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College of Pharmacy

Faculty and Staff

Karen McGee, Pharm.D.

Title: Associate Professor
College of Pharmacy
Email: mcgee@cop.sc.edu
Phone: 803-777-5393
Office: College of Pharmacy
715 Sumter Street - CLS 316B
Columbia, SC 29208
Karen McGee portrait

Education

Pharm.D.  University of South Carolina, 1989


Background

As a pharmacy resident at Prisma Health Richland, Karen McGee established clinical pharmacy services in 1990 for Palmetto SeniorCare, a PACE, long-term care option for frail elders in South Carolina's midlands region. McGee's passion for elder care extends to the classroom where she teaches students about medication use in the elderly. She was named Teacher of the Year in 2000. 

McGee also serves as an adjunct instructor for the UofSC School of Medicine where she teaches medical school students about medication use in the elderly. She is currently working on a grant with the UofSC/Prisma Health Richland Geriatrics division to promote multi-disciplinary education of healthcare professionals in geriatric pharmacotherapy.


Research Interests

  • geriatric pharmacotherapy
  • medication adherence
  • poly-pharmacy
  • PACE (Program of all inclusive care for the elderly)

Certifications

Registered Pharmacist in S.C., 1990
Certified Diabetes Educator, 2006
Certified Geriatric Pharmacist, 2011


Publications

Naplex Review Guide. Glaucoma. Editor: S. Sutton, McGaw Hill, 2011;550

Insulin Use in Hyperglycemia. Drug Topics 2005;149(1):52-60

Current Guidelines for Managing Diabetes Mellitus. Federal Practitioner Nov 2002;19(11):54-63.

Pharmaceutical Care Model for Elderly in S .C. AJHP 2003;60:2350-51.

Mitomycin Induced Pulmonary Toxicity AnnalsPharmacotherapy 1992;26:481-4.

Clonidine in Nicotine Withdrawal. Drug Intelligence and Clinical Pharmacy 1989;23:1035-6.

Imodium AD: A New Antidiarrheal. Palmetto Pharmacist 1988;27(9):16.


 


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