UCI Establishes School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Monday, August 03, 2020

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The University of California, Irvine Board of Regents voted to establish the UCI School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, elevating the program started in 2006 to full-school status. It is only the third school of its type in the UC system.

This nascent school is a critical part of the Susan and Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences. Its distinguished faculty and talented students will teach, research, and learn at the cutting edge of their disciplines and contribute to the delivery of outstanding integrative healthcare to patients across our region and, ultimately, across the nation.

Under the leadership of Founding Dean Jan Hirsch, and already ranked among the top 10 pharmaceutical sciences departments in the nation, it will add a Pharm.D. program for practicing pharmacists to its current Ph.D. and other programs training the next generations of researchers and advancing research in the pharmaceutical sciences.

Professor Judith Stepan-Norris, Interim Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Hal Stern, and Acting Vice Provost for Academic Planning Valerie Jenness led the academic planning unit during the approval process the UCI School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

UCI is a gold-level Leaders Circle sponsor of the Greater Irvine Chamber. For more information on how to become involved, contact Jessica Welch.

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