Drs. Andrew J. Steckl and Giovanni Pauletti recently produced a prototype of a low-cost, paper-based microfluidics... Read More
2014 Innovation Award Series
Kenneth Skau, PhD, has been selected as UC’s 2014 recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Professor Award. Read More
Kenneth Skau, PhD
MS and PhD interdisciplinary education draws on the research strengths of faculty in biomembrane sciences, drug development sciences... More Info
Graduate Education
Transformative curriculum prepares student pharmacists to be change agents for future pharmacy practice. More Info
Pharmacy Practice and PharmD
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Focus on Staff: Nicholas Lotts
The Cincinnati area pharmacy residents celebrated their achievements
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Meet the Dean

Dean of PharmacyMacKinnon, Neil J

    The James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy offers a supportive, innovative, hands-on curriculum—with 100 percent of PharmD students completing real-life work experiences in pharmacy practice sites across all four years of the professional program. More
  • MS / PHD

    The Pharmaceutical Sciences Graduate Program resides within the James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy at the University of Cincinnati. The program offers the opportunity for students to earn a M.S. or Ph.D. degree with a research focus in Medicinal & Bioorganic Chemistry, Pharmaceutics, Pharmacology, or Social & Administrative Sciences.More

    The College is accredited as a provider of Continuing Pharmacy Education by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. The College provides educational programs in cooperation with area pharmacy associations.More

  • High School Students

    Current high school students who are interested in attending the University of Cincinnati's McMicken College of Arts & Sciences to complete pre-pharmacy requirements before attending the Winkle College of Pharmacy are encouraged to arrange forvisit with UC's Office of Admissions . If you wish to meet separately with The James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy, you must call the College at (513) 558-3784 to make arrangements. Directions


Welcome to the James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy!  We are located on the UC Academic Health Center Campus with the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, and the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.  As one of the oldest Colleges of Pharmacy in the United States, we have long standing relationships with community health care and pharmaceutical science partners.  This provides an extensive network of experiential sites for the PharmD program right here in the tri-state area.  Along with our faculty, these individuals bring clinical and scientific expertise to students in the PharmD, MS, and PhD programs and provide valuable research partnerships.

Student centered learning, community engagement, and real world experiences are central to our culture, purpose and strategic plan.  Faculty are engaged in collaborative discovery and health care improvement and bring this expertise to the classroom. The PharmD (Doctor of Pharmacy) professional degree program provides students with the education and training necessary to become a pharmacist. The graduate program for MS and PhD in the Pharmaceutical Sciences trains students to become highly skilled pharmaceutical science researchers in biomembrane science, drug development science, and health outcomes.  We offer the only online degree track focusing on the design, evaluation and control of cosmetic products. 

After an extensive self-study, the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program was fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) in 2014 for a full eight year term.



100% of 2013 PharmD graduates passed the NAPLEX (North American Pharmacy Licensure Exam)

22% of 2013 graduates were selected as PGY1 residents

59% of students admitted in 2013 completed pre-pharmacy requirements at UC

32% of students admitted in 2013 had earned a bachelor’s degree


Focus On Faculty With Nick Messinger, PharmD

Focus On Faculty With Nick Messinger, PharmD

7/17/2014: Nick Messinger, PharmD, has joined the James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy asan assistant professor in a newly created non-tenure track faculty positionwith a focus on ambulatory care.

Research Continues on Topical Cream that Could Tan Skin, Prevent Melanoma

Research Continues on Topical Cream that Could Tan Skin, Prevent Melanoma

7/17/2014: In 2006, UC researchers were given $1 million from the NCI to develop a topicaltreatment to tan skin and prevent melanoma. Today, research continues and apatent is pending.

Faculty Gather for Interprofessional Education Retreat

Faculty Gather for Interprofessional Education Retreat

6/26/2014: Over 50 faculty from each of the Academic Health Center's colleges participatedin an interprofessional education retreat June 16 in the Health ProfessionsBuilding.

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