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College of Pharmacy

Faculty and Staff

Jill Michels, Pharm.D.

Title: Director, Palmetto Poison Center
Associate Professor
Department: Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences (CPOS)
College of Pharmacy
Phone: 803-777-0571

Palmetto Poison Center
715 Sumter Street - CLS 313
Columbia, SC 29208

Jill Michels portrait


Pharm.D.  University of South Carolina, 1996
B.S.  Pharmacy, University of South Carolina, 1995

Residencies and Fellowships
Pharmacy Practice Residency, Emory University Hospital, 1996-1997
Toxicology Fellowship, Georgia Poison Center, 1997-1999

Diplomate of the American Board of Applied Toxicology, 2005-Present


Jill Michels, Pharm.D., DABAT, is the managing director of the Palmetto Poison Center and a clinical associate professor at the College of Pharmacy in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences. She provides her expertise in toxicology in the classroom and offers an experiential site for fourth-year Pharm.D. students.

The Palmetto Poison Center is the only Poison Center for the state of South Carolina. Grant and contract awards for Michels and the Center are in the areas of public health surveillance (food poisoning, medication misuse/abuse, environmental exposures).

Research Interests

  • General Toxicology
  • Poison Prevention
  • Medication Errors


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