NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

College of Pharmacy 175 Mission Statement To educate and develop inclusive leaders in the science and practice of pharmacy who will improve health through discovery, innovation, advocacy, and the delivery of optimal patient care Vision Statement To be a preeminent college of pharmacy that cultivates leadership, innovation, and diversity in education, practice, research, and service to advance the health and well-being of our communities Values • entrepreneurship • excellence • innovation • integrity • professionalism • respect for diversity • service • teamwork Administration Michelle A. Clark, Ph.D. Dean Ana M. Castejon, Ph.D. Associate Dean, Graduate Programs Peter M. Gannett, Ph.D. Associate Dean, Research Robert McGory, M.S., Pharm.D. Associate Dean, Professional Program Goar Alvarez, B.S., Pharm.D. Assistant Dean, Pharmacy Services Elizabeth Frenzel Shepherd, B.S., M.B.A., Pharm.D. Assistant Dean, Strategic Partnerships and Program Development Carla A. Luque, Pharm.D. Assistant Dean, Student Services Rochelle S. Nappi, Ed.D. Assistant Dean, Palm Beach Blanca I. Ortiz, Pharm.D. Assistant Dean, Puerto Rico Karen Sando, Pharm.D. Assistant Dean, Assessment and Accreditation Carsten Evans, B.S., M.S., Ph.D. Executive Director, HPD Continuing Education and Professional Affairs Benedict Albensi, Ph.D. Chair, Pharmaceutical Sciences Silvia E. Rabionet, Ed.D. Chair, Sociobehavioral and Administrative Pharmacy Matthew J. Seamon, Pharm.D., J.D. Chair, Pharmacy Practice Overview With the nation struggling to deliver high quality, affordable health care, there has come a greater appreciation of the importance of pharmacists as members of today’s health care team. The pharmacist’s role has expanded rapidly from drug compounding and distribution to a patient-centered role. NSU’s College of Pharmacy is educating its students in practices vital to meeting the challenges facing the profession and leading to improved health and wellness while reducing health care costs. NSU’s College of Pharmacy admitted its first class in 1987 to become the first college of pharmacy in South Florida. Since then, it has graduated more than 5,000 pharmacy professionals. The college offers the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree program, a Ph.D. or M.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences, and an M.S. in Pharmaceutical Affairs. Pharmacists are experts on drugs and therapeutic goals, their biological action and uses, formulation, adverse effects, and potential for drug interactions. Pharmacists must be able to think quickly and accurately in an organized manner, despite environmental distractions; be able to communicate effectively; College of Pharmacy Michelle A. Clark, Ph.D., Dean