Western University has a long and distinguished history of activity and excellence in Clinical Pharmacology. The increasingly complicated nature of paediatric care along with the increasing use of pharmacology for the control, cure and prevention of illness among children increases the need for specialists in this critical area.
Paediatric Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicologysub-specialties of Paediatrics.
The first focuses on drugs and their effects on infants, children and mothers, including considerations of efficacy, safety and optimal therapy. Toxicology deals with the toxic effects of drugs and environmental agents on children, mothers and the developing fetus.
There are two outpatient clinics, ADR (Adverse Drug Reaction), and FRAME (Fetal Risk Assessment from Maternal Exposure) Both were established in 1989 and are now located at Children's Hospital.
Dr.Michael Rieder, Professor, Clinical Pharmacology Dr.Doreen Matsui, Associate Professor, Clinical Pharmacology
- Venita Harris, Clinical Pharmacy
Dr.Gideon Koren, Professor, Jointly appointed in Paediatrics and Medicine Dr.Brad Urquhart, Physiology and Pharmacology Dr.Alexandra Zorzi, Assistant Professor, Paediatric Oncology, Clinical Pharmacology Dr.Guido Filler, Professor, Paediatric Nephrology, Clinical Pharmacology
- Formed in 1988
- Paediatric Clinical Pharmacology provides 3 months of inpatients coverage on the CTU each year
- Two out-patient services (ADR, FRAME)
- In-patient consulting service
- Clinical Pharmacology Laboratory established in 1989
- Supported by external grants
- Provides support to the Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology of the Department of Medicine
- Goal of expanding basic science research into the area of drug safety, personalized medicine for children and pharmacogenetics and to develop a collaborative research program with other researchers
- Clinical Investigation program with collaborations with other child health care specialists in the area of optimal drug therapy for children
- Part of the integrated program in Clinical Pharmacology and Personalized Medicine at the University of Western Ontario