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

Explore the following links to learn more about the Center's mission, namesake, and the top-notch faculty and staff who oversee its cutting-edge clinical, education, and research initiatives today.


About Dr. Peter Lamy:

Peter P. Lamy, PhD, ScD

A pioneer in geriatric pharmacotherapy, Dr. Peter P. Lamy dedicated his life to improving drug therapy for the elderly.

It is a fitting tribute to his many accomplishments that the Center is named in honor of Dr. Peter P. Lamy. Born in Breslau, Germany, Dr. Lamy later became a naturalized citizen of the United States. In his early career, he worked as chief of pharmacy services at the U.S. Army Hospital in Ft. Austin, Va., and taught at the Women's Hospital of Philadelphia and, later, at Catholic University in Washington, D.C. He earned his BSc, MSc, and PhD at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science.

Dr. Lamy came to the University of Maryland in 1963, where he held dual appointments at the School of Pharmacy and the School of Medicine. In 1978, he established the Center for the Study of Pharmacy and Therapeutics for the Elderly (CSPTE), the first center of its kind in a pharmacy school. In 1980, Dr. Lamy published Prescribing for the Elderly, a landmark text and best seller in this emerging field. A prolific writer, Dr. Lamy published more than 400 articles in the area of geriatrics and gerontology during his career, and was widely recognized as the pre-eminent scholar in this field. He also served on the editorial review boards for various professional publications, including Cardiology, World News, Geriatric Medicine Today, and Welcome Trends in Hospital Pharmacy.

Dr. Lamy also served as a consultant to local, national, and international organizations, including the American Association of Retired Persons, the World Health Organization, and the governments of Spain and Ireland. He won pharmacy's highest award, the Remington Honor Medal, in 1988, as well as the George F. Archambault Award of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists and the Maryland Office on Aging Distinguished Leadership Award.

His accomplishments at the University of Maryland were legendary. As a teacher, mentor, and colleague, Dr. Lamy is remembered as a man of ideas who "worked beyond the walls." In addition to leading the CSPTE, he developed ElderHealth and ElderCare programs to inform practitioners and the elderly about best practices in medication use. The culmination of his career occurred in 1992, when Dr. Lamy was appointed to the endowed Parke-Davis Chair in Geriatric Pharmacotherapy.


Lamy Center Team:

The Lamy Center has a history of collaborating with many stakeholders interested in older adults and medication use and safety. Core faculty are noted here, but we are always looking for additional collaborators. Please feel free to reach out to Dr. Nicole Brandt if you are interested in learning more.

Executive Team:

Nicole Brandt, PharmD - Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science Nicole Brandt, PharmD, MBA, BCPP, BCGP, FASCP
Executive Director, The Peter Lamy Center for Drug Therapy and Aging
Professor, Pharmacy Practice and Science

Phone: (410) 706-1491
Fax: (410) 706-1488
Email: nbrandt@rx.umaryland.edu
Linda Simoni-Wastila Linda Simoni-Wastila, BSPharm, PhD
Director of Research, The Peter Lamy Center for Drug Therapy and Aging
Parke-Davis Chair in Geriatric Pharmacotherapy
Phone: (410) 706-4352
Fax: (410) 706-1488
Email: lsimoniw@rx.umaryland.edu
Chanel Whittaker, PharmD - Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science  Chanel Whittaker, PharmD
Director of Education & Training, The Peter Lamy Center for Drug Therapy and Aging
Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice and Science
Phone: (410) 706-5535
Fax: (410) 706-1488
Email: cwhittaker@rx.umaryland.edu

Faculty & Staff Team Members:

Catherine Cooke, PharmD, BCPS, PAHM - Research Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science Catherine Cooke, PharmD, BCPS, PAHM
Research Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice and Science
Phone: (410) 706-1451
Email: ccooke@rx.umaryland.edu
Daniel Mansour, PharmD, BCGP, FASCP Daniel Mansour, PharmD, BCGP, FASCP
Interprofessional Clinical Coordinator
Phone: (410) 706-2434
Email: dmansour@rx.umaryland.edu
Eleanor Perfetto, PhD, MS
Professor, Pharmaceutical Health Services Research
Phone: (410) 706-6989
Email: eperfetto@rx.umaryland.edu
Bruce Stuart, PhD Bruce Stuart, PhD
Professor Emeritus, Pharmaceutical Health Services Research
Phone: (410) 706-5389
Email: bstuart@rx.umaryland.edu
Barbara J. Zarowitz, PharmD, FCCP, FCCM, BCPS, BCGP, FASCP Barbara J. Zarowitz, PharmD, FCCP, FCCM, BCPS, BCGP, FASCP
Geriatric Pharmacotherapy and Clinical Research Consultant
Phone: (248) 972-7623
Email: dr.barbarajzarowitz@gmail.com

Trainee Team Members:

Rafah Saad, PharmD
PGY2 Resident, Geriatric Pharmacy
Phone: (410) 706-1458
Email: rsaad@rx.umaryland.edu
Kriti Sharma, MD, MPH Kriti Sharma, MD, MPH
Postdoctoral Fellow
Phone: (410) 706-4834
Email: kriti.sharma@rx.umaryland.edu

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.