Professor & Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs & Accreditation

College of Pharmacy

Larkin University

Contact Information

Office: Room 2100
Office Phone:(305)760-7518
Email: sbenavides@ularkin.org
Office Hours: T Th 10-12 AM or by appointment.

Education and Training

Pharm.D.

University of California, San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

Residency

University of California San Diego Medical Center

Pharmacy Practice Residency—ASHP Accredited

San Diego, CA

Fellowship

Pediatric Pharmacotherapy

The Ohio State University

Columbus, OH

Fellowship

Clinical Research Curriculum

The Ohio State University

Columbus, OH

Teaching Interests

My area of interest revolves around the safe medication use in pediatric patients. As such, I often teach in a variety of didactic courses such as communications, non-prescription medications, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacotherapy. My approach is to describe how children and adolescents are different than adults and how to approach these differences to ensure safe and efficacious therapy.

Scholarly Interests

My area of interest is the wellness of children and prevention or treatment of diseases such as obesity, diabetes, and hypertension. I am also interested in advancing pharmacy practice, particularly in the area of pediatrics. Alongside my clinical research, I have interest in innovative teaching and assessment for improved student outcomes.