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Cheryl Sadowski, B.Sc.(Pharm), Pharm.D., FCSHP


Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

About Me


B.Sc.(Pharm) - University of Manitoba - 1994

Pharmacy Residency (Industrial Pharmacy) - University of Toronto/Upjohn Company of Canada - 1995

Pharm.D. - Wayne State University - 1998

Pharmacy Residency (ASHP-accredited, Geriatrics) - Campbell University School of Pharmacy - 1999

Clinical Practice

Geriatric Outpatient Clinic

Misericordia Community Hospital

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Awards (past 5 years)

2015 Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists Alberta Branch Recognition Award: Demonstrating collaboration across professions and disciplines

2015 Seniors Health Strategic Clinical Network (member) - Alberta Health Services President’s Excellence Award for Outstanding Achievements in Quality Improvement: Appropriate Use of Antipsychotics for Long Term Care

2014 Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists Alberta Branch Recognition Award: Demonstrating Attitudes and Participation in Activities for Excellence in Health Promotion

2013 Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) Patient Care Achievement Award for Specialty Practice

2013 American Geriatrics Society Presidential Poster Session Award, Clinical Trials

2013 AFPC Janssen Award for Innovation in Education for PHARM 453 Intercultural Exploration of Pharmacy and Health. Teaching Team: C Cox, C Sadowski, M Gukert, HL Banh, S Heschuk, L Shultz

2011 Alberta Pharmacy Centennial Award of Distinction

2011 University of Alberta Teaching Unit Award 

Organizations (current memberships and involvement)

American Geriatrics Society

Canadian Geriatrics Society

Canadian Association on Gerontology

Gerontological Society of America

Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists

Canadian Pharmacists Association



Falls and Fall Risk Awareness

Management of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms

Osteoporosis and bone health

Attitudes toward older adults

Health System

Deprescribing and medication appropriateness in seniors


Interprofessional education

Curriculum mapping



Courses Coordinated

PHARM 387 Pediatrics / Geriatrics -  An integrated science and therapeutics-based course covering the relevant material relating to the physiology, pathophysiology, clinical toxicology, pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, therapeutics,and new or future advances in the treatment and management of age-related issues in special populations.

PHARM 452 Pharmacy Practice - Design and Function -  An interprofessional team course that involves the design of specific artifacts to meet health care needs using principles of universal design, health, function, and patient-centred care. 

Guest Teaching - Undergraduate

PHARM 307 Dermatology, Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat - Eye health in older adults

PHARM 330 Comprehensive Patient Care and Assessment 1 - Interprofessional peer teaching, inhaler technique

PHARM 397 Lab Values, Urology and Nephrology - Lower urinary tract symptoms 

PHARM 417 Neurology - Movement disorders, dizziness

PHARM 430 Comprehensive Patient Care and Assessment 2 - Interprofessional peer teaching, ambulatory assistive devices

PHARM 447 Psychiatry - Cognitive impairment

PHARM 489 Seminars in Therapeutics and Professional Practice - Geriatrics, delirium

PHARM 498 Research and Directed Studies - Independent student projects

PHARM 499 Women’s and Men’s Health - Men's health, sexual health, hypogonadism

Guest Teaching - Doctor of Pharmacy

PHARM 501 Critical Analysis of Evidence in Practice - Guidelines and multimorbidity

PHARM 502 Advanced Patient Care Skills and Health Assessment - Geriatric Assessment

PHARM 503 Advanced Pharmacotherapy - Geriatrics

Experiential Education

PHARM 455 Specialty Pharmacy Rotation - Geriatrics

PHARM 515 PharmD Specialty Elective Rotation - Geriatrics