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University of Colorado Denver


Kari L. Franson, PharmD, PhD

Associate Dean for Professional Education, Department of Clinical Pharmacy

Mailing address:

University of Colorado School of Pharmacy 
Mail Stop C238 
12850 E. Montview Blvd. 
Aurora, CO 80045

Office Location:

Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Building (V20) 
Fourth Floor, Dean's Suite 
Room 4132N


Voice: 303-724-4734 
Fax: 303-724-2627 

Training and Education:

Kari L. Franson received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Franson has trained at the University of Illinois, Chicago Hospital and Clinics as a resident in Adult Internal Medicine and a fellow in Clinical research/Drug development. Subsequently she held joint appointments as an Assistant professor at the Saint Louis College of Pharmacy and Saint Louis University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona and a Clinical Associate Professor of Geriatrics at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine. In 1996 she became a Board Certified Psychiatric Pharmacist. In 2000 she moved to the Netherlands and became a Senior Research Scientist and Associate Professor at the Centre for Human Drug Research and Leiden University Medical Center in Leiden. She was registered as Clinical Pharmacologist with the Dutch Society in 2006, and received her PhD in Medical education in 2008. Her research has focused on two areas of interest, educational (including pedagogical methodologies and comprehensive educational assessment) and psychopharmacological (including early-phase clinical pharmacology studies and clinical efficacy in geriatric patients).