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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.

Training:
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.

Research:

  • 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.

Service:

  • 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