Geralyn Waters received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences (MCPHS) in Worcester, Massachusetts. She completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Virginia Commonwealth University Health System in Richmond, Virginia, and a PGY2 Drug Information Residency at University of Virginia Health System in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Dr. Waters is a member of the ASHP Section of Inpatient Care Practitioners Advisory Group on Pharmacy Practice Experiences and a member of the Ohio Society of Health-System Pharmacists Legal Affairs Division.
Overview of Facility/Health System
UC Health is corporate health system comprised of an academic medical center, community hospital, long-term acute care hospital, and psychiatric facility.
Dr. Waters is a Drug Policy Development Specialist, and provides leadership for UC Health formulary system management for inpatients and ambulatory patients through involvement with the Drug Policy Development Committee and subcommittees. She develops and provides quality assurance for drug monographs, drug class reviews, therapeutic interchanges, guidelines, and policies. Dr. Waters leads a drug shortage task force for the health system, and coordinates actions for shortage mitigation. Dr. Waters precepts pharmacy residents and students in drug policy, medication use evaluations, pharmacoeconomic analyses, literature review, and medication safety. She is an adjunct assistant professor of pharmacy practice at the University of Cincinnati James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy, and provides didactic guest lectures, and facilitates skills lab sessions.
Initial Involvement in ASHP
"Association with ASHP has provided me with an abundance of resources. Involvement has provided a venue for open communication and dialogue with pharmacy colleagues across the globe. It has been an opportunity to share innovation, and learn and grow with peers."
Advice for Someone New to Your Specialty Area
"Seek out a mentor early and stay connected."
Value of ASHP
"ASHP provides opportunities for engagement with pharmacy colleagues across the country and an opportunity to advance pharmacy practice in a collaborative way."
"ASHP is a unified voice for the pharmacy profession by facilitating clinical advancement, regulatory change, and optimization of medication management and then translating these advancements to support for superlative patient care."