Robert G. Wahler Jr. PharmD

Robert Wahler

Robert G. Wahler
Jr. PharmD

Clinical Associate Professor

Department of Pharmacy Practice

School of Pharmacy


Specialty/Research Focus

Geriatrics

Contact Information
211 Pharmacy Building
Buffalo, NY 14214-8033
Phone: (716) 645-4777
rgwahler@buffalo.edu



Professional Summary:

Research interests focus on identifying and reducing medication related fall risk in the elderly. Using the Medication Therapy Management (MTM) model, he is developing clinical decision support tools to access medication falls risk, medication cognition impairment and inappropriate medications in the elderly.

Founding member of Team Alice, an interprofessional initiative to protect older adults from medication related harm.

Education and Training:

  • PharmD, The State University of New York at Buffalo (2000)
  • BS, Pharmacy, Albany College of Pharmacy, Union University (1989)

Employment:

  • Clinical Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice, University at Buffalo (2019-present)
  • Clinical Pharmacy Services, Niagara Hospice, Inc. (2002-present)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice, University at Buffalo (2000–2019)
  • Assistant Professor, D‘Youville College, Physician Assistant Program (2001–2002)
  • Clinical Consulting Coordinator, NCS Healthcare, Inc (formerly Fay's Managed Pharmacy Services) (1998–2000)
  • Consultant Pharmacist, NCS Healthcare, Inc (formerly Fay's Managed Pharmacy Services) (1991–1998)
  • Staff Pharmacist, Fay's Incorporated (1989–1991)
  • Pharmacy Intern, Owl Drug Co (1985–1989)
  • NPC Industrial Intern, Merck, Sharp and Dohme (1988)

Awards and Honors:

  • Fellow of the American Society of Consultants Pharmacists (2017)
  • Chapter Alumni Member of the Year (2017)
  • Teacher of the Year (2016)
  • Outstanding Teacher Award (2016)
  • Pharmacy Practice Faculty Preceptor of the Year. (2015)
  • Faculty Member of the Year (2013)
  • Western New York Residency Preceptor Award (2010)
  • Exceptional Scholar Teaching Innovation Award (2008)
  • Clinical Practitioner of the Year (2007)
  • American Society of Consultants Pharmacists (2006)
  • Teacher of the Year Nominee (2005)
  • Teacher of the Year Nominee (2001)
  • American Society of Consultants Pharmacists (1994)
  • Who's Who Among American College Students (1989)
  • Upjohn Achievement Award (1989)
  • Pharmacist Achievement Award (1988)
  • Outstanding Young Men of America (1988)
  • Patient Counseling Competition Winner (1988)
  • Inducted into Phi Lambda Sigma, Pharmacy Leadership Society (1987)
  • McKesson Leadership Award (1987)

UB 2020 Strategic Strengths:

  • Health and Wellness Across the Lifespan

Grants and Sponsored Research:

  • October 2020–April 2022
    Promoting Interdisciplinary Approaches to Geroscience Research
    SUNY Research Seed Grant Program RFP #20-02-RSG
    Role: Co-Investigator
  • August 2020–July 2021
    Planning for NIA R21/R33 Grant- Patient Driven Deprescribing to Enhance Successful Aging
    US Deprescribing Research Network
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    $60,000
  • May 2019–April 2021
    Community-Based Participatory Research for Reducing Medication Harm among Retirees
    Retirement Research Foundation
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    $200,000
  • August 2019–July 2020
    The Deprescribing Network of Western New York for Successful Aging
    UB Seeds for Innovation in Successful Aging
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $30,000
  • June 2018–June 2019
    Collaborative Drug Safety Management with Frail Elders & Caregivers for Successful Aging
    University at Buffalo, Innovative Micro-Programs Accelerating Collaboration in Themes (IMPACT)
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $35,000
  • June 2018–May 2019
    Development of a Micro-Credential on the Newly Developed Pharmacist Patient Care Process for Use in Pharmacy and Health Profession Programs: Promoting Patient-Centered Care
    SUNY Innovative Instruction Technology Grants (IITG) program
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $20,000
  • April 2017–March 2018
    Collaborative Drug Safety Management Capable of Deprescribing Across the Healthcare System
    School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Seed Support Program
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $10,000
  • July 2015–June 2016
    Improving Safe Medication Use in Elders Living in Rural Settings
    Health Foundation for Western & Central New York
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    $40,109
  • July 2002–July 2005
    Interdisciplinary Patient Safety Training Program
    Health Resources and Services Administration
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $537,840

