Dr. Lawrence W. Davidow, PhD, RPh

School of Pharmacy - Pharmacy Practice
Clinical Assistant Professor
Director, Pharmacy Skills Laboratory
Primary office:
785-864-4527
School of Pharmacy Building
Room 1001E
The University of Kansas
2010 Becker Drive
Lawrence, KS 66047-1620


Dr. Larry Davidow earned a BS in Pharmacy from the University of Missouri Kansas City in 1989. As a student, Larry worked for several years at Spalitto’s Pharmacy in northeast Kansas City, Missouri and the University of Kansas Medical Center.

He completed a Ph.D. in pharmacology from the Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Therapeutics at the KU Medical Center. His research focus was on age-related differences in the effects of various antihypertensive drugs. Davidow continued to work as a pharmacist at the KU Medical Center Outpatient Pharmacy throughout graduate school. After graduate school, he began teaching at the KU School of Pharmacy as director of the pharmacy skills laboratory sequence. He served for four years on the Kansas Medicaid Drug Utilization Review Board and as an item writer for the NAPLEX exam.

Teaching

The Pharmacy Skills Laboratory is designed to facilitate student learning by providing experiential learning or “hands on experience” in the various fields of study corresponding to concurrent course work. The laboratory also stresses the learning of common pharmaceutical calculations and the most commonly prescribed drugs. It is hoped that by combining these diverse experiences into one course that the student will begin to integrate their knowledge into an understanding of pharmacy practice.

Teaching Interests

  • Pharmacy
  • Active learning
  • Problem based learning
  • Calculations

Selected Publications

Davidow, L. W (2016). CMR Electronic Claim Submission. Pharmacy Skills Laboratory Website. http://www.pharmacyskillslab.org/ios/html5/html5-mtm-counseling/cmr-worksheet/encounter.php

Davidow, L. W (2016). Pharmacy Computer System - Warning Alerts. Pharmacy Skills Laboratory Website. http://www.pharmacyskillslab.org/ios/html5/html5-rxgenerator/alertwarnings/index.php

Davidow, L. W (2016). OTC Patient Encounters & Recommendations. Pharmacy Skills Laboratory Website. http://www.pharmacyskillslab.org/ios/html5/html5-mtm-counseling/otc-scenarios/index.php

Davidow, L. W (2015). Professional Communication Skills. Pharmacy Skills Laboratory Website. http://pskills.pharm.ku.edu/ios/html5/html5-mtm-counseling/professionalcommuncationskills/index.cfm

Davidow, L. W (2015). Learning to Use Google Translate - SPANISH. Pharmacy Skills Laboratory Website. http://pskills.pharm.ku.edu/ios/html5/html5-mtm-counseling/spanish/index.cfm

Davidow, L. W (2015). Intravenous to Oral Therapy Conversion . Pharmacy Skills Laboratory Website. http://pskills.pharm.ku.edu/ios/html5/html5-inpatient/ivtopo/index.cfm

Davidow, L. W (2015). Interpreting Prescriptions - Drug Dosage Form and SIG. Pharmacy Skills Laboratory Website. http://pskills.pharm.ku.edu/ios/html5/html5-rxgenerator/rx-dosageform/index.cfm

Davidow, L. W (2015). Interpreting Prescriptions - Tricky Patient Names. Pharmacy Skills Laboratory Website. http://pskills.pharm.ku.edu/ios/html5/html5-rxgenerator/errorrx-patient/index.cfm

He completed a Ph.D. in pharmacology from the Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Therapeutics at the KU Medical Center. His research focus was on age-related differences in the effects of various antihypertensive drugs. Davidow continued to work as a pharmacist at the KU Medical Center Outpatient Pharmacy throughout graduate school. After graduate school, he began teaching at the KU School of Pharmacy as director of the pharmacy skills laboratory sequence. He served for four years on the Kansas Medicaid Drug Utilization Review Board and as an item writer for the NAPLEX exam.

 

Courses and Rotations

  • Director and instructor of Pharmacy Skills Laboratory course sequence PHAR510, PHAR515, PHAR520, PHAR525, and PHAR530 (1996-present)
  • Immunization Theory and Practice, PHAR505 (2005–present)
  • Service-Learning Elective, PHPR511 (2005–2007)
  • KU Teaching Rotation, Advanced Specialized Clerkship PHPR 665/6 (1999–2003)

Professional Leadership and Service

  • Curriculum Committee, University of Kansas School of Pharmacy (2004 – present)
  • Instructional Development and Support Advisory Committee, University of Kansas (2001 – present)

Specializations

  • Point-of-care testing (cholesterol, coagulation, etc.)
  • Iimmunizations
  • Patient counseling and education
  • Teaching experience includes lecture and distance-learning through videoconferencing, small group discussions, problem-based learning techniques and enhanced learning utilizing multimedia and web-based material

Recent Awards and Honors

  • KU Center for Teaching Excellence Best Practice Institute Award (2011)
  • Rho Chi Teaching Excellence Award (2006)
  • KU Center for Teaching Excellence Service-Learning Institute Award (2005)
  • KU Center for Teaching Excellence Grant Award (2002)
  • Quest for the Best, University of Kansas, Best use of Technology Award (2002)
  • KU Center for Teaching Excellence Undergraduate Teaching Award (2000)
  • Rho Chi Teaching Excellence Award (1998)
  • Quest for the Best, University of Kansas, Best use of Technology Award (1998)
  • Kansas Society of Hospital Pharmacists Award for Research (1997)

Selected Publications

  • Judy Thompson and Lawrence Davidow “A Practical Guide to Contemporary Pharmacy Practice.”  Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; Third Edition, 2009
  • Lawrence Davidow “Self-Care and Nonprescription Pharmacotherapy.” Handbook of Nonprescription Drugs, Chapter 1, American Pharmaceutical Association; Sixteenth Edition, 2009
  • B.A Woods, L.W. Davidow and R. Ragan “Basics of Immunization.”  Pharmat Continuing Education, volume XXX, 2004
  • L.W. Davidow “Internet Drug Information and Useful Websites.”  Pharmat Continuing Education, volume XXVII, 2001

Selected Presentations

  • Meet Cara Morgan - How a Case of Meningitis Led to the Development of Inter‐Professional Simulation at the University of Kansas Medical Center, January 30, 2012, International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, San Diego
  • Prescription Drugs and Their Costs, October 17, 2011–Lawrence & Hutchison, KS, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Kansas
  • Vaccines: is an ounce of prevention worth a pound of cure?, October 11, 2011–Lawrence & Hutchison (via video link), KS, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Kansas
  • How Drugs Affect Us & How We Affect Drugs, October 4, 2011–Lawrence & Hutchison, KS, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Kansas
     

Events
KU Today
2nd among all schools of pharmacy in National Institutes of Health funding
Brings more than $20 million in external funding into the state each year
7 of 19 cancer drugs formulated through the National Cancer Institute were developed at the KU School of Pharmacy
3,000 free flu shots given to needy Kansans during the past 5 years
4,000 living alumni, 63 percent of them living and working in Kansas
KU pharmacists practice in 95 of Kansas’ 105 counties
20th among public schools of pharmacy.
—U.S. News & World Report
$20.2 million NIH research grant earned by Distinguished Professor Jeff Aubé was 2nd largest in Kansas history
100 percent placement after graduation for KU Pharm.D. students
Established in 1885 as the 1st professional program at KU