Changes and challenges in health care economics and demographics bring a need for change in pharmacy professional practice. Research in the School of Pharmacy is focused on this situation.
The provincial and national environment contains a rapidly aging population with increasing cost pressures on the health care system. A large landmass, settlement patterns, and harsh weather conditions pose challenges to health care delivery in rural and remote areas. This has implications for both patients and health professionals, and it is sometimes a challenge to meet the needs of all citizens.
The changing, increasingly challenging model of pharmacy practice requires discovery of new practice models to ensure that pharmacy services are economically sustainable.
Memorial University’s School of Pharmacy’s vision is to conduct research that supports appropriate reimbursement of pharmacy services in all settings and to develop new roles for highly professionalized pharmacists.
In light of the current reality of the health care sector, we have vowed to pursue innovative research activities in three areas – health outcomes, drug discovery and delivery, and the scholarship of teaching and learning.