Candice Garwood, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS, BCACP

Candice Garwood, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS, BCACP

Professor (Clinical)

Office Location

EACPHS, Room 4143





Pharmacy Practice

Research website

Candice Garwood, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS, BCACP

Degrees and Certifications


  • 2001 - PharmD, University of Texas at Austin


  • 2018 - Board Certified Pharmaotherapy Specialist
  • 2018 - Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist
  • 2015 - Medication Therapy Management
  • 2002 - Basic Life Support
  • 2002 - Immunization Delivery


  • 2022-2023 - Professional Leadership Development Program, ACCP
  • 2022 - Well-Being Ambassador, ASHP
  • 2019-2020 - Academic Leadership Academy, Wayne State University.

Positions and Employment

  • 2018 - Present - Professor (Clinical), Wayne State University
  • 2005 - Present - Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Harper University Hospital, Detroit Medical Center
  • 2011 - 2018 - Associate Professor (Clinical), Wayne State University
  • 2005 - 2011 - Assistant Professor (Clinical), Wayne State University
  • 2003 - 2005 - Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Iowa College of Pharmacy
  • 2002 - 2005 - Clinical Pharmacist, Liberty Pharmacy (North Liberty, IA)
  • 2001 - 2002 - Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Resident, St. Louis College of Pharmacy

Awards and Honors

  • 2023 - Editor’s Choice Award. Selected for exemplary paper in the Journal of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy
  • 2022 - Ambulatory Care PRN Achievement Award, American College of Clinical Pharmacy. Nominated and selected for sustained contributions of an ACCP Ambulatory Care PRN member to the PRN, ACCP, and the specialty of ambulatory care.
  • 2020 - Southeastern Michigan Society of Health System Pharmacists Innovative Practice Award for conducting Drive Up INR Testing During COVID-19 Pandemic
  • 2016 - Michigan Pharmacists Association Excellence in Innovation Award. Presented for an innovative pharmacy practice program, resulting in improved patient care or safety, advancement of the profession, enhanced pharmacy systems or other professional development.
  • 2014 - Michigan Society of Health System Pharmacists President's Choice Award. Awarded for Advancement of Pharmacy Practice in Ambulatory Care.
  • 2014 - Best Poster Finalist and Ambulatory Care PRN Walk-Rounds Winner. American College of Clinic Pharmacy Virtual Poster Session 2014 - Kokoska LA, Wilhelm S, Garwood CL, Berlie H. Aspirin for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease in patients with diabetes: a meta-analysis.
  • 2014 - Governor's Award of Excellence for improved quality and patient safety in Michigan hospitals, physician practices, nursing homes and communities.
  • 2013 - Southeastern Michigan Society of Health System Pharmacists Innovative Practice Award.
  • 2013 - American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Best Practices Award. Advancing Pharmacy Practice in Transitions of Care: Post-Hospitalization Ambulatory Medication Reconciliation at a Patient Centered Medical Home. Team members: Candice Garwood, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS; Victoria Liu, Pharm.D.; Ann Balarezo, GNP-BC; Bibban Deol, MD; Marybeth Lepczyk, ACNS-BC; Annie Allen, LMSW; Melissa Lipari, Pharm.D., BCACP; David Trupiano, Pharm.D.; Lavoisier Cardozo, MD; Joel Steinberg, MD; Belenda House; Joanne MacDonald, Pharm.D.; David Bach Pharm.D., MPH; Kim Tsilimingras, BS Pharm; Greg Polk BS Pharm, MBA. Presented at American Society of Health System Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting, Orlando, FL December 8, 2013.
  • 2013 - Fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy.
  • 2012 - Excellence in Teaching Award, Wayne State University Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Nominated by students and/or colleagues and selected by the College Awards Committee.
  • 2012 - Preceptor of the Year for Practice Site, Wayne State University – Harper University Hospital. Nominated and selected by 4th year pharmacy students.
  • 2010 - Best Resident Poster Finalist. American College of Clinical Pharmacy Spring Research Forum 2010. Khreizat H, Garwood CL, Whittaker P. Cognitive Impairment in the Elderly: a Valid Barrier to the Initiation of Warfarin Therapy?
  • 2010 - Best Resident Poster Finalist. American College of Clinical Pharmacy Spring Research Forum 2010. Gadoua SM, Clemente JL, Garwood CL, Whittaker P. Seasonal Variation in International Normalized Ratio Impacts Clinical Management: The Rise and Fall of Anticoagulation.
  • 2009 - Winner of the Best Resident Poster Competition. American College of Clinical Pharmacy/European Society of Clinical Pharmacy International Meeting 2009. Kleinow ME, Clemente JL, Garwood CL, Whittaker P. Renal Dysfunction is Associated with Reduced Warfarin Maintenance Dose and Increased INR Stability.
  • 2004 - Selected to the Iowa Pharmacists Association’s Leadership Pharmacy Class.

Professional Memberships

  • Southeastern Michigan Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists
  • Michigan Society of Health Systems Pharmacists
  • Michigan Pharmacists Association
  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
  • American Society of Health System Pharmacists
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacists, Fellow, Ambulatory Care PRN member, Geriatrics PRN member

Areas of Expertise

  • Anticoagulation
  • Geriatric Pharmacotherapy

Primary Research Interest

  •  Pharmacy practice models and optimization of high risk medications, especially anticoagulants in special patient populations.

