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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 College of Pharmacy graduate students excel at ISAP Annual Meeting

UF College of Pharmacy graduate students excel at ISAP Annual Meeting

April 25, 2017

Tobias Heinrichs and Amelia Deitchman, Pharm.D., graduate students in the department of pharmaceutics, were recognized as top young investigators for their presentations at the ISAP Annual Meeting in...

UF College of Pharmacy moves into top 10 of national rankings

Monthly Memo

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Message from the Dean

While our faculty continue to do amazing things, and some highlights are included in this issue of the Monthly Memo, it seems that March was all about our incredible students. First, the University of Florida APhA-ASP chapter was named Chapter of the Year at the APhA Annual Meeting in San Francisco. This is a phenomenal accomplishment and highlights the passion our students have and how much they will help to advance the profession throughout their careers. Congratulations to everyone involved! The students also led the nation for the sixth consecutive year in their fundraising for the Back the PAC effort at APhA. That dedication to advocacy was also on display with the strong representation of the UF College of Pharmacy at Legislative Days in Tallahassee.

Our graduate students and postdocs joined our Pharm.D. students in winning multiple awards in March. At the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, or ASCPT, in Washington, D.C., UF scientific trainees took home six of the 27 ASCPT Presidential Trainee Awards, which are selected based on the highest scoring trainee abstracts. That’s correct — in a meeting with international representation, UF took home nearly one-fourth of all the awards. Additionally, there is a special award presented for the top scoring abstract, and Sarah Kim, Ph.D., a postdoc in pharmaceutics, landed that honor. That says to me that something pretty special is going on here.

And our students are shining through their spirit of giving — exemplified by the 45 students who were part of eight medical mission spring break trips. Collectively, these teams assisted thousands of patients in five Latin American countries. And similar things are happening every week at the local campuses, as students serve their communities through free access clinics and other activities.

I hope you share the same pride in our students that I have. And I hope that you will join us at 10 a.m on Saturday, April 8, to celebrate our “White Coat Ceremony” with our first-year students and their families.

There is no doubt that the College of Pharmacy fully embodies “For the Gator Good."


Julie Johnson, Pharm.D. Dean & Distinguished Professor

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


Wake Forest’s Eudaimonia Institute Tries to Turn From Controversy to Scholarship

April 26, 2017

Before it even got up and running, the institute, which aims to study "human flourishing," drew scrutiny for its largest funding source: the Charles Koch Foundation. At the institute’s...

Should Alice Goffman’s Work Cost Her a Faculty Position?

April 26, 2017

A group of students and alumni of Pomona College, which named her a visiting professor, argues that it should. Scholars and administrators say that demand treads on dangerous territory.

Can ‘Guided Pathways’ Keep Students From Being Overwhelmed by Choice?

April 25, 2017

Academic advisers see evidence that prescribed course sequences can keep community-college students from making "horrendous mistakes" that stall their academic progress.