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Robert “Bob” Blouin, Pharm.D.

Dean, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
Director, Eshelman Institute for Innovation
Vaughn and Nancy Bryson Distinguished Professor
bob_blouin@unc.edu
Office: (919) 966-1122


Contacts and Responsibilities


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Kim Brouwer, Pharm.D., Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education
William R. Kenan Distinguished Professor
kbrouwer@unc.edu
Office: (919) 962-7030
Fax: 919-966-0197

The associate dean for research and graduate education reports to the dean and has the following administrative responsibilities in the School:

  • Serve as the chief research officer in the School and provide oversight for the research and graduate and postdoctoral training programs
  • Identify, plan, and coordinate grant submissions to state and federal funding agencies in response to current and recurring requests for proposals
  • Ensure that the School’s research program is compliant with all School, UNC, and state and federal policies
  • Ensure that the School’s research infrastructure remains strong to support its growing research enterprise
  • Develop and identify funding mechanisms and manage funds to support the research and graduate programs, including bridge funding and major capital equipment
  • Provide oversight of all major wet-laboratory-based centers in the School, including the Center for Integrative Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery, Center for Nanotechnology and Drug Delivery, Center for Pharmacogenomics and Individualized Therapy, and the GLP Analytical Facility
  • Provide oversight of the assistant dean and director of graduate studies
  • Manage conflict of interests relating to faculty, students/trainees, and staff engaged in research
  • Work effectively with the Office of the Dean in matters relating to grant and contract submissions, facilities, space utilization, faculty recruitment, and research-and-graduate-program-specific budgets
  • Develop and foster research and training partnerships with key UNC constituents and partners
  • Work effectively with the associate dean for entrepreneurial development and global engagement and the associate dean for public-private partnerships on all matters that interface the three offices
  • Serve as the School’s liaison with American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy on all matters relating to research and graduate education
  • As a member of the Executive Committee in the School, keep the dean and all members of the Executive Committee informed of any matters that significantly impact the research and graduate programs in the School


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Wendy Cox, Pharm.D.
Associate Dean for Curricular and Student Affairs
Clinical Associate Professor
wendy_cox@unc.edu
Office: (919) 966-9990

The associate dean for curricular and student affairs reports to the executive associate dean for professional education and has the following administrative responsibilities in the School:

  • Serve as chair of the Curriculum Transformation Steering Committee and oversee implementation of the new curriculum
  • Work closely with the chair of the Curriculum Committee, the school registrar, and the Curriculum Committee to address curricular matters and maintain the Pharm.D. curriculum
  • Prepare documentation for the accreditation of the Pharm.D., in collaboration with the executive associate dean for professional education
  • Serve as the School contact with the Provost’s office regarding tuition, fees, and enrollment projections; prepare documentation needed for changes in tuition, fees, or enrollment projections
  • Working closely with the associate dean for advancement and the UNC Office of Scholarships and Student Aid, provide oversight for student scholarships and financial aid issues at the School
  • Provide leadership and oversee the School’s teaching assistant program and assignments
  • Provide leadership for and oversee the PharmD admissions process; work closely with the chair of the Admissions Committee, admission coordinator, and Admissions Committee to set the direction of the admissions office
  • Serve as the School liaison to the NC Board of Pharmacy, including providing School updates to the board quarterly at Board of Pharmacy meetings


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Rowell Daniels, M.S.
Executive Associate Dean, Pharmacy Clinical Practice at Chapel Hill
RDaniels@unch.unc.edu
Office: (919) 966-2498

The duties of the executive associate dean, pharmacy clinical practice include the following:

  • Director of pharmacy at UNC Hospitals and Clinics
  • Ambassador for all UNC residency programs
  • Oversees the pharmacy residency programs at UNC Hospitals and Clinics
  • Responsible for the implementation and integration of teaching and service programs between the School and UNC Hospitals and Clinics
  • Responsible for the School/UNC Hospitals Department of Pharmacy relationship with the UNC Campus Health Services
  • Ensures the proper credentialing of pharmacists practicing in all UNC Health Care System-affiliated practice environments regardless of employer in order to promote congruence and consistency of School /UNC Hospitals Department of Pharmacy mission
  • Responsible for pharmacy practice affairs in all UNC Health Care System-affiliated practice environments regardless of employer and ensures compliance with associated laws, rules, regulations, and policies


Stephen Eckel, Pharm.D., M.H.A.
Associate Dean for Global Engagement
Clinical Associate Professor
seckel@unc.edu
Office: (919) 962-0071
Fax: 919-966-3525

The associate dean for global engagement reports to the dean and has the following administrative responsibilities in the School:

