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prof. dr. K. Taxis

Professor of Pharmacotherapy and Clinical Pharmacy

K Taxis (Katja) MPharm, MSc, PhD (1969) is professor in pharmacotherapy and clinical pharmacy. She obtained a degree in pharmacy from University of Hamburg (Staatsexamen Pharmazie) and continued her postgraduate studies at School of Pharmacy, University College London (UCL), with an MSc in clinical pharmacy (1997) and a PhD (2001) about the incidence, severity and causes of intravenous medication errors under supervision of Prof. Nick Barber. In 2000, she took the position of a researcher and lecturer at the University of Tübingen. She continued her research on medication errors and and was also involved in research on clinical trials with phytomedicines. In July 2004, she joined the department in Groningen. In 2009 she was promoted to be Associate Professor of Pharmacotherapy and Clinical Pharmacy. Since September 2020 she is Programme Director of the Master of Science in Pharmacy. 

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The use of medicines is the most common clinical intervention and the second most expensive part of healthcare. Worldwide, probably half of all medicines are inappropriately prescribed, dispensed or sold and half of all patients fail to take their medicine properly. This is costly and extremely harmful for individuals and the population as a whole.

I want to make the use of medicines safer for patients; I do this by investigating drug utilization and developing and evaluating new ways of working. My research is targeted to populations most in need ranging from frail older individuals and psychiatric patients in the Netherlands to cardiovascular patients in low and middle income countries.

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