PGY2- Geriatric Pharmacy Practice Residency

The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy’s Geriatric Pharmacotherapy residency is a one-year program offered through the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science and the Peter Lamy Center for Drug Therapy and Aging.  Dr. Whittaker is the current and second director of this program.  The program was was initially established and directed by Dr. Nicole Brandt, who continues to serve as one of its core preceptors.  The program is going into its 15th year and is one of the oldest (pun intended), PGY2 geriatrics residency programs in the country. Its strength lies in the wealth of experience that the preceptors bring in geriatrics and the diversity of experiences the resident has working with geriatric patients in various settings. After completing the program, residents are blossoming geriatrics experts and able to take on highly clinical and/or leadership roles in various settings that care for older adults.

If you have questions about the program or application requirements, please download our Geriatrics Residency Program Description Flyer.

Core Preceptors

Chanel Whittaker, PharmD, BCPS, CGP, FASCP
Residency Program Director and PreceptorDr. Whittaker is an Associate Professor at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy.  Her practice, research, and teaching specialties include geriatric pharmacotherapy, chronic kidney disease, and health communication. She has practiced in a number of ambulatory and community sites, providing medication management services and education to medically complex older adults. Her current practice settings include an interdisciplinary geriatric primary care clinic and renal clinic at the Baltimore Veterans Affairs.
 brandt Nicole Brandt, PharmD, MBA, CGP, BCPP, FASCP
Former Residency Program Director and Core PreceptorDr. Brandt is a Professor at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy.  She has a broad range of expertise in geriatrics, but her passion is promoting optimal care for older adults and has affected this through her educational, clinical as well as healthcare policy work.  Her practice interests include geriatric psychopharmacology, long-term care consulting, and health care policy.  Her practice sites include Pickersgill Community Care Retirement Community, the Baltimore VA Medical Center, and the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy.
clayman Arnie Clayman, PD, FASCP
Core Preceptor Since the Program’s Establishment in 2000Arnie Clayman is the vice president for pharmacy practice and government affairs at the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia. He has been involved in consultant pharmacy practice for more than 20 years. His practice interests include government affairs and long-term care administration and quality improvement.
 hardesty Jennifer Hardesty, PharmD, FASCP
Past Resident (2002-2003) and Core Preceptor (Since 2004)Dr. Hardesty is a clinical pharmacist with special interests in geriatric drug therapy and medication management. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, and completed a specialized geriatrics residency at the Peter Lamy Center for Drug Therapy and Aging. Dr. Hardesty has served as a clinical assistant professor at the Peter Lamy Center on Drugs and Aging. She is currently the director of clinical services for Remedi SeniorCare, providing clinical research, analytics services, and clinical program development for geriatric care centers.

Current Resident

callinan Dr. Stephanie Callinan, PharmD
July 2014 – PresentDr. Callinan obtained her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Rutgers University Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy.  She completed her PGY1 Residency in Pharmacy Practice at the Baltimore VA Medical Center.  Her professional interests include geriatrics, academia, palliative care, and long-term care. Following completion of her residency, Dr. Callinan plans to pursue a position as a clinical pharmacist with an adjunct faculty appointment at an affiliated school of pharmacy.

For More Information:

Please contact Dr. Whittaker at or Dr. Callinan at for additional information about the program.