Graduate Education Committee

The Graduate Studies Committee (GSC) serves as the medium in which the graduate programs are reviewed and aligned with the mission and goals of the College and University through the following objectives:

  • The GSC will assess and make recommendations on new and existing graduate programs in the College of Pharmacy.
  • The GSC will determine how the College can attract/fund more graduate students, including exploring means to place matriculating Pharmacy students into college graduate programs.
  • The GSC will coordinate and implement new processes and procedures as they relate to graduate education issues in the college.
  • The GSC will oversee the Teaching Assistant needs of the College.

The Graduate Studies Committee is composed of the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education, Graduate Coordinators from each of the departments within the College of Pharmacy, and the President of the Graduate Student Council. The  Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education serves as the Chair and is a non-voting member of the committee.  The GSC reports to the Dean and meets a minimum of four times per year.

Current Representatives on the Committee are:

Non-voting Chair

Jatinder Lamba
Department: Pharmacotherapy & Translational Research

Jatinder Lamba Ph.D., M.Sc.

Associate Dean For Research And Graduate Education; Professor And The Frank A. Duckworth Eminent Scholar Chair
Phone: (352) 273-6425


Julio D Duarte
Department: Pharmacotherapy & Translational Research

Julio D Duarte Pharm.D., Ph.D., FAHA

Associate Professor
Phone: (352) 273-8132
Mei He
Department: Pharmaceutics

Mei He Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Phone: (352) 273-9847
Robert W Huigens
Department: Medicinal Chemistry

Robert W Huigens Ph.D.

Associate Professor And Graduate Coordinator
Phone: (352) 273-7718
Richard Segal
Department: Pharmaceutical Outcomes & Policy

Richard Segal R.Ph., Ph.D., M.S.

Phone: (352) 273-6265


Kimberly Mahoney
Department: Shared Service Center

Kimberly Mahoney

Assistant Director, Academic Support Services
Phone: (352) 273-9205
Katie McFarland
Department: Shared Service Center

Katie McFarland

Academic Program Specialist I
Phone: (352) 273-7933
Rafael D J Gonzalez
Department: Shared Service Center

Rafael D J Gonzalez

Graduate Education Admissions Coordinator
Phone: (352) 273-9959

Graduate Student

Student Representative

Matthew Burke