  • Assist faculty, students, staff, administration, and UNC’s Office of Technology Development in identifying and protecting intellectual property
  • Provide education and training in entrepreneurship to faculty, students, and staff
  • Assist inventors, administration, and OTD in commercializing intellectual property
  • Identify and pursue opportunities to expand the presence and influence of the School internationally
  • Work effectively with the associate dean for research and graduate education and the associate dean for public-private partnerships on all matters that interface the three offices
  • As a member of the Executive Committee in the School, keep the dean and all members of the executive committee informed of any matters that significantly impact the entrepreneurial development and global engagement


The duties of the associate dean for advancement include the following:

  • Plan, organize, and direct fund-raising efforts per the School’s development plan, which is closely aligned with the School’s 2012 Strategic Plan
  • Identify, cultivate, and solicit the School’s top campaign prospects
  • Provide leadership and support to the dean and vice dean of the School and the faculty, alumni, and foundation board members in matters relating to fundraising
  • Work closely with the dean and vice dean to define priorities for their involvement in the School’s fundraising process
  • Advise and inform the faculty, administration, staff, and students of the progress on fundraising efforts and stimulate and encourage continued support
  • Supervise a system of gift reporting and provide periodic gift summaries as appropriate
  • Engage in the development and management of public and private grant proposals at the local, regional, state, and national level in support of the mission of the School
  • Participate as a member of the University development staff in the overall execution of a comprehensive development program, design campaign plans in concert with the Office of University Development
  • Oversee the alumni affairs operations and ensure that development and alumni activities are carried out in the most mutually beneficial fashion
  • Effectively manage the staff and all functions of the Office of Advancement, including accounting, annual giving and communications, and alumni affairs
  • Work closely with the dean, vice dean, and executive associate dean for administration and chief financial officer to evaluate the Office of Advancement, including all personnel, their function and responsibilities, and reporting structure
  • Serve as a member of the School’s Executive Committee
  • Cultivate a positive image of the School to its constituencies, foster external relationships with donors, alumni and pharmacy practitioners
  • Engage the School’s Board of Visitors, foundation board of directors, and alumni board in developing a stronger culture of philanthropy and establishing more formal expectations around giving as well as positioning the boards and leveraging the boards’ relationships and visibility to support the School’s Strategic Plan


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Michael Jay, Ph.D.
Fred Eshelman Distinguished Professor and Interim Chair
Division of Molecular Pharmaceutics
mjay@email.unc.edu
Office: (919) 843-0736

The duties of each division chair include the following:

  • Serve as the chief administrative officer for the division
  • Manage budget and accounts supporting the functions of the division
  • Represent the division within the School and with external constituencies and partners
  • Initiate and direct plans for recruitment and retention of faculty, as well as appointments, reappointments, promotion, tenure, and post-tenure actions in compliance with University requirements including those faculty at Asheville and Elizabeth City State University
  • Manage all division personnel activities, including staff evaluations, ensuring consistency in enforcement of policies and adequate documentation
  • Serve as a chief academic officer for the division and as such oversee the division’s contributions to professional and graduate educational programs
  • Serve as a mentor for junior faculty


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Pamela U. Joyner, Ed.D., M.S. Pharm.
Executive Associate Dean for Professional Education
Clinical Professor
pam_joyner@unc.edu
Office: (919) 962-0030
Fax: 919-966-6919

The executive associate dean for professional education reports to the dean and has the following administrative responsibilities in the School:

  • Provide leadership for all professional educational initiatives including accreditation, the curriculum, experiential education, continuing education and the academy
  • Provide oversight for the associate dean for curricular and student affairs, the assistant dean of pharmacy practice partnerships and the directors of the Academy and continuing education
  • Oversee budgets accounts supporting professional education initiatives
  • Collaborate with regional campus dean at Asheville in the administration and oversight of the Pharm.D. program
  • Consult with the Asheville campus with respect to the Rural Pharmacy Health Certificate Program
  • Provide guidance in the development of international strategic partnerships involving education or student training/service within the professional program
  • Serve as School’s alternate administrative delegate to the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy House of Delegates
  • Represent the School on the University’s Chiefs of Staff Committee
  • Serve as liaison for the School’s Curriculum Transformation Steering Committee
  • Serve as cochair of the School’s Nomination Committee
  • In consultation with the dean, vice dean and the associate dean for research and graduate education, assign faculty committee appointments annually
  • As a member of the Executive Committee in the School, keep the dean and all members of the Executive Committee informed of any matters that significantly impact the School


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Angela Kashuba, Pharm.D.
John A. and Deborah S. McNeill Jr. Distinguished Professor and Chair
Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics

Office: (919) 966-9998

The duties of each division chair include the following:

  • Serve as the chief administrative officer for the division
  • Manage budget and accounts supporting the functions of the division
  • Represent the division within the School and with external constituencies and partners
  • Initiate and direct plans for recruitment and retention of faculty, as well as appointments, reappointments, promotion, tenure, and post-tenure actions in compliance with University requirements including those faculty at Asheville and Elizabeth City State University
  • Manage all division personnel activities, including staff evaluations, ensuring consistency in enforcement of policies and adequate documentation
  • Serve as a chief academic officer for the division and as such oversee the division’s contributions to professional and graduate educational programs
  • Serve as a mentor for junior faculty


The duties of each division chair include the following:

  • Serve as the chief administrative officer for the division
  • Manage budget and accounts supporting the functions of the division
  • Represent the division within the School and with external constituencies and partners
  • Initiate and direct plans for recruitment and retention of faculty, as well as appointments, reappointments, promotion, tenure, and post-tenure actions in compliance with University requirements including those faculty at Asheville and Elizabeth City State University
  • Manage all division personnel activities, including staff evaluations, ensuring consistency in enforcement of policies and adequate documentation
  • Serve as a chief academic officer for the division and as such oversee the division’s contributions to professional and graduate educational programs
  • Serve as a mentor for junior faculty


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A. Wayne Pittman, M.S. Pharm.
Associate Dean for Facilities Planning and Resource Analysis
Associate Professor of Pharmacotherapy and Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
a_wayne_pittman@unc.edu
Office: (919) 962-0068
Fax: 919-843-9255

The duties of the associate dean for facilities planning and resources analysis include:

  • Ensure the availability of state-of-the-art laboratory and teaching facilities
  • Ensure a safe environment for students, staff, faculty, and guests.
  • Identify and acquire resources needed to strategically recruit new faculty
  • Analyze physical resource utilization
  • Plan and implement personnel, laboratory, and other relocations
  • Coordinate planning for all UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy–initiated renovation and remodeling projects
  • Make special purchases (e.g., scientific equipment, audiovisual equipment, and furniture)
  • Represent the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy with key outside constituencies
  • Develop and maintain an electronic system to facilitate resource assessment


The duties of each division chair include the following:

  • Serve as the chief administrative officer for the division
  • Manage budget and accounts supporting the functions of the division
  • Represent the division within the School and with external constituencies and partners
  • Initiate and direct plans for recruitment and retention of faculty, as well as appointments, reappointments, promotion, tenure, and post-tenure actions in compliance with University requirements including those faculty at Asheville and Elizabeth City State University
  • Manage all division personnel activities, including staff evaluations, ensuring consistency in enforcement of policies and adequate documentation
  • Serve as a chief academic officer for the division and as such oversee the division’s contributions to professional and graduate educational programs
  • Serve as a mentor for junior faculty


Scott Savage, Pharm.D.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Education
Division of Practice Advancement and Clinical Education
Scott.Savage@unchealth.unc.edu
Office: (984) 974-6642

The duties of each division chair include the following:

  • Serve as the chief administrative officer for the division
  • Manage budget and accounts supporting the functions of the division
  • Represent the division within the School and with external constituencies and partners
  • Initiate and direct plans for recruitment and retention of faculty, as well as appointments, reappointments, promotion, tenure, and post-tenure actions in compliance with University requirements including those faculty at Asheville and Elizabeth City State University
  • Manage all division personnel activities, including staff evaluations, ensuring consistency in enforcement of policies and adequate documentation
  • Serve as a chief academic officer for the division and as such oversee the division’s contributions to professional and graduate educational programs
  • Serve as a mentor for junior faculty


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Mollie Scott, Pharm.D.

Regional Associate Dean at Asheville
Clinical Associate Professor
Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine
mollies@email.unc.edu

The duties of the regional associate dean include the following:

  • Serve as the primary School contact and the chief administrator for the Asheville Program.
  • Serve as a member of the Executive Committee of the School.


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Betsy Sleath, Ph.D.
George H. Cocolas Distinguished Professor and Chair
Division of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy
betsy_sleath@unc.edu
Office: (919) 962-0106
Fax: 919-966-8486

The duties of each division chair include the following:

  • Serve as the chief administrative officer for the division
  • Manage budget and accounts supporting the functions of the division
  • Represent the division within the School and with external constituencies and partners
  • Initiate and direct plans for recruitment and retention of faculty, as well as appointments, reappointments, promotion, tenure, and post-tenure actions in compliance with University requirements including those faculty at Asheville and Elizabeth City State University
  • Manage all division personnel activities, including staff evaluations, ensuring consistency in enforcement of policies and adequate documentation
  • Serve as a chief academic officer for the division and as such oversee the division’s contributions to professional and graduate educational programs
  • Serve as a mentor for junior faculty


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Alex Tropsha, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Pharmacoinformatics and Data Science
K. H. Lee Distinguished Professor
alex_tropsha@unc.edu
Office: (919) 966-2955
Fax: 919-966-0204