Journal Articles:

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Professional Memberships:

  • American Geriatrics Society (2017–present)
  • Society of Palliative Care Pharmacists; Board of Trustees, Hospice representative (2017–2019)
  • Phi Lambda Sigma (Pharmacy Leadership Society), Beta Omicron Chapter, Chapter Co-Advisor (2017–present)
  • Society of Palliative Care Pharmacists; Founding member (2016–present)
  • American Society of Pain Educators (2013–present)
  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists; Member (2011–2012)
  • The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization - National Council of Hospice and Palliative Professionals; Pharmacists' section Leader (2010–2015)
  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists; Member (2009–2012)
  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists; Member (2007–2008)
  • New York State Chapter of American College of Clinical Pharmacy; Member (2007)
  • The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization; NHPCO 21st Management and Leadership Conference, Planning Committee (2006–present)
  • The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization; NHPCO 6th Clinical Team Conference, Planning Committee (2004–2005)
  • The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization - National Council of Hospice and Palliative Professionals; Steering committee member - Pharmacists‘ section (2003–2009)
  • American Society of Consultants Pharmacists; ASCP Foundation & Eli Lilly, Inc – Senior Care Pharmacy Student Rotations Planning Committee, (2002–2004)
  • Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity; Advisor, Gamma Iota Chapter (2001–2012)
  • American Society of Consultants Pharmacists; Upstate Director, New York State Chapter (2001–2004)
  • American Society of Consultants Pharmacists; Advisor, University at Buffalo Student Chapter (2000–present)
  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (2000–present)
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy (2000–2002)
  • American Society of Consultants Pharmacists; Member, Educational Affairs Council (2000–2001)
  • American Medical Writers Association (2000–2001)
  • American Geriatrics Society (1998–2004)
  • American Pharmacists Association; Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management, Specialized Pharmacy Services Section, New Practitioner Member-at-Large (1993–1994)
  • American Pharmacists Association; New Practitioner Advisory Committee - Chairman (1993–1994)
  • American Society of Consultants Pharmacists; Member (1991–present)
  • American Pharmacists Association; New Practitioner Advisory Committee - Member (1990–1993)
  • American Pharmacists Association; Student APhA Chapter President, Albany College of Pharmacy (1986–1987)
  • Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity; Brother, Beta Delta Chapter (1985–present)
  • American Pharmacists Association; Member (1984–1995)
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Presentations:

  • "Safe Medication Use in Older People and Deprescribing Principles" Family Medicine Residency Lecture Series, Erie County Medical Center (2021)
  • "Implementation of a micro-credential to develop skills for application of the pharmacists' patient care process." 2020 ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition Virtual (2020)
  • "Deprescribing Research: Addressing Study Design, Measurement, and Implementation Challenges in Primary Care" North American Primary Care Research Group 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting (2020)
  • "Development of Video Animations to Encourage Patient-Driven Deprescribing: A Team Alice Study" North American Primary Care Research Group 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting (2020)
  • "Student Wellness: Supporting and advising students during social distancing" UB SPPS Pharmacy Practice Faculty Development Workshop (2020)
  • "Transforming Curriculum using Micro-Credentials on the Pharmacist Patient Care Process" American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education (2020)
  • "Team Alice – Leveraging Tragedy into Action" US Deprescribing Research Network Webinar (2020)
  • "MeRIT Project: Comprehensive Medication Management for High Risk Patients in the Primary Care Setting: A Deprescribing Approach" 2020 ACCP Virtual Poster Symposium (VPS) (2020)
  • "Abstraction Hierarchy for Understanding the Primary Care Office to De-prescribe Medication in Older Adults" 2020 International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care (2020)
  • "Identification and Prevalence of Medications Administered Twenty-Four and Eight Hours Prior to a Reported Fall" 2020 PSSNY Midwinter Meeting (2020)
  • "Knowledge and attitudes of doctor of pharmacy students regarding deprescribing: a cross-sectional study" 2019 ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition (2019)
  • "Medication component of fall risk assessment tools: a systematic review" 2019 ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition (2019)
  • "Potentially inappropriate medication use in the elderly population and their prevalence in hospital and nursing home admissions" 2019 ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition (2019)
  • "An innovative partnership to address deprescribing in the older adults: a multi-stakeholder, cross system approach" North American Primary Care Research Group 2019 Annual Meeting (2019)
  • "Pharmacists’ Response to the Opioid Epidemic: Opioid Specific Counseling" The Pharmacy Role in Addressing the Opioid Epidemic Conference, Hudson Valley Pharmacy Society (2019)
  • "Be a Hero to a Dying Patient: Symptom Management at End of Life" NYS ASCP Upstate meeting (2019)
  • "Utilizing Creative Strategy to Increase Early Points of Entry" NYS Department of Health, Alzheimer’s Disease Program Annual Contractors Meeting (2019)
  • "Micro-Credential Development for the new Pharmacist Patient Care Process for Use in Pharmacy and Health Profession Programs: Promoting Patient-Centered Care" 28th Annual SUNY Conference on Instruction & Technology (2019)
  • "Opioid Safety: A Community Pharmacy Intervention to Prevent Opioid Adverse Drug Events" Taking Action Together: A Community Conversation on Opioids (2019)
  • "Characterization and Factors Influencing Medication Treatment Concordance With Heart Failure (HF) Guidelines in Patients Admitted for HF to a Hospice Program" 2018 ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition (2018)
  • "Preliminary review of the literature to develop a medication fall risk assessment tool" 2018 ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition (2018)
  • "A Review of Interventions to Reduce Polypharmacy in the Elderly: Lost in Translation?" North American Primary Care Research Group 2018 Annual Meeting (2018)
  • "Introduction to Palliative Care for the Consultant Pharmacist" American Society of Consultant Pharmacists Annual Meeting Preconference Workshop: Pharmacopalliation in the Older Adult (2018)
  • "Pharmacopalliation in the Older Adult" American Society of Consultant Pharmacists Annual Meeting (2018)
  • "Provider-identified barriers and facilitators to successful clinical pharmacist integration into primary care for deprescribing plans in older adults" North American Primary Care Research Group 2018 Annual Meeting (2018)
  • "Faculty Citizenship: What is it and What Do We Do with It?" UB SPPS Pharmacy Practice Faculty Development Workshop (2018)
  • "Addressing pain management in Primary Care: Clinical Pearls" UB|MD 2018 Primary Care Update Conference (2018)
