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Welcome to the Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development!
We are a central resource for faculty information that will help you achieve your career goals and enjoy the many benefits that come with being a faculty member at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy.
Our success as a college depends upon your continued growth and development. We are committed to providing you the resources to achieve excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service. From new faculty orientation to tenure and promotion procedures, we have identified many critical areas of support that will help you succeed.
We recognize that your interest in maintaining a well-rounded quality of life extends beyond your work with the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. There are many athletic, cultural and outdoor activities to enjoy in Florida. We encourage you to explore our website, and find a popular local festival or museum in our area that will foster a great connection to our community.
Feel free to contact us at any time with your questions or comments. We look forward to serving your needs.
Richard Segal, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs
Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy
January 19, 2017
Christopher McCurdy, Ph.D., a professor of medicinal chemistry, is featured in a PBS NewsHour report on kratom. (Video begins at 6:40)
January 5, 2017
Please click on image above to view memo!
Message from the Dean
It is hard to believe that 2016 is rapidly drawing to a close. It has been an exciting year, with important accomplishments in many areas, including a top 10 ranking, successful implementation of the first 1.5 years of our new Pharm.D. curriculum, a record setting year in research funding, a rapidly expanding Medication Management Center that places it at the top of all such programs in a college of pharmacy, among many other accomplishments.
Another area where we are an undisputed leader is in pharmacogenomics and personalized medicine. Her are a few quick facts to support this contention. We were the first institution in the country to document improved cardiovascular outcomes based on clinical implementation of pharmacogenetics; we have the only NIH genomic medicine implementation network (IGNITE) based in a college of pharmacy; we have the only ASHP-accredited PGY2 Pharmacogenomics residency program in a college of pharmacy; our peers in pharmacogenomics discovery are mostly colleges of medicine; and we are becoming increasingly recognized as THE source of pharmacogenomics education for pharmacy professionals. Two stories in this month’s Monthly Memo provide more details on our accomplishments in this area. At the American Heart Association meeting in November, Lari Cavallari presented data from a seven center national collaboration documenting that pharmacogenetic-guided decisions in the cardiac catheterization laboratory lead to significant reductions in deaths, heart attacks and strokes – adding to the data we presented from UF Health Shands Hospital last year. Based on these data, the FDA is already reviewing the clopidogrel label for potential changes, and we believe these data have the potential to lead to changes in treatment guidelines in cardiology. And most importantly, individuals have better clinical outcomes as a result of this work.
Please also read about the mounting accomplishments of our faculty and students, who each month give us something to brag about.
As the year draws to a close, I want to take this opportunity to say a heartfelt thank you to all of the faculty, students and staff who help make the UF College of Pharmacy a special place that is contributing in important ways, in many areas. I hope that everyone takes some time with the university closure to reflect on a “job well done” and enjoy a time of rest with family and friends.
For the Gator Good,
Julie Johnson, Pharm.D.
Dean & Distinguished Professor
January 20, 2017
Activists, writers, and others gathered for an inauguration-themed Peace Ball on the night before the new president took office.
January 20, 2017
Set aside the benefits of having a former president on the faculty. Would the rest of the presidentâs CV make him an appealing faculty candidate? A handful of law professors with hiring...
January 19, 2017
With a 20-year ban on federal funds for studies of firearm violence, researchers at more than 80 public-health institutions plan to make progress locally.