The William B. Abrams Award in Geriatric Clinical Pharmacology was established in 1996 to honor an investigator in geriatric clinical pharmacology for outstanding contributions to the field.
Dr. Yu-Jung "Jenny" Wei and co-authors were published in the PLOS Medicine Special Issue in November.
Opioid-related hospitalizations among older adults have been increased by more than 50 percent over the past decade.
UF researchers reviewed more than 13 million patients using carisoprodol, a powerful muscle relaxant.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services criteria are used to flag high-risk patients for opioid abuse and overdose.
The study examines the prevalence and factors associated with the long-term concurrent use of stimulants and opioids among adults with ADHD.
The selection committee deemed Wei's geriatric and psychiatric pharmacoepidemiology research as "uniquely worthy of this award."
Wei, Ph.D., an assistant professor of pharmaceutical outcomes and policy, shares the advice she'd give to her younger self in this video produced for the Today Show online.
Love and support helped UF College of Pharmacy Assistant Professor Dr. Yu-Jung (Jenny) Wei and her husband, Dr. Ting-Yuan (David) Cheng, land prestigious K awards.
Drs. Joshua Brown and Yu-Jung “Jenny” Wei were selected as Pepper Scholars by the UF Institute on Aging.