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$1.6 Million Grant Examines Impact of Antipsychotic Drug Reductions in Long-Term Care Facilities

August 22, 2019

Research team led by Dr. Linda Wastila aims to understand how a nationwide effort to reduce the use of antipsychotic medications in long-term care facilities has impacted those facilities’ use of other medications and patient health outcomes.

SOP’s Brandt Receives National Award for Leadership in Geriatrics Education

May 22, 2019

The Dennis W. Jahnigen Memorial Award, presented by the American Geriatrics Society, recognizes individuals who have helped advance geriatrics education across the health professions.

Lamy Center to Lead Statewide Antimicrobial Stewardship Initiative

September 11, 2018

Maryland Department of Health awards the Lamy Center a $200,000 contract to help promote appropriate antimicrobial use in long-term care and nursing facilities across the state.

SOP’s Whittaker Receives National Consultant Pharmacy Award

January 24, 2018

The Armon Neel Senior Care Pharmacist Award recognizes geriatric pharmacists who consistently exemplify the ideals of the senior care pharmacist and contribute significantly to the goals of ASCP.

Lamy Center Names Inaugural Champions

December 15, 2017

New coalition will help the Center advance its mission and develop clinical and educational initiatives to improve geriatric care across the state of Maryland and beyond.

Study Finds Medicare MTM Program Enrollment Varies with Eligibility Criteria

September 9, 2016

A drug plan with the most restrictive eligibility criteria enrolled just 0.2 percent of beneficiaries compared to another plan with more generous eligibility criteria, which enrolled 57 percent of its beneficiaries.

Lamy Center Announces Transitions in Leadership

September 2, 2016

Drs. Nicole Brandt, Linda Simoni-Wastila, and Chanel Whittaker will continue the Center’s legacy of improving drug therapy for older adults.