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Geriatric Pharmacotherapy Program


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Although all aspects of health care are potential areas of research, the program focuses its research activities in community-dwelling older adults. These areas have been selected because this is where the majority of older people reside and where little is known about the medication use process and drug therapy outcomes. We work as an interdisciplinary team.

Research conducted by the Geriatric Pharmacotherapy Program faculty is focused in the following areas:

  • Medication safety and efficacy
  • Pharmacogenomics/precision medicine
  • Relationships between neurocognitive/neurodegenerative disorders and medication use
  • Community-engaged research
  • Minority health and special populations
  • Scholarship of teaching and learning in geriatrics education

Results from the program’s research will help pharmacists recommend drug therapy and identify areas where pharmacists contribute to positive clinical outcomes in older patients. The geriatrics program uses a team approach and collaborates with pharmacists and practitioners from other healthcare disciplines to conduct patient-focused research.

Virginia Commonwealth University
School of Pharmacy
410 N. 12th Street, Smith Building, Room 656A
Richmond, VA 23298-0533
Phone: (804) 828-6355

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