Larisa H Cavallari

Larisa H Cavallari Pharm.D., BCPS, FCCP

ASO CHAIR & ASO PROF

Department: Pharmacotherapy & Translational Research
Business Phone: (352) 273-8245
Business Email: lcavallari@cop.ufl.edu

About Larisa H Cavallari

Dr. Cavallari received her B.S. Pharmacy and Pharm.D. degrees from the University of Georgia. She then completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Memphis, Tennessee and a fellowship in Cardiovascular Pharmacogenomics at the University of Florida. Dr. Cavallari accepted a position as an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Illinois at Chicago after completing her training and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2009. While at UIC, she directed efforts to implement genotype-guided warfarin dosing for all patients newly starting warfarin during hospitalization. Dr. Cavallari joined the University of Florida Department of Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research as an Associate Professor in April, 2014, where she serves as director of the Center for Pharmacogenomics and Precision Medicine.She also serves as Associate Director of the UF Health Personalized Medicine Program. Her research involves discovery and clinical translation of genetic variants related to drug response and has been funded by the NIH, FDA, American Heart Association, and other awards.

Dr. Cavallari has served on both NIH and American Heart Association grant review committees and is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist, Fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, former Chair of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy Research Institute, and Editorial Board Member for the Lexi-Comp pharmacogenetics series.

Honors & Awards

Elected Regent
2019 · American College of Clinical Pharmacy
Elected Trustee
2013-2016 · Research Institute, American College of Clinical Pharmacy
Best Paper
2009 · International Congress on Clinical Pharmacy
Kenneth F. Finger Fellow Alumni Lecturer Award
2009 · University of Florida
Fellow
2008 · American College of Clinical Pharmacy
Hans Vahlteich Research Award
2007 · University of Illinois at Chicago
Faculty New Investigator
2004 · American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy-American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education Pharmacy
Kenneth F. Finger Memorial Award for Excellence in Clinical Pharmacy Research
2000 · University of Florida
Annual Meeting Best Student, Resident, Fellow Paper Award
2000 · American College of Clinical Pharmacy
American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education for the Biomedical Research Sciences Fellow
1999-2000 · University of Florida

Publications

2016 American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy
2015 Trends in Cardiovascular Medicine
2002 Briefings in Functional Genomics & Proteomics

Grants

September 2018ACTIVE
Sparking Advancements in Genomic Medicine?
NATL INST OF HLTH NHGRI ·
April 2018 – July 2019
Together: Transforming and Translating Discovery to Improve Health
NATL INST OF HLTH NCATS · Project Manager
April 2018ACTIVE
Genotype-Guided Pain Management in Patients Undergoing Arthroplasty Surgery
UF HEALTH SHANDS HOSPITAL · Principal Investigator
January 2018ACTIVE
Training Program for Applied Research and Development in Genomic Medicine
NATL INST OF HLTH NHGRI ·
April 2017ACTIVE
OoR CTSI Institutional Matching Support
UF DIV OF SPONSORED RES MATCHING FUNDS · Project Manager
June 2016 – October 2018
Development and analytic validation of a customized pharmacogenomics panel
CANON BIOMEDICAL INC · Principal Investigator
September 2014 – February 2019
Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic (PK-PD) Studies of Cardiovascular Drugs
US FOOD AND DRUG ADMN · Principal Investigator