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Our Leaders & Partners  

Charles L. Bennett, PhD


Rick G. Schnellmann, PhD


Leadership for the Center

Chair

Charles L. Bennett, PhD, Endowed Chair, Center of Economic Excellence for Medication Safety & Efficacy and Frank P. and Josie M. Fletcher Professor of Pharmacy.

Research Interests

  • Adverse drug reactions
  • Costs and quality of cancer care
  • Health policy and minority issues for cancer patients
  • Low literacy and cancer prevention, screening, detection, and treatment

Principal Investigator

Rick G. Schnellmann, PhD, Principal Investigator, Center of Economic Excellence for Medication Safety & Efficacy and Chair, Department of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences, South Carolina College of Pharmacy.

Research Interests

  • Signaling pathways of cell injury, death (apoptosis and necrosis) in epithelial and cancer cells
  • Regeneration of epithelial cells following injury 


Ronald O. Nickel, PharmD


Sandra S. Garner, PharmD


Amy Thompson, PharmD

Kristy Brittain, PharmD


Center for Medication Safety

  • Ronald O. Nickel, PharmD, Outreach Coordinator, Center for Medication Safety, and Associate Professor, South Carolina College of Pharmacy, MUSC Campus, Department of Pharmacy and Clinical Sciences

  • Sandra S. Garner, PharmD, Associate Professor, South Carolina College of Pharmacy, MUSC Campus, Department of Pharmacy and Clinical Sciences

  • Amy Thompson, PharmD, Assistant Professor, South Carolina College of Pharmacy, MUSC Campus, Department of Pharmacy and Clinical Sciences

  • Kristy Brittain, PharmD, Assistant Professor, South Carolina College of Pharmacy, MUSC Campus, Department of Pharmacy and Clinical Sciences


Patrick Mauldin, PhD


Richard Schulz, PhD


Pharmacoepidemiologic and Pharmacoeconomic Research Unit

  • Patrick D. Mauldin, PhD, Associate Professor, South Carolina College of Pharmacy, MUSC Campus, Department of Pharmacy and Clinical Sciences
  • Richard Schulz PhD, Professor, South Carolina College of Pharmacy, USC Campus, Department of Pharmaceutical and Health Outcomes Sciences


C. Lindsay DeVane, PharmD



Pharmacogenomics Research Unit

  • C. Lindsay DeVane, PharmD, Professor, MUSC Institute of Psychiatry


Our Partners

The Center for Medication Safety is working strategically to develop partnerships throughout the state of South Carolina. While we are currently in a pilot phase of the program, we envision a wide reaching network of partners. Our current partners include:


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