  • "Evaluation of Pharmacy Students' Ability to Identify Falls Risk Increasing Drugs Through In-Class Actual Patient-Based Utilization of a Medication Falls Risk Assessment Tool" 2017 ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition (2017)
  • "Collaborative Drug Safety Management Capable of Deprescribing Across the Healthcare System" North American Primary Care Research Group 2017 Annual Meeting (2017)
  • "The Pharmacist’s Apprentice: What students have learned and how to incorporate them into your practice" American Society of Consultant Pharmacists Annual Meeting 2017, American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (2017)
  • "Medication Management and Fall Prevention in Older Adults – Introduction of the ASCP-NCOA Falls Risk Reduction Toolkit" ASCP Midstate meeting, American Society of Consultant Pharmacists NY State Chapter (2017)
  • "Opioid Prescriber Training Program – Palliative Care, End of Life Care" Enduring Webinar, University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Office of Continuing Pharmacy Education (2017)
  • "Ready, “STEADI,” Go for Fall Prevention." A Matter of Balance Managing Concerns About Falls Conference, Ardent Solutions (2017)
  • "Evaluation of pharmacists’ and student pharmacists’ perception of the use of a medication therapy management (MTM) based medication falls risk assessment tool (MFRAT)" 2016 ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition (2016)
  • "A Collaborative Approach to Falls Prevention: Using the ASCP/NCOA Toolkit" American Society of Consultant Pharmacists Annual Meeting 2016, American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (2016)
  • "Development of an interprofessional educational (IPE) experience wellness clinic to reduce fall risk in community dwelling seniors" New York State Chapter of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy Fall Clinical Meeting (2016)
  • "JCPP Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process" 2016 Annual Experiential Education Preceptor Development Program, UB SPPS (2016)
  • "Quality-Based Clinical Service Foundations for the Advanced Community Pharmacy Network: Beers Criteria 2015 – Where do we go from here?" , PAWNY-IHA Wellness Initiative (2016)
  • "Transition of Care: Identifying Challenges and Discussing Best Practices in the Hospital, Community, Primary Care, and Institutional and Settings" , University at Buffalo, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Office of Post Graduate Education (2015)
  • "Medication Management and Fall Prevention in Older Adults" , University at Buffalo, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Office of Post Graduate Education (2015)
  • "Medication Management and Fall Prevention in Older Adults" Office of Post Graduate Education, University at Buffalo, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (2015)
  • "Delivering Medication Therapy Management Services Certificate" , Jones Memorial Hospital’s Walchli Education Room (2015)
  • "Medication Management and Fall Prevention in Older Adults" Jones Memorial Hospital’s Walchli Education Room (2015)
  • "Medication and Falls Prevention: What’s your risk?" Allegany County Office for the Aging Senior Forum (2015)
  • "Fall prevention for community-dwelling older adults - exercise, home safety, and medication management" Association for Gerontology in Higher Education 41st Annual Meeting & Educational Leadership Conference (2015)
  • "Medication and Falls Prevention: What’s your risk?" Allegany County Office for the Aging Senior Forum (2014)
  • "Medication management for Older Adults" Investing in an Elder-Competent Workforce - Learning Session, Health Foundation for Western & Central New York (2014)
  • "Medication and Falls Prevention: What’s your risk?” “A Matter of Balance”" Class Reunion Allegany/Western Steuben Rural Health Network, Inc., Allegany County Fall Prevention Collaboration (2014)
  • "Pharmacy: Issues and Updates Impacting End of Life Issues" Webinar, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (2013)
  • "Hospice Care: Challenges, Unmet Needs and Future Perspective." 2013 Annual Meeting and Exposition, American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, Approaches to Provide the Best End-of-Life Care in Hospice Patients Symposium (2013)
  • "Medication and Falls Prevention: What’s your risk?" Growing Stronger Gala, Allegany/Western Steuben Rural Health Network, Inc. Allegany County Fall Prevention Collaboration (2013)
