News & Updates

Faculty at the Center for Drug Safety are making headlines at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy.

The Center for Drug Safety Welcomes Sarah Tom, PhD, MPH
An assistant professor of pharmaceutical health services research, Dr. Tom's research interests include women's health issues, sleep research, and osteoporosis. She received her Bachelor's Degree in economics, Master's Degree in demography and epidemiology, and Doctorate in demography from the University of California, Berkeley. She also completed post-doctoral training at the National Institute of Aging, Medical Research Council in the United Kingdom and Group Health Research Institute in Seattle.
Ilene Zuckerman, PharmD, PhD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research Zuckerman Teaches in Thailand
Ilene Zuckerman, PharmD, PhD, professor and chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, recently spent three months as a Fulbright Scholar and visiting professor at Chulalongkorn University Faculty of Pharmacy in Bangkok, Thailand. As part of this program, she provided assistance with educational activities for PhD students in the areas of drug utilization and pharmacoepidemiology. Zuckerman worked with the faculty and the Thai Food and Drug Administration (Thai FDA) to develop a national database for assessing drug use patterns. She also gave talks on pharmacoepidemiology at other faculties of pharmacy across Thailand and in Malaysia.
Dr. YT Chen Gives Talk On Stevens Johnson Syndrome Chen Gives Talk On Stevens Johnson Syndrome
The Center for Drug Safety held its first sponsored lecture on Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in the School of Nursing Auditorium. Dr YT Chen from Duke University and Academia Sinica (Taiwan) spoke about his lab work concerning the genetics of Stevens Johnson Syndrome. It was a great talk on translational medicine that addressed everything from the discovery of a gene, to the epidemiology, and the regulatory/labeling changes.