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College of Pharmacy


Faculty and Staff

Karen McGee, Pharm.D., CDE, CGP

Title: Assistant Professor / Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences/ Adjunct Assistant Professor (USC SOM)
College of Pharmacy
E-mail: mcgee@cop.sc.edu
Phone: 803-777-5393
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Background

Doctor of Pharmacy
University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy, 1989

Bachelor of Science, Pharmacy
University of South Carolina 1995

Certifications

Registered Pharmacist in S.C., 1990

Certified Diabetes Educator, 2006

Certified Geriatric Pharmacist, 2011

As a pharmacy resident at Palmetto Health Richland, Karen McGee established clinical pharmacy services in 1990 for Palmetto SeniorCare, a PACE, long-term care option for frail elders in South Carolina's midlands region. McGee's passion for elder care extends to the classroom where she teaches students about medication use in the elderly. She was named Teacher of the Year in 2000. 

McGee alse serves as an adjunct instructor for the USC School of Medicine where she teaches medical school students about medication use in the elderly. She is currently working on a grant with the USC/Palmetto Health Richland Geriatrics division to promote multi-disciplinary education of healthcare professionals in geriatric pharmacotherapy.

Research Interests

  • geriatric pharmacotherapy
  • medication adherence
  • poly-pharmacy
  • PACE (Program of all inclusive care for the elderly)

Publications

Naplex Review Guide. Glaucoma. Editor: S. Sutton, McGaw Hill, 2011;550

Insulin Use in Hyperglycemia. Drug Topics 2005;149(1):52-60

Current Guidelines for Managing Diabetes Mellitus. Federal Practitioner Nov 2002;19(11):54-63.

Pharmaceutical Care Model for Elderly in S .C. AJHP 2003;60:2350-51.

Mitomycin Induced Pulmonary Toxicity AnnalsPharmacotherapy 1992;26:481-4.

Clonidine in Nicotine Withdrawal. Drug Intelligence and Clinical Pharmacy 1989;23:1035-6.

Imodium AD: A New Antidiarrheal. Palmetto Pharmacist 1988;27(9):16.