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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) I (PMPR 445), 8/22/2022 – 12/2/2022
Pharmacotherapeutics PHAR 507/508 (PHAR 507 / 508), 1/18/2022 – Present
Health Disparities (IAHD) II (PMPR 446), 1/10/2022 – 4/29/2022
PDAT 10: Advanced Disease Mgmt (PHAR 510), 1/10/2022 – 4/29/2022
PDAT 10: Advanced Disease Mgmt (PHAR 510), 1/10/2022 – 4/29/2022
PDAT 10: Advanced Disease Mgmt (PHAR 510), 1/10/2022 – 4/29/2022
PDAT 10: Advanced Disease Mgmt (PHAR 510), 1/10/2022 – 4/29/2022
Health Disparities (IAHD) I (PMPR 445), 8/23/2021 – 12/3/2021
Commmunication in Older Adults – Experiential (PHAR 411), 1/19/2021 – Present

Selected Grants

Health and Wellness Senior Programs, White Crane Wellness Center, Catholic Charities and Rush University Medical Center., 10/1/2022 - 9/30/2022, 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 - 9/29/2022, Obligated Amount: $5832; Anticipated Amount: $5832

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 - 6/30/2022, Obligated Amount: $81000; Anticipated Amount: $81000

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: $3319103; Anticipated Amount: $3797435

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

Age Options FY16, AgeOptions., 10/1/2015 - 9/30/2016, Obligated Amount: $27353; Anticipated Amount: $27353

Selected Publications

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

Moran, KM, Calip, GS, Lee, TA, Koronkowski, MJ, Lau, DT, Schumock, GT. (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, 41, (9), 733-742. doi:10.1002/phar.2612.

Elmes, Abigail T, McQuade, Brianna M, Koronkowski, Michael, Emery-Tiburcio, Erin, Jarrett, Jennie B. (2021). Urban Expansion of the SAFE-Home Opioid Management Education (SAFE-HOME) Naloxone Awareness Initiative for Home Health Workers and Older Adults. PHARMACY, 9, (4). doi:10.3390/pharmacy9040200.

McQuade, BM, Koronkowski, M, Emery-Tiburcio, E, Golden, R, Jarrett, JB. (2021). SAFE – Home Opioid Management Education (SAFE-HOME) in older adults: a naloxone awareness program for home health workers. Drugs in Context, 10. doi:10.7573/dic.2021-7-6.

Koronkowski, MJ, Semla, TP, Schmader, KE, Hanlon, JT. (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, M, Eisenhower, C, Marcum, Z. (2016). An update on geriatric medication safety and challenges specific to the care of older adults. Annals of Long-Term Care, 24, (3), 37-40.

Eisenhower, C, Koronkowski, M, Marcum, Z. (2016). Implications of recent drug approvals for older adults. Annals of Long-Term Care, 24, (1), 25-30.

Schiff, GD, Galanter, WL, Duhig, J, Koronkowski, MJ, Lodolce, AE, Pontikes, P, Busker, J, Touchette, D, Walton, S, Lambert, BL. (2012). A prescription for improving drug formulary decision making. PLoS Medicine, 9, (5). doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1001220.

Hasnain, M, Koronkowski, MJ, Kondratowicz, DM, Goliak, KL. (2012). Training future health providers to care for the underserved: A pilot interprofessional experience. Education for Health: Change in Learning and Practice, 25, (3), 204-207. doi:10.4103/1357-6283.109790.

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