Schmader receives William B. Abrams Award in Geriatric Clinical Pharmacology

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Kenneth Schmader, MD, professor of medicine and Chief, Division of Geriatrics, is the 2018 recipient of the American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics William B. Abrams Award in Geriatric Clinical Pharmacology.

The award recognizes scientists who have improved clinical care or therapies for older adults through research and honors an investigator in geriatric clinical pharmacology for outstanding contributions to the field. 

“I am deeply honored and humbled to receive the prestigious William B. Abrams Award in Geriatric Clinical Pharmacology,” said Dr. Schmader. “This award, and Dr. Abrams’ career, reminds us of the critical importance of understanding and improving adverse drug events, medication prescribing and use, and pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics in older people. It is a great privilege to be part of a community of dedicated healthcare professionals who are committed to this field.”

Schmader’s work to improve prescribing, reduce adverse drug reactions, and identify drug use patterns in older adults as well as his work on the shingles vaccines and influenza vaccines has been crucial for the growing aging population. His work has been supported by the National Institute on Aging, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, the CDC, and VA GRECC and Office of Research and Development.