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As the world becomes more culturally diverse in a globalized society and economy, it is necessary to train and develop the next generation of globally-minded pharmacists by enabling students and faculty members to have a meaningful impact on a global scale.

Global Engagement supports the mission of the School to develop leaders in pharmacy education, pharmacy practice, and pharmaceutical sciences who make a difference on human health worldwide though several programs:

The enriched educational and research experience for faculty and students benefits not only the School, but also the University and the state of North Carolina.

Of equal importance, there are unmet health-care needs in many parts of the world. The School, through global engagement, assumes a leadership role in humanitarian, health-related efforts in underserved countries.


stephen eckel

Stephen Eckel, PharmD, MHA

Associate Dean, Global Engagement
Clinical Associate Professor
(919) 962-0071


Caroline Sasser, PharmD, BCPS Caroline Welles

PharmAlliance Program Coordinator



Sarah Merritt, PharmD, MPH

Global Program Education Coordinator