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Edward                         Bednarczyk

Edward M. Bednarczyk PharmD

Department of Pharmacy Practice

Director, Center for Health Outcomes, Pharmacoinformatics and Epidemiology

Professional Summary:

Research interests are focused to the application of molecular imaging techniques such as positron emission tomography (PET) to assessing drug effects, including the study of migraine headache where we have looked at treatment as well as induction of headache. We have also had recent work looking at opiate receptors in the human brain using 11C-carfentanil, a radiopharmaceutical that binds to the mu opiate receptor.

The characteristics of positron emitting radio nuclides often make them ideal tracers for measuring drug effects. This includes the labeling drugs with PET radio nuclides such as C-11, or F-18. These nuclides allow for creation of labeled drugs nearly identical to their unlabelled counterparts. We have also used ┬│workhorse┬╣ radiopharmaceuticals such as FDG in a variety of settings ranging from measuring the uptake of glucose into white blood cells, to oral administration of this radiopharmaceutical, to application in the assessment of response to drugs in dementia. Other research areas include migraine headache, and neuroreceptor binding studies.

Education and Training:
  • Cardiovascular Clinical Pharmacology Research, University Hospitals of Cleveland/Case Western Reserve University (1989)
  • PharmD, Pharmacy, Medical University of South Carolina, College of Pharmacy (1987)
  • Buffalo General Hospital (1985)
  • BS, The State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Pharmacy (1984)
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice, University at Buffalo, SUNY (2007-present)
Awards and Honors:
  • Fellow (2002)

Journal Articles:
See all (14 more)
  • Brazeau GA; Havard PF; Bednarczyk EM. Implementation and Assessment of a Formal Junior Faculty Review Process for Enhancing Professional Development.. 2008 American Association for Clinical Pharmacy, July 19th - 23rd, 2008. 2008.
  • Bednarczyk EM; Fiebelkorn KD; Brody PM; Brazeau GA. Application of Didactic Knowledge in Real World Pharmaceutical Care Situations. AJPE. 2008; 72.
  • Bednarczyk EM, Wack DS, Lockwood A, Pendergast DR. A pilot study of cerebral blood flow (CBF) under physiologic simulations of altered gravity.. Clin Pharmacol Therap. 2000; 67.
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Professional Memberships:
  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (2008–present)
  • Society for Nuclear Medicine, Eastern Great Lakes Chapter SNM (1995–present)
  • American Headache Society (1995–present)
  • American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (1987–2014)
  • Society for Nuclear Medicine (1987)
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy (1985–present)
  • American Society of Health System Pharmacists (1985)
  • American Pharmacists Association (1984–present)
  • Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International
  • National Headache Foundation
  • New York State Chapter of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy
  • Society of Nuclear Imaging in Drug Development
  • Academy for Molecular Imaging (Society of Nuclear Imaging in Drug Development)
  • International Headache Society
  • American Heart Association
  • American Medical Writers Association
See all (6 more)
  • "Gadolinium and Iodinated Contrast Agents: Mitigating Adverse Events." Annual Meeting, Florida Pharmacists Association (2016)
  • "A feasibility analysis for the development of an international introductory/advanced pharmacy practice experience program in Taiwan" Annual Meeting, American College of Clinical Pharmacy (2015)
  • "An Integrated Peer-Review Annual Faculty Performance Review Process in a Pharmacy Practice Department." 2010 AACP Annual Meeting, AACP (2010)
  • "Implementation and Assessment of a Formal Junior Faculty Review Process for Enhancing Professional Development." 2008 American Association for Clinical Pharmacy, AACP (2008)
  • "Pharmacy's Role in Poison Prevention Outreach Activities for Elementary School Age Children" 2008 Annual Meeting, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) (2008)

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Contact Information

222 Kapoor Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214-8033
Phone: (716) 645-4805
Fax: 7168296093

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