Recent Publications

Refereed Journals
  • Burns C, Lucas K, Faraj M, Millis S, Garwood C, Marawar R*. Impact of Ambulatory Pharmacist on Hospital Visits in Older Adults with Epilepsy: A Case Control Study. Epilepsy Behav. 2023;140:109109. doi:
  • Chang F*, O’Connell MB, Mills ME, Hwang JM, Khreizat HK, Garwood CL, Houser A. Preventive Health Therapy and Behavior Outcomes from a Brown Bag Medication Review for Older Adults. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2022; [Epub Jul 30, 2022]. doi: 10.1111/jgs.17982.
  • Garwood CL*, Banfill K, Maher S, McQueen J, Moser LR, Moul A, Walczyk M. A Multimodal Interprofessional Education Program Including Case-Based Problem Solving Focused on Pain Management Increases Student’s Knowledge and Interprofessional Skills. J Interprof Care. 2022 [Epub Feb 27, 2022]. Doi10.1080/13561820.2022.2038102.
  • Garwood CL*, Salinitri F, Levine DL. Delivering interprofessional patient safety education using storytelling, a real-life medication error, and synchronous online platform. Med Teacher. 2021. doi: 10.1080/0142159X.2021.2017870.
  • Faraj MN*, Pina IL, Garwood CL. “Brown Bag Clinic”: A Pharmacist-led Approach to Reduce Heart Failure Hospital Readmission. Innov Pharm. 2021;12(4):11. doi: 10.24926/iip.v12i4.4260.
  • Marawar R*, Faraj M, Lucas K, Burns CV, Garwood CL. Implementation of an Older Adult Epilepsy Clinic Utilizing Pharmacist Services. J Am Pharm Assoc. 2021; S1544-3191(21)00304-6. doi: 10.1016/j.japh.2021.07.003
  • Smythe MA, Burns C, Liu Q, Garwood CL*. Potential Dexamethasone - Direct Oral Anticoagulant Drug Interaction, Is This a Concern in COVID? Ann Pharmacother. 2022;5693):319-29.
  • Stewart B*, Brody A, Garwood CL, Zhang L, Levy PD. A Description of the Implementation of Outpatient Pharmacist-Led Hypertension Management for Under-Resourced Patients: A Pilot Study. Innov Pharm. 2021;12(2):10.24926/iip.v12i2.3895.
  • Mohammad I, Berlie HD, Lipari M, Martirosov AL, Doung AA, Faraj M, Bacon O, Garwood CL*. Ambulatory Care Practice in the COVID-19 Era: Redesigning Clinical Services and Experiential Learning. J Am Coll Clin Pharm. 2020;3(6):1129-1137. Top 3 most downloaded articles for J Am Coll Clin Pharm in 2020.
  • Berlie HD, Janke KK, Garwood CL*. Cultivating and Environment Where a Vibrant and Thriving Didactic Elective Curriculum Exists. Am J Pharm Ed. 2020;84(2):Article 7802.
  • Smythe MA*, Parker D, Garwood CL, Cuker A, Messé SR. Timing of Initiation of Oral Anticoagulation After Acute Ischemic Stroke in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation. Pharmacotherapy. 2020;40(1):55-71. Top 3 most downloaded articles for Pharmacotherapy in 2019.
  • Liu V, Mohammad I, Deol BB, Balarezo A, Deng L, Garwood CL*. Post-Discharge Medication Reconciliation: Reduction in Readmissions in a Geriatric Primary Care Clinic. J Aging Health. 2019 Dec 31(10):1790-1805

Nonrefereed Journals

  • Berlie H, Garwood CL, Aziz M, Cian S, Kuo R. Perspectives on a New Ambulatory Care Concentration at Wayne State University. Michigan Pharmacist. 2023; in press.

Published Newsletters

  • Kuo R, Garwood CL. DOACs in Frail Patients with Atrial Fibrillation. American College of Clinical Pharmacists Geriatrics PRN Newsletter. 2022; November. [email list-serve distribution].

Abstracts Published in Academic Journals

  • Lipari M*, Garwood CL. Clinician and Patient Perceptions of Clinical Inertia in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Pharmacotherapy. 2021 [presented at the American College of Clinical Pharmacy Virtual Annual Meeting]
  • Lahiri M*, Gortney JS, Moser L, Garwood CL, Berlie H. Zoom-In on Student Learning-Experience: Using Longitudinal Student Focus-Groups for Evaluating a PharmD (P1 - P3) Didactic-Curriculum Renewal. Am J Pharm Educ. 2020; 84 (6): Article 8220:826. [presented at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Virtual Pharmacy Education 2020].
  • Korkis B*, Lobkovich A, Mohammad I, Garwood CL. Implementation of a Direct Oral Anticoagulant Service in a Pharmacist-Managed Anticoagulation Clinic. Pharmacotherapy. 2018. [presented at the 2018 American College of Clinical Pharmacy Global Conference on Clinical Pharmacy in Seattle, WA.]
  • Lahiri M*, Gortney JS, Moser L, Garwood C. Designing and Implementing Student Focus Groups for Longitudinal Evaluation of Renewed-curriculum Implementation over P1-P2 years. Am J Pharm Educ. 2018; 82 (5) Article 7158:502. [Presented at the 2018 American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting in Boston].


Courses taught by Candice Garwood, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS, BCACP

Fall Term 2024 (future)

Winter Term 2024

Fall Term 2023

Winter Term 2023

Fall Term 2022

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