Kenneth Edwin Schmader, MD

Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Geriatrics in the Department of Medicine
Director of the GRECC and ACOS for Geriatrics and Extended Care
Senior Fellow in the Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development
Campus mail Duke Box 3469, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 660-7572
Email address schma001@mc.duke.edu

Dr. Schmader's primary area of research is herpes zoster and postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) and vaccines in older adults. He conducts pre-clinical, epidemiological and intervention studies of zoster and PHN, particularly with the zoster and influenza vaccines. He is involved with other adult vaccine development in older adults. With colleagues in the Division of Infectious Diseases, Dr. Schmader investigates other infections in older adults.

Another major research focus is adverse drug reactions, medication prescribing and pharmacoepidemiology in the elderly. The objective of the medication work is to reduce adverse drug reactions, improve inappropriate prescribing and determine drug use patterns in the elderly.

Education and Training

  • Fellow in Geriatrics, Medicine, Duke University, 1986 - 1988
  • Chief Medical Resident, Medicine, University of Wisconsin at Madison, 1983 - 1983
  • Medical Resident, Medicine, University of Wisconsin at Madison, 1980 - 1983
  • M.D., Wake Forest University, 1980

Publications

Hanlon, JT, Schmader, KE, and Semla, TP. "Update of studies on drug-related problems in older adults." J Am Geriatr Soc 61, no. 8 (August 2013): 1365-1368.

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23731022
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Hendrix, C, Tepfer, S, Forest, S, Ziegler, K, Fox, V, Stein, J, McConnell, ES, Hastings, SN, Schmader, K, and Colon-Emeric, C. "Transitional Care Partners: a hospital-to-home support for older adults and their caregivers." J Am Assoc Nurse Pract 25, no. 8 (August 2013): 407-414.

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24170636
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Dolfi, DV, Mansfield, KD, Polley, AM, Doyle, SA, Freeman, GJ, Pircher, H, Schmader, KE, and Wherry, EJ. "Increased T-bet is associated with senescence of influenza virus-specific CD8 T cells in aged humans." J Leukoc Biol 93, no. 6 (June 2013): 825-836.

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23440501
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Drolet, M, Oxman, MN, Levin, MJ, Schmader, KE, Johnson, RW, Patrick, D, Mansi, JA, and Brisson, M. "Vaccination against herpes zoster in developed countries: state of the evidence." Hum Vaccin Immunother 9, no. 5 (May 2013): 1177-1184. (Review)

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23324598
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Kurupati, RK, Kannan, S, Xiang, XZ, Doyle, S, Ratcliffe, S, Schmader, KE, and Ertl, HCJ. "B cell responses to the 2011/12-influenza vaccine in the aged." AGING-US 5, no. 3 (March 2013): 209-226.

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23674565
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Dolfi, DV, Mansfield, KD, Kurupati, RK, Kannan, S, Doyle, SA, Ertl, HCJ, Schmader, KE, and Wherry, EJ. "Vaccine-induced boosting of influenza virus-specific CD4 T cells in younger and aged humans." Plos One 8, no. 10 (January 2013): e77164-null.

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24155927
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Genao, L, Whitson, HE, Zaas, D, Sanders, LL, and Schmader, KE. "Functional status after lung transplantation in older adults in the post-allocation score era." American Journal of Transplantation 13, no. 1 (2013): 157-166.

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Hanlon, JT, Schmader, KE, and Semla, TP. "Update of studies on drug-related problems in older adults." Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 61, no. 8 (2013): 1365-1368.

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Moehring, RW, Sloane, R, Chen, LF, Smathers, EC, Schmader, KE, Fowler, VG, Weber, DJ, Sexton, DJ, and Anderson, DJ. "Delays in appropriate antibiotic therapy for gram-negative bloodstream infections: a multicenter, community hospital study. (Published online)" PLoS One 8, no. 10 (2013): e76225-.

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24098449
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Genao, L, Whitson, HE, Zaas, D, Sanders, LL, and Schmader, KE. "Functional status after lung transplantation in older adults in the post-allocation score era." American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons 13, no. 1 (January 2013): 157-166.

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23167959
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