CPPI's team is made up of three main parts: the leadership team, core faculty and affiliate faculty. The leadership team is made up of CPPI's core staff members. The director and assistant director are also part of the core faculty, which is made up of VCU School of Pharmacy faculty members who actively contribute to the goals of the center. Affiliate Faculty also contribute to center goals, although their participation is more varied. Finally, students listed on the Graduate Students page contribute to the research done through CPPI and have faculty advisors who serve as core faculty members.

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Director, Associate Professor

In addition to his roles as CPPI director and associate professor of ambulatory care, Dave Dixon serves as vice chair for clinical services in the Department of Pharmacotherapy & Outcomes Science and is an affiliate faculty member of VCU's Pauley Heart Center. He is the primary investigator on CPPI's Project InnoVAte as well as its 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring project.

Research interests: lipid disorders, hypertension, diabetes, chronic heart failure, pharmacist-physician collaborative practice models

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Assistant Director, Assistant Professor

Teresa Salgado joined VCU in 2016 after completing a post-doctoral research fellowship at the University of Michigan. Prior to that, she was working in hospital pharmacy in Portugal after completing her M.Pharm. and Ph.D. degrees at the University of Lisbon. She is the primary investigator on CPPI's patient outcomes project with Bon Secours Medical Group and the chronic kidney disease project with VCU Health, as well as being the co-PI on Project InnoVAte.

Research interests: pharmacists’ roles in improving medication use and health outcomes in primary care, pharmacists’ roles in the management of patients with chronic kidney disease, drug information for health care professionals

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Program Support Assistant

Madeleine Wagner serves primarily as a communications and research assistant for CPPI. She joined CPPI after working in the UofSC Darla Moore School of Business' Marketing and Communications Department for three years. She manages CPPI's Facebook and Twitter pages as well as its website and newsletter. If you are interested in partnering with the center or speaking at one of its monthly seminars, please reach out to her at cppi@vcu.edu.