoporosis.

Selected Publications (last 5 years only - see CV for full list) (* represents corresponding author, trainees are underlined)

Schindel, T.J.*, Yuksel, N., Hughes, C.A. (2022). Prescribing by Pharmacists. In: Encyclopedia of Evidence in Pharmaceutical Public Health and Health Services Research in Pharmacy. Springer, Cham.

Navarette J, Hughes CA*, Yuksel N, Schindel TJ, Makowsky MJ, Yamamura S. Community pharmacists provision of sexual and reproductive health services: A cross-sectional study in Alberta Canada. J Am Pharm Assoc 2022; online head of print

Rees M*, Abernethy K, Bachmann G, Bretz S, Ceausu I, Durmusoglu F, Erkkola R, Fistonic I, Gambacciani M, Geukes M, Goulis DG, Griffiths A, Hamoda H, Hardy C, Hartley C, Hirschberg AL, Kydd A, Marshall S, Meczekalski B, Mendoza N, Mueck A, Persand E, Riach K, Smetnik A, Stute P, van Trotsenburg M, Yuksel N, Weiss R, Lambrinoudaki I. The essential menopause curriculum for healthcare professionals: A European Menopause and Andropause Society (EMAS) position statement. Maturitas. 2022 Jan 18:S0378-5122(21)00344-3. doi: 10.1016/j.maturitas.2021.12.001. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35115178.

Yuksel N*, Evaniuk D, Huang L, Malhotra U, Blake J, Wolfman W, Fortier M. SOGC Menopause Guidelines; Chapter 1: Menopause – Vasomotor Symptoms, Prescription Therapeutic Agents, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, and Nutrition and Lifestyle. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2021 Oct;43(10):1188-1204

Yamamura S*, Terajima T, Navarrete J, Hughes CA, Yuksel N, Schindel TJ, Sriboonruang T, Anantachoti P, Patikorn C. Reproductive Health Services: Attitudes and Practice of Japanese Community Pharmacists. Healthcare (Basel). 2021 Oct 8;9(10):1336. doi: 10.3390/healthcare9101336

Navarette J, Yuksel N, Schindel TT, Hughes CA*. Sexual and Reproductive Health Services Provided by Community Pharmacists: A Scoping Review. BMJ Open. 2021 Jul 26;11(7):e047034

Idowu O, Makhinova T*, Quintanilha M, Yuksel N, Schindel TJ, Tsuyuki RT. Experience of Patients with COPD of Pharmacists' Provided Care: A Qualitative Study. Pharmacy (Basel). 2021 Jun 29;9(3):119

Soon, J, Whelan AM, Yuksel N, Rafie S*. CPJ Commentary. Enhancing access to contraception through pharmacist prescribing across Canada. Can Pharm J. 2021 Sep 13;154(6):356-362

Abdullah H, Koller G, Zunes I, Yuksel N, Charrois T, Mandhane R, Cotton K, Danilak M, Bell H, Ye C*. Evaluation of care delivery by a novel multidisciplinary bone health clinic for patients at risk of glucocorticoid induced osteoporosis. Archives of Osteoporosis.  2021 Jul 7;16(1):108

Siyam T, Shivji A, Ross S, Eurich D, Lavasanifar A, Yuksel N* Developing and evaluating a patient decision aid for hormone therapy to manage symptoms of surgical menopause: The story behind The “SheEmpowers” patient decision aid. Menopause 2020 Nov 23;28(2):157-66

Woit, C, Yuksel N, Charrois T.* Pharmacy and medical students’ competence and confidence with prescribing: A cross-sectional study. Curr Pharm Teach Learn 2020;12:1311-1319

Sydora, B., Turner, C., Malley, A., Davenport, M., Yuksel, N., Shandro, T., Ross, S.* Can walking exercise programs improve health for women in menopause transition and postmenopausal? Findings from a scoping review Menopause 2020;27(8):952-963

Woit, C., Yuksel, N., Charrois, T.* Competence and confidence with prescribing in pharmacy and medicine: a scoping review. Int J Pharm Pract 2020;28:312-25 

Sydora BC*, Yuksel N, Chadha V, Battachio L, Reich-Smith L, Hagen S, Yaskina M, Shandro M, Ross SJ. Change over time in patient-reported symptoms and quality of life in Edmonton’s Interdisciplinary Menopause Clinics: Preliminary cohort study of clinic patients and waitlist patients. Menopause 2019;26(9):1031-7.

Marcinkow A, Parkhomchik P, Schmode A, Yuksel N*. The quality of information on combined oral contraceptives available on the Internet. J Obstet Gynaecol Can 2019;41(11):1599-1607.

Faruque CF, Guirguis LM*, Hughes, CA, Makowsky MJ, Sadowski CA, Schindel TJ, Cor K, Yuksel, N. Characterizing pharmacist prescribers in Alberta using cluster analysis. J Pharm Health Service Research 2019;10:5-12.

