Greetings alumni and friends of the Winkle College of Pharmacy,
Welcome to the latest issue of Cincinnati Pharmacy, the electronic newsletter of the James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy.
Recently, we held our college’s Hooding and Recognition Ceremony at the Duke Energy Convention Center and we said goodbye to the Class of 2018. When you add our PharmD, MS and PhD graduates together, it was the largest-ever graduating class in the 168-year history of the college. It was a significant graduation for another reason, as it included the first three graduates of our online learning master’s degree program in pharmacy leadership. This program, which started in 2016, is the first and only program of its kind in the country.
As we complete another academic year, it also marks the end of my first five-year term as dean. While I soon begin my second five-year term, I recently shared some reflections with the faculty of the college…
I am proud of what we have accomplished together over the past five years, from more than doubling our research funding, to the $34 million renovation of Kowalewski Hall, to the expansion of our faculty, to the launch of several new international partners. Yet, despite all this, what I take away most from my time at the college are relationships—with the faculty, staff, students, alumni and other friends of the college. I am grateful for each of you reading this now and I appreciate your commitment to the college. I sincerely believe the best days for the college are ahead of us.
So, enjoy your summer and Go Bearcats!
Neil MacKinnon, PhD, Dean and Professor
University of Cincinnati James L Winkle College of Pharmacy
Twitter & Instagram: @RxDeanMac