  • "16. Pain Management Program Session 3: When Nerves Hurt: Common Neuropathies and their Treatment" University at Buffalo, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences CPE (2013)
  • "Establishing a Hospice/Pharmacy School collaboration" University of New England School of Pharmacy (2013)
  • "Leaning Into Tough Times: Shifting Your Hospice Team Out of Resistance and Into New Possibilities" 14th Clinical Team Conference and Pediatric Intensive Conference, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (2013)
  • "Medication Management and Fall Prevention in Older Adult" Allegany County Fall Prevention Collaborative, Allegany/Western Steuben Rural Health Network, Inc. (2013)
  • "APhA Pharmacy Based Immunization Delivery" , University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (2013)
  • "April Interdisciplinary Topic - Proper Medication Disposal: Current Strategies" Webinar, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (2013)
  • "Evaluation of a Faculty Pharmacist Directed Doctor of Pharmacy Student Medication Reconciliation Service in a Hospice Setting" 2012 ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition (2012)
  • "Medication Therapy Management services for home-based hospice patients to optimize symptom control" 2011 ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition (2012)
  • "Medication Safety in the Elderly" Eastern Niagara Hospital Medical Staff Education Dinner Meeting (2012)
  • "Mobilizing Healthcare Evolution: Innovation to Optimize Care in Aging Adults. Gerontology Institute Platform Presentation." Gerontology Lecture Series, Gerontology Institute (2012)
  • "Safe prescribing in the Elderly" Eastern Niagara Hospital CME series, Eastern Niagara Hospital (2012)
  • "What to do about Opioids - Opioid induced addiction and death: A Modern Epidemic" Pain Management CE series - UB SoPPS, University At Buffalo, SoPPS, OPGE (2012)
  • "June Quality and Regulatory Topic - Pharmacy Issues and Updates" Webinar, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (2012)
  • "Pharmacy Issues and Updates" Webinar, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (2012)
  • "What Pharmacists Need to Know About Practicing in Hospice and Palliative Care" NYS ASCP Midstate meeting, NYS ASCP (2012)
  • "APhA Pharmacy Based Immunization Delivery" , University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (2012)
  • "Do You Trust Your Team? Does Your Team Trust You?" 27th Management and Leadership Conference, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (2012)
  • "Hospice Pharmacy Issues" 27th Management and Leadership Conference, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (2012)
  • "APhA Pharmacy Based Immunization Delivery" , University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (2012)
  • "Pharmacist Utilization in Hospice Organizations" 2010 ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition (2011)
  • "Hospice: Where medicine meets voodoo - unique uses of meds/interventions for end of life symptoms" , WNYSHP (2011)
  • "APhA Pharmacy Based Immunization Delivery." , University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (2010)
  • "APhA Pharmacy Based Immunization Delivery." , University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (2010)
  • "Impact of Pharmacist Intervention on Outcomes in the Palliative Care Setting" 2009 ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition (2009)
  • "APhA Pharmacy Based Immunization Delivery." , University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (2009)
  • "APhA Pharmacy Based Immunization Delivery." , University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (2009)
  • "Clinical Impact of Nation-Wide Narcotic Shortages: Medication Substitution and Dosing Conversions" Webinar, American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (2009)
  • "APhA Pharmacy Based Immunization Delivery." , University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (2009)
  • "APhA Pharmacy Based Immunization Delivery." , University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (2009)
  • "APhA Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery" , SUNY at Buffalo, SoPPS (2009)
  • "Setting the Stage: How to be an Effective Practitioner During Your First 5 Years of Practice." , Western New York Society of Health-System Pharmacists (2009)
  • "Analysis Of Nausea And Vomiting Symptom Management At An Inpatient Hospice Facility" 2008 ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition (2008)
  • "Pain Management in Oncology Patients" Pharmacy Oncology Symposium 2008, Roswell Park Cancer Institute (2008)
