Who We Are

The University of Washington has been preparing pharmacists to care for older adults with diverse healthcare needs since 1986 through the Plein Certificate in Geriatric Pharmacy. With the establishment of the Center in 2016, we have expanded our role as leaders in research and outreach to promote healthy aging.

Leadership

Shelly Gray

Shelly Gray

Director of Plein Center for Geriatric Pharmacy Research, Education and Outreach

Leigh Ann Mike

Leigh Ann Mike

Assistant Director for Education, Plein Center for Geriatric Pharmacy Research, Education and Outreach

Zachary Marcum

Zachary Marcum

Assistant Director for Research, Plein Center for Geriatric Pharmacy Research, Education and Outreach

Abby Winter

Abby Winter

Assistant Director for Outreach, Plein Center for Geriatric Pharmacy Research, Education and Outreach

Mission Statement

The UW Plein Center for Geriatric Pharmacy Research, Education and Outreach is dedicated to:

Inspiring Education

Prepare exceptional and innovative pharmacists, educators, and scientists to meet the needs of an aging society.

Discovering Solutions

Advance the science of aging and therapeutics for older adults, and evaluate and disseminate knowledge on the optimal treatments and culturally appropriate models of care to enhance wellness and improve outcomes for older adults.

Serving People and Communities

Promote and advocate for the health and well-being of older adults, their caregivers and communities.