Cincinnati Pharmacy Newsletter

Dean's Message

Pam Heaton

Pam Heaton

Welcome to the Spring 2021 edition of Cincinnati Pharmacy!

What a joy it is to see the spring flowers and feel the warmer weather! After a challenging winter, there is hope that renewal will happen. Part of this renewal and hope is driven by the availability of the COVID-19 vaccine. For more than a year, pharmacy has been at the frontlines of providing treatment for patients ill with COVID-19, and pharmacy has again stepped to the frontlines to provide the vaccination.  UC Pharmacy is changing lives every day! Our students are very engaged in the vaccination efforts and providing much direct care to patients.

We have successfully transitioned to remote teaching and continue to provide an excellent academic experience. For the graduating class of 2020, our licensure pass rates ranked first among all colleges in Ohio and exceeded national averages; the NAPLEX pass rate was 95.2% (national average 88.4%) and MPJE pass rate was 95.7% (Ohio average 89%).  

Our research funding continues to grow.  Currently, we are nearing the end of a two-year period of preparing for our accreditation site visit which happens next October 2021. We are prepared and excited. This has been an important time of reflection about how our program has grown and will continue to grow. 

This semester, our college launched a new, exciting distance learning MS program in pharmacogenomics and personalized healthcare, which positions us to grow in this innovative area of healthcare. We have three other distance learning MS programs: Drug development, cosmetic science and pharmacy leadership, which have collectively grown 27% since last year.

Every day, I am inspired by the accomplishments of our students, faculty and alumni. Thanks for all the ways you support our college!

Pam Heaton
BSPharm, PhD, FAPhA
Interim Dean and Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Administrative Sciences

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