3 Areas of Excellence

The Department of Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy has 3 major components: Clinical Pharmacy, Clinical and Experimental Therapeutics and Pharmaceutical Health Services, Outcomes, and Policy. Together they make up a diverse and thriving department with locations in Athens, Augusta, Albany and Savannah.

We offer doctor of pharmacy, residency and graduate programs in partnership with leading health care providers. Our goal is to be nationally and internationally recognized in the areas of public health, drug policy, pharmacoeconomics and outcomes related to drug therapy. We intend to be a leading program for therapeutics-related research that connects the basic science laboratory with clinical practice.

Clinical Pharmacy

Our Clinical Pharmacy group practices and teaches pharmaceutical care at the cutting edge of the profession throughout Georgia in a variety of community, inpatient and outpatient settings. Practice sites located in Athens, Augusta, Albany and Savannah enrich the health of Georgians while educating our students and contributing to the stature of the College.

Clinical and Experimental Therapeutics (CET)

Our CET group, jointly based at the University of Georgia in Athens and Augusta University University in Augusta, conducts nationally and internationally recognized translational research from laboratory to patient bedside.  For more information visit the CET page at http://rx.uga.edu/academic-programs/phd/clinical-and-experimental-therapeutics.

Pharmaceutical Health Services, Outcomes, and Policy (PHSOP)

Our PHSOP group, located in Athens, conducts both research and practice focused on health economics and pharmacoeconomics, public health policy, and analysis of the outcomes of health care delivery with the aim of improving outcomes in health services and pharmaceutical care delivery.  For more information visit the PHSOP page at http://rx.uga.edu/academic-programs/phd/pharmaceutical-health-services-outcomes-and policy.

The University of Georgia Critical Care Collaborative (UGAC3)

The University of Georgia Critical Care Collaborative (UGAC3) was formed in 2017 with a mission of fostering critical care research and education across the state of Georgia. The UGAC3 is composed of clinical faculty members at the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy, located across the four UGA COP campuses in Albany, Athens, Augusta, and Savannah. The group collaborates to stimulate professional development, scholarship, and teaching. We strive to promote innovative critical care education in the pharmacy curriculum and to conduct clinical research that will improve the outcomes of critically ill patients in Georgia and beyond. For updates on group initiatives, follow us on Twitter @UGAC3.

Members:

Christopher M. Bland, PharmD, FCCP, FIDSA, BCPS
Clinical Associate Professor
Practice Site:      St Joseph’s/Candler Health System
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Email: cmbland@uga.edu
Twitter: @blandman19

Trisha N. Branan, PharmD, BCCCP
Clinical Associate Professor
Practice Site:      Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center (Athens, GA)
Clinical Specialist – Medical/Surgical ICU
Email: tbranan@uga.edu
Twitter: @TrishaBranan

Anthony Hawkins, PharmD, BCCCP
Clinical Assistant Professor
Practice Site:      Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital (Albany, GA)
Clinical Specialist – Medical ICU and PGY-1 Residency Coordinator
Email: hawkins@uga.edu
Twitter: @iamahawkins

Andrea Sikora Newsome, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
Clinical Assistant Professor
Practice Site:      Augusta University Medical Center (Augusta, GA)
Clinical Specialist – Cardiac ICU
Email: andnewsome@augusta.edu
Twitter: @AndreaSikora

Susan E. Smith, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
Clinical Assistant Professor
Practice Site:      Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center (Athens, GA)
Clinical Specialist – Medical/Surgical ICU
Email: susan.smith@uga.edu
Twitter: @SESmithPharmD

Publications (* denotes UGAC3 member):

Smith SE*, Newsome AS*, Hawkins WA*. An argument for the protocolized screening and management of post-extubation stridor. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2018;197(11):1503-1505.

Newsome AS*, Chastain DB, Watkins P, Hawkins WA*. Complications and pharmacologic interventions of invasive positive pressure ventilation during critical illness. Journal of Pharmacy Technology. 2018;00(0):1-18

Presentations:

Anthony Hawkins, Andrea Newsome, and Susan Smith gave a 2 hour invited presentation to the Capital Society of Health Systems Pharmacists in Tallahassee, Florida entitled “The Role of Fluid Stewardship in the Optimization of Patient Outcomes” (May 2018).

 

  • Contact Us

    Athens Campus

    250 W. Green Street
    Athens, GA 30602
    Phone 706-542-5317
    Fax 706-542-5228
    Department Head: Bradley Phillips, Pharm.D., BCPS, FCCP
    Graduate Coordinator: Randall Tackett, Ph.D.
    Director, Skills Laboratory: Brian Seagraves, Pharm.D.

    Augusta Campus

    1120 15th Street, HM-1200
    Augusta, GA 30901
    Phone 706-721-4915
    Fax 706-721-3994
    Associate Department Head/Assistant Dean, AU Program: Susan Fagan, Pharm.D., BCPS, FCCP

    Albany Campus

    1000 N. Jefferson Street
    Albany, GA 31701
    Phone 229-312-0166
    Fax 229-312-2155

    Savannah Campus

    5356 Reynolds Street
    Heart/ Lung Building
    Savannah, GA 31405
    Phone 912-819-7715
    Fax  912-819-7731