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Angela_Kashuba

DEAN

Angela Kashuba, B.Sc.Phm., Pharm.D., DABCP, FCP

Dean and John A and Margaret P McNeill, Sr Distinguished Professor
esop_dean@unc.edu
Office: (919) 966-1122

Reporting to the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, the dean serves as the school’s chief executive officer and provides academic, intellectual, administrative and fiduciary leadership to the School. The dean leads the effort in creating a vision and advancing the mission of the School, with responsibility for academic and development functions, personnel, general administration and management, and budget.


Leadership Team

The Dean’s Executive Committee is comprised of 2 Executive Vice Deans, 5 Division Chairs, 10 Associate Deans, a Senior Director for Marketing and Communication, and the Director of the Eshelman Institute for Innovation. The leadership team works closely together and in alignment with the School’s mission to ensure that the School is moving forward in a strategic, effective, efficient and sustainable manner. The leadership team advises the Dean on strategic initiatives as well as opportunities and challenges within the organization. This includes playing a key role in leading the development, implementation, and assessment of strategic initiatives; ensuring that resources are aligned with the operational and strategic needs of the School and impact and return-on-investment  realized; and most importantly, that, we are  taking care of our greatest asset: our people.  The leadership team is responsible for the continued pursuit of excellence, continuous quality improvement, open and clear communication, diversity of thought and engagement; and is committed to developing and promoting the talents and leadership of the School’s faculty, staff and students.


Executive Vice Deans

 

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Mary McClurg, Pharm.D., M.H.S.

Executive Vice Dean-Chief Academic Officer
mroth@unc.edu
Office: 919-843-8083

The Executive Vice Dean-Chief Academic Officer (CAO) works with the Executive Vice Dean-Chief Operating Officer (COO) to serve and support the Dean. The CAO leads the faculty, providing support and guidance to the faculty, and serving to promote and foster faculty equity, engagement, development, and wellbeing. The CAO oversees the following areas: The Office of Strategic Planning and Assessment and the Office of Organizational Diversity and Inclusion. In collaboration with the COO, the CAO provides assistance to the division chairs with recruitment as it relates to salaries, start-ups, onboarding, and retention of faculty. Additionally, the CAO is responsible for ensuring strategic alignment across all academic programs, divisions, offices, and units of the School; in collaboration with the COO, negotiating, implementing and managing all contracts, MOUs, and MOAs for the School; and serving on the leadership team of the Eshelman Institute for Innovation to ensure alignment between the Institute and the mission of the School.


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Scott Savage, Pharm.D., M.S.

Executive Vice Dean-Chief Operating Officer
scott.savage@unc.edu
Office: (919) 962-0055

The Executive Vice Dean-Chief Operating Officer (COO) works with the Executive Vice Dean-Chief Academic Officer (CAO) to serve and support the Dean. The COO is responsible for leading and managing the administrative and business operations of the School. The COO oversees the following functions: Human Resources; Business and Finance; Facilities; Information Technology; Educational Technology; and Modeling, Education Design, and Interactive Arts (MEDIA). In collaboration with the CAO, the COO provides assistance to the division chairs with recruitment as it relates to salaries, start-ups, onboarding, and retention of faculty. Additionally, the COO, in collaboration with the CAO, is responsible for negotiating, implementing and managing all contracts, MOUs, and MOAs for the School; and serving as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the School and for the Eshelman Institute for Innovation (EII).


Associate Deans

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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

The Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education serves as the chief research officer for the School, providing oversight of the research, graduate and postdoctoral training programs, and assisting the Dean in ensuring a strong research infrastructure and compliance with all UNC, state and federal policies.  Major areas of responsibility include: (i) development of a robust research enterprise; (ii) oversight of grant and contract submissions; (iii) management of funds to support the research and graduate programs; (iv) identification of funding mechanisms and development of programs to foster research and training, including  partnerships with key constituents at the local, regional, national and global level; (v) coordination of training grant and multi-investigator, transdisciplinary collaborative research grant submissions; (vi) oversight of all School-affiliated UNC centers; and (vii) oversight of the graduate program. The Office of Research and Graduate Education serves as the School’s liaison with internal and external constituents, including the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, on all matters relating to research, graduate education and postdoctoral training.


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Wendy Cox, Pharm.D.

