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Colleen M. Culley is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacy and Therapeutics of the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy with a secondary appointment in the Department of Biomedical Informatics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr Culley is a clinical pharmacy specialist at the UPMC.
Dr. Culley earned both a BS Pharmacy, with a minor in French, and a Doctor of Pharmacy from Butler University. She completed an American Society of Health-System Pharmacy (ASHP)-accredited Specialty Residency in Drug Information at the University of Kansas Medical Center and Hoechst Marion Roussel (now known as sanofi aventis). She is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist.
Dr. Culley's vision is to promote cost-effective, safe and evidence-based use of medications via guidelines and recommendations to healthcare practitioners through daily patient care activities, internal education of peers, scholarship and educating the next generation of pharmacy practitioners.
Dr Culley provides clinical services through the UPMC System Formulary Managment and Drug Use Policy, which provides the infrastructure for active promotion of safe, effective and science-based use of medication throughout the UPMC. Dr. Culley has been recognized for quality improvement work, as part of several multidisciplinary teams, by the UPMC Presbyterian Quality and Innovation Fair with President's Performance Award for Patient Safety in 2003 and 2008, and the Quality Cup (overall winner) in 2008.
Dr Culley is a member of a team of investigators developing active medication monitoring systems to enhance the detection and management of adverse events in the nursing home, ambulatory care and inpatient settings.
She provides education on drug information skills, biomedical literature evaluation, and effective written and verbal presentation of the literature throughout the University of Pittsburgh Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum.
Dr Culley is currently on the editorial board of Clin-Alert and has served on the editorial board of the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy. She is a member of the ASHP, the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and the American College of Clinical Pharmacy.