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

UF ranks in Top 5 for number of student posters presented at ASHP Clinical Midyear Meeting

UF ranks in Top 5 for number of student posters presented at ASHP Clinical Midyear Meeting

December 7, 2017

Pharm.D. students presented 46 posters at the meeting in Orlando held Dec. 3–7.

Dr. Hendrik Luesch featured in Go Greater campaign video

December 4, 2017

Luesch's marine drug discovery research is highlighted in the video supporting UF's $3 billion fundraising campaign.

UF College of Pharmacy moves into top 10 of national rankings

Monthly Memo

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Message from the Dean

On Oct. 13, the University of Florida officially launched the public phase of its $3 billion comprehensive campaign to elevate the stature of our university and ensure that our mission to serve society expands beyond its current reach. The theme of the campaign is Go Greater. As I share this month’s Memo, I am continually reminded of the many ways our faculty, staff, students and alumni Go Greater to represent the UF College of Pharmacy on the national stage. Our faculty enjoyed a productive month, from national awards (Curtis, Manasco, Schmidt and Grundmann) to federally funded research grants (Cooper-DeHoff, McCurdy and McLaughlin). Also, if you have five minutes, I would encourage you to watch the CNN story featuring Chris McCurdy and his kratom research that offers potential for treating opioid withdrawal. The opioid epidemic has all of our attention, including clinicians and researchers in the UF College of Pharmacy who are committed to addressing the problem from multiple angles.

Our Pharm.D. students achieved an incredible feat when four of them were chosen to represent the UF College of Pharmacy as United Nations Foundation Global Health Fellows. Only 100 fellows representing colleges and universities across the country were chosen for the inaugural class. These students represent various majors, including pharmacy, public health, economics, law and more, and we’re proud to say four of the 100 fellows hail from the UF College of Pharmacy. We also celebrate our graduate students and a postdoc whose pharmacogenomics research helped UF claim three of the four trainee awards at the 2017 Pharmacogenomics Research Network-American Society of Human Genetics Poster Session and Reception. Also, check out this month’s Memo for additional student awards.

Finally, I want to thank everyone who donated to the Crisafi Challenge and helped us raise an amazing $100,000 for student scholarships. We exceeded our goal this year, and that would not have been possible without many of you. Thank you for your generosity and your commitment to Go Greater for our students.

Julie Johnson, Pharm.D.
Dean & Distinguished Professor


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