Associate Dean for Professional Education
Clinical Associate Professor
wendy_cox@unc.edu
Office: (919) 966-9990

The Associate Dean for Professional Education serves as the chief administrative officer for the professional (Pharm.D.) program and assists the Dean in ensuring the PharmD Program is of the highest caliber. The Associate Dean for Professional Education also serves as the Professional Program ambassador to external constituents. The major areas of responsibility include oversight of the Office of Curricular and Student Affairs; the Office of Experiential Programs; the Office of Interprofessional Education and Practice, and the School’s ACPE Accreditation.


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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 serves as the chief administrative officer for the Office of Global Engagement and leads the school’s global activities and relationships, assisting the Dean in ensuring that the School’s global activities are strategic, value-added, and successful. The Associate Dean is also responsible for assisting faculty in advancing their global network. The associate dean oversees the Global Pharmacy Scholars program, the PharmAlliance partnership with Monash University and University College London, various global education programs, and other partnerships.

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Annie Hager-Blunk

Associate Dean for Advancement
annieh@unc.edu
Office: (919) 843-9970

The Associate Dean for Advancement, with the advancement team, directs the acquisition of private philanthropic support from individuals, corporations and foundations to support the mission of the School, in alignment with the School’s Strategic Plan and the comprehensive Campaign Plan. In order to cultivate a strong culture of philanthropy and investment in the School, our team, in partnership with School leadership, fosters external relationships with alumni and friends to engage them more deeply in the work and mission of the School. Faculty, staff and volunteers are vital to our efforts. The Advancement Office oversees the work of the Pharmacy Alumni Association through regular meetings and events, such as Alumni Weekend.

The Associate Dean is also the President of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy Foundation and oversees the functions of its 501(c)(3) status and board of directors.

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Michael Bruce Jarstfer, Ph.D.

Assistant Dean for Graduate Education
jarstfer@email.unc.edu
Office: (919) 966-6422

The Assistant Dean for Graduate Education serves as the Director of Graduate Studies for the Pharmaceutical Sciences PhD and MS programs and assists the Dean in ensuring that our graduate programs provide the highest level of training for our graduate students. The Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies works closely with the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education on all matters related to graduate training. Major areas of responsibility include: (i) providing leadership to sustain and advance the Graduate Program in Pharmaceutical Sciences, (ii) oversight for the Graduate Program including recruitment, admissions, progression, and graduation, (iii) serving as a point of contact for graduate students, improving the quality of graduate teaching, through the use of technology and innovative educational tools, (iv) providing on-going assessment of the status of Action Steps and Key Performance Indicators in the School’s Strategic Plan that pertain to aspects of the Graduate Program, (v) working with the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education to develop and/or identify funding mechanisms to support the Graduate Program, (vi) ensuring that faculty and divisions are providing opportunity for the students to achieve the core competencies consistent with our program values and (vi) working with faculty on developing new graduate programs and training initiatives.

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Wayne Pittman

Associate Professor
A_Wayne_Pittman@unc.edu
Office: (919) 962-0068

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.

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Denise Rhoney, Pharm.D.

Ron and Nancy McFarlane Distinguished Professor
Associate Dean for Curricular Innovation
Division of Practice Advancement and Clinical Education
drhoney@unc.edu
Office: (919) 966-7318
Fax: 919-843-6769

The Associate Dean for Curricular Innovation provides leadership in the development of strategic and sustainable innovations across the School’s educational programs. Major areas of responsibility include (i) monitoring and staying abreast of emerging trends in education and health care; (ii) facilitating the advancement of innovation in the School’s education enterprise; and (iii) stimulating collaborations to foster a culture of academic excellence in education innovation and research.

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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 Regional Associate Dean serves as the chief administrative officer for the Asheville Campus and assists the Dean with ensuring that the Doctor of Pharmacy Program and the Rural Pharmacy Health Initiative based in Western North Carolina are of the highest quality. Major areas of responsibility include (i) implementation of the strategic plan on the Asheville Campus; (ii) leading the UNC Health Sciences at MAHEC partnership across the two campuses; (iii) fostering collaborative relationships with strategic partners at Mission Health, Mountain Area Health Education (MAHEC), the Asheville VA, and UNC Health Sciences at MAHEC; and (iv) partnering with Division Chairs and the Office of Curricular and Student Affairs in the recruitment of exceptional faculty, staff, and students. The Regional Associate Dean works closely with the leadership team to foster a culture on the Asheville campus that promotes well-being, interprofessional collaboration, community engagement, practice advancement, and professional development.

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Alex Tropsha, Ph.D.

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

The associate dean for data and data science serves as the chief informatics officer in the School, and is responsible for (i) providing leadership across 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; (ii) representing the School within UNC, nationally, and internationally in all data-science related initiatives; and (iii) developing and fostering research and training partnerships with key UNC constituents and partners in the areas of health informatics and related technologies.

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Carla White, B.S. Pharm.

Associate Dean, Organizational Diversity and Inclusion
Clinical Assistant Professor
Carla@unc.edu
Office: (919) 966-7571

The associate dean for Organizational Diversity and Inclusion is responsible for leading the development and implementation of a strategic framework for diversity, equity, and inclusion while leveraging diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences to foster a diverse and inclusive culture. Major areas of responsibility include (i) ensure the recruitment of a diverse faculty, staff, and student body; (ii) lead the development, implementation, and assessment of cultural intelligence in the profession and graduate programs; (iii) build an inclusive School community; (iv) identify relevant metrics to assess the School’s effectiveness and impact as a diverse and inclusive organization; and (v) develop strategic partnerships within and external to the University to achieve the priorities of the Office and the School.

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Roy Zwahlen

Associate Dean for Strategic Risk Management
Associate Director of the Eshelman Institute for Innovation
Office: (919) 966-8911

As Associate Dean, Roy provides leadership and due diligence in assessing and managing risk within the School. This includes gathering the necessary intelligence and creating gating criteria for School leadership to make investments and management decisions, as well as providing recommendations for pivoting existing programs toward more successful outcomes. Risk management also includes educating School leadership on the changing risk environment, leading the development and implementation of initiatives to raise awareness and compliance in partnership with unit leads, and developing strategies to manage institutional gaps through risk identification and risk management processes.”

As Associate Director for the Eshelman Institute for Innovation (EII), Roy provides leadership in promoting innovation and entrepreneurship among faculty, students, and staff oversees and manages development and commercialization of intellectual property (IP). The position engages with internal and external constituencies and stakeholders to drive the mission of EII to foster a culture of innovation and create significant impact through innovation in all aspects of the mission of the School and the University. Major responsibilities as the Associate Director includes (i) managing the education, engagement, funding, translation, evaluation, and impact of the Eshelman Institute for Innovation, (ii) engaging internal and external audiences to drive the mission of the EII and (iii) managing day-to-day operations, strategy, program development, funded award management, and reporting, and execution of the sustainability plan.

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Udobi Campbell, PharmD, MBA

Regional Director of Pharmacy – Triangle West
University of North Carolina Medical Center, Chatham and WakeBrook Hospitals
Executive Associate Dean for Clinical Practice
Udobi.Campbell@unchealth.unc.edu
984-974-6642

The Executive Associate Dean-Clinical Practice assists the Dean in ensuring clinical practice and education of learners is aligned with and in partnership with the School. The major areas of responsibility include (i) Serving as the UNC HCS Regional Director of Pharmacy, Chapel Hill Region (ii) Overseeing the pharmacy residency programs at UNC Medical Center, (iii) Partnering with the Dean for oversight of the Partnership in Patient Care between UNC Medical Center and the School, (iv) Overseeing the pharmacy practice affairs, including credentialing and privileging of pharmacists, in all UNC Health Care System-affiliated practice environments regardless of employer and ensures compliance with associated laws, rules, regulations, and policies, (v) Creating and sustaining innovative practice models that progresses the profession and pursues a culture of excellence. The position works closely with the School’s Executive Committee members to research, define, and continuously improve the practice of pharmacy.


Division Chairs

Stefanie Ferreri, Pharm.D.

Henry L. Smith and James L. Olsen, PhD Distinguished Professor in Pharmacy Practice
Chair
Division of Practice Advancement and Clinical Education
stefanie_ferreri@unc.edu
Office: (919) 843-9765

The Chair of the Division of Practice Advancement and Clinical Education (PACE) serves as the chief academic and administrative officer for the division. The Chair is responsible for serving the Division faculty, staff, and students, and ensuring that the work of the Division is in strategic alignment with the mission of the School. The Chair oversees the division’s contributions to the professional, graduate, and postdoctoral training programs. Major areas of responsibility include: (i) initiating and directing plans for recruitment and retention of faculty, as well as appointments, reappointments, promotion, tenure, and post-tenure actions in compliance with University requirements; (ii) managing the division budget; (iii) representing the division within the School and with external constituencies and partners; (iv) managing all division personnel activities, including staff and faculty evaluations, ensuring consistency in enforcement of policies and adequate documentation; and (v) mentoring junior faculty.

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Michael Jay, Ph.D.

Fred Eshelman Distinguished Professor and Chair
Division of Pharmacoengineering and Molecular Pharmaceutics
mjay@email.unc.edu
Office: (919) 843-0736

The Chair of the Division of Pharmacoengineering and Molecular Pharmaceutics (DPMP) serves as the chief academic and administrative officer for the division. The Chair is responsible for serving the Division faculty, staff, and students, and ensuring that the work of the Division is in strategic alignment with the mission of the School.  The Chair oversees the division’s contributions to the professional, graduate, and postdoctoral training programs. Major areas of responsibility include: (i) initiating and directing plans for recruitment and retention of faculty, as well as appointments, reappointments, promotion, tenure, and post-tenure actions in compliance with University requirements; (ii) managing the division budget; (iii) representing the division within the School and with external constituencies and partners; (iv) managing all division personnel activities, including staff and faculty evaluations, ensuring consistency in enforcement of policies and adequate documentation; and (v) mentoring junior faculty.

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David Lawrence, Ph.D.

Fred Eshelman Distinguished Professor and Chair
Division of Chemical Biology and Medicinal Chemistry
lawrencd@email.unc.edu
Office: (919) 962-8907

The Chair of the Division of Chemical Biology and Medicinal Chemistry (CBMC) serves as the chief academic and administrative officer for the division. The Chair is responsible for serving the Division faculty, staff, and students, and ensuring that the work of the Division is in strategic alignment with the mission of the School. The Chair oversees the division’s contributions to the professional, graduate, and postdoctoral training programs. Major areas of responsibility include: (i) initiating and directing plans for recruitment and retention of faculty, as well as appointments, reappointments, promotion, tenure, and post-tenure actions in compliance with University requirements; (ii) managing the division budget; (iii) representing the division within the School and with external constituencies and partners; (iv) managing all division personnel activities, including staff and faculty evaluations, ensuring consistency in enforcement of policies and adequate documentation; and (v) mentoring junior faculty.

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Herb Patterson, Pharm.D.

Interim Chair, DPET
Research Professor of Medicine
Director of the Bill and Karen Campbell Mentoring Program
hpatterson@unc.edu
(919) 962-0072

The Chair of the Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics (DPET) serves as the chief academic and administrative officer for the division. The Chair is responsible for serving the Division faculty, staff, and students, and ensuring that the work of the Division is in strategic alignment with the mission of the School. The Chair oversees the division’s contributions to the professional, graduate, and postdoctoral training programs. Major areas of responsibility include: (i) initiating and directing plans for recruitment and retention of faculty, as well as appointments, reappointments, promotion, tenure, and post-tenure actions in compliance with University requirements; (ii) managing the division budget; (iii) representing the division within the School and with external constituencies and partners; (iv) managing all division personnel activities, including staff and faculty evaluations, ensuring consistency in enforcement of policies and adequate documentation; and (v) mentoring junior faculty.

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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

The Chair of the Division of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy (DPOP) serves as the chief academic and administrative officer for the division. The Chair is responsible for serving the Division faculty, staff, and students, and ensuring that the work of the Division is in strategic alignment with the mission of the School. The Chair oversees the division’s contributions to the professional, graduate, and postdoctoral training programs. Major areas of responsibility include: (i) initiating and directing plans for recruitment and retention of faculty, as well as appointments, reappointments, promotion, tenure, and post-tenure actions in compliance with University requirements; (ii) managing the division budget; (iii) representing the division within the School and with external constituencies and partners; (iv) managing all division personnel activities, including staff and faculty evaluations, ensuring consistency in enforcement of policies and adequate documentation; and (v) mentoring junior faculty.


Senior Director

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Stan Parker

Senior Director of Marketing and Communications
stanparker@unc.edu
Office: 919-966-2717

The Senior Director of marketing and communications, with the marketing and communications team, assists the dean in promoting the school to key external and internal audiences including prospective students, prospective research partners and prospective donors as well as faculty, staff and current students.  Specific responsibilities include brand strategy and management, creative development, marketing and advertising, social media, website management, public and media relations, event planning and management and internal communications.


Director, Eshelman Institute for Innovation

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John Bamforth

Director, Eshelman Institute for Innovation

The Director of the Eshelman Institute for Innovation at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy is responsible for creating a culture of innovation and sustaining an innovation engine. The Director will lead the Institute team in an effort to make the Eshelman Institute for Innovation (EII) a premier institution nationally and internationally where ideas are seeded, nurtured, and translated into transformative societal outcomes through innovation in pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences education, pharmacy practice, and pharmaceutical sciences research.