Wayne Pittman, M.S., is an associate professor of pharmacy and clinical associate professor of medicine. He joined the pharmacy faculty to teach clinical pharmacy because of his unique qualifications in nursing care, medication administration, and laboratory-based research. He completed his graduate work while an instructor and remained a member of the faculty thereafter. He developed pharmacy care services for and designed the pharmacy facility for the UNC Student Health Service, which opened in 1980. Early in his career, he specialized in cardiovascular pharmacotherapy and focused more specifically in hypertension as he progressed. His research focus became the pharmacotherapy of hypertension, and with that clinical trial experience, he codeveloped the UNC Clinical Drug Fellowship in partnership with colleagues within the pharmaceutical industry.
He served as the School’s associate dean for academic affairs from 1988 until 1998. His administrative responsibilities included planning for and implementation of the present doctor of pharmacy curriculum, design of pharmacy classroom facilities, and the planning and design of the Banks D. Kerr addition to the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy that opened in 2002. As associate dean for facilities planning and resource analysis, he oversaw the planning and design for the Genetic Medicine Research Building opened in 2008 and the Imaging Research Building to be opened in 2013.
Pittman is also the executive vice president for the Rho Chi (National Pharmacy) Honor Society and directs the society’s national office, which is hosted on the UNC campus by the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy.
Patients’ use and clinical research related to medications used in treating hypertension
B.A. in Chemistry (1969) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
B.S. in Pharmacy (1972) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.S. in Pharmacy (1978) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill