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Geriatric Pharmacy Program

The School of Pharmacy's Program in Geriatrics encompasses training, research, and service with focus on the optimal use of pharmacotherapy in older adults.

The Geriatric Pharmacy Program offers training in the form of:

  • Elective coursework for pharmacy and other health sciences students
  • Plein Certificate in Geriatric Pharmacy
    • earned concurrently with PharmD degree.
  • Continuing education for pharmacist practitioners through several venues.
    • Seminars, presentations, and continuing education programs offered by School of Pharmacy faculty or by visiting speakers.


  • The primary research goal for the program is to generate and transmit new knowledge to improve disease management and appropriate medication use in older adults.
  • The program faculty possess a variety of research interests including medication management and safety, drug-induced problems, psychiatric medication use, polypharmacy, diabetes, frailty, underserved populations, and methodology for enhancing pharmacists' impact on improvement of care for older adults.


  • Faculty in the program practice in a variety of care settings and offer extensive national and local service on projects related to geriatrics.


Updated: September 2014