Connie Remsberg
Associate Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences 509-358-7752 PBS 313 Spokane


PhD, pharmaceutical sciences, Washington State University

PharmD, Washington State University

Bachelor of Science in biology, University of Idaho


Registered pharmacist, Washington

Fellowships & Additional Training

2011-2013: Clinical pharmacology post-doctoral fellow, University of California, San Francisco, Calif.


PharDSci 508 – Pharmaceutics I
PharDSci 518 – Pharmaceutics II
PharDSci 519 – Pharmaceutics laboratory
PharDSci 504 – Pharmacy Calculations


Dr. Remsberg’s primary research interests focus on the scholarship of teaching and learning within the Doctor of Pharmacy program including:

  • Implementation of teaching innovations such as a flipped classroom model and effect on student perceptions and assessment performance
  • Evaluation of the college’s competency-based assessment model
  • Investigation of student motivation and learning strategies within a competency-based assessment and active learning curricular delivery models
  • Impact of student-led study groups on student performance and perceptions
  • Development of an interdisciplinary curriculum focused on patients using chronic opioids
  • Student behaviors associated with success in an active classroom curricular delivery model
  • Retention of compounding knowledge and skills following curricular placement changes

Outside of educational research, Dr. Remsberg’s research interests include pharmacokinetics with an emphasis on understanding transporter-mediated drug-drug interactions and predicting drug disposition through the Biopharmaceutics Drug Disposition Classification System.

Additional Information

Remsberg graduated from WSU with a PharmD in 2010 and a PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2011. Under the guidance of Dr. Neal Davies, Remsberg’s PhD work focused on the pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and formulation development of hydrophobic compounds including naturally occurring polyphenols.

Following her PhD, Remsberg completed a post-doctoral fellowship in clinical pharmacology at University of California, San Francisco where she was mentored by Dr. Leslie Benet. While at UCSF, she studied how membrane drug transporters can be involved in drug-drug interactions that alter drug disposition. Her research identified a racially dependent, clinical drug-drug interaction between rosuvastatin and clopidogrel.

Selected Awards
2017 Oaks Award for Academic Technology, Academic Outreach and Innovation, Washington State University
2016 WSU College of Pharmacy Teacher of the Year (selected by first year students)
2016 Provost Featured Faculty, Washington State University
2015 WSU College of Pharmacy Teacher of the Year (selected by first year students)
2013-2014: WSU College of Pharmacy Teacher of the Year (selected by first year students)
2013: American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (ASCPT) Presidential Trainee Award

Selected Publications

Remsberg CM, Bray BS, Wright SK, Ashmore J, Kabasenche W, Wang S, Lazarus P, Daoud SS. Design, implementation, and assessment approaches within a pharmacogenomics course. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 2017, 81(1): 11.

Bray BS, Remsberg CM, Robinson JD, Wright SK, Muller SJ, Maclean LG, Pollack GM. Implementation and Preliminary Evaluation of an Honours-Satisfactory-Fail Competency-based Assessment Model in a Doctor of Pharmacy Programme. FIP Pharmacy Education 2017, 17(1): 143-153

Barry SL, Martinez SA, Davies NM, Remsberg CM, Sayre CL, Bachelez A. Synovial fluid bupivacaine concentrations following single intra-articular injection in normal and osteoarthritic canine stifles. Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics 2015, 38(1): 97-100.

Remsberg CM, Martinez S, Akinwumi BC, Anderson HD, Takemoto JK, Sayre CL, Davies NM. Preclinical Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics and Content Analysis of Gnetol in Foodstuffs. Phytotherapy Research 2015, 29 (8): 1168-1179.

Takemoto JK, Remsberg CM, Davies NM. Pharmacologic Activities of 3’-hydroxypterostilbene: Cytotoxic, Anti-oxidant, Anti-adiopogenic, Anti-inflammatory, Histone Deacetylase and Sirtuin 1 inhibitory Activity. Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 2015, 18 (4): 713-727.

Remsberg CM, Zhao Y, Takemoto JK, Bertram R, Davies NM, Forrest ML. Pharmacokinetic evaluation of a DSPE-PEG2000 micellar formulation of ridaforolimus in rats. Pharmaceutics 2013, 5(1): 81-93.

Yáñez JA, Remsberg CM, Takemoto JK, Vega-Villa KR, Andrews PK, Sayre CL, Martinez SE, Davies NM. Polyphenols and Flavonoids: An Overview. In: Flavonoid Pharmacokinetics: Methods of Analysis, Preclinical and Clinical Pharmacokinetics, Safety, and Toxicology. Davies NM, Yáñez JA, eds. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2013: 1-69.

Mohamed EA, Meshali MM, Remsberg CM, Zhao Y, Borg TM, Foda AM, Takemoto JK, Davies NM, Forrest ML. Vorinostat with Sustained Release and High Solubility in Poly(ethylene glycol)-b-poly(DL-lactic acid) Micelle Nanocarriers: Characterization and Effects on Pharmacokinetics in Rat Serum and Urine. Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences 2012; 101(10): 3787-98.

Martinez SE, Bowen KA, Remsberg CM, Takemoto JK, Wright HM, Chen AV, Davies NM. High-Performance Liquid Chromatographic Analysis of Lacosamide in Canine Serum Using Ultraviolet Detection: Application to Pre-Clinical Pharmacokinetics. Biomedical Chromatography 2012 May; 26(5):606-609.

Yanez JA, Remsberg CM, Sayre C, Forrest ML, Davies NM. Flip-Flop Pharmacokinetics: Reversal of Disposition. Challenges and Opportunities during Drug Development. Therapeutic Delivery 2011 May; 2(5):643-672.

Remsberg CM, Takemoto JK, Bertram RM, Davies NM. High Performance Liquid Chromatography Assay of Gnetol in Rat Serum and Application to Preclinical Pharmacokinetic Studies. Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis 2011; 54(5): 878-81.

Podium Presentations

Birch D and Remsberg CM. Practical Innovations with Rubrics: If you build it, they will grade, Examsoft Assessment Conference, Lexington, KY, June 4, 2015.

Remsberg CM. Teaching and Learning Overview at Washington State University. Transformation and Innovation in Pedagogy Summit for Pharmacy, Spokane, WA, June 29, 2016.

Remsberg CM, Robinson JD. Moving the Needle: A Novel Way to Support Student Success and Decrease Attrition. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA, July 23-27, 2016.

Remsberg CM and Persky AM. How to Combat the Challenges of Implementing Active Learning. Transformation and Innovation of Pharmacy Education Institute, Spokane, WA, June 14, 2017.

Remsberg CM and Brand-Eubanks D. Flipping Pharmacy: A Course Example of How Washington State University is Altering Distance Education. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN, July 17, 2017.

Invited Workshops

Remsberg CM. Implementing an Active Learning Classroom: Strategies for Success. Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL, December 1, 2016.

Remsberg CM. Active Learning Strategies for the Pharmacy Classroom. Marshall B. Ketchum University, Fullerton, CA, February 24, 2017.

Remsberg CM and Bray BS. Transitioning to Competency-based Assessment: Lessons Learned by Washington State University College of Pharmacy. University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, August 29, 2017.

updated 05/10/2018