Amanda Corbett, Pharm.D., has been appointed assistant dean for the professional curriculum of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy.
Corbett is a clinical associate professor in the Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics and serves as the associate director of global engagement at the School. She is also a clinical associate professor in the UNC School of Medicine and global pharmacology coordinator for the UNC Institute of Global Health and Infectious Diseases.
As assistant dean, Corbett will work with the faculty and students to implement educational innovation into the professional curriculum and integrate it with the School’s residential, experiential, global and rural curricula. She assumed her new role on Aug. 1.
Corbett joined the School as a clinical assistant professor in 2003. Her research has focused on the HIV pharmacology of antiretrovirals, and she has contributed extensively to leading translational research efforts in antiretroviral use and treatment of opportunistic infections in the developing world. In recognition of her work, Corbett has received awards from the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the UNC Center for AIDS Research and the UNC Research Council, as well as funding from the School’s SEED grant program.
Recently, Corbett’s scholarship has been more focused on integrative health. She pioneered an initiative in integrative medicine at the School, developing an elective that combined Western and traditional medicine in caring for patients in a holistic way.