  • "Medication Management in a Hospice Setting" University at Buffalo, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences: “Introducing Medication Management into Your Clinical Practice” Symposium (2007)
  • "Nausea and Vomiting at the End-of-Life" HospiScript Services LLC Regional Conference, HospiScript Services LLC (2006)
  • "Methadone: Which dose is right for your Patient?" 7th Clinical Team Conference, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (2006)
  • "Single Dose Fluconazole Versus Standard Treatment with Nystatin: Treatment of Oral Candidiasis" National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, 7th Clinical Team Conference (2006)
  • "Constipation in Hospice Patients" HospiScript Services LLC, Lunch and Learn National Audioconference, HospiScript Services LLC (2006)
  • "The Consequence of Aging on Drug Disposition" Western New York Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists Fall CE Symposium (2005)
  • "How to get the most from your Hospice Pharmacist." 6th Clinical Team Conference, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (2005)
  • "Methadone: Which dose is right for your Patient?" 6th Clinical Team Conference, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (2005)
  • "What Pharmacists Need to Know about Practicing in Hospice and Palliative Care." 6th Clinical Team Conference, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, 15. Pharmacist’s Toolkit for Hospice and Palliative Care - Preconference seminar (2005)
  • "Clinical Pharmacy Services in Hospice Care: A Cost Benefit Analysis" National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, 19th Management and Leadership Conference (2004)
  • "Collaborative Patient Safety Training to Address ACGME Core Competencies" Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Meeting of the North American Primary Care Research Group (2004)
  • "Use of a Safety Journal to Enhance a Systems-Based Practice Curriculum" ABMS/ACGME Conference on Systems-Based Practice (2004)
  • "Safe Medication Use in Older Patients- How not to let your patients get poisoned" Kinney Drug Company CE series (2004)
  • "Hospice Affiliation with a Doctor of Pharmacy Profession Experience Program." 5th Clinical Team Conference, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (2004)
  • "Mobile Palliative Care Assessment Team (MPCAT™): A Consultation Service for Nursing Homes" National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, 5th Clinical Team Conference (2004)
  • "First, Do No Harm” Safe Use of Medication in Older Persons With Pain" Pharmaceutical Society of Rochester (2003)
  • "Pain Management in Older Patients: Challenges and Solutions" The University of Michigan College of Pharmacy, The Tom D. Rowe 52nd Annual Pharmacy Lectures (2003)
  • "HRSA-Funded Collaborative Patient Safety Training to Address ACGME Core Competencies" American Academy of Family Physicians Ambulatory Primary Care Patient Safety Research and Education Conference (2003)
  • "Clinical Evidence: Integrating Evidence-Based Medicine into Your Practice" 25th Midyear Conference and Exhibition, American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (2003)
  • "Grand Rounds: Advanced Concepts in Geriatric Problem-Solving" 33rd Annual Meeting and Exhibition, American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (2002)
  • "Evaluation of the use of PDA technology to improve Doctor of Pharmacy experiential programs" Monash University Pharmacy Practice Symposium, Experiential Teaching and Learning in Pharmacy (2002)
  • "Pain Management Options in Demented Patients" Western New York Directors of Nursing Association (2002)
  • "Methadone – A Pain Management Alternative" Niagara Hospice (2002)
  • "Implications of OTC Medications Use and Age in the Prevention and Treatment of Peptic Ulcer Disease" University at Buffalo, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences: Pharmacy Career Pathways and Continuing Education Program (2000)
  • "New Treatment Options for Influenza" Glaxo Wellcome (1999)
  • "Selective Cyclooxygenase 2 (COX-2) inhibitors: New Treatment Options for Arthritis." University at Buffalo, Doctor of Pharmacy Candidate Seminar Series (1999)
  • "Donepezil in the Nursing Home: A proposed criteria for use" State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Pharmacy, Doctor of Pharmacy Candidate Seminar Series (1998)
  • "New Treatments of Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia" , Sponsored by Eisai Pharmaceuticals (1997)
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Service Activities:

