Academic Departments

The LAU School of Pharmacy has two academic departments: Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacy Practice.

Pharmaceutical Sciences

The Pharmaceutical Sciences Department provides pharmacy students with the foundation in basic and applied pharmaceutical and biomedical sciences, as well as in social, behavioral and administrative sciences.

Basic Science faculty members of the Pharmaceutical Sciences Department have diverse teaching involvement and scholarly interests. These include pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, pharmacogenetics, pharmaceutics, pharmacognosy, pathophysiology, microbiology, molecular medicine, biology, immunology, chemistry, biochemistry, biomedical ethics, behavioral sciences, biostastistics, management, and more. Department Faculty are involved in didactic teaching, scholarly activities and laboratory research, and service to the School, University, profession and community.

Mission

The mission of the Pharmaceutical Sciences Department is to educate students in biomedical, pharmaceutical, social, behavioral and administrative sciences. The department is committed to promote research excellence and provide meaningful contributions to the profession and community.

Goals

Members of the Pharmaceutical Sciences Department will accomplish the department’s mission through the following activities:

  1. Foster professional development in students by promoting critical thinking and life-long learning
  2. Conduct basic and translational interdisciplinary research in pharmaceutical sciences
  3. Encourage faculty, staff and students to participate in community service and professional development activities
  4. Maintain a collegial environment to support faculty and staff retention and development

For more information about the Pharmaceutical Sciences Department, please contact the Department Chair Dr. Roy Kanbar.

 

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Pharmacy Practice

The Pharmacy Practice Department provides pharmacy students with a comprehensive foundation of clinical sciences and experiential education, and reinforces students’ knowledge of social, behavioral and administrative sciences and their application to contemporary pharmacy practice.

Clinical faculty members of the Pharmacy Practice Department have diverse practice and scholarly interests. These include infectious disease, hematology/oncology, nephrology, neurology, ambulatory care, endocrinology, drug information, critical care, cardiology, endocrinology, nutrition support, internal medicine, pharmacoeconomics, medication safety, and more. Department Faculty are involved in providing the didactic teaching of pharmacotherapeutics; experiential education of pharmacy students; scholarly activities related to their areas of interest and specialty; patient care; and service to the School, University, profession and community. Faculty members are also involved in developing and implementing innovative practice models that are in line with emerging healthcare and health-systems needs.

Mission

The mission of the Pharmacy Practice Department is to prepare and model for the next generation of pharmacy professionals by fostering a perpetual commitment to excellence in education, health care and clinical research.

Goals

Members of the Pharmacy Practice Department will provide exemplary professional service through the following activities:

  1. Prepare students for entry into the pharmacy profession in an environment that promotes critical thinking, life-long learning, leadership and professionalism
  2. Recruit, retain and promote competent Clinical Faculty in diverse areas of clinical specialties
  3. Pioneer the role of interdisciplinary practice through commitment to serving patients and promoting quality public health
  4. Contribute to the pharmacy and healthcare literature by conducting and publishing clinical research

For more information about the Pharmacy Practice Department, please contact the Department Chair Dr. Soumana Nasser.

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