WORCESTER, Mass.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Paul L. Jeffrey, PharmD, pharmacy director of the Office of Clinical Affairs within the Center for Health Policy and Research (CHPR) of UMass Medical School's Commonwealth Medicine division, is sharing his expertise at industry events in Massachusetts and Texas this month.
“Research Briefs: Identifying and Managing Controlled Substance Abuse”
Jeffrey participated in a Massachusetts Biotechnology Council (MassBio) discussion, “Selling the Dream: Partners, Payers, & Patients” from 8-10 a.m. on Oct. 8. The forum was held at the MassBio headquarters in Cambridge, Mass.
The panel addressed key issues related to stakeholder collaboration in the drug development process, including commercialization, the role of patients and navigating the changing health care system.
Later this month, Jeffrey will also serve as moderator of a panel discussion, “Research Briefs: Identifying and Managing Controlled Substance Abuse,” at AMCP Nexus 2013: Connecting Health Care and Innovation hosted by the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy. The panel will take place from 9:45-11:15 a.m. on Friday, October 18 in Room 207 of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas.
In his position at CHPR, Jeffrey provides broad clinical support to MassHealth, the Massachusetts Medicaid program. He also serves as director of Pharmacy for MassHealth.
About the University of Massachusetts Medical School
The University of Massachusetts Medical School, one of the fastest-growing academic health sciences centers in the country, has built a reputation as a world-class research institution, consistently producing noteworthy advances in clinical and basic research. The Medical School attracts more than $255 million in research funding annually, 80 percent of which comes from federal funding sources. The mission of the Medical School is to advance the health and well-being of the people of Massachusetts and the world, through pioneering education, research, public service and health care delivery. Commonwealth Medicine, the Medical School’s health care consulting and operations division, provides a wide range of care management and consulting services to government agencies and health care organizations. For more information, visit commed.umassmed.edu.