Welcome to the Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development!

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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

College of Pharmacy News

Orlando KE chapter named top national chapter for 2016-17

Orlando KE chapter named top national chapter for 2016-17

August 11, 2017

The Beta Beta Chapter of the Kappa Epsilon, or KE, Professional Pharmacy Fraternity at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy’s Orlando campus received the national Outstanding Chapter Award...

UF College of Pharmacy moves into top 10 of national rankings

Monthly Memo

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Message from the Dean

This month we welcome Dr. Lance McMahon as our new chair of pharmacodynamics. Lance joins us from the University of Texas Health San Antonio College of Medicine and brings a strong record of addiction research, teaching and service to his new leadership role. There was universal agreement among those that were part of the search process that Lance was a perfect fit as the department's next leader. He adds another dimension to our increasingly strong group focused on addiction and pain, compliments the more general neuroscience focus in pharmacodynamics and brings a strong vision on how to make the already excellent department of pharmacodynamics even better. Please read the story below and join me in welcoming him. We also welcome new faculty in pharmaceutical outcomes and policy and pharmacotherapy and translational research. Our faculty numbers have moved to triple digits and will continue to rise over the next couple of years.

It is also the time of year when all of us gear up for the new academic year. This means welcoming our new cohort of students and the beginning of our admissions committee's work. To support the recruitment of the best and brightest to our college, we have engaged a marketing firm to help us put our best foot forward. Please watch the Pursue Greatness video they created to help support this effort. Also, please mark your calendars for Aug 31 – Sept 9, the 10 days when we will again hold the Crisafi Challenge. As you know, Dr. Bob and Barbara Crisafi continue to step up in a significant way to support scholarships for incoming students. This year they have again doubled their pledge (to $40K) to match what we raise. We are confident that we can raise $80K for student scholarships in 10 days and hope that each of you will help us get there. Please see the cute video that Dr. Bob had created in support of this year’s Crisafi Challenge.

I hope you will also check out the other stories on faculty and alumni awards and honors, recent research news from the college and save the date for the alumni barbeque. Our alums love to see faculty and staff from the college, so I hope you will attend. This year it will fall on an evening football game, so no more barbeque for breakfast!

Here’s hoping the summer was a good and rejuvenating one for you, as we head into the next academic year.

For the Gator Good,


Julie Johnson, Pharm.D. Dean & Distinguished Professor


Teaching Newsletter, August 17, 2017

August 17, 2017

Violent demonstrations by white nationalists brought renewed attention to one of higher education's biggest challenges: helping students engage in constructive conversations during fraught times.

Teaching: What Works In and Around the Classroom

August 14, 2017

This new resource brings together insights about teaching and learning. Here's a sample.

For One Astronomer, a Solar Eclipse Illuminates Progress for Women in the Field

August 11, 2017

In the 19th century, as an eclipse neared, the U.S. government refused to send female scientists to get a closer look. Times have changed, but the discipline still struggles with harassment and...