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Clinical Pharmacology Donna M Kraus

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Dr Kraus received her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). She worked for several years as a hospital pediatric/obstetric satellite pharmacist before earning her doctorate degree at the UIC. Dr Kraus then completed a postdoctoral pediatric specialty residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. She served as a pediatric intensive care clinical pharmacist for 15 years and for the past 12 years has been an ambulatory care pediatric clinical pharmacist, specializing in pediatric HIV pharmacotherapy and patient/parent medication adherence. Dr Kraus has also served as a clinical pharmacist consultant to a pediatric long-term care facility for over 21 years. She currently holds the appointment of Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice in both the Departments of Pharmacy Practice and Pediatrics at the University of Illinois in Chicago.

In her 33 years of active pharmacy experience, Dr Kraus has dealt with pediatric pharmacy issues and pharmacotherapy problems. She is an active educator and has been a guest lecturer in China, Thailand, and Hong Kong. Dr Kraus has played a leading role in the advanced training of postgraduate pharmacists and has been the Director of the UIC (ASHP accredited) Pediatric Residency and Fellowship Program for 23 years. Dr Kraus' research areas include pediatric drug dosing and developmental pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. She has published a number of articles on various issues of pediatric pharmacy and pharmacotherapy.

Dr Kraus has been an active member of numerous professional associations including the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), Illinois Pharmacists Association (IPhA), American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), and Illinois College of Clinical Pharmacy (ICCP). She has served as Chairperson of the ASHP Commission on Therapeutics; member of the Board of Directors of the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG); Member-at-Large of the Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science (APhA); member of the ASHP, Commission on Credentialing, Design/Writing Group, Educational Outcomes, Goals and Objectives for Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2) Pediatric Pharmacy Residency Programs (2007); and a member of the Alliance for Pediatric Quality, Improve First Measures Task Force. Dr. Kraus also served as an Editorial Board member of the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy and the Journal of Pediatric Pharmacy Practice. Currently, she serves as an Editorial Board member of The Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics. Dr. Kraus was awarded Fellow status by the American Pharmaceutical Association and is the APhA designated author for this handbook.

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