Cheryl Sadowski, B.Sc.(Pharm), Pharm.D., FCSHP

Professor, Faculty of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences


Professor, Faculty of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences
(780) 492-5078
3-229 Edmonton Clinic Health Academy
11405 - 87 Ave NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 1C9


Area of Study / Keywords

Geriatrics geriatric syndromes pharmacotherapy pharmacy practice



B.Sc.(Pharm) - University of Manitoba - 1994

Pharmacy Residency (Industrial Pharmacy) - University of Toronto/Upjohn Company of Canada - 1995

Pharm.D. - Wayne State University - 1998

Pharmacy Residency (ASHP-accredited, Geriatrics) - Campbell University School of Pharmacy - 1999

Fellowship in Health System Improvement - School of Public Health, University of Alberta - 2017

Clinical Practice

Geriatric Outpatient Clinic, Misericordia Community Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (2003-present)

Awards (past 5 years)

2017   AFPC Janssen Award for Innovation in Education for PHARM 452 Pharmacy Practice – Design and Function

2016  Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists Alberta Branch Recognition Award

           Demonstrating excellence in patient-centred care

2015   Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists Alberta Branch Recognition Award: Demonstrating collaboration across professions and disciplines

Organizations (current memberships and involvement)

American Geriatrics Society

Canadian Geriatrics Society

Canadian Association on Gerontology

Gerontological Society of America

Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists

Canadian Pharmacists Association


Current Grant Funding

A Quality Improvement Project to Address lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) by pharmacists in the community. 

  • Investigators: Sadowski CA (PI), Al Hamarneh Y, Tsuyuki R, Wagg A, Hunter K, Schulz J. 
  • Canadian dollars: $109,813.44
  • Funder: Pfizer Canada ULC
  • Date: 02/2020 – 02/2021

Aging, Community and Health Research Unit (ACHRU) Community Partnership Program for Diabetes Self-Management for Older Adults - Canada.

  • Investigators: Ploeg, J., Markle-Reid, M., Valaitis, R. (Co-PIs), Principal Applicants: Dicerni, P., Fisher, K., Ganann, R., Graham, P., Gruneir, A., Johnson, B., Légaré, F., Mansell, L., Montelpare, W., Reid, P., Tang, F., Upshur, R.; Co-Applicants: Ben Charif, A., Blais, J., Eurich, D., Gafni, A., Lewis, G., MacCallum, L., Paquette, J-S., Pritchard, J., Riveroll, A., Sadowski, C., Sherifali, D., Thabane, L., & Williamson, T.
  • Canadian Dollars: $1,846,062          
  • Funder: The Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) - Primary and Integrated Health Care Innovations (PIHCI) Network: Programmatic Grants. Matching in-kind: $654,563
  • Dates: 01/2018 – 12/2021

Selected Publications

See Research Gate link:

Abu Fadaleh SM*, Shkrobot J, Makhinova T, Eurich D, Sadowski CA. Financial advantage or barrier when deprescribing for seniors: A case based analysis. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy. [Available online April 2, 2020; accepted March 11, 2020].    

Sadowski CA, Charrois TL, Sehn E, Chatterley T, Kim S. The role and impact of the pharmacist in long-term care settings: A systematic review. Journal of the American Pharmacists Association 2019 [in press, accepted November 12, 2019] Available from:

Raman-Wilms L, Farrell B, Sadowski C, Austin Z. Deprescribing: an educational imperative. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy 2019;15(6):790-795.

Alagiakrishnan K, Ballermann M, Rolfson D, Mohindra K, Sadowski CA, Ausford A, Romney J, Hayward RS. Utilization of Computerized Clinical Decision Support for Potentially Inappropriate Medications. Clinical Interventions in Aging 2019 April;14:753-762.

Khera S, Abbasi M, Dabravolskaj J, Sadowski CA, Yua H, Chevalier B. Appropriateness of Medications in Older Adults Living With Frailty: Impact of a Pharmacist-Led Structured Medication Review Process in Primary Care. J Prim Care Community Health. 2019;10:2150132719890227. doi:10.1177/2150132719890227


Courses Coordinated (last 5 years)

PHARM 387 Pediatrics / Geriatrics -  An integrated science and therapeutics-based course covering the relevant material relating to the physiology, pathophysiology, clinical toxicology, pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, therapeutics,and new or future advances in the treatment and management of age-related issues in special populations.

PHARM 452 Pharmacy Practice - Design and Function -  An interprofessional team course that involves the design of specific artifacts to meet health care needs using principles of universal design, health, function, and patient-centred care. 

Guest Teaching

PHARM 307/345 Dermatology, Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat - Eye health in older adults

PHARM 330 and 430 - Comprehensive Patient Care and Assessment - Interprofessional peer teaching, disability, deprescribing, ambulatory assistive devices

PHARM 397/343 - Lab Values, Urology and Nephrology - Lower urinary tract symptoms 

PHARM 417 Neurology - Movement disorders, dizziness

PHARM 447 Psychiatry - Cognitive impairment

PHARM 498 Research and Directed Studies - Independent student projects

PHARM 499 Women’s and Men’s Health - Men's health, sexual health, hypogonadism

PHARM 503 Advanced Pharmacotherapy - Geriatrics

Experiential Education

PHARM 455 Specialty Pharmacy Rotation - Geriatrics

PHARM 515 PharmD Specialty Elective Rotation - Geriatrics


PHARM 448 - Pharmacotherapy 10

Students will expand their knowledge and skills in order to provide care to various patient populations. Students will engage in active learning and focus on using evidence, applying the biopsychosocial model, making decisions, monitoring outcomes, and adjusting drug therapy for complex patients across the age spectrum. Students will further develop their critical thinking and advocacy skills in the provision of care. (Restricted to Pharmacy students.)

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