The Department of Practice, Sciences, and Health Outcomes Research (P-SHOR) improves health care through research, innovation, collaboration, advocacy, and excellence in pharmacy education.

Researchers in P-SHOR conduct clinical, translational, and population outcomes research to address clinical effectiveness, safety, economic value, and public policy issues that arise across the lifecycle of drug development and to translate research discoveries and pharmacy practice innovations into exemplary patient care. Faculty and staff participate in multidisciplinary health care teams and research endeavors in settings throughout the state of Maryland, helping to pioneer new roles for pharmacists in outpatient clinics, hospital units, mental health institutions, skilled care facilities, and community pharmacies by applying their knowledge of disease and drug therapy. P-SHOR prides itself on the education of future pharmacists and pharmaceutical health services researchers, as well as the mentoring of residents, fellows, and post-docs.

Vision: Health and well-being for all people, everywhere.

To lead health services and medication-related research, pharmacy practice, patient-centered care, education, and service to the community.

The Mission of the Department of P-SHOR is to:

  • Achieve excellence in pharmacy education, practice, and research.
  • Empower learners, practitioners, and scientific leaders.
  • Accelerate our impact through pharmapreneurism.
  • Engage and serve our communities.

Peter Lamy Center on Drug Therapy and Aging

The Lamy Center is dedicated to improving drug therapy for aging adults through innovative research, education, and clinical initiatives.

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PhD in Pharmaceutical Health Services Research

The PhD in PHSR program provides graduates with the theory, practical experience, and decision-making skills needed to address a wide range of pharmacy related problems.

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Residency & Fellowship Programs

The School of Pharmacy, in collaboration with the University of Maryland Medical Center, offers a programs in a wide array of pharmacy specialties. 


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Meet Our Students and Alumni

Explore our student and alumni paths, learn about their unique experiences, and find out how their time at UMSOP prepared them for their careers through the My UMSOP Story series.

My UMSOP Story


Faculty Research Interests
Explore the fields of research P-SHOR faculty are currently investigating.

Open Faculty Positions
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