In June 2000, Dr. Ingrid Sketris of the College of Pharmacy received a Chair in health services research, valued at $3 million over 10 years. The Chair is funded by the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation (CHSRF) and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and is cosponsored by the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation. Through their research Dr. Sketris and her team will examine issues related to drug use management and policy. She has established a Drug Use Management and Policy residency which has had 27 residents.
Kilcher A, Sketris IS. 2003. Mentoring Resource Handbook: A Guide for Faculty, Researchers and Decision Makers. Halifax (NS): Dalhousie University. College of Pharmacy; May 2003. ISBN#0-7703-8510-9.
MacKinnon N, Sketris IS. 2002. Pharmaceutical Outcomes. International Encyclopedia of Clinical Pharmacy. Encyclopedia of Clinical Pharmacy 10.1081/E-ECP p.701-706.
Groves KEM, Sketris IS, Tett SE. 2003. Prescription Drug Samples - Does this Marketing Strategy Counteract Policies for Quality Use of Medicines? J Clin Pharm Ther; 28:259-271.
Campbell CA, Cooke CA, Weerasinghe SDS, Sketris IS, McLean-Veysey PR, Skedgel CD. 2003. Topical Corticosteroid Prescribing Patterns Following Changes in Drug Benefit Status. Ann Pharmacother; 37:787-93.
Sketris IS, Metge CJ, Blackburn JL, MacCara ME, Comeau DG, Kephart GC, Ross JL. 2002. The Use of the WHO Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical/Defined Daily Dose Methodology in Canada. Drug Information J (Accepted).
Howlett J, Sketris IS, Cox JL, Horne SG, O’Reilly M, Johnstone DE. 2002. Identifying opportunities to address the congestive heart failure burden. The improving cardiovascular outcomes in Nova Scotia (ICONS) study. Can J Cardiology; 19(4):439-444.
Morningstar BA, Sketris IS, Kephart GC, Sclar DA. 2002. Use of antihyperglycemic drugs in Nova Scotia Seniors 1993-1999. Can J Clin Pharmacol (9) 3:123-129.
Rockwood K, Brown MG, Merry H, Sketris IS. 2002. Societal costs of vascular cognitive impairment in older adults. Stroke June; 33(6):1605-9.
Morningstar BA, Sketris IS, Kephart GC, Sclar DA. 2002. Variation in pharmacy prescription refill adherence measures by type of oral antihyperglycemic drug therapy in seniors in Nova Scotia, Canada. J Clin Pharm Ther 27:1-8.
MacCara ME, Sketris IS, Comeau DG, Weerasinghe SD. 2001. Impact of a limited fluoroquinolone reimbursement policy on antimicrobial prescription claims. Ann Pharmacother; 35:852-858.
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