Academic Research Center for Pharmacy Care
Director: Suzanne Higginbotham, Pharm.D.
About The Center
The Academic Research Center for Pharmacy Care is part of the Academic Partners Program, a pharmacist-coordinated provider of disease prevention and disease management services for the Duquesne University campus and Pittsburgh community.
The Center for Pharmacy Care, established in October 2002, provides wellness, disease prevention and medication therapy management programs, focusing on hypertension, dyslipedemia, diabetes and osteoporosis.
We offer campus and community health screenings, lifestyle counseling, educational seminars, drug therapy review and management, disease state management and outcome reporting for certain health conditions.
Our educational programs, presented by experienced clinical faculty, residents and fellows, enhance the awareness of health and wellness issues. We provide an individualized assessment of current medication therapies and assist our clients in choosing self-care treatment options.
Our screening professionals are student pharmacists under the supervision of our faculty. The Center is dedicated to the education of the public in an effort to promote wellness, increase awareness of risk for chronic diseases, medication therapy management, and improve health outcomes. We are driven by the desire to improve the health outcomes and well-being of Pittsburgh and surrounding communities.
What the Center Can Do For You
- Travel clinic
- Health risk assessment
- Counsel and advise on medication therapy and possible self-care options
- Adult immunization
- Disease state management programs for high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, and diabetes
- Education on lifestyle changes that can improve, maintain and promote well-being
- Chart your progress toward positive outcomes
- Medication therapy management consultations
- Tobacco cessation counseling