Patricia W. Slattum, Pharm.D., Ph.D.
Interim Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Studies
Emeritus Professor
Department of Pharmacotherapy & Outcomes Science / Department of Pharmaceutics
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  • School of Pharmacy
    Dept of Pharmacotherapy & Outcomes Science

    410 N 12th Street
    Box 980533
    Richmond, VA 23298-0533
I am a geriatric clinical pharmacologist and Professor Emeritus of Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes Science at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy. I currently serve as Co-Director of the Virginia Geriatric Education Center’s Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program at the Virginia Center on Aging and as faculty in Virginia Commonwealth University’s Richmond Health and Wellness Program, an interprofessional teaching and care coordination program serving older adults residing low-income housing that I co-founded in 2012. My role in these efforts is facilitating integration of age-friendly practice into community-based care and interprofessional education. I am also a Visiting Scholar at the Gerontological Society of America.

Area of Focus

  • Geriatric Clinical Pharmacology
  • Community Engaged Research
  • Interprofessional Education


  • B.S., Pharmacy (Virginia Commonwealth University, 1985)
  • Pharm.D., Pharmacy (Virginia Commonwealth University, 1992)
  • Ph.D., Pharmaceutics (Virginia Commonwealth University, 1992)
  • Certificate in Aging Studies, Gerontology (Virginia Commonwealth University, 1991)

Post-Graduate Training

  • Fellowship - Geriatrics Fellowship (VAMC, Richmond, VA, 1992)
  • Postdoctoral Trainee - Curriculum in Toxicology (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, 1994)
  • Fellowship - Postdoctoral, Department of Pharmaceutics (Virginia Commonwealth University, 1996)

Professional Experience

  • (2019 - Present) Co-Director, Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program, Virginia Center on Aging
  • (2019 - Present) Professor Emeritus, VCU School of Pharmacy
  • (2016 - 2019) Victor A. Yanchick Professor, VCU School of Pharmacy
  • (2013 - 2019) Professor of Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes Science, VCU School of Pharmacy
  • (2008 - 2019) Director, Geriatric Pharmacotherapy Program, VCU School of Pharmacy
  • (2006 - 2013) Associate Professor of Pharmacy, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • (1999 - 2006) Assistant Professor of Pharmacy,
  • 4/1996 - 9/1999. Research Assistant Professor, School of Pharmacy, Virginia Commonwealth University

Professional and Scholarly Interests

  • Geriatric Clinical Pharmacology
  • Gerontology
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Interprofessional Education
  • Community Engaged Research

Research Interests

  • Medication-related Problems in Older Adults
  • Community Engaged Research
  • Age-related Changes in CNS Pharmacodynamics
  • Anticholinergic burden and older adults


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