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Erika E. Ramsdale, M.D.

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Appointment: (585) 275-5823

Administrative: (585) 275-0394

Fax: (585) 273-1042

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MD | University of Kansas School of Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2009 - 06/30/2013
Fellowship in Hematology & Oncology at University of Chicago Medical Center

07/01/2007 - 06/30/2009
Residency in Internal Medicine at University of Chicago Medical Center

07/01/2006 - 06/30/2007
Internship in Internal Medicine at University of Chicago Medical Center

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Hartford Foundation Center of Excellence Scholar

American Society of Clinical Oncology Merit Award

Resident Teaching Award, University of Chicago

2003 - 2004
Post-Sophomore Fellowship in Pathology

Russell J. Eilers Scholarship, University of Kansas School of Medicine

Clendening Fellowship in History and Philosophy of Medicine

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Clinical Trials

Decreasing Polypharmacy in Older Adults With Curable Cancers: a Pilot Cluster-randomized Trial

Lead Researcher: Erika E Ramsdale

This is a single-site cluster-randomized trial to assess efficacy and implementation outcomes of deprescribing interventions in 72 older adults with polypharmacy (PP) and curable cancers initiating chemotherapy. Oncologists (as the cluster) will enroll 6 patients each and will be randomized to either a pharmacist-led deprescribing intervention or patient education intervention. Initial focus groups with oncologists, nurses, pharmacists, primary care physicians, and patients will provide data for initial adaptations to the pharmacist-led intervention arm, and 8 patients will be enrolled as a pre-trial cohort to further refine and adapt the pharmacist-led intervention.

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Journal Articles

Turrentine FE, Rose KM, Hanks JB, Lorntz B, Owen JA, Brashers VL, Ramsdale EE. "Interprofessional training enhances collaboration between nursing and medical students: A pilot study." Nurse education today.. 2016 May; 40:33-8. Epub 2016 Feb 04.

Ramsdale E, Polite B, Hemmerich J, Bylow K, Kindler HL, Mohile S, Dale W. "The Vulnerable Elders Survey-13 predicts mortality in older adults with later-stage colorectal cancer receiving chemotherapy: a prospective pilot study." Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.. 2013 Nov; 61(11):2043-4.

Ramsdale E, Dale W. "Evidence-based guidelines and quality measures in the care of older adults." The virtual mentor : VM.. 2013 Jan 1; 15(1):51-5. Epub 2013 Jan 01.