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New UIC center to study drug choices, safety
Date:10/16/2007

by increasing appropriate use of therapeutics and preventing adverse effects and their consequences.

Jerry Bauman, dean of the UIC College of Pharmacy, said the university's new center will place UIC in an "extremely prominent position nationwide in the area of outcomes research and research on the clinical use of drugs."

"By combining all of the research findings, the new improved systems for prescribing drugs and monitoring their effects should help Americans lead longer, healthier lives while reducing the chance that they will be hurt by medicines that are intended to help them," he said.

Other individuals and organizations assisting in the CERTS project are: Dr. Gordon Schiff, professor of medicine at Rush Medical College and director of clinical quality, research and improvement at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County; Robert Gibbons, director of the Center for Health Statistics and professor of biostatistics and psychiatry at UIC; Dr. William Galanter, assistant professor of clinical medicine at the UIC College of Medicine; Northwestern University; Advocate Health Care; VA Center for Medication Safety; the Chicago Patient Safety Forum; and the University of Washington.


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Contact: Sam Hostettler
samhos@uic.edu
312-355-2522
University of Illinois at Chicago
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