Siyam T, Carbon J, Ross S, Yuksel N*. Determinants of hormone therapy decision-making after bilateral oophorectomy (BO): A narrative review. Maturitas 2019;120:68-76

Schindel TJ, Yuksel N, Breault R, Daniels J, Varnhagen S, Hughes CA*. Pharmacists’ learning needs in the era of expanding scopes of practice: Evolving practices and changing needs. Res Social Admin Pharm 2019;15(4):448-458.

Sehn E, Mozak C, Yuksel N, Sadowski C*. An analysis of online content related to testosterone supplementation. The Aging Male 2019;22(2):141-9

Guirguis LM*, Hughes CA, Makowsky M, Sadowski CA, Schindel TJ, Yuksel N, Faruquees CF. Development and validation of a survey instrument to measure factors that influence pharmacist prescribing. Pharmacy Practice 2018;16(1):1068

Siyam T, Ross S, Shandro T, Hagen S, Battochio L, Yuksel N*. Perspectives and decision-making about menopausal therapies in women who had a bilateral oophorectomy. Menopause 2018;25(7):795-802 DOI 10.1097/GME.0000000000001069.

Siyam T, Sultani H, Ross S, Chatterley T, Yuksel N*. Evaluating the content and development of decision aid tools for the management of menopause: A scoping review. Maturitas 2017;106:80-86.

Kwon S, Wang A, Sadowski C, Yuksel N, Doschak MR*Urinary bone turnover markers as target indicators for monitoring bisphosphonate drug treatment in the management of osteoporosis. Curr Drug Targets 2018;19(5):451-9

Sydora BC, Yuksel N, Veltri NL, Marillier J, Sydora CP, Yaskina M, Battochio L, Shandro TML, Ross S*. Patient characteristics, menopausal symptoms, and care provided at an interdisciplinary menopause: retrospective chart review. Menopause 2018;25(1):102-105

Yuksel N*, Brochu L, Malik B, Ogbogu U. Promotion and marketing of bioidentical hormone therapy on the internet: A content analysis of websites. Menopause 2017;24(10):1129-35. (Editorial: This article was editorialized in Menopause 2017;24(10):1116-17)

Siyam T, Ross S, Campbell S, Eurich DT, Yuksel N*. The effect of hormone therapy on quality of life and breast cancer risk after risk-reducing salpingo-oopherectomy: a systematic review. BMC Women’s Health 2017;17(1):22. doi: 10.1186/s12905-017-0370-6.

Schindel TJ, Yuksel N, Breault R, Daniels J, Varnhagen S, Hughes CA*. Perceptions of Pharmacists' Roles in an Era of Expanding Scopes of Practice. Res Social Adm Pharm 2017;13(1):148-161.

Guirguis L*, Hughes C, Makowsky M, Sadowski C, Schindel T, Yuksel N. Survey of pharmacist prescribing in Alberta. Am J Health-Syst Pharm 2017;74(2):62-69

Sydora B, Fast H, Campbell S, Yuksel N, Lewis JE, Ross SJ*. Use of the Menopause-Specific Quality of Life (MENQOL) questionnaire in research and clinical practice: a comprehensive scoping review. Menopause 2016;23(9):1038-51.

Schindel TJ, Yuksel N, Breault R, Daniels J, Varnhagen S, Hughes CA*. Perceptions of Pharmacists' Roles in an Era of Expanding Scopes of Practice. Res Social Adm Pharm 2017;13(1): 148-161. 

Sadoswki CA, Lyder C, Yuksel N* Beliefs and current practices of pharmacists with bisphosphonate use for osteoporosis in patients with renal insufficiency. Can J Hosp Pharm 2016;69(1):14-22.


“Not having heard something is not as good as having heard it; 

        having heard it is not as good as having seen it; 

                  having seen it is not as good as knowing it;

                         knowing it is not as good as putting it into practice.”

                                                   Xunzi, chinese proverb

At the heart of my teaching philosophy is creating an effective learning environment in the classroom and in the clinical setting. The learning environment is critical in making students feel comfortable with applying knowledge and participating in the learning process. I strive to create an environment that is conducive to learning and motivating to students. I believe the environment is set by displaying passion in what you teach, being committed to the students’ progress and showing that you care about their learning.

My main areas of teaching is in the areas of Sexual and Reproductive Health (including hormonal contraception, menopause, menstrual related disorders, Endometriosis, PCOS, etc), Osteoporosis as well as Gastrointestinal Diseases (ie IBS, IBD etc). I am the lead instructor for a course on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Musculoskeletal Diseases in the 3rd year of the PharmD program.


PHARM 443 - Pharmacotherapy 6

Students will develop fundamental knowledge in the areas of sexual and reproductive health, as well as musculoskeletal / joint conditions and will apply therapeutic and pharmaceutical science knowledge to various patient care scenarios, with increasing complexity. Students will further develop their critical thinking and self-directed learning skills, along with their breadth and depth of therapeutic knowledge, as they incorporate principles of evidence-based therapeutic decision making within the patient care process framework. (Restricted to Pharmacy students.)

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