Sarah P. Shrader

School of Pharmacy - Pharmacy Practice
Associate Professor
Primary office:

Room Wescoe, 6009A
University of Kansas Medical Center
3901 Rainbow Blvd
Kansas City, KS 66160


Clinical Associate Professor Sarah Shrader graduated with Doctor of Pharmacy from KU in 2003. She completed PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and PGY2 in Family Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina.


Selected Grants

shrader, sarah, (Co-Principal), zaudke, jana, (Co-Principal), The Faculty Preceptor as Nexus., Josiah Macy Foundation, $410,364, (05/01/2014 - 04/30/2016) . Foundation. Status: Funded.

, , Attitudes and Skills toward Developing an Interprofessional Plan of Care, School of Health Professions Faculty Practice Grant, $5,000, (01/01/2014 - 12/31/2015) . University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded.

zaudke, jana , (Principal), shrader, sarah, (Principal), Preparing Faculty Preceptors for Interprofessional Education and Practice: An Interprofessional Objective Structured Teaching Experience, $11,000, (01/01/2014 - 12/31/2015) . University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded.

She was a member at St Louis College of Pharmacy 2005-2006 and then returned to the South Carolina College of Pharmacy- MUSC campus in Charleston, SC from 2006-2012 where she was promoted to associate professor. She returned to alma mater and joined faculty at KU School of Pharmacy in 2012. Her clinical areas of interest include most anything related to primary care/family medicine with a particular interest in diabetes and women’s health.

Courses and Rotations

  • Pharmacotherapy Series
  • Ambulatory Care rotation in the Interprofessional Teaching Clinic in Family Medicine

Professional Leadership and Service

  • Active member of American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (Chair of various committees for the Section of Pharmacy Practice).
  • Active member of American College of Clinical Pharmacy (Member of various committees and past-Chair of the Women’s Health PRN)
  • Society of Teachers of Family Medicine

Recent Awards and Honors

  • MUSC outstanding clinician 2010
  • South Carolina College of Pharmacy Teacher of the Year 2010, 2011

Selected Publications

  • Shrader SP, Ragucci KR, Diaz V.  Contraception.  In:  DiPiro JT, Talbert RL, Yee GC, et al., Eds.  Pharmacotherapy:  A Pathophysiologic Approach. 8th ed.  McGraw-Hill Co 2011: 1377-93.
  • Sterrett J, Croom M, Phillips C, Shrader S.  Evaluating the Incorporation of a Diabetes Certificate Program into a Required Pharmacy Curriculum.  American Journal of Pharmacy Education 2012; 76: Article 89.
  • Shrader S, Kavanagh K, Thompson A.  Assessing the Impact of Pharmacy Students Facilitating a Diabetes Self-management Education Class at a Student-run Free Medical Clinic on Confidence and Competence in Diabetes Education.  American Journal of Pharmacy Education 2012;76: Article 13.
  • Shrader S, Hall L, Ragucci K, Rafie S.  Updates in Hormonal Emergency Contraception.  Pharmacotherapy 2011;31:887-95.
  • Shrader S, McRae L, King W, Kern D.  Simulated Interprofessional Rounding Experience in a Clinical Assessment Course.  American Journal of Pharmacy Education 2011; 75: Article 61.
  • Shrader S, Thompson A, Gonsalves W.  Evaluating the Effects of an Interprofessional Student-run Free Clinic and Elective.  Journal of Research in Interprofessional Practice and Education 2010; 1.3: 218-30.

Selected Presentations

  • Should Denosumab be First-Line Treatment for Osteoporosis- The Con Side?  Presented at 2012 American College of Clinical Pharmacy Annual Meeting, Hollywood, Florida.  October 2012.
  • Faculty Development Programs for Interprofessional Education.  Presented at 2012 American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, Kissimmee, Florida.  July 2012.
  • Interprofessional Simulations-Two Innovations for the Price of One!  Presented at 2012 American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, Kissimmee, Florida.  July 2012.
  • Fostering Interprofessional Practice and Teamwork Skills Using Simulated Clinical Rounding Experiences in Health Professions’ Curricula.  Presented at 2011 Collaborating Across Borders III Meeting, Tucson, Arizona.  November 2011.
  • Balancing the Risks and Benefits of Contraception Use in Women with Chronic Medical Conditions.  Presented at 2011 American College of Clinical Pharmacy Annual Meeting, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.  October 2011.

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 Kansans in need 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