Peter Lamy Center on Drug Therapy and Aging

The Peter Lamy Center on Drug Therapy and Aging is the focal point for research, education, and service in geriatric pharmacotherapy at the University of Maryland.

Housed within the Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research in the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, the Peter Lamy Center on Drug Therapy and Aging is dedicated to improving drug therapy for aging adults through innovative research, education, and clinical initiatives.

Through its educational programming partnerships with managed care and long-term care providers, the Center provides students, practitioners, and the elderly with up-to-date and accessible information on the best practices in geriatric pharmacotherapy. The Center funds graduate research assistantships and provides support to a geriatric residency program, community outreach programs, and the production of patient/provider education materials.

Research conducted at the Center aims to produce new scientific knowledge with practical application in improving access to and outcomes of pharmaceutical care for elderly patients. Clinical initiatives strengthen the ties between education and practice by giving faculty and pharmacy residents the opportunity to apply principles of pharmaceutical care to older patients in a variety of settings.