A special report by the Alliance for Aging Research made possible by a grant from the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists Foundation.
Read the Executive Summary , and the eight recommendations made by the Expert Panel.
Read the Silent Epidemic .
Richard W. Besdine, M.D. (Chairman)
Professor of Medicine
Director, University of Connecticut Center on Aging
University of Connecticut Health Center
Mark H. Beers, M.D.
Senior Director of Geriatrics & Editor, The Merck Manuals
Merck & Co., Inc.
J. Lyle Bootman, Ph.D.
Dean & Professor, College of Pharmacy
Executive Director, Health Outcomes and Pharmaco Economics Research (HOPE) Center
University of Arizona
Terry T. Fulmer, R.N., Ph.D., F.A.A.N.
Professor & Director
Center of Nursing Research
New York University
Philip Gerbino, Pharm.D.
Philadelphia College of Pharmacy & Science
Henri R. Manasse, Jr., Ph.D.
Executive Vice President
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
May L. Wykle, Ph.D., R.N, F.A.A.N
FPB School of Nursing
Florence Cellar Professor & Director of the University Center on Aging & Health
Case Western Reserve University
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The Alliance for Aging Research gratefully acknowledges our expert panel members for their contributions in developing this report. We greatly appreciate the support of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists Research and Education Foundation.