Concurrent Speaker :
Larisa H. Cavallari, PharmD

Associate Professor & Director, Center for Pharmacogenomics
Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research
University of Florida - College of Pharmacy

Larisa H. Cavallari, PharmD joined the University of Florida Department of Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research as an Associate Professor in April of 2014. There she serves as director of the Center for Pharmacogenomics and Associate Director of the UF Health Personalized Medicine Program. Her research involves discovery and clinical translation of genetic variants related to drug response and has been funded by the NIH, FDA, American Heart Association, and others. Prior to joining the University of Florida, Dr. Cavallari was an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Illinois at Chicago. While at UIC, she directed efforts to implement genotype-guided warfarin dosing for all patients newly starting warfarin during hospitalization.

Dr. Cavallari received her BS and PharmD degrees from the University of Georgia. She then completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Memphis, Tennessee and a fellowship in Cardiovascular Pharmacogenomics at the University of Florida. Dr. Cavallari has served on both NIH and American Heart Association grant review committees and is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist, Fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, former Chair of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy Research Institute, and Editorial Board Member for the Lexi-Comp pharmacogenetics series.


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