IMPROVING LIVES THROUGH THE BETTER USE OF MEDICINES

Welcome to the Department of Clinical Pharmacy. Our faculty are pioneering new approaches to improving lives through better use of medicines with collaborative health services, precision pharmacotherapy, and translational research. We provide direct patient care through innovative, nationally recognized service models, and are advancing the profession with the next generation of educators and innovators through our PharmD Curriculum, Pharmacy Residency Programs, Clinical Pharmacy Translational Science PhD, and Clinical Pharmacy Translational Science Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program.


Check out the speaker schedule, we hope to see you there! Please note that some of the seminars will be virtual while others will be held in person at the College of Pharamcy, we will post the location of the seminar each week.

Leveraging Implementation Science to Transform Clinical Decision Support

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Dr. Trinkley will be presenting on 10/25/2021 in Room 1567 NUB from 12-1pm.

Katy Trinkley, PharmD, PhD, is an Associate Professor at the University of Colorado. She graduated with her Doctor of Pharmacy from Purdue University and PhD in health information technology from the University of Colorado. She completed residency and a research fellowship at the Ohio State University. She is a primary care clinical pharmacist and the only clinical pharmacist-informaticist at University of Colorado Health (UCHealth). Dr. Trinkley’s research focuses on leveraging data and implementation science to create innovative health information technologies to optimize safe and effective medication use. Most of her research focuses on clinical decision support tools within the electronic health record to optimize therapies for chronic cardiovascular disease. She is currently supported by an institutional K12 award through the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Faculty Spotlight

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Sarah Vordenberg received her Doctor of Pharmacy and Master of Public Health from Northeast Ohio Medical University. She subsequently completed a community pharmacy residency with Kroger and Ohio Northern University. She joined the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy July 2013 and is currently a Clinical Associate Professor.

Dr. Vordenberg’s research focuses on engaging older adults in deprescribing decisions in order to improve the appropriateness and safety of medication use. She recently completed a research fellowship with the University of Michigan Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine to support this work. In addition, she received funding to develop an electronic decision algorithm designed to support student pharmacists as they learn to use patient- and condition-related factors in order to make evidence-based treatment recommendations.

Dr. Vordenberg is also actively engaged with teaching both in the classroom and community health settings. She is the coordinator for P504 Pharmacy Practice Skills I, P512 Self-Care Therapeutics, the P2 Community Experience Program. During this upcoming year, she is also coordinating a new course, P657 Supporting Community Health via Interprofessional Teams, in which pharmacy and social work students will participate in health screening and education events at several low-income apartment buildings in Ann Arbor.