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Michael J. Koronkowski

Clinical Assistant Professor, College of Medicine - Internal Medicine
Director, Interprofesional Education, Office of the Dean


Office Phone:

(312) 355-1388 (work)


Related Sites:

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Health Disparities (IAHD) II (PMPR 446), 1/8/2024 – 4/26/2024
Health Disparities (IAHD) I (PMPR 445), 8/21/2023 – 12/1/2023
Pharmacotherapeutics PHAR 510 (PHAR 510), 1/16/2023 – 5/5/2023
Pharmacotherapeutics PHAR 508 (PHAR 507 / 508), 1/16/2023 – 5/5/2023
Pharmacotherapeutics PHAR 507 (PHAR 507), 1/16/2023 – 5/5/2023
Health Disparities (IAHD) II (PMPR 446), 1/9/2023 – 4/28/2023
Pharmacotherapeutics PHAR 507/508 (PHAR 507 / 508), 1/18/2022 – Present
Health Disparities (IAHD) II (PMPR 446), 1/10/2022 – 4/29/2022
Health Disparities (IAHD) I (PMPR 445), 8/23/2021 – 12/3/2021

Selected Grants

Instilling geriatric competencies into skilled nursing facility care for interprofessional health science colleges and skilled nursing staff., U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Geriatric Academic Career Award (GACA)., 7/1/2023 - 6/30/2027, Obligated Amount: $320000; No Anticipated Amount Set

Health and Wellness Senior Programs, White Crane Wellness Center, Catholic Charities and Rush University Medical Center., 10/1/2022 - 9/30/2025, Obligated Amount: $64800.00; Anticipated Amount: $64800.00

Engage, Educate, Empower for Equity: E4, The Rush Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Disparities in Aging, Rush University Medical Center., 9/30/2020 - 9/29/2024, Obligated Amount: $20953; Anticipated Amount: $20953

Partnering to Transform Health Outcomes with Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (PATH-PWIDD). Closing the Health Disparity Gap for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Strengthening the U.S. Health Care Workforce., Administration for Community Living., 9/1/2020 - 9/30/2025, Obligated Amount: $1384631; Anticipated Amount: $1384631

Chicagoland Senior Health and Wellness Program, White Crane Wellness Center., 10/1/2019 - 9/30/2020, No Obligated Amount Set; No Anticipated Amount Set

SAFE Home Opioid Management Education – Naloxone Initiative (SAFE HOME). Opioid Supplemental Funding as part of Health Education and Transformation of Older Adult Care in Illinois., U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)., 7/1/2019 - 7/30/2021, Obligated Amount: $135000; Anticipated Amount: $135000

Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program, Rush University Medical Center., 7/1/2019 - 6/30/2024, Obligated Amount: $135000; Anticipated Amount: $135000

ENGAGE-IL 2.0 - Building Age-Friendly Health Systems & Workforce Enhancement of Geriatric Care for All through TraininG and Empowerment: An Interprofessional Imperative, US Department of Health & Human Services (Health Resources and Services Administration)., 7/1/2019 - 6/30/2024, Obligated Amount: $4191101; Anticipated Amount: $4191101

Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program, Rush University Medical Center., 7/1/2018 - 6/30/2019, Obligated Amount: $20520; Anticipated Amount: $20520

Selected Publications

Ebeywa, Elizabeth, Gruss, Valerie, Koronkowski, Michael. (2021). Promoting a Shared Medication Adherence Practice: A Call to Action. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 17, (10), 1292-1296. doi:10.1016/j.nurpra.2021.07.009.

Moran, Kellyn M, Calip, Gregory S, Lee, Todd A, Koronkowski, Michael J, Lau, Denys T, Schumock, Glen T. (2021). Risk of fall‐related injury and all‐cause hospitalization of select concomitant central nervous system medication prescribing in older adult persistent opioid users: A case‐time‐control analysis. Pharmacotherapy The Journal of Human Pharmacology and Drug Therapy, 41, (9), 733-742. doi:10.1002/phar.2612.

Koronkowski, Michael J, Semla, Todd P, Schmader, Kenneth E, Hanlon, Joseph T. (2017). Recent Literature Update on Medication Risk in Older Adults, 2015–2016. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 65, (7), 1401-1405. doi:10.1111/jgs.14887.

Koronkowski, Michael, Eisenhower, Christine, Marcum, Zachary. (2016). An Update on Geriatric Medication Safety and Challenges Specific to the Care of Older Adults.. Annals of Long-Term Care Clinical Care and Aging, 24, (3), 37-40.

Eisenhower, Christine, Koronkowski, Michael, Marcum, Zachary. (2016). Implications of Recent Drug Approvals for Older Adults.. Annals of Long-Term Care Clinical Care and Aging, 24, (1), 25-30.

Schiff, Gordon D, Galanter, William L, Duhig, Jay, Koronkowski, Michael J, Lodolce, Amy E, Pontikes, Pam, Busker, John, Touchette, Daniel, Walton, Surrey, Lambert, Bruce L. (2012). A Prescription for Improving Drug Formulary Decision Making. PLOS Medicine, 9, (5), e1001220. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1001220.

Hasnain, Memoona, Koronkowski, Michael J, Kondratowicz, Diane M, Goliak, Kristen L. (2012). Training future health providers to care for the underserved: a pilot interprofessional experience.. Education for Health, 25, (3), 204-207. doi:10.4103/1357-6283.109790.

Schiff, Gordon D, Galanter, William L, Duhig, Jay, Lodolce, Amy E, Koronkowski, Michael J, Lambert, Bruce L. (2011). Principles of Conservative Prescribing. JAMA Internal Medicine, 171, (16), 1433-1440. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2011.256.

Odegard, Peggy S, Breslow, Robert M, Koronkowski, Michael J, Williams, Bradley R, Hudgins, Gayle A. (2007). Geriatric pharmacy education: a strategic plan for the future.. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 71, (3), 47. doi:10.5688/aj710347.

Professional Leadership

Avisory Board Member - Older Adult Advisory Services Committee, Illinois Department on Aging: Older Adult Services Advisory Committee, 2017 - Present

Illinois Falls Coalition, Illinois Falls Coalition Advisory Board, 2017 - Present

Notable Honors

2021, VCHA - I-TEAM Award - Inaugural, UIC-VCHA


B.S.Pharmacy, Drake University, United States, 1986
Pharm.D, Purdue University, United States, 1991

Postgraduate Training:
Ambulatory Care/Geriatrics, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science, United States, 1992
Fellowship, Geriatric Pharmacy and Therapeutics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States, 1994