My career portfolio and thought journals

Areas of Interest I Need to Remember (But I Keep Forgetting)

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There are several research streams that I find fascinating, but I either have not found the time to explore them or, from sheer neglect, I forget that I am even interested in them. Considering 2013 is coming to a close, I’ve also included a few prophetic statements about where research is going or needs to go. We’ll see how 2014 handles these areas. So, without further ado, here is a small list of areas I either want to explore soon or I just simply do not want to forget:

Clinical Decision Support Systems (CDSS)

I am more interested in the development of CDSS than the outcomes of implementation. The idea that we can incorporate empirically-derived data into decision making is amazing. The fact that it has not been universally adopted in the areas of healthcare where we have truly figured out the role of CDSS I find to be academically disquieting. keep reading…

My Research Interests – Explained (Part 1 of n)

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2010 Southern PharmAd Conference

So, What Do You Do Again?

Sometimes I have difficulty in appropriately communicating my research interests and I think that is because they are so varied – everything seems interesting. My Ph.D. is in “Pharmaceutical Sciences” which means nothing to most people. It’s a very broad label that was largely a function of the school consolidating the name of the graduate degrees being granted from 5 or 6 separate programs (e.g., Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmacology, Pharmacognosy, Pharmaceutics, Pharmacy Administration, etc…). That last one, Pharmacy Administration, is what my Masters and Ph.D. degrees would have been called had I received them before the change. I’m not sure which is less descriptive of what I actually do: Pharmaceutical Sciences or Pharmacy Administration. Maybe all researchers have this qualm with some part of their education or maybe it just helps to feed an esoteric conversation we like having with our colleagues. I’m not sure and I don’t suppose that it matters. keep reading…