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

The Lamy Center is named in honor of its founder, Peter P. Lamy, PhD, ScD (1925-1994), a renowned educator in the field of geriatric pharmacotherapy and the first holder of the Parke-Davis Chair in Geriatric Pharmacotherapy at the School.

Since 1978, the Lamy Center at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy has been committed to improving the lives of old adults through:

Our Mission

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

Our Vision

Improving the lives of older adults by optimizing medication safety and use.

Our Strategic Plan

To learn more about how the Lamy Center's mission to improve drug therapy for aging adults through innovative research, education, and clinical initiatives helps drive its current areas of focus, as well as its direction in the coming years, download the strategic plan‌.

Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Lamy Center

This four-minute video provides an in-depth overview of the Peter Lamy Center on Drug Therapy and Aging, including rare footage of the center's founder, Peter Lamy, PhD, ScD, and interviews with current faculty that offer insight into the future of the center's pioneering work in the field of geriatric pharmacotherapy.

Antimicrobial Stewardship in Long-Term Care Facilities

Maryland has some of the highest rates of antibiotic resistant infections in the U.S. The Lamy Center is partnering with health officials across the state to develop new programs, trainings, and other educational opportunities to promote antimicrobial stewardship in long-term care facilities.

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Meet Our Lamy Champions

Lamy Champions are a diverse group of practitioner leaders who provide specialized geriatric care in various practice settings. These individuals are instrumental in assisting the Lamy Center to further its mission and promote an agenda for developing clinical, educational, and research initiatives to improve geriatric care.

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Lamy Center Featured in IPJ Issue Highlighting Healthy Aging

The work of faculty and staff from the Peter Lamy Center on Drug Therapy and Aging, including current Lamy Champions, is featured in several articles of the International Pharmacy Journal (IPJ) June 2018 issue, which focuses on topics related to healthy aging.

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Check Out the Caregiver's Corner

The Lamy Center's Caregiver Corner offers a selection of downloadable resources that aim to provide all individuals who care for older adults with important information to assist them in managing the multitude of needs often required by this vulnerable population.

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