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College of Pharmacy

Faculty and Staff

Charles L. Bennett, M.D., Ph.D.

Title: Professor
Department: Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences (CPOS)
College of Pharmacy
Email: bennettc@cop.sc.edu
Phone: 803-777-9004
Office: College of Pharmacy
715 Sumter Street - CLS 311J
Columbia, SC 29208
Charlie Bennett portrait

Education

M.D.  University of Pennsylvania, 1981
Ph.D.  Pardee RAND Graduate School, 1989

Research Interests

Prescription and over-the-counter drugs are intended to heal, but all too often people have adverse reactions to medications. The wrong pill, the wrong dose or the wrong combination of medications can have serious, life-altering consequences.

Dr. Charles Bennett is a hematologist and oncologist whose research focuses on preventing adverse drug events and improving drug safety. Along with his team at the Medication Safety and Efficacy Center, he is studying ways to make drug information more consumer-friendly and creating new training tools for healthcare providers.

Dr. Bennett has first-hand experience with commercializing technology and starting new companies. In 1998, he founded internationally known RADAR (Research on Adverse Drug events And Reports), which investigates and disseminates information about adverse drug and device reactions. During the last decade, the company’s work has identified potentially fatal and previously unreported side effects associated with more than 40 drugs.

His work is well supported. Dr. Bennett has been awarded more than $4.2 million in federal research grants.

 


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