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Cynthia K. Kirkwood, Pharm.D., BCPP


Professor
Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Dean's Office

Location:  Smith Building, Room 540c
Phone: (804) 828-8318
Email: ckkirkwo@vcu.edu

Mailing Address

School of Pharmacy - Dean's Office
410 N 12th Street
P.O. Box 980581
Richmond, VA 23298-0581
Fax: (804) 827-0002


Education

  • Pharm.D., Pharmacy (Virginia Commonwealth University, 1985)

Post-Graduate Training

  • Fellowship - ASHP Fellowship in Psychiatric Pharmacy Practice (Virginia Commonwealth University, 1987)

Academic Appointments/Professional Experience

  • 7/1/85 - 7/1/99. Clinical Assistant Professor, VCU School of Pharmacy
  • 9/16/01 – 6/30/99. Assistant Professor, VCU School of Pharmacy
  • (2011 - Present) Professor, VCU School of Pharmacy,
  • (1999 - 2011) Associate Professor, VCU School of Pharmacy,
  • (2000 - 2016) Vice Chair for Education, Department of Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes Science, School of Pharmacy, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • (2016 - Present) Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Dean's Office, School of Pharmacy

Professional and Scholarly Interests

  • Management of insomnia; Anxiety disorders
  • Founding Member of the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists; Adult Inpatient Psychiatry; Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Research Interests

  • Antipsychotic Use in Children and Adolescents

Publications

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  • Recent Publications
    • Breden EL, Kirkwood CK. Polypharmacy in a 75-Year-Old with Schizoaffective Disorder. Consultant Pharmacist 2006;21:200-5.
    • Kirkwood C, Neill J, Breden E. Zolpidem MR in the Treatment of Sleep Disorders. Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment 2007;3(5):521-526.
    • Kirkwood CK, Breden EM. Management of Insomnia in Elderly Patients using Eszopiclone. Nature and Science of Sleep 2010; 2:151-158.
    • Phipps LB, Balster RL, Slattum PW, Kirkwood CK. An Exploratory Study of Drug Abuse and Dependence Information in Package Inserts. J Addictive Dis 2007;26:25-34.
    • Min Y, Kirkwood CK, Mays DP, Slattum PW. The Effect of Sleep Medication Use and Poor Sleep Quality on Risk of Falls in Community-Dwelling Older Adults in the US: A Prospective Cohort Study. Drugs and Aging 2016;33(2):151-158. DOI 10.1007/s40266-015-0339-9