Pam Heaton, BSPharm, PhD, FAPhA, professor and chair of the Division of Pharmacy Practice and Administrative Services, has been named interim dean of the James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy as Neil MacKinnon, PhD transitions to the University of Augusta where he will serve as provost. Pam will officially begin her new role December 7, 2020.
Pam joined UC in 1998 as assistant professor. During her career at UC, she has held key administrative and leadership roles within the college and served as a dedicated educator mentoring many post graduate and research students. Pam is editor of the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association and member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Board of Directors.
Pamela C Heaton
Chair of Pharmacy Practice Division
Professor, Pharmacy College of Pharmacy
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.
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
Mary Ann Schaefer
Director of Business Affairs, Pharmacy Financial Administration
161G Kowalewski Hall