Clinical Pharmacy is defined by the American College of Clinical Pharmacy as “that area of pharmacy concerned with the science and practice of rational medication use.” Consistent with this definition, the faculty in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy is comprised of clinical practice faculty and research faculty with diverse interests in practice and research.
Clinical faculty typically provide direct patient care and specialize in, among other areas, critical care, transplant, cardiology, psychiatry, infectious diseases, oncology, pediatrics, and primary care. Clinical faculty provide didactic instruction, PharmD investigation and direct practice experiences in the PharmD Curriculum, and direct practice experiences in the Pharmacy Residency Programs at Michigan Medicine.
Research faculty direct clinical-translational research programs within two broad areas; omics research and health services research (HSR). Omics researchers focus on the discovery and translation of physiological biomarkers that can be used to predict, monitor, or understand treatment outcomes. HSR focuses on how health policy and our health systems and providers can impact and improve medication use. Research faculty provide didactic instruction and PharmD investigation in the PharmD Curriculum, didactic instruction and research training in the Clinical Pharmacy Translational Science PhD, and research training for the Clinical Pharmacy Translational Science Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program.