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Tools for Partnered Research

What is Patient-Centered Research? Video: This video describes what patient-centered outcomes research is and what it means for pharmacy research.

What is the Pharmacy Innovation Network? Video: This 3 minute video describes the Pharmacy Innovation Network, its goals, why to join, and how to get involved.

Do’s and Don’ts of Research Recruitment: This pamphlet provides examples of how pharmacists or the pharmacy staff should and should not go about recruiting patients for research studies.

Pharmacist-Facing Study Summary: This tool can be used by researchers to summarize key study information for pharmacists who are engaging potential patients in research.

What Does Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Mean for Pharmacists? Video: This video describes what PCOR is and how pharmacists can use information from PCOR to help provide better patient care.

Pharmacist Research Training Video: This video demonstrates an example of how a pharmacist might interact with a patient to help recruit a patient to a study.

Top 10 Questions for Patients: This document outlines 10 questions that a patient may want to ask researchers before signing up to participate in a research study.

Patient-Facing Research Study Summary: This tool can be used by researchers to summarize key study information in patient friendly language.

Toolbox for Creating Sustainable Partnerships with Patients and Families in Research: The Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care aims to transform health care through partnerships. This website serves as an example of how working together with patients in research can have a great impact on patient care.

Collaboration with Prescribers

Collaboration Toolkit: Development of this toolkit was funded through a grant from the Community Pharmacy Foundation. Pharmacists can use the items contained in this toolkit to facilitate development of collaborative working relationships with prescribers.

Sample Infographic: This sample infographic serve as a guide for pharmacists on how they can use their own prescription dispensing data to engage prescribers in conversations about mutual patients. This manuscript provides more information on how you can use infographics to facilitate collaborations.

Medication Adherence

Medication Access and Adherence Tool (MAAT): This 5-item validated MAAT can be easily administered by pharmacists to their patients. Responses to each item provide pharmacists with insight on how to best address their patients’ adherence issues. The MAAT is being used in clinical practice and in research to assess patients’ medication-taking behaviors. Contact us at for permission to utilize the MAAT.

Research Support

The Pharmacy Innovation Network team are available to help network pharmacists with their research needs including research training, project design, and other research support. Contact us a for more information.

Education/Training Support

Pitt CTSI Ethics Training: The Community Partner Research Ethics Training and certification is intended for community partners who are actively involved in research with human subjects to learn about conducting research that is both ethical and safe.

Test2Learn: The University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy in partnership with the National Association of Chain Drug Stores has launched the Test2Learn™ Community-Based Pharmacogenomics Certificate Program. The certificate program enables students to learn by using real genetic data in highly interactive exercises including an optional activity for learners to undergo personal genomic testing. At each stop on the national tour, pharmacist participants will engage in the in-person aspect of the program as well as receive the instruction necessary to administer the training to others.

DM EducateTM: DM EducateTM is a comprehensive diabetes management course available for health care professionals and students that provides users a multidisciplinary foundation in the principles of diabetes management. The contributing faculty members are nationally recognized educators and practitioners in the disciplines of pharmacy, nursing, medicine, behavioral psychology, dietetics, and exercise physiology.