Special Issue "Pharmacists' Roles in Children's Research"

A special issue of Pharmacy (ISSN 2226-4787).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 March 2020) | Viewed by 222

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Richard Parrish
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Guest Editor
School of Medicine, Mercer University, Macon, GA 31207, USA
Interests: pharmacy pediatrics; perioperative care; medication management; health informatics; clinical administration
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Dr. Collin A Hovinga
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Guest Editor
1. Senior Vice President for Clinical and Scientific Development, Institute for Advanced Clinical Trials for Children, 9211 Corporate Blvd. Suite 260, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
2. Clinical Associate Professor, University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy, Austin, TX 78712, USA
Interests: pharmacy pediatrics; research in pediatric patients; neurology; public health; pharmacoepidemiology; ethics; compliance; regulatory affairs; clinical trials

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue will highlight current practices and solicit papers on pharmacists’ involvement in children’s research. Manuscripts are solicited from pharmacist-investigators; clinical practitioners with a research focus; government and industry pharmacists; pharmacy administrators; and academics with a focus on the description of functions, activities, and responsibilities in their reaearch endeavors. Included in the areas of concentration are (1) the pharmacist as principal investigator, (2) the pharmacist as a contributor on a research team, (3) research pathways for pharmacists, (4) investigational drug services, and (5) fellowships and graduate training.

Areas of concentration include the following:

  1. Pharmacy and Pharmacotherapy/Pharmacologic Research
    1. The Pharmacist as Principal Investigator
      1. Clinical and Translational Research (CTSA)
      2. Social, Economic, and Administrative Research
      3. Global/Population health
      4. Outcomes
    2. The Pharmacist as Contributor on a Research Team
      1. Children’s Oncology Group (COG)
      2. Pediatric Trials Network (PTN)
      3. Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions (ATN)
      4. IDeA States Pediatric Clinical Trials Network
      5. HRSA-funded practice advancement
        1. Maternal and Child Health Bureau
      6. Practice-Based Research Networks (PBRNs)
      7. Implementation Science
    3. Research Pathways for Pharmacists
      1. Academia
      2. Contract Research Organizations (CROs)
      3. Healthcare Institutional
      4. Pharmaceutical Industry
      5. Government
        1. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
        2. European Medicines Agency (EMA)
  2. Research Pharmacy
    1. Investigational Drug Service
      1. Formulation of Research Test Articles
      2. Protocol Development
      3. Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) Development
    2. Drug Standards
      1. United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP)
  3. Fellowships and Graduate Training


  1. Bhatt-Mehta, V.; Buck, M.L.; Chung, A.M.; et.al. Recommendations for meeting the pediatric patient’s need for a clinical pharmacist: A joint opinion of the Pediatrics Practice and Research Network of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group. Pharmacotherapy 2013;33(2):243-251
  2. Dowling, T.C.; Murphy, J.E.; Kalus, J.S.; et.al. American College of Clinical Pharmacy. Recommended Education for Pharmacists as Competitive Clinical Scientists. Pharmacotherapy 2009, 29(2), 236–244. doi: 10.1592/phco.29.2.236.
  3. Kay, S.C.; Luke, D.G.; Tamer, H.R.; et.al. American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. ASHP Guidelines for the Management of Investigational Drug Products. Am J Health-Syst Pharm. 2018; 75:561–73. doi: 10.2146/ajhp170812.

Dr. Richard H. Parrish II
Dr. Collin A Hovinga
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Pharmacy is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Pediatrics
  • Clinical pharmacy.

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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