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Dean

Patricia D. Kroboth, PhD
Dr. Gordon J. Vanscoy Distinguished Service Professor

Departments

Centers

  • Program Evaluation and Research Unit
    • Director: Janice L. Pringle, PhD
  • Core Facilities

    Small Molecule and Biomarker Core of the University of Pittsburgh Clinical and Translational Science Institute

    National Recognition with Fellowship Award

    American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow

    • Barry Gold, PhD
    • Patricia D. Kroboth, PhD

    American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists

    • 4 faculty member fellows

    American College of Clinical Pharmacy

    • 6 faculty member fellows

    Academic Programs

    • Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) with Areas of Concentration in:
      • Community Leadership, Innovation, and Practice
      • Global Health
      • Pediatrics
      • Pharmacotherapy Scholars
      • Pharmacy Business Administration
      • Research
    • MPBA in Master of Pharmacy Business Administration
    • MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences
    • PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences with four tracks:
      • Medicinal Chemistry
      • Biochemical Pharmacology
      • Pharmaceutics
      • Clinical Pharmaceutical Sciences
      • Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy Research

    Residency Programs

    • PGY1
      • Community-Based
      • Pharmacy
      • Managed Care
    • PGY2
      • Ambulatory Care
      • Cardiology
      • Critical Care
      • Geriatrics
      • PGY1/PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership
      • Oncology
      • Psychiatric
      • Solid Organ Transplant

    By the Numbers: 2017-2018

    Students and Trainees

    457 Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD students)
    49 Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmaceutical Sciences
    24 Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences
    6 MPBA students
    46 Residents in 11 different types of programs
    21 Postdoctoral Fellows

    Faculty

    75 full-time faculty members
    9 part-time faculty members
    153 unpaid faculty members (secondary and adjunct)

    Preceptors for Clinical Program

    545

    Alumni

    5,132 living alumni

    Geographic Location

    • In the heart of the Oakland section of Pittsburgh
    • With the UPMC academic health center and the VA

    The University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, which is the national agency that accredits professional degree programs in pharmacy and providers of continuing pharmacy education.

    Overall

    In the latest rankings by U.S. News & World Report, the School of Pharmacy ranked ninth among 143 PharmD-granting institutions. PittPharmacy is widely recognized for its outstanding and innovative education curricula, having received 10 national or international awards for teaching or assessment since 2012. Research strengths include new medications and formulations for unmet medical needs, community health and wellness, clinical pharmaceutical sciences, and pharmacogenomics. In 2018, the School received $13.4 million in federal funding and ranked 11th among pharmacy schools in total research funding.