Welcome from Dean Neil MacKinnon
I would like to welcome you to the website of the James L Winkle College of Pharmacy. Whether you are a prospective student, a current student, a faculty member, an alumnus, a preceptor or a friend of our College, I am pleased that you have chosen to visit our website and to learn more about our College.
As Dean of the College, I am proud of the accomplishments of our faculty, staff, students and alumni. Our College is the 4th oldest in the nation, founded in 1850, with significant contributions in a number of areas including research, scholarship, teaching and service. Pharmacy is an ancient and noble profession and our graduates are actively improving the quality and safety of the medication-use system for thousands, if not millions, of individuals.
According to leadership expert John Maxwell, leadership can be summed up in one word as "influence". By this definition, our students, faculty and alumni are leaders, influencing patients one at a time and influencing healthcare systems at the population level. Others are leaders in research, policy, and in education. I am confident that all of our students will graduate with the skills, knowledge, abilities and attitude to become leaders in their chosen profession and career.
Finally, one of the goals in our strategic plan is to increase visibility of the College. This recently redesigned website is part of that goal. If you are interested in learning more about our College, you can check out the archives of our College's e-newsletter, Cincinnati Pharmacy. You can also follow me on Twitter @RxDeanMac and our College @UCpharmacy Twitter account. Please check out our College's Facebook Page and our College's LinkedIn page.
BSC(Pharm), MSc(Pharm), PhD, Dean and Professor
Neil J MacKinnon
Professor, Pharmacy College of Pharmacy
161E Kowalewski Hall
Brad E. Hein
Associate Dean for Professional Education & Assessment
Associate Professor , Pharmacy Academic Affairs
145G Kowalewski Hall
Kelly T. Epplen
Associate Dean for Admissions & Student Affairs
Associate Professor, Pharmacy Student & Alumni Affairs
135G Kowalewski Hall
Associate Dean for Research & Innovation
Professor , Pharmacy College of Pharmacy
3205 Medical Sciences Building
Chair of Pharmaceutical Sciences Division
Professor, Pharmacy Desai Lab
3005 H Medical Sciences Building
Pamela C Heaton
Chair of Pharmacy Practice Division
Professor, Pharmacy Practice and Admin Sciences
365 Kowalewski Hall
Her current research focus is on the use of secondary databases to evaluate clinical, humanistic and economic outcomes of drug therapy. She has published over 70 manuscripts and presented over 100 poster presentations. Partnering with Kroger Pharmacy, she has developed a two-year MS/residency with an emphasis in community pharmacy. Also, with Kroger pharmacy, along with the Cincinnati Health Council, Health Bridge and several hospitals, Dr. Heaton received a grant from NACDS Foundation to determine whether community pharmacists can reduce 30-day readmissions for patients with priority conditions.
Dr. Heaton participates on many college committees at the University of Cincinnati and is faculty advisor for the graduate student association. Dr. Heaton is also involved in other national organizations including the International Society for Pharmacoeconomic and Outcomes Research, American Society of Health-System Pharmacy and the American Pharmacists Association. Dr. Heaton is Editor in Chief of the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association. Dr. Heaton is an active member of American Academy of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP). Her AACP service has included Chair of the Ethics Sig (2008-2009), college delegate (2008) and alternate (2007), speaker for AACP Special Session programming (2008), Mentor for WalMart Scholarship (2012), Section Programming Committee (2012-2013), Member of Rising Stars ad hoc committee (2013), Chair of the SAS Awards Committee (2013-2014), facilitator for SAS Section Roundtables (2014) and Chair Designee/Chair Elect, Chair and Immediate Past Chair of the SAS Section(2016-2020). Working with a subgroup of the SAS section, she coauthored a publication titled “Characteristics of Social and Administrative Sciences Graduate Programs and Strategies for Student Recruitment and Future Faculty Development in the United States.” Additionally, in 2012-2013, she participated in the in the Academic Leadership Fellows Program.
She earned her Bachelors of Pharmacy degree and Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Cincinnati.
Mary Ann Schaefer
Director of Business Affairs, Pharmacy Financial Administration
161G Kowalewski Hall