  • AACP Liaison -White House Office National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP); Faculty Liaison (2016–present)
  • Advisement Committee; Committee Member (2015–present)
  • Alive Inside: A Story of Music and Memory – Professional Panelist; Panel Member (2015)
  • Assessment and Evaluation Committee; 2015 PCOA Exam coordinator; Committee Member (2014–present)
  • Pharmacy Admissions Pharm Speak; Coordinator (2014–present)
  • CMS summit on Hospice and Part D; Centers for Medicare/Medicaid stakeholders meeting on Hospice and Part D payment, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, Representative; Invited Participant (2014)
  • IPRO Pain Management Coalition Technical Expert Committee; Committee Member (2014–present)
  • Journal of Palliative Medicine; Manuscript Title: Effectiveness of the buccal mucosa route for methadone administration at the end of life; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2013)
  • Home Care Compounding Pharmacy Technical Advisory Panel (TAP); The Joint Commission The Panel will advise The Joint Commission on the state of the evidence regarding patient safety and quality issues related to sterile and non-sterile compounding of medications. In addition, the Panel will address the importance, fe; Panel Member (2013–2014)
  • Pharmaceutical Care Committee; Chair (2013–present)
  • Search Committee, Clinical Assistant Profession, Pharmaceutical Care practice; Chair (2013)
  • CPE Steering Committee; Committee Member (2013–present)
  • Curriculum Committee; Committee Member (2013–present)
  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration meeting regarding compounding pharmacies; National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Represent the interests of Hospices regarding the proposes changes in FDA governance of compounding pharmacies in the aftermath of the NECC situation.; Advisory Committee (2012)
  • Admission Interviewer; Interview candidates for the Doctor of Pharmacy degree to determine if an offer should be made. Class of 2017 = 9; Reviewer (2012)
  • Admission Review; Rapidly review applicants for the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Doctor of Pharmacy degree to determine if an interview should be offered. Candidates for Class of 2017 = 11; Reviewer (2012)
  • "What to do About Opioids" CE Program - 3 part Pain series; Committee Member (2012)
  • Pain Management and Palliative Care in Geriatrics and Advanced Illness; American Society of Consultant Pharmacists Advised on the development of this ASCP Pain and Palliative Care Practice Based Activity.; Advisory Committee (2012)
  • Admission Interviewer; Interview candidates for the Doctor of Pharmacy degree to determine if an offer should be made. Class of 2016 = 8; Reviewer (2011)
  • Admission Review; Rapidly review applicants for the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Doctor of Pharmacy degree to determine if an interview should be offered. Candidates for Class of 2016 = 14; Reviewer (2011)
  • Curriculum Committee; Member (2011)
  • Pain and Palliative Care Pharmacy Role Delineation Study; Board of Pharmacy Specialties Review and comment on work created by a committee to outline the roles of pharmacist in pain and palliative care in preparation for a submission to the BPS.; Reviewer (2011)
  • ACPE Accreditation Self-Study Committee; Co-Chair (2010)
  • Science Network Steering committee; St. Joseph‘s Collegiate Institute Develop the SJCI Science Network to provide opportunities for SJCI students in science related summer internships. Linked SoPPS faculty member Joseph Balthasar to network which provided 2 summer internships in 2009. Dev; Member (2009–2016)
  • Pharmacotherapeutic Coordinators Committee; Member (2008–present)
  • Professional Experience Program; Interim Chair; Chair (2007)
  • Search Committee, Director, Experiential Education Office; Chair (2007)
  • 2006 AACP Institute - Building an Effective Structure and Process for Experiential Education, Lansdowne, VA; Team leader charged with developing the Experiential Education program in accordance with ACPE accreditation. Developed and implemented the Office of Experiential Education.; Other (2006)
  • Pharmaceutical Care Committee; Chair (2005–2010)
  • Pharmaceutical Care Committee; Member (2002–present)
  • Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery Certificate Program; Direct the provision of the Pharmacy-BasedImmunization Delivery Certificate Program with the staff of the OPGE.; Director (2001–present)
  • Academic Affairs Committee; Committee Member (2001–2010)
  • Awards Committee; Committee Member (2001–present)
  • Research Retreat Committee; Committee Member (2001)

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211 Pharmacy Building
Buffalo, NY 14214-8033
Phone: (716) 645-4777
rgwahler@buffalo.edu