Partners and Resources


The US Deprescribing Research Network (USDeN) is a community of people united by a shared interest in improving research on deprescribing for older adults. Funded by the National Institute on Aging, USDeN offers pilot grants, investigator development and education, an annual meeting, support for junior investigators, assistance with stakeholder engagement, resources for deprescribing research, and more including opportunities for collaboration and building community. 

Team Alice: Leveraging Tragedy into Action

Team Alice: Leveraging Tragedy into Action

The untimely death of Alice Brennan from inappropriate polypharmacy triggered the formation of Team Alice, a multi-pronged initiative including a patient/caregiver arm (Elder Voices Network), a health system arm (Deprescribing Partnership of Western New York) and an interdisciplinary deprescribing research arm. Alice’s daughter presented her mother’s story and Team Alice researchers shared selected research driven by patients and other stakeholders at this national USDeN webinar from June 2020. 


The Medication educatIon and Safety for SEniors program provides senior citizens with useful information on appropriate and safe use of prescription medications, over-the-counter (OTC) drugs and herbal products. The goal of this program is to prevent medications from causing harm to seniors who are especially vulnerable to adverse effects.

The Primary Care Research Institute at the University at Buffalo is a productive family medicine research unit where world-class investigators dedicate themselves to improving health and patient care.

Within the University at Buffalo's health professions programs, interprofessional education provides every student the opportunity to become an effective collaborative healthcare practitioner by learning teamwork and communication skills with students from the professions of dental medicine, dietetics, law, management, medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physical therapy, public health, and social work.