The associate dean for pharmacoinformatics and data science eports to the dean and has the following administrative responsibilities in the School:

  • Serve as the chief informatics officer in the School and provide oversight and strategic direction for the research and training programs in data-rich areas of pharmaceutical sciences
  • Provide leadership across all elements of the School to design, implement, and coordinate the informatics infrastructure (including hardware and software support) for pharmaceutical science and the increasingly important research interface with patient-outcome directed activities; help all members of the School to recognize, evaluate, and exploit their “data space” using modern technologies
  • Assure that goals and objectives of research informatics are aligned with the School’s strategic plan
  • Represent the School within UNC, nationally, and internationally in all data-science related initiatives including liaising with chief informatics and data science officers in federal and private research organizations
  • Identify, plan, and coordinate major grant submissions to state, federal, private, and non-for-profit funding agencies and foundations in health informatics, especially concerning exploration of big data in pharmaceutical sciences
  • Provide data science support to School-based grant applications in response to current and recurring requests for proposals in the areas of health informatics and related technologies
  • Ensure that the School’s data management and data sharing is compliant with all School, UNC, and state and federal policies, especially with data-sharing policies of NIH and NSF
  • Develop and identify funding mechanisms and manage funds to support the research projects in the School that require data science and data management components
  • Work effectively with the Office of the Dean in matters relating to grant and contract submissions, facilities, space utilization, faculty recruitment, and research-and-graduate-program-specific budgets
  • Develop and foster research and training partnerships with key UNC constituents and partners in the areas of health informatics and related technologies
  • Work effectively with the associate dean for entrepreneurial development and global engagement and the associate dean for public-private partnerships on all matters that interface the three offices
  • Work effectively with the associate dean for research and graduate studies, the associate dean for entrepreneurial development and global engagement, and associate dean for advancement on all matters that interface the three offices
  • As a member of the Executive Committee in the School, keep the dean and all members of the Executive Committee informed of any matters concerning research informatics that significantly impact the research and graduate programs in the School


Rick Wernoski, M.P.A.
Executive Vice Dean and Chief Operating Officer
wernoski@email.unc.edu
Office: (919) 962-0055

The executive vice dean and chief operating officer reports to the dean and has the following administrative responsibilities in the School:

  • Responsible for all operational and financial aspects of the School and its institutes and centers
  • Advise the dean on strategic initiatives. This includes assisting the dean’s executive team, on behalf of the dean, to resolve complex or sensitive issues and working collaboratively with this executive team on the development, implementation and assessment of these initiatives
  • Chair the School’s Executive Committee meetings
  • Oversee the appointment, reappointment, promotion, and tenure process in the School. This includes serving as the equal opportunity officer for the School; approving all EPA and EPA N/F position descriptions, monitoring recruitment, and ensuring UNC compliance
  • Oversee and approve external professional activities for pay for faculty in the School
  • Provide assistance to the division chairs with the recruitment of faculty
  • Negotiate, implement and manage all contracts, MOUs, and MOAs for the School. This includes assuring that all arrangements are financially sound and also align with the School’s strategic goals and mission
  • Provide assistance to faculty, staff, and campus leaders in removing administrative barriers and conflicting priorities and serve as the dean’s primary liaison to the dean’s executive team. This includes serving as the liaison with the University regarding implementation of University-wide program initiatives, as well as functioning as the curator of key School documents including theStrategic Plan, Faculty Code (governance document), and Policies and Procedures Governing Appointments, Reappointments, Promotion, and Tenure for Faculty in the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
  • Serve as the chief financial officer for the Eshelman Institute for Innovation. Assure good stewardship and financial accountability of the Institute. This includes management of appropriate processes and controls are in place to manage the collection and recording of revenue and the approval and processing of distributions to ensure that all transactions are processed in an efficient, accurate, timely and legally compliant fashion, as well as managing donor intent and the investment portfolio. Serving as an ex-officio member of the executiveboard, regularly interact with the director and advisory boards


The primary areas of responsibilities for the assistant dean for innovative leadership and diversity are:

  • Provide the vision, guide the direction, advise School leadership, in advancing the diversity and inclusion mission at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
  • Serve as a strategic partner, engage and expand collaborative opportunities with internal and external key stakeholders and constituents
  • Broaden opportunities for experimentation of further research, competitive funding, development and dissemination of best practices in education, research, and practice
  • Interact with and influence decision makers at state, national, and global levels
  • Develop inclusive contemporary curricular implementations to improve health communication and outcomes of care
  • Engage prospective and current students through innovative academic, professional, and social programmatic initiatives to create a culturally competent and diverse healthcare workforce
  • Position the office to serve as a strategic resource for School leadership, faculty, staff, students, prospective students, and alumni
  • Prepare innovators that will excel as leaders in a global society