Dr. D. Byron May

Department of Pharmacy Practice
College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
Office Address:
JP Riddle Building
Room 239
Mailing Address:
PO Box 1090
Buies Creek, NC 27506


Dr. May is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Pharmacy Practice at Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences. He graduated with his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Florida and completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at Duke Medical Center. He joined the faculty at Campbell as an Internal Medicine clinical specialist practicing at Duke University Hospital in 1989. In August 2012 he became the Chairman for the Department of Pharmacy Practice upon the retirement of Dr. Larry Swanson. Dr. May oversees a Department of over 35 faculty, 4 staff and 7 pharmacy residents. He continues to teach in the areas of internal medicine and infectious diseases. His scholarship interests and publications are in the areas of medicine, infectious diseases and education. Dr. May was director of the pharmacy practice residency at Duke for 12 years and co-director of a specialty residency in internal medicine/infectious disease/academi cs for 15 years.


  • PharmD, University of Florida at Gainesville
  • RPh


  • BCPS

Career Highlights

  • Director, Pharmacy Practice Residency Program Duke University Hospital, Department of Pharmacy July 1992 - June 2004
  • Co-Director, PGY2 Specialty Residency in Internal Medicine/Infectious Disease/Academics Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences and Duke University Hospital July 1998 - August 2012
  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Pharmacy Practice Residency; Accreditation Survey Team Member
  • Accreditation Council on Pharmacy Education (ACPE); Accreditation Site Surveyor
  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP); Academic Leadership Fellows Program July 2011 - July 2012

Awards, Recognition & Honors

  • CPHS Professor of the Year
  • CPHS Clinical Pharmacy Preceptor of the Year, Central Region
  • Teacher of the Year. Campbell University School of Pharmacy, 3rd year Class
  • Deans Award for Teaching Excellence. Campbell University School of Pharmacy, 2002-2003


  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)
  • North Carolina Association of Pharmacists (NCAP)
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP)
  • American Pharmaceutical Association
  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)


  • Muzyk AJ, Lentz K, Green C, Fuller S, May DB, Roukema L. Emphasizing Bloom’s Affective Domain to Reduce Pharmacy Students’ Stigmatizing Attitudes. AJPE 2017;81(2).
  • Muzyk AJ, Fuller S, Jiroutek MR, O’Connor Grochowski C, Butler AC, May DB. Implementation of a flipped classroom model to teach psychopharmacotherapy to third-year Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) students. Pharmacy Education 2015;15(1):44-53.
  • Persky AM, Kirwin J, Marasco Jr. CJ, May DB, Skomo ML, Kennedy KB. Classroom attendance: factors and perceptions of students and faculty in US schools of pharmacy. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning. 2014;6(1):1-9. (EPub November 2013)
  • Johnson SW, May DB. Ceftaroline: Place in therapy compared to the available intravenous cephalosporins. IDCP. 2014:22(1):8-17.
  • Johnson SW, Anderson DJ, May DB, Drew RH. Utility of a clinical risk factor scoring model in predicting infection with extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing enterobacteriaceae on hospital admission. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2013;34(4):385-92.
  • Johnson SW, Drew RH, May DB. How long to treat with antibiotics following amputation in patients with diabetic foot infections? Are the 2012 IDSA DFI guidelines reasonable? J Clin Pharm Ther. 2013;38(2):85-8.
  • Wilson DT, May DB. Potential role of fosfomycin in the treatment of community-acquired lower urinary tract infections caused by extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing escherichia coli. Am J Therapeutics. 2013;20(6):685-690. (EPub July 2011)