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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

Vote now! University of Florida nominated for Salesforce Summit Award

Vote now! University of Florida nominated for Salesforce Summit Award

March 22, 2017

Your vote will help the University of Florida win a Salesforce Summit Award. The award nomination recognizes staff in the UF College of Pharmacy's Entrepreneurial Programs who built a student-facing...

UF College of Pharmacy moves into top 10 of national rankings

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Message from the Dean

Congratulations to all the Pharm.D. and Ph.D. students and postdocs who participated in the college’s 30th Annual Research Showcase. We had a record number of posters presented, which is a testament to the increasing strength of research programs in the college. We also applaud the oral competition finalists, and the winners, for their outstanding presentations.

We are also pleased to welcome several new faculty members to the college. Drs. Chris McCurdy, a professor in the department of medicinal chemistry (and a pharmacist by training), and Dr. Bonnie Avery, a clinical professor in pharmaceutics, joined us from University of Mississipi and will be leading the development of a new CTSI core called the Translational Drug Development Core. We are excited to have them with us and look forward to the great things they will achieve in the college. We also have a new faculty member in pharmaceutical outcomes and policy, Dr. Rene Soria-Saucedo, who joins that department as an assistant professor, and Dr. Ranjala Ratnayake has joined the department of medicinal chemistry as a research assistant professor. Read more about all of them in the faculty section below.

March is also the transition month for our third- and fourth-year students, with the third-year students heading out to their Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences and the fourth-year students returning to us for their final two months before graduation. It is an exciting time of transition for both groups, and we celebrate all their accomplishments to date.

For the Gator Good,


Julie Johnson, Pharm.D. Dean & Distinguished Professor


Gender Pay Gap Persists Across Faculty Ranks

March 22, 2017

Although women’s salaries have grown at a slightly higher rate than men’s, the latest figures show that academe still hasn’t remedied a perpetual problem.

In the Age of Trump, Scientists See Reproducibility as Risky Business

March 21, 2017

Attempts to replicate high-profile scientific studies can be a valuable way to hold scholars' feet to the fire. But some scientists worry that those efforts could be exploited by skeptical lawmakers.

Meet the Professor Who Looks Up ‘Top Chef’ Spoilers — and Studies Them

March 21, 2017

A professor at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville has examined whether spoilers enhance or diminish readers’ or viewers’ enjoyment. Spoiler alert: The research is inconclusive.