Research Interest, Education & Publications

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Nicole Winston, PharmD

  • Associate Professor
  • Assistant Dean - MCG-Acad Affairs-Curriculum



Dr. Winston maintains active research in medical education and clinical pharmacy. She studies professional identity formation in healthcare students and clinicians, particularly in those who have been historically excluded from medicine. She collaborates with an interdisciplinary team to study the influence of interprofessional education opportunities among healthcare students. Dr. Winston continues to provide her expertise in pulmonary drug delivery systems and has had the opportunity to work with colleagues in the Dental College of Georgia to explore pharmacogenomics in periodontal procedures.


BS                                       University of Toledo
08/2002 – 05/2006           Toledo, OH
                                            Major: Pharmaceutical Sciences
                                            Minor: Chemistry

MS                                       University of Wisconsin-Madison
08/2007 – 08/2010            School of Pharmacy
                                             Madison, WI
                                             Major: Pharmaceutical Sciences

PharmD                              University of Wisconsin-Madison
08/2009 – 05/2012            School of Pharmacy
                                             Madison, WI

EdD                                      Marshall University
08/2015 – 08/2020            College of Education and Professional Development
                                             Huntington, WV
                                             Emphasis: Curriculum and Instruction



Assistant Dean - MCG-Acad Affairs-Curriculum (2022 - present)
Augusta University (AU)
Medical College of Georgia
Augusta, GA

Associate Professor (2022-present)
Augusta University (AU)
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Medical College of Georgia
Augusta, GA


Assistant Professor (2017-2022)
Augusta University (AU)
Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology
Medical College of Georgia
Augusta, GA

Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor (2019-present)
University of Georgia (UGA)
Department of Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy
College of Pharmacy
Athens, GA

Directorships: Assistant Director of Pre-Clerkship Simulation and Co-Director of Case-Based Learning



2021                              American Educational Research Association (AERA) Division I Outstanding Research Publication Award, AERA Annual Meeting
                                       (with Co-Awardees: T. Wyatt, T. Taylor, D. White)

2021                              Educator of the Year C/O 2023, Undergraduate Medical Education

2020                              Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) Research Paper Award, AMEE Annual Meeting
                                      (with Co-Awardees: T. Wyatt, D. Balmer, C. Chow, Z. Zaidi, J. Richards)

2018, 2019, 2020        MCG Exemplary Teaching Award, Undergraduate Medical Education


Rockich-Winston, N., Taylor, T.R., Richards, J.A., White, D., & Wyatt, T.R. All patients are not treated as equal: Extending medicine’s social contract to Black/African American communities. Teach Learn Med. 2021

Wyatt, T.R. & Rockich-Winston, N. Antiracist work in uncharted waters. Clin Teach. 2021;00:1-3.

Wyatt, T.R., Rockich-Winston, N., White, D., & Taylor, T.R. “Changing the narrative:” A study of professional identity formation in physicians considered underrepresented in medicine. Adv Health Sci Educ. 2021;26(1): 183-198.

Wyatt, T.R., Balmer, D., Rockich-Winston, N., Chow, C.J., Richards, J., & Zaidi, Z. Whispers and shadows: A critical review of the professional identity literature with respect to minority physicians. Med Educ. 2020;55(2): 148-158.

*Vaizer, R., *Aslam, S., Pearson Jr., W.G., & Rockich-Winston, N. What Does It Mean To Be a Physician? Exploring Social Imaginaries of Medical Students. Int J Med Educ. 2020;11:76-80.

Jirau-Rosaly, W., Brown, S.P., Wood, E.A., & Rockich-Winston, N. Integrating an interprofessional geriatric active learning workshop into undergraduate medical curriculum. J Med Educ. Curric Dev. 2020;7:1-6.

Wyatt, T.R., Rockich-Winston, N., Taylor, T.R., & White, D. What does context have to do with anything? The study of professional identify formation in physicians considered under-represented in medicine. Acad Med. 2020;95(10):1587-1593.

Kleinheksel, A.J., Rockich-Winston, N., Tawfik, H., Wyatt, T.R. Demystifying content analysis: A qualitative method for pharmacy education. Am J Pharm Educ. 2020;84(1):7113.

Rockich-Winston, N. & Wyatt, T.R. The Case for Culturally Responsive Teaching in Pharmacy Curricula. Am J Pharm Educ. 2019;83(8):1653-1659.

Gillette, C., Rockich-Winston, N., Kuhn, J.A., Flesher, S., & Shepherd, M. Inhaler technique in children with asthma: A systematic review. Acad Pediatr. 2016;16(7):605-615.


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