Chandra Sekar, professor, pharmaceutical services, at The University of Findlay, returned from a visit to India in January 2015. For Dr. Sekar, this was his third visit in as many years. The January trip concluded a workshop on the regular monitoring of Warfarin, an oral medication used to prevent blood clots.
Sekar, along with Scott Gier, director of pharmacy at Wyandot Memorial Hospital, Upper Sandusky, presented the three-part workshop at St. Peters Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Warangal, India. Optimum management of patients taking Warfarin involves regular monitoring of the medication’s pharmacological activity. This function is often performed at pharmacist-run clinics in the United States, but is currently not the case in India.
According to Sekar, the successful completion of this workshop is consistent with his long-term efforts to improve the scope of pharmacy practice in India.
Dr. Sekar joined The University of Findlay faculty in 2007. Besides his involvement in teaching pharmacology in the pharmacy curriculum, he is very much interested in broadening the global perspective of UF students while contributing to the improvement in health care practices in his home-country of India.