Department of Pharmacy Administration

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Research

A primary goal of the UIC Department of Pharmacy Systems, Outcomes and Policy (PSOP) is to conduct research that is both innovative and that will have an impact on society. Research conducted by faculty and students may be theoretical or applied and is often interdisciplinary in nature, requiring collaboration across the health sciences and other fields. This research is facilitated by strong partnerships with local, national, and international companies, with government agencies, managed care organizations, pharmaceutical manufacturers, health provider organizations, professional associations, and with other national and international university-based researchers.

The research of the Department is nationally and internationally renowned and is funded by top governmental agencies, foundations, and pharmaceutical companies. Particular research strengths of the Department include comparative effectiveness research, health-related quality of life, medication and health disparities, medication compliance, patient and medication safety, pharmaceutical outcomes research, pharmacoeconomics, pharmacoepidemiology, and pharmacy services research.

Many PSOP faculty are also members of the UIC Center for Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomic Research (CPR). The CPR is jointly administered by PSOP and the Department of Pharmacy Practice, and is widely regarded for its research and training programs. Between 2005 and 2013 the CPR was also the coordinating site for the Chicago-Area DEcIDE Center (Developing Evidence to Inform Decisions about Effectiveness) funding by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The Department is also home of an AHRQ funded CERT (Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics) from 2006-2013

Listed below are recently or currently funded research projects being conducted by the faculty and students of the Department.

Title: Alternative Methods for Health Outcomes Validation

Funding Source: FDA (Mini-Sentinel Program, Subcontract from Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Inc.)

PSOP Investigators: Glen Schumock, Todd Lee, Simon Pickard

Title: C. difficile Outcomes and Effectiveness of Treatment Strategies in SCI.

Funding Source: VA HSR&D

PSOP Investigators: Todd Lee

Title: Comparative Effectiveness of Anti-Diabetic Medication Alternatives for Veterans.

Funding Source: VA HSR&D

PSOP Investigators: Todd Lee

Title: Delta Health Alliance Collaboration.

Funding Source: Delta Health Alliance

PSOP Investigators: Surrey Walton

Title: Health Promoters and Pharmacists in Diabetes Team Management.

Funding Source: NIDDK R01

PSOP Investigators: Daniel Touchette

Title: Methodological Development for Cost Effectiveness of CPHHD Projects

Funding Source: NHLBI (Subcontract from Rush Presbyterian Medical Center)

PSOP Investigators: Surrey Walton

Title: Tools for Optimizing Medication Safety (TOP-MEDS). Center for Education on Research and Therapeutics.

Funding Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

PSOP Investigators: Bruce Lambert

Title: Medication therapy management Phase II Demonstration: The Illinois Collaborative.

Funding Source: Pharmacy Quality Alliance, Inc.

PSOP Investigators: Stephanie Crawford, Daniel Touchette

Title: Takeda Pharmaceuticals International and UIC 2-Year Fellowship in Health Economics and Outcomes Research (2011-2013).

Funding Source: Takeda Pharmaceuticals

PSOP Investigators: Daniel Touchette, Simon Pickard, Glen Schumock

Title: Takeda-UIC 2-Year Fellowship in Health Economics and Outcomes Research (2012-2014)

Funding Source: Takeda Pharmaceuticals

PSOP Investigators: Simon Pickard

Title: Pharmacare Innovation

Funding Source: UIC College of Business Administration, Raising the Research Profile Award.

PSOP Investigators: Stephanie Crawford

Title: The Seven Pillars: Crossing the Patient Safety–Medical Liability Chasm.

Funding Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

PSOP Investigators: Bruce Lambert

Title: Communicating Safe and Appropriate Drug Use to Patients and Families

Funding Sources: Northwestern University (Abbott).

PSOP Investigators: Bruce Lambert