Practice Advancement and Clinical Education
Advancing Education and the Practice of Pharmacy
The Practice Advancement and Clinical Education Division (PACE) supports and advances the practice of pharmacy by providing innovative education and training experiences for pharmacists, both present and future, demonstrating professional leadership, modeling cutting-edge practice and engaging in practiced-based scholarship.
Our faculty is comprised of experienced educators/academicians and practitioners who are committed to transforming the profession through teaching, research, and leadership/service. We have a commitment to educate our students and trainees to utilize, develop and define best practices in the optimal use of medications in the practice of pharmacy, and in the delivery of pharmacy education.
We are preparing current and future pharmacists to care for patients and discover innovative solutions to the world’s most challenging health care issues.
Our faculty are engaged in research to advance the future of the profession while improving patient-centered, team-based care delivery. Studies are ongoing to address the opioid epidemic across a variety of care settings including care transitions, primary care, and community pharmacy. Additional efforts are underway to explore a number of practice transformation interventions, ranging from disease state management to reduce the risk of falls, cardiovascular risk, and diabetes; comprehensive medication management in primary care to optimize medication use and improve health; targeted interventions in the community pharmacy setting to improve patient care and build a sustainable business model; precision dosing to individualize and enhance patient care; and telehealth services to optimize medication use and care delivery in rural health care settings.
Our Center for Medication Optimization (CMO) collaborates with the pharmacy practice community, healthcare providers, patients, payers, policymakers and other key stakeholders to develop and evaluate evidence-based interventions that optimize medications and patient outcomes across care settings.
Our Center for Innovative Pharmacy Education and Research (CIPhER) focuses on improving the practice of pharmacy education and enhances the scholarship of research on education within the School, nationally and internationally.LL