Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences
Clinical Professor
Interim Assistant Department Head for Undergraduate and Professional Education

Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences


PharmD Pharmacy, University of Georgia 2007

B.S. Pharmacy, University of Georgia 1991

B.S. Biology, Paine College 1980

Areas of Expertise

Research Areas: Pharmaceutical products, beyond-use-dating of compounded non-sterile pharmaceuticals, drug formulation for individualized care and technology in pharmacy education

Opportunities for Collaboration: Specialized dosage form preparations for human/veterinary trials, optimization of care with individualized
pharmaceutical dosage forms and technology use to improve student learning

Honors, Awards, and Achievements
  • R.Ph., licensed by the state of Georgia
  • Patient Counseling Certification
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Training Certification
  • Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN) Certificate, UGA, College of Pharmacy
  • Professional Compounding Centers of America Certification
  • American Pharmacists Association (APhA), Pfizer, U.S. Pharmaceutical, and American Association of Diabetes Educators, Certificate of Acheiement
  • American Pharmacist Association (APhA), Pharmacy-based Immunization Delivery, Certificate of Achievement
Research Interests

Dr. Elder is PBS’s only clinical faculty member. Her current research projects focus on the preparation of extemporaneously prepared sterile and non-sterile pharmaceutical products, beyond-use-dating (expiration) of compounded non-sterile pharmaceuticals, drug formulation for individualized patient care, and the use of technology in teaching and assessing pharmacy skills.

Selected Publications

Elder, Deborah Lester, A Practical Guide to Contemporary Pharmacy Practice and Compounding, Wolters Kluwer, 2017.

Michael W Neville, Russ Palmer, Deborah Elder, Michael Fulford, Steve Morris, and Kellie Sappington (2015). Evaluating the Effects of Flexible Learning about Aseptic Compounding on First-year Students in a Pharmacy Skills Laboratory. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education: Volume 79, Issue 6, Article 91.

doi: 10.5688/ajpe79691
Ansel, Howard (2014). Pharmaceutical Calculations. LWW, Baltimore, MD, Chapters 17(“Selected Calculations in Contemporary Compounding”) and 18 (“Selected Calculations involving Veterinary Pharmaceuticals”), 13th ed., pp. 287-318.

Elder, DL. et. al., Stability of Midazolam Intranasal Formulation for the Treatment of Status Epilepticus in Dogs, International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding, 2011, 15(1): 74-78.

Eagleston, J. Platt, S., Elder, DL. et. al., Bioavailability of a Novel Intranasal Midazolam Gel in Dogs. American Journal Of Veterinary Research (AJVR), 2011.

Israel, B., Garner, S.,Thakare, M., Elder, DL., et  al., Transdermal Permeation of Novel n-acetyl-glucosamine/NSAIDs Mutual Prodrugs. Pharmaceutical Development and Technology, 2010, 1-7, Early Online.

Collier JW, Thakare M, Garner ST, Israel B, Ahmed H, Granade S, Strong,  DL, et al., Accelerated dissolution testing for controlled release microspheres using the flow-through dissolution apparatus, Pharmaceutical Development and Technology, 2009 14(1): 9-17.

**Published under Strong and Elder

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