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John W. Devlin, Pharm.D.

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University of Toronto, Toronto CanadaBScPharm1988Pharmacy
London Health Sciences Center, London Canada1989Pharmacy Practice Residency
University of Toronto, Toronto CanadaPharmD1996Phamacy
Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit MI1997Fellowship Critical Care Research
Masters Critical Care Medicine

John Devlin is a Professor of Pharmacy at Northeastern University and an Associate Scientist in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA. His federally funded research program, focused on the detection, prevention and treatment of delirium and disrupted sleep in the ICU, as well as the epidemiology of medication-associated delirium and polypharmacy during and after critical illness, has generated nearly three million in funding and more than 200 publications. He is a member of the editorial boards of Critical Care Medicine and Pharmacotherapy, a past president of the American Delirium Society, and chaired the SCCM 2018 pain, agitation, delirium, immobility and disrupted sleep international clinical practice guidelines.

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  1. R21AHQR8480441001 (Andrea Sikora) Jul 1, 2022 - Jun 30, 2024
    Use of machine learning models for medication regimen complexity to predict critical care pharmacist resources
    Role Description: The goal of this study is to train machine learning models to predict critical care pharmacist staffing resources to reduce adverse drug events and improve other outcomes in critically adults
    Role: Co-Investigator
  2. 2022P000213 (John Devlin) May 1, 2022 - Apr 30, 2024
    Sedana Medical
    A Phase 3, Multicenter, Randomized, Controlled, Open-Label, Assessor-Blinded Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Inhaled Isoflurane Delivered via the Sedaconda ACD-S Compared to Intravenous Propofol for Sedation of Mechanically Ventilated Intensive Care Unit Adult Patients
    Role Description: The goal of the study is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of inhaled isoflurane when administered vis the Sedana ACD-S device for sedation in mechanically ventilated medical critically ill adults.
    Role: PI
  3. 2020A018257 (John Devlin) Aug 23, 2021 - Apr 1, 2022
    BioExcel Pharmaceuticals
    A phase 2, multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, ascending starting dose finding, safety, and efficacy study of BXCL501 in agitation associated with delirium in ICU patients.
    Role Description: To evaluate the dose, safety and efficacy of a new sub-buccal film tab formulation of dexmedetomidine for the treatment of delirium in critically ill adults.
    Role: PI
  4. R13185760 (John Devlin and Jan Whitehead Busby) Apr 1, 2021 - Mar 31, 2025
    The Network for Investigation of Delirium: Unifying Scientists (NIDUS) 9th to 13th Annual Delirium Bootcamps: a foundation for future exploration.
    Role Description: The goal of this conference award is to to formally train and mentor junior investigators interested in conducting research surrounding delirium.
    Role: MPI
  5. R33HL23452 (Sharon Inouye) Apr 1, 2021 - Mar 31, 2025
    NIDUS II: Advanced-stage development and utilization of the NIDUS research infrastructure to advance interdisciplinary aging research in delirium.
    Role Description: The goal of this collaborative network to advance scientific research on the causes, mechanisms, outcomes, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of delirium in older adults.
    Role: Co-Investigator

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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.