Purdue Pharmacy Practice Department
Change in leadership for the Department of Pharmacy Practice.
January 30, 2012
After 16 years of service, Dr. Steven Abel is stepping down as Head of the Department of Pharmacy Practice to assume a new position as Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs. He will continue his appointment and duties as Associate Dean for Clinical Programs in the College. Dean Svensson has announced a transitional leadership team for the Department, to be effective February 1, 2012. This leadership team distributes the current responsibilities of Department Head across several individuals to enable leadership for the Department without unduly disrupting ongoing activities of these individuals. The leadership team announced is:
Dean Svensson expressed thanks on behalf of the College to Dr. Abel for his passionate leadership of the department over the past sixteen years and his gratitude to the individuals who have agreed to assume these interim leadership roles.
Update: September 14, 2012
The Purdue University College of Pharmacy is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Professor and Head of the Department of Pharmacy Practice. For more information, see the Head Search page.
About the department
The Department of Pharmacy Practice (PHPR) at Purdue University is an academic department in the College of Pharmacy. It is located in the R. E. Heine Pharmacy Building on the main (West Lafayette) campus of the University and also has facilities in Wishard Memorial Hospital on the Indiana University Medical Center campus in Indianapolis. See the Administration page for information on how to contact the Department of Pharmacy Practice.
The mission of the Department of Pharmacy Practice is to demonstrate excellence through performance in the areas of discovery, learning, and engagement. The Department consists of 26 tenure-track faculty, 11 clinical faculty, and over 600 affiliate faculty preceptors. Many faculty practice in specialized areas such as: drug information, critical care, ambulatory medicine, cardiology, outcomes research, infectious disease, pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics, managed care, and pharmacy administration.
The experience and knowledge of the faculty of the Department of Pharmacy Practice enable professional degree students to receive excellent didactic and experiential training necessary to become well-rounded practitioners. The professional curriculum includes general, scientific, and patient centered content that prepares Doctor of Pharmacy graduates to deliver effective and cost-efficient pharmaceutical care.
The Department of Pharmacy Practice supports the College of Pharmacy's vision by:
The Department also has extensive research opportunities for graduate and post-graduate pharmacists leading to M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in either Clinical Pharmaceutical Sciences or Pharmacy Administration. The Graduate Academic Program is directed toward the education and maturation of pharmacists in principles and techniques of research dealing with problems in the clinical, administrative, and educational aspects of pharmacy. These programs also encourage students to develop sound teaching techniques through appropriate coursework and supervised experience.
For more information, contact the department at (765) 494-1468.