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Plein Center Director Shelly Gray Wins ASCP Award

Shelly Gray

Congratulations to Professor and Plein Endowed Director of the Plein Center Shelly Gray, who was recently named winner of the 2021 George F. Archambault award by the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP). This is the Society’s highest honor conferred to an individual for their outstanding contributions to the profession.

“I am honored and humbled to receive the Archambault award,” she said. “My passion for improving medication outcomes in older adults has been inspired by many wonderful mentors and colleagues, especially Drs. Joe Hanlon and Joy Plein.”

As the inaugural Director of the Plein Center, Shelly oversees efforts to advance geriatric pharmacy education, research, and outreach to optimize older adults’ medication outcomes and promote healthy aging. She has expertise in pharmacoepidemiology and has published several studies evaluating the risks associated with medication use (e.g., anticholinergics, benzodiazepines) and important health outcomes, including falls, fractures, dementia, and disability. An investigator on numerous federally funded research grants, Shelly has authored over 125 peer-reviewed publications and has over 12 years of clinical experience conducting medication reviews to optimize therapy for older adults and provides instruction in the PharmD program on geriatric-related content.

Shelly will be among ASCP’s prestigious 2021 awardees honored during the Richard S. Berman Memorial Leadership Awards Reception & Red Carpet Event, scheduled to take place in San Diego, CA, in November.