Faculty and Staff

The complete list of contact information for DKICP Administration, Faculty, and Staff may be found on the Directory.

Office of the Dean

The Office of the Dean is responsible for the overall administration of the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy. In addition to the Dean and the Director of Continuing/Distance Education, the office includes support staff for fiscal services, human resources, library resources, and public relations.

Division of Academic Affairs

Office of Academic Affairs The Office of Academic Affairs is responsible for overseeing all aspects of academic affairs of the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy including but not limited to all aspects of the Pharm D. curriculum, accreditation and assessment activities.

Office of Student Services

The Office of Student Services (OSS) is responsible to develop, implement and maintain services that support and encourage the academic and personal well-being of Student Pharmacists from pre-admissions through graduation. This includes recruitment, admissions, orientation, registration support, providing scholarship information, academic advising, event coordination (White Coat Ceremony, Awards Ceremony, Graduation Recognition Ceremony, etc.) and other programs that address the needs of students. With 10 established student organizations, the OSS supports a variety of leadership development opportunities that promote co-curricular learning and involvement.

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences is a multidisciplinary department that provides in-depth education in several scientific areas of direct relevance to the profession, e.g., pharmaceutics, medicinal chemistry, natural products/pharmacognosy, and physiology/pharmacology.

Pharmaceutics is that area of pharmacy associated with designing various dosage forms for delivery of drugs, determining drug storage and stability, and evaluating the effects of administration and formulation factors on the absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion of drugs in humans.

Medicinal chemistry is a science that is unique to pharmacy being a hybridization of the physical, chemical, biochemical, analytical, and pharmacological principles employed in explaining the mechanisms of drug action and drug design. The application of principles associated with medicinal chemistry provides the professional student with a firm basis for a career in pharmacy.

Pharmacognosy is the study of medicinal drugs obtained from natural sources (e.g., plants, animals, marine organisms, and microbes). It involves the physical, chemical, biochemical and biological properties, and therapeutic uses of drugs.

The science of pharmacology is the study of drugs and their interactions with biological systems. It encompasses the chemical properties of drugs as well as their biological effects, therapeutic uses, and toxicities. It is fundamental to pharmacy and the appropriate use of medications for optimal therapeutic outcomes.

Department of Pharmacy Practice

The Department of Pharmacy Practice is composed of faculty who provide education and mentorship in the administrative and clinical pharmacy sciences, as well as introductory and advanced pharmacy practice experiences.

Courses in administrative sciences include an introduction to career development and current pharmacy topics, a survey of the healthcare system, professional practice management, pharmacy law and ethics, biostatistics and research methodology, evidence-based medicine and literature evaluation, pharmacoeconomic, pharmacoepidemiology.

Content of courses in clinical sciences include pathophysiology, integrated pharmacotherapeutics (the clinical application of medication therapy to treat diseases), pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, self-care and nonprescription medications, complementary medicine, toxicology, pharmacogenetics, and a professional practice laboratory that emphasizes communication skills, prescription processing, and the provision of pharmaceutical care. The use of simulation mannequins helps with bridging the didactic material to clinical application.

Pharmacy Practice faculty supervise the experiential portion of the curriculum providing opportunities for students to apply knowledge acquired in didactic courses in a variety of real-life, pharmacy practice settings. These experiences are designed to promote the development of technical, cognitive, and decision-making skills necessary for the contemporary practice of patient-focused care.