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Wendy Cox

Assoc. Dean for Professional Education Associate Professor

Wendy Cox, Pharm.D.

Vice Dean for Professional Education

Associate Professor


(919) 966-9990
100J BEARD HALL, , CB# 7355, Chapel Hill, NC, 27599-7566

Wendy Cox, PharmD, is the Vice Dean for Professional Education and a clinical associate professor in the Division of Practice Advancement and Clinical Education at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Cox received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. After graduation, she completed a pharmacy practice residency at the Medical University of South Carolina and a primary care specialty residency affiliated with Campbell University at Kaiser Permanente in Cary, NC, and the Southern Regional Area Health Education Center in Fayetteville, NC.

Prior to joining the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, Cox worked as an AHEC faculty member from 2000 – 2005, serving as the coordinator of pharmacy education at the Northwest AHEC and then as the director of pharmacotherapy services at the Wake AHEC with a clinical practice in ambulatory care. In 2005 she joined the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy as the director of student services and served as the assistant dean for professional education from 2010-2015 and the associate dean for curricular and student affairs from 2016-2017.

In 2017, she was named associate dean for professional education, a role in which she oversees the Office of Curricular and Student Affairs; the operational aspects of the PharmD curriculum, including experiential programs; the Office of Continuing Education; and ensures the School is meeting various accreditation requirements. Her primary research interests are admissions, curricular design and teaching and learning methods.


  • 2002 Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist
  • 2010 AACP Academic Leadership Fellows Program, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
  • 2000 ASHP-Accredited Primary Care Specialty Residency, Campbell University School of Pharmacy, Buies Creek, North Carolina
  • 1999 ASHP-Accredited Pharmacy Practice Residency, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1998 Doctor